What Most Freaks Out Scholars Who Study The Future Of Humanity?

It's only Tuesday, but already this week's news is apocalyptic: the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is unstoppable, the UN is debating whether to ban killer robots and the U.S. and Russia are going 1980s-retro with nuclear war games. What should worry us the most? Here's what two experts think. » 5/13/14 6:30am 5/13/14 6:30am

The "Naked Miley Cyrus in Space" Music Video You Didn't Know You Wanted

Miley Cyrus is some sort of naked alien in the glittery, emo music video for Future's new song "Real and True." I'm not sure what's supposed to be happening here, but it looks like Miley's sheer levels of body glitter are too much for the space crew that finds her on a planet, and their ship nearly bursts into a… » 11/11/13 4:07pm 11/11/13 4:07pm

What Are Science Fiction's Best and Worst Predictions?

Sometimes scifi foreshadows the future with incredible accuracy (the fiction of Jules Verne, for instance, predicted the moon landing and the electric submarine) and sometimes not (he also imagined an Earth that had a core full of mastodons.) Today, we want to know your picks for the best and the worst predictions… » 10/25/13 7:00am 10/25/13 7:00am

What Are the Least Futuristic Things About Being Alive Today?

Yesterday, we asked you what made you feel like you were living in the future now and you responded with things both wonderful (smart phones! internet! video-chat!) and unfortunate (smart phones again and a shuttered government). Today, we turn our attention backwards, and ask where the promises of the future are… » 10/04/13 7:00am 10/04/13 7:00am