These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they've built AI chatbots to give people life after death
• Netflix drama "Black Mirror" once imagined a world in which tech could be used to recreate the dead. Now, people are working to make that a reality.• Tech firm Eternime is beta testing an app that allow
By Peter Holley Peter Holley Technology reporter Email Bio Follow Despite being a slow-moving disaster, famine is notoriously difficult to predict. The reason for this, experts say, is that severe food
This story is part of What Happens Next, our complete guide to understanding the future. Read more predictions about the Future of Home. “Home” as an institution has become troubled. Silicon Valley can’t
More than 10.7 million low-income households in the United States lack access to quality internet service. In cities like San Jose, Calif., local governments are using streetlight poles to facilitate access
Like nearly every company and institution these days, universities don’t want to miss out on the blockchain gold rush. On college campuses the demand from students for blockchain-related courses is skyrocketing.
We’re reaching the point in which an AI-driven purchasing system can collect sales and shipping orders, looks at historical trends, and pre-orders and prepays for batches of materials for production before
Urbanist Brent Toderian reflects on which suburbs can be saved and made more walkable. Post-war America has largely been built around cars. Many existing cities (including my home of Seattle) permanently
Viral microplastic consumption study reveals how little we know about plastic toxicity, experts say |
The findings raise concerns around how ingesting microplastics are (or aren’t) harmful to human health. Yet experts who weren’t associated with the study say they don’t have definitive answers due to lack
Occasionally, you’ll hear an economist say that U.S. home prices are too high in some cities and will likely fall—eventually. These forecasters are meticulous about adding that the next real estate price
Out of Office The idea of “community” has evolved. Virtual exchanges on social media or text have largely replaced in-person gatherings, and communities are fractured and splintered by political division.
What cities will look like tomorrow greatly depends on what today’s urban leaders, planners, businesses—and of course, residents—are looking for today. Understanding tech for tomorrow’s city begins with