Historian Yuval Noah Harari asks an intriguing question: “What should we do with all the superfluous people, once we have highly intelligent, non-conscious algorithms that can do almost everything better than humans?" First of all, calling people superfluous is a little mean-hearted. Show More Summary
Selective breeding has drastically changed the agricultural industry over the years. For example, the corn and grains of today look nothing like it did when it shaped ancient farming civilizations. Through a very slow process, our ancestors...Show More Summary
What if you found out you had 10 years left to live? Life is short enough, but such a generalization (when it is oh-so-suddenly applied to oneself) is quite startling, not to mention frightening. But now scientists are predicting that...Show More Summary
Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. Huntington’s. Different diseases, all caused by the deterioration and destruction of neurons in the body. What can we do to reduce their prevalence? One of the most devastating things about these diseases is how they lack a cure. Show More Summary
Computer technology along with the internet has changed the world we live in. Mind you, that’s like saying fish need water, birds lay eggs, and fire is hot. We all know the internet has influenced how we work, relax, and even communicate. Show More Summary
Can a specialized scan of your brain tell us if you are awake and aware? If you are a nice person or a psychopath?
Young people who question everything may be born into communities that insist it is wrong to doubt their religion. Here's the story of one who got away and found his own meaning.
Some marine mammal populations are in major recovery due to successful conservation efforts. Behind these efforts is better data. By filling gaps in our knowledge of marine mammal populations and their movement patterns, scientists are discovering the reality of their situation. Show More Summary
House price crisis and underground housing alternative …Will underground housing solve the housing problems of Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, London and the likes? https://unsplash.com/search/housing?photo=LmbuAnK_M9s By the time you finish reading this article, the population of the world would have increased by over 4,000 people. Show More Summary
The oceans, ravines, rivers, lakes, while these bodies of water are often treated poorly by many, others do their best to give creatures back a healthy home. One such person is Bren Smith, a man who believes fishermen could benefit from his idea for underwater farming. Show More Summary
Take a look around you. It's increasingly obvious that the world is in a state of confusion when it comes to an opinion on the topic of climate change. Despite the numerous scientific organizations and scientists that have continually proven its existence, many world leaders and citizens still deny its evidence. Show More Summary
A diversity of odd habits and rituals for quelling anxiety lies along the continuum between normal and diagnosable. You may recognize some of these compulsions.
Wearable technology, particularly eyewear, continues to make strides. In May, Sony filed a patent for “smart” contact lenses. Among other features, the lenses would function as tiny cameras, capturing photos or recording videos, and storing them for future viewing or playback. Show More Summary
Scientists and the giant pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, are not exactly racing for a cure for heart diseases. Unlike most other diseases, heart disease is not virus or bacteria based,Show More Summary
There are many devices out there that are used to track your daily data – steps in a day, sleep patterns, heart rate, food intake, etc. But what if you could use that data in your dating life and find a possible love match through it?...Show More Summary
An average of 750,000 cases are reported every year of child deaths caused by pneumonia. These numbers are also astonishing because this data accounts for only sub-Saharan African countries. The death toll is a by-product of the absence...Show More Summary
A good deal of what you’re about to read will sound impossible given today’s political climate. The reason being that more so than the previous chapters in this Future of the Economy series, this final chapter deals with the unknown, an era in human history that has no precedent, an era many of us will experience in our lifetimes. Show More Summary
Are we individualist or collectivist? Do we want our voice to be heard by our vote or by our pocket book? Should our institutions serve everyone or serve those who paid for them? How much we tax and to what we apply those tax dollars to says a lot about the societies we live in. Show More Summary
The future of Generation X. The future of millennials. Population growth vs. population control. Demographics, the study of populations and the groups within them, plays a massive role in shaping our society and it's a topic we discuss at great length in our Future of Human Population series. Show More Summary