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Continue Reading... Driver-less and Electric, or Car-Free? The Cities Cutting Out Cars, and Why
Posted in Autonomous Vehicles Future Government Science Technology

Driver-less and Electric, or Car-Free? The Cities Cutting Out Cars, and Why

It’s common consensus in the tech industry that the days of cars as we know them—powered by gas, driven by humans, and individually owned by all who want and can afford one—are numbered. Imminent is the age of autonomous, electric, and shared transportation, and we’re continuously taking small steps towards making it a reality.

Continue Reading... Science Fiction’s Greatest Power? Inspiring Us to Build the Future
Posted in Future Philosophy Science

Science Fiction’s Greatest Power? Inspiring Us to Build the Future

Science fiction’s visions of the future can appear more fantasy than fact. Sometimes books and movies are unnerving, other times they’re way off. Although sci-fi isn’t always right, it does something else that’s more important than mere prediction—it inspires the people who can build the future to go out there and get to work.

Continue Reading... If Energy Becomes Free in the Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?
Posted in Future Health Science Solar Power Technology

If Energy Becomes Free in the Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?

So what would a world of free energy for all look like? Electricity would become ubiquitous in the many parts of the world where that’s not yet the case. In other places, electric bills would disappear—but that would be the least of it. Manufacturing costs would plummet, as would transportation costs, as would, well, pretty much all costs.