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14 Tech-Forward Concepts Reshaping Our Future

14 Tech-Forward Concepts Reshaping Our Future | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about how you would live in the future? These 14 cutting-edge projects are taking us one step closer.
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Jonah Lehrer: We can all be as creative as Picasso… we just have to learn how

Jonah Lehrer: We can all be as creative as Picasso… we just have to learn how | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Want to be like Bob Dylan?Jonah Lehrer has looked at how creative minds work and suggests we can all be more innovative, writes Tim Lewis...
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Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'...
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Monkeys “Read” Writing | The Scientist

Monkeys “Read” Writing | The Scientist | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Although they have no known language, baboons can accurately discriminate four-letter English words from non-words, according to a study published today (April 12) in Science.

Scientists have typically considered this—the visual analysis of letters and their positions in a word—the first step in the reading process and fundamentally dependent on language. For example, little children learn to read by sounding out words they already know. But the new finding suggests that ability to recognize words is not based on language skills but on an ancient ability, shared with other primates, to process visual objects.

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A Digital Revolution for Studying Human Anatomy

A Digital Revolution for Studying Human Anatomy | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
[HTML1]Medical informatics experts want to bring the digital revolution to studying human anatomy.The BioDigital Human is a three-dimensiona...
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A step toward the ‘quantum Internet’ | KurzweilAI

A step toward the ‘quantum Internet’ | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The first elementary quantum network based on interfaces between single atoms and photons has been developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute of...
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How To Predict The Future - Forbes

How To Predict The Future - Forbes | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
It may not be possible to predict the future precisely, but it is possible to find constraints that affect where the future will go.
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Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent:Why adjusting our expectations to reality is so difficult... Scientific American

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent:Why adjusting our expectations to reality is so difficult... Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Most of us hold unrealistically optimistic views of the future, research shows, downplaying the likelihood that we will have bad experiences. Now a study in Nature Neuroscience last October has found clues to the brain’s predilection for the positive, identifying regions that may fuel this “optimism bias” by preferentially responding to rosier information.

Tali Sharot, a University College London neurology researcher, and her colleagues asked 19 individuals between the ages of 19 and 27 to estimate their odds of experiencing 80 unfavorable events, such as contracting various diseases or being the victim of a crime. Participants were then told the actual average probability of each before repeating the exercise.

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App helps fans pay their favorite artists based on listening habits

App helps fans pay their favorite artists based on listening habits | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
UK-based Pikup is a new platform that renumerates artists based on subscribers' listening habits.
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The Internet in 2020 | Visual.ly

The Internet in 2020 | Visual.ly | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The mobile phone will become the primary means of Internet access across the globe, and DRM will be well on its way out the door by 2020, according to...
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Lessons From Ants to Grasp Humanity, Edward O. Wilson’s New Book, ‘Social Conquest of Earth’

Lessons From Ants to Grasp Humanity, Edward O. Wilson’s New Book, ‘Social Conquest of Earth’ | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The biologist Edward O. Wilson has a new book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” and it is already prompting sharp criticism from fellow scientists.
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Joe Brewer: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex issues

Joe Brewer: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex issues | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Seattle based JOE BREWER is one amongst a rare and emerging breed of interdisciplinary experts around the world. In an era of specialisations, what’s missing is a holistic view that cuts across various discipines, whether it comes to addressing climate change or societal change. Brewer steps in with his unique perspectives on ‘cognitive policy.’ As Founder and Director of Cognitive Policy Works, he paints a sweeping and fascinating canvas covering the human mind, human behaviour, public policy, social media and societal change.

 

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Primitive consciousness emerges first as you awaken from anesthesia | KurzweilAI

Primitive consciousness emerges first as you awaken from anesthesia | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The emergence of consciousness after general anesthesia has been imaged and found to be associated with activations of deep, primitive brain structures,...
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Futuristic cars are coming faster than you think

Futuristic cars are coming faster than you think | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Cars that drive themselves are not just the stuff of sci-fi movies. The technology is real, the cars can now drive legally and the debate is starting on whether society is better off when software is behind the wheel.
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Rethinking the social network

Rethinking the social network | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
It’s not how many friends you have in your social circles but who you are friends with that matters, argues columnist Tom Chatfield.
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How New Tech Is Reviving Hope of Humanlike Computers | Innovationnewsdaily.com

How New Tech Is Reviving Hope of Humanlike Computers | Innovationnewsdaily.com | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Interest in artificial intelligences that can imitate humans is now reviving due to revolutionary advances in technology, such as microchips that mimic brain cells.
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Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test

Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
One hundred years after Alan Turing was born, his eponymous test remains an elusive benchmark for artificial intelligence. Now, for the firs...
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Data is the New Oil: The Journey from Privacy to Publicy — swissnex

Data is the New Oil: The Journey from Privacy to Publicy — swissnex | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Data is exploding all around us: every 'like,' check-in, tweet, click, and play is being logged and mined. Many data-centric companies such as Google are already paying us for our data by providing more or less free services.

Join leading futurists at swissnex in a debate co-organized by Switzerland’s The Futures Agency (TFA) on data as today’s key global resource.

Is data the new oil? TFA CEO Gerd Leonhard leads fellow thinkers Stowe Boyd, Jamais Cascio, and Andreas Weigend in an exchange on where data is going, and how we are going along with it.

Data will become a key currency, as it is a virtually limitless, non-rival, and exponentially growing good. Do we need regulations or trust frameworks to deal with it? Can data really be safeguarded in an entirely free-market system governed by commercial interests? What will Generation AO (always-on) share with whom, when, where, and how? And if data is the new oil, how do we avoid wars and global conflicts fought over it?

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Computer Scientists Build Computer Using Swarms of Crabs - Technology Review

Computer Scientists Build Computer Using Swarms of Crabs  - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Logic gates that exploit the swarming behaviour of soldier crabs have been built and tested in Japan...
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Cooperative Neural Networks Suggest How Intelligence Evolved: Scientific American

Cooperative Neural Networks Suggest How Intelligence Evolved: Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A new computer simulation support a long-held theory that social interactions may have triggered brain evolution in human ancestors...
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How the Modern Physics Was Invented in the 17th Century, Part 1: The Needham Question | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

How the Modern Physics Was Invented in the 17th Century, Part 1: The Needham Question | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Note: this is the first of three parts of the essay. The other two parts will be published over the next two days (see links at ...
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Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative energy applications.
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Quantum computer built inside diamond-Futurity.org

Quantum computer built inside diamond-Futurity.org – | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Researchers have built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against harmful noise called “decoherence.” The demonstration showed the viability of solid-state quantum computers, which—unlike earlier gas- and liquid-state systems—may represent the future of quantum computing because they can easily be scaled up in size. Current quantum computers typically are very small and, though impressive, cannot yet compete with the speed of larger, traditional computers.

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Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Today, neuroscience, not economics, may provide a better explanation for human behavior in the marketplace.
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Targeted nanoparticles show success in clinical trials | KurzweilAI

Targeted nanoparticles show success in clinical trials | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Targeted therapeutic nanoparticles that accumulate in tumors while bypassing healthy cells have shown promising results in an ongoing clinical trial,...
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