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Elon Musk's startup is raising money to protect humanity from runaway adoption of artificial intelligence by merging our minds with machines. Here's how it could succeed.
Of all the worlds to which humanity may travel, the most typical one would require our colonists to live under a sky in which the sun never rises or sets because it physically can’t.
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Each installment of Sci-Fi Saturday and attempt at introducing science fiction at Weird Things was given a very positive reception, so the experiment is expanding. Here’s how and why.
Humans have spent millenia looking for a fountain of youth or a recipe for immortality. Why have we been failing? And is there anything we can do to make death optional?
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.
Hyperloop designers are dreaming big, which is admirable. What’s less admirable is their failure to dream of practical solutions to real world problems.
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.
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.
Meet the first independent human nation in space. Without an actual presence in space and an iffy plan for how to get there...
George Dvorsky decided to try some myth-busting about the future of AI and the nature of the technology. The end result needs a lot of myth-busting of its own...