The deep sea octopus is a fascinating creature. It quite literally lives only to reproduce. While the male often dies …
Death to ownership: A future where everything is available and nothing is yours Sometime back, I was cleaning out the …
A nice little market has emerged for therapy chatbots. But, does it really work well enough now to address complex issues like mental health?
Could the microdosing movement reframe the world view on psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin? Will it become as common as coffee?
The sex bots of today embody the male fantasy of anatomical idealism. They’re are always willing and available 24×7. What does this mean for society?
Lab meat, algae and insects may take time making way to our plates. But with the strain protein production puts on resources, it is likely to happen.
Elon Musk, Bryan Johnson and Mark Zuckerberg want to lay a digital superhighway to our brains through brain-computer interface. But first we must understand the human brain
Like the Internet, AI is likely to be a massively disruptive technology change that will bring about enormous social, political and cultural change.
A flurry of flying vehicles will hit the market in the next five years. Uber Elevate wants to cash in and build an on-demand aerial mobility service.
Gaming is serious business. In 2016, the gaming industry was estimated to be close to $100 billion. In comparison, the …
There’s more driving electric vehicles than the power of Elon Musk. Exponential changes in core technologies have resulted in unpredicted fall in costs.
Elon Musk recently announced Neuralink. FactorDaily talks to Ramez Naam about brain-embeds, the cost of energy and the impact of exponential technologies on our planet.
Wearables have found a powerful use-case in health & fitness. But they are getting started with the first tentative steps towards man-machine coherence.
Soon, AI will get so good that it will know our future choices better than us. This week’s Factor Future explores how smart machines are getting ahead.
We need to talk about how drones are way more than fancy floating cameras or flying toys.
Hyperloop is tightly wrapped around our collective imagination and we’re heralding the arrival of the ‘fifth’ mode of transport. But, will it be a reality?
ISRO’s world record-beating launch of 104 satellites last week may not be enough to win the hyper-competitive launch services market.
CRISPR is the most precise, fastest and cheapest method available (till date) to manipulate the genomes of any animal (or plant for that matter).
The euphoria of potential technology disruptions headed our way are exciting as hell, but they could also get quite confusing. …