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.
The costs of such an endeavor would be extremely high, while the potential payoffs would be uncertain.
In the age of distraction, don't we all want to read faster and more efficiently?
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
Equations that describe time travel are fully compatible and consistent with relativity — but physics is not mathematics.
If the metaverse is money, then companies will certainly want to play, too.
"I was part of the surgical team that conducted the first pig-to-human heart transplant in a living patient."
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
The Kardashev scale ranks civilizations from Type 1 to Type 3 based on energy harvesting.
Altos Labs is an ambitious new anti-aging company with billions of dollars to back it up.
Spoiler alert: Everyone dies.
Are we really only a moment away from "The Singularity," a technological epoch that will usher in a new era in human evolution?
If used improperly, the metaverse could be more divisive than social media and an insidious threat to society and even reality itself.
In 1966, Disney announced his intention to build Epcot, an acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”