Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote's sticker-size hardware Last week beacon technology--sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range, increasing their spatial intelligence--shrank in size and...
The laws governing drone use in the US right now are relatively black and white. For the most part, you either can fly, or you can't — and there's no in between. As drones increasingly move toward ubiquity: we don't want them everywhere, but there is very likely a more logical way to determine where they can go.
While children of past generations were an economic boon—contributing labor and household income—they now have the opposite effect. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report finds that an average middle-class American couple will spend more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18; adjusted for inflation, the sum represents a 24 percent rise since 1960. The hefty expense is one reason more couples are considering the child-free life.
Let's face it, the Robot Apocalypse is near. Just a few days ago, we met A.L.O Botlr, a robot from the high-tech Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California Naturally, the food industry, as important as it is, couldn't stay behind, so here's where a new restaurant in China comes in. Simply called Robot Restaurant, the place, located in Kunshan, China, has over a dozen androids in its staff. Some of them are waiters, others cook and a couple greet customers as they come in
We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far, researchers have figured out how to create false ones, or remove them entirely. Now -- in mice at least -- scientists have converted a bad memory into a good one
Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China. China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.
You're probably getting tired of hearing that robots will take your jobs (and, ugh, ours) in the future over and over again. But, here's the deal:perhaps it's necessary keep repeating it so it sinks in, because there's a huge chance that it'll actually happen. The video after the break explains how the event mirrors the industrial revolution, when machines replaced a lot of manual laborers. See, those robots that are supposed to put us all out of jobs are already here: some of them (general-purpose robots, like Baxter in the image above) still need quite a lot of work, but others such as driverless cars are really close to deployment. Even white-collar workers, creatives and professionals aren't safe now that more and more sophisticated software and hardware emerge, including IBM's Watson, which can diagnose patients like a doctor. We're like horses, says video creator CGP Grey, horses that were replaced by automobiles back in the day.
In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future.He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says we are moving to an era of abundance.
Weet je nog, dat verhaal over die blinde kinderen die dankzij de 3D-printer objecten kunnen voelen? Ge-wel-dig! Maar wat er nu aan komt, is van een heel ander niveau. Bollebozen hebben is uitgevonden waarmee blinde en slechtziende mensen gedrukte teksten...
"20 years from now we'll look back and say, 'Well, nothing really happened in the last 20 years,'" predicts founding Wired editor Kevin Kelly.
1.Robots are going to make lots of things.
2. Tracking and surveillance are only going to get more prevalent, but they may move toward "coveillance" so that we can control who's monitoring us and what they're monitoring.
3. Everything really will be about "big data.
4. Asking the right questions will become more valuable than finding answers.
Trudy Raymakers's insight:
The most intriguing idea for me is: "In a certain sense what becomes really valuable in a world running under Google's reign are great questions, and that means that for a long time humans will be better at than machines. Machines are for answers. Humans are for questions."