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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 […]



Future of the Internet – 8 Expanding Dimensions

August 5th, 2015 at 9:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In March of 1989 when Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first online message that would eventually lead to the World Wide Web, it was similar to the first car leaving an inventor’s workshop. The highway system for cars started on horse and buggy trails and the Internet was born on switching networks designed […]



The Internet Of Sound is here

July 31st, 2015 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Birds communicate by singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.  



An illustrated history of wearable technology

July 24th, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

What is wearable technology? Who invented wearable technology? What is the future of wearable technology? These are just a few questions that are asked every day about wearable tecnhnology.. “Wearable technology” makes most people imagine a fitness tracker, a smartwatch or google glasses.  



Top 10 inspiring women inventors and their greatest inventions: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Unfortunately, we will never know how many women inventors were there before the 20th century. Women were not able to own property – not just in the U.S., but also around the world – until after the turn of the 20th century. That not only applied to home ownership but also to owning intellectual property and […]



The Coming of “Peak Car”

July 10th, 2015 at 9:52 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In what year will the number of cars in the world reach its peak and auto sales overall begin to decline? For most, it may be surprising to realize we’re already there in the U.S. Growing data shows many wealthy economies have already hit “peak car,” a point of market saturation characterized […]



Three Laws of Exponential Capabilities – Video

April 20th, 2015 at 5:59 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  We are entering into a world where driverless vehicles will eliminate millions of driving positions; robotic systems will work relentlessly day and night eliminating millions of manufacturing, welding, painting, and assembly positions; and things that seemed impossible to automate in the past will have computers and machines replacing people’s jobs. At the […]



Great visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

March 27th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Many of us may assume that Mexico has always been among the main sources of immigration to America, but a cool chart by Natalia Bronshtein shows, that’s not even close to true.  



The Software Revolution

February 21st, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

The Software Revolution By Sam Altman In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones.  The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we are now in the middle of—the software revolution.



The Big Trends in 3-D Printing

January 10th, 2015 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we’ve witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn’t include more than 40 crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter alone.



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