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October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

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“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.”

Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future. (Podcast)

 

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October 18th, 2014 at 8:51 am

Electric cars with 310 to 373 miles of range are possible by 2020

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Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser

The head of Volkswagen’s powertrain development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, thinks that electric cars with over 300 miles of range aren’t too far off. The foundation of his argument is that the energy density of electric car batteries has been improving rapidly and will continue to do so.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 10:30 am

Top 3 ways travel is going to be different in 2024

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Breakthrough technologies and new destinations will shape the global travel industry by 2024.

Skyscanner, a travel booking site, released a report earlier this year predicting what travel will be like in 2024. Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to analyze and present the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry over the next ten years.

 

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:45 am

Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2015

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2015 trends are focused on merging the real world with the virtual one.

The Internet of Things, and everything that’s part of its universe, including smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing, are on annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead presented by Gartner analyst David Cearley at the firm’s annual Symposium/ITxpo.

 

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:25 am

On-demand amenities are making all travel feel like first-class

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Travelers can use their mobile device to remotely control a digital advertising panel with ‘Tap or Scan’ technology with oOh!media.

VIP comforts and conveniences were previously only available to elite travelers, but they are now being made available to anyone, on-demand. Whether having a private workspace directly in front of the gate, connecting with a personalized shopper during a layover or renting a mobile device to hit the ground without missing a beat, these services and amenities are designed to help people maximize their enjoyment and productivity at every stage of their trip.

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:09 am

Top 4 scenarios for the future of transportation

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Self-driving cars manage to backfire on Los Angeles and cause even more traffic.

In the year 2030, Google has taken over Atlanta’s transportation system. Self-driving cars have failed to solve Los Angeles’s traffic problems. There’s a fleet of smart buses and on-demand “jitneys” in New Jersey And Boston is hyper-dense: People live in downtown micro-apartments and get around mostly by walking and cycling.

 

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am

You will be a different person by the time you reach the end of this article

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Whatever happened to that young child you were not so many years ago?

As a baby, life was all about eating, sleeping, and dry diapers. Even though you are learning new things quickly, not much else really mattered.

 

 

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October 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Space colonization is humankind’s insurance policy against extinction: Elon Musk

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Space exploration is as urgent as easing poverty or disease—it’s our insurance policy against extinction.

Why would you blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth? You have probably heard all of the justifications.

 

 

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October 12th, 2014 at 8:17 am

New technologies will be key for job growth: Futurist Thomas Frey

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Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at Steamboat’s 20th Economic Summit.

Futurist Thomas Frey took an audience of Steamboat Springs business leaders last week into a future where 3-D printers are printing clothes and food, cars no longer need drivers and drones deliver packages.

 

 

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October 10th, 2014 at 11:31 am

Legendary concept artist Syd Mead talks about the problem with wearable technology

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Syd Mead was illustrating “wearable” technology before it even had a name.

If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Syd Mead is the legendary concept artist behind Blade RunnerTron, and Aliens. If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Mead. No one better qualified to critique the present and future of wearable technologies.

 

 

 

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