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Futurology

4 Tech Trends That Prove We're About to Be Living in the Future

Daniel Scalco | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Daniel Scalco

From smartphones to electric cars, you may already be amazed by the technology that surrounds your daily life. If you're amazed because it feels like you're already living in a sci-fi movie, just wait until you hear these four jaw-dropping tech trends.

Could This Be Humanity's Last Century?

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

The people of the 11th century might be disconcerted by today's technology, but they would have no trouble recognizing us. However, it's unlikely we would recognize humans a millennium hence. We live in times that are more than merely interesting.

Meltdown or Mother Lode (3 Nuclear Technologies and Why You Should Be Excited)

Steven Kotler | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science
Steven Kotler

We use a lot of energy. A lot of energy. Thus, if you want to talk safety and security, you have to start with the options available. Can solar and wind even satisfy our needs? Can green techs ever handle base load demands? Will better energy storage systems soon come online? Hard to say.

Welcome to the Digital State

Faris Yakob | Posted 08.20.2013 | Books
Faris Yakob

This is the essence of digital, binary at its core, on and off states, the intellectual foundation of logic. But in our increasingly digital state, things aren't that simple.

What Don Draper Knew (or How History Always Repeats Itself)

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nick Jefferson

Futurology is no more reliable than economics -- it's a black art, and a truly ephemeral one at that. Working out what might be different in the future doesn't have a great track record.