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The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming!

The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming! | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 2013 11:08 PM

Technology changes at such a rapid rate that it is tough to look ahead and envision where it will be in five years let alone fifty years...but that is what this infographic does. This timeline focuses on digital and mobile as well as big data, and references are provided for the information. 
Check it out and see if you agree or disagree. 

Gary Faust's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:01 PM

Very interesting. Product development is possible, but the human brain has capabilities that a computer sill not surpass in that time. I doubt we understand the human brain sufficiently at this time to speculate about a computer's comparitive ability. Good ideas for science fiction writers, though.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:07 AM

Predictions over the the next 10 years are usually better focused and more possible.  As the event horizon extends things get wilder. This infographic will give you food for thought. 

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

 

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to queries but hidden from view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that Google uses to navigate you from point A to point B.

Last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built- the first time the company has let anyone see how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.

Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. The company began as an online search company, but then the mobile world exploded. Now, where you're searching from has become almost as important as what you're searching for. Google responded by creating an operating system, brand, and ecosystem that has become the only significant rival to Apple's iOS.

And for good reason. If Google's mission is to organize all the world's information, the most important challenge -- far larger than indexing the web -- is to take the world's physical information and make it accessible and useful...

 

Read the entire article for a fascinating look at how Google utilizes mapping systems, geo data, mobile technology, and visual representation to manage massive amounts of data from varying sources, including one of the most important to the success of Google Maps- human intelligence.


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Fascinating Infographics about the Internet

Fascinating Infographics about the Internet | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

This link is a collection of inforgraphics about the Internet.

The gallery of visualizations looks at global web browser statistics, user behavior, online entertainment and more.

A few examples: Firefox is losing a slice of its share to other web browsers, while Internet Explorer still somehow holds on to roughly 50% of the market. Also how productivity is affected as a result of the internet and social networks, with the most unproductive apps and websites being Twitter and Facebook.


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Wunderlist – Fantastic Productivity Apps | Mark Brumley

Wunderlist – Fantastic Productivity Apps | Mark Brumley | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Try Wunderlist for a powerful, easy to use productivity tool with a wonderful user interface. Easily create to-do lists and arrange in categories (list names). You can share lists with others so collaborating on projects is a snap. ...


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