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N3twork, backed by Google Ventures, wants to take the future of internet mobile

N3twork, backed by Google Ventures, wants to take the future of internet mobile | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The stealth company that nabbed $12 million has finally shown off its mysterious product.
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Definately looks intriguing...

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Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, and how to make it better. Gates has produced a list of the seven best titles he read this year — many of which were first published before 2013 — on his official site, choosing the works for their "amazing stories of human ingenuity."

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I need to check these books out...

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The Top Jobs For 2014

The Top Jobs For 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Looking for a new career? Here are the top jobs for 2014, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI).
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The future looks bright...

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Video Is the Future of Social

Video Is the Future of Social | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

This past spring, at the YouTube Upfronts in New York City, Google vice president Robert Kyncl stood in front of a packed audience of brand marketers and made a seemingly simple, but revelatory, declaration: “TV is one-way. YouTube talks back.”

What is happening on YouTubeand on places like Vine (which is doubling monthly average users month over month) and Instagram, is something that many of us who study the social Web have known for some time: Video is the future of social.

Why video? Why not text or photos — permanent or ephemeral? Is it simply the combination of sight, sound and motion?

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NASA Working on Faster-Than-Light Space Travel

NASA Working on Faster-Than-Light Space Travel | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
By Barry Eitel

Well, maybe Star Trek isn’t really that far away. An announcement a few months ago from physicist Harold White surprised many in the space community. White claimed that he and a NASA team were working on developing faster than light warp drive.

White spoke to website io9 last month to explain the project, which combines Einstein’s theory of relativity, the latest in science and a touch of science fiction.

The idea came out of a 1994 paper White wrote regarding an equation proposed by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. Alcubierre suggested that space-time could be warped both in front of and behind a spacecraft.

“Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed,” White says to io9. “However, space-time is really stiff, so to create the expansion and contraction effect in a useful manner in order for us to reach interstellar destinations in reasonable time periods would require a lot of energy.”

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Science Fiction often leads to Science Reality...

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D-Wave Quantum Computer Scaling - YouTube

The qubit count of D-Wave's quantum processors have been increasing exponentially since the first chip. This animation takes a tour of the chips leading up to the latest processor: 'Vesuvius'..
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http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/12/1-million-qubit-quantum-computers-by.html

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Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate

Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
NAILED it .
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In 1964, famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov ventured a guess at what you might find if you set foot inside the 2014 World’s Fair. Using his gift for envisioning future technology, Asimov’s predictions from 50 years out are both stunningly accurate and perhaps a little bit depressing. Here’s a look at what he got right.

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'Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb - YouTube

More info about this amazing prosthetic can be found herehttp://bebionic.com

A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel's muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.

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Amazing!

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Future of surveillance: a world that anticipates our every move

Future of surveillance: a world that anticipates our every move | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
  What kind of privacy will be left for humans in a future world of ubiquitous computing, with sensors everywhere, and with algorithms that draw alarmingly reliable inferences about our intentions and plans?
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Privacy is becoming a relic of the past....

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Mars One's 2018 Unmanned Mission

Mars One's 2018 Unmanned Mission | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The nonprofit group that intends to send the first humans to Mars has announced that its first mission will be unmanned. The plan is to launch an orbiter and a lander to be built by established aerospace companies by 2018.
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2018 is just 4 years from now...

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Mars One unveils first stage of plan to colonize Red Planet

Mars One unveils first stage of plan to colonize Red Planet | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
An ambitious project that aims to send volunteers on a one-way trip to Mars unveiled plans for the first private unmanned mission to the Red Planet Tuesday, a robotic vanguard to human colonization that will launch in 2018.
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Yes! 

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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
If 2013 was the year of wearables and health apps, what’s on tap for 2014? Here are five exciting health tech trends to keep an eye on for the new year.
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Twelve Tomorrows

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Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages ofMIT Technology Review, renowned writers Brian W. Aldiss, David Brin, and Greg Egan join the hottest emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.

This collection features 12 all-new stories, an exclusive interview with science fiction legend Neal Stephenson, and a full-color gallery of artwork by Science Fiction Hall of Famer Richard Powers.

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7 Ways Technology Will Change Your Life In 2014 - Esquire

7 Ways Technology Will Change Your Life In 2014 - Esquire | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

3D printing, smart watches and other predictions for the year ahead...

With Microsoft and Sony launching their newest consoles, news of drones delivering parcels and, er, the iPhone now coming in 'champagne' – it's been a big year for technology, gadgets and gaming.

But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest 2014 is going to be even bigger, as new and obscure technology becomes the norm.

Here is a run down of the big trends happening in 2014 – and how they're going to impact your life.

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Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula. This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.
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So the internet is now communicating with itself more?

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OracleVoice: Kids, Code, And The Future Of Technology

OracleVoice: Kids, Code, And The Future Of Technology | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
“ say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, ‘Try it,’ and I back 'em up. They need that.” Those words of wisdom should guide us as Computer Science Education Week kicks off on December 9.
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Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?
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I think that being healhy might be more of a concern today but yes tomorrow, perhaps

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The long-term future of AI(and what we can do about it): Daniel Dewey at TEDxVienna - YouTube

Published on Dec 6, 2013

Daniel Dewey is a research fellow in the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. His research includes paths and timelines to machine superintelligence, the possibility of intelligence explosion, and the strategic and technical challenges arising from these possibilities. Previously, Daniel worked as a software engineer at Google, did research at Intel Research Pittsburgh, and studied computer science and philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a research associate at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.

http://www.tedxvienna.at/
http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna

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AI and Intellengent explosion!

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Mars One outlines plans to put unmanned lander on Mars in 2018

Mars One outlines plans to put unmanned lander on Mars in 2018 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The nonprofit Mars One foundation is mainly known for trying to recruit people who really, really want to go to Mars. That redundant "really" is because it's a one-way ticket to the Red Planet for life. But now, Mars One is looking at something a bit less dramatic. On Monday, it was revealed that Lockheed Martin, and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have been selected to carry out concept studies for a Mars lander mission in 2018 as a prelude to colonization..

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Mars One will probably lead to 2, 3, 4 ECT...

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Timeframes for the future of work: trends and uncertainties in this decade and beyond - Trends in the Living Networks

Timeframes for the future of work: trends and uncertainties in this decade and beyond - Trends in the Living Networks | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
I recently ran an internal workshop on the future of work for a large company. In the next couple of years it will shift its headquarters into a new building and adopt Activity Based Working across the organization.
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Second Sight EN 2012 Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Artificial Retina Bionic Eye - YouTube

Source http://www.2-sight.eu/ee/home-ee/
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http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/murphy20131209

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NASA's 6-Foot Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Rescue You From Buildings

NASA's 6-Foot Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Rescue You From Buildings | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
And it could be sent to explore the surface of Mars.
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Remember Atlas, the amazing and slightly spine-chilling android that Boston Dynamics has entered into DARPA's Robotics Challenge as a kind of future super-soldier? He's got competition. Bigger competition, from a much friendlier source:NASA. Meet "R5" Valkyrie, the 6-foot-2 inch-tall humanoid robot that could one day drag you from a burning building and may even take the first stroll on Martian soil.

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Top 10 tech trends for 2014: Wearables, 3D printers, mobile money, and more

Top 10 tech trends for 2014: Wearables, 3D printers, mobile money, and more | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014 today. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital, and we’ll be printing a lot more products at home..

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2014 could be a remarkable year!

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The Future: What Businesses Need to Know

The Future: What Businesses Need to Know | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing for certain, we’re in the midst of a radical shift — both technologically and socially. The desire for increased insight and connectivity is driving a tech revolution that’s producing devices that “talk” to each other, platforms that foster collaboration and data that’s never been available before. That newfound knowledge and technology is, in turn, giving the everyday person more power than he/she’s ever had before: more purchasing power, more political power, more social power.

What does this mean for our future? How does this shift affect businesses, and how should companies react?

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The Future of Our World - YouTube

An old YTMND gem made by (?) "fwywarrior". I first saw this around two or three years ago and thought it was brilliant. Unfortunately there is only one other version on YouTube, and it has rather silly music.

Original: http://thefutureofourworld.ytmnd.com

Music playing here is the theme from Total Recall, composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
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