The torch has been passed to Tokyo for the 2020 Games. It promises to be the most futuristic Olympics yet, with plans for autonomous taxis, instant language translation, artificial meteor showers, and more.
Get to know the life and works of one of the most famous modern futurists who coined the terms “future shock” and “information overload”: Alvin Toffler.
Much of what we take for granted today would astonish the people of the early 20th century. How they would react to motorized prosthetics, the Internet, or a combination phone/camera/computer that fits in your pocket. In that spirit, here’s an infographic of today’s technology as it might have been imagined by the futurists of yesteryear.
Machines are now able to learn and evolve without human intervention. So, how does it work exactly? And what does it mean for the future of humanity? Here’s a quick lesson on the basics of machine learning.
By 2050, the world’s population will swell to 10 billion people, and nearly 2/3 of them will be living in cities. To feed everyone, we’re going to have to drastically modify global farming practices. The solution? Vertical farming.
Technology leaders like Elon Musk have already sounded the alarm about the potential danger of AI. To prevent a robot takeover, experts are writing a brand new rulebook. Here are the laws Isaac Asimov, Google, and Microsoft developed to keep them on our side.
Flying Wind Farms, Solar Windows, and…Magma Power? Solar panels and wind turbines may be all the rage right now, but the future of renewable energy looks a good deal more interesting. The future’s going to be very bright indeed.
2016 has been a huge year for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. But what’s the difference between them, and why does it matter?
Graphene has been hailed as a miracle material, capable of revolutionizing electric car batteries, robotic skin, and even water desalination. But what is it, and why hasn’t it changed the world yet?
Nearly a dozen core technologies work together to make autonomous driving possible. Come see what the cars of the future will look like—and learn how they’ll keep our hands off the wheel.
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