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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
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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.

Continue Reading... Printable Organs are Closer than Ever Thanks to Three Bioprinting Breakthroughs
Posted in 3D Printing Health Science Technology

Printable Organs are Closer than Ever Thanks to Three Bioprinting Breakthroughs

Over the next few weeks, while browsing cuties on the dating app, Tinder, you may find an image of a…

Continue Reading... These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars
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These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But…

Continue Reading... Are Robots Coming for Our Jobs? Careful, It’s a Trick Question
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Are Robots Coming for Our Jobs? Careful, It’s a Trick Question

The robots are coming, and they’ll probably take your job when they get here. Oh wait—have you heard that recently?…

Continue Reading... The Challenge of Abundance: Boredom, Meaning, and the Struggle of Mental Freedom
Posted in Neuroscience Science Technology

The Challenge of Abundance: Boredom, Meaning, and the Struggle of Mental Freedom

As technology continues to progress, the possibility of an abundant future seems more likely. Artificial intelligence is expected to drive…

Continue Reading... This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze
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This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white…

Continue Reading... Sci-Fi Short Film ‘Uncanny Valley’ Paints a Dark Future for Virtual Reality
Posted in Science Technology Virtual Reality

Sci-Fi Short Film ‘Uncanny Valley’ Paints a Dark Future for Virtual Reality

What’s the worst possible outcome of virtual reality technology going mainstream? A generation of burnt-out, washed-up VR junkies losing touch…