A viral video shows a terrorist promising holy war on America from inside the latest migrant caravan. It's the story of the year—and in this future, that may be all that matters.
The Year in Telling Stories About the Future
This Cyber Monday, Watch 'Cyber Monday' and Think About the World Beyond TV Discounts
Presenting 'Cyber Monday', a film that explores the diverse and vital world beyond the mindless holiday.
Sons of the Pre-Apocalypse
My son was born last week, right before two historic wildfires hit California—his new home state—and burned whole cities to the ground.
The Presidential Candidate Bent on Beating the Robot Apocalypse Will Give Two Americans a $1,000-per-month Basic Income
Andrew Yang is running for President on a platform of paying Americans $1,000 a month.
Watch 'Instafamous,' an Incisive Film About the Link Between Celebrity and Click Farmers
Motherboard is pleased to debut a speculative film short about the lived realities of click farmers who prop up the social media accounts of the (supposedly) rich and (purportedly) famous.
How the Best Futures Help Us Survive an Unbearable Present
The best way to remember 2017 will surely be through the stories it told about what might come after
Writing a Dystopia of Women's Oppression in the Age of Trump
An interview with Louise Erdrich, author of Future Home of the Living God.
A Terraform Story Has Been Optioned for the Big Screen
Geoff Manaugh’s tale about a modern, viral ghost story is being developed by Legendary, with the director of ‘Happy Death Day’ on board.
One of the Last Remaining Manhattan Project Scientists Has Died
And with him, perhaps, our nuclear sanity.
iPhone X Machina
“The future of the smartphone” is the same as it ever was. It doesn’t need reinventing, it needs interrogating.
William Gibson: 'I Never Expected to Be Living in an American Retro-Future'
In his latest work, the spawner of cyberpunk has become unstuck in time and has come face to face with nuclear apocalypse.