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Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk - BBC News

Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk - BBC News | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A new digital crypto-currency has been launched that is generated by human movement.
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The Doomsday Invention BY RAFFI KHATCHADOURIAN

The Doomsday Invention BY RAFFI KHATCHADOURIAN | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction? Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” it argues that true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this concern is the prospect of an “intelligence explosion,” a speculative event in which an A.I. gains the ability to improve itself, and in short order exceeds the intellectual potential of the human brain by many orders of magnitude.

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At NASA's Johnson Space Center, Preparing for the Future of Human Spaceflight

At NASA's Johnson Space Center, Preparing for the Future of Human Spaceflight | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As NASA kicks off a multi-decadal effort to send humans to Mars, the agency's traditional human spaceflight centers have had to adapt to new challenges—often more programmatic than technical.
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Law Professors Argue Future Plausibility of A.I. Earning Free Speech Rights - SERIOUS WONDER

Law Professors Argue Future Plausibility of A.I. Earning Free Speech Rights - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
According to two law professors, strong A.I. of the future will attain free speech rights similar to our own! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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ClickZ Live Chicago: What are the big trends to look out for in 2016?

ClickZ Live Chicago: What are the big trends to look out for in 2016? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
An increase in not-com domains, beacons, further foray into the physical web and more cross-platform distribution networks are a few future trends predicted by a panel at ClickZ Live Chicago.
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How Zombies Could Be the Future of AI

How Zombies Could Be the Future of AI | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

In July, news headlines blared that robots passed a “self-awareness” test. Naturally, the articles made the semi-joking references to Skynet and robot overlords that seem to accompany every minor development in robotics or artificial intelligence. Missing from the coverage was any thoughtful discussion about what it means for a robot to pass a self-awareness test.Typically, artificial intelligence “breakthroughs” don’t live up to the press release.

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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.
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Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live | Impact Lab

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live. Every time you download a mobile app you eliminate a piece of a job – welcome to the future of a careerless society.

The career ladder will be replaced with new technology and people will no longer count on a job for the rest of their lives, he said. In 2030, the average person will have rebooted their career six times because things are moving so quickly.”

Frey is in New Zealand this week speaking with the agriculture sector and government agencies in Wellington about the future of jobs and new technology.

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Warning: The Commons will no longer be there! - Society 3.0

Warning: The Commons will no longer be there! - Society 3.0 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
“Commons refers to the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately.”
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Explore the Blockchain, Ignore the Bitcoin Maximalists

Explore the Blockchain, Ignore the Bitcoin Maximalists | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

There is a time, a place and a customer base for pseudonymous cryptocurrency. For regulated financial institutions, other types of shared ledgers -- those whose validators are legally accountable for certain terms of service -- may provide unique utility. Why the sudden interest in "blockchains" and "distributed ledgers"? After all, much of the technology and ideas used by Bitcoin, Ethereum and even Git, the open-source system for managing software updates, have been around for more than a decade. Public-key cryptography has existed since the mid-70s. Consensus algorithms such as PBFT and DLS used in distributed computing and distributed databases have likewise been under development and in production environments for decades.

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Does this man hold the key to practical wireless charging? Cota sure looks like it

Does this man hold the key to practical wireless charging? Cota sure looks like it | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Hatem Zeine, CEO of Bellevue, Washington-based Ossia, is on the verge of bringing practical remote wireless charging technology to the market in 2016.
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These people 'live in the future' - CNN.com

These people 'live in the future' - CNN.com | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
You might call it a kind of social movement: They call themselves, futurists.
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Trends with Benefits: Bio-clothing, robot deliveries, and NASA’s EmDrive

Trends with Benefits: Bio-clothing, robot deliveries, and NASA’s EmDrive | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The DT crew is back again, this week to discuss the latest in bio-clothing, NASA's nutty EmDrive thruster, Reddit's foray into TV, and Circle with Disney, which is a lot cooler than it sounds, we promise.
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21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The world is changing faster than you might realize.

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society. 

90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022.The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025.The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023.10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023.80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online by 2023A government will collect taxes for the first time via blockchain 2023.90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket by 2023.Access to the Internet will become a basic right by 2024.The first transplant of a 3D-printed liver will occur 2024.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Jane Cowell's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:48 AM

Roll on free data storage - what does this mean for collecting institutions?

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- JWT Intelligence

- JWT Intelligence | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Innovation Group is preparing to release its second annual Future 100 report, featuring original analysis and insights on 100 key trends and cultural shifts to watch in 2016. New this year, we’ve created a video preview of the report, which offers a visual sample of the most compelling trends in the year to come: …
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4 Key Social Media Marketing Trends To Lead The Game in 2016

4 Key Social Media Marketing Trends To Lead The Game in 2016 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The same laws of attraction have never governed the social media marketing scene for too long.
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The Future of Jobs —Anticipate Job Needs in an Increasingly Tech-focused Economy - Daniel Burrus

The Future of Jobs —Anticipate Job Needs in an Increasingly Tech-focused Economy - Daniel Burrus | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
When it comes to the future of your industry, how secure do you feel, not only in your position, but in your career, your abilities, ... Read More »
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Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2016 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2016 and Beyond | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond.


Via Cambridge Marketing College, Fred Zimny
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Top 21 emerging technologies that will reach a tipping point by 2030 | Impact Lab

Top 21 emerging technologies that will reach a tipping point by 2030 | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The future will be here before we know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their timeline for when technologies would become mainstream.

From the survey results, the council identified 21 defining moments, all of which they predict will occur by 2030.

Here’s a look at the technological shifts you can expect during the next 14 years.

1. 90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018. 

2. The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.

3. 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.

4. 10% of the world’s population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.

5. The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022.


 

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(F)EMPOWERMENT | TrendWatching South & Central America Trend Bulletin

(F)EMPOWERMENT | TrendWatching South & Central America Trend Bulletin | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In Brazil, women make BRL 1.1 trillion per year and are responsible for 85% of shopping decisions.
(Data Popular, September 2014)
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Rijken delen boten, de middenklasse kennis | Economie | de Volkskrant

Rijken delen boten, de middenklasse kennis | Economie | de Volkskrant | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Het delen van spullen leidt tot meer contact en saamhorigheid, menen de meeste Nederlanders. Het zijn wel vooral hoger opgeleiden die ervan profiteren
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies Changing Our Lives

Top 10 Emerging Technologies Changing Our Lives | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The world is changing fast. Faster than any time in the human history. For example, it took fifty years for one in four Americans to adopt electricity. Then, it got faster. It took thirty years for the same number to utilise the radio. Then, even faster. Eighteen years to “accept” the colour TV. Thirteen years for […]
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Jane Cowell's curator insight, November 12, 2015 8:29 PM

Advanced energy storage has power to change everything - pun intended!

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Survey Reveals What Americans Fear the Most

Survey Reveals What Americans Fear the Most | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Interesting how many fears are information related! Survey Reveals What Americans Fear the Most http://mentalfloss.com/article/70199/survey-reveals-what-americans-fear-most Stephen
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The rise of coworking in the U.S. | Impact Lab

The rise of coworking in the U.S. | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

"Imagine a world where companies motivate and manage employees who never set foot in their corporate office," says the 2020 Intuit Report. This is a distinct".

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Jane Cowell's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:57 AM

#libraries can lead the way

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Quantum shift: welcome to The New York Times' VR future - The Verge

Quantum shift: welcome to The New York Times' VR future - The Verge | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Yesterday, The New York Times released The Displaced, its second and most ambitious virtual reality film, alongside the new NYT VR app. The 11-minute documentary, produced in partnership with film...
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