Whether we’re making our robots more intelligent or uplifting humanity using advanced modern technology, our goals for the future are utopian in hindsight. This isn’t to say that the future is going to be utopian, though likely somewhere in the middle, but in how we view our goals of the future – utopian or dystopian – will largely determine what that middle-ground future will predominantly convey. Do we wish for a future where the good outweighs the bad or rather the contrary? Welcome to the future!
In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder calls upon its A.I. assistant in search of this week’s headlines of the future, from the recognition of a universal basic income to the increasing establishment of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in our everyday lives of the future.