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November 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Is Tilt the future of crowdfunding?

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Tilt is a platform for people to receive money from a group of friends or colleagues.

Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges that the crowdfunding revolution has been greatly exaggerated. “The amount of attention it gets far outweighs the number of people using it,” he says. (Video)

 

 

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November 26th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

10 million jobs in Britain at risk from advancing technology

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Over the next 20 years, Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots, wiping out more than one in three roles.

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November 25th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Artificial intelligence is not a threat, it’s a tool

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It’s a mistake to worry about us developing malevolent AI anytime soon.

Rodney Brooks - There has been several articles in the press recently, and several high profile people who are in tech but not AI, speculating about the dangers of malevolent AI being developed, and how we should be worried about that possibility. Should we be worried?

 

 

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November 25th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Will robot brains catch up to human-level intelligence in 25 years?

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Computers are improving at an exponential rate.

Futurists started predicting that in just a few decades machines would be as smart as humans soon after computers evolved in the 1940′s. Every year, the prediction seems to get pushed back another year. The consensus now is that it’s going to happen in … you guessed it, just a few more decades.

 

 

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November 24th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

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Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Here’s how time travel may actually be possible

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For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of  the movie Interstellar—n0t to spoil anything—we’re about to fantasize about it even more. (Video)

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November 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

How the NFL uses Zebra Technologies’ RFID chips to track everything on the field but the ball

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RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra Technologies, the company behind the RFID-based motion tracking system that the league is implementing this season. (Video)

 

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November 19th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The future of the auto industry

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Will the automobile keep its soul as the industry transforms itself?

At the 1964 New York World’s Fair automakers were center stage. General Motors exhibited the Firebird IV concept car. GM explained how it, “anticipates the day when the family will drive to the super-highway, turn over the car’s controls to an automatic, programmed guidance system and travel in comfort and absolute safety at more than twice the speed possible on today’s expressways.” Ford introduced a vehicle for the more immediate future: the Mustang. With an eye toward the segment that would later be named the baby boomers, the Ford Division’s general manager (a not-yet-40-year-old engineer named Lee Iacocca) explained that the car brought “total performance” to a “young America out to have a good time.” Ford estimated it would sell 100,000 Mustangs during that first year; in fact, it would sell more than 400,000.

 

 

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November 18th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The future of transportation: How humans will reach an average speed of 250 mph

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By Jared Lindzon: The average transportation speed of American citizens was 4 miles per hour in the year 1850. The primary mode of transportation then was a combination of walking and horse back.

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Futuristic windowless plane would let passengers see the world around them

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A concept image of the interior cabin of a windowless plane.

If a window seat on a flight makes you nervous,  you might want to avoid a new kind of plane that could fly in as soon as a decade. (Video)

 

 

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