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Revolution in personalized medicine is coming | Impact Lab

Revolution in personalized medicine is coming | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The need for personalized therapies abound. It is the dawn of a new age of personalized medicine.  The interpretation of the human genome will transform
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What I’ve learned so far from living in a Mars simulation — Sheyna Gifford — Aeon Essays

In a white dome on a bare mountain, six of us are road-testing life in a Martian colony. This is what I’ve learned so far
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Coming Soon to France: Hundreds of Miles of Roads Paved with Solar Panels

Coming Soon to France: Hundreds of Miles of Roads Paved with Solar Panels | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Thin panels installed on existing roads could be used to power streetlights and homes within five years.
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Synthetic biology: Designing our existence?

Synthetic biology: Designing our existence? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The latest scientific advances will soon enable us to take charge of evolution itself. Synthetic biology is a new form of engineering that involves the creation of complex, new biological systems. It is the result of the confluence of knowledge in life sciences, engineering, and bio-informatics, and the most promising innovations in this new field – genetic design, protein manufacture and natural product synthesis – could have a revolutionary impact on our lives, particularly with regards to the production of energy and medicine. It brings with it gigantic opportunities and risks.

Early innovations may include personalized, genome-specific medications for the treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and pro-environmental bacteria designed to counter the effects of pollution; picture a microbe that ‘eats’ the toxicants in a contaminated body of water. As an alternative to existing, limited energy sources, we could also engineer the mass production of cellulosic ethanol – a renewable plant-based biofuel that produces very low carbon emissions.
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1. Deepening income inequality

1. Deepening income inequality | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. Income inequality specifically is one of the most visible aspects of a broader and more complex issue, one that entails inequality of opportunity and extends to gender, ethnicity, disability, and age, among others. Ranking second in last year’s Outlook, it was identified as the most significant trend of 2015 by our Network’s experts. This affects all countries around the world. In developed and developing countries alike, the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of its wealth. This is a universal challenge that the whole world must address.

While it is true that around the world economic growth is picking up pace, deep challenges remain, including poverty, environmental degradation, persistent unemployment, political instability, violence and conflict. These problems, which are reflected in many parts of this report, are often closely related to inequality.

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26 Disruptive & Tecnology Trends 2016-2018

Some of the disruptive trends that are affecting pretty much everything over the next few years. 

The report is organized by socioeconomic and technological impact.

 


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The report, compiled by Brian Solis, is organized by socioeconomic and technological impact.

 

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Wind Of Change - Deutsche Bank uses open innovation to develop future scenarios for premium customer services

Wind Of Change - Deutsche Bank uses open innovation to develop future scenarios for premium customer services | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

2015 was the year the finance landscape saw a drastic increase in new players entering the market and offered a wide range of great services that none of the more established banks yet have been able to offer. New solutions and companies popped up up almost every week and this has put banks in a squeeze: they need to find new ways to innovate ASAP in order to stay relevant in a highly competitive market.

 

In this challenging environment, Deutsche Bank has decided to go new ways and to use the innovative methodology of crowdstorming and get different perspectives from all over the world. Deutsche Banks has teamed up with the creative problem-solving platform jovoto.com to run an ambitious 8 week crowdsourcing project. From fintech experts to service design specialists, creatives and entrepreneurs from around the world are being asked to develop the ultimate premium customer service experience for Deutsche Bank’s customers.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Predictions From Forrester, Machina Research, WEF, Gartner, IDC - Forbes

Internet Of Things (IoT) Predictions From Forrester, Machina Research, WEF, Gartner, IDC - Forbes | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

 

Research firms predict the future of the Internet of Things

 


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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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4 ways smart cities will make our lives better

4 ways smart cities will make our lives better | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The rapid development of digital technologies will drastically change life for the average urban citizen much sooner than we think.
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On twitter caught as Evgeny MOROZOV Reading tip: "when a Davos report says "smart cities will make our lives better," by "our" they mean those of CEO's".  In all new developments difficult to look through the hooray tone of voice while most new concepts don't really bring a better life for citizens.

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Brain-computer interaction: Transforming our networked future?

Brain-computer interaction: Transforming our networked future? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The interaction between human beings and machines has enabled us to achieve incredible things. Now, as we enter a new era of brain-computer interfaces, we should prepare ourselves for innovations that will transform the way we learn, communicate and control devices – and perhaps even each other.

Traditional human-computer interactions can already be described as brain-computer interfaces (BCI): Our intentions are sent from our brain to the computer through our fingers, via a keyboard, or through a camera that tracks eye movement. However, a more specific definition of BCI describes the ability of computers to read, interpret and act on our thoughts using electroencephalography (EEG). 
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2. Persistent jobless growth

2. Persistent jobless growth | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The term ‘persistent jobless growth’ refers to the phenomenon in which economies exiting recessions demonstrate economic growth while merely maintaining – or, in some cases, decreasing – their level of employment. The scale and significance of this problem is evident in the high placing of this trend, an increase even over last year’s report, when persistent structural employment was ranked as the third most concerning trend.
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What the schools of the future could look like

What the schools of the future could look like | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Here at Gizmag we are always keeping an eye on innovative solutions for schooling and education. We've covered the solar powered mobile computer classroom project and the AIRchitecture flying classrooms of the future, but now we're excited about these proposals from architects all over the world, who recently submitted their ideas for what schools of the future could look like.

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5 futuristic oddities from the weird world of wearable tech

5 futuristic oddities from the weird world of wearable tech | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
New tech products include exoskeletons, portable mind monitors and smart textiles.
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8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Just as ATMs changed banking and computers took over the home and workplace, robots and artificial intelligence are going to transform a bunch of industries over the next decade.

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically. 

And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, the wars of the future may increasingly be fought with "drone" aircraft.

These are just some of the interesting — and sometimes scary — predictions to come from a 300-page report released by Merrill Lynch which estimates the global market for robots and AI will grow from $28 billion to more than $150 billion just five years from now.

 
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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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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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