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While India works on making its cities smart most of its population is getting left behind

April 27th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

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 […]



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.



The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, […]



Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.



Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

November 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.



How artificial intelligence will change our lives

November 6th, 2015 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Simon Worrall: We may not be aware of it, but machine learning is already an integral part of our daily lives, from the product choices that Amazon offers us to the surveillance of our data by the National Security Agency. Few of us understand it or the implications, however.



XPrize’s Peter Diamandis and Google Venture’s Bill Maris discuss the future of technology

October 21st, 2015 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

Both Google Ventures’ Bill Maris and XPrize head Peter Diamandis discussed a gamut of subjects, including life extension research, sentient robots, and self-driving cars versus those that can fly at the Wall Street Journal Live conference in Laguna Beach, California this week.



More important, degrees or skills?

February 18th, 2015 at 6:28 pm » Comments Off

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do By Miles Kimball, Professor, University of Michigan If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of […]



Google exec predicts the end of the internet

February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm » Comments Off

Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday.



37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

January 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”    



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