We tend to think of A.I.s as faster and better versions of human brains, but if we want technology to progress by leads and bounds, we must make A.I.s that are like nothing else on Earth, says digital visionary Kevin Kelly.

The different ways in which parents are handling their kids’ use of technology is creating three distinct types of tech users — and setting the stage for a clash of cultures, says writer Alexandra Samuel.

Economist Robin Hanson thinks the era of ems — robots with artificial copies of human brains — could occur in the next century. Read his astonishing predictions … and prepare for your jaw to drop.

Let’s shake ourselves out of our four-wheeled stupor, look at the vehicles and devices being developed, and reimagine how we’ll move around our cities, says technology curator Alex Moura.

Justice should be blind, but the predictive policing software used in much of the US has bias and misunderstanding programmed right into it, says data scientist Cathy O’Neil.

A flat piece of plastic that shapes itself into a shoe? An orthodontic device that moves into position to straighten teeth? Computational architect Skylar Tibbits is shaking up the material world.

The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.