People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The short answer is, it will take more jobs than it makes — and 3D printing is not alone.
It’s easy to write software that creates legible poetry. But computer scientists are interested in the next step: a program that’s actually creative. As a teenager in Vermont, Sarah Harmon used Java to
What to Think About Machines That Think: Leading Thinkers on Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human
“Once we had neurons. Now we’re becoming the neurons.” When Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage invented the world’s first computer, their “Analytical Engine” became the evolutionary progenitor of a new of
A shocking new report from a futurologist reveals predictions about the future of sex and robots Can you imagine having sex with a humanoid robot? Apparently, this will be the norm in a few short decades.
In terms of smartphones and tablet interfaces, Google may have stolen 2014 with their landmark Material Design philosophy. But outside of that space, things are about to get weird. Really weird. We sit
Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal. Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently us,
The NASA scientists, philosophers, and futurists who believe that the aliens we meet most likely won't be a life form at all. If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won't look like little
In the next few years, there may be a new junior associate, called Ross, working at a Bay Street law firm. He will handle legal research on big cases, and the senior partners are really going to like He
Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I." Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts Being John Malkovich and Lawnmower Man. He plans to live in virtual
How researchers are using computer games to treat pain, aging, ADHD, and other ailments. Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy
A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom. It was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go like
What kind of a person looks upon the world's largest land animal—a beast that mourns its dead and lives to retirement age and can distinguish the voice of its enemies—and instead of saying “Wow!” says
One of the marvelous things about the Internet is the ability to just randomly stumble upon amazing things. Today’s highlight is Super Pixel Quest, an entertaining Web comic by Emmanuel Espinasse. We spoil