He’ll show up to the party late and talk a big game but then drink too much and promptly pass out in the shower with the water running. I don’t […]
Visions of the Future
“Reality has become just a subgenre of science fiction, ” says the Pulitzer-Prize winning book critic, Michael Dirda. Artists flesh out what our words will be like, as we integrate rapid transformation into who we are and where we’re headed. Speculative fiction, especially, gives us an opportunity to try on change like a suit of clothes to see how it fits. Here we collect some of these foresights.
We’ve all heard the stories of inevitability: more and more transistors per square centimeter, with momentous leaps to new computing hardware whenever material capacity reaches its limit. While massively parallel, one-to-many molecular […]
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz has an incredibly powerful piece on the Earthquake in Haiti, and what this apocalypse has revealed about the world. The Haitian earthquake was no […]
There are two kinds of critters on this planet. One produces zillions of offspring, then pays scant attention to them, playing the odds that some will survive. The other produces […]
The potential implications of human enhancement is one of the main reasons why I’m at CSPO, so I was excited and a little worried when the trailer for Limitless appeared. […]
Science fiction can tell us a great deal about the future because it asks us to think with all of our faculties, not just about the nuts and bolts of […]
The film is set in the not-too-distant future, when an unnamed government uses lifelike cyborgs or “enhanced” humans for undercover work. One of the key cyborgs is The Major, Motoko […]
From Shirow Masamune, the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion, comes “The Ghost in the Shell”, the breakthrough manga that inspired the internationally acclaimed animated film. An epic dystopian tale […]
Oprah, talking about the deep, radical future again. The next ten years will radically change the way major diseases are diagnosed, treated, even cured. Take a sneak peak at the […]
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