Oscar Insurance fitness tracking Oscar Insurance is a new insurance company that will reward you for staying healthy. It knows of its customer’s health because it tracks them using Misfit fitness...
Artur Coelho's insight:
ok, isto aconteceu mais depressa do que esperava. preparem-se: num futuro próximo, fazer um seguro vai implicar aderir a estas tecnologias e ver o preço dos prémios a variar de acordo com os nossos comportamentos.
One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda--and the results were terrific: a bold, optimistic, merry and extremely fictive vision of a gory war that killed millions.
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road.
It’s never been such a good time to be a crook. In what other country of laws does one enjoy so much freedom to defraud one’s government and fellow citizens without having to worry about cops showing at the door?
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most...
When the incoming emails stopped arriving, it seemed innocuous at first. But it would eventually become clear that this was no routine technical problem. Inside a row of gray office buildings in Brussels, a major hacking attack was in progress. And the perpetrators were British government spies.