Futurology

    More than fiction. Science fiction ideas that can become a reality in the XXI century

    Lunar bases, flying cars, and teleportation are likely to appear in the coming decades. Let’s learn more reading Chas article. Sometimes reality is separated from fiction by a very thin line. A “smart” house, a mobile phone, space stations, uncrewed vehicles – not even a century has passed since these inventions lived only in books […]

    Sustainable development is the only way out of the collapse

    To describe the state of modern society, I use the concept “Future Shock” introduced by the American sociologist Alvin Toffler in 1969 in the same name book. He notes that in that era in the United States, the post-war generation of “baby boomers” felt that changes were happening too quickly; that post-industrial civilization was increasing […]

    Benefits from the AI will be received only by the wealthiest businessmen, high officials, and leading AI developers – expert

    One of the prominent August news became Jack Clark’s “manifesto” called “Big models: What has happened, where are we going, and who gets to build them.” He delivered it on August 23rd at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). Jack Clark is a co-founder of Anthropic, an AI safety and research company; co-chair […]

    Environmentalism in the world where ideas, not things, are for sale

    One of the most complete descriptions of the ideas of moderate environmentalism, combined with a critique of countercultural ideas, is the work of American sociologists Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter “The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t be Jammed” (2004). The authors believe that it is impossible to deny the whole system of capitalism and […]

    Endangered technologies. Things that will confuse your children

    Modern children are easily confused by simply showing them a few things from the recent past, as a disk phone or videotape. Now it may seem ridiculous, but these are not artifacts of antiquity. Therefore, it is easy to imagine the day when goods and technologies, which are an integral part of our lives today, […]

    Club of Rome 1972 end-of-the-world predictions were right

    Yep, it’s bleak, says an expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction. A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington delivered the bad news through The Guardian. Why she has such an unusual name? At a UN sustainability meeting several years ago, an economic policy officer came up to […]

    Living in the future shock era: let’s get rid of infantilism

    We live in a rapidly changing world. For example, during the life of my generation, I saw the rise and emergence of the technical possibility of work, predicted in the famous book “Future shock” (1970) by sociologist Alvin Toffler. This is when the employer can be even in another country, and you send him the […]

    Charters, coliving, cars: how subscription services became the new norm and changed our lives

    Once upon a time, subscriptions were associated with media only. Then streaming poured into our lives – it turned out that you can get access to bottomless catalogs of music, films, and TV series for a small monthly fee. Now we are buying things less and less. And this is logical when even houses and […]

    Three predictions: technologies that will change our lives by 2050

    We live in an era of rapid technological development. Almost every day, there is news about another know-how, thanks to which life will turn upside down. But sometimes, it is difficult to say what is in front of us – the next breakthrough or something insignificant. To find out which of today’s growing technologies will […]

    The future studies experts: who needs their skills?

    Let’s check what European futurists have told Chas News what their work is, why the future is like a multiverse and whether futurology can be considered a science. The veil of secrecy has always separated us from the future. It is difficult for a person to accept his or her ignorance because any secret can […]