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100 Must Watch Trends in 2013 - Forbes

100 Must Watch Trends in 2013 - Forbes | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Want to know what's hot for 2013? You don't need eagle eyes; you just need this long list from JWT. Ann Mack and her team at JWT have hit a homerun.
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10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives. 

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This is what the future of a drone-filled America could look like

This is what the future of a drone-filled America could look like | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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.

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Rising cost of raising children helping to drive ‘kids optional’ trend

Rising cost of raising children helping to drive ‘kids optional’ trend | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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.

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The Future of Work Framework

The Future of Work Framework | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

An explanation of the four domains of the Future of Work framework: Underlying Drivers, Economic Structure, Labor Displacement, and the Emerging Landscape.


Created by Future Exploration Network and Ross Dawson.


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dominique turcq's curator insight, August 16, 2:07 AM

a good video by Ross Dawson. 

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A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work

A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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

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Shirt detects epileptic seizures and immediately calls a doctor

Shirt detects epileptic seizures and immediately calls a doctor | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
WEMU is a sensor-laden shirt that keeps track of epilepsy sufferers' physiological signs and alerts doctors of seizures.
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10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.

1. Dementia declines

2. Solar power everywhere

3. Type 1 diabetes prevention

4. No more food shortages

5. Simple electric flight

6. Digitally connected, of course

7. No more plastic garbage

8. More precise drugs

9. DNA mapping normalized

10. Teleportation tested

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I’ve worked at McDonald’s for 10 years and still make $7.35 an hour

I’ve worked at McDonald’s for 10 years and still make $7.35 an hour | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As fast-food workers, we prepare burgers and fries, not balance sheets. We struggle to survive from paycheck to paycheck, without million-dollar annual bonuses or second homes.
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Are Algorithms Replacing Reporters? - PSFK

Are Algorithms Replacing Reporters? - PSFK | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence developers are supplying major news outlets with story-producing software
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Timeline of emerging science and technology

Timeline of emerging science and technology | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Timeline of emerging science and technology

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In the future artificial intelligence will write bestseller fiction | Impact Lab

In the future artificial intelligence will write bestseller fiction | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Robots will write stories that read as if they were written by a human. Kris Hammond is chief scientist and co-founder of Narrative Science, a company wit an  artificial intelligence product called Quill that can turn data into stories that read as if they were written by a human.

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Why technology is not making us smarter: Study | Impact Lab

Why technology is not making us smarter: Study | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

People have become uncomfortable being alone with their own thoughts. Most Android users check their phones 150 times a day, according to Google. Wearable. A well-publicized study led by Timothy Wilson, a professor of psychology at University of Virginia, reached a “shocking” conclusion. People have become so uncomfortable being alone with their own thoughts that many would prefer giving themselves small electric shocks to being “bored.”

There is a broader conclusion that can be drawn from these experiments that raises questions about the goals of our technological progress. The great power of technology is abstraction, and yet our ability for abstract thought is being undermined by the constant intrusions of digital technology in our mental processes. This is not just a trivial concern. The use of mobile devices among younger and younger children may have serious unintended consequences for the ability of future generations to make use of our rapidly increasing computational capabilities. iPads are being rapidly deployed in middle and high schools, but the results, in my own experience, are not encouraging. Increased game and social media usage seem to be much more prevalent than engagement in the more complex cognitive processes that digital technology are supposed to enable.

 
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The Most Powerful Man In Advertising Says Creativity Is Dying In Europe And The United States

The Most Powerful Man In Advertising Says Creativity Is Dying In Europe And The United States | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell believes that in the future, Western nations will struggle to keep up with the rest of the world.
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Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
FutureGen hopes to remake an aging Illinois power plant into a showcase for “clean coal” by capturing carbon-dioxide emissions and storing
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Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims

Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The warning was made by Amsterdam-based Nell Watson, who said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.
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Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

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Watch this video; it explains why we have to rethink our future in terms of the rapid disappearing of jobs as we know them.

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The next industrial revolution will be robot-based (video)

The next industrial revolution will be robot-based (video) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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.

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Innovation Excellence | An Innovator has an Obligation to Look to the Future!

Innovation Excellence | An Innovator has an Obligation to Look to the Future! | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We invite you to our weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation!
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We’re Heading into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

We’re Heading into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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.

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Meet The Woman Who Cuddles With Strangers For $60 An Hour

Meet The Woman Who Cuddles With Strangers For $60 An Hour | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
At the age of 30, Hess is a professional cuddler. For $60 an hour, she’ll intimately snuggle with strangers of all types.
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Bye bye, braille! Met deze ring kunnen blinden gewone boeken lezen - Whocares

Bye bye, braille! Met deze ring kunnen blinden gewone boeken lezen - Whocares | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
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...
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The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
"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.

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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."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-technology-will-pale-the-previous-20-years-2014-6#ixzz380Nsa6cV

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Synthetic Foods Could Combat Future Shortages - PSFK

Synthetic Foods Could Combat Future Shortages - PSFK | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A designer is reinventing the way we consume essential nutrients to create a more sustainable future.
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The best of capitalism is over for rich countries – and for the poor ones it will be over by 2060

The best of capitalism is over for rich countries – and for the poor ones it will be over by 2060 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: Populations with access to technology and a sense of their human rights will not accept inequality
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The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park

The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Architect Ju-Hyun Kim re-imagines the workplace as a more public social space, filled with grass and natural light.
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