India has become a global leader in pursuing smart city initiatives. Critics, though, are worried that most of India’s population, which still resides in villages, are being left out. Rjasthan Governor Kalyan Singh criticized India’s flagship Smart City initiative as being inadequate and insufficient for India’s smaller population centers. Singh urged the government, instead to develop […]
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The robots are coming! They’ll be taking millions – maybe billions – of jobs away with them. Yoram Yaakobi, head of the Microsoft Israel R&D center, says not to worry.
Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of […]
Singularity University held its Exponential Medicine Conference last week in San Diego, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system.
Blockchain: The technology behind Bitcoin could eliminate fraud and corruption in governments and industries
Many companies are starting to integrate blockchain technology into ledgers, using it to track diamonds and ensure fair land distribution. The projects are first steps toward making governments and industries more transparent and eliminating fraud and corruption.
There is some startling news from the world’s most notorious whistleblower: Your smartphone can be taken over with an invisible text message.
If you were hoping to have your next package delivery sent to you by drone, you may have even longer to wait than you thought. The FAA estimates it will be three years before it has a framework for drone operators to fly the machines without direct human oversight.
California has signed a new set of laws that are the strongest digital privacy rights in the U.S. Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, which bars law enforcement agencies or investigative entities from handing over any sort of digital communications or metadata without a warrant. The law is by far the most […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on CCTV, the Chinese-American television channel for an interview about the topic of border walls. With the crisis in Syria deepening, affecting bordering countries and virtually all of the European Union, the show’s moderator asked me a series of tough questions about immigration […]
The LA Times reports “a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims,” as a federal judge in Los Angeles declares Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid copyright claim to the “Happy Birthday To You” song. The royalties they demanded were not theirs to demand.