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Navigating toward the best of all possible futures. Follow along as Singularity Hub discusses the future and latest trends in futurology.

The Myth of the Three Laws of Robotics – Why We Can’t Control Intelligence

Like many of you I grew up reading science fiction, and to me Isaac Asimov was a god of the genre. From 1929 until the mid 90s, the author created many lasting tropes and...

Masdar City: A Closer Look at the City of the Future

Modern metropolises are proliferating malignancies of ravenous urban sprawl. Alright, that sentence is definitely laden with a hefty dose of theatrics, but we can at least say that increasingly around the world, people are...

Masdar City Abandons Transportation System of the Future

O, vehicle of the future, why have you eluded us? While other industries such as communication make enormous strides every year, it seems that transportation technology can only inch along, lumbering to barely get...

BigThink’s Series on Longevity: A Fun Place To Start (video)

Thinking about living forever? You've got a lot of reading to do...or maybe you can just watch a few videos. The science surrounding longevity is a hive of interweaving studies and counterstudies that can...

How Was the Billionaire’s Singularity Dinner? We’ll Show You

Five minutes is not enough time to save the world, but it might be enough time to get people to help finance you saving the world. Last night, Peter Thiel and The Thiel Foundation's...

Time Presents 10 Questions for Kurzweil: Hello, Mainstream

Everybody thinks about the future, but not everyone makes it their life's work. Besides being an inventor and author, Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's premier futurists and he's the de facto frontman...

Cool Futuristic CityScape Sculpted Out of Nothing But Drill Bits

I spend a good portion of my waking hours contemplating the future, so I was a little amazed when I suddenly saw it crafted out of drill bits. Japanese artist Chu Enoki's sculpture, RPM...

Long Bets: Putting Money Where Your Predictions Are

Think you know what will happen in the future? Would you care to make a wager on that? Since 2002, Long Bets has served as an arena for prognosticators of all calibers to make...

The Law Of Futurology

In pretty much all walks of life, humans are prone to making their theories and ideas conform to their own personal hopes and dreams.  This especially applies to futurists! When building a theory that we...

Ericsson Asks 20 Innovative Thinkers About the Year 2020

Swedish telecomm giant Ericsson is building a picture of the future. Their 2020 project is seeking the opinion of twenty innovative thinkers on how the world will change in the next decade. People like...

Aubrey de Grey Fights Aging With Regenerative Medicine (Video)

Aubrey de Grey looks and speaks like a wizard, but don't dismiss him. He stands out as one of the most impassioned and well-reasoned advocates for longer, healthier life. His non-profit, the SENS Foundation...
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New Documentary on the End to Aging Premiers Feb 11th (Video)

I learned most of my philosophy from 70s rock ballads, so I know that all we are is dust in the wind. Still, film director Robert Kane Pappas dares to ask who wants to...

Kurzweil Defends Predictions for 2009, Says He is 102 for 108.

How accurately must you predict the future before you can call yourself a futurist? That's the central question in a bit of online controversy regarding Ray Kurzweil. The well known inventor and author has...

Andrew Hessel’s Singularity University Talk on Synthetic Biology (Video)

Have you ever wished life was more like a video game? Well, Andrew Hessel is here to tell you that your biology is already more like a computer than you know. At his recent...

Singularity University’s Executive Program In Full Swing

Where have all the forward thinking business executives gone? They're in school. We warned you it was coming, and now it's here: Singularity University's inaugural executive program began last week at the NASA Ames...
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Mprize: Your Children Could Be Immortal

If living forever isn't enough motivation to get scientists to study longevity, maybe $3.8 million will work instead. That's the current size of the Mprize, a special fund put forth by the Methuselah Foundation...

The Future of Sex: Androids, VR, and the Orgasm Button

Forget the Turing test. Imagine when a machine can not only convince us of their intelligence, but attract us with it. Bladerunner gave us a great glimpse in the eighties: sexy androids manipulating...

AT&T Predictions From 16 Years Ago Become Reality

Robots-Dreams has an excellent post about AT&T advertisements from 1993 (16 years ago!) in which predictions about the future turned out to be amazingly accurate.  Technology is changing our lives at an ever faster...

10 Forecasts for 2009 and Beyond

Each year since 1985, the editors of The Futurist have collected their most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts into an annual Outlook report.  The Outlook 2009 report was recently released and we have published it...

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