dystopia

The VICE Guide to Right Now

This App Will Give You Free Movie Tickets in Exchange for Your Soul and Sanity

PreShow uses facial-recognition tech to constantly monitor you during 20 minutes of advertising—and if you look away, it pauses automatically.
River Donaghey
3.25.19
future

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.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
Twitter

Twitter Is a Hellscape, So this Plugin Sends Tweets to Your Inbox

For those of us whose jobs require at least some use of the social network, there are now ways to take a bit of a break.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
tech

Margaret Atwood Announces ‘The Testaments,’ a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The new book is set to release in September 2019.
Samantha Cole
11.28.18
Listen

This Week's Waypoints Is About Repression, Nature, and Escape

The struggle to relate to one another, and to our world.
Rob Zacny
10.31.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

I Don't Care if This Robot Dog Can Dance, It Will Still Kill Us All

Don't let its cute new moves fool you.
River Donaghey
10.16.18
Sci-Fi

Exploring the Uncanny, Sci-Fi Dystopias of Simon Stålenhag

To celebrate the release of his third book, 'The Electric State,' we spoke with the Swedish painter about the fear of technology, the rise of fascism, the power of art, and (of course) robots.
Jack de Quidt
10.10.18
Essays

Sheck Wes Has His Foot on the World's Neck

BITCH!
Kristin Corry
10.9.18
Late Capitalism

Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse

Local officials across America are trying to attract the mega-corporation's new headquarters. That is not going to help your rent.
Matt Taylor
8.6.18
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
CAPITALISM

What It's Really Like Working for Elon Musk During Tesla Layoffs

It's not actually scary because it's all part of changing the world—and the boss knows what he's doing, right?
Luke O'Neil
6.15.18
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