The newly-announced Tesla robot looks like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie. But that’s the least of our problems.

Tesla’s planned humanoid robot certainly looks the part for a sci-fi blockbuster, but hopefully not one where machines run amuck.


The physical basis for human-driven climate change is compelling. But to survive it, we need to get much better at understanding people.

Photo by Chris LeBoutillier on Unsplash


Of course, given how polarizing COVID-19 is, I couldn’t simply get away with producing a conventional “what to do” video!


Addressing the ethics of artificial intelligence is important. But are we becoming so obsessed with the rights and wrongs of AI that we’re taking our eye off the potential risks?

using a Risk Innovation approach to navigate complex threats and grow/protect value


Surely there are already too many big-vision books about the future, so why write another one?

So many books about the future!


We talk a lot about the power of reason, and how important it is in making sound decisions in today’s world. But what is “reason” and how is it connected to the various futures we aspire to?


There’s growing awareness that business as usual with tech innovation is heading for a train-wreck — but how do we think differently about tech & the future?


As conspiracies around the origins of the coronavirus go mainstream, they present both challenges and learning opportunities for students studying socially responsible research and innovation



What have pendulums, the future, and Iron Man, got in common? More than you might at first think!

Swinging Stick™ Double Pendulum

Andrew Maynard

Author of Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, and Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures

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