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When do i get my robocop? power before superpowers: a new remake of the sci-fi classic robocop imagines a future where humanity and machinery merge, to awesome result. is it a realistic vision? somewhat, neuroscientist charles higgins tells us. Interview Mar 1, 2014 1537
Learn! without schools: a contrarian future: Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the mit media lab and one laptop per child, shared his views on the future of learning at the world future society's annual conference. Interview Mar 1, 2014 2643
Modeling green economics: a Finnish researcher offers a new tool for assessing environmental impacts of businesses practices. Jan 1, 2014 582
Exoskeleton technology will one day help soldiers to carry more and the disabled to walk, but first it needs to break out of the garage. Jan 1, 2014 429
A requiem for lost futures: we grieve for unattainable futures just as we grieve for unalterable pasts. Nov 1, 2013 739
Expanding the Predictable Universe: Data scientist Eric Siegel explains the brave, new, and surprising world of predictive analytics. Book review Nov 1, 2013 932
Biodiversity "After Earth": species loss is real threat, but what would a mass extinction event look like? How would we be affected? Biologist Joseph Levine looks at a future where less biodiversity has a very real effect on humans. Interview Sep 1, 2013 1769
Mapping the future with big data: a little-known California company called Esri offers a "Facebook For Maps" that promises to change the way we interact with our environment, predict behavior, and make decisions in the decades ahead. Jul 1, 2013 3440
10 future-changing inventions ready to launch: Futurists: BetaLaunch, the World Future Society's third annual innovation competition, will allow WorldFuture 2013 attendees to get a glimpse of the companies, start-ups, and inventions that are changing the future. Here are the creators we're honoring at F:BL this year. Jul 1, 2013 1412
Catching a pandemic, online: researchers use an algorithm to diagnose infectious disease a continent away. May 1, 2013 868
Virtual empathy: superhero fantasies may increase impulses toward compassion. May 1, 2013 328
China's closed circuits: foreign firms are helping China become the world's largest market for security cameras. Mar 1, 2013 418
Toward a more predictable union: more information makes for better predictions--and better management of public budgets. Jan 1, 2013 836
Networking for Progress. Book review Jan 1, 2013 646
Science and a New Kind of prediction: an interview with Stephen Wolfram. Interview Jan 1, 2013 2432
Futurists: BetaLaunch showcase. Nov 1, 2012 485
Sensing brain injuries: smarter helmets could lead to rapid detection of concussions. Jul 1, 2012 405
Nanobots to fight cancer: built from DNA, robots may deliver medicine where no doctor has gone before. May 1, 2012 571
A competition for enterprise: a controversial serial entrepreneur is aiming for the final frontier. Mar 1, 2012 702
Visualizing intention human: neuroscientists may predict what you will do before you do it. Jan 1, 2012 360
Virtual games bring currency to real life: young entrepreneur Brian Wong sees mobile games invading real life. Nov 1, 2011 466
Lost and found in Japan: while the world turned its attention to the frightening prospects of a nuclear catastrophe in post-tsunami Japan, another crisis was being dealt with quietly, humbly, and with pragmatic determination. Essay Nov 1, 2011 4602
The earthquake generation. Nov 1, 2011 1372
How the Recession Has Changed the Middle Class: The 2008 recession was hard on everyone, but it did not distribute its woes evenly. Nov 1, 2011 1110
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto: Japan's unique research and development environment for robotics telegraphs how robots and humans will co-evolve. Sep 1, 2011 3360
Gaming for better decision making: overconfidence can lead to poor decisions, as gamblers should know. Jul 1, 2011 444
Purification at the Nano scale: a Japanese water-filtration system could help quench the world's growing thirst. Jul 1, 2011 593
My first meltdown: lessons from Fukushima: Japan's nuclear disaster carries a number of important lessons, such as how and when to deploy a worst-case scenario. While working in Kyoto, the futurist's senior editor observed Japan's nightmare and the costs of poor communication during a crisis. Jul 1, 2011 1447
Predicting our own happiness: why we're usually wrong about how we'll feel in the future. May 1, 2011 714
Solar power from the moon: a Japanese company is pitching an alternative energy plan that's out of this world-and potentially the largest public infrastructure project in human history. May 1, 2011 3426
Alarms ring as wedding bells do not: trends in postponed marriages and births spark debate on economy's role. Mar 1, 2011 619
Surviving the Great Recession's Aftershocks: Too much wealth in the hands of too few will result in less for all, warns a former U.S. labor secretary, who offers a prescription for rebalancing wealth. Critical essay Mar 1, 2011 1983
A clash of ideas and ideals on the jobs front: at a recent Washington, D.C., summit, top economic minds gathered to debate long-term solutions to current economic woes. Jan 1, 2011 832
Tweet patrol: deploying social networks to solve public safety issues. Nov 1, 2010 641
Gene therapy gets a big boost: sending healthy genetic information into unhealthy cells. Nov 1, 2010 490
2020 visionaries networks and human impulses: two internet experts, a psychologist, and an anthropologist explore our multiplying connections. Column Nov 1, 2010 434
Cory doctorow meets the public: sixty people interview one of today's hottest science-fiction authors and most dedicated open internet advocates. Interview Nov 1, 2010 2287
Prospects for Brain-Computer Interfacing: team uses brain waves to drive robot. Sep 1, 2010 917
Designing buildings for climate change: researchers propose scenarios for future weather patterns. Sep 1, 2010 599
The Postemployment Economy: If developed nations are to survive the super-automation to come, a total rethinking of the economy is in order. Book review Sep 1, 2010 763
Driving Toward a New Destination. Book review Sep 1, 2010 578
What quantum computing means for national security: researchers look to a radically Advanced computer environment and a new era of cybersecurity threats. Jul 1, 2010 542
2020 Visionaries: the entrepreneur of tomorrow meets the city of the future. Jul 1, 2010 175
What the Internet is Doing to our Brains. Book review Jul 1, 2010 1035
2020 Visionaries: in this third installment of the 2020 Visionaries series, we look at the future of the global environment and of democracy--two areas of concern that will increasingly intertwine in the next 10 years. May 1, 2010 307
Navigating the multipolar world: the free market vs. state capitalism: Ian Bremmer, the president of risk consultancy Eurasia Group discusses the political tensions of the new decade. Interview May 1, 2010 2044
China is lending, spending, and growing like it was the new leader of the world. Is it? Book review May 1, 2010 1318
Pop music as an economic indicator: changing tastes may reflect market mood. Mar 1, 2010 944
The brain versus the Web. Book review Mar 1, 2010 891
The science of "tipping points": researchers look for warning signals of major shifts. Jan 1, 2010 683
Arctic species at the cliff's edge: new paper models changes for Arctic species due to climate change. Jan 1, 2010 894
A search engine that listens: breakthrough in computer speech-recognition. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 311
2020 visionaries: in a series of essays by some of today's brightest future thinkers, the futurist will showcase new ideas on the key issues of the next decade. Jan 1, 2010 438
"Waste heat" a potential threat to the climate: researchers reveal a culprit other than greenhouse gases. Nov 1, 2009 1096
Coming soon: a smarter Internet: less Web searching, more Web finding. Nov 1, 2009 607
U.S. deploys unmanned vehicles: combat robots garner enthusiasm and skepticism. Nov 1, 2009 760
The dawn of the Postliterate Age: information technology, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence may render written language "functionally obsolete" by 2050. Nov 1, 2009 2880
Newspapers face the final edition: the fate of newspapers: all the news that's fit to tweet? Sep 1, 2009 923
The cinematic singularitarian: Ray Kurzweil is immortal--on film. A new documentary showcases the inventor's provocative ideas. Sep 1, 2009 684
How Evolution Is Evolving: Two scientists look at how the Jews got their smarts. Book review Jul 1, 2009 1203
Singularity University set to open: Silicon Valley VIPs open school to study technology trends. May 1, 2009 649
Recession could lead to labor-force growth in 2009. May 1, 2009 707
Repairing the world's financial system. Mar 1, 2009 852
Google searches its future: the Internet king is contemplating an expanding frontier. Mar 1, 2009 1248
Hooked up or just hooked: teens spend four hours per day either watching television or online. Mar 1, 2009 852
Saving the planet, one cloud at a time: two British researchers offer an ambitious plan to save the world from global warming. Interview Mar 1, 2009 619
Video games and behavioral modification: new technological methods help foster self-esteem. Jan 1, 2009 749
Be your own big brother. Jan 1, 2009 396
Reinventing morality: evolutionary biology and neuroscience are adding to our understanding of a historically unscientific area. Report Jan 1, 2009 3679
How Americans spend their time: reading, cleaning up, doing more work, even at home. Survey Nov 1, 2008 621
Majoring in the unusual: "out of the box" college programs for generation Y. Sep 1, 2008 716
Vision: The flying Car; Up, up, and away. Sep 1, 2008 1020
Virtual health: Games for Health conference shows the smarter side of video games. Sep 1, 2008 663
The U-shaped curve of happiness: want to be happy? try being old or young. Jul 1, 2008 439
The 21st-century writer; The internet is forcing traditional print publishers to innovate or perish. the same might be true of the written word itself. Jul 1, 2008 4353
The marriage of inventions; Technologies, like people, form relationships to one another. In the future, new unions will produce surprising offspring. Jul 1, 2008 774
U.S. forecasts for the labor market of 2016: going international is the key to national job growth. May 1, 2008 486
The arts as engine for growth. May 1, 2008 647
The daughter also rises: how son preference is impacting Asia. May 1, 2008 925
Social machines: a new book argues that machines work best when they help us perform, not perform in our stead. Book review May 1, 2008 655
Diplomacy on a new track. Mar 1, 2008 523
Climate change imperils groundwater sources. Mar 1, 2008 383
Fighting the urge to fight the urge: our capacity for self-control may be running on empty. Mar 1, 2008 728
The AI chasers: the "holy grail" of computer science may be within reach. A futurist looks toward tomorrow's Artificial Intelligence Revolution. Mar 1, 2008 5212
Retiring retirement: in an interview, life-cycle expert Maddy Dychtwald says that planning for life past age 65 is more important now than ever before. Interview Mar 1, 2008 1785
Money from trees: rising support for carbon caps means new choices for farmers and landowners. Jan 1, 2008 690
Genetic Ethics and "superbabies": drawing the line between preventing ailments and bestowing advantages. Jan 1, 2008 1057
Fighting the Cult of the Amateur: a Web 2.0 critic takes on the confederacy of e-dunces. Interview Jan 1, 2008 1279
The energy of the mob: two architects seek to convert pedestrian movements into electricity. Nov 1, 2007 528
Is clean coal feasible? The world looks to carbon capture and storage for a cleaner energy future. Nov 1, 2007 1030
Rise in number of skin cancer cases: more cases reported suggest more being screened. Nov 1, 2007 697
Methods for thinking about the future: two practicing foresight experts lay out guidelines for strategic-thinking professionals. Book review Nov 1, 2007 1052
World population forecast rises; Healhier, older populations prompt UN to revise projections. Sep 1, 2007 931
The Artificial mind and the Posthuman Future; The twenty-first century will see the birth of an intelligence greater than our own. Book review Sep 1, 2007 1451
Smart fashion the digitally enhanced wardrobe arrives. Sep 1, 2007 966
A safe haven in the Himalayas: in 1998, Bhutan decided that "happiness," rather than monetary prosperity, was the best possible indicator of societal health. Jul 1, 2007 399
Finding Utopia in the Netherlands: studied indifference to prostitution and drug use makes for a relaxed attitude in Amsterdam. Jul 1, 2007 281
Subprime lenders target women unfairly: discriminatory lending practices pose growing problem. May 1, 2007 791
Men not at work: men, women, young people are opting out of labor-force participation. May 1, 2007 813
Survival of the cutest: "lovable" may be the most practical evolutionary trait for endangered species. May 1, 2007 601

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