Category Archives: Technology – Future Trends

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”

Hollywood Reporter | January 22, 2015

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it.

Facebook ‘likes’ reveal your real personality

Korean Times | January 17, 2015

The Facebook pages you “like” can give a more accurate analysis of your personality than the people closest to you, a study shows.

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Forbes | January 14, 2015

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens – possibly carcinogenic to humans.  Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF).  The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.

Human Genetic Modification: Are We Destroying Ourselves?

Billionaires Newswire | January 8, 2014

By Nilufer Atik

Human genetic modification might sound like a science fiction fantasy, but it’s increasingly becoming part of our reality.

South Korean Nuclear Power Plant Operator Under Renewed Cyberattacks

Sputnik | December 28, 2014

Hackers continue to target Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP), the operator of nuclear power plants in South Korea, Reuters reports, citing the company’s CEO.

“Gene drive” Technology Could Alter Species on Mass Scale

Boston Globe | July 17, 2014

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by “editing” the genes of organisms in the wild, enabling researchers to block mosquitoes’ ability to spread malaria, for example, or to make weeds more vulnerable to pesticides, Harvard scientists said Thursday.

Does rampant AI threaten humanity?

BBC | December 2, 2014

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Pity the poor meat bags. They are doomed if a growing number of scientists, engineers and artists are to be believed.

Prof Stephen Hawking has joined a roster of experts worried about what follows when humans build a device or write some software that can properly be called intelligent.