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.

Norway Just Added 50,000 More Seeds to Its “Doomsday Vault”

Let’s just hope they never have to use them.

1 hour ago

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here’s How.

"The Earth, and all its resources, belong equally to all people."

4 hours ago

A Major Organization Just Endorsed Human Genetic Modification

The tech could save countless lives and prevent massive amounts of human suffering.

February 22, 2017

Mark Cuban: Universal Basic Income Is “One of the Worst Possible Responses” to Automation

Here’s one billionaire business mogul who won’t be joining Team #BasicIncome any time soon.

February 22, 2017

Mark Cuban: We Need to Prepare for When Robots Replace Human Workers

People aren't going to have jobs, and there's no stopping it.

February 21, 2017

Your Hair Can Now Change Color Depending on the Environment

Chemistry has never looked this cool.

February 21, 2017

Object Replicators

February 21, 2017

Lab-Grown Meat Is Healthier. It’s Cheaper. It’s the Future.

Man-made meat could be on your plate as soon as 2022.

February 21, 2017

This Lightweight Origami Shield Can Withstand Gunshots from a 9mm

This ballistic barrier is also exceptionally compact and easily folds up.

February 20, 2017

Why Cybersecurity Needs to Be Considered as an Absolute Human Right

It's about time.

February 18, 2017
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