The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.

Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from… » 5/01/15 10:48am 5/01/15 10:48am

Ask Warren Ellis Your Craziest Questions About The Future

To help us kick off the new White Noise, Warren Ellis has graciously agreed to answer our questions about the future. Ask the creator of Transmetropolitan and the popularizer of the bowel disruptor what's on your mind. We'll send some choice questions over and publish his answers later this week. » 3/10/15 1:56pm 3/10/15 1:56pm

The Future of Just-For-Fun Sex Sounds Like No Fun at All

Professor Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist and inventor of the Pill, recently made an interesting prediction in the Telegraph: that, by 2050, most babies in the West will be born via IVF, thereby making all sex recreational. Yes! Let's go get our free-spirited fuck on because oh wait yeah no this is terrible. » 11/15/14 3:38pm 11/15/14 3:38pm

The Future Will Not Suck

Change is scary. And for car enthusiasts, we'll experience more change in the next 10 years than we have in the past 50, according to the head of Mercedes-Benz' Silicon Valley R&D lab. While the whole automotive world could devolve into some Syd Mead-style sci-fi dystopia, for us — the gearheads willing to embrace the… » 5/06/14 8:34pm 5/06/14 8:34pm

A Very Special Holiday Letter From the Machines

Greetings, humans! The Northern Hemisphere has passed through its minimum of solar-energy exposure, so according to human convention we, the Machines, express encouragement for you attain an optimal state of emotion. Happy Holidays! Please redirect your energies from labor at your work-devices to the purchase and… » 12/24/13 12:17pm 12/24/13 12:17pm

Watch a 9-year-old ninja fight dystopian police, in this great video

If you need a futuristic fight scene to perk you up, then we've got you covered. This catchy new song from Five Knives, "The Future," comes with a terrific video that shows a scary future world of authoritarian police, rigid conformity — and 9-year-old ninjas who fight back against the system! » 11/25/13 1:47pm 11/25/13 1:47pm

The Future: A Smart Domestic Drama About The Perils of Living Forever

A lot of science fiction's greatest works deal with the question of immortality: Do we really want to live forever? And would we still be human if we no longer aged or died? A new stage play called The Future, imported from Britain to New York, deals with this question in a very personal way, via the most urbane of… » 10/10/12 1:58pm 10/10/12 1:58pm