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Today's Best Science Fiction Writers Imagine How Life Will Be

Today's Best Science Fiction Writers Imagine How Life Will Be | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
Science fiction writers explain how life will be in the future.

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Amazing collection of sci-fi outlooks.

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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 8:36 AM

On the whole, SF is at least as wrong about any given future as it is right about others. SF stories are thought-experiments as well as fiction - at least the kind I like best are. But's it's main job is not prediction.

 

Cid Alves's curator insight, February 7, 5:30 PM

 E será tão louco daqui a uns 40 anos comparar com a ( ir)realidade :)

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Trends of the 2010s decade - Framework by futurist Ross Dawson

Trends of the 2010s decade - Framework by futurist Ross Dawson | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Exatrends of the 2010s decade - Framework for the future by leading Australian futurist Ross Dawson.


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Bill Gates: There will be no poor countries by 2035

Bill Gates: There will be no poor countries by 2035 | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
In an optimistic annual newsletter, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has argued that the world is a better place than it has even been before.

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HAL, 'Her' and the Emotional Intelligence of A.I.

HAL, 'Her' and the Emotional Intelligence of A.I. | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

(This post contains spoilers about the movie "Her")

It's been 45 years since Hal 9000, the even-toned, sociopathic computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, gave artificial intelligence a bad name. Now there is another haunting voice in the machine: Her, a major upgrade in the world of thinking machines who still has a lot to learn.


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‘Who Owns the Future?’ by Jaron Lanier

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The computer scientist Jaron Lanier provides insights on technology in his new book, “Who Owns the Future?”

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Marissa Mayer Reveals the Future of Yahoo Advertising

Marissa Mayer Reveals the Future of Yahoo Advertising | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
Yahoo's ambitions in the advertising world are becoming clearer, and they include competing with the titans of online marketing.
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How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups

How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
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Eric Ries’ relatively recent tome Lean Startup is gaining serious traction among companies ranging from 10 to 100,000 employees.

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5 Marketing Trends to Look for in 2014

5 Marketing Trends to Look for in 2014 | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

2014 is going to be a big year for marketers. Here are 5 things you should keep you eye on. (RT @HubSpot: There are 5 major trends to look for and take advantage of as a marketer in 2014.


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The Second Economy

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Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


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Justin Zeller's curator insight, December 22, 2013 1:34 PM

Not necessarily sports facility related, but technology is something that is going to drive both attendance and customer experience.

 

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 7:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:49 AM

Insight in a new time!!

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3D food printers debut at CES

3D food printers debut at CES | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Two food-creating 3D printers that will launch later this year have been unveiled in Las Vegas.

 

The machines make chocolate and sugar-based confectionery shaped in ways that would be difficult to produce using traditional methods.

The smaller one, Chefjet, is limited to monochrome creations, but the larger Chefjet Pro can create multicoloured objects.


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10 trends that will shape consumer mindset and behavior in 2014 | JWT Intelligence

10 trends that will shape consumer mindset and behavior in 2014 | JWT Intelligence | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

In this year’s report, we see how consumers are both welcoming and resisting technology’s growing omnipresence in our lives. For many, technology serves as a gateway to opportunity and an enabler of hyper-efficient lifestyles, but those who are most immersed are starting to question its effect on their lives and their privacy. One result is that more people are trying to find a balance and lead more mindful, in-the-moment lives. 


Our forecast also puts a spotlight on the growth of immersive experiences; the accelerating shift to a visual vocabulary; the new appeal of imperfection; and the rise of telepathic technology, which will enable brands to better understand minds and moods and react in a very personalized way.

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7 Consumer Trends for 2014 by Trendwatching

7 Consumer Trends for 2014 by Trendwatching | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

No matter what market or industry you're in, if you’re obsessed with catering to evolving consumer needs, desires and expectations, these consumer trends will help you prosper in 2014 and beyond.


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Silicon Valley Trends - LeWeb Nov 2013

This deck brings to life the latest technological, cultural and social trends using examples of companies that are embracing them. Some of these new companies and start-ups are transforming entire industries with their unique business models.


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Pretty similar to my own overview of trends created in April 2013

 

http://www.quora.com/Startups/Whats-hot-in-Silicon-Valley-right-now-2013

 

 

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Biodegradable Batteries May One Day Power Implantable Devices

Biodegradable Batteries May One Day Power Implantable Devices | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Medical implants would monitor vital signs or dispense therapies before vanishing.

 

In recent years, scientists have been trying to develop implantable devices that make it easier for the patient and doctors — most devices currently require maintenance, usually to replace an expired battery, every seven to 10 years. Scientists, however, have now developeda biodegradable battery that, once out of power, can be absorbed by the body.

 

“This is really a major advance,” Jeffrey Borenstein, a biomedical engineer at Draper Laboratory, a research and development center in Massachusetts, told Nature. “Until recently, there has not been a lot of progress in this area.”

 

The device was created by researchers at the University of Illiinois, who, in January, developed a rechargeable nanoribbon that relied on the electromechanical interaction, piezoelectricity, to power a device. Essentially, the rechargeable “battery” converted the movement of organs into electricity devices could use. 

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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves.

 

Here are 20 terms and concepts that you'll need to navigate our future.

 

1. Co-veillance

2. Multiplex Parenting

3. Technological Unemployment

4. Substrate-Autonomous Person

5. Intelligence Explosion

6. Longevity Dividend

7. Repressive Desublimation

8. Intelligence Amplification

9. Effective Altruism

10. Moral Enhancement

11. Proactionary Principle

12. Mules

13. Anthropocene

14. Eroom's Law

15. Evolvability Risk

16. Artificial Wombs

17. Whole Brain Emulations

18. Weak AI

19. Neural Coupling

20. Computational Overhang

 

Read the explanations in the article.

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Wearables with a purpose: Emotiv rallies the community to build a mind-controlled wheelchair

Wearables with a purpose: Emotiv rallies the community to build a mind-controlled wheelchair | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Emotiv is hosting a "designathon" to build technology for people to control a wheelchair with their thoughts.


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Why smart home startups like Birdi aren’t afraid of the Nest-Google alliance

Why smart home startups like Birdi aren’t afraid of the Nest-Google alliance | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

When Google bought Nest for $3.2 billion, it didn’t just give Nest’s founders a hefty paycheck. It also put one of the world’s most innovative hardware startups in the hands of one of the world’s biggest companies.


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PlayStation announces new streaming service for all your old classic games

PlayStation announces new streaming service for all your old classic games | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

SONY has delivered a game-changing masterstroke by announcing a service that will allow gamers to access and play classic titles from the first PlayStation right up to the PS4 on any Sony device..

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Jacob Appelbaum: Futuristic-Sounding "Radar Wave Devices"

Jacob Appelbaum: Futuristic-Sounding "Radar Wave Devices" | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
At the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum revealed the existence of a futuristic-sounding device described as a portable continuous wave ...
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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 13, 2:15 PM

Previously scooped on this, but in far less detail, read on how the NSA can spy on you using Radar Waves bouncing of your devices and know what you're typing and doing.  

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INTEL introduces wearable devices and projects at CES

INTEL introduces wearable devices and projects at CES | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Intel is introducing at CES several new products and projects focused on wearables:

 

Jarvis, a headset that can automatically integrate with a personal assistant app like Siri on a phone without touching it.A smartwatch with “geo-fencing” to monitor the person who’s wearing it. For example: in case of an emergency and a person steps out of the geo-fence, the watch can send out an alert.Wearable reference devices to accelerate wearable-device innovation, including smart earbuds that provide biometric and fitness capabilities, and a smart wireless charging bowl.Collaborations with Barneys New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Opening Ceremony to explore and bring to market new smart wearable technologies, and to increase dialogue and cooperation between the fashion and technology industries.

 

Intel also introduced Intel Edison, a new Intel Quark technology-based computer housed in an SD card form factor with built-in wireless capabilities and support for multiple operating systems. Intel says it will “enable rapid innovation and product development by a range of inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers when available this summer.”


Reference:Intel CEO Unveils Products, Initiatives and Collaborations for More Immersive, Intuitive Experiences and Increased Device Security 
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Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Scientists 'print' new eye cells | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss. The proof-of-principle work in the journal Biofabrication was carried out using animal cells.

 

The Cambridge University team says it paves the way for grow-your-own therapies for people with damage to the light-sensitive layer of tissue at back of the eye - the retina. More tests are needed before human trials can begin.

 

Co-authors of the study Prof Keith Martin and Dr Barbara Lorber, from the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair at the University of Cambridge, said: "The loss of nerve cells in the retina is a feature of many blinding eye diseases. The retina is an exquisitely organised structure where the precise arrangement of cells in relation to one another is critical for effective visual function.

 

"Our study has shown, for the first time, that cells derived from the mature central nervous system, the eye, can be printed using a piezoelectric inkjet printer. Although our results are preliminary and much more work is still required, the aim is to develop this technology for use in retinal repair in the future."

 

They now plan to attempt to print other types of retinal cells, including the light-sensitive photoreceptors - rods and cones.

 

Scientists have already been able to reverse blindness in mice using stem cell transplants. And there is promising work into electronic retina implants implants in patients.

 

Clara Eaglen, of the RNIB, said: "This is a step in the right direction as the retina is often affected in many of the common eye conditions, causing loss of central vision which stops people watching TV and seeing the faces of loved ones."

 


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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 13, 2:17 PM

Wow biotech just cooler in my eyes, (excuse the pun)

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Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014

Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014 | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Sony has jumped aboard the wearable tech express. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show the Japanese giant lifted the lid on its SmartBand device, a wearable wristband that is compatible with the new Sony Core tracker device.


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Top 5 future car tech innovations

The next revolution in car technology that is about to go big.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:34 PM

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): Cool video, giving a a good understanding of the future tech in autos

Luigi Cappel's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:51 AM

This is a great watch. As he says, this is technology that is now or imminent and not SciFi. Very cool to see so many American manufacturers gettig in on this. I want all of these features, may have to wait a little while before I can afford a connected car though. Check out the new Cadillac Cruise Control. These features are going to not only make driving more fun, but it will also make it safer.

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The Next-Gen USB Plug To Be Smaller And Finally Reversible

The Next-Gen USB Plug To Be Smaller And Finally Reversible | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Our long worldwide nightmare is almost over. The next USB plug will finally be reversible just like Apple's Lightning connector. No more blindly jamming the connector towards the receptacle, just knowing that it's not going to work.

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Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond

Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it
This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon. The author of the report, Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins makes the point that now that consumers and employees have continuous connectivity and an endless supply of apps, the CIO must drive the nimbleness that will be demanded by employees and customers, while he or she must also do so securely. These trends are so woven into the business drivers, that IT leaders must become much more strategic, providing the rationale for the changes that are afoot. With this background in mind, Forrester identifies the following ten technology trends for the 2014 through 2016.
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Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down

Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down | Trends FM: Outfiguring the Future - Trends that protend forth | Scoop.it

Abengoa's Solana plant in the desert near Gila Bend, Arizona, passed commercial testing this week The 280-megawatt Solana solar thermal power plant producing electricity without direct sunlight made the announcement on Wednesday. Abengoa said Wednesday that the facility, about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, can store the sun's power for six hours via thermal energy. The three -square-mile facility near Gila Bend uses concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to collect the sun's heat.

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