These days, people worry about robots stealing our jobs. But maybe we should be more concerned about massive populations of computerized human brains. Called "ems," these infinitely-reproducible brains could change the world. Here's what will happen when digital brains vastly outnumber biological ones.
U.S. economists may dabble in science fiction, but only the Japanese are considering resorting to science-fictional ideas to rescue their economy. To avoid the spectre of deflation, the Japanese are considering abolishing cash altogether.
With the economy in ruins, could we finally see the MegaCorp-dominated future that Cyberpunk promised us? Could a few companies finally control all the financial and industrial sectors? We decided to ask an expert.