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The Future Of Transportation -- Not Self-Driving, But Self-Flying

Payam Zamani | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Payam Zamani

Imagine it: a multi-copter, passenger-carrying automatic drone equipped with a parachute could be the safest, most efficient way to travel. Yes, it sounds like science fiction -- but it's not.

BREXIT, What's Next?

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Kristel Van der Elst

While staying in the EU would not have guaranteed an easy or predictable road for the UK, Brexit has killed the business-as-usual future. In the new bigger picture, the key uncertainties turn around the dynamics of the exit negotiation table and the evolution of the broader international context.

This New Robot Can Do The Dishes For You

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home

In a new Boston Dynamics video, a four-legged robot ducks under tables and walks up stairs; it does the dishes with a giraffe neck and weird dinosaur ...

The Future Utility Is Here...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Seyi Fabode

At a recent conference a utility CEO suggested that (like Mark Twain) 'the reports of my company's death are exaggerated'. Most people in the audience...

The Age Of Transhumanism Needs The European Union to Succeed

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Zoltan Istvan

Science will do better with a unified Europe Scientific innovation doesn't just happen on its own. It takes stable economies, free societies, and ope...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Will Robot Journalists Sabotage Human Bloggers?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Rachel Wolfson

While it's been proven that driverless cars can indeed function without a person behind the wheel, another question comes to mind: What other human tasks are capable of being replaced by technology?

The Kevin Kelly Interview on his latest book The Inevitable

Chris Castiglione | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Chris Castiglione

This week I was lucky enough to interview one of my favorite people: Kevin Kelly. Tim Ferriss refers to Kevin as the real-life, "Most Interesting Man...

Childbirth Censorship: Women, Culture and the Silent Battle

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Francis Sanzaro

Countless women have had their accounts shut down, or downright cancelled because they posted "pornographic" or "obscene" material. What, exactly, did these women post? Images of labor

The Augmented World Expo in San Jose was Fascinating

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan trying on the Atheer AiR Suite at the Augmented World Expo A few months ago, I was invited by tech guru Tom Emrich to speak at the Augm...

Does Reality Bite? Philosophy, Ecology and the "End of the World"

Mark Schmanko | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Mark Schmanko

Such questions, though obviously not meant to be taken literally, point to a profoundly significant phenomenon, one made possible by the virtue or curse (take your pick) of the epoch of the hyperobject.

Are You Ready for "Cognified" Laundry? You'd Better Be

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This review of Kevin Kelly's "The Inevitable" first appeared in my book review column in The New York Journal of Books. As founding executive editor ...

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.

As I Desire You: Sexuality, Enigmatic Knowing, and the Therapeutic Couple

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Jaime Lubin

"There are many things we don't know and only feel," Dr. Galit Atlas writes in her book The Enigma of Desire. This sentence has haunted me, I tell the...

Using lasers to make data storage way faster than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Va...

Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.

Are You Ready for the Future of Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Zoltan Istvan

The Transhuman Future Are you ready for the future? A Transhumanist future? One where everyone around you--friends, family, and neighbors--has dipped...

As Hurricane Season Begins, Readying for the Next Big Storm

Wendi Weber | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Wendi Weber

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and weather forecasters are predicting an active season for hurricanes and tropical storms. While people living along the Atlantic Coast are asking themselves, "Are we ready?," we in the conservation community are asking, "Are our coasts ready?"

It's Never Too Late to Bring Up Unfinished Business

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There is no statue of limitations on past issues and it's never too late to bring up a previously discussed subject. As long as our commitment is to heal the damage and restore trust and harmony, it's likely that the results of our efforts will be deeply and mutually fulfilling!

What Happened the Day I Said Goodbye to My Dream Home

Renee Davis | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Renee Davis

Even though life and the things of this world are but vapors, the values, morals, time, and memories I instill in my son and share with those I love will last for generations to come. This means that I'm committed to a life of faithful obedience that is focused on eternal and not external, temporal things.

Pedagogies of Gratitude

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Gina Athena Ulysse

I am finally sitting in the foundation of my being. An artist-academic-activist, a Black woman who speaks her mind, I have been through hell and back and managed to individuate within an historically white institution.

Two Harvard Professors Reveal One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

James Clear | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
James Clear

We have a tendency to care too much about our present selves and not enough about our future selves. We like to enjoy immediate benefits in the present, especially if the costs of our choices don't become apparent until far in the future.

3 Things to Know to Stop Sabotaging Friendships

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
20 Beautiful Women

If there were three things I could tell someone who has the fear of getting hurt in a friendship, I would say this:

There's Always a Next, Never an Only

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

In life there are changes, so instead of wallowing in them, choose to embrace those changes. With change comes amazing opportunities; opportunities to...

Brazil Opens Pandora's Box

Rafael Heiber | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Rafael Heiber

The most recent events in Brazilian politics, which seem to come out of a movie script, represent a big step back in the field of democracy.