Ten years ago if someone would have said that over half of all adults in the United States would be using Facebook in order to learn about the news, no one would have believed them. Today, however, 62% of adults in the US report getting their news from social media, according to the Pew Research Center.
The Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center recently brought a diverse group of neuroscientists and philosophers together with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and programmers to answer this question: As developments in artificial intelligence extend or surpass human intelligence, do they challenge the traditional definition of what it means to be human? Here's what five of them had to say.
One thing you can say about people who study robots, they have a sense of humor. Living Electrodes Boston Dynamics, the company
Picture it: this is a phrase that so many creative thinkers use when they're introducing their new project. The best ideas begin with a compelling image.
"By 2025, 3D printers will print clothing at very low cost. There will be many free open source designs, but people will
As the eye-tracking headlights are still in the early stages of development, the concept will likely take several years to
Do you agree or disagree that in the future we will think "inserting radio-frequency identification in our babies' bodies is as normal as vaccination"? This is just one of many provocative questions put to the participants in a spirited Davos session entitled "What Future Do You Want?"
There's a new crop of apps intensifying competition among brick-and-mortar retailers by giving consumers a faster means of comparison and more advanced personalization. What this means is that businesses have to deal with the linear change of ever-increasing consumer options.
Now in its third season, "Black Mirror" has shown us myriad advanced technologies that seem, frankly, pretty horrifying.
Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren't always the ones that arrive. Here's a look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected from scientific progress -- and how often they've been disappointed.
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Will Oculus release their eagerly awaited consumer VR goggles in 2015? It's unclear, but many people
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not merely about creating savings within current industry models. It's about upending old models entirely, creating new services and new products.
I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working three-D printer on display at the main in BHV department store in Paris, I remembered seeing my first fax machine in the 1980s.
If it was possible, then the extension of "the internet of things" to "the internet of biology" e.g., bacteria, molds, plants and crops should also be possible -- in fact all living things could be networked and online.
Just imagine: Will we have robot caregivers, like in the freaky sci-fi flick "I, Robot?" Will we be able to teleport using
Of course, there are bound to be some Americans who just aren't getting their hopes up about the future of technology, after