challenging religious privilege in public life



The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?

With Elon Musk looking to colonize Mars in the near future, the size and shape of humanity's future in space is difficult to predict.

Forget AI. The real revolution could be IA

AI refers to efforts to replace people with machines. But AI has a counterpart, known as intelligence augmentation, or IA.

Fetal Gene Therapy

Delivering gene therapy directly to the fetus of a pregnant mother is something that biotechnology futurists have dreamed about since the late 1990s.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics

If you could improve by implanting a chip in your brain, 'update yourself' and partially become a machine, would you? 

Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene

If we are to develop machines that think, ensuring that they are beneficial is one of the great intellectual challenges of this century.

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future

Now, through the combination of HI and AI, we are at the brink of the most consequential technological development of our time, and in history.

It’s Time for Robots to Mine the Asteroids

Counter intuitively, the primary obstacles are not technical. Rather it is government inaction, in both funding and regulation.

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.

From living computers to nano-robots: how we’re taking DNA beyond genetics

What’s next for DNA nanotechnology? It is hard to know but, with DNA, nature has given us a very versatile tool.

Is the Future Safe?

Survival is the great challenge of the 21st century and could prove to be a far greater challenge than at any time in the past.