Future Society

Technology allows us to live longer, work less, and know more than ever before. But what will we do once most of our labor force is replaced by computers or robots? Who has the final say in how knowledge is used and who has access to it? These questions are just a snapshot of the issues we will have to face in the future. We’ll track the policies, predictions, and philosophies that are steering us into the world of tomorrow.

Richard Branson Just Endorsed Basic Income — Here Are 10 Other Tech Moguls Who Support the Radical Idea

Tech folks see UBI as a way to solve the growing problem of robot automation, which they themselves are helping to create.

18 hours ago

Estonia Could Be the First Country in the World to Introduce Its Own Cryptocurrency

The Baltic state is considering an Initial Coin Offering of a token known as estcoin.

18 hours ago

Microsoft’s Speech Recognition is Now as Good as a Human Transcriber

The system just achieved a 5.1% error rate, on par with human transcribers.

19 hours ago

Mark Cuban Just Backed a “People-Driven” $20 Million Token Fund

“Like Amazon and Google came out of the internet bubble there will be winners and losers in cryptocurrencies."

19 hours ago

Bitcoin Cash Price Rises While Bitcoin and Ethereum Drop

Bitcoin Cash rose an impressive 15.6 percent, after falling from $1,000 since the weekend.

August 23, 2017

These Six Startups From Y Combinator’s Demo Day 1 Are Ready to Transform Our World

From robot farmers to autonomous aircraft, these companies are thinking outside the box.

August 22, 2017

A Computing Pioneer Says It’s Never Too Early to Teach Kids to Code

“In a sense, those years are the best for learning anything.”

August 22, 2017

Here’s Why Bitcoin Rose More than $1,000 in Two Months

The crypto has more than one trend to thank for its meteoric rise.

August 22, 2017

You Could Wear Your Screen on Your Sleeve…

FlexEnable is a flexible touch screen that can conform around curves. Is the future of screen displays flexible?

August 22, 2017

When (if ever) will traditional education be completely replaced by online learning?

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