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CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is being written right now

CNET's Eric Mack has started writing his first sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month, but he doesn't want to do it alone. Contribute now to this crowdsourced online story about the multiverse.

By November 3, 2015


Help CNET write a sci-fi novel

November is National Novel Writing month, when aspiring scribes commit to drafting a new novel. CNET's Eric Mack plans to write his first sci-fi book, and he wants the world to join in the process.

By October 27, 2015


Strongly religious see less conflict between science and religion, survey says

Technically incorrect: A new Pew survey examines the way people view disharmony between religion and science. It shows there's a big difference between how people see their own beliefs and how they view the beliefs of others.

By October 26, 2015


Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you.

By October 1, 2015


Google's vision of self-driving cars is wrong, says MIT professor

Technically Incorrect: MIT's David Mindell says NASA moon missions weren't self-driving, so why should cars be? He describes handing over power to an "opaque" corporation like Google very troubling.

By October 13, 2015


Next Big Thing Summit coming to Melbourne, Kurzweil to keynote

There's a big new tech show in Melbourne next week, complete with a trade show expo plus a wealth of great speakers, including Ray Kurzweil and Chris Anderson.

By March 6, 2014


Google's new holding company drops 'Don't Be Evil'

Technically Incorrect: Alphabet decides to lose Google's most famous line, perhaps finding it a touch outdated.

By October 3, 2015


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By September 26, 2015


What if 'Back to the Future Part II' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?

We're currently living in the year imagined by the classic sci-fi flick, but what would another sequel look like if it envisioned the future 30 years from today?

By August 29, 2015


Microsoft wants to shock you when you get an email

Technically Incorrect: A patent application filed by Microsoft describes giving your skin a little buzz when you get a notification.

By August 20, 2015