Life in the supremely vast cosmos is incredibly rare. We need a new vision for our living planet and for ourselves.
Someday, scientists could use stem cells to guide the development of synthetic organs for patients awaiting transplants.
The separation of pleasure from procreation may occur throughout the cosmos, providing an explanation for the Fermi Paradox.
We will have a better shot at improving our lives once we come to understand, know, and love the people we will one day become.
If we manage to avoid a large catastrophe, we are living at the early beginnings of human history.
Changes in the world population are determined by two metrics: the number of babies born, and number of people dying.
Humanity can avoid catastrophe — if we look beyond our blinkered present.
Some would say AI is immortal and all-knowing — Godlike, even.
The nature of civilizational threats has changed in a mere decade.
We might be dining on insect-based Christmas pies with robot-harvested algae on the side.
The DART mission tested whether it's possible to deflect an asteroid by crashing something into it.
Humanity is poised to pass the 8 billion milestone mid-November, but population growth is actually slowing down.
Our inaugural special issue is focused on progress — the search for, the study of, and the project towards a better world.
We asked 11 experts about the future of progress for humanity.
The Metaverse could be the most dangerous tool of persuasion humanity has ever created.
We will become billions of people who share a single vast intellect.
Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it?
Uploading your mind is not a pathway to immortality. Instead, it will create a possibly hostile digital doppelgänger.
Not too hot, not too cold...
A second Enlightenment would have a far bigger task: Saving civilization itself.
Proponents of transhumanism make big promises, such as a future in which we upload our minds into a supercomputer. But there is a fatal flaw in this argument: reductionism.