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Infographic: Why the 'Internet of Things' Hasn't Really Caught On Yet - Adweek

Infographic: Why the 'Internet of Things' Hasn't Really Caught On Yet - Adweek | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
With all the hype about the Internet of Things—new connected products intended to bring greater efficiencies and simplicity to life—it may be surprising how few consumers are actually adopting these new technologies.  "Despite predictions of rapid...

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Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology | MIT Technology Review

Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Employers can get into legal trouble if they ask interviewees about their religion, sexual preference, or political affiliation. Yet they can use social media to filter out job applicants based on their beliefs, looks, and habits. Laws forbid lenders from discriminating on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality. Yet they can refuse to give a loan to people whose Facebook friends have bad payment histories, if their work histories on LinkedIn don’t match their bios on Facebook, or if a computer algorithm judges them to be socially undesirable.

 
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Interesting historical facts putting our present challenges into perspective. 

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Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw

Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school, parents need to know the signs that child identity theft happened, and how to prevent it.
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5 Things You Should Know About Quantum Internet

5 Things You Should Know About Quantum Internet | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Below I will demystify some misconceptions that have been swirling around quantum encryption/decryption and the quantum internet more generally, providing you with a realistic understanding of what is and isn’t possible when it comes to data security today and in the future.

 

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How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data - Wired Science

How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data - Wired Science | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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There are two major ideas here. They herald a new period in the knowledge era...if these two or three hurdles are overcome: 1) breakthroughs in techniques to analyze the semantics of natural language

2) data integration--"Google’s Alon Halevy believes that the real breakthroughs in big data analysis are likely to come from integration — specifically, integrating across very different data sets. “No matter how much you speed up the computers or the way you put computers together, the real issues are at the data level,” he said. For example, a raw data set could include thousands of different tables scattered around the Web, each one listing crime rates in New York, but each may use different terminology and column headers, known as “schema.” A header of “New York” can describe the state, the five boroughs of New York City, or just Manhattan. You must understand the relationship between the schemas before the data in all those tables can be integrated."

3) the invention of the quanturm computer (jury is still out on current D-Wave Computer)

 

What will the new age be called? I think it whill have something to do with multidisciplinary combinations and integration and collaboration. The ability to draw similar/analogous data from every kind of database is beyond cryptography, but the "semantic web" doesn't seem to capture the world changing power of this ability. 

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