Looking Ahead to 2024

Looking Ahead to 2024

by Richard Rahn February 2, 2017 Most new cars sold in 2024 will have self-driving capabilities so that the number of auto fatalities will be falling rapidly. That is an easy prediction, because the technologies have already been developed and roll-outs of the new...
Space News Roundup – January 14, 2017

Space News Roundup – January 14, 2017

by  Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council January 14, 2017   Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested in...
Pessimism in Historical Perspective

Pessimism in Historical Perspective

by Chelsea German December 31, 2016 Pessimism about potentially life-enhancing technologies is not new. The Twitter account Pessimist’s Archive (a favorite of the internet guru Marc Andreessen) chronicles the unending stream of pessimism with old newspaper excerpts....