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Why No Aliens? They Live in Video Game Universes Like a Future ‘No Man’s...

Evidence suggesting that our universe is tailor-made for habitable planets — ones that could reasonably support life — continues to pile up. And as...

These Amazing 19th Century French Postcards Predicted Our World—See How They Did

From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's...

An AI Wrote This Short Film—and It’s Surprisingly Entertaining

“In a future with mass unemployment, young people are forced to sell blood.” This is the opening line of a short film entered in this...

Multicolored Artificial Meteor Showers Launched From a Satellite Are Coming Soon

High above Earth, a satellite traveling 7.8 kilometers a second opens on one side and launches 1,000 spherical pellets. Though this might sound like...

‘Wait But Why’: Elon Musk’s Favorite Blog Makes Good Ideas Available to Everyone, With...

“The more 1000% authentic you are, the more you have monopoly over what you’re doing. Just be your weird self, and just be all...

Secrets to Long Haul Creativity

About five years ago, I started thinking long and hard about a very specific type of creativity. Unlike most researchers, I was less interested...

A Helper Robot Reveals the Near Future in This Beautiful Short Film

In Courtney Marsh’s short film ZARI a bullet-shaped helper robot trundles about doing chores. Its smooth white-on-black design is vaguely Apple-inspired; its interactions are...

The Artist Who’s Making Cybernetic Slime Mold Sing

Slime mold is fascinating. I like it for the same reason I like ant colonies—it’s made up of very simple (single-celled) creatures that collaborate...

Virtual Worlds: Visit Van Gogh’s Masterpiece ‘The Night Café’ in Virtual Reality

I open my eyes to a gritty, urban skyline dotted with airships. Looking down, I find my feet, the rooftop’s edge, and a vertiginous...

It’s Friday: Watch Jason Silva Talk Tech, Creativity, and Flow With a Few of...

Jason Silva isn’t a scientist, he’s a synthesizer. And he is a quoting machine. Kevin Kelly, Freeman Dyson, Ernest Becker, Erik Davis, Steven Johnson. These...

Visions of London’s Garden Bridge: A Futuristic Greenway Over the Thames

In William Gibson’s latest book The Peripheral, he describes 22nd century London. Beyond the ubiquitous nanobot assemblers, the cosplay zones, and the puppet-like peripherals—Oxford Street has...

Google’s New Headquarters to Be a Chrysalis of ‘Glass Fabric’ and Movable Office Space

We see a lot futuristic concept sketches from architects. Spiraling Japanese ocean cities; skylines like dinosaur eggs on golf tees; or a Paris of 2050...

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