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Abusive Spouses are Using Spyware to Track their Victims

January 13th, 2015 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

The use of surveillance software by abusive spouses to monitor the phones and computers of their partners secretly has reached “epidemic proportions” and police are ill-equipped to tackle it, domestic violence campaigners have warned.



Stanford to Research the effects of Artificial Intelligence

January 11th, 2015 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

What will intelligent machines mean for society and the economy in 30, 50 or even 100 years from now? That’s the question that Stanford University scientists are hoping to take on with a new project, the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).



Top 10 Most Influential Columns by Futurist Thomas Frey in 2014

December 29th, 2014 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Over the past year we’ve delved into a variety of different topics on FuturistSpeaker.com and naturally some have been more popular than others. Sometimes it’s the headlines, other times the graphics, but in the end it’s the subject matter and content that will determine which ones rise to the top. Overall, we’re still finding a […]



Top 10 Trends in Digital Marketing

December 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

In the coming year, mobile will continue to strengthen its hold on the industry, smart data will outshine big data, and real-time marketing will become an achievable goal. With just a few weeks left in 2014, it’s time for some of my annual digital marketing predictions for the upcoming year.



FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



Why Left-handed People Make Less Money

December 15th, 2014 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: scissors, the computer mouse, surgical tools, and guns, to name a few. The discrimination against the 12 percent of the population who are lefties has […]



What changes should we expect when robots replace workers?

December 13th, 2014 at 9:10 pm » Comments Off

How long will it be before we see the first worker fired by a robot manager? It is rather significant that economists are shifting their belief. Up until now, economists have believed that new jobs will replace lost jobs. Now the numbers suggest that is changing for the first time in history, and the trend […]



Here’s where 620 million people in Africa live without electricity

October 30th, 2014 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

The International Energy Agency has come out with an in-depth analysis of Africa’s energy sector.  According to the IEA report, there are 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who don’t have any electricity at all — and fixing that could require burning a lot more fossil fuels.    



How much time do students spend in classrooms worldwide?

August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Does a greater number of years in school mean more learning? When you compare education systems around the world to see what’s working and what isn’t, one of the metrics we often see is ‘school life expectancy.’  This is known as how many years students go to school. We most often assume that students go […]



The U.S. government’s secret rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

July 25th, 2014 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status. There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. It authorizes a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to […]



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