Issue #69 - August 2014

Our August edition is pure distilled future in one handy package. From designer babies to comet-catching spacecraft, semi-smart cars to sci-fi visions and more. And drones. So many many drones. Take a look!

Drones. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. And we think you should love them, so much so that we've given you 25 reasons why drones are a most welcome addition to modern life... and also five reasons your fears might be justified.

Plus! It's time for our annual sci-fi visions feature, where we ask some of the world's best sci-fi writers and artists to envision tomorrow. The tomorrow of 10 years from now, 100 years from now, maybe even 1000 years from now. 

We also examine the thorny issue of designer babies. Today, you can screen a foetus for disabilities, but tomorrow you'll be able to tweak genes to protect against cancer, dementia and more. The day after tomorrow? Babies custom made. Is that a good thing?

If all that isn't enough, we also catch a ride on a comet, check out the future of your next car, and hack the great Aussie barbeque.


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