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The future of energy: Clear or cloudy?

The future of energy: Clear or cloudy? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
We can plan our future on current trends, or expect the inevitable revolution.
FutureCast's insight:

Cloudy now but clearing soon!

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Here are David Rothschild’s data-powered predictions for 2014, from the Super Bowl to Hillary Clinton - The Fire Hose - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Here are David Rothschild’s data-powered predictions for 2014, from the Super Bowl to Hillary Clinton - The Fire Hose - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Covering the news of the day at Microsoft...

Microsoft researcher David Rothschild is legendary for his ability to literally predict the future using a unique and rigorous approach to data analysis. He correctly called the results of the 2012 presidential election in every state but one. He nailed 19 of the 24 Oscar categories this past year. And he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of predictive science through experimental live polling, online prediction games and more.

In this interview, David Rothschild tells you what to expect in 2014, breaks down his forecasting philosophy, and explains why you should trust professional gamblers more than cable news pundit

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Take two apps three times a day

Take two apps three times a day | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Is the doctor's waiting room due for an update?

If you have ever sat in a doctor's waiting room, next to someone with a hacking cough and with only a pile of out-of-date Reader's Digests for company, then you may have asked whether the system was fit for 21st Century living.

The NHS seems under increasing pressure, from GP surgeries to accident and emergency rooms. It feels as if the healthcare system is in desperate need of CPR - the question is will technology be the thing that brings it back to life?

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How Hubo The Robot Could Save The World

How Hubo The Robot Could Save The World | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Hubo robot by Drexel University is a contender in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, where the winning team takes home $2 million.
FutureCast's insight:

Robots ARE the future....

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Google Glass: Early impressions

Google Glass: Early impressions | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Most companies conduct their experiments behind closed doors. If, say, a new iPhone hits store shelves, then chances are the dirty work has been done and it's already pretty polished. But Google is very different, sometimes letting the public join in on the beta testing fun. Gizmag recently joined Google's US$1,500 smartglasses beta program, and though we're still a ways off from a full Google Glass review, these are our early impressions..

FutureCast's insight:

Google Glass IS another tech trend for this decade...

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Video Gaming AFTER PS4 & Xbox One - YouTube

Published on Dec 4, 2013

The PS4 and Xbox One have arrived! But what does the future of video games look like? Are virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift the next, NEXT generation? What would a PS5 look like? New depths of sensory immersion could radically enhance the future of video games, so maybe we will just bring the game inside our head!

If you could turn any video game in all of history into a virtual reality immersive experience, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below!

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FutureCast's insight:

The Beatles Rock Band :)

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Tomasz Śledzinski's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:12 AM

Gry przyszłości i skok w wirtualną rzeczywistość , bajka czy niedaleka przyszłość?

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Paralyzed Man Walks with Exoskeleton | Futurescape - YouTube

Published on Dec 12, 2013

One scientist never imagined a robot exoskeleton would help his brother walk. | For more Futurescape, visithttp://science.discovery.com/tv-shows...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sides of Science | Futurescape - YouTube

Published on Dec 14, 2013

The Futurescape panel contemplates various future technology predictions. | For more Futurescape, visithttp://science.discovery.com/tv-shows...

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JWTIntelligence - 10 Trends for 2014 in 2 minutes - YouTube

Published on Dec 4, 2013

In our ninth annual forecast of trends for the near future, 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.

As a companion to our full-report, we've created a 2-minute teaser video that gives a quick rundown of our 10 trends.

To read more about JWT's "10 Trends for 2014" or to purchase the report, visit http://www.jwtintelligence.com/

FutureCast's insight:

Yes...

http://www.jwt.com/blog/consumer_insights/10-trends-that-will-shape-our-world-in-2014-and-beyond/

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5 predictions on the future of databases (from a guy who knows databases)

5 predictions on the future of databases (from a guy who knows databases) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Michael Stonebraker has helped create a lot of database systems and has lots of thoughts about where the industry is headed.
FutureCast's insight:

BIG Databases :)

 

https://soundcloud.com/gigaom-structure/database-whiz-michael/s-Uum1j

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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
FutureCast's insight:

Amazing...video coming soon

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Meet the concept iPhone Air and iPhone 6C

Meet the concept iPhone Air and iPhone 6C | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A video mockup of two theoretical Apple products shows us what could be, but probably never will be. Read this article by Roger Cheng on CNET News.
FutureCast's insight:

Pure speculation...later reports indicate no curved display.

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Why the future of Facebook and Google depend on academia

Why the future of Facebook and Google depend on academia | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

This week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg joined the highly prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems academic conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. At the event, he announced Facebook’s artificial intelligence laboratory headed by Professor Yann LeCun of NYU and some of the world’s leading deep learning and machine-learning scientists. Zuckerberg, a Harvard dropout, visiting a highly prestigious academic conference was a shock for the academic world but it’s also part of a larger shift

FutureCast's insight:

Facebook is loosing favor with young people. Can Academia save it from extinction?

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A Look At Our Inevitable Drone-Filled Future

A Look At Our Inevitable Drone-Filled Future | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The future is autonomous and airborne.
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Could it be that by 2020 drones will be dotting our skies??

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IBM sees five tech-powered changes in next five years

IBM sees five tech-powered changes in next five years | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Technology stalwart IBM on Tuesday predicted classrooms getting to know students and doctors using DNA to customize care are among five big changes on the horizon. IBM said that its annual forecast of five ways technology will change lives in the coming five years was "driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-ibm-tech-powered-years.html#jCp.

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A Closer Look at Google's New Robot Army

We learned Saturday that Google has purchased Boston Dynamics, the lab of mad scientists behind some of the most awesomely scary robots ever seen. What exactly did Google get out of the deal?
FutureCast's insight:

Robots gallap towards an intriguing future!

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Furniture of the Future by Carlo Ratti and Cassina - Design Milk

Furniture of the Future by Carlo Ratti and Cassina - Design Milk | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Cassina and Carlo Ratti try to answer the question - How will furniture change and adapt as our lifestyles change and digital fabrication rises?
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How 2014 Will Be The Year To Monetize Big Data

How 2014 Will Be The Year To Monetize Big Data | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Big data will soon go from a technology investment to a marketing one. Use it as a tool to boost revenue.
FutureCast's insight:

Big Data IS one of the big trends of this decade...

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Amazon Prime Air & the Future of Drone Delivery - YouTube

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Are flying drones the future of delivery? Last week, CEO Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes to talk about Amazon Prime Air, a drone delivery service that would "launch" in only 4-5 years! But does Amazon have what it takes to solve the technological, logistical, and safety concerns associated with such a service?

If drone delivery becomes a reality, what's the first thing you'll order to have a robot deliver to your door? Let us know in the comments below!

FutureCast's insight:

This was BIG news in December 2013 :)

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Bioprinting New Organs | Futurescape - YouTube

Published on Dec 9, 2013

Scientists are utilizing bioprinting to develop artificial organs. | For more Futurescape, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows...

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Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard talks about what is facing us by the year 2020 (focus on Brazil) - YouTube

Published on Dec 12, 2013

I actually recorded this '2020 foresights' video in October 2012 and just recently looked at it again; it turns out that it's even more relevant today (Dec 2013) then a year ok, so I am publishing it here. Topics include the coming sustainability default, the shift from ego to eco, hyper-collaboration instead of hyper-competition, from monoliths to connected companies, the rebooting of capitalism (natural, sustainable, responsible) the future of Brazil and BRICs versus Europe, green futures, interdepedence, income inequality, big data, the circular economy, from ownership to access, paywall vs paywill and much more. Some comments are particular to Brazil as I recorded for Fotigo, originally; but 99% of the content is applicable globally. Enjoy and spread the word:)

A transcript will be made availabe soon; check onhttp://www.futuristgerd.com/transcrip... to get all the latest uodates

Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland http://www.futuristgerd.comPlease note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: http://gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed or on the web athttp://www.futuretalks.com My vimeo channel is here:https://vimeo.com/gerdfuturist (you can also download all videos from here). Most of my books, presentations and slideshows are available via http://www.gerdcloud.com

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Great futurist!

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5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History

5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Here are five simple, powerful reasons why you should believe the world has never been better -- and is getting better still.
FutureCast's insight:

I prefer good news, don't you??

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Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room

Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The mix of younger doctors and new gesture-based or wearable technology means that BYOD will soon become a trend in the operating room.
FutureCast's insight:

"Much like enterprises are using more consumer technology (or consumer-like) technology, hospitals are also trying to figure out how shifts in user interfaces, voice recognition and other developments should make their way into their treatments. While the medical profession has a reputation for being somewhat stodgy, there are hints it is looking at bring some technology familiar from video games into the operating room."

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China has landed on the Moon

China has landed on the Moon | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover make the first soft Moon landing in 37 years.
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This IS a big deal...

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Edge of Tomorrow - Official Trailer 1 [HD] - YouTube

Published on Dec 11, 2013

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In theaters June 6, 2014.

Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the "Mission: Impossible" films, "Collateral," "Jerry Maguire") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada," "The Adjustment Bureau") star in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow," under the direction of Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith").

The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.
But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

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New futuristic sci-fi moive coming summer 2014!

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