Imagining the Future

From the rapidly advancing field of artificial intelligence to Facebook’s bid for world domination, today we ponder the possible future of science, technology, and, perhaps, our robot overlords

From the rapidly advancing field of artificial intelligence to Facebook’s bid for world domination, today we ponder the possible future of science, technology, and, perhaps, our robot overlords

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In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



From the rapidly advancing field of artificial intelligence to Facebook’s bid for world domination, today we ponder the possible future of science, technology, and, perhaps, our robot overlords.

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

 

Is Facebook good for the world?

 
As Facebook grows, many have asked whether it’s now too big to fail. The real question is: what is it trying to become?
By Tyler Hellard

With Prospect of Muslim Registry, Programmers Consider a Code of Ethics

 
Can an innovative, rapidly expanding profession abide by a single set of rules?
By Michelle Pucci

How to Build a Better Tree

 
What happens when we grow forests just so we can turn them into paper product?
By Andrew Reeves

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Hospitals Save Lives

 
The need for better, faster diagnosis means your next ER doctor could be a robot
By Conor Lavelle

Building a Better Female Orgasm

 
With publicly funded sex research under fire in the United States, Canada is taking the lead in the science of sexuality
By Sarah Barmak, photography by Alana Riley

Rise of the Robots

 
Automated trucks will transform an industry and put millions out of work
By Sharon J. Riley

Why Twitter Wants you to Hate

 
How the social platform uses anger to power its popularity
By Michael Coren

Is the Sun Rising or Setting on the CBC?

 
Our public broadcaster charts its course in a world of Snapchat, clickbait, and teenage YouTube stars
By Tom Jokinen

Toss of the Bitcoin

 
Canadians have poured millions into blockchain, but many don’t know what they’re buying
By Joshua Oliver, illustration by Victor Wong

The Limits of Facebook Activism

 
Real social change requires closing our laptops, turning off our phones, and spending time in the presence of others
By Nora Loreto

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