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IBM CEO Predicts Three Ways Technology Will Transform The Future Of Business - Forbes

IBM CEO Predicts Three Ways Technology Will Transform The Future Of Business - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

With cloud, mobile, social and big data advances all happening at once and at lightning speed, how will shifts in technology impact the way businesses are run? According to Ginni Rometty, the first female CEO of IBM, it will change everything.

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Data Analytics Will Revolutionize Decision-Making

The Social Network Will Drive Value

Consumer Segments Will Cede To The Individual

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This startup's new router sends bits at the speed of light

This startup's new router sends bits at the speed of light | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
As we process more information, we need faster networking gear at the edge and deep inside telecommunications hubs. CompassEOS is coming out of stealth with an optical router that’s faster and cheaper to operate.
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Solar Roadways: The Prototype

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since our first visit back in 2007, so we visited him again for an exclusive update on the project, including the first ever video recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype! For more information visit http://www.solarroadways.com . This Solar Roadway project is highlighted as one of many planet-friendly solutions in the feature film by YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip. To learn more about YERT, visit http://yert.com .
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On second thought, this really could make a profound impact if it does succeed!  The only caveat is the asphalt industry that depends on the oil industry (Tar divisions)

 

YERT Movie synopsis coming in the next Scoop!

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5 Trends That Will Drive The Future Of Technology - Forbes

5 Trends That Will Drive The Future Of Technology - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Google's Project Glass. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Trends get a bad rap, mostly because they are often equated with fashions.
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1 No Touch Interfaces

2 Native Content

3 Massively Online

4 The Web of Things

5 Consumer Driven Supercomputing

 

When Computers Disappear? 

"Now, computers themselves are disappearing.  They’re embedded invisibly into the Web of Things, into no-touch interfaces and into our daily lives.  While we’ve long left behind loading disks into slots to get our computers to work and become used to software as a service – hardware as a service is right around the corner."

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Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
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More on these "electronic tattoos"...

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Electronic tattoos printed on skin to transmit medical data (Wired UK)

Electronic tattoos printed on skin to transmit medical data (Wired UK) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Temporary electronic tattoos that monitor wellbeing have been developed at a US laboratory, paving the way for future connected healthcare networks
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Embedded chips and now electroic tattoos!

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The £1billion 'time machine' which could finally reveal mysteries of the universe: World's largest telescope will finally be turned on today

The £1billion 'time machine' which could finally reveal mysteries of the universe: World's largest telescope will finally be turned on today | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The £1bn Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, is the world’s most powerful telescope, and will give astronomers a glimpse of galaxies from just after the Big Bang from its viewpoint high in the Chilean desert.
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Impressive...

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Flying Robots 101: Everything You Need To Know About Drones

Flying Robots 101: Everything You Need To Know About Drones | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
When an unmanned aerial vehicle reportedly flew within about 200 feet of an airliner earlier this week, outlets like
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Anti-aging drug breakthrough

Anti-aging drug breakthrough | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Drugs that combat aging may be available within five years, following landmark work. The work finally demonstrates that a single anti-aging enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.
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Yes, Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs—Now What?: Scientific American

Yes, Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs—Now What?: Scientific American | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
M.I.T. economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains how technology has affected economic growth and productivity, and how human workers can adapt
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The enormous societal benefits of working from home | ZDNet

The enormous societal benefits of working from home | ZDNet | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
There are enormous societal benefits to working from home, but no one is really aware of them. We can save up to 60.5 billion gallons of gas and 36.9 billion wasted hours each year if we work from home.
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Also, increased productivity!

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Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The future of education is data - GeekWire

Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The future of education is data - GeekWire | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Bill Gates' closing keynote at the SXSWedu conference in Austin had a nerdy subtext of the importance of useful education data.
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It’s not that data itself is inherently good or bad. It’s just another tool that can either help inform a well-considered decision, or be used as a crutch to avoid having to think a decision through...

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Predictive Decision-Making at the Speed of Thought

From TechFest 2013: Microsoft Research’s FetchClimate helps predict weather patterns and forest fires. One of the stand out projects from TechFest last year was FetchClimate! — a browser-based tool that lets you access and visualize all sorts of climate and atmospheric data from around the world in a Bing Maps interface. It’s an amazing tool for a couple of reasons: it gives you access to actual climate data from sources such as NOAA and the MET at the click of a mouse, and it gives you this really useful and visually engaging interface that helps you drill down into a host of different factors as they relate to weather conditions. It really was an amazing display of how big data could be visualized. This year, Microsoft Researchers Drew Purves and Vassily Lyutsarev went a step further. They developed the prototype for a browser-based probability engine that could use all of that climate data to make predictions about weather patterns, forest fires and other atmospheric conditions. Watch the video above and read this Thursday post on Next at Microsoft to learn more about this exciting MSR project. Also, if you weren’t able to make it to TechFest, you should check out these videos from the event at the TechFest 2013 Video Portal.

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Another BIG Data impact!

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Sight

A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts. Please share if you enjoyed it! Contact:…

 

Darmour showed it to us as an example of “obstructive technology.” It shows how computing contacts — essentially Google Glasses — could ruin social interaction. The hope, at least to Darmour, is that wearable devices eventually  will help enhance the human experience rather than degrade it. 

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A sortof anti-google glass competitor?

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YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip

YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Click to watch YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip - see the trailer and watch the full movie online
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Learn more here:

http://www.solarroadways.com/main.html

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Solar Roads, Charging Roads, And The Future Of Transportation

Solar Roads, Charging Roads, And The Future Of Transportation | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
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http://solarroadways.com/vision.shtml

 

Sounds intriguing, although adaptation could face an uphill battle as Federal and state governments might be slow to spend money for the new infrastructure that even now to maintain is in jeopordy...

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What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM

What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects, incompatible with the W3C's most important policies
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Is DRM good or bad? Or perhaps bad?

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Netflix reveals the speeds of top ISPs around the world

Netflix reveals the speeds of top ISPs around the world | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The site's new ISP Speed Index page compares the speeds offered by key Internet providers around the globe. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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Amazing how the USA lags in speed! 

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Google confirms Project Glass will support prescriptions ‘later this year,’ but not in its Explorer Edition

Google confirms Project Glass will support prescriptions ‘later this year,’ but not in its Explorer Edition | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A prescription version of Google Glass is coming in 2013. Google's project Glass is a pair of glasses at the end of the day, so it follows that you'll be able to order a pair personalized ...
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by 2015 GG will take off

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Toward Large-Display Experiences

Before long, we all could have large office displays, but how will we interact with them? One way could be to have interaction menus appear next to a pen-holding hand. Another option is to use a mobile phone to navigate through and select the options we want to use.

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CuriousMars: Rover's SAM organic and CheMin Labs Outrun Computer Snafu For Extra Rock Analysis - SpaceRef

CuriousMars: Rover's SAM organic and CheMin Labs Outrun Computer Snafu For Extra Rock Analysis - SpaceRef | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
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Beyond Marissa Mayer: The Future Will Blend Work and Home in New Hybrid Places - Forbes

Beyond Marissa Mayer: The Future Will Blend Work and Home in New Hybrid Places - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

This article is by Andrew Laing, the global practice leader for Strategy Plus, part of AECOM, a provider of technical and management support services.

Yahoo’s new policy of working at work, as communicated by its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, has created a firestorm of reaction.  Why?

The main complaint is that Mayer is fighting an inexorable shift to telecommuting and remote working that is giving millions better work-life balance, increased productivity and concentration, and less commute time and stress. All good.

What most commentators are failing to note is that it is not an either-or situation. It’s a both-and one. For many, the best solutions are those that enable workers to blend their work lives and their home lives and to take advantage of both the home and office (or other places) as settings for different kinds of work at different times of the day and the week.

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Well said...

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Kill Your Meeting Room — The Future's in Walking and Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Kill Your Meeting Room — The Future's in Walking and Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
“Sitting has become the smoking of our generation.” I argued this in my recent talk at TED2013 and elsewhere while advocating for the concept of “walking meetings” because we spend more time sitting than sleeping.
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Microsoft Demos Future Display Technology That Helps Connect Without Walls And Borders [Pictures] - The Technology Cafe

Microsoft Demos Future Display Technology That Helps Connect Without Walls And Borders [Pictures] - The Technology Cafe | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

"Get a behind-the-scenes look at futuristic technology demos showing how big data, machine learning and natural user interfaces are helping to bring about a new world of “intelligent technology.”

Microsoft’s strategic and technical vision for the future was discussed this week at TechForum, an annual event hosted by Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, and Eric Rudder, Microsoft’s chief technical strategy officer.

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