New technologies are breaking down the border between the real and the virtual. And ethical questions posed in "The Matrix" turn from fiction into fact.
What a chronic traffic jam around Washington DC can tell us about the future of biotechnology and the hidden costs of excessive caution
The history of economics is a history towards abstraction. The future belongs to those who satisfy not only material needs but emotional desires and communal interests.
Robots are here to stay. They will be smarter, more versatile, more autonomous, and more like us in many ways. We humans will need to adapt to keep up.
The future looks gloomy. Sex will be moved from the bedroom to the laboratory, and each successive generation will have to fight for the survival of the human species.
Democracy will be reborn. Instead of tying power to entrenched institutions and established rulers, a culture of participation will flourish a century from today. The future belongs to those who are willing to experiment.
The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emi
No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border
On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the U
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.