In his new book, Fall, the author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Diamond Age, looks to the digital afterlife, and beyond.
If the past is any sort of guide to what comes next, his fears about a jobless economy (and his policy prescriptions to fix it) are completely misplaced.
Despite bioethical handwringing, they pose no special risks to future generations
'Mobile Brothels' Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn't Mean They Will: Reason Roundup
Plus: Amazon goes to Washington (for good) and Chicago cops shoot man who stopped bar shooting.
A generation later, three major themes still resonate.
No matter what California legislators or Elizabeth Warren think
How to disagree with other libertarians
Economist Michael C. Munger argues the sharing economy is the next great economic revolution-and it's already underway.
Reading Zora Neale Hurston's study of the life of the last "black cargo" and watching Westworld
Katherine Mangu-Ward talks about politics, culture, and Reason's next 50 years.
The U.S. Cattlemen's Association petitioned the USDA to declare that "meat" and "beef" exclude products not "slaughtered in the traditional manner."
If so, he's doing great work.
The ultimatum game, the double thank-you, and the politics of global commerce
The future of human-robot relations is silly and sensible, not sinister.
Presidential budgets have all the legal force of a letter to Santa-they're essentially the White House asking Congress for a pony.
What might have been.
'Facts don't come naturally. Drama and opinions do.'
The folks behind CRISPR gene editing were runners-up for Time's Person of the Year. Their creation may win the future for secular China.