The Best Articles in Future
The most useful articles and videos in Future from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Future Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Future by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Do we need a better understanding of 'progress'?
- Things could be better
- The End of Writing
- Betting on Things That Never Change
- The third magic
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8 Sustainability ideas that will change the world
Diving into some of the most innovative ideas across retail, city planning, policy, technology and construction. Ideas that will truly change the way we thin...
Startup founders want to read your brainwaves - but how will they protect your data from tech giants?Subscribe to Freethink on YouTube ► https://freeth.ink/y...
Shortcuts are killing humanity. It’s time to meet the alternative.
Short-term thinkers take shortcuts. Take the longpath instead, explains futurist Ari Wallach.Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/chan...
Preventing the 2035 food catastrophe
Deep in the drylands of Morocco, a hidden vault holds the seeds that could save humanity.Subscribe to Freethink on YouTube ► https://freeth.ink/youtube-sub...
How will AI change the world?
Explore the current limitations of artificial intelligence and the possibility of creating human-compatible technology.--In the coming years, artificial inte...
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What Is the Future of Organic?
In the era of climate change, organic agriculture is about to win—or lose—big.
What is the biggest benefit technology will have on ageing and longevity?
Members of the Global Future Council on Healthy Ageing and Longevity share ideas on how technology will enable people to live healthier, more fulfilling lives at all ages.
What Is The Future Of Cities?
As COVID-19 makes density a danger, we look at what's in store for cities.
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How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once
A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.
«HUMANITY IS STRUGGLING to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people tend to tackle each problem on its own»
How to See The Future Like a Superforecaster
Predicting the future is a skill. Here's how it works.
«some people are uniquely better at predicting the future than others. They’re so good at it, in fact, that they are capable of beating betting markets. Tetlock calls these folks superforecasters.»
How to Plan Your Life When the Future Is Foggy at Best
Mapping out your goals quarter by quarter — or even week by week — can provide a sense of control.
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Life Need Not Ever End
New interpretations of the laws of thermodynamics suggest the infamous “heat death” hypothesis, which foretells the end of all life and organization in the universe, might not hold.
Superfoods of the Future, From Cockroach Milk to DNA-Personalized Meals
While classic superfoods such as the meal in a pill remain a dream of science fiction, new and intriguing ideas continue to emerge.
Dirt: The future of search
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The weird reasons there still isn't a male contraceptive pill
Many side-effects deemed unacceptable in the male pill have been plaguing women for decades. Is there a double standard?
Why all of Hollywood UI looks the same
Is the future a blue, transparent hologram? Why is this the vision of the future shown in film?
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The End of Writing
Soon, you don't need to write much anymore. Artificial Intelligence will do it for you. With all the free time we will have, we could try to rethink how we learn, work, and how we communicate.
«Soon, you don’t need to write much anymore. Artificial Intelligence will do it for you. With all the free time we will have, we could try to rethink how we learn, work, and how we communicate.»
Can GPT-3 Explain My Past and Tell My Future?
I loaded journal entries from the past 10 years into GPT-3—and started asking it questions
Infographic: 11 Tech Trends to Watch in 2023
It can be tough to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation. Each new year delivers the full spectrum of progress from game-changing breakthroughs to incremental advancements in a wide variety of…
ChatGPT is 'not particularly innovative,' and 'nothing revolutionary', says Meta's chief AI scientist
The public perceives OpenAI's ChatGPT as revolutionary, but the same techniques are being used and the same kind of work is going on at many research labs, says the deep learning pioneer.
Betting on Things That Never Change
Amazon launched 22 years ago this week. Its first web page shows its early days: What’s neat about this isn’t what’s changed. It’s what’s stayed the same. The line, “One million titles, consistently…
«Each iteration is a front-line battle where you’re exhausted from the last war but overconfident from its victory. So the odds keep stacking against you»
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The third magic
A meditation on history, science, and AI
ChatGPT and the Future of the Professions
Professionals must learn to work with the machines or they will be replaced by them.
«ChatGPT and the Future of the Professions»
Things could be better
Eight studies reveal a (possibly universal) bias in human imagination
«We figured that judgments must be built on comparisons: to say that something is bad is really to say that it’s worse than something else.»
The generative AI revolution has begun—how did we get here?
A new class of incredibly powerful AI models has made recent breakthroughs possible.
Do we need a better understanding of 'progress'?
A growing and influential intellectual movement aims to understand why human progress happens – and how to speed it up. Garrison Lovely investigates.
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Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.
Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. Mostly tech.
World Economic Forum
The international organization for public private cooperation.
Senior Maverick at Wired, author of bestseller book, The Inevitable. Also Cool Tool maven, Recomendo chief, Asia-holic, and True Film buff.
Amy Webb 🤖
CEO of @FTI. Future scenarios + foresight + tech trends. Prof @NYUStern. 4x best-selling author. Order my new book GENESIS MACHINE at the link.
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MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
Tomorrow belongs to those who embrace it today.
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McKinsey & Company
Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. 130+ offices in 65+ countries.
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