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While rapidly accelerating automation should make it easier to modernize nations still mired in poverty, in the real world, it’s upending the economic models on which development experts rely...
What do sex workers, psychologists, and engineers think about futurists' and pundits' ideas of sci-fi style robot brothels to help angry celibate men?
The next job in line to get automated seems to be line cooks, raising even more alarms about the future of work and the economy.
To protect ourselves from alien extremes, a NASA plan calls for telepresence from orbit.
Would human-robot relationships really take off when machines are smart enough?
We can make our space rovers and probes much smarter than they are today. But we have to get innovative to protect them from alien environments.
If we want to really explore alien worlds, our drones and probes should lead the way.
Finally, there's a skeptical expert voice addressing the panic about our potential AI overlords.