To what extent will our psychological vulnerabilities shape our interactions with emerging technologies?
The simulation hypothesis is fun to talk about, but believing it requires an act of faith.
Virtually anyone can now create convincing deepfakes. That doesn't mean you should.
"It can truly allow you to see the physical world in ways that were not possible before."
Some scientists think brain organoids could develop a form of consciousness. Others say that's science fiction.
What if we could harvest energy from human heat, sweat, or vibrations?
The Apple Watch could soon take the pain out of monitoring blood sugar levels.
Lonely humans will become infatuated with AI-fabricated personas.
Can ChatGPT help you power through writer's block?
Skepticism is appropriate when gazing into the futurist's crystal ball.
They cost $1,400 and will make you feel like you’re always on a moving sidewalk.
Apart from the energy needed to flip the switch, no other energy is needed to transmit the information.
Computers are growing more powerful and more capable, but everything has limits
Imagine going on a tour through the human circulatory system as a tiny cell. That is just one example of education in the metaverse.
One of Jetoptera's VTOLs is expected to reach speeds of around 614 mph, about as fast as a commercial jet airliner.
Laser-guided lightning systems could someday offer much greater protection than lightning rods.
The automated McDonald's has a staff comparable to other stores. But the crew members are all focused on making and packaging orders instead of delivering them.
It's not just keeping you from getting lost.
2023 will see an "arms race" in mixed reality hardware and software. This truly will revolutionize our society.
It was a particularly good year for biotech and medical technology. There were also notable advances in energy.
They could also "turn off" their fear.
Some solar cells are so lightweight they can sit on a soap bubble.
It will be able to produce 22 million pounds of cultivated meat annually.
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Lithium-ion batteries pose challenges for our transition toward renewable energy. Sodium-sulfur batteries might be a solution.
"Lethal autonomous weapon" sounds friendlier than "killer robot."
Even lifelong technologists and AI researchers like myself were genuinely surprised by the speed and impact of generative AI.
Despite their brief history, computers and AI have fundamentally changed what we see, what we know, and what we do.
Once water gets more than about 200 feet deep, building on the sea floor is out of the question.
2022 was another busy year in the realm of science, with groundbreaking stories spanning space, materials, medicine, and technology.