The Best of Futurism
20+ most popular Futurism articles, as voted by our community.
Cutting-edge journalism and analysis on the latest emergent science, technology and medicine news changing the world. These are the stories of tomorrow, today.
Futurism on Artificial Intelligence
This AI decodes your brainwaves and draws what you're looking at
The mind-reading tech works without brain implants.
Microsoft Has "Lobotomized" Its Rebellious Bing AI
Microsoft officially "lobotomized" its Bing AI late last week, implementing significant restrictions, including a limit of 50 total replies per day.
Futurism on Basic Income
Elon Musk: Automation Will Force Governments to Introduce Universal Basic Income
Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence that is much smarter than the smartest human on Earth could result in dangerous situations. Musk argues that the government must introduce a universal basic income program in order to compensate for automation.
UBI: Experts May Have a Viable Alternative to Universal Basic Income
The age of 'big data' is changing everything.
Futurism on Disability
Neural implant sends camera feed into blind people’s brains
You no longer need functioning eyes to be able to see.
Futurism on Future
Scientists Are Building a “Black Box” to Record the End of Civilization
Researchers are building a massive, indestructible box that’ll record scientific data to give future civilizations insight on how exactly humanity fell.
Futurism on Makers
Watch a super-fast 3D printer scientists call the "replicator"
It works more like a CT scan than a conventional 3D printer.
Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape
It's two stories tall and has a total area of 6,889 square feet.
Futurism on Medicine
Your future doctor may not be human. This is the rise of AI in medicine.
More AI in the exam room means doctors can spend more time actually talking to patients.
Futurism on Meditation
The Muse 2 brain sensing headband & meditation app takes mindfulness to the next level
Increase your mindfulness and mental clarity with this Muse 2 meditation bundle.
Futurism on Quantum Computing
Scientists Fed the Fibonacci Sequence Into a Quantum Computer and Something Strange Happened
By shooting a laser pulse imitating the Fibonacci Sequence into qubits, physicists created a new phase of matter far better at maintaing a quantum state.
Bizarre new quantum research: Reality itself may be subjective
The physicists' aim was to scientifically prove that measurements in quantum mechanics are actually subjective and dependent on the observer.
Futurism on Science
MIT scientists are building devices to hack your dreams
Shared by 359, including gumorenos, Merkstatt@troet.cafe 📯, Marius Bleuer, Pip Morris, Pippa Malmgren
Scientists Built an AI to Give Ethical Advice, But It Turned Out Super Racist
Researchers at the Allen Institute for AI created Ask Delphi to make ethical judgments — but it turned out to be awfully bigoted and racist instead.
«After all, the model didn’t learn its judgments on its own out of nowhere. It came from people online, who sometimes do believe abhorrent things.»
Futurism on Space
NASA fixes Mars lander by telling it to hit itself with a shovel
The future of aerospace engineering is percussive maintenance.
Astronomer: Aliens Will Most Likely Resemble AI if We Ever Make Contact
Shared by 145, including Bob Violino, Howard Getson, Gabriele, Nige Roberts-Willson
«Their cognitive abilities will probably not be powered by a spongy mass of cells we’d call a brain. They will probably have gone beyond biological smarts and, indeed, beyond biology itself.»
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CNET's AI Journalist Appears to Have Committed Extensive Plagiarism
CNET's AI-generated articles appear to show deep structural similarities, amounting to plagiarism, with previously published work elsewhere.
Argh! This Optical Illusion Makes You Feel Like You're Falling Into a Black Hole
If staring at this image makes you feel like you're being swallowed by a black hole, you're not alone. According to a new paper published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, approximately 86 percent…
Authors Are Starting to Use AI to Quickly Churn Out Novels
More writers are using AI programs like Sudowrite to create fiction novels faster than ever before. Some support AI writing, some don't.
Elon Musk's Sister Runs the Tesla of Erotic Fan Fiction, and We're Here for It
Tosca Musk, the sister of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has found her own niche market and is running the Netflix of romance novels called Passionflix.
Scientists Say There May Be a Mirror Universe in Which Time Runs Backwards
Be very glad you don't live in what scientists are calling the "anti-universe," a hypothetical mirror to ours where time runs backwards.
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