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.

The Darkest Material in the World is Coming to the Olympics

“You'll enter as though you're being absorbed into a cloud of blackness."

5 hours ago

Welcome to 2030. I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy, and Life Has Never Been Better

It's where we could be heading — for better and for worse.

9 hours ago

Bitcoin Passes $8,000 For the First Time in History

The world's biggest cryptocurrency is surging full steam ahead.

November 17, 2017

A Popular Payment App Now Lets Users Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Are bitcoin transactions between friends next?

November 16, 2017

Bitcoin Forks Could Play a Key Role in the Cryptocurrency’s Continued Development

Allowing for these changes gives Bitcoin the chance to grow and evolve.

November 16, 2017

It’s Getting Difficult, and Increasingly Controversial, to Authenticate “Real Humans”

The digital age is having some unintended consequences.

November 15, 2017

Drugs, Rape, Massacres: How AI Is Exposing Children to the Worst of Humanity

This is a collective failure on a massive scale.

November 14, 2017

The Largest Basic Income Experiment in History Just Launched in Kenya

The charity will collect data on how the free money impacts society.

November 14, 2017

An Architect Made Floating Homes, And They Are Hurricane-Proof

In the world of tomorrow, we may not live on land.

November 13, 2017

Alphabet Has Officially Launched Balloons that Deliver Internet In Puerto Rico

Project Loon has given internet access to over 100,000 Puerto Ricans.

November 13, 2017
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