10 Things that are Rare Now but will be Common by 2030

10 Things that are Rare Now but will be Common by 2030 Technological change is happening faster and faster as an increasing number of countries and companies work to build the next cool ‘must-have’. Yet only a small number of advances actually stay the course to become common in our lives. Here are my top […]

The Importance of Finding Trusted Voices in the New Era

The Importance of Finding Trusted Voices in the New Era With more and more channels of communication, and more and more people sharing their voices online, it’s only natural that opinions become mixed with fact. As the issues of our world become ever more complex, each and every person has a duty to be as […]

6 Ways Self-drive cars will Change Travel for the Better

6 Ways Self-drive Cars will Change Travel for the Better One of the many coming revolutions will be in road travel. Specifically, the self-drive car is poised to revolutionize ground transportation. There remain some technical and legal bugs to work out but by the end of the 2020s car travel will be noticably different than […]

5 Technologies that will Change Communication in the 2020s.

5 Technologies that will Change Communication in the 2020s No one can doubt how much communication has changed in the last ten years. The rise of the smartphone and touch screen technology, greater access to high-speed internet, and social media networks that span the globe have meant we can contact anyone, anywhere, at any time. […]

How Technology Changed the World in the 2010s.

A Decade of High-Frequency Change 2020 is a new year and a new decade (if you ignore that entire ‘there’s no year zero’ discussion) and a new time to take stock of how the near future is shaping up. The last ten years were some of the most chaotic years of the world when considering […]

7 Areas that Could See Massive Benefits from Artificial Intelligence

There’s a lot of discussion regarding the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the consequences for human society. Such concerns hit the media in waves, generally around some new success by AI in the latest human competition. I’ve covered a few of these recently, including games, biochemical research, and writing. Most of the discussion centres […]

Artificial Intelligence: Wonder Tool or Human Replacement?

As artificial intelligence becomes ever more powerful the fear of whether it will be a tool for good or evil, or even whether it will replace us, becomes increasingly important. The Issue Every two years a group of structural biologists (those who study the structure of large biological molecules) have a competition – the Critical […]

Artificial Intelligence: A View into the New Future

AI and The World of Tomorrow? A row of cars wait, orderly and patient, as we reach the school driveway. I head for our family Auto, distinguishable by the customized chromo-flex decal on the hood, currently set to cycle through red and black arrows pointing toward the front. It’s supposed to look dramatic, tough, and […]

Artificial Intelligence: Fake News is about to get real (prevalent)

With the coming technological advances and the dearth of investigative journalists in the modern world, fake news is about to explode. The Issue Among his many other projects, uber-wealth entrepreneur Elon Musk sponsors OpenAI, a group with the goals of guiding the development of artificial intelligence so that it is ‘nice’ and representative of peoples […]

Artificial Intelligence: boon or bane?

This is the first in a series of posts that discuss the developments, prospects, hopes and fears of Artificial Intelligence in human societies. This is a field of computer science that has been making noticeable strides in recent months and it is therefore important that our societies have a serious and informed conversation about this. […]

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