The end of night
An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness
When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step too far?
Return to Nib’s Knoll
As kids, we make secret worlds – in trees, in our imaginations, even online – but can we go back to them when we’re grown?
Hell on earth
What happens to life sentences if our lifespan is radically extended? A philosopher talks about future punishment
The robots are coming
The invasion has already begun: the only question is when, not if, humanoid robots will work, play and war beside us
What good is information?
The internet promised to feed our minds with knowledge. What have we learned? That our minds need more than that
The arts electric
Digital art and culture mustn’t get caught up in the tools of its making or it will never transport us somewhere new
Giant instruments are giving us a sea of data. Can science find its way without any big ideas at the helm?
Human ingenuity has created a world that the mind cannot master. Have we finally reached our limits?