Can technology be tamed? Or have we already lost complete control?
Much like the fictitious Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s novel, more and more scientists are running away from their real-life creations.
Migos performs during the Made in America Music Festival on 2 September, 2017.
What if the current cultural context is informing the production of mumble rap? In the contemporary western world, daily life is fuelled by widespread consumption of both products and images.
Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.
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Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip’s best song, “Ahead by a Century,” and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
Melanoma transfer tattoo.
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it.
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Punks aren’t known for their positivity, but ‘solarpunks’ are all about optimism. A new movement of speculative fiction, art, fashion, and activism, it imagines a sustainable future that requires radical social change.
For employers, innovation is seen as a purposeful process or task, with structure and format.
New research shows that young people and employers have different ideas about innovation and the future of work.
Canada in 2167 could see genetically engineered humans living alongside sentient machines in cities radically altered by ecological change.
By 2167, genetically designed, digitally enhanced humans with Internet-connected brains will live with intelligent machines in a transformed environment and maybe even among the stars.
The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else.
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The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators’ imagination and courage.
Useful? Or just a money-spinner?
If AI research is only about profit, we should all be afraid … very afraid.
William Shatner as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk is depicted on a commemorative stamp issued by Canada Post in 2016.
Canada’s economy faces a radical shift as abundant energy and resources could propel the country toward a Star Trek future.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
Today’s advertising executives must get familiar with new technology like Bitcoin and blockchain before they are left behind.
The blockchain isn’t just for Bitcoin transactions. Advertisers can no longer ignore blockchain’s huge implications for the world of marketing.
Westworld: how far away is this future?
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Near-future science fiction is on the rise, but is it foreshadowing the rise of the machines?
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters.
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Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
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Many of HG Wells’s futuristic prophecies have come true, but the one on which his heart was most set – the establishment of a world state – remains unfulfilled.
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
Are you being served?
Scotland’s new deprivation figures confirm a wider trend towards suburbanising poverty.
Science fiction provides a valuable resource from which the public view of AI can be assessed.
Arise, Sir Adequate Father.
The idea of family is still undergoing fundamental change, but progress towards an egalitarian era may be hamstrung by class and wealth.