future

Here’s What 2020 Looked Like to the Sci-Fi Writers of 1974

In the early 1970s, eight science-fiction writers tried to imagine what the far-flung year of 2020 would look like. They ended up being both wrong and right.

What We Meant When We Said ‘Hey, It’s the ’90s’

Our expectations for the decade (and beyond) were doomed from the very start

Why Are New Robots So ‘Black Mirror’ Creepy?

Isn’t the specter of a future in which the machines take over and enslave us already terrifying enough?