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5 important Artificial Intelligence predictions (for 2019) everyone should read

December 12th, 2018 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

  Artificial Intelligence – specifically machine learning and deep learning – was everywhere in 2018 and don’t expect the hype to die down over the next 12 months. The hype will die eventually of course, and AI will become another consistent thread in the tapestry of our lives, just like the internet, electricity, and combustion […]



This is what the world might look like in 100 years

December 10th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Samsung commissioned these predictions in the SmartThings Future Livings Report. Via Futurism  



Is Colonizing Mars the most important project in human history?

December 3rd, 2018 at 5:41 am » Comments Off

The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives. The Earth and Mars are a bit like fraternal twins that slowly grew apart. Four billion years ago, both planets were warm, sheathed by protective atmospheres, and carved with […]



The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym

November 15th, 2018 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. […]



Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms unlock creativity?

November 3rd, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Preliminary study suggests that ‘microdoses’ of psychedelics may enhance a person’s creative problem solving abilities The use of minute doses of magic mushrooms and truffles containing psychedelic substances could induce a state of unconstrained thought that may produce more new, creative ideas. ‘Microdosing’ in this way may allow people to experience the creative benefits of […]



Tented camps are fast becoming the world’s best resorts

October 30th, 2018 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

They’re popping up everywhere, from Mexico to Laos—and luxury travelers can’t get enough. Here’s why. At one point in the mid-2010s, “glamping” became a four-letter word. A sudden boom in upscale tented accommodations—which ultimately felt neither glamorous nor like camping—saw the trend go from boom to bust as quickly as spaghetti donuts and ramen burgers. […]



Four-day work week to be made permanent after company finds ‘no downside’

October 16th, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

A four-day work week will be made permanent at a New Zealand company after a trial was so successful it found there was ‘no downside’. Staff reported better productivity, a better work-life balance and lower stress levels after working four eight-hour days a week for two months. The trial at Perpetual Guardian – a financial […]



The ‘blood boy’ clinic is coming to NYC so rich people can live forever

October 2nd, 2018 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

The way Dr. Jesse Karmazin sees it, New York City needs some fresh blood. It’s been over a year since we last heard from the physician behind Ambrosia LLC, the company hoping to reverse aging by pumping adults with the blood plasma of the young, but don’t think for a second that Karmazin’s been sitting […]



What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.

September 26th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Smarkets CEO Jason Trost lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. Smarkets Smarkets, a betting startup based in London, lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. The system works through social consensus, and each employee’s salary information is published in the company’s internal wiki. There are pros and cons […]



‘Moore’s Law is dead’: Three predictions about the computers of tomorrow

September 24th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Experts from chip designer Arm on how chip design will evolve to ensure performance keeps advancing. “Moore’s Law is dead. Moore’s Law is over.” So says Mike Muller, chief technology officer at chip designer Arm, the Japanese-owned company whose processor cores are found inside nearly all mobile phones. Given Moore’s Law has been the engine […]



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