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Daniel Wellers

By Dan Wellers and Larry Stolle In just one year, self-driving cars have gone from the theoretical to the imminent. Major manufacturers are leaping into development. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued new rules in

By Dan Wellers and Raimund Gross For a technology that’s still in its comparative youth, blockchain has become incredibly influential, incredibly quickly. In August, the World Economic Forum released a report calling blockchain technology a

Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors on a microprocessor — and therefore their computing power — will double every two years. It’s held true since Gordon Moore came up with it in 1965,

Thousands of years ago, humans discovered they could heat rocks to get metal, and it defined an epoch. Later, we refined iron into steel, and it changed the course of civilization. More recently, we turned

The future will be what we make it. Unlike the past or the present, it’s the only arena where we have any control. But the future, as the saying goes, isn’t what it used to

Over the last year or so, we’ve been discussing digital futures and the ways they might affect business and life in the next decade. We’ve touched on some specific ways these technologies are already impacting

Sports records used to stand for years. Today they fall regularly, and by wide margins. As researchers explore what helps extreme athletes shatter the supposed limits of human performance, one factor keeps coming up again

Imagine that your home security system lets you know when your kids get home from school. As they’re grabbing an afternoon snack, your kitchen takes inventory and sends a shopping list to your local supermarket.

Virtual reality (VR), the use of digital technology to replace reality with a wholly immersive simulation, was once the stuff of science fiction. So was its sibling, augmented reality (AR), which lets users interact with

The inventors of the Internet didn’t give much thought to cyber security. Why would they? The idea behind the Internet’s main predecessor, the Pentagon’s ARPANET, was to help researchers share more information more easily. It