TED Talks Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.
The full flourishing of nanotechnology and molecular scale engineering will turn all matter into a programmable medium. The physical world will essentially become like software. We will achieve "new construction kits for our reality". This video give...
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11.18.11 Radhika Seth
Many visions of the future involve people living in the middle of the ocean. This makes all kinds of sense, since oceans make up two-thirds of the planet's surface.
Here's Plurality, director Dennis Liu's 14-minute concept piece about a futuristic New York where every handrail and wall can read your genetic material, rendering credit cards and keys contrivances of the past.
Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.
Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you get from Best Buy, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, providing cheap but high-qua...
Photo credit: DonkeyHotey Put yourself back in 1993. Could you have predicted the success of the web, tablets and smartphones, privatized space travel, the rise of terrorism, or the myriad of small changes that impact how you live today? To do that ...
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Author Charles Stross has given the world many a flight of futuristic fancy — post-human worlds where androids carry on our legacy, bank robberies committed inside online games, and god-like meddlers —
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Many people can't believe that we have the technology to build a vehicle like the cars in these pictures and that it could transform from a dream into real cars in a few years.
The ultra-lightweight mosquito helicopter concept has been designed for army to commute through difficult terrains like canyons, forests and even caves. This
Robots, holodecks and augmented reality. Nope, it's not a sci-fi movie. It's just a sampling of the insanely awesome projects of Microsoft Research.
Yesterday we told you about the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2012. But now we turn our attention to those developments that make us realize just how futuristic things are quickly becoming.
TED Talks Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he's come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between anima...