Science Fiction

Is it a completely good thing when a billionaire gives away their money? David Callahan walks us through the new world of philanthropy.

Why does so much of our most popular science-fiction feature bleak, depressing futures? We talk to a science-fiction writer to find out.

Our tax system is inefficient, unfair, and infuriating. TR Reid tells us how to fix it.

The Walking Dead. The Hunger Games. The Handmaid’s Tale. Why is so much of our most popular science-fiction bleak and depressing? Read More...

Science fiction Star Trek paintings. Credit: James Vaughan / Flickr Creative Commons

The gizmos we gawk at in Star Trek and Blade Runner still seem light-years away. But the rapid growth in computing power may have put us on a fast track. Science journalist Steven Kotler tells us why it’s time to start saving up for that flying car. Read More...

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