Monday April 21st 2014

‘Technology – Future Trends’ Archives

The New Cop on the Beat May Be a Bot

Time | April 16, 2014 By Lev Grossman Knightscope K5 promises enhanced policing capabilities, courts controversy Have we as a species learned nothing from Robocop? A Silicon Valley company called Knightscope is currently testing a prototype robot designed to detect and [Read More]

Glass without the glasses: Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

Daily Mail | April 14, 2014 By Mark Prigg Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens. The firm has already developed a contact lens for diabetics analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are [Read More]

The Innovation of Loneliness

Youtube | April 7, 2014 RELATED: New Book Exposes Zombie Culture What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk – Connected, But Alone. (http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkl…) Also Based on [Read More]

Parag Khanna: Non-State Actors Can Influence Global Diplomacy In Digital Age

Big Think | April 7, 2014 RELATED: Think Tank Says “empowered individuals” are a threat to the New World Order Diplomacy is the second oldest profession in the world, Parag Khanna, of The New American Foundation, reminds us. This is, of course, a well-known [Read More]

Computer Scientist Explains How Social Media Predicts Our Behavior and Personality Traits

Youtube | April 3, 2014 Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you’re also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how [Read More]

Big Data, Synthetic Biology and Space Planes Are the Weapons of the Future

Defence One | March 26, 2014 By Patrick Tucker What are the military’s cutting-edge capabilities of the next decade? According to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, it’s big data, synthetic biology and space planes. “We can see the information revolution [Read More]

GMO cultivation declining in developed nations, despite industry promotion suggesting the opposite

Natural News | April 1, 2014 By Jonathan Benson For the first time since their initial commercialization in the mid-1990s, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are on the decline in the industrialized world, says a new report by the pro-biotech lobbying group International [Read More]

Wearable Tech: Keeping It Close to the Chest

Wired | March 18, 2014 By Eric Chiu Wearable technology will generate more confidential data than ever before. But will it stay secure? Remember how, just a few years ago, something called “the cloud” was generating a whole lot of buzz? There were competing predictions [Read More]

Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher Invest In Artificial Intelligence Firm

Time | March 24, 2014 By Denver Nicks The actor has joined together with tech billionaires to invest in Vicarious FPC, which hopes to build a “computer that thinks like a person” Billionaire tech entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, along with actor Ashton [Read More]

GMOs could cause ‘irreversible termination of life’ on Earth, risk expert warns

Natural News | March 23, 2014 By Ethan A. Huff When discussing the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — that is, organisms bearing the genetic traits of other species or bacteria — the focus is typically on how safe (or unsafe) these novel, [Read More]

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Google: the unelected superpower

The Telegraph | April 17, 2014 By Katherine Rushton Related: Google-Berg Merger Ushers in Planned-Opolis Future in the [Read More]

The New Cop on the Beat May Be a Bot

Time | April 16, 2014 By Lev Grossman Knightscope K5 promises enhanced policing capabilities, courts controversy Have [Read More]

Globalist Parag Khanna Admits Alternative Media Influences Global Diplomacy

Globalist Parag Khanna Admits Alternative Media Influences Global Diplomacy

Old-Thinker News | April 17, 2014 By Daniel Taylor To those who follow alternative media closely this will not come as [Read More]

US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases

Newsmax | April 14, 2014 By Cheryl K. Chumley Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to [Read More]

Glass without the glasses: Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

Daily Mail | April 14, 2014 By Mark Prigg Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable [Read More]

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