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Automation Could End Meaningless Jobs—And None Too Soon

What makes your work valuable? Does it fulfill you? Allow you to connect with or help people? Contribute to a greater good? Or does its value...

Robots May Steal Our Jobs, but Not as Quickly as We Thought

Fear of job loss to automation is growing, with each announcement of exciting technological progress generating a backlash from those who could end up...

One Third of Americans Prefer a Software Robot Over a Human Boss

Digitization and automation are ever-growing topics in relation to the workplace. A famous Oxford study on the future of employment from 2013 estimated that up...

No Job Is Safe, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued in the Workplace

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...

How Digital Nomads Are Leading the Seismic Shift in Where We Work

Have laptop, will travel. That’s become the slogan of an increasing number of the global white-collar workforce. People are unleashing themselves from corporations and companies...
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Star Trek or Mad Max? Why What Happens in the Future Is Up to...

Is humanity headed toward a Star Trek-like utopia or a Mad Max-inspired dystopia? This is one of the big questions Vivek Wadhwa examines in his...

The Ethical Conundrums Technology Confronted Us With This Year

New advances in technology constantly push humanity into uncharted territory. Sometimes this territory brings us questions we might not have imagined needing answers so soon, like, "Is...

Break Out of Your Echo Chamber: Technology Arranges Lunch With Someone New

On average, Americans spend 50 minutes a day on Facebook. That’s a lot of online socializing. It’s also about the same amount of time...
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Ray Kurzweil: We Can Control AI Before It Controls Us

Over time, technology offers solutions to old problems while creating new issues in the process. The more powerful the technology, the greater its potential...

6 Perspectives on How Tech Is Transforming the Economy

In early 2015, Singularity Hub ran a series of articles on the Future of Work. Sveta McShane kicked the series off by asking (and answering) the following question: "Have we...

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by...

Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called Sunspring. Now, Benjamin’s back in a new film...
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Is ‘Strange Beasts’ a Preview of the Sad (Augmented) Reality Ahead of Us?

Strange Beasts is a British short film reminiscent of the dystopian Netflix drama Black Mirror—and it packs an equally strong punch in about a...

Ghost in the Shell Thrills, But Ducks the Philosophical Questions Posed by a Cyborg...

How closely will we live with the technology we use in the future? How will it change us? And how close is “close”? Ghost...

‘New York 2140’ Is a Sci-Fi Vision of the World Reshaped by Climate Change

If a trip to Venice is your ideal holiday, then you’re going to love the future. Most of us, however, will be quite sobered by...

Fear of the Dark: Why Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ Is Great Science Fiction

Legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov once said, “The core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are...

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