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These are the world’s most miserable economies

February 20th, 2018 at 4:27 am » Comments Off

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. Venezuela, South Africa seen as world’s unhappiest economies Thailand, Singapore remain ‘least miserable’ in rankings



Illegal drone use over New York City is steeply rising

February 17th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Within a single year, illegal drone sightings in New York City have increased by 68 percent. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to establish the state’s first drone-testing corridor, this is probably not what he had in mind. New York City has seen an increase in illegal drone use of 68 percent from the […]



The newest weapon for the U.S. Marine Corps is a fleet of quadcopter drones.

February 13th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Each squad in the Marine Corps will soon have a new member — a quadcopter drone that will be used in everything from training to surveillance to battlefield assaults. The Marines purchased more than 800 drones at the end of 2017 and now they’re rolling out quickly to every squad in the service, according to […]



Robots are coming for financial services jobs first

February 13th, 2018 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  City jobs will be lost to automation earlier than those in the wider job market, new research reveals. The first wave of automation arriving in the next two to three years will hit financial and professional services hardest compared to other industries, according to the analysis of more than 200,000 jobs across 26 counties […]



World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

February 12th, 2018 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.



Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

February 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.



Before and after the nation state

February 7th, 2018 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

I’ve been thinking about the connections between the rise of Bitcoin and the unraveling of the EU (Brexit), Spain (Catalan), the Middle East and presumably more countries and regions to come (what Juan Enriquez calls “Untied States” in his book of that name).



Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

February 6th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.



35 amazing real world examples of how blockchain is changing our world

February 4th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.



Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

It would ban sales of such products starting next year.



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