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sparks & honey 2013 trends snapshot

This report represents only a small snapshot of our trend analysis for 2013.
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The Language Barrier Is About to Fall

The Language Barrier Is About to Fall | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Within 10 years, earpieces will whisper nearly simultaneous translations—and help knit the world closer together
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The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head

The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Implantable technology and driverless cars headline a number of bold predictions from the Davos World Economic Forum survey of 800 industry leaders on the effects of software on our society.
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Laborious Cretin's comment, February 7, 3:26 AM
Why would they open themselves up to being hacked? NSA LOVINT, CIA,FBI backdoors and weakened encryption, malware & rootkits, Spyware and viruses/worms, Not to get into brain hacks or overloads. Then you have the heat dissipation within the body problem & the bandwidth problem if 3-7 billion people are online. If everyone had fiber optic speeds even then they would have a bandwidth problem. Then you also have to worry about war's & hackers. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/future-wars-may-be-fought-synapses
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British woman with 'bionic eye' speaks of joy after reading clock for first time in years

British woman with 'bionic eye' speaks of joy after reading clock for first time in years | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Rhian Lewis is first person outside Germany to be fitted with implant to restore sight after retinitis pigmentosa left her virtually blind
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Beyond wearables: are hearables, ingestibles and embeddables the future of the IoT? | Information Age

Beyond wearables: are hearables, ingestibles and embeddables the future of the IoT? | Information Age | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Whilst the Internet of Things continues to be a growing aspect of our day-to-day lives, we are only at the beginning: soon we will be entering an era where technology is a true extension of self 
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What could the world of sports look like in 25 years?

What could the world of sports look like in 25 years? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Future of Sports is a 50-page document that imagines what's ahead in the industry over the next 25 years.
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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As Google's head of artificial intelligence takes charge of search, deep learning is already changing the way Googling works.
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The next wave of jobs in healthcare is coming from here

The next wave of jobs in healthcare is coming from here | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The smartphone will see you now. Why the future of healthcare jobs is anywhere but in an office.
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The world’s most cutting-edge renewable tech is powering rural Africa

The world’s most cutting-edge renewable tech is powering rural Africa | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Distributed power—where electricity is generated locally, instead of delivered via complex grid infrastructure—makes lots of sense for Africa. About 600 million Africans don't have electricity. But sunlight is a widely available resource across most of the continent, making distributed solar power one of the more sensible options for electrification. Plenty of companies see the potential. 

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Sound healing - JWT Intelligence

Sound healing - JWT Intelligence | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
"Sound baths" are catching on among urbanites seeking meditative experiences.

In New York, Los Angeles and beyond, people are gathering for “sound baths,” group experiences where participants focus on the vibrations of tuning forks and singing bowls.

Wellness expert Debbie Attias recently began hosting sonic meditation sessions in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. “I’m interested in sound healing through listening as well as through expressing and making sound,” she said. “Both bring you fully and completely into the present moment, and when you are in tune, the world becomes synchronistic and your path is made clearer.”

Sound baths are popping up at Twisted Trunk Yoga and Studio Anya, both in Manhattan; at the Wythe Hotel, Maha Rose Center for Healing, and the Brooklyn Zen Center, all in Brooklyn; and at House of Intuition in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Integratron, a domed structure built in the Mojave Desert starting in the 1950s, has lately received a surge of new interest as a sound bath mecca.
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The military is building an implant for controlling machines with your mind

The military is building an implant for controlling machines with your mind | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Today, the US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a program that aims to build an implantable neural device that would a
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An absurd number of jobs around the world are going unfilled

An absurd number of jobs around the world are going unfilled | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
There's an abundance of job seekers around the globe right now, eager to land steady employment. Yet job vacancies in dozens of countries are also plentiful: In the US, for instance, there were 5.4 million open jobs in 2015—the highest in 15 years. Other countries like Germany and Canada are also experiencing high unfilled-job rates. https://atlas.qz.com/charts/V1AafXGde High vacancy...
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2016 Tech Trends to Watch

Around the world, rapid advances in technology are fueling innovation, propelling economic growth and shaping our future. Ryan Limaye, Kim Posnett, Ward Waltemath and Tammy Kiely of the Technology, Media and Telecom Group in the Investment Banking Division, advise companies as they navigate this evolving landscape. In this video, they discuss four trends dominating the tech sector: data analytics, e-commerce, cyber security, and semiconductors.

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The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head

The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

You're already connected to your phone 24/7, so is it that much of a stretch that tomorrow's phone will be embedded in your body?

We've already got technology built into our watches, shirts and shoes. While having a phone implanted into your head, hand or arm may sound like science fiction, it's really just the next logical step.

At least, that's the thinking of influential industry leaders who were surveyed by the World Economic Forum, a group of the world's most powerful leaders and tycoons who are meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland.

A cellphone implanted in your head? That is the future, according to a new survey.

 

Industry leaders peer into the future and see technology reshaping our jobs, our lives, and even our bodies

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6 gadgets that clean the world's oceans

6 gadgets that clean the world's oceans | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The world's vast waters have become a de facto dumping ground for toxic chemicals, agricultural runoff and plastic trash. With ocean pollution at an all-time high, the question of how to turn it around weighs heavily on the minds of many environmentalists and engineers. So far they've come up with everything from oil-cleaning magic wands to massive floating cleanup arrays, but it's a race to see which method will most effectively reverse the damage humans have wrought. Which of these amazing gadgets do you think has the best shot at cleaning up our oceans?

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Top 50 Science Trends in January

Top 50 Science Trends in January | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
January 2016 Science - The top January 2016 science trends highlights research and commercial applications of innovations related to any of the scientific disciplines.

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11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments.

While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next decade.
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AI is coming on fast: Here are the 10 people the AI elite follow on Twitter

AI is coming on fast: Here are the 10 people the AI elite follow on Twitter | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Who do the most elite Artificial Intelligence thinkers on the social web follow on Twitter? These people:

1. Elon Musk, co-founder of Open AI, a new organization dedicated to making sure AI is beneficial to humanity, is the person most followed by the most discerning AI thought leaders.  No surprise. Good.

2. Martin Ford, (top left) author of #RiseoftheRobots and The Lights in the Tunnel.  

3. Gary Marcus, (top right) CEO of Geometric Intelligence, Professor Psychology & Neural Science, at NYU, is only followed by 8,000 people on Twitter. But among those are many of the AI elite.

4. Ben Goertzel (bottom left) is a prolific advocate for open source General (human-like) AI. 

5. David Brin, (bottom right) futurist, blogger, and author with a new book coming out in March calledInsistence of Vision, which he says "will open doorways into possible (and mind-blowing) tomorrows and alternate realities.”

6. Randy Olson, data scientist researching AI, master curator of great content related to AI, dataviz and more.  Seems like a nice guy, too.

7. Peter Xing, intrapreneur at Deloitte and co-founder of TranshumanismAU, an Australian organization that aims to enhance the human biological condition.

8. Nikola Danaylov is a Singularity-minded public intellectual and host of the Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. 

9. Rodney Brooks, CTO of Rethink Robotics, a company that makes robots that collaborate with humans.

10. Rod Furlan, a Singularity University alum who’s the founder of Lucidscape, a company "building a new kind of massively-distributed 3D simulation engine to power the vast network of interconnected virtual worlds.”

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Laborious Cretin's comment, February 6, 6:54 AM
No Andrew Ng, Ray Kurzweil, or one of the few IBM people or one of many other A.I. people?
Trudy Raymakers's comment, February 6, 7:34 AM
They decided to ask the experts. Not literally ask them, but use automation to analyze who they’re reading on the internet, in order to figure out who the real influencers of the influencers are. That results in the above list.
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Could The Future Of Urban Farming Be Found Inside Of An Old Shipping Container?

Could The Future Of Urban Farming Be Found Inside Of An Old Shipping Container? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A start-up out of Boston wants to change the local food system, one shipping container farm at a time.
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New startup aims to transfer people's consciousness into artificial bodies so they can live forever

New startup aims to transfer people's consciousness into artificial bodies so they can live forever | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

As advancements in technology continue at an ever-increasing pace, will there ever come a day when we’ll be able to use science to cheat death? Australian startup company Humai seems to think so; it claims to be working on a way to transfer a person’s consciousness into an artificial body after they’ve died.

“We want to bring you back to life after you die,” says Humai CEO Josh Bocanegra on the company’s website. “We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures.

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Take A Look At This Self-Filling Water Bottle That Turns Air Into Drinkable Water

Take A Look At This Self-Filling Water Bottle That Turns Air Into Drinkable Water | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The implications of this technology are huge, especially for regions of extreme poverty where people do not have easy access to clean drinking water. It’s a self-filling water bottle that actually turns air into drinkable water by using the condensation of the humidity which is contained in the air. It was designed by Kristof Retezar.

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Clever connected luggage - JWT Intelligence

Clever connected luggage - JWT Intelligence | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Few travel experiences are as frustrating as losing a bag, but Silicon Valley start-up Bluesmart thinks its new connected luggage will help travelers stay sane when bags go missing. The company takes an Internet of Things approach to the suitcase, integrating sensors that allow travelers to track their bag’s location on a map. 

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We asked industry experts what the 'Uber of healthcare' would be — here's how they responded

We asked industry experts what the 'Uber of healthcare' would be — here's how they responded | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Business Insider chatted with CEOs and investors alike to find out what technology and treatment could be the Uber of healthcare. Overwhelmingly, the most common answer we heard had to do with genetics and in particular the gene-editing technology called Crispr. In fact, some were convinced that the power to sequence genes with companies like Illumina had already disrupted the healthcare industry.

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Forget about the 3D printer, the wave of the future is digital fabrication

Forget about the 3D printer, the wave of the future is digital fabrication | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The 3D printer is just a tool that's part of a much larger toolbox that can create a whole new breed of artifacts.
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The Top 10 Trends That Will Change The Way We Work in 2016

The Top 10 Trends That Will Change The Way We Work in 2016 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
These are the top trends that will change the way we work in 2016. Companies need to work hard to prepare for these trends or risk falling behind.
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Why the Future Is Bright for the World’s Poorest Farmers

Why the Future Is Bright for the World’s Poorest Farmers | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Technology is transforming farming even in the world’s poorest countries. Bill Gates shares how the future of agriculture will shape up.

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