We Asked 105 Experts What Worries Them Most About the Future

Welcome to the dark side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.


Far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil's new president. Here's what you need to know.

“The laws are for everyone, this is how it will be during our constitutional and democratic government."


Uzbekistan’s president is probably dead — but the government won't confirm it

Islam Karimov's death was revealed by the Turkish prime minister on Friday, hours after the Uzbek government acknowledged Karimov was seriously ill.


Canada Continues Making Nice With the World By Lifting Sanctions on Authoritarian Belarus

Removing Belarus from its most basic sanction list means that Canadian exporters will be able to sell most non-military goods and services to the state, excluding weapons and munitions.


In Vietnam, "Depraved" Blogging Could Get You Locked Up for a Decade

On May the 16th, another blogger, Dinh Nguyen Kha, was sentenced to ten years in jail for "distributing anti-State propaganda" and "deliberately causing injuries."


The Syrian Revolution Will Still Be Tweeted: An Activist Talks About Coping With Assad's Web Blackout

The regime can't stop the rebel onslaught -- or satellite Internet.