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April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.

 

 

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April 17th, 2014 at 10:29 am

Harvard professor Clayton Christensen predicts half of U.S. colleges to fail in next 15 years

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Dowling College main administrative and faculty offices building.

On Long Island, New York’s south shore on the Dowling College campus, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building.

 

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 11:01 am

America’s changing demographics: Pew Research

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America is in the midst of two demographic transformations right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has generated big generation gaps that will put stress on our politics, families, pocketbooks, entitlement programs and social cohesion.

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 9:41 am

Top banking trends of 2014

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The rapid expansion in ownership of smartphones and tablet devices make today’s consumer want to research financial services on demand.

The banking industry has experienced a strong recovery after one of the worst financial crisis. In the evolving banking landscape in emerging economies, the industry is quickly transforming.

 

 

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April 12th, 2014 at 9:41 am

Thin, flexible electronics will revolutionize everything from user interfaces to packaging

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Recent breakthroughs in printed and flexible electronics herald a whole new age of gadgets, imaging devices and user interfaces.

The nature of the underlying electronics needs to change as our computing requirements change. We’re moving into an era of wearable gadgets that require flexibility and new user interfaces – and there are many advances required to make that happen.

 

 

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April 11th, 2014 at 11:26 am

Neurogaming trends are revolutionize the gaming industry

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Neurogaming is where the mind and body meet game-play.

New gaming platforms, segments, and technologies are being introduced and adopted faster than ever before – sometimes more rapidly than we can grasp their full potential. There are some exciting times ahead in the neurogaming ecosystem.

 

 

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April 10th, 2014 at 9:09 am

Design can lead to exceptional returns for shareholders

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It used to be about “us” and “them.” “Us” were the people who believed that design could add significant value when tightly integrated with other business processes.  “Them” were the majority of managers who didn’t get what design was all about in the first place.

 

 

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April 8th, 2014 at 8:46 am

What job creation looked like under the last six presidents

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There are many differences between the president’s terms. Overall employment was smaller in the ’80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change. Of course the participation rate was increasing in the ’80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is declining now. But these graphs give an overview of employment changes.

 

 

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April 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am

3 trends that will transform how employees use their phones

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Many organizations are unprepared for the mobile future.

There are hundreds of entrepreneurs every year whose business plans include the “mobile” buzzword. Many of them are app companies that target consumers or ad networks and platforms that help reach them. But there are even bigger opportunities for startups that leverage mobile technology to solve the most pressing problems for enterprises.

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April 8th, 2014 at 8:12 am

Is automation alone killing our jobs?

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Machines are often filling in for our smarts, not just for our brawn — and this trend is likely to grow.

Although last week’s labor market report showed modest job growth, employment opportunities remain stubbornly low in the United States, giving new prominence to the old notion that automation throws people out of work.

 

 

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