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?
Innovations in virtual reality could change how we travel
Piezoelectric generators turn motion into electricity
In a new book, James Barrat warns that artificial intelligence will one day outsmart humans, and there is no guarantee that it will be benevolent
No scorching summers, no freezing winters...just a nice pleasant time, all year round
Neal Stephenson created the Hieroglyph Project to convince sci-fi writers to stop worrying and learn to love the future
Forty years after the release of the groundbreaking study, were the concerns about overpopulation and the environment correct?
In the 1950s and '60s, the newspaper cartoonist dreamed up a madcap American utopia, filled with flying cars and fantastical skyscrapers
According to past predictions, we should be living in an era of flying cars and other marvels. But be glad that some advances haven't happened
The celebrated science fiction writer and author of Tomorrow Now, explains why you don't need to be clairvoyant to predict the future
The "transhumanist" movement says better technology will enable you to replace more and more body parts—even your brain
Yep, there was an app for that
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