How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the FutureAutonomous author Annalee Newitz explains how she went about building her 2144.
The Meteorologist’s LamentWeather forecasting is better than ever—but the public doesn’t seem to realize that.
How Star Trek’s Transporter Could Really WorkOne of my favorite scenes from the original series was very wrong, but it also anticipated the future.
Black Robes and Crystal BallsSupreme Court justices like to predict the future. They aren’t very good at it.
The Race to Build a Computer Powerful Enough to Predict the FutureIt will take a machine 1 trillion times faster than your laptop.
All Aboard the Bullet Train to the FutureHow the Chinese could stop worrying and learn to love the uncertain tomorrow.
What the Heck Is Threatcasting?To imagine the future, we also need to think about potential dangers.
Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry Guide Us Through Windows 95The charming tutorial shows tech companies used to fear us.
The Most Empowering Tool for Hurricane RecoveryWant to help residents rebuild after Harvey and Irma? Give them access to reliable data.
The Alt-Right’s Favorite Social Network Has a Point About GoogleThe company probably does have too much power over the information economy. And it keeps showing us why.
Can Your Smartphone Read Your Mind?New apps promise to diagnose mental health problems. But there are reasons to be cautious.
The Futurism Industry’s Blind SpotEven the most far-out visions of tomorrow assume capitalism will survive.