Find Out Why Hologram Technology Could Soon Be In Your Home. The invisible objects you can touch thanks to ultrasound. Web Designers Have a Responsibility to Protect Civil Rights. By Natalie Shoemaker The internet and its design standards are at odds, according to Daniel Kahn Gillmor, a Technologist for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology project.
If Americans want to have any bit of privacy on the open web, designers need to implement better security standards. The ACLU has long concentrated on protecting the civil liberties of Americans, and the next step, they believe, is to make sure “encryption and other privacy enabling technologies to exist in a digital age,” Gillmor said in a blog post. DROMOS - An immersive performance by Maotik and Fraction. Low Combiner Head Up Display. Behance. Seth Godin: The tribes we lead. Evgeny Morozov: How the Net aids dictatorships. John Underkoffler: Pointing to the future of UI. 72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don’t exist today. How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago?
The list is probably longer than you think. Prior to the iPhone coming out in 2007, we didn’t have smartphones with mobile apps, decent phone cameras for photos/videos, mobile maps, mobile weather, or even mobile shopping. None of the mobile apps we use today existed 10 years ago: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Facetime, LinkedIn, Lyft, Whatsapp, Netflix, Pandora, or Pokemon Go. Best science and tech of 2016. Automatic Medications. Emerging Technologies. Methods for Future Thinking. Prototyping the future. ‘Futures’ is a field that, since it was conceived in the 1960s, has existed to make the future better.
Why have all those conversations about emerging change and how to prepare for it otherwise? Over Forum for the Future’s lifetime, however, there has been a noticeable convergence of futures practice with sustainability. These two fields are now more closely aligned than ever before. Increasingly, businesses are using futures techniques to build resilience in the face of external changes that may affect their chance of success.
What Ray Kurzweil Is Doing at Google. 1.
What Ray Kurzweil is doing at Google: teaching computers to read. "So IBM's Watson is a pretty weak reader on each page, but it read the 200m pages of Wikipedia. And basically what I'm doing at Google is to try to go beyond what Watson could do. To do it at Google scale. Which is to say to have the computer read tens of billions of pages. InfoTech Advances.
Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next. 23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine Cheap air travel was among the predictions (illustration from Geoffrey Hoyle's book) A 1972 book which predicts what life would be like in 2010 has been reprinted after attracting a cult following, but how hard is it to tell the future?
Geoffrey Hoyle is often asked why he predicted everybody would be wearing jumpsuits by 2010. He envisioned a world where everybody worked a three-day week and had their electric cars delivered in tubes of liquid. Exponential Change - Technological Singularity. 21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030. Who will service the billions of Internet of Things devices? When IoT goes mainstream, it will catapult the field service industry to the forefront of the business agenda' In less than five years, there will be more than 26 billion different connected devices in our homes, cars and businesses, according to Gartner.
All are designed to make lives easier and facilitate tasks – and that figure doesn’t even include personal computers, tablets and smartphones. As the Internet of Things (IoT) converges with servitisation (also known as outcome-based services), machine-to-machine learning, 3D printing and wide spread cloud adoption, one of the biggest considerations is going to be around service. How Industrial Systems Are Turning into Digital Services.
To some, ball bearings are boring, even though these small steel spheres are what keep everything from factory machines and wind turbines as well as cars, trucks, planes, and trains moving smoothly and safely.
But to Sweden-based SKF Group — the leading company in the $76 billion global market for ball bearing systems — these objects are heroic, destined to become the “brains of rotating machinery” by transmitting data to boost performance, reduce downtime, and prevent accidents. Yet even though SKF has a century-long track record of keeping the wheels of industry turning, this new vision of bearings with brains by no means assures that SKF will prosper in the changeover in technology represented by the internet of things, in which every conceivable object can become a node on the net.
So far, much of the attention around smart, connected products has been around consumer-facing goods like watches and thermostats. David Autor: Why are there still so many jobs? Talks that prove you already live in the future. HP's Zvr 'virtual reality' monitor lets you manipulate 3D models as holographic projections. Tech trends 2015: 3D printing grows up - Tech Advisor Blog. Twice as many 3D printers will be sold in 2015 as in 2014. 2016 will see twice as many again.
Does this mean we’ll all have 3D printers in our study, workshop or kitchen, and be wearing 3D-printed clothes and headgear (above, from this year's 3D Printshow)? Probably not, but the customisation made available by 3D printing will impact your life in a lot of interesting ways. The massive growth in 3D printers that analyst firm Gartner predicts isn’t in the home. Post-hype it’s clear that there’s a place for 3D printers in the homes and studios of hobbyists and semi-professionals – as there is for other tools for artists, designers and developers from Arduinos and Raspberry Pis to lathes and easels. Sales here will likely be due to prices coming down and current owners upgrading to better models: with buyers being creative types and tinkerers not your average punter.
How language can affect the way we think. Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?)
Might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle.