Shaping Our Future: Makerspaces

By Pete Prodoehl [CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0], via Flickr

Makerspaces, often referred to as hackerspaces, are places where people can go to make virtually anything they want.  They’re closely tied to the maker movement: a growing trend of people expressing their creativity by making things, epitomized by Make:,… Read More

Shaping Our Future: 3D Printing

3D Printer

In this first article of our new series, “Shaping our Future”, we’ll cover 3D printing and its potential impact.  At first glance 3D printing might seem like little more than a novelty, but it has the potential to… Read More

The Future of Computers


Computers have evolved from basic business machines to our windows to the world, and they show no sign of slowing down.  This poses an interesting and challenging question: what will computers look like in the future and how… Read More

The Rise of Planned Cities

Khazar Islands

There are now more cities being built from scratch, and at a larger scale, than at any other time in human history.  There are over a dozen cities either planned or in development, and over half a dozen… Read More

Robots vs. Jobs

By AutoGuidedVehicles (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Some people are excited for a future where robots can make more stuff more efficiently, driving down cost.  Others are justifiably concerned this will lead to fewer jobs and fewer people able to buy what’s being produced.  We… Read More


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