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September 18th, 2014 at 11:23 am

The future of robotics: What is a robot?

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Robotics is a transformative technology.

Brookings Institution is a prestigious organization in the nation’s capital. When organizations such as that decides to study civilian robotics, you know that at the very least the organization will present some thought-provoking views.

 

 

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September 16th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

The sky’s the limit for 3D printing solar panels

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Solar cell printers.

We’ve come a long way from the solar-powered calculator to waiting to see when innovators are going to give us solar-powered smartphones, where most of our calculators are these days.  While the average energy consumer is busy worrying about such everyday concerns, scientists at the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) are wondering how to power entire buildings, and pretty much the whole planet, as the technology they are creating will be easily transferred inexpensively to developing and third-world areas, thanks to 3D printing and design. (Video)

 

 

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September 16th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Let algorithms make real-time decisions for your company

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Operational analytics  not only predict what the next best action is, but also cause the action to happen without human intervention.

In the future, just having predictive models that suggest what might be done won’t be enough to stay ahead of the competition. Instead, smart organizations are driving analytics to an even deeper level within business processes—to make real-time operational decisions, on a daily basis.

 

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September 15th, 2014 at 11:50 am

Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

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Futurist Thomas Frey: What’s the value of a human life?

For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.

 

 

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September 13th, 2014 at 8:31 am

Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk

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Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives per year.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people think. Musk told reporters in Tokyo that Tesla is developing the technology for “full autopilot” consumer cars in just five years.

 

 

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September 11th, 2014 at 9:23 am

How will wearables be powered in the future?

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Neil Harbisson

When it comes to wearables, nightly charging might not be convenient and in some cases, it might not even be possible. Here’s a round-up of the latest science on how to harvest ambient energy to continuously power our gadgets.

 

 

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September 10th, 2014 at 8:02 am

Top 5 trends that will shape the future of work

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The world of work is changing. In the coming years we won’t be working the same way as we have been over the past few years. Perhaps one of the most important underlying factors driving this change is the coming shift around who drives how work gets done.

 

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September 9th, 2014 at 11:35 am

The future of work and how employees are evolving

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The employee from ten years ago isn’t the same as the employee today.

By Jacob Morgan: This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

 

 

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September 7th, 2014 at 8:51 am

Intelligent failure will invent the future

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Vinod Khosla: The world is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. In the past, experts with spreadsheets and econometric models or social scientists with subscale studies and linear models may have been useful. These so-called experts extrapolated from what came before, but as the rate of change has increased, looking to the past often is no longer meaningful – especially in a world driven by new technology.

 

 

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September 4th, 2014 at 10:18 am

Where the jobs of the future are and how to land one

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The fastest growing jobs are in user experience design, iOS and Android development, and business intelligence.

Designer, developer, and data scientist are some of the jobs that are predicted to be in-demand jobs in the coming year. How to land one of those jobs may not be the way you think.

 

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