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The Day the Banking Industry Died

September 1st, 2015 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  It was rather anticlimactic when it finally happened, but the front door simply failed to open.

Our Emerging Superhero Culture

September 1st, 2015 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  When my oldest son Darby was 8 years old, he looked at his 3-year old sister, Shandra, and pointedly said, “She’s worthless! She couldn’t save anyone!”

MIA federal rules stall Colorado’s ready-to-fly dronemakers

August 24th, 2015 at 5:46 pm » Comments Off

In Colorado, 15 of the first 500 FAA exemptions were granted to permit commercial drones to fly. But enabling those and other waiting businesses to spur an estimated $232 million in economic impact — and create more than 1,190 jobs — in Colorado by 2017 hinges on long-delayed rules based on a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court […]

Top 10 jobs that don’t exist yet, but will in the future

August 24th, 2015 at 5:41 pm » Comments Off

Technology is moving very quickly. The landscape of modern business is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. According to top-rated futurist speaker Thomas Frey, by 2030 a predicted 2 billion jobs will disappear, but plenty of new ones will replace them. There’s work, but not as we know it…  

Chinese factory run almost exclusively by robots, production soars

August 24th, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

One of the greatest fears in the technology industry is the fear that someday almost all of our jobs will be replace by robots. That fear is sometimes laughed off as something that will happen in the far future. But, the truth is that it is actually happening now.

Samsung hopes to provide affordable 5G Internet using low Earth orbit satellites

August 17th, 2015 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Thanks to a proposal by Samsung, the Internet might soon become a lot more accessible by lending the world an extra zetabyte of bandwidth every month. The proposal describes a system requiring the deployment of 4,600 Low Earth Orbit satellites, abbreviated LEO.

Has digital technology created a new labor movement?

August 14th, 2015 at 7:09 pm » Comments Off

The labor movement  in the U.S. is finally starting to go online. It was born from the shifting economic environment created by the Industrial Revolution—and we are, once again, at a technological turning point: this time, change is driven across transistors rather than by steam engines. Labor issues are as much in flux as any […]

Hacking for a cause is today’s growing trend in cyber security

August 13th, 2015 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

What is the overriding theme that all of the following data-breach headlines have in common from the past year? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website; How Latest Snowden Leak Is Headache for White House; How DID hackers steal celebrities’ private […]

Teaching Robots to Fight Wars

August 13th, 2015 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A robot does not kill someone out of fear, anger, or desperation. They kill because someone told them to do it. At least that the way it works with our current generation of robots. What comes next may be a different story. Normally, when we think about war, it has to do […]

Walk-in clinics forcing traditional health care providers to rethink

August 13th, 2015 at 4:36 pm » Comments Off

One recent afternoon, Christine Ryan didn’t head to the doctor’s office or emergency room when her ear was aching; she went to her local CVS store in Cambridge.

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