Archive for May, 2014

The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All

Link: The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All singularitarian: Google owns a lot of computers—perhaps a million servers stitched together into the fastest, most powerful artificial intelligence on the planet. But last August, Google teamed up with NASA to acquire what

Larry Page Lists 5 Things That Google Will Conquer In The Future

Google CEO Larry Page just published his annual founder’s letter for shareholders and, as usual, it’s a fascinating glimpse into where Page thinks Google is going, how it’s going to get there, and what the company will conquer in the future. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/larry-page-founders-letter-2014-5#ixzz32ovHRDYd

Drones are Here

emergentfutures: What Would You Do With A Drone? As the potential drone applications grow, so does the build-your-own drone movement Full Story: SmithsonianMag

What TV Looks Like in 2025

emergentfutures: What Television Will Look Like in 2025, According to Netflix People have traditionally discovered new shows by tuning into the channels that were most aligned with their interests. Love news? Then CNN might be the channel for you. If it’s children’s programming you want,

Collaborative Economy

brucesterling: *This may be your last big chance to arrest them all before they do to everything what Napster did to the music biz

Smartphones Spread Faster than the Black Death

Heck, we’ve had electricity for well over a century now, flushing toilets for nearly two and we’ve still not got that sort of market penetration of either of them. Smartphones are actually spreading faster than the Black Death did…. Tim Worstall, on the Ericsson report

The Internet of Things in 2025

pewinternet: “Finally, the refrigerator will talk to my smartphone to tell it I need to order milk before I am out.” Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing (the “Internet of Things”) will bring the next revolution in digital technology. The upsides:

Synthetic Biology in the Future

futurescope: Design Fiction – Signs from the near future Hey, hey, hey… Look at that. Designer Fernando Barbella used our HYPERMORGEN Icons (please spread the word) and produced some cool signs to illustrate a near dystopian future. Well done Mister. More of that please. Check

Top 10 Skills For The Future

Link: Top 10 Skills For The Future vahidmotlagh: As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind.   If