articles tagged: future
how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time
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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
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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
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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.

can we really colonize space a hundred people at a time?
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can we really colonize space a hundred people at a time?

Despite the details still left to figure out, the Interplanetary Transport System is a solid start to a real infrastructure for space exploration.

the biggest issue of 2016: the urban future vs. the rural past
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the biggest issue of 2016: the urban future vs. the rural past

Forget red states vs. blue states. The electoral showdown in 2016 is between where we've been and where we need to go.

do we really need self-driving cars?
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do we really need self-driving cars?

Self-driving cars won't solve congestion in major cities. They will be the congestion in major cities.

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?
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will a universal basic income be a long term solution?

Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.

how the quest for a better credit score could end up gamifying your life
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how the quest for a better credit score could end up gamifying your life

The quest for a better, more accurate credit score is getting way out of control, especially in China.

why trump shows how we failed to adapt to the future
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why trump shows how we failed to adapt to the future

Donald Trump being a viable presidential candidate should be a major sign that we're careening into the future with no plan and a system that's coming unglued.

wiring your brain the painless and easy way
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wiring your brain the painless and easy way

Researchers test a neural mesh that envelops the brain in electrodes without invasive, complex surgery in an exciting step forward in human-machine interfaces.

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