Why "Networked Matter" Is One Futurist Concept You Need to Know

Just as there are political think tanks, there are also futurist ones — they offer wisdom about emerging trends to companies and other organizations who make long-term plans. And top futurist think tank Institute for the Future wants you to know about one trend that could change the very structure of reality. » 6/26/13 9:54am 6/26/13 9:54am

A map that shows where science might take us by 2021

io9 pal and Institute for the Future policy wonk David Pescovitz has been working with a bunch of other cool futurists — including space hacker Ariel Waldman — on a quick guide to the future of science. They've grouped the ideas together in clusters, suggesting different innovations and discoveries that will grow out… » 11/17/11 3:18pm 11/17/11 3:18pm