The author’s career is honored by a newly commissioned work by digital artist Nettrice Gaskins
Eighty years ago, the Buick Y-job was billed as the car of the future
Judging from the GoFly competition, they're much more likely to resemble flying motorbikes
A new documentary explores the “city of the future” that was meant to provide a blueprint for urban centers across America
The films' much-loved robots exist mostly to assist rather than replace humans—and like us, they are prone to errors
But he was off about the year when it would be created
Fuller held more than 30 patents during his life, but many of his ideas didn't make it off the page–or not for long
"Greyhound Skyways" would have turned major cities into bustling helicopter hubs
The sci-fi author correctly predicted a number of innovations that have come to pass
The optimistic futurist says we'll share more, own less and spend far more time on our devices
In the festival's final day, speakers turn to the cosmos and our place within it
Speakers at <em>Smithsonian</em> magazine's "Future is Here" festival said be patient, persistent, but never, ever pessimistic
The act of writing a computer program, says the founder of MIT's Media Lab, allows a child to learn about learning
Do you want to be buried in a coral reef, a skyscraper or on an artificial island?
A group of innovators were asked to imagine what music will be like in 2214. If they're right, it could be pretty bizarre
Author Margaret Atwood's new book became the first to go into the century-long time capsule project
The last remnants of human civilizations might be the holes we carve into the earth
The magazine's 2nd annual conference brings together experts, authors and visionaries in the fields of science, science fiction and technology.
Anthropologist Joshua Bell weighs in on new uses for cell phone technology at Smithsonian magazine's annual festival
What are they most fearful of? What are they most optimistic about?