the-future

Amazon’s drones and the rise of ostentatious R&D

Who cares if Jeff Bezos' aerial delivery plan works -- it's the image that matters.

No, artificial intelligence isn’t going to take all of our jobs

Some futurists predict that computers will push the unemployment rate up to close to 100 percent. Here's why they're wrong.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 23, 2013

In the convenience store of the future, you can get a mortgage along with your toothpaste

Walgreens wants to be your friendly neighborhood bank.

Feds spend $7 on elderly for every $1 on kids

And eight other occasionally shocking facts about kids and the budget.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 15, 2013

Wonkbook: Are we winning the future yet?

Remember when President Obama proposed a raft of policies to help America "win the future"? How's that going, anyway?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 21, 2012
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