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.

Personalized, Brainwave-Guided Movies Are Cool, As Long As You’re The One Steering

Maybe hold off on this film for date night.

May 25, 2018

Facebook Wants To Protect Your Nudes By Storing them as a “Digital Fingerprint”

The company would automatically delete compromising images if someone else uploaded them.

May 23, 2018

Gene-Editing Technology Is About To Affect Your Shopping Cart

Newly-engineered, increased-yield rice would be allowed under updated USDA rules.

May 22, 2018

Police Surveillance Is Getting a Helping Hand from…Amazon!

Rekognition allows police to keep track of elected officials, immigrants, and everyone else.

May 22, 2018

Three Signs Google Is Turning to the Dark Side

Drone warfare and deceptive AIs sure don't sound "good."

May 21, 2018

Five Ways To Stay Safe Online When Using Public WiFi

Public WiFi is a hot spot for hackers. Make sure you know how to stay secure and safe when you’re not at home.

May 21, 2018

A Crypto-Trading, Floating Island Nation Promises Utopia, If It Happens

A sort of high seas Wakanda, the first floating island is expected to launch in 2020.

May 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice Clearly Knows How Creepy Cell Phone Surveillance ‘Stingrays’ Are

...They won't even acknowledge them.

May 17, 2018

Finally, a Group of Workers Expected to Benefit From Automation: Women

Robots just aren't suited for female-dominated jobs.

May 17, 2018

Internal, Speculative Google Video Shows How To Globally Model Human Behavior From User Data

It would be like the Human Genome Project but with our online activity instead of genes.

May 17, 2018