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Lawyers Won’t Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services

Lawyers Won’t Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
People who want to do their own legal work are, naturally, not likely to hire a lawyer in the first place. And people who hire lawyers do not want to do their own legal work.
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Every few weeks, I find an article promising that some kind of technology will replace the human employee--teacher, accountant, etc. This article explains why lawyers will not probably be replaced. For some of the same reasons, teachers will also never be replaced...at least, not for a very long time.

 

excerpt: "Currently, consumers can pick from a range of options for do-it-yourself legal services. You can get a divorce at OfficeMax, a will from Amazon, and dissolve a partnership with LegalZoom. Those are just a few examples, of course. There are hundreds of DIY legal documents available online and offline."

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Every few weeks, I find an article promising that some kind of technology will replace the human employee--teacher, accountant, etc. This article explains why lawyers will not probably be replaced. For some of the same reasons, teachers will also never be replaced...at least, not for a very long time.

 

excerpt: "Currently, consumers can pick from a range of options for do-it-yourself legal services. You can get a divorce at OfficeMax, a will from Amazon, and dissolve a partnership with LegalZoom. Those are just a few examples, of course. There are hundreds of DIY legal documents available online and offline."

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This Startup Can Plot Your Dance Party's Data On A Chart

This Startup Can Plot Your Dance Party's Data On A Chart | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Lightwave literally has nightlife down to a science
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The Robots Running This Way | MIT Technology Review

The Robots Running This Way | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Some of the machines acquired recently by Google represent a giant leap forwards for robot-kind.
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DARPA is working on its own deep-learning project for natural-language processing

DARPA is working on its own deep-learning project for natural-language processing | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is building a set of technologies to help it better understand human language so it can analyze speech and text sources and alert analysts of potentially useful information.

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Sentient Developments: 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

Sentient Developments: 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years. Here are 10 mindblowingly futurist technologies that should appear by the 2030s.

As a futurist, it’s my job to make predictions. But I absolutely hate timelines, and you’ll rarely find me making claims about when some specific sort of technological wizardry will make an appearance. Feasibility interests me more than dates on a calendar.

But the fog is starting to clear on what we can expect to see within the next twenty years. All the technologies I’ve listed below have a better than 50/50 chance of being actualized.

Some of you may complain that I’m being a bit conservative by not including AGI (artificial general intelligence), molecular assembling nanotechnology, hive minds, IA (intelligence augmentation), radical life extension, powerful spacecraft propulsion engines, useful quantum computers, mind uploads, or whole human brain emulations — but I just don’t see these things coming to fruition until much later.

Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. 

 


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Video showing AT Black Knight Transformer's first flight released

Video showing AT Black Knight Transformer's first flight released | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Advanced Tactics Inc. has now received permission from the US government to release video footage showing the first test flight of its Black Knight Transformer prototype demonstrator...
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Speaktoit - Your Personal Assistant

Speaktoit - Your Personal Assistant | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

This personal assistant understood most things I said and found items quickly.  I will keep this assistant around......http://speaktoit.com/


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Neuron Light Switch Now Goes “On” and “Off” | MIT Technology Review

Neuron Light Switch Now Goes “On” and “Off” | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.

 

Optogenetics is a recent innovation in neuroscience that gives researchers the ability to control the activity of neurons with light. With this powerful tool, researchers are teasing apart the biological basis of memory, behavior, and disease (see “Scientists Make Mice ‘Remember’ Things That Didn’t Happen” and “An On-Off Switch for Anxiety,”). But for the first several years of this technology’s existence, the proteins that scientists added to neurons to make them react to light were only good at activating neurons. That limited researchers’ ability to understand neuronal circuits, sets of interconnected neurons that are thought to control behavior and, when misfiring, to underlie many brain conditions. Problems can arise from any imbalance in circuit activity, whether too much or too little. 


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Why Atoms Are The New Bits

Why Atoms Are The New Bits | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The real problem with digital technology is that its impact hasn't spread far enough yet
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Solving Solar Power Intermittency with Mirrors, Plastic Bottles, and Salt | MIT Technology Review

Solving Solar Power Intermittency with Mirrors, Plastic Bottles, and Salt | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
New solar thermal technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem.
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The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the Future

The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A recent robot expo in Germany reminded the Internet that hydraulically powered stripper bots exist, but futurists have long been anticipating the high-tech sex industry of the future.
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Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker

Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.

 

Unlike existing pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.

 

The new cardiac device -- a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes -- is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats. 

 

University of Illinois materials scientist John Rogers co-led the team that invented the new device. He says they used high-resolution imaging, computer modeling, and a 3-D printer to create a plastic model of a heart. Then, they used that as a mold to make a thin, elastic membrane designed to fit snugly over the real heart’s surface.

 

Rogers compares the silicon version to the heart’s natural membrane, the pericardium. “But this artificial pericardium is instrumented with high quality, man-made devices that can sense and interact with the heart in different ways that are relevant to clinical cardiology,” Rogers said.

 

Washington University biomedical engineer Igor Efimov helped design and test the new device. He says the membrane’s spider-web-like network of specialized electrodes can continuously monitor the heart’s electrical activity and keep it beating at a healthy rate.

“When it senses such a catastrophic event as a heart attack or arrhythmia, it can also apply a high definition therapy,” Efimov said.

 

“So it can apply stimuli, electrical stimuli, from different locations on the device in an optimal fashion to stop this arrhythmia and prevent sudden cardiac death.”

 

Efimov calls the new device a huge advance and hopes it will be approved for use in patients in 10 to 15 years.

 


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Storyteller.net: Storytelling, Storytellers, Stories, Story, Storytelling Techniques, Hear a Story, Read Stories, Audio Stories, Find Tellers, How to Tell A Story - Articles About Storytelling

Storyteller.net: Storytelling, Storytellers, Stories, Story, Storytelling Techniques, Hear a Story, Read Stories, Audio Stories, Find Tellers, How to Tell A Story - Articles About Storytelling | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

The fear, the sights, the smells, the bewildering feelings and confusion are things survivors of a natural disaster never forget. I know. I have an emotional bond with the survivors of Hurricane Katrina that extends back to Memorial Day, 1948. Fifty-seven years ago, when I was seven, my family survived the Vanport (Oregon) Flood. We were among the lucky ones who got out alive, and - like the Katrina survivors - once out of harms way, we faced the daunting prospect of starting life over with nothing but the clothes we were wearing. It is inappropriate to compare the magnitude of Katrina’s devastation with what happened in Vanport, but the haunting similarities have caused me to revisit a childlike anguish I thought the years had erased.


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The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own

The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The driverless car by Google is an amazing machine. In our past posts we have mentioned that it can pick and drop a passenger from anywhere. One can impose destination limitation and can prevent it...

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It will be doing. They have filed a patent application for it. It is all about AI
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Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED

Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia.
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See your dream home virtually in the Lowes Holoroom - CNET

See your dream home virtually in the Lowes Holoroom - CNET | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The new Lowes Holoroom lets you construct, view, and plan home improvements before you buy.
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""Essentially the Holoroom is a mock living space which provides a blank canvass on which computer-generated objects are projected. Don't get too excited though, this isn't a real life holodeck ripped from the Star Trek universe. Instead of force fields and transporter technology, the Lowes Holoroom creates an artificial world that lives within software only. To view this virtual space users must gaze through the window of a specially equipped iPad tablet screen.""

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Syntax, semantics, and naked emperors: lessons students can learn from an academic hoax

Syntax, semantics, and naked emperors: lessons students can learn from an academic hoax | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Research students at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a computer programme which automatically writes academic papers. The freely available programme, called SCIgen, has met with some success given that some of the papers it has produced have been accepted by academic journals and conferences despite them being devoid of meaning. 


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Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi: Which Is The Right DIY Platform For You?

Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi: Which Is The Right DIY Platform For You? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
So you want to get into DIY hacking. Which device should you buy?
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Disney 's New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney 's New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology in which any object could be a speaker.
What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key.
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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Competition between CaaS platforms will enable smarter and more helpful products, from our phones to our homes.

 

App developers will soon need to choose which CaaS ecosystem to build on — Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, or maybe even Wolfram’s new Wolfram Language ecosystem.

In the long-run however, a more vendor neutral cognition platform may emerge as the winner: one that is more like Amazon Web Services in that it just provides the underlying service and doesn’t compete with third-party apps that use it. This could come from Amazon, or Wolfram perhaps. CaaS platforms may eventually even be open-sourced and made widely available — perhaps via a Linux equivalent for the cognitive operating system era that might borrow from many of the original ideas and standards of the Semantic Web.

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A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review

A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.

 

Last year, Lewis and her students showed they could print the microscopic electrodes and other components needed for tiny lithium-ion batteries (see “Printing Batteries”). Other projects include printed sensors fabricated on plastic patches that athletes could one day wear to detect concussions and measure violent impacts. Most recently, her group printed biological tissue interwoven with a complex network of blood vessels. To do this, the researchers had to make inks out of various types of cells and the materials that form the matrix supporting them. The work addresses one of the lingering challenges in creating artificial organs for drug testing or, someday, for use as replacement parts: how to create a vascular system to keep the cells alive.

 

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Electrical implants let paralysed patients stand again (Wired UK)

Electrical implants let paralysed patients stand again (Wired UK) | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Four paralysed individuals have voluntarily and independently moved their legs for the first time since injury, thanks to a spinal implant that delivers electrical stimulus

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Mind Over Mechanics - YouTube

Demonstration of thought controller of remote-control devices.

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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
To make it in the tech economy, you should have some understanding of the code that builds the digital world around you.

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Can entrenched energy systems undergo rapid changes? - MIT News Office

Can entrenched energy systems undergo rapid changes? - MIT News Office | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
MIT Energy Conference explores recent dramatic developments in the energy landscape, and outlines the need for more.
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excerpt: "But as promising as these technologies may be, their widespread implementation remains years away, van der Hoeven suggested. While such storage systems might be competitive today in some places, battery costs need to come down considerably to be competitive in most situations, she said. And today, she pointed out, fossil fuels still account for 82 percent of global energy — a figure that hasn’t changed in two decades."

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