Science Vs. The Future
Society

Science Vs. The Future

The systematic, scientific study of the future is impossible. Wait, what?  Really?  Well, speaking as someone who has deeply internalized the values of science, and who also loves to study the future, the thought certainly leaves me uncomfortable.  And yet I’m pretty sure that’s an ironclad statement.  I’m not quite about to throw in the … Continue reading

Ghost in the Machine
Technology

Ghost in the Machine

Happy Halloween, fellow future hunters!  This has always been my favorite holiday, perhaps because it’s the one time of year that we all celebrate mystery and the great unknown.  Today, in the spirit of the season, I offer you a glimpse of the ghosts of the future.  Hint: chain-rattling is not involved. It starts with … Continue reading