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Americans are tolerant, tech-savvy, and meat-loving, according to our emojis

April 24th, 2015 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

Emojis he tiny pictograms that come pre-built into most smartphones,  have been around since the late 1990s, but only recently have they begun to influence the way we communicate with each other.  They are used widely, not just by kids and millennials, but also by moms, and White House officials.  

Why tech leaders are really scared of A.I.

April 24th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Is artificial intelligence really an “existential threat” to humanity?  Some very smart people: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford ProfessorNick Bostrom, really think so.  

Square has alread financed more than $100 million in small business loans

April 24th, 2015 at 1:48 pm » Comments Off

Square CEO Jack Dorsey said in a recent interview that the company has advanced more than $100 million in small business financing to 20,000 over the last year.  

When the “Things” we buy know more about us than we know about them

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile […]

3D printing meets graphene

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:44 pm » Comments Off

By 3DPRINT.GURU Futurist Thomas Frey writes: ” In 2004, scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester, used adhesive tape to lift a thin layer of carbon from a block of graphite, and placed it on a silicone wafer.  Graphite is the stuff commonly found in pencil lead.  As simple as this sounds, […]

Mini’s augmented vision glasses

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:30 pm » Comments Off

Mini has a prototype for an augmented reality system, developed in conjunction with Qualcomm, and the tech looks absolutely bizarre.  Being behind the wheel will become almost like a video game when the driver put on the goggles that look like a cross between Google Glass and something a World War I aviator might wear.  

Department of Education: Video games are the future of learning

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:25 pm » Comments Off

According to data from the US Department of Education kids are playing more video games then ever.  This may be a cause for some to worry about the future of the next generation, but Erik Martin disagrees.  

How LinkedIn’s acquisition of will disrupt the university

April 21st, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

A 2011 Wall Street Journal article “Why Software is Eating the World”, by Marc Andreessen, asserted that software would continue to disrupt new industries, with the next targets being health care and education.  

Boosting creativity with a method that may also treat depression

April 21st, 2015 at 4:44 pm » Comments Off

According to the findings of a new study, a small amount of electricity applied to the brain can increase creativity.  Electricity can enhance the brain’s natural alpha rhythms, when applied at the correct frequency to the scalp.  

The most electrifying emerging tech for 2015

April 21st, 2015 at 4:39 pm » Comments Off

With prerequisites include intimate knowledge of the bleeding edge of technology, the ability to separate signal from noise, and more than a little audacity, writing lists forecasting technology can be a bit like writing science fiction.