Future Society

Technology allows us to live longer, work less, and know more than ever before. But what will we do once most of our labor force is replaced by computers or robots? Who has the final say in how knowledge is used and who has access to it? These questions are just a snapshot of the issues we will have to face in the future. We’ll track the policies, predictions, and philosophies that are steering us into the world of tomorrow.

After Two Decades, Scientists Find GMOs in Corn Are Good for You. Seriously.

In a sea of misinformation, this data is unwavering.

February 20, 2018

Cyber Warfare Is Growing. We Need Rules to Protect Ourselves.

"The next war will begin with a massive cyber attack."

February 20, 2018

Nebula Genomics Will Let You Rent out Your Genetic Information

For the first time, you can earn money from leasing your DNA to scientists.

February 20, 2018

Study Finds People Given Basic Income Are Likely to Keep Working

In fact, part-time work actually increased by 17 percent.

February 18, 2018

Stable Coins: A Clear Path to Our Future Crypto-Economy

Cryptocurrency needs a stable coin for more reasons than you think.

February 16, 2018

Now On the Blockchain: Your Weed

Colorado senators want to know marijuana is coming from legitimate businesses, not the black market.

February 16, 2018

Western Union Confirms Plans to Experiment With Ripple

The company is the latest to give the crypto a shot.

February 15, 2018

To Reduce Air Pollution, Germany Will Test Free Public Transportation in Some Cities

The idea is still in the early planning stages, and previous attempts in other parts of the world haven't gone well.

February 15, 2018

Experts Want Facebook to Take Down Its Messenger Kids App

Pediatricians cited a link between social media use and unhappiness among teens.

February 15, 2018

Bill Gates Warns Sillicon Valley of Technology’s Dangerous Potential

Do tech giants believe they're above the law?

February 15, 2018