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Computer Successfully Pretends To Be Human - WWW Apocalypse?

Computer Successfully Pretends To Be Human - WWW Apocalypse? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

In a breakthrough of engineering a computer has successfully passed the infamous 'Turing test'. You may have already read the headlines about how this is the beginning of the movie Terminator and the downfall of humanity, or if you haven't you should because it makes for a good read. 

 

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Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance

Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Why Connected Learning? For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make that dream a reality — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy rewards. …
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The idea of production connects the concept of connected learning to a no-liberal economic agenda. It brings to mind a production mentality which "new economy rewards." It is not clear who has been promoting connected learning for over a century, but having read Dewey I do not interpret his thinking as promoting economic interests. Other more conservative and linear thinkers i.e. Bobbitt and Tyler, I connect to economic interests.

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"Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication"

"Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication" | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.
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De online zwarte markt is nu helemaal niet meer aan te pakken

De online zwarte markt is nu helemaal niet meer aan te pakken | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Een bitcoinportemonnee met ingebouwde witwasser was onlangs een onaangename verrassing voor misdaadbestrijders. Net als een gepresenteerde online vrijmarkt die niet eens een centrale server nodig heef…
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Language will be transformed by wearable computers | Impact Lab

Language will be transformed by wearable computers | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Smart clothes and accessories will let us share thoughts and sensations as well as words Fabled mathematicians Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon, of MIT,
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KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes: 1. Key Internet trends, education trends, healthcare trends etc.

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Google predicts future of ads in cars, fridges, watches – and thermostats

Google predicts future of ads in cars, fridges, watches – and thermostats | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Google says it foresees a future of advertising a few years from now in which they could appear on anything from thermostats to refrigerators to car dashboards and watches.

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Think we have a serious problem here. Personally I wouldn't like to get advertising on everything I see. Where does the digital fight for the customer end?

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Scientists make deep-brain implants possible through wireless charging

Scientists make deep-brain implants possible through wireless charging | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers have figured out a way to wirelessly charge electronic devices that are deep inside your body. Currently pacemakers and nerve
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The Internet of Things will be a $290B market by 2017 that starts at home | Impact Lab

The Internet of Things will be a $290B market by 2017 that starts at home | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Internet of Things start in the home. The Internet of Things is poised to be the next wave of technology to wash over Silicon Valley and it may create a $29 billion global market by 2017.

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These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon.

1. Robot counselor

2. Rewilder

3. Garbage designer

4. Neighbourhood watch specialist

5. Simplicity expert

6. Healthcare navigator

7. Nostalgist

8. Telesurgeon

9. Solar technology specialist

10. Aquaponic Fish Farmer

 

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2030 maybe by that time I will have become a simplicity expert. What do you think you would be?

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Collaborative Economy Adoption is Going to Double

Collaborative Economy Adoption is Going to Double | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Collaborative Economy Adoption is Going to Double
http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2014/04/08/collaborative-economy-adoption-is-going-to-double/
Apparently the public library lending model is going big!
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Is This Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Science or Spectacle? | Science | WIRED

Is This Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Science or Spectacle? | Science | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If you tune in to watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup in São Paulo, Brazil on June 12, you might see something truly spectacular. If things go according to plan, a paralyzed young adult will walk onto the field and kick a soccer ball, assisted by a robotic exoskeleton operated by the person's brain. The bold plan, more than a year in the making, is raising hopes of new therapies--and causing considerable controversy.
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How The Internet Of Things May Impact Daily Life

How The Internet Of Things May Impact Daily Life | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In this four week series, #SUInternetOfThings, we will break down what the Internet Of Things (IoT) is, based on a report by the Pew Research Internet Project. For our first week, we discussed how ...
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15 Emerging Neurotechnologies That Will Change The World - Business insider

15 Emerging Neurotechnologies That Will Change The World - Business insider | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and
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Apple Is Launching A Vast Project To Map The Inside Of Every Large Building It Can

Apple Is Launching A Vast Project To Map The Inside Of Every Large Building It Can | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
"Apple has learned from its mistakes from the initial launch of map services and won't repeat with launch of indoor mapping."
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Get ready for hybrid thinking

Get ready for hybrid thinking | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.
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These 'Signs from the Near Future' may be closer than they appear

These 'Signs from the Near Future' may be closer than they appear | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Futuristic technologies have never sounded more like they're right on the horizon. From lab-grown meat to virtual reality to fleets of drones that can transport goods almost anywhere, scientists...
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The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They're called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify identity, help marketers, detect fraud and help perform detailed "people searches." 

Most people have little idea that these companies exist. A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report out today attempts to shed more light on them. The report describes an industry that collects data from many sources without consumers knowing; that is multi-layered and intertwined; and that stores billions of data points covering nearly every US consumer.

The report looked at nine major data brokers: Acxiom, Corelogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID Analytics, Intelius, PeekYou, Rapleaf, and Recorded Future.

 

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5 things Google will conquer in the future according to Larry Page | Impact Lab

5 things Google will conquer in the future according to Larry Page | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Google CEO Larry Page Larry Page, CEO at Google, just published his annual founder's letter for shareholders and, as usual, it's a fascinating glimpse into where he thinks Google is going, how it’s going to get there, and what the company will conquer in the future:

1. Same day delivery shopping

2. Curing death

3. Good design

4. Conversational, artificially intelligent search

5. The 5 billion people who are not online

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Global Warming Threatens More Deadly Everest-like Avalanches - NBC News

Global Warming Threatens More Deadly Everest-like Avalanches  - NBC News | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month, scientists said on Tuesday.

 
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5 Optimistic News Headlines People Will Read In 100 Years Time

5 Optimistic News Headlines People Will Read In 100 Years Time | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We love thinking about the future over here at Urban Times; the endless possibilities, the opportunities for amazing technologies and the prospect of a better life for all. When Philips asked us to get involved in their awesome #PhilipsFuture campaign, turning futuristic ideas into great sketches, we had to jump at the chance. Below are five things we expect and want to see happen over the next 100 years...
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The Age of Quantum Computing Has (Almost) Arrived | Enterprise | WIRED

The Age of Quantum Computing Has (Almost) Arrived | Enterprise | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Google owns a lot of computers—perhaps a million servers stitched together into the fastest, most powerful artificial intelligence on the planet. But last August, Google teamed up with NASA to acquire what may be the search giant’s most powerful piece of hardware yet. It’s certainly the strangest.

 

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Meet Noisli, The Beautiful Noise Generator That Helps You Focus

Meet Noisli, The Beautiful Noise Generator That Helps You Focus | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
It's been proven that the right background noise can spur creativity and keep you motivated as well as increasing your focus. The new kid on the block, Noi
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I find this disturbing. It may be beautiful; it may generate business. But is that the kind of future we want?

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