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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... 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... The Internet Is a Force of Nature. It’s Our Job to Civilize It.
Posted in Future Internet Technology

The Internet Is a Force of Nature. It’s Our Job to Civilize It.

We’re a long way from the halcyon days of the early internet, when the promise of a decentralized digital communications network meant anyone could talk to anyone without appealing to the gatekeepers.

Continue Reading... This Light-based Nervous System Helps Robots ‘Feel’
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This Light-based Nervous System Helps Robots ‘Feel’

Last night, way past midnight, I stumbled onto my porch blindly grasping for my keys after a hellish day of international travel. Lights were low, I was half-asleep, yet my hand grabbed the keychain, found the lock, and opened the door.

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... New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants
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New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants

Would your burger taste as delicious if it was made by a robot? You’ll soon be able to find out…

Continue Reading... Inching Towards Abundant Water: New Progress in Desalination Tech
Posted in Natural resources Technology Water

Inching Towards Abundant Water: New Progress in Desalination Tech

In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world’s first major city to run out…

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?…