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why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance
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why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance

The Cybertruck looks like an aggressively angular prop from a sci-fi movie. But it can also change our minds about how to build and power utility vehicles for the better.

wowt explains: what is transhumanism?
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wowt explains: what is transhumanism?

As we learn more about how we evolved and accelerate our technical know-how, some are wondering if we can use science and technology to overcome our limitations.

to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job
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to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job

Futurists once dreamed of an automated, leisurely utopia. Our failure to live up to their visions is taking a massive toll on our health and politics.

wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?
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wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?

Quantum computers are coming. But what exactly are they and what can they do for us?

the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be
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the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be

Despite constantly using algorithms defined as artificial intelligence and losing millions of jobs to it, we're still not sure where this technology can go and if it's really intelligent.

wowt explains: what is a cyborg?
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wowt explains: what is a cyborg?

Thanks to science fiction we're all familiar with the term cyborg, but what it means is actually a lot less defined than it appears at first glance.

wowt explains: what is automation?
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wowt explains: what is automation?

Few topics today are as relevant and impactful as automation, changing the fortunes of developing nations and deeply reshaping the economies of politics of wealthy ones.

can we stave off global warming by blocking out the sun?
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can we stave off global warming by blocking out the sun?

Politicians aren't in a hurry to lower emissions even as the world's temperature rises. Can we buy more time to fix the environment with a giant orbiting sunshade?

could space planes help fight global warming?
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could space planes help fight global warming?

Planes capable of suborbital flights reducing emissions from air travel sounds absurd at first glance, but a lot more plausible when you consider the technology they plan to use.

a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords
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a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords

Imagine a device from science fiction capable of creating a self-replicating, constantly improving robotic hivemind. I wanted to know if we could build one today. Then I sort of did.

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