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The Transhumanist Party's Presidential Candidate On the Future of Politics

Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan lays out his vision for the future of a global politics where virtual reality, mind-reading headsets, and AI governors are the norm.
Zoltan Istvan
1.22.15
Culture
Culture

'The Interview' Now Has a Perfect 10 Rating on IMDb

Thanks to 4chan.
Jordan Pearson
12.22.14
machines
machines

The First Electronic Voting Machine

The electronic voting machine is dead. Long live the electronic voting machine?
Brian Anderson
11.4.14
politics
politics

This Boring Midterm Is Actually the Most Terrifying Election in Recent History

Some scientists say we only have five years to stop the worst climate change. America is about to vote a political party into power that denies it's happening altogether.
Brian Merchant
11.4.14
politics
politics

Bitcoin Could Change Voting the Way It's Changed Money

Bitcoin’s fundamental ethos was always to democratize power. Maybe that’ll end up playing out through politics instead of money.
Meghan Neal
6.6.14
Twitter
Twitter

Europe Dabbles in Election Tech, But Selfies Are Expressly Banned

A few digital firsts are seeping into the UK's European elections this week.
Victoria Turk
5.20.14
power
power

How Secure is E-Voting in the Nation Where 20 Percent of Citizens Vote Online?

Just days ahead of elections, researchers warned Estonia's e-voting system could be rigged.
Victoria Turk
5.14.14
nasa
nasa

Why NASA Wants You to Dress Its Astronauts

NASA's new spacesuit designs are innovative, futuristic, and up to you.
Becky Ferreira
3.27.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

To Vote Online in New Jersey, Email Your Ballot to This Guy's Hotmail Account

Let’s get online voting, already, right?
Brian Merchant
11.6.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Why Can't We Vote on Our iPhones Yet?

E-voting sounds nice, but it's a guaranteed disaster.
Adam Clark Estes
11.5.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

16 States Have Districts That Rely Entirely on Glitchy, Paperless Voting Technology

The election is next week, and some of us will be voting on machines that may or may not properly register our selections.
Brian Merchant
11.2.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Why Isn't Election Day a National Holiday?

Imagine if Election Day were a national holiday. It wouldn’t be the world’s greatest national holiday since it always falls on a Tuesday and sort of messes up the possibility of a long weekend. And seriously, if Columbus gets his own day, American...
Adam Clark Estes
10.12.12