Tech Billionaires Are Building Their Utopias Without Asking Us

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are charting humanity's future, and there's little the rest of us can do to influence them.
S.A. Applin

American Capitalism Is Suffocating the Endless Possibilities of Space

In April the US House of Representatives passed an Act that says, “Outer space shall not be considered a global commons.”
Jordan Pearson

We Lost Ursula K. Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

Her novels and stories spoke with the breath of her politics, a graceful and humanist blend of lyrical environmentalism, feminism, and anticapitalism.
Claire L. Evans
Broadband access

More Than 750 American Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks

A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom's monopoly.
Karl Bode
State of Repair

The Last Pinball Doctors

We met with the people repairing the games fueling America's pinball resurgence.
Jason Koebler
Dear Future

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.
Giulio Prisco

Future Humans Will Colonize the Deep Sea

As sea levels rise, might humans simply go under it?
Becky Ferreira
bitcoin gold

Bitcoin Gold's Website Was DDoS'd Into Oblivion Immediately After the Fork

Bitcoin Gold's debut has some quirks.
Jordan Pearson
Right to Repair

Latest iOS Update Shows Apple Can Use Software to Break Phones Repaired by Independent Shops

"Non-genuine replacement displays may fail to work correctly."
Jason Koebler

Pity the Lonely Chatbot

Robots can't pass the Turing Test yet, but they still deserve our empathy.
Becky Ferreira
Dear Future

When Going to Space Becomes Your Normal Commute

For most of spaceflight history, astronauts have been government employees. That will soon change.
Becky Ferreira
Blade Runner

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Isn't the Movie Denis Villeneuve Wanted to Make

Villeneuve is stuck in the gilded prison of the blockbuster filmmaker: You can make whatever you want, as long as it's forged from someone else’s memories.
Brenden Gallagher