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Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries You Should Have Heard of by Now

Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries You Should Have Heard of by Now | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
MICROSOFT WILL BUILD computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you. (And you’ll get them in just a few short days.) Neural networks will take over medical diagnostics, and Snapchat will try to take over the entire world. The women and men in these pages are the technical, creative, idealistic visionaries who are bringing the future to your doorstep. You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy working to court the spotlight—but you’ll soon hear about them a lot. They represent the best of what’s next.
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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
WHEN I ASK people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.”

But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding: It’s 40 hours a week, well paid, and intellectually challenging. “My dad was a blue-­collar guy,” he tells me—and in many ways, Devon is too.
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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 5:36 AM
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Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years

Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about… a topic that will seem far out to most readers.

Today’s extraordinary rate of exponential growth may do much more than just disrupt industries. It may actually give birth to a new species, reinventing humanity over the next 30 years.

I believe we’re rapidly heading towards a human-scale transformation, the next evolutionary step into what I call a “Meta-Intelligence,” a future in which we are all highly connected—brain to brain via the cloud—sharing thoughts, knowledge and actions. In this post, I’m investigating the driving forces behind such an evolutionary step, the historical pattern we are about to repeat, and the implications thereof. Again, I acknowledge that this topic seems far-out, but the forces at play are huge and the implications are vast.
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Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World

Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 years than artificial intelligence. As machine learning enables our computers to teach themselves, a wealth of breakthroughs emerge, ranging from medical diagnostics to cars that drive themselves. A whole lot of worry emerges as well. Who controls this technology? Will it take over our jobs? Is it dangerous? President Obama was eager to address these concerns. The person he wanted to talk to most about them? Entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito. So I sat down with them in the White House to sort through the hope, the hype, and the fear around AI. That and maybe just one quick question about Star Trek. —SCOTT DADICH
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Jules Verne Accurately Predicts What the 20th Century Will Look Like in His Lost Novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century (1863)

Jules Verne Accurately Predicts What the 20th Century Will Look Like in His Lost Novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century (1863) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Science fiction, they say, doesn’t really deal with the future; it uses the setting of the future as a way to deal with the present. That would explain all the standard preposterous tropes you regularly see in the genre’s less gracefully aging novels and films: jetpacks, flying cars, holo-phones, that sort of thing. So when you look into sci-fi’s back pages and do come across the occasional accurate or even semi-accurate prediction of the future — that is, an accurate prediction of our present — it really jumps out at you. Many such predictions have jumped out at readers from the pages of Jules Verne’s lost second novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century.

Originally written in 1863 but not published until found at the bottom of a vault in 1994, the book’s scorecard of seemingly bang-on elements of the then-future include the explosion of suburban living and shopping and large-scale higher education; career women; synthesizer-driven electronic music and a recording industry to sell it; ever more advanced forms of ever cruder entertainment; cities of elevator-equipped, automatically surveilled skyscrapers electrically illuminated all night long; gas-powered cars, the roads they drive on, and the stations where they fill up; subways, magnetically-propelled trains, and other forms of rapid transit; fax machines as well as a very basic internet-like communication system; the electric chair; and weapons of war too dangerous to use.
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Who Will Build the Next Great Car Company?

Who Will Build the Next Great Car Company? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to create our driverless future. And for the first time ever, the car may take a backseat.

My brain knows that this demonstration has been carefully staged and will work exactly as planned, but the rest of my body tenses up as I step on the gas of a Ford Fusion sedan and accelerate directly toward the “parked car” in front of me.

Rear-ending cars on purpose is not a natural act. It takes a metric ton of concentration to resist slamming on the brakes, so I play the role of distracted driver. To the right, a parking lot packed with brightly painted Ford vehicles sparkles in the afternoon sun. In the distance, an American flag waves from its pole. Ford’s iconic blue logo is painted into the side of a grassy hill.
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The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are eight areas where we'll... read more
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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, May 13, 2016 2:18 AM
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The City of 2050: An Interactive Graphic

The City of 2050: An Interactive Graphic | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050?
Experts predict that by then three-quarters of the world's population will live in cities. For part of its Tomorrow's Cities season the BBC takes a look through the crystal ball to imagine what city life might be like in 40 years' time.

Find more details at the interactive graphic at the link.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 23, 2013 4:15 PM

Here's some ideas on how we might live in the future. What do you think?

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Brain scanners allow scientists to 'read minds' – could they now enable a 'Big Brother' future?

Brain scanners allow scientists to 'read minds' – could they now enable a 'Big Brother' future? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Are you lying? Do you have a racial bias? Is your moral compass intact? To find out what you think or feel, we usually have to take your word for it. But questionnaires and other explicit measures to reveal what’s on your mind are imperfect: you may choose to hide your true beliefs or you may not even be aware of them.

But now there is a technology that enables us to “read the mind” with growing accuracy: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It measures brain activity indirectly by tracking changes in blood flow – making it possible for neuroscientists to observe the brain in action. Because the technology is safe and effective, fMRI has revolutionised our understanding of the human brain. It has shed light on areas important for speech, movement, memory and many other processes.
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The Technological Future of Surgery - The Medical Futurist

The Technological Future of Surgery - The Medical Futurist | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, through which surgeries reach high levels of precision and efficiency.
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With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See”

With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See” | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
How the 21st Century Cures Act is set to shape patients' access to cellular therapies, for better and for worse.
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“To have strong innovation, you need a strong state”: How Silicon Valley gets the future wrong

“To have strong innovation, you need a strong state”: How Silicon Valley gets the future wrong | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Not too many years from now, your day will look very different. You will have self-driving cars to rid you of your nightmare commute and AI assistants to take care of everyday drudgery: from grocery shopping to setting up appointments. Smart drugs and nanobots loaded in your blood will keep your body and mind performing at their peak. Wearable sensors and smart clothing will ensure that your doctor knows if anything goes wrong.
It’ll be a life that even the Jetsons will be jealous of, and it’ll be yours if you just let Silicon Valley do its thing—right?
Steve Fuller doesn’t agree. The University of Warwick philosopher and sociologist is a techno-optimist, but he thinks this future won’t become a reality without a few critical things that we’re currently lacking—in particular, stronger, more involved governments that both fund innovation and regulate it intelligently.
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Mercedes-Benz shows off the sleek self-driving bus of tomorrow

Mercedes-Benz shows off the sleek self-driving bus of tomorrow | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz has given us a glimpse of what the future of public transport may look like, with a demo of its Future Bus with CityPilot. The tech-filled vehicle combines connectivity, camera and radar systems and is described by Mercedes as "a milestone on the way to the autonomous city bus."
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Books: The Inevitable

Books: The Inevitable | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Dit bericht werd geplaatst in Boeken door Marco Derksen OP BLOG KONEKSA MONDO. https://koneksa-mondo.nl/
I"n zijn boek The Inevitable schetst Kelly 12 trends die voor altijd de manier van communiceren, leren en werken zal veranderen: 
1. Becoming: Moving from fixed products to always upgrading services and subscriptions 
2. Cognifying: Making everything much smarter using cheap powerful AI that we get from the cloud 
3. Flowing: Depending on unstoppable streams in real-time for everything 
4. Screening: Turning all surfaces into screens Accessing: 
5. Shifting society from one where we own assets, to one where instead we will have access to services at all times. 
6. Sharing: Collaboration at mass-scale. Kelly writes, “On my imaginary Sharing Meter Index we are still at 2 out of 10.” 
7. Filtering: Harnessing intense personalization in order to anticipate our desires.
8. Remixing: Unbundling existing products into their most primitive parts and then recombine in all possible ways.
9.Interacting: Immersing ourselves inside our computers to maximize their engagement 
10.Tracking: Employing total surveillance for the benefit of citizens and consumers 
11.Questioning: Promoting good questions are far more valuable than good answers 
12. Beginning: Constructing a planetary system connecting all humans and machines into a global matrix".
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25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business

25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
SOON, SOFTWARE WILL know how you feel—and will use that data to sell you things. The gig economy will go global (but it’s not Uber-take-all). The tech industry will finally be inclusive. AI will achieve something like common sense, and it will be open source too. But that future won’t build itself. Actual people (at least for now) have to make these things happen, and they aren’t the C-suite hotshots you always hear about. The 25 people in these pages are the unsung creative, technical, and social visionaries working to bring the incredible world of tomorrow to you today. Get to know them now. Welcome to our second annual Next List.
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Future Forecast

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The Future Forecast, The World of Learning and Futures Thinking describe the way KnowledgeWorks approaches educational reform.
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This forecast previews five disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade. Responding to them with creativity rather than fear will be critical to preparing all learners for an uncertain future. Democratized startup, high fidelity living, de-institutionalized production, customizable value webs and shareable cities.

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