The Inspiration DroughtWhy our science fiction needs new dreams.
Sentinels and Skeptics of the Shale What can we learn from those who live closest to fracking?
Twenty-One Months’ Worth of Rain in Two Days for Baja California
We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
Silicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas
Sotomayor Concerned About Drones and Privacy, Says You Should Be Too
Forget the TricorderWhy gadgets aren’t the coolest part of science fiction.
Oh No, This Is Exactly How Last Winter Started
Join Neal Stephenson, NASA’s Chief Scientist, and More for a Future Tense Event on Sci-Fi
Insurance Companies Want to Use Your Personal Data to Determine Your Premiums
When Low-Tech Solutions Win
Netizen Report: Chinese Man Sues ISP Because He Can’t Access Google
You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent MachinesNot because they might develop the worst human characteristics, but because they’re nothing like humans at all.
Your Gmail Probably Wasn't Hacked. But That Doesn't Mean You're Safe.
NATO’s Empty Cybersecurity GestureIts new approach to cyberattacks misses some fundamental points.
Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion, but Its Founder Is Leaving
Techno Sapiens: The Tacocopter EditionA Future Tense podcast about whether machines will solve our problems, or make them worse.
How Do You Say “Crack Down on Google” in German?
Should You Let Machines Edit Your Home Movies?
Cyberspace Looks Pretty Menacing in This Japanese Music Video From 1989
The Earth Is About to Be Bombarded by Two Solar Storms
Let’s Turn Off the Internet Every Sept. 11
Why Google Bought a Spoon
Fire, Ice, and Crushing Force Are No Match for This Unstoppable Robot
“Covenant”A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
Holy CowWould lab-grown meat ever be kosher?
Today Was the “Go Slow” Protest of the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal. Did You Notice?
The iPod Classic Is Dead: Mourn for Bygone Click Wheels
Apple Gave You U2’s New Album for Free. What Could Possibly Go Wrong With This Trend?