Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
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...
Could the far future see a market for selling entire planets not too dissimilar from today's real estate market?
A dive into the limitations of using an artificial neural network to reanimate yourself inside a computer.
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.
Nuclear engines in commercial aircraft would be a slow motion environmental disaster without a huge leap in shielding technology.
Researchers test a neural mesh that envelops the brain in electrodes without invasive, complex surgery in an exciting step forward in human-machine interfaces.
An AI far smarter than any human may want to have no contact with us. Unfortunately, it won't have a choice in the matter.
Tech pundits keep pitching anatomically correct robots built to be interactive sex toys as a solution for many societal woes despite a lot of red flags that it won't work.
We have the tools, know-how, and technology to make this a better, more advanced world. We're just refusing to do it because the public is used to the droning of naysayers.
The sci-fi experiment is now loose on Amazon.com for less than the price of a latte.