We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future

Welcome to the bright side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Becky Ferreira

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

I Talked to the Guys Who Bought 'Utopia'

The text-only strategy game once had 100,000 players. Its new owners want to bring it back to its former glory.
Tyler Harper

Letters to the Editor: Video Game Skeletons and the F-35

We got mail!
Emanuel Maiberg

These Guys Want to Build a Utopia for Freelancers in the Canadian Woods

Sure, it’s crazy—but is it just crazy enough to work?
Jordan Pearson

'Gofor' Imagines the Future of Personal Assistant Drones

The 'Uber for drones' isn't real, but it could be one day.
Jason Koebler
Motherboard Blog

Micro Utopias Lit By Fruit-Powered Lights

Caleb Charland's photography reminds us that it's still okay to dream our strange and wonderful utopian dreams.
DJ Pangburn
Motherboard Blog

Will Silicon Valley Finally Try to Secede in 2014?

Before we get into the persecution complex that lies at the heart of the tech industry’s secessionist instincts, it’s worth pointing out that the idea is not all bad.
Grace Wyler
Motherboard Blog

Guaranteeing a Minimum Income Has Been a Utopian Dream for Centuries

Switzerland's move to pay its citizens $2,800 a month for simply for being alive isn't a new idea—Islamic Caliphates, American Revolutionaries, and Martin Luther King, Jr have all pushed for a basic mincome.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Stalin Built the World's First Offshore Oil Rig Into an Entire Floating City

Today, Neft Daslari is a crumbling dystopia, a vast series of oil platforms slowly being eaten by the waves of the Caspian Sea. Like all good dystopias, it was once an industrial marvel—a veritable floating oil city, home to 5,000 workers, a movie...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Our Skepticism of the Future Comes In Waves: Margaret Atwood at "Utopia/Dystopia"

On Friday, the New Yorker festival hosted “Utopia/Dystopia," a panel discussion moderated by Daniel Zalewski, with fiction writers George Saunders, Jennifer Egan, and Margaret Atwood, who was the undisputed star.
Kelly Bourdet