Could self-aware cities be the first forms of artificial intelligence?

The cities of the future will be huge and super-dense — but will they also be alive? Could the increasingly complex systems needed to manage the next generation of megacities become our first true artificial intelligence? » 8/23/10 3:36pm 8/23/10 3:36pm

The Same Cityscape According To Star Trek And Terminator Salvation

Mega-nerd Protohiro compared screenshots of the exact same view of San Francisco from the Star Trek and Terminator Salvation trailers. Here's Trek's super-bright, super-big Frisco. Click through to see Terminator's gloomy, Skynet-infested version. » 5/12/09 8:30am 5/12/09 8:30am

Kibera's "Instant Farm" System Is the Future of Urban Agriculture

Click to view » 9/04/08 11:00am 9/04/08 11:00am Kibera, a dense, 2.5 square km shantytown outside Nairobi, is the largest slum in Kenya. It's estimated that possibly a million people live its maze of houses and outdoor markets. Now a group there has figured out a fast, efficient way to convert piles of trash into compost — and to convert areas that…