The Future of Just-For-Fun Sex Sounds Like No Fun at All

Professor Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist and inventor of the Pill, recently made an interesting prediction in the Telegraph: that, by 2050, most babies in the West will be born via IVF, thereby making all sex recreational. Yes! Let's go get our free-spirited fuck on because oh wait yeah no this is terrible. » 11/15/14 2:00pm 11/15/14 2:00pm

Martine Rothblatt Is Maybe the Most Fascinating Woman on the Planet

One of the world's most fascinating humans is easily Martine Rothblatt, America's highest-paid female CEO. A futurist and trans woman who cofounded both Sirius Satellite Radio and a biotech company, she's got a robot replica of her wife and believes that soon, tech will allow our consciousnesses to live forever. » 9/09/14 12:40pm 9/09/14 12:40pm

Time Capsule: "Why the Web Won't be Nirvana"

I still remember the first time I heard a commercial on the radio for a camera phone, I was driving to class. The commercial was one of those strange "reader's theater" style things, a little radio play. A female voice was talking to her friends on her cell about which shoes she should buy (yes, feminism in… » 1/23/14 8:59pm 1/23/14 8:59pm

Human Innovation Has Yielded Bluetooth-Connected Vibrating Pantyliner

Like a diminutive, pantyliner-shaped version of the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the latest in wearable tech has appeared upon our horizon, leaving us shrieking and jumping in place confusedly. It's called the OhMiBod Remote App, and it's a vibrator that connects, via Bluetooth, to your smartphone. » 1/08/14 5:30pm 1/08/14 5:30pm

So What Are the Soothsayers Saying About 2014?

When a national news outlet like USA Today runs an article about what the country's "seers" are predicting for 2014, it makes one realize how small the distance is between our modern world and a world in which a haruspex in a funny hat would cut open a sheep in front of an anxious crowd, puzzle over the liver, and say… » 1/01/14 2:00pm 1/01/14 2:00pm

Google Glass and Pick-Up Artistry Combine in a Futuristic Hellscape

Infinity Augmented Reality, a New-York based tech company currently working on some wacky technology stuff, has offered us a glimpse into the future. In the future, apparently, rich people will be able to don augmented reality glasses in order to accomplish a lot of cool guy things, such as playin' pool with a… » 12/19/13 5:15pm 12/19/13 5:15pm

Sex Robots and Love-Score Apps: This Is the Future of Dating

Another day on the Internet, another excuse to wonder if and when technology is going to turn the landscape of interpersonal human relationships into some kind of unrecognizable Garden of Simulated Delights. Another chance to speculate whether the world of the future will be populated by people wantonly having sex… » 12/09/13 2:10pm 12/09/13 2:10pm

The Robots of the Future Might Be Just as Sexist as Humans

Technologists insist upon the impending arrival of the singularity, a time at which human technology (particularly artificial intelligence) progresses to the point that we create a greater-than human intelligence. With this arrival of this intelligence, human civilization — and possibly even human nature itself — will… » 8/27/13 6:30pm 8/27/13 6:30pm

People Will One Day Communicate Solely in Emotive Animal Pictures

If there's one thing that still sucks about living in a technologically-advanced society in the year 2013, it's the fact that we're all expected to communicate with one another using long strings of words that (ugh) sometimes abide by the rules of grammar. How has technology not eliminated this inconvenience yet? I… » 6/12/13 7:15pm 6/12/13 7:15pm

Funny Lady Emily Heller Is a Psychic to the Stars in Hilarious New…

At least, this is what I believe will be happening. I'm not totally sure, but if the first episode with the delightful and also extremely sexually attractive Reggie Watts is any indication, then I am correct, and also: ROWR. (You can't see me but I'm doing pelvic thrusts in your direction.) (You're welcome) (I'm… » 3/19/13 9:30pm 3/19/13 9:30pm

See a Man Have a Mind-Melting Conversation With His 12-Year-Old Self

It's not many of us who were organized enough to tape ourselves at age 12 talking to the future us, but thank goodness Jeremiah McDonald was. Now that it's 20 years later, he's having a little conversation with his past self. The results are pretty amazing, though the exchange between the two (er, one) is more… » 7/05/12 9:45pm 7/05/12 9:45pm

What Can an Older Version of Yourself Teach You? Wear Sunscreen and…

For most young-ish people, it's easy to be cavalier about things like saving for your eventual retirement. But what if you were forced to confront an older version of yourself in the mirror? Besides freaking out about how wrinkly and sun-spotty you've gotten, would it make you think twice about setting some money… » 4/12/12 4:30pm 4/12/12 4:30pm