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Science fiction as fact: how desires drive discoveries

You may not immediately believe it, but future technologies are a lot closer to science fiction than people think.<p>We often assume that the technologies we use daily come solely from ingenious innovators working in research labs with a mission to solve problems and invent new products. In fact, …

Tom Cruise

Where The World Is Headed In 10 Futuristic Tweets

What’s the future of X? That’s the question Amy Webb answers for organizations worldwide. Amy is a futurist and the founder of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy firm that investigates emerging technologies. She is a lecturer on media and emerging technology at Columbia University, a 2014-15 …

TED Talks

Surviving Our Robotic Future

Robots don't take coffee breaks, or vacations or holidays, and they never get sick. It's great for employers. Not so good for employees.<p>In the last few weeks books, articles, a TV series, talk shows and even a theatrical film have featured Robots everywhere in our lives.<p>While some portrayals are …

What does the future of work look like?

As robotics, automation and AI steadily improve, I’ve been thinking a lot about what will keep the human workforce busy in the years to come. How much longer will we need to park ourselves at our desks for hours on end in order to pay our bills?<p>At the Rise conference in Hong Kong yesterday, …

Apps

Pursuing the Future: Learning Faster Is No Longer Enough

Flawless execution today is no guarantee of relevance tomorrow. The ability to quickly and continually change and adapt is a competitive advantage -- which is why companies like Jim Beam, Procter & Gamble and Zildjian Cymbals have led for hundreds of years while competitors have fallen by the …

Leadership

A Bright Future For Sustainable Energy Technologies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Renewable energy (RE) technologies are receiving increasing attention in the Gulf region, showcasing the gas- and oil-rich GCC countries’ …

How 3D printing will literally make the future

3D printing offers a scintillating world of possibility beyond desktop tchotchkes. Will the future be 3D printed?

3D Printing

Q&A: 'Unity' Director Discusses Humanity's Future

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a <i>13.7</i> post about the documentary <i>Unity</i>, written and directed by Shaun Monson, which opened Wednesday for a one-day screening in more than 1,000 theaters around the world.<p>With an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, Unity is a manifesto for our times, a wake-up …

Black History

Why I Advocate for Becoming a Machine

Biology is simply not the best system out there for our species’ evolution. It’s frail, terminal, and needs to be upgraded.<p>Transhumanists want to use technology and science to become more than human. Naturally, in this process, certain elements of our humanness will be replaced and likely lost. …

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.<p>Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

Artificial Intelligence

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

Road Safety

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

If this is what 7th graders can dream up, it’s hard to figure out why old people are still in charge.<p>This summer, while other seventh graders were playing <i>Minecraft</i>, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal …

Makerspaces

To glimpse the future of oil, look at coal in the U.S.

"We're the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and we're the last generation that can do something about it," Barack Obama said on Monday. The President backed up his words with the Clean Power Plan, a White House initiative that will almost certainly end coal-fired electricity …

The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

Glimpses of California's water future:<p>A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.<p>A collection of slender, solar-powered telemetry towers rising from an almond orchard in the San Joaquin Valley …

Jerry Brown

In the future, huge ships will be wind-powered like sailboats

In many ways, it’s an obvious solution. For many centuries, world trade over the oceans was propelled by wind power alone. Now that we’re seeking an alternative to the fossil fuel-burning vehicles that enable our modern standard of living, some people are turning again to renewable solutions such …

Renewable Energy

Dogfights Of The Future Will Be Unmanned

Get ready for the fifth-generation fight<p>American air dominance has long rested on staying technologically ahead of the enemy. With high-speed stealth design, advanced avionics, and integrated computing, the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II is built to keep that edge for the United States and its …

Stealth Aircraft

This Skyscraper Of The Future Will Contain A Desert, Jungle And Glacier

Basically, a true secret garden for the 21st century.<p>"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one," Mexican architect Luis Barragan once said. We doubt, however, that even Barragan could possibly have predicted his poetic words would one day manifest themselves so …

Architecture

Here's what the soldier of the future may look like

Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)—will record everything a soldier sees. They will also provide an information overlay: The projected data could include …

Let's go to Mars! The future of space travel

SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and other private endeavours are paving the way for a future Mars landing.<p><b>Editors' note, December 19, 2015:</b> <i>This article was originally published August 6, 2015 and has been updated to include new developments in space travel efforts to Mars.</i><p>This year, scientists made one of …

Space Travel

Science fiction: the realism of the 21st century

Kim Stanley Robinson puts scientific accuracy at the heart of his novels, but are hard facts in the future worlds of science fiction anything more than fantasy? Robinson, Alastair Reynolds and Ann Leckie discuss 21st-century realism<p>Podcast: Kim Stanley Robinson and Sheldon Solomon<p>His novels may be …

Science Fiction

The reign of 'King Coal' may be coming to an end. What's next?

To avoid catastrophic global warming, scientists say the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions — and that means slashing the use of fossil fuels. New numbers indicate that the change is already underway.<p>For the first time in history natural gas is now generating more electrical power …

How Fiction Can Reveal the Horrors of Future Wars

Author: P.W. Singer and August Cole. P.W. Singer and August Cole Security<p>Date of Publication: 08.07.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p><i>The fact</i> …

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Dejan Milojicic, IEEE. Dejan Milojicic, IEEE<p>Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer …

Top 10 jobs of tomorrow: changing technology and new careers

As technology displaces millions of traditional jobs, what skills will be in demand for this week's school-leavers?<p>What is the future jobs landscape …

Donald Trump says he’d deport all undocumented immigrants from U.S.

While those who entered the country illegally must be made to leave, Trump said, “we will expedite it so people can come back in. The good people can …

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United States

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Afghan president in last-ditch attempt to repair ties with Pakistan

The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has sent his top spy, diplomat and defence chief to Pakistan for a last-ditch attempt to rescue a relationship which he once promised would hold the key to peace but now threatens his credibility as a leader.<p>Ghani invested huge amounts of energy and political …

Afghanistan

In the Skin of a Jihadist

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Erelle & Erin Potter<p>A young French journalist’s riveting and unprecedented look at how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth—witnessed through the undercover investigation that led to her deep involvement with a key member of …