articles tagged: futurism
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.

wiring your brain the painless and easy way
# tech

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.

would an artificial superintelligence just leave humanity alone?
# tech

would an artificial superintelligence just leave humanity alone?

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.

why you can’t marry a robot, or, electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, revisited
# tech

why you can’t marry a robot, or, electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, revisited

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.

how to create a self-fulfilling anti-tech prophecy with withering cynicism
# tech

how to create a self-fulfilling anti-tech prophecy with withering cynicism

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.

shadow nation, now on amazon.com
# oddities

shadow nation, now on amazon.com

The sci-fi experiment is now loose on Amazon.com for less than the price of a latte.

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