Futurism (website)

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Futurism
Futurism logo
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Type of site
News
Available inEnglish, Arabic
Websitefuturism.com
Alexa rank6,770 (as of February '18)
Launched2015

Futurism is an emerging technology publication that launched in 2015. The site covers advancements in frontier technologies that include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, synthetic biology, and space exploration. The mission[1] of Futurism is to "empower readers and drive the development of transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential."

Futurism is known for creating content that takes complex topics and breaks them down into easy to understand visual infographics and videos. They are well known for their "This Week in Science"[2] weekly report that highlights the biggest scientific and technological trends each week. Their work has been featured on Yahoo,[3] Tech Insider,[4] Business Insider,[5] MSN,[6] Mic[7] and others.

Background[edit]

Futurism was founded by Alex Klokus, Dan Sutera, and Jordan Lejuwaan in April 2015. In May 2016, the team received a grant from the Knight Foundation[8] to build proprietary technology to source breaking science and technology stories from across the web. The company currently has contributors from across the world.

Futurism's largest social distribution channel is Facebook, which currently has over 6.5 million fans.

References[edit]

  1. "Futurism's About Page". Futurism. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  2. "This Week in Science". Futurism.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  3. "48 Of The The Most Important Scientific Discoveries Of 2014". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  4. "20 of the biggest science stories of 2015". Tech Insider. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  5. "30 amazingly futuristic breakthroughs that have happened this year". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  6. "Los autos voladores podrían llegar antes de lo que creeíamos". prodigy.msn.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  7. Mic. "One Chart Reveals the Chances That Robots Will Take Your Job in the Next 20 Years". Mic. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  8. "Futurism.co 2.0". The Knight Foundation. Retrieved 2016-03-14.


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