A disaster fantasy raises questions about tinkering with Earth's climate. With real-life scientists exploring geoengineering, what conversations should we be having now around these technologies?
Musk’s audacious plan to blast people to Mars by 2024 glosses over some important social and political challenges that SpaceX will need to successfully navigate to get off the ground.
BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.
How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.
A list of 10 new technologies poised to transform our lives provides a chance to think about any related risks sooner than later. Reconceptualizing "value" changes what responsible development means.