Today, a solar eclipse had a slight chance of fucking up the UK power grid—and that's a really great thing because it means that we're slowly starting to wean ourselves off oil.
Australia has been discussing an east coast bullet train for 20 years. Why is the project still no closer to reality?
Anita Sarkeesian isn't taking your games away, but she does have ideas on what they should be in the future.
The world wasn't ready for VR in the 1990s, but is today's market likely to be more accepting of household headsets?
The critical front line in the next counterterror battle will almost certainly be cyberspace, and multinational corporations are likely to be among the chief victims.
Fire up CrossCountry Canada and start delivering potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg in the most subdued and frustrating manner possible!
Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.
Lord Martin Rees—Astronomer Royal and a professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge—talks cyborgs, nuclear power, and the end of Darwinian natural selection.
How soon will it be before we'll have signs ordering us to take off our exoskeletons before entering the bio-scanner, or telling us to make way for self-driving cars?
After finally coming to terms with the fact that most people barely have the attention span to tie their shoes, let alone read more than five sentences of text, we've created a new column about GIFs.
With more than 1,600 online videos that collectively have over a billion views, the world of TED Talks can be overwhelming to the uninitiated. To help, we asked our readers to submit their picks for the 20 most informative, provocative, and inspiring TED
Oxford scholars recently proposed using psychoactive drugs and futuristic technologies to trick prisoners into thinking they've been in jail for 1,000 years, even if they've only been imprisoned for a few hours. Could mind-jail and psychotropics fix overc…
Who needs a fluffer when this video's got enough crotch and butt shots to raise a homo chubby like a Caterpillar hammerhead construction crane?
The Olympics have a doping problem, and it doesn't have anything to do with getting hopped up on steroids or tinkering with genetics. The problem is "technology doping."
Slave rape, marital rape, and plural marriage might be unpleasant to consider as part of Islamic sexuality, but they are deeply embedded in our established sources. But I do not believe that Islamic tradition is frozen in stone. Every translation is an in…
For decades, the dominant African narrative in the media was of famine, war, and disease. Recently, in light of a perceived economic upturn and a relative reduction in famine and disease across most of the continent, the narrative has changed to one of th…
Sure, booth babes are a gimicky grab for attention. But the gimick only works if the audience is male. And the presence of such a gendered gimick only serves to reinforce the idea that the tech world is largely by men and for men.
The perpetual nature of MMA's "fighting season" means fans can't luxuriate in their opinions about fights and fighters for too long. Events like Saturday's UFC come around with enough regularity to turn predictions into dust.
Futurism isn't what it used to be. In late-1950s and early-60s U. S. of A., the sensibility was entirely optimistic. The reasonable adults who had infested city-adjacent farmland, creating car-contingent lifestyle paradigms, wondered when they'd be flying…
We won't have time for emotions in our beige future.
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In the future, bullies will plague nerds with augmented reality "kick me" signs.
For 100 years, movies have tried to show us what the future might hold. Now, in 2008 (which is officially "the future"), we can look back and say: They were almost entirely wrong. Nevertheless, here are their best efforts.
Everybody knows that Live Action Role Playing is the funnest way to turn your pointless existence into a thrill ride of unbounded possibilities and constant adventure, right?