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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
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Artificial gills for humans could become a reality

Artificial gills for humans could become a reality | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Designer Jun Kamei has created Amphibio, a 3D-printed 'gill' that may allow humans to breathe underwater.
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3D Printed Garment Lets You Breath Underwater

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Hydrogen-Powered Trains Are Coming to Germany in 2021

Hydrogen-Powered Trains Are Coming to Germany in 2021 | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Alstom has signed a deal with France and Germany that will see the company build a series of hydrogen-powered trains, to go into service starting in 2021.
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ALL ABOARD THE HYDROGEN TRAIN

As the shift from diesel engines to clean energy continues, German and French engineering company Alstom have signed a deal that will see the latter building a series of hydrogen-powered trains that will go into service starting in 2021.

 

Alstom stated it will build 14 emissions-free trains, called Coradia iLint, that can travel 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on one full hydrogen tank, and can reach a maximum speed of up to 140 km/h (87 mph).

 

 

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Bitcoin Could be ‘First Worldwide Currency’: NYSE Owner

Bitcoin Could be ‘First Worldwide Currency’: NYSE Owner | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
The CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, the firm that owns the NYSE, has said that bitcoin could become the "first worldwide currency."
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Speaking with Fortune, ICE founder, Chairman, and CEO Jeffrey Sprecher explained that he believes that — bolstered by Bakkt’s infrastructure — bitcoin could become the currency of choice for global payments.

 

”Bitcoin would greatly simplify the movement of global money,” said Sprecher. “It has the potential to become the first worldwide currency.”

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The electric aircraft is taking off

The electric aircraft is taking off | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
In 2008, the electric motor vehicle experienced a rebirth triggered by a rise in oil prices. Now in 2018, it is the time for another rebirth -- in electrical aviation.
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From Electric Automobiles to Electric Air Planes

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AI Keynote Speaker Ajay Agrawal: AI Will Drop the Cost of Prediction—and Change Entire Industries

More on Ajay Agrawal: http://www.thelavinagency.com/speakers/ajay-agrawal "Why is AI so important?" asks Ajay Agrawal, machine learning expert and founde
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The Future of Work

What will you do when AI robots begin doing the work you do?

 

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Blockchain Is Here to Stay. Here Are 3 Ways You Can Use It in Your Business

Blockchain Is Here to Stay. Here Are 3 Ways You Can Use It in Your Business | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Blockchain technology is coming, and it's more than just bitcoin. Learn about it today to power your business tomorrow.
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For a few years cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been in the headlines. Yes, cryptocurrencies deserved headlines because the idea is revolutionary however now people are beginning to realize the real revolutionary technology is the technology powering all cryptocurrencies, BLOCKCHAIN.

 

Blockchain has taken center stage and deservedly so, because it disinter-mediates and eliminates so many industries and the people with the roles and responsibility to administer them.  

 

There are many good reads on the future of blockchain, this one is short and points out three ways blockchain will change business processes.

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India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
India’s Prime Minister has promised to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, the most ambitious pledge yet to tackling the global problem.
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Hooray for India, now which nation will be next?

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Chaos Is needed to keep us smart with Machine Learning

I like how machine learning has found its way into our lives and how it makes the interaction with technology far more lucid and natural than before. I love how you tube suggests me my next videos to…
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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, 

in the long run will they help me or hurt me?

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Friday essay: why grown-ups still need fairy tales

Fairy tales can be brutal, violent, sexual and laden with taboo. But they are are excellent narratives with which to think through a range of human experiences: from disappointment, and fear to envy and grief.
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Fairy tales & how to sell the intangible

 

Fairy tales convey messages of overcoming adversity, rising from rags to riches, and the benefits of courage.

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AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for (Tech4Good) | McKinsey & Company

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for (Tech4Good) | McKinsey & Company | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.
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The Future of Work

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Chris Packham warns of 'ecological apocalypse' in Britain | Environment | The Guardian

Chris Packham warns of 'ecological apocalypse' in Britain | Environment | The Guardian | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Springwatch presenter says Britain is increasingly ‘a green and unpleasant land’

 

Photo: ngu.donaldtong

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Ecological apocalypse is not a problem unique to Britain

 

Excerpt:   According to Packham, British people have normalized a “national catastrophe” and only see a wealth of wildlife in nature reserves, with the wider countryside bereft of life.

 

“Nature reserves are becoming natural art installations,” he said. “It’s just like looking at your favourite Constable or Rothko. We go there, muse over it, and feel good because we’ve seen a bittern or some avocets or orchids. But on the journey home there’s nothing – only wood pigeons and non-native pheasants and dead badgers on the side of the road.

 

“It’s catastrophic and that’s what we’ve forgotten – our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we’ve somehow or other normalized it.”

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America’s Startup Scene Is Looking Anemic - Bloomberg

America’s Startup Scene Is Looking Anemic - Bloomberg | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Fewer people are taking the entrepreneurial plunge. That’s not a good sign.
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The era of America high tech business formation is in decline.

 

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UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change | UNFCCC

UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change | UNFCCC | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
UN Climate Change News, 30 May 2018 –The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.
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Excerpt: “If we want to achieve Health For All, we will need to keep health costs down and that means three things: prevention, prevention, prevention,” said Dr Tedros. “We must ensure people can breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat nutritious food."

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The Atlanta Falcons' Revolutionary New Stadium Is Unlike Any Other You've Seen

As the 2017 NFL season kicks off, the Atlanta Falcons have a new home in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The $1.5 billion arena is an engineering and technica
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I love when architects create!

 

This video was published in September 2017, and I am just seeing it for the first time. So, in our fast paced world I guess we could say this stadium is old news. I say I've got to go experience being in it. :)  

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Heat: the next big inequality issue | Cities | The Guardian

Heat: the next big inequality issue | Cities | The Guardian | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots
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Excerpt:The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots

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7 Artificial Intelligence Trends Rule 2018

7 Artificial Intelligence Trends Rule 2018 | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
With the acceptance, development, and applications of AI, here we unveil 7 Artificial Intelligence trends that will rule the year 2018.
Art Jones's insight:

We have reached the halfway point of the 2018. Are you using Artificial Intelligence to improve competitive advantage for your business? If you answered no, it is time to get onboard, because AI is changing everything, including what customers expect from your business.

 

 

The innovators and early adopters are harnessing the power of Artificial IntelligenceI and using it to serve their competitive advantage.

 

The AI for business train is leaving the station, it's time to get onboard. 

 

ADAPT

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Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it. Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a…
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Server-less technologist continue lowering barriers to entry

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These 6 Eye-Popping Charts Show How the World is Improving

These 6 Eye-Popping Charts Show How the World is Improving | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Long-term trends really allow you to see human progress on the most important indicators, like poverty reduction, education, democracy, literacy, and health.
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These charts illustrate the world is not spiraling out of control.

 

Convert data from spreadsheet format to colorful visual and it becomes clear how rapidly key elements that form the foundational for living a modern lifestyle have improved.

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This dragon drone is the stuff of techno nightmares

This dragon drone is the stuff of techno nightmares | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
University of Tokyo researchers have created a “dragon drone” that is capable of flying and changing shape mid-flight.
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It's a bird, it's a dragon no it's a snake drone.

 

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AI Senses People Through Walls

Paper: http://openaccess.thecvf.com/content_cvpr_2018/CameraReady/2406.pdf More info
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X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by Professor Dina Katabi from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has continually gotten us closer to seeing through walls.

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Augmented Reality Will Reinvent How We Experience Art

Augmented Reality Will Reinvent How We Experience Art | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Of all the creative industries, art has been the most reluctant to embrace the digital revolution, but now galleries and artists alike seem ready to use immersive technology to create an emotional connection between artworks and their global audiences.
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This article presents an App which enhances your ability to engage with and appreciate the art you love. One of the key features of the App is it's ability to help you discover and engage with more of the type of art you enjoy.

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No water, no growth: India faces its 'worst water crisis' and a drying GDP

No water, no growth: India faces its 'worst water crisis' and a drying GDP | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
As per the NITI Aayog's latest report, we have hit rock bottom for water.
Art Jones's insight:

Unsustainable

Excerpt: As it stands, India's critical groundwater resources — which account for 40 per cent of our water supply — are being depleted at unsustainable rates. 

 

India is the world’s largest consumer of groundwater, extracting twice as much as China.

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How China became an Artificial Intelligence leader

How China became an Artificial Intelligence leader | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
China has filed more than 8,000 AI patents in the five years to 2015, a 190% growth rate that outpaces other leading markets significantly.
Art Jones's insight:

Entrepreneurs and startups are in the vanguard of the AI revolution. Many of them are based in China, which has become a powerhouse of innovation in deep learning, sensors, predictive maintenance, and intelligent robotics.

 

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How George Orwell Predicted the Challenge of Writing Today

How George Orwell Predicted the Challenge of Writing Today | The Future = Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) | Scoop.it
Orwell believed that having to cater to the instability imposed by totalitarianism—having to constantly adjust one’s world view—was murderous to the writer, or at least to writing.
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Masha Gensen write for the New Yorker. In this article she ruminates on George Orwell's writings on the arrival of the totalitarian state. 

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Coffee Waste Is Now Fetching a 480% Premium Over Coffee Itself

Coffee waste is currently 480% more valuable than coffee itself.
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Coffee husk are selling for 4 to 5 times more than the coffee bean itself.

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