Posts Tagged ‘technology‘

51 Ways to Defeat Poverty

The study looks at innovations (actually there are 51) that don’t exist yet, but could be feasible through work by scientists, engineers, and designers, and with support from philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and others… Read more from Fast Co.Exist via Pocket

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

One device is Lalala… it’s “basically a Bose noise-canceling headphone for anything you want to listen to in life. And with motion-tracking capabilities inside (assumably, through an integrated technology like infrared tracking), you can simply point to someone you’d like to hear better in a

The Military-Industrial-Googleplex is Creating Artificial Intelligence

One needs to understand why Hawking, Musk and many other AI experts are truly frightened about the potential uncontrollability of machine-learning and artificial intelligence as it relates to warfare. At the simplest level, Google’s DeepMind researchers are experimenting with what happens when programmers do not

Do We Fear Utopia?

Can we achieve balance between nature and technology? Can technology help us create a harmonious life for everyone on this planet? Can we tolerate utopia? Do we fear utopia? If we were to compare the number of utopian science fiction movies to the number of

Next Gen Automation

What are the key innovations that combine to enable the next generation of automation? A recent forward looking McKinsey report assessed the potential impact of Disruptive Technologies, providing a perspective focused on the year 2025. Looking at their list of twelve disruptive technologies, I see

In praise of distraction

By Tim Cole Nothing enrages cultural pessimists more than when you tell them that multitasking is actually good for you! They think that doing more than one thing at once is a sign of degeneracy and that that kids are getting dumber due to digital

Data is deadly

But cyber-spying raises two tricky issues. One is that the low cost of gathering information this way may encourage more of it, and a Hobbesian world of spiralling espionage would be bad for everybody. What’s more, since there is no sharp distinction between digital spying

Why education is the answer in a perfect storm of change – Rohit Talwar

The challenges of embracing the digital era are bringing us into a perfect storm of change. Old systems designed for a pre-Internet world are reaching their limit, overwhelmed by massive economic, financial and political uncertainty, increasing complexity, major environmental pressures, and dramatic, disruptive developments across