futurism

future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
Moveable

Will Exoskeletons Give Us Superpowers?

All the strength of a body builder, with none of the body oil. We test out the latest bionic enhancements in the first episode of FLUX.
Theo Gibson
1.18.18
Moveable

We Are Never, Ever, Ever Getting a Monorail

‘There’s nothing on Earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail!’
Tracey Lindeman
12.29.17
Visionaries

RIP Frances Gabe, Inventor of the Self-Cleaning House

A figure once synonymous with suburban futurism dies in obscurity.
Michael Byrne
7.19.17
Opinion

Liberty Might Be Better Served by Doing Away with Privacy

If tech is surveilling us constantly, we need the ability to use it to watch the watchers.
Zoltan Istvan
7.14.17
ripples

Fifty Years On, We're Living in the Grateful Dead's Future

Radio Motherboard talks time travel, sound tech, and pre-internet virality with Amir Bar-Lev, director of a new doc about the Dead.
Sam Gustin
Brian Anderson
6.5.17
Time Is a Flat TV

The Secret History of a Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

As the history of digital media has become subsumed by the history of the internet, teletext remains largely forgotten. Yet like a fair-weather psychic, the technology anticipated things to come.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.3.17
Turning Towers

Dubai Will Have the World's First Rotating Skyscraper by 2020

Units go for $30 million each.
Madison Margolin
2.14.17
video

Why Robots Need to Feel Pain

“Pain in the Machine” investigates whether pain and suffering are as essential for machine learning as they are for human cognitive development.
Becky Ferreira
11.1.16
Opinion

Eliminating Money, Taxes, and Ownership Will Bring Forth Technoutopia

Visiting futurist Jacque Fresco, whose magnum opus is The Venus Project, a 21-acre Central Florida Eden with white dome-shaped buildings that Meadows and he hand built over three and a half decades.
Zoltan Istvan
10.13.16
machines

How Humans Could Become 'Our Own Walking Hard Drives'

Futurist Nell Watson believes we are on the brink of a new Cambrian explosion of cyborgs.
Gabe Stutman
10.5.15
Photos

This Man Has Been Trying to Live Life as a Goat

In the future, not everyone will want to be a super-intelligent cyborg. Some might prefer the simple existence of a goat.
Matthew Braga
8.11.15
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