Dystopias

#Instafamous: How CGI Influencers Will Soon Replace Humans on Social Media

Companies are manufacturing computer-generated influencers-slash-models to sell you on their products.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:47AM

Facebook Is Mining Your Instagram Photos to Train Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has secretly used billions of publicly available photos on Instagram to teach software how to better identify objects.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 9:38AM

Uber Ratings for Humans: Bad 'Social Credit' Will Get You Banned From Trains in China

If you thought erasing historical events like Tiananmen Square from search engines and instituting facial tracking across the country...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:40AM

Stephen Hawking's Top Three Predictions for the End of the World

Like a collapsing star, Stephen Hawking's death has left a black hole in our hearts. Though the man himself is gone, his words live...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:08PM

PETA Teamed Up With a Las Vegas Brothel For a Billboard of Naked Aliens

What a time to be alive.You've heard of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Now get ready for a series of billboards that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Contagious Woman Escapes From Hospital, Triggering Zombie Outbreak Concerns

We all know how zombie apocalypses kick off. All it takes is one infected patient escaping quarantine before a deadly disease starts...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 9:58AM

The Majority of Americans Are Worried About Designer Babies and Brain Chip Implants

While sci-fi has been portraying technologies like human genetic modification and cognitive enhancers for decades, real-life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 11:38AM

Why Orphan Black's "Designer Baby" Big Bad Isn't Too Far from Reality

Orphan Black had quite a few crazy revelations last night--M.K. is officially a Helsinki survivor! Rachel is letting Charlotte die!...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 May 2016 - 1:37PM

These Are the 8 "Catastrophic Risks" to Humanity That Could Happen in the Next Five Years

How could the human population be decimated in the next half-decade? Researchers from Oxford’s Global Priorities Project who were...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 5:30PM

Reddit 3016 Perfectly Captures the Dumb Things We'll Care About in 1000 Years

Reddit may be an idiosyncratic, self-selecting community, but it's still a pretty good barometer of the public conversation of the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 2:45PM

The 10 Most Realistic Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

These are the Sci-Fi 10 movies scientists can't get enough of.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 5:39PM

William Hurt Calls the Plot of AMC's Humans 'Inevitable"

On AMC's Humans, eerily human-like androids called Synths have become staples in every household, as ubiquitous as iPads and iPhones....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 2:47PM

Mark Zuckerberg's Utopian/Dystopian Vision of the Future as a Shared Virtual Reality

Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to live in The Circle.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 12:38PM

The White House Calls for Scientists to Hold Off on Human Gene Editing

After Chinese scientists edited the genetic material of human embryos for the first time, the White House calls for a moratorium on...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 4:02PM

Three Movie Robot Apocalypses that Could Happen in Real Life

Will Stephen King's inflammatory predictions come true?

Johnny Brayson
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:03AM

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos for the First Time in History

Geneticists in China modify the genomes of embryos for the first time in history, re-igniting an ethical debate.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 1:10PM

AI Expert Claims Chappie's Robot Police Force May Be Close to a Reality

The titular self-aware robot in Neill Blomkamp's Chappie has been getting all of the attention in the media lately, with AI experts...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 3:02PM

The 7 Biggest Existential Threats to Humanity, According to the Experts

How will the human race meet its end? There are many possibilities, but a few apocalyptic scenarios have taken hold of the public...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:06PM

The Best of #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Technology and science-oriented radio program Science Friday recently discussed the potential for technology to lead to unforeseen...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:03PM

Hitachi Designs a Dystopian 'Happiness Monitor' for Employers to Track Workers' Emotions

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has just invented a new "workplace happiness monitor" in order to help employers boost morale in the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:45AM