speculations

LAS VEGAS

Reviewed in Brief: New Excavations in the Valley of the Kings

A real-life archeologist offers a science fictional take on what it might look like to dig up Las Vegas in the future.
Alter S. Reiss
6.30.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Future of Sleep, Illustrated

We asked Italian illustrator Matteo Gallo what the future of sleep will look like.
Matteo Gallo
1.18.16
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
News

Why It Makes Sense for Nintendo to Merge Mobile and Home Consoles

Development kits for Nintendo's next console are allegedly being sent out to publishers.
Heidi Kemps
10.16.15
All Fronts

The Author of Our Best SF Military Novel Explains the Future of War

Sci-fi's reigning king of war fiction on 3D-printed weapons, why interstellar war is impossible, and how, one day, we might actually see the end of war.
Brian Merchant
9.18.15
Terraform

​It's Going to Be Okay

A veteran war correspondent imagines a future in which humans serve as medics to the robot army.
David Axe
9.17.15
videos

Film Noir Meets Glitch Art in This Dystopian Animated Short

'Glitch Noir' offers up a killer pixelated glimpse of the future.
Rachel Pick
9.7.15
Film

The Most Adorable Film Ever Made About the Perils of Space Capitalism

"Wire Cutters" is cute, compelling, and depressing as hell.
Brian Merchant
8.31.15
Film

The New Primary Colors of Science Fiction

Tomorrowland, Mad Max, Ex Machina, and Hollywood's obsession with one dimensional futures.
Brian Merchant
6.4.15
future

The Toaster Addicted to Being Used

And other gadgets for our possible futures.
Jordan Pearson
12.29.14
2014

The Year in Speculations

Assessing and discussing the top speculations of 2014.
Brian Merchant
12.29.14