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What “Sleep” Will Be Like in the future

May 24th, 2016 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a […]



Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.



Predict the future better by thinking exponentially

May 4th, 2016 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

For many many years we have been living in the same places using the same tools, eating the same foods. All part of a very linear history of existence. However when looking at today’s world, you can see that technology is growing faster than our kids.



Contact with robots can sometimes be arousing

April 6th, 2016 at 7:40 am » Comments Off

Researchers in California have determined that touching a humanoid robot can produce a physiological response in humans. Volunteers were put in a room with a small robot creature with human like features and could give commands to either touch or point to it.



Researchers claim blondes are not dumb after all

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Blondes have an average IQ of 103.2, compared to 102.7 for those with brown hair, 101.2 for those with red hair and 100.5 for those with black hair Blondes are not dumb after all, researchers have claimed, as they revealed they have a slightly higher IQ than brunettes.



Drone design doesn’t impact people’s perception of drones: Study

November 12th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas study has found that the design of a drone doesn’t actually impact people’s perceptions of drones. The study asked 647 people in the U.S. to rate their perception of drones that they saw in pictures, manipulated across four factors – color, propeller blades, legs and propeller safety guards. (Video)



New MIT algorithm can predict human behavior faster and more reliably than humans can

October 21st, 2015 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an algorithm that can find predictive patterns in unfamiliar data and performs better than two-thirds of human teams.



New video game features create a placebo effect

October 21st, 2015 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Whether it’s the new iPhone, a Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes or a simple firmware update people are obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good reason: New features can create a placebo effect for an experience feeling more fun and immersive.



How AI is finding gender-inequality in the workplace

October 19th, 2015 at 7:55 pm » Comments Off

The Fair Pay Act is a strict gender-equality law recently enacted in California. The law puts the burden of proof on a company to show that it has not shortchanged an employee’s salary based on gender. It’s a powerful tool to address a wrong that has already happened. But can discrimination be prevented in the first […]



Five-Part Sharing-Economy Solution to the Refugee Crisis

October 9th, 2015 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



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