With the year wrapping up, we’re taking a look back at our most-read stories from 2015. Thanks for reading this year!

“With the technology advances that are presently on the horizon, not only low-skilled jobs are at risk; so are the jobs of knowledge workers. Too much is happening too fast.”

“What is clear is that Microsoft is back — in full force.  This is a good thing; Apple and Google desperately need the competition that Microsoft will once again provide.”

“Quantum computers have profound national-security implications, because they are the technology equivalent of a nuclear weapon.”

“Machines with an extreme amount of technology could be difficult to control. They may hoard resources to boost their own intelligence, leaving little or nothing for humankind.”

“Just as people sometimes fall for the unlikeliest partners, history has shown that people’s love for certain ideas, no matter how crazy, are no exception.”

“Critics say that solar is inefficient, too expensive to install, and unreliable, and will fail without government subsidies.  They too are wrong.  Solar will be as ubiquitous as cellular phones are.”

“For fans of the classic “Back to the Future” movies, 2015 may very well turn out to be a banner year after all. The Hendoboard, a working hoverboard of sorts, is on track to arrive sometime in October. And self-tying shoes? They’re on their way also.”

“The self-driving cars are notoriously careful, and tend to brake when anyone else is moving forward into the vehicle’s path. While a human driver can easily see a rider doing a track stand isn’t going anywhere, Google’s self-driving car seems to be still be figuring that out.”

“Amazon’s prototype is an octocopter — meaning it has eight propellers and can take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. But the design also includes wings and a “pusher motor” so that it can transition from helicopter takeoffs to the energy-efficient flight of a plane at altitude.”

“Like why did you go steal Tesla’s E? Like you’re some sort of fascist army marching across the alphabet, some sort of Sesame Street robber?”