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.

Is Facebook’s Overhaul Actually Good for You? For Journalism? For Anyone?

We need to have a serious talk. Now.

January 19, 2018

Carnivorous Plant-Inspired Nano Material Could be Worth Billions to the Shipping Industry

A new, environmentally-friendly coating could protect ships' hulls from plant and algae accumulation.

January 19, 2018

We Need to Open the AI Black Box Before It’s Too Late

If we don't, the biases of our past could dictate our future.

January 18, 2018

YouTube Cracks Down on Eligibility Requirements for Which Video Channels Can be Monetized

Every video submitted for ads will be watched by a moderator and approved as family-friendly.

January 18, 2018

What Are the Real Threats Behind Nuclear War?

Should a nuclear strike ever occur, it's likely to cause some extent of global cooling, called a nuclear winter.

January 17, 2018

Could Digital Voting Create a Society That Is Truly Governed by the People?

Imagine voting for the president from the comfort of your bed.

January 17, 2018

Switzerland Rules That You Must Stun Your Food Before You Kill It

The debate about meat-eating is just getting started.

January 17, 2018

Senate Democrats and 22 Attorneys General Deliver a One-Two Punch to the Net Neutrality Ban

This fight is far from over.

January 16, 2018

Experts Say Basic Income Could Reach Mainstream Politics in 2018

"Remember, basic income is not one idea. It's a direction of thought."

January 16, 2018

Urban Farming Is The Future Of Agriculture

Imagine getting your kale from the abandoned brewery down the street.

January 16, 2018
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