articles tagged: future
are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?
# science

are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?

As official approval of lab-grown meat looms on the horizon, it’s a good time to rethink how we feed ourselves and why we need to make a change sooner rather than later.

how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches
# longform

how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches

We should take the gig economy’s rapid growth and global impact as a warning that we need to make some major changes, and we need to make them very quickly.

why we need to return to the moon and do the other things
# longform

why we need to return to the moon and do the other things

Space is becoming a growing commercial industry. And we need to start heavily investing in it to save ourselves from our worst decision makers.

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
# politics

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

dissecting the one supercomputer to rule them all
# tech

dissecting the one supercomputer to rule them all

Imagine a computer the size of a solar system, powered by a star and built for speed. It sounds impressive, but it may not be as good of an idea as it may seem.

how old macdonald’s farm might just get automated
# tech

how old macdonald’s farm might just get automated

Robots are now making their way to one of the oldest and most important human occupations: farming. And further automation of agriculture will have serious consequences.

why we need to explore space now more than we ever did before
# space

why we need to explore space now more than we ever did before

We need big ideas if we're going to successfully transition to a post-industrial society.

how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time
# longform

how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time

A deep dive into the yawning chasm that is the urban/rural divide.

digital chaos theory: we live in a world we no longer understand
# tech

digital chaos theory: we live in a world we no longer understand

We're trapped in one of the fastest transitional moments in history and we're feeling the pain as tens of millions are failing to adapt.

why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way
# tech

why humans won’t become obsolete unless we choose to make them that way

We are not running out of jobs humans can do as computers take on more and more responsibilities. We're just choosing not to create new jobs and educate workers.

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