New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.
Robots are becoming very good at aping human behaviour -- perhaps because they have become proxies for the uniform worker drone in factories. Robots are familiar to us because we have become mechanised.
Spectacular advances in robotic technology are a far cry from Rosie the maid -- they can self-replicate, replace millions of workers and, most sinister of all, hunt and kill. Crikey examines the dark side of our bright future.
A new breed of tech entrepreneurs is not just changing the way technology works -- they are changing our politics, economics and the entire shape of things to come.
The 3D printing revolution is coming to your home -- or at least a site near you. On his journey across America, Crikey's writer-at-large visits a backyard Buffalo outfit leading the charge.
Additive manufacturing, robotics, nanotubes ... the new industrial revolution is here. But will it all really transform lives? In a new Crikey series, we begin in the world of 3D printing.