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The 2012 Solar Flair by Michio Kaku

The 2012 Solar Flair by Michio Kaku | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A while ago, NASA scientists reported something pretty frightening and maybe a bit too movie-like to even sound remotely true: our own sun could have a temper tantrum that would unleash a tsunami of radiation from outer space, potentially wiping...
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Robot neemt IT-werkzaamheden over in 2030

Robot neemt IT-werkzaamheden over in 2030 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

29 juni 2015 - Ruim de helft van de Nederlandse it’ers verwacht dat 80 procent van de huidige werkzaamheden over vijftien jaar is overgenomen door zelflerende en zelfdenkende virtuele robots.

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The 10 Most Exciting Technologies Shaping The Far Future Of Medicine! - The Medical Futurist - YouTube

1) Cognitive computers
2) Virtual and augmented reality
3) Scanners
4) Wearables and beyond
5) 3D printnig
6) Genomics
7) Nanotechnology
8) Telemedicine
9) Surgical robots
10) Neuroprosthetics
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Why automation means we need a new economic model

Why automation means we need a new economic model | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A future of unlimited production by few, for consumption by whoever can afford it, is a recipe for economic and social collapse, Robert Reich writes.

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By Robert Reich. Redistribution of wealth. An Unconditional BasicIncome would work.

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Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations

Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, says "to be part of the business world, you need to put data out there" as he envisages a future where artificial intelligence drives the decisions in major corporations. | Marketing Magazine
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Werken aan de robotsamenleving: Rathenau Instituut

Werken aan de robotsamenleving: Rathenau Instituut | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Visies en inzichten uit de wetenschap over de relatie technologie en werkgelegenheid.

Steeds vaker komen we in aanraking met robots en verregaande automatisering. Denk aan robotstofzuigers, zelfscankassa’s of online tools waarmee je zelf juridische contracten kunt opstellen. De discussie over wat deze automatisering gaat betekenen voor toekomstige werkgelegenheid is inmiddels losgebarsten in de media, de wetenschap en de politiek. De een ziet kansen met nieuwe mogelijkheden voor meer comfort, gezondheid en economische groei. De ander maakt zich zorgen over de vraag of ‘slimme technologie’ banen gaat vervangen.

Over die laatste vraag gaat dit rapport. Wat betekent de inzet van slimme technologie voor de werkgelegenheid?

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‘De crisis is een bewuste strategie voor sociale afbraak’

‘De crisis is een bewuste strategie voor sociale afbraak’ | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
De wereld verkeert vandaag in een diepe crisis. Tegelijk wil men ons doen geloven dat het neoliberale groeimodel het enig mogelijke is.  De Portugese socioloog Boaventura de Sousa Santos doorprikt die mythe en maakt er zijn missie van om een kennisleer van alternatieven uit te bouwen. Hoog tijd dat de universiteiten ramen en deuren openen om alternatieve kennis binnen te laten, aldus de Sousa.
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The end of the big banks is coming | Impact Lab

The end of the big banks is coming | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In the near future, banks will no longer be on street corners or housed in high-rise towers, they will be in our pockets or on our wrists. Mobile ba
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Trendwatcher.TV - Interview Tom Kniesmeijer - YouTube

Tom Kniesmeijer over de BETEKENISREVOLUTIE. TrendWatcher.TV TrendStrateeg Richard Lamb geeft een impressie van het Consumenten Trends Congres 2015. Zie ook www.ConsumentenTrendsCongres.nl.

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This Little Robot Wants to Be Your Best Friend | WIRED

This Little Robot Wants to Be Your Best Friend | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Musio wants to talk to you, be your pal, and control your smart home.
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A Google Preventive Wristband Hopes to Curb Diseases

A Google Preventive Wristband Hopes to Curb Diseases | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Proposed earlier this year, the Google preventative wristband is being described as a disease-fighting wearable technology.
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Het Potentieel van het Teveel

Het Potentieel van het Teveel | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Auto's staan stil, mensen zitten werkloos thuis, kantoorpanden staan leeg, kleding gaat maar een seizoen mee en veel voedsel verdwijnt in de afvalbak. Deze gigantische overschotten en overcapaciteit schreeuwen om nuttig gebruik. Dat gebeurt nu. Alles wat over is of verspild dreigt te worden vormt steeds vaker de basis voor nieuwe verdienmodellen.


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Gamification is the Future of Work: 13 Things HR must know - WiseStep

Gamification is the Future of Work: 13 Things HR must know - WiseStep | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Traditionally, the meaning of Gamification is nothing but, a usage of gaming techniques, mechanics and thinking in a non gaming context. If we go a little deep from work point of view then, in simple words Gamification is to make work fun. 


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School work too! 

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Wie wint de miljardenmarkt voor doctors on demand? - SmartHealth

Wie wint de miljardenmarkt voor doctors on demand? - SmartHealth | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Wat hebben Lionel Ritchie, Richard Branson en Dr. Phil met elkaar gemeen? Ze investeren all drie in bedrijven die doktersconsulten via apps aanbieden.
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The sharing economy prosumer

The sharing economy prosumer | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Collaborative consumption platforms such as Airbnb have revolutionized travel from the perspective of the consumer, transforming vast amounts of private residential space into bookable accommodations. But as more people let out their rooms on Airbnb and similar platforms, a new hybrid of producer and consumer is emerging. Startups are rushing to cater not just to the needs of guests, but also to hosts. Flatbook, City CoPilot, KeySafe.

 

 

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Your Guide to the Rapidly Changing Future of Work

Your Guide to the Rapidly Changing Future of Work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Do you know someone who has changed jobs in the past five years? Perhaps more than once? Staying on a single career track with one company may have been considered normal 50 years ago, but not today. According to a report in early 2014 by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.6.

Advances in technology, globalization, increases in automation and the spread of digital interconnectivity have fundamentally changed work for both the employer and employee. Harvard Business Review describes the impact of this quickly evolving landscape as having "demolished the traditional employer-employee compact and its accompanying career escalator." How then can professionals and employers alike thrive in the future workplace where change is the constant? What will keep employees engaged and allow employers to retain their top talent?

David Jones, a principal at the Microsoft Envisioning Center, has had a front row seat to the rapid evolution of work, while playing a lead in advancing it forward. "To understand the changes happening in today's work environment, you really need to start with the Industrial Revolution. During that period we broke work into very little pieces, and employment was based on being able to perform a single task with maximum efficiency," Jones shared. "Now, with digitization and automation, those repetitive jobs -- and the accompanying mindset -- are becoming obsolete."

 


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Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A first look at the economic data. 

Nearly 30 years ago, in 1987, the Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow surveyed the impact of IT on the economy and concluded that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

Solow’s quip crystallized a frustrating disconnect in the 1980s. Why did an observed technology boom coincide with a prolonged slump in the productivity data? Companies were using computers, but they didn’t seem to be getting any more productive.

Strangely, it took another seven years for U.S. productivity growth to surge. At last, the computers Solow and everyone else saw around them had become visible in the statistics. It just took a while.

Well, here we go again. Now robots are everywhere — but they are also an object of confusion.

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Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? | MIT Technology Review

Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? | MIT Technology Review | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
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Cisco’s CEO: 40 percent of companies are dying | Impact Lab

Cisco’s CEO: 40 percent of companies are dying | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Beginning Monday in San Diego, Cisco Live, Cisco's giant customer conference, was the last time outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a k
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Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog #5 #TVW15 - ZiPconomy

Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog #5 #TVW15 - ZiPconomy | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog seminar ZiPconomy e.a. 

Gratton ziet een zeven tal trends die de manier waarop we werken, en dus de manier waarop werk organiseren fundamenteel verandert.

People are more connected: Het aantal mensen dat toegang heeft tot internet neemt nog steeds fors toe; in 2025 zullen 5 miljard mensen ‘connected’ zijn via internet.Work becomes more complex: Veel is en wordt overgenomen door computers, waardoor veel standaard werk verdwijnt. En denk aan de ‘Moravec’s paradox’: ingewikkeld denkwerk (analyses) is veel gemakkelijker te automatiseren dan menselijke handelingen die fijne motoriek vergen. Dat geeft te denken welke werk dus gaat verdwijnen.Markets are rebalancing: Kort gezegd de verschuiving een deel van de economische macht van de VS richting China.Talent clusters: De Sillicon valley’s (in die zin is de wereld helemaal niet flat zoals Freidman .Longer working lives. Het feit dat we 100 worden, betekent eigenlijk dat we tot ons 85ste moeten werken om pensioen betaalbaar blijft. Een werkelijk die weinig mensen onder ogen wil zien.Climate changePoverty and inequality

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World’s first robot chef can prepare 2000 different dishes, with $0 pay | Impact Lab

World’s first robot chef can prepare 2000 different dishes, with $0 pay | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The push for an increased minimum wage just went right out the automated window... The world’s first robot chef took a bow on the grand stage when it cooked for attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Shanghai this past weekend.

As previously reported by the American Bazaar, recipes are selected via an app, with the machine being able to stir, adjust the hob, pick up bottles, pour jugs, and perform other movements.

The machine, designed by London’s Moley Robotics, is slated to host a library of 2,000 dishes to pull from by the time it’s launched for the consumer market in 2017.

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Google's Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete | WIRED

Google's Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Google just laid out a course for making apps obsolete. And it's paved by Google Now.
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'Deep Learning' Will Soon Give Us Super-Smart Robots | WIRED

'Deep Learning' Will Soon Give Us Super-Smart Robots | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The new breed of AI will extend beyond the internet, pushing into devices that can operate here in the physical world.
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Changing trends in family structures present challenges: Tan Chuan-Jin

Changing trends in family structures present challenges: Tan Chuan-Jin | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The proportion of nuclear families has fallen over the years and in its place, "a significant increase" in the proportion of one-person households, says Minister Tan Chuan-Jin. 
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Five Top VCs Predict The Future

Five Top VCs Predict The Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Robocars, the hyperloop and universal broadband are nearly here -- or so some top venture capitalists think. On Thursday night, five of the world's best-known venture capitalists each went to bat for two trends they think will be the most explosive over the next five years, but aren't overly obvious. 

1. On-demand ambient computing. Shervin Pishevar

2. Traditional banks will keep losing share to startups while bitcoin fades. Rebecca Lynn

3. The virtual me. Jenny Lee

4. The Skynet economy. Steve Jurvetson

5. The end of the auto nation. Bill Gurley

6. The fifth mode of transportation. Shervin Pishevar

7. The reemergence of women in tech. Rebecca Lynn

8. The economy of me. Jenny Lee

9.The rise of robocars Steve Jurvetson

10.The native mobile application platform will continue to dominate the mobile Web. Bill Gurley


 



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