Themes

Futurism covers transformative technologies in the following areas.

Advanced Transport

Flying Cars, The Hyperloop, Space Planes, Self-Driving Vehicles, Jetpacks, High-Speed Rail
Humanity isn’t just traveling faster and farther than ever before; we’re traversing the Earth in unimaginably innovative ways. We already have working jetpacks and remarkably fast high-speed trains—and in the world of tomorrow, fantastical vehicles like flying cars may be ubiquitous. We’ll be here to cover the innovations that are transforming this landscape and accelerating us in ways that previous generations only dreamed.

Artificial Intelligence

Singularity, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Turing Tests, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision
From predicting and identifying disease to revolutionizing the way we work, the next few decades will tell the story of the rise of machine intelligence. We're already having intelligent conversations with our cell phones, and in the months and years to come, artificial intelligence will materially change our world. We’ll be here to track it as it happens.

Earth & Energy

Nuclear Fusion, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Floating Wind Farms, Electric Cars, Climate Change, Cloud Seeding, Environmental Engineering
As humanity’s impact on the biosphere becomes increasingly profound, the focus on alternative forms of energy intensifies. Simultaneously, scientists and innovators are working to engineer Earth’s weather and modify the environment to recreate the biosphere in a planned, precise way. We’ll follow the cutting-edge research that is leading us into the next age of energy and scrutinize the impact that humanity is having on our Pale Blue Dot.

Enhanced Humans

Biohacking, CRISPR, NeuroTech, Humanity+, Brain-Controlled Prosthetics, MedTech, Bionics, Augmentation, 3D Printed Organs
Augmented humans aren't starry-eyed visions of the future—they're walking among us right now. From cochlear implants to robotic limbs controlled by our minds, the fields of biotechnology and gene editing are allowing us to dictate evolution and engineer a new kind of human. Here, we’ll take a look at the scientific and technological breakthroughs that are transforming our bodies and reshaping the future of humanity.

Future Society

Universal Basic Income, Workforce Automation, Lab-Grown Meat, Blockchain, Bitcoin, SmartCities, Future Careers, Political Policy
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.

Hard Science

Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Quantum Mechanics, Polymer Chemistry, Computational Theory
The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

Health & Medicine

Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Lifesaving Clinical Trials and Treatments, New Disease
Human history has been marked by an unending struggle against bacteria and disease, but each day brings us new research, getting us closer and closer to the cures. Here, we’ll track the research that is transforming our understanding of the human body and, ultimately, saving lives.

Off World

SpaceX, Orbital, NASA, International Space Station, Mars Colonization, Micro-Satellites, Fermi Paradox, Interstellar Travel
Advancements in spaceflight are accelerating humanity faster and farther than ever before. From commercial companies offering vacations in space to the innovations that are forging us into a multiplanetary species, we’ll look at the missions and milestones that are leading us into the final frontier.

Robots & Machines

Supercomputers, Drones, 3D Printers, Transformative Gadgets, Humanoid Robots, Quantum Computing
We are constructing a futuristic society which is populated by autonomous flying machines, houses are printed on-demand, and our companions are highly evolved robots. These advancements are allowing us to re-imagine and re-engineer our world. We’ll be there to give you a look into what this new world will hold.

Sci-Fi Visions

Time Travel, Wormholes, Alternate Universes, The Simulation Hypothesis, Moonshots, Artistic Visions of the Future
As the pace of global innovation quickens and humanity races toward the inevitable singularity, new categories of science and technology are popping up every single day. In fact, the US Department of Labor estimates that 65% of the jobs that today's schoolchildren will hold don't even exist yet. When we see awesome content that just doesn't fit a more refined category, we'll share it here.

Virtuality

Holograms, Augmented Reality, VR Gaming, Sensory Suits, 360-Degree Videos, Digital Simulations
The virtual revolution has really only just begun, and it’s about far more than just gaming. AR and VR technologies are set to transform how we acquire knowledge, how we travel, and even how we track our health. But will our new virtual world be populated with boundless explorers or despondent couch potatoes? We’ll head to the frontier of this digital scape and look what tomorrow has in store.
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