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Are we moving from nation states to stateless nations?

November 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

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 […]

Judge rules Happy Birthday song is public domain

September 24th, 2015 at 5:51 pm » Comments Off

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.

CEO of Tesla says humanity is currently running ‘the dumbest experiment in history

September 11th, 2015 at 6:01 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk said in an interview earlier this year people are running “the dumbest experiment in history” by continuing to burn fossil fuels As Musk explained: “The greater the change to the chemical composition of the physical, chemical makeup of the oceans and atmosphere [due to increased carbon emissions], the greater the long-term effect will be.

Probability of Singularity in Question

September 10th, 2015 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

There is a hypothesis by Theodore Modis, that we can expect the rate of technological progress to begin slowing soon, because contrary to Ray Kurzweil, and ilk, technological progress is not exponential, it is logistical. Modis argues that the exponential growth in technology is a fallacy and that the true nature of the growth is […]

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 […]

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