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5 Trends for 2013: NEXT | Amped | Big Think

5 Trends for 2013: NEXT | Amped | Big Think | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

1. Camera ready

1. The new Kinko's (makerspaces and 3D)

3. The sharing economy

4. Elective bionic surgery

5. Rise of the nones (non religious spiritual movement)

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We May (or May Not) Be Living In a Simulation, But We Will Someday - SERIOUS WONDER

We May (or May Not) Be Living In a Simulation, But We Will Someday - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether or not we live inside of a simulation today, living inside of one will become a commonplace future! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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The 10 Most Innovative Health Technologies Saving Millions In The Developing World - The Medical Futurist

The 10 Most Innovative Health Technologies Saving Millions In The Developing World - The Medical Futurist | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
1) 3D-Printing Prosthetics 
2) 3D-Printing Field Hospitals 
3) 3-D Printing Medical Devices 
4) Monitoring Patients from a Long Distance 
5) Using Solar Power to Enable Better Hearing 
6) Making Sanitary Pads to Empower Women 
7) MIT developed test able to identify ebola in 10 minutes 
8) SMS start-up tackles the fake drugs problem in Africa 
9) Water Purification System for Prevention of Infectious Diseases 10) Treating babies with jaundice effectively
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TRANSHUMAN: Quantum Computing to Grant Immortality by 2035

In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV explains the possibility of immortality through technology
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Laborious Cretin's comment, July 24, 5:29 PM
That person got some things wrong. First 2045 was what some people think for a so called singularity. 2nd the D-wave is not a universal quantum computer to start. It can not do a few things like shor's algorithm. Quantum computers will not solve everything. If he wants to go multiple universes. Then realize that one if not many have already been hacked. He basically butchered quantum computing in a few ways. The man merging with A.I. has already happened in a crud way with prosthetics and BCI/BMI. Beyond that the A.I. some of the singularity people talk about. In the upper circles they talk about 300 or so people imprinted to make a S.A.I. ( super artificial intelligence ). The number of 300 came from them and basically says the richest might get that. Though the A.I. would be more a imprint of them and most likely lack some things a true S.A.I. might be able to do not based off humans. Nano bots brings a whole slew of problems. From hacking to side effects to government or cooperate intrusion and controls of a type. Think DMCA and seeing some thing they do not want you to have a copy of in your brain file/memory. Or RIAA and a song you heard and didn't pay for. They can scan for it and erase it or fine and throw people in jail. That's just the tip of it all also as examples. Would you want google or apple or Micro soft owning your nanobots in your brain with planed obsolescents or control over functions you do not get to use? I could go on, but you should be able to get the general drift. He really seemed to butcher the technology.
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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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BigDelta machine 3D-prints durable, affordable houses from dirt

BigDelta machine 3D-prints durable, affordable houses from dirt | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
World's Advanced Saving Project (WASP) is testing out their 3D-printers in Italy to 3D-print a durable, sustainable home using mud and straw.
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The World Depends on Technology No One Understands

The World Depends on Technology No One Understands | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
“We are in a new era, one in which we are building systems that can’t be grasped in their totality or held in the mind of a single person.” – Samuel Arbesman

As a teenage nobody, George Hotz earned notoriety for being the first hacker to unlock Apple’s iPhone — much to the annoyance of AT&T, who had exclusive-ish networking rights at the time. Several years later, he became the focus of a Sony lawsuit for releasing hacked Playstation 3 software to the world. And last December, he discussed his latest project with Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance — a patched together home-made driverless car.

When asked what compels him to crack open these complicated technologies Hotz said, “I want power. Not power over people, but power over nature and the destiny of technology. I just want to know how it all works [emphasis added].”
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Magic Leap’s Next Move? Bringing C-3PO to Your House

Magic Leap’s Next Move? Bringing C-3PO to Your House | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
YOU’RE USED TO C-3PO being diplomatic and prissy, wringing his droid hands over any and every little setback. You’re used to him sticking close to R2-D2. What you’re probably not used to, though, is him doing all of those things in your living room. But thanks to a new partnership between secretive VR start-up Magic Leap and Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, that’s just what you might get.

The partnership, which Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz announced today at WIRED Business Conference in New York City, pairs the mixed-reality company with what might be Lucasfilm’s most forward-looking division: xLab formed last year in order to create experiences for immersive platforms like virtual/augmented/mixed reality. And together, they’ll be developing Star Wars-related content for Magic Leap’s much-discussed (and still mostly unrevealed) technology.
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Alex Tapscott: "Blockchain Revolution" | Talks at Google

Gepubliceerd op 11 jul. 2016
Talks at Google in London were delighted to welcome Alex Tapscott to talk about his book Blockchain Revolution, looking at how the technology behind Bitcoin can reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.

About the Book:
The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it's not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain.

The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation powered by blockchain technology is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.

Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it's the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims and even votes.
Why should you care? Maybe you're a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art.

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7 Ways the HUMAN Race Might DEVELOP

From superpowers to funky eyes to turning brazilian these are 7 Traits Humans Might Develop.
As modern transportation becomes ever more expansive our world also becomes more global, allowing for the mixing of even more genetic material between populations.

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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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This robot-powered burger joint could put fast food workers out of a job

This robot-powered burger joint could put fast food workers out of a job | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Momentum Machines robot can crank out 400 made-to-order burgers an hour. Now, it looks like the company is opening a restaurant in San Francisco.
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The Next Rembrandt

The Next Rembrandt | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Can the great Master be brought back to life to create one more painting? Discover the story behind The Next Rembrandt: www.nextrembrandt.com
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Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal

Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The FAA just let one flying car company clear a major regulatory hurdle.
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Why You Should Believe in the Digital Afterlife

Why You Should Believe in the Digital Afterlife | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Imagine scanning your Grandma’s brain in sufficient detail to build a mental duplicate. When she passes away, the duplicate is turned on and lives in a simulated video-game universe, a digital Elysium complete with Bingo, TV soaps, and knitting needles to keep the simulacrum happy. You could talk to her by phone just like always. She could join Christmas dinner by Skype. E-Granny would think of herself as the same person that she always was, with the same memories and personality—the same consciousness—transferred to a well regulated nursing home and able to offer her wisdom to her offspring forever after.
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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.

She'd like to preserve the stuff "as long as I live, at least," says Strauss, 37. But computers must be replaced every few years, and each time she must copy the information over, "which is a little bit of a headache."

It would be much better, she says, if she could store it in DNA — the stuff our genes are made of.
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Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That’s Also the Future of Robotics

Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That’s Also the Future of Robotics | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

HANNS TAPPEINER TYPES a few lines of code into his laptop and hits “return.” A tiny robot sits beside the laptop, looking like one of those anthropomorphic automobiles that show up in Pixar’s Cars movies. Almost instantly, it wakes up, rolls down the table, and counts to four. This is Cozmo—an artificially intelligent toy robot unveiled late last month by San Francisco startup Anki—and Tappeiner, one of the company’s founders, is programming the little automaton to do new things.

The programs are simple—he also teaches Cozmo to stack blocks—but they’re supposed to be simple. Tappeiner is using Anki’s newly unveiled software development kit—an SDK, in coder parlance—that he says even the greenest of coders can use to tweak the behavior of the toy robot. And that’s a big deal, at least according to Anki.

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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Google's new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience.
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Advances in 3D Printing Prosthetics Will Change Lives

Advances in 3D Printing Prosthetics Will Change Lives | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
3D printing prosthetics is changing the way those born with missing limbs or who have lost them due to accident, illness or war live their lives. The technology is in use today and brings life improving benefits to some of those least able to access traditional prosthetics. Furthermore, researchers are working on projects that will
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Robots are set to take the jobs of millions of Asian workers in the coming years

Robots are set to take the jobs of millions of Asian workers in the coming years | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. That’s the conclusion of an extensive series of new studies by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Mass-scale displacement won’t happen overnight, but it’s already in the works. Robots, for instance, are increasingly handling the labor previously done by low-skilled workers in industries such as automotive and electronics manufacturing. For governments and employers willing to educate and train workers for new, high-tech jobs, the shift could benefit all as it raises productivity and wages. But employers and countries that continue to rely on low-cost manual labor as their chief competitive advantage risk being left behind in the global economy, the ILO said.
Of the five industries examined by the studies, workers in textiles, clothing, and footwear were the most at risk. The sector encompasses 9 million jobs across the ASEAN member states the report covers, the majority held by women. These jobs often entail simple manual tasks that are becoming easily automated, such as cutting fabric.
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Blockchain Revolution review – Satoshi Nakamoto’s world-changing innovation

Blockchain Revolution review – Satoshi Nakamoto’s world-changing innovation | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Blockchain, the increasingly celebrated peer-to-peer data technology, is the basis of bitcoin and has huge potential – will it be as big as the web?
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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, July 19, 4:50 AM
Blockchain Revolution review – Satoshi Nakamoto’s world-changing innovation
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Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.

As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern. The discussion tends toward a Manichean guessing game: which jobs will or won’t be replaced by machines?

In fact, as our research has begun to show, the story is more nuanced. While automation will eliminate very few occupations entirely in the next decade, it will affect portions of almost all jobs to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the type of work they entail. Automation, now going beyond routine manufacturing activities, has the potential, as least with regard to its technical feasibility, to transform sectors such as healthcare and finance, which involve a substantial share of knowledge work.
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Kevin Kelly | 12 Inevitable Tech Forces That Will Shape Our Future | SXSW Interactive 2016

In a few years we’ll have artificial intelligence that can accomplish professional human tasks. There is nothing we can do to stop this. In addition our lives will be totally 100% tracked by ourselves and others. This too is inevitable. Indeed much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, and are impossible to halt without halting civilization. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like ubiquitous tracking, or robots replacing humans. Others innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy, and virtual reality in the home. And some that is coming like network crime and anonymous hacking will be society’s new scourges. Yet both the desirable good and the undesirable bad of these emerging technologies all obey the same formation principles.
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Adventures in Virtual Reality | Google | Cannes Lions 2016 | LIVE

Virtual reality is here.  For the first time, you can step inside experiences and feel like you're actually there. VR lets you travel to faraway destinations, stand on stage with your favorite artists, and play in new worlds. From Cardboard beginnings to fully immersive experiences, Google is bringing virtual reality to everyone. Join Clay Bavor, Vice President of VR at Google, to find out what a future with virtual reality will mean for all of us creators, storytellers, and dreamers.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 2, 9:01 PM

Presentation by Clay Bavor, head of VR at Google made in Cannes on June 21, 2016, outlines Google's present strategy in the VR space.

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See SpotMini Run, Fall, and Do the Dishes For the Future of Robotics - SERIOUS WONDER

See SpotMini Run, Fall, and Do the Dishes For the Future of Robotics - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If you've ever dreamed of owning a robot dog, look no further than robotics company Boston Dynamics' latest - SpotMini! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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