Futurismo

By Marshall L'Amour | A survey of future paradigms, both forthcoming or hypothetical.

Oh Great, Boston Dynamics Has Unleashed Its Atlas Robot to the Great Outdoors

Boston Dynamics, the company voted most likely to spawn the Robopocalypse, has released a pair of new videos showcasing the latest abilities of its …

Robotics

SpaceX hits two milestones in plan for low-latency satellite broadband

SpaceX got good news from the FCC and will launch two demo satellites Saturday.<p>SpaceX's satellite broadband plans are getting closer to reality. The …

Space Exploration

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

No Food, No Utopia: How Will Floating Cities Survive?

HASEL: Muscles for robots

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

These exoskeletons can help prevent worker injury

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban<p>A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial …

Genetics

Ethereum vs Bitcoin: Could Ethereum Overtake Bitcoin Once Cryptocurrency Hits Wall Street?

<b>Bitcoin has exploded in value over the last year, making gains of around 1000%. While Bitcoin has dominated the headlines, Ethereum has posted even</b> …

The Two-Legged Robots Walking Into the Future

What's new, Atlas?

Power loaders from Aliens are now a reality

Meet Boston Dynamics’ streamlined SpotMini

Boston Dynamics hasn’t talked much since it changed hands from Google’s ailing robotics wing to the deep pockets of SoftBank, but the cutting-edge robotics firm happily gave the world a sneak peek of what it’s been working on in the meantime. The company posted a 24-second teaser trailer showcasing …

This Tech-food Startup Is Being Accused Of Buying Its Own Products (HBO)

Bitcoin and the Blockchain Will Stomp Out Wall Street Fraud

Ethereum's co-founder just unveiled his plan for the future of cryptocurrency

Solving the Scalability Problem<p>When it comes to hosting secure transactions, blockchain continues to be an attractive option for a number of …

Future of Digital Currency May Not Involve Blockchains

Although it may be hard to imagine, cryptocurrencies are far older than Blockchain technology. Most of us look at Bitcoin as the first …

Dear Future (Trailer)

Inside Google's DeepMind Project: How AI Is Learning on Its Own | Max Tegmark

Electric cars will come of age in 2018 | The Economist

Basecoin Revealed: A16z, MetaStable Seek Crypto Holy Grail With Stable Token

An all-star cast of investors has backed a little-known startup behind a token called basecoin.<p>Scheduled to debut with a white paper release on …

From disasters to freight, this driverless fuel cell platform has it covered

Its hydrogen fuel cell gives it a range of 400 miles.<p>On Monday, General Motors gave us a quick look at a new fuel cell EV platform it's developing, …

Alternative Fuel

ADAM: Episode 2

Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

Seasteading 101: How to Build the World’s First Society-at-Sea | Marc Collins

In shift toward electric vehicles, Volkswagen looking for cobalt contracts

The mineral is an important component in many types of large lithium ion batteries.<p>Volkswagen is looking for serious, long-term contracts with cobalt …

Alternative Fuel

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Decentralizing Everything with Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin | Disrupt SF 2017

Elon Musk's hyperloop could revolutionise public transport | The Economist