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Predicting the future
Predicting the future

A Soviet Film Predicted Our Robot Apocalypse—In 1977

‘Polygon’ was practically banned for subversion.
Samuel Bendett
3.20.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.6.16
2016
2016

Sarah Jeong Is Still Trying to Change Her Facebook Name to 'A Literal Psyduck'

The year ahead in copyright, patents and internet law, according to contributing editor Sarah Jeong.
Matthew Braga
1.5.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Five Years Later: Italian Supreme Court Lets Earthquake Scientists Off the Hook

The seismologists had been handed down six-year jail terms for failing to predict a quake.
Michael Byrne
11.21.15
Terraform
Terraform

​We Made a Twitter Bot That Predicts the Future

With your help, @TheseFutures will create an atlas of modern speculation.
Brian Merchant, Claire Evans & Ranjit Bhatnagar
11.19.15
Culture
Culture

The Most Interesting Curator on the Internet Knows Exactly What You Want to See

Archillect is uncanny. Here's why.
Mitch Bowman
10.23.15
death
death

Want to Know When You’re Gonna Die?

Watch an animated graph of your life expectancy over time.
Rachel Pick
9.24.15
wine
wine

​Artificial Intelligence’s Latest Trick: Predicting the Price of Wine

A former hedge fund algo trader is trying to bring machine learning techniques from research to the real world.
Victoria Turk
8.4.15
California
California

A Bunch of People Think a Huge Earthquake Will Destroy California Today

A superstitious video has been making the rounds on Facebook this week.
Kari Paul
5.28.15
uk
uk

Attempting to Predict an Unpredictable Election

With no clear leader in sight, the outcome of the UK's general election is hard to model.
Victoria Turk
5.6.15
politics
politics

The Bleak Science Bankrolled by the Pentagon

The Pentagon's latest call for research offers a unique look at where and how the military fears conflict will grip the world.
Nafeez Ahmed
2.19.15
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

This Is Why Your Startup Is Doomed to Failure, According to Math

If your company’s name is too long, doesn’t have techy words, and isn’t in Silicon Valley, you may be in trouble, according to scientists.
Carl Franzen
2.6.15