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Would you want immortal life as a cyborg?

December 19th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

Transhumanism can mean uploading one’s mind into cyberspace. But some transhumanists hope to slowly morph into “immortal cyborgs” with endlessly replaceable parts. Five years ago, we were told, we were all turning into cyborgs: Did you recently welcome a child into the world? Congratulations! An upstanding responsible parent such as yourself is surely doing all […]



AI to ‘fundamentally shift’ global balance of power

October 17th, 2019 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

The focus of Australia’s cyber diplomacy is expanding to include “grand strategy in technology”, as well as engagement with technology firms and governments. Rapidly maturing technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum computing will “shift fundamentally the global balance of power”, according to Dr Tobias Feakin, Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. “Those [nations] […]



Voice AI systems will be ‘everywhere’ and ‘phones will disappear in 10 years’

October 15th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk claims the AI system will connect us to the internet from anywhere and will enable humans to down their phones and merely speak to access any information or make any purchases WCIT 2019: Voice driven devices will grow claims Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk claims that voice driven AI devices will continue to grow […]



Scientists are starting to take warp drives seriously, Especially one specific concept

September 30th, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device. Push a button, press a petal, and that fancy drive system – whose workings no […]



We still don’t understand why time only flows forward

September 15th, 2019 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

The history of the Universe and the arrow of time, which always flows forward in the same direction and at the same rate for any observer.(NASA / GSFC) The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us? Every […]



6 futuristic jobs that will soon exist in the financial industry

September 12th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

I’d like to apply for the job of man-machine team manager, please  It used to be that a job in finance would set you up for life. Steady, reliable, dependable, calculators and sweater vests. These things come to mind when you think of a career in finance. Just like in other industries, AI and machine […]



Older, less white, less religious: What America will look like in 2040

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

  Future foretold: A new America in 2040 Here is how fast America is changing: By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism. The big picture: The slow demographic […]



The peculiar blindness of experts

May 15th, 2019 at 3:33 am » Comments Off

  Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. The bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a […]



5G is coming fast and it’s a game-changer

March 15th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The blistering speed and versatility of the coming 5G network herald a quantum leap for mobile technology – here are the fast facts. What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, following on from 2G, 3G and 4G. But while the move from 3G to 4G was all about speeds, 5G is […]



Should we retire ‘Retirement’?

February 21st, 2019 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

As our lives have been getting longer and healthier – compared to prior generations – some people advocate doing away with the concept of retirement altogether. In support of that idea, increasing numbers of workers report in surveys that they expect never to retire, and not just because they can’t afford to but often because […]



DaVinci Speaker Series : Disruptive Technology

February 6th, 2019 at 4:51 pm » Comments Off

. Many disruptive technologies are entering the current marketplace: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D printing, etc. Each of these technologies is expected to obsolete and displace a large number of businesses with the associated job layoffs and supply chain interruptions. A question of concern is whether these disruptions by themselves or in combination with […]



9 AI trends on our radar

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  How new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will shape AI. Here are key AI trends business leaders and practitioners should watch in the months ahead. We will start to see technologies enable partial automation of a variety of tasks. Automation occurs in stages. While full automation might still be a ways […]



33 Dramatic predictions for 2030