articles tagged: futurism
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.

hyperloops: a sleek, futuristic, high-concept solution in search of a problem
# tech

hyperloops: a sleek, futuristic, high-concept solution in search of a problem

Hyperloop designers are dreaming big, which is admirable. What’s less admirable is their failure to dream of practical solutions to real world problems.

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.

when you want to start the first space-based nation state…
# space

when you want to start the first space-based nation state…

Meet the first independent human nation in space. Without an actual presence in space and an iffy plan for how to get there...

when every myth you’re trying to debunk isn’t actually wrong…
# tech

when every myth you’re trying to debunk isn’t actually wrong…

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...

say, how much would you want for that planet?
# space

say, how much would you want for that planet?

Could the far future see a market for selling entire planets not too dissimilar from today's real estate market?

why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer
# tech

why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer

A dive into the limitations of using an artificial neural network to reanimate yourself inside a computer.

we pledge allegiance to the independent martian federation?
# politics

we pledge allegiance to the independent martian federation?

It's possible that astronauts living on Mars would eventually form their own sovereign government. And one astrobiologist really wants to speed up this process.

why you shouldn’t learn to stop worrying and love the nuclear jet engine
# tech

why you shouldn’t learn to stop worrying and love the nuclear jet engine

Nuclear engines in commercial aircraft would be a slow motion environmental disaster without a huge leap in shielding technology.

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