People have always yearned to see into the future, to peek around the corner and make sense of what’s going on, according to author and mathematician David Orrell.
But predicting the future is difficult. And what’s more, the search for the “perfect model” of prediction often reveals as much about people’s sense of aesthetics as it does about the future, Orrell said last Thursday during “Perfect Model: The Past, Present, and Future of Prediction,” a talk sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
The ability to predict trends has grown over the centuries, he said, but not as much as people might think, especially in a few important areas.
A survey by New York-based marketing analytics firm Analytic Partners suggests that about half of those between 18 and 44 years of age base brand loyalty on brand experience, which could mean video/online gaming, social media and third-party expert information through blogs and articles.
Avec une augmentation de valorisation de plus de 23 milliards de dollars, Twitter rattrape à marche forcée son désormais grand rival Facebook. (#Réseaux sociaux : Twitter, bientôt plus attractif que Facebook ?
Avec 500.000 téléchargements en neuf jours pour Facebook Home, le réseau social a réalisé un départ poussif, même si son application est encore peu disponible. Les critiques, elles, sont plutôt négatives.
The brewing company's Brazilian arm creates cups, which, if you clink them together to say cheers, turn both parties into Facebook friends. Oh, how difficult. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
Korean tech supergiant Samsung has set it sights on something new and groundbreaking, having seen it’s mobile devices already achieve global domination over (RT @PlanetNumbers: NEW BLOG: Samsung are developing a new tablet device that can be...
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has been thinking a lot about our digital future.
Maybe that's not a big surprise for a man whose company has played a major role in shaping our 21st-century lives, from how we find information to how we use our phones.
It's that role, perhaps, that has made Schmidt's new book, "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business," so widely anticipated.
The book, out Tuesday, is co-written with Jared Cohen, a former U.S. State Department terrorism adviser who now heads up Google Ideas, the company's think tank. In it, the authors consider what our world will be like when everyone on Earth is connected digitally.
Pour faire connaître ses besoins et s’attirer les faveurs de nouveaux candidats, le groupe Altran, leader mondial du conseil en ingénierie et en innovation, vient de lancer sa propre web-tv. Décryptage.
What can the second screen do for the first? Television was once a “lean-back” experience, passively consumed from the comfort of the couch, but the proliferation of laptops, smartphones and tablets is making media multitasking the norm.