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10 surprising ways driverless cars will change the world

September 20th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

When you think about the amount of time we spend behind the wheel today, whether in congestion or helping friends and family getting to and forth, being able to spend this time on other activities whilst on the move opens up a whole host of possibilities. But not only will we have more free time, […]



Countdown to the singularity

September 13th, 2018 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

I asked the smartest people I know for their tech predictions for the next 20 years (2018 – 2038). What are the breakthroughs we can expect on our countdown to the Singularity? I compiled 50 predictions in a document distributed to my Abundance 360 and Abundance Digital communities. If you’d like a copy of all […]



It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

August 30th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake. It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with healthy plants.
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This astrophysicist explains the surprisingly complex concept of ‘nothing’

August 27th, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it? In an interview with The Conversation, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, explains that when physicists talk about nothing, they mean empty space (vacuum). […]



Cities will automate first. We should prepare now

August 17th, 2018 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

Three robotic arms move brushes languidly across canvases as the glass eyes of cameras gaze ahead. The robots are painting a still life—lit with a tarnished black standing lamp—of a stuffed fox, a bird perched on a branch, a skull in the center, and a seashell to the side. This summer in Paris, it is […]



4 futuristic transport methods that will change how we travel around the world

August 15th, 2018 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

Since the invention of air travel, the world has felt like a smaller place – it’s now possible for pretty much anyone to fly around the globe, learning about different countries and cultures. It’s pretty amazing. But some companies aren’t satisfied with this – they want to make the world seem even smaller, with faster, […]



Humanity confronts a defining question: How will AI change us?

August 11th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

What will happen when we’ve built machines as intelligent as us? According to the experts this incredible feat will be achieved in the year 2062 – a mere 44 years away – which certainly begs the question: what will the world, our jobs, the economy, politics, war, and everyday life and death, look like then? […]



A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

August 8th, 2018 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, TIME, and more, and is the bestselling author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. He […]



Disrupting death: Technologists explore ways to digitize life

August 5th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

New technologies are opening the door to near-everlasting life as well as a myriad of ethical and philosophical questions. Technologists are working on a variety of ways to avoid death — including uploading your brain to a computer. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond are attempting to disrupt what has long been seen as one […]



Will you be employed? Skills demanded by the changing nature of work

August 2nd, 2018 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

In 1997, Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players in history, lost a chess match to a supercomputer called Deep Blue. Some years later Kasparov developed “advanced chess,” where a human and a computer team up to play against another human and computer. This mutation of chess is mutually beneficial: the human player has […]



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