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.
Ted Kaczynski's technophobic manifesto lives on and its ideas found an appreciative audience.
The tech industry didn't suddenly start promising disruptive revolutions with every new gadget and app. It's been doing that since its first days.
It's often tempting to compare advancements in technology to evolution. But they're two fundamentally different processes.
Advocates of the supposedly incoming Technological Singularity have been long on talk but short on detail and seem to see no reason to reverse this trend.
Singularitarians think they figured out the perfect way to travel through space after they upload their minds to machines.
If we ever ended up in the past, it's tempting to think our modern skills would make us rich and famous. But putting those skills to use centuries ago is trickier than it sounds...
Transhumanists preaching the Gospel of the Singularity are right that we don't have to let nature dictate our future. But their absolute faith in utopian technology that hasn't yet been invented is misplaced.
To Ray Kurzweil and his adherents, the "exponential curve of technology" is an immutable law of nature. But does it actually exist in the real world?
Based on the premise of SETI, if we do start talking to aliens, the ensuing conversation could get awkward very quickly...