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I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Future of Banking: Will Google Or Amazon Be Your Future Bank?

Take a moment and imagine a future where, instead of a national bank, you use PayPal, Square or even Apple, Google, and Amazon for all your financial services needs. If you're in your late 30s or older, the thought of turning to any one of those companies rather than a trusted banking brand seems …

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

Employment

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Why Virtual Reality Will Change Design Forever

VR won’t just change the way we experience life. It will change the way we create.<p>My dining room may never be the same. The Ikea table and vintage fiberglass chairs have been pushed aside. The perimeter is traced with dangling cords, precariously connecting a constellation of hastily tape-mounted …

Virtual Reality

10 Eye-Opening Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Outlook on Success

The secret to living is giving, says Tony Robbins.<p>I have been following Tony Robbins for many years now and always found his talks and anecdotes inspirational and actionable.<p>One of the biggest things I learned early on is that it's not just about making more money, but also about being in tune with …

personaldevelopment

Donald Trump is what happens when you screw the middle class

The populist groundswell that gave Trump the nomination follows decades of policies that devastated Main Street<p>Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s non-endorsement of Donald Trump last week was about a lot more than resolving the 2016 GOP nomination.<p>“I particularly want to commend Donald Trump,” said …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this is what you should invest in 'if you don't want to die poor'

The doldrums, he explained, are a region on the earth's surface where air doesn't move horizontally.<p>"It either goes directly down, directly upward, or doesn't move at all," he said. "If you accidentally sail into that zone and all you have is wind power, you die there."<p>So it's safe to say that the …

Here’s How The Military Envisions Tomorrow’s Dystopian Megacities

A leaked video proves the Pentagon’s terrified of what the rise of megacities means for urban warfare.<p>“The future is urban.”<p>So starts a Pentagon video, recently unearthed by <i>The Intercept</i>, that describes the near future of cities. If the video is anything to go on, the military expects that near …

Digital disruption in radiology — will it put doctors out of work?

"Phase 1 has already occurred," Don Woodlock, senior vice president and general manager for Enterprise Imaging at GE Healthcare, told Business Insider. "There's no film, images come off of all these modalities and get put into this system and radiologists can read them."<p>With that stage done, …

The Amazon Go store will replace checkout lines with advanced sensors

A completely frictionless (and perhaps somewhat dystopian) shopping experience.<p>Seattle's Amazon Go is a grocery store without grocers. The physical shop design, brought forth by the massive online retail giant, promises a technological marvel: a store that knows what’s in your basket, and charges …

This AI tells you where to invest your money by analyzing the Internet

Sometime in the mid-2000s, hedge fund owners got an idea. Financial markets are impacted by the news — so if you can thoroughly understand the news, …

NASA’s New X-Planes Will Be Seriously Cool

NASA will reportedly soon request money to build a new line of efficient and environmentally friendly X-planes.<p>NASA will ask for a $3.7 billion budget increase over the next decade. The planes are part of a 10-year plan called the New Aviation Horizons Initiative, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>One of the …

Aviation

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Antimatter rockets could make humans an 'interstellar species'

WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the …

Space Travel

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what the world will be like in 500 years

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today.<p><i>Produced by Rob Ludacer, Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly.</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

15 things successful people don't do in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects — like not starting to save money and neglecting your health — that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are 15 things successful …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Innovation