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What if your toothbrush is smarter than you?

What if your toothbrush is smarter than you? I know, this may sound ridiculous but let us look at the present trends, and you can judge for yourself. In the 19th century, we moved from natural to artificial power. So we took a hand-pump and

Technology is NOT Enough

Not long ago, there was a West African village that had an urgent need for clean water. The women would trek every day down to a river that was so contaminated it was leading to all kinds of preventable infections. Eventually, a charitable international agency

Can Artificial Intelligence be balanced by Human Ethics? (via Techonomy)

Interesting write-up by Jennifer L. Schenker published end of January on Techonomy. Some quotes: “We should not let Silicon Valley be the mission control for humanity,” argues futurist Gerd Leonhard, author of a new book called Tech versus Humanity: The coming clash between man and

Gerd Leonhard: Smart observations about the future (via Raconteur)

Gerd Leonhard was interviewed by Edwin Smith at Raconteur for the Digital Economy Special, published on January 19th,2017. An excerpt from his article » PDF: “[Gerd Leonhard] is optimistic about technology’s potential to usher in a new age of abundance – what some people have described as

Scientists, who make Apps addictive (via The Economist 1843)

An interesting article on The Economist 1843 from November,  written by Ian Leslie: “Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science of persuasion are worried about how it is

Google, Facebook and the Search for Truth

By Tim Cole* There is no doubt that false information and fake news sites on the Internet hugely influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. There is no more appropriate figurehead for what the Economist in a recent title story called the “post-truth world”