105 thinkers, including our Travis Rieder, were asked two questions. What worries you most about the future? What gives you the most hope about the future?

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Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Cathering Mohr, and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future

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Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will AI become the best crystal ball of all?

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Do New Tools Need New Ethics?

September 7, 2018

Scarcely a week goes by without the announcement of another breakthrough owing to advancing biotechnology. Each puts pressure on current policy guidelines and approaches. But do the tools created during different eras in science demand new ethics guidelines and policies? Our Jeffrey Kahn shares his opinion

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Americans who opened the newspaper on January 5, 1961, were greeted with an article by Associated Press science writer John Barbour. He described the futuristic world of the year 2000 and the great medical advances that would be achieved by then

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The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding

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Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future

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Can corporations become so powerful that they dictate the way we feel? Can machines get mad – like, really mad – at their makers? Can people learn to love machines? These are a few of the questions raised by Ridley Scott’s influential sci-fi neo-noir film “Blade Runner” (1982), which imagines a corporation whose product tests the limits of the machine-man divide

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