Predictive policing could help prevent crime. But do we want a future where computer oracles and spies track us from birth?
The concrete tangle
The urge to tidy up cities is deadening – let’s celebrate the tangled chaos and honky-tonk energy that keep them alive
Twitter has log cabins and Facebook has graffiti — what do the offices of tech giants tell us about the future of work?
Thanks to new technology, sex toys are becoming tools for connection - but will sexbots reverse that trend?
Escape from the matrix
The fear of missing out haunts our social networks and our real lives alike. But there is a way to break free
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