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Tech Bowl: Best Buy Spotlights Mobile Innovators, Founders In Super Bowl Spot

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Every year, Best Buy runs a big Super Bowl spot, and traditionally they go the route of hiring a big celebrity to hawk their brand message. Last year, it was “the Biebs” and Ozzy Osbourne. This year, Best Buy has opted for something a bit different, choosing to highlight innovators...
Tech Bowl: Best Buy Spotlights Mobile Innovators, Founders In Super Bowl Spot

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Human Augmentation

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As long as there have been humans, there have been dreams of super humans. Eyeglasses started sharpening vision in the 1200s, pacemakers have been implanted to extend lifespans since the late 1950s, and the first strength-amplifying robotic exoskeletons shipped earlier this year. But those innovations are only the beginning. With advances...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Human Augmentation

An interview in the present with Futurist Ross Dawson #TNW2012

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Today at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, we interviewed Ross Dawson, a globally recognized futurist, entrepreneur and business strategist. He is also the bestselling author of 4 books. While living in the present, we asked Dawson how he defines a futurist and how we as a human species can...
An interview in the present with Futurist Ross Dawson #TNW2012

Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

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Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That's a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps...
Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

Qualcomm & AT&T Look To Accelerate The Internet Of Things

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In the not-so-distant future, everything in our lives is going to be connected to the Internet of Things. Fire hydrants, medical equipment, toasters. Really, everything. Yesterday a "smart" fork was introduced to bring "metrics to your mouthfuls." If you can slap a sensor to a device and add wireless connectivity,...
Qualcomm & AT&T Look To Accelerate The Internet Of Things

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Quantum Computing

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Moore's Law describes the phenomenon that makes this year's computer more capable and less expensive than last year's. But it won't go on forever. While engineers have come up with various schemes to keep it rolling, quantum computing is the best hope for extending it indefinitely. The concept has been...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Quantum Computing

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

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There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better - or worse, depending on what kind...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence
Google's Director Of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, Is Building Your 'Cybernetic Friend'

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Biometric Authentication

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The problem is not new. One way or another, people have to validate their identities. I am trying to enter a building or a Web service that only Joe Smith should have access to, I need to offer evidence that I am, indeed, Joe Smith. For decades, authentication has required...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Biometric Authentication

Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education [TCTV]

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Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is at the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, where today he headlined one of the event’s most highly anticipated keynote sessions. So we were very, very excited to be able to meet Kurzweil yesterday afternoon...
Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education [TCTV]

Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain

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The inventor and author speaks onstage at the Techonomy conference in Tucson about his new book on human thought and the themes that stem from it. [Read more]...
Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain

How I Busted Out Of My Addictive Technology Loop

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As with all addictions, our intense fascination with life-changing tech must be managed. I found this out the hard way--when my rental car met the parking garage wall.Recently I was sitting around the boardroom table of a major security company in Tel Aviv, when I noticed something quite unusual. There...
How I Busted Out Of My Addictive Technology Loop

Conflict Minerals In Your Phone Could Spur E-Recycling But Likely More Conflict

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Coltan, Democratic Republic of the Congo While blood diamonds have been the subject of movies and have received great attention, a far lesser known issue remains - one of conflict minerals, the most common of which include cassiterite, wolframite and coltan as well as the ever lustrous gold.  Much of...
Conflict Minerals In Your Phone Could Spur E-Recycling But Likely More Conflict

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Making Humans Immune To The Deadly Forces Of Space

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is disappointed that robots are being sent into space instead of humans, and he is wondering if we can make ourselves immune to the deadly forces of space.  Filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva goes one step further and says that we would be able to code biology...
Neil deGrasse Tyson On Making Humans Immune To The Deadly Forces Of Space
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli

GigaOM and GigaOM Pro head to SXSW

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SXSW is just around the corner, and this year’s Interactive conference continues to expand. Amid the battles for the best party-finding app, where to score the best steak tacos, and which Austin startups to watch, there is the actual conference to attend. After registered SXSW Interactive attendees exceeded the number...
GigaOM and GigaOM Pro head to SXSW
How Larry Page and the Knowledge Graph helped Ray Kurzweil decide to join Google

The Facebook Millionaires Are Going To Build The Next Wave Of Brilliant Tech Companies

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SAN FRANCISCO -- All eyes are on Facebook Inc., which is on the verge of a $100-billion initial public stock offering. But the people to watch are an elite group of former company insiders. Already loaded, or soon to be, thanks to the looming Wall Street payday, these Facebook...
The Facebook Millionaires Are Going To Build The Next Wave Of Brilliant Tech Companies
Google’s Eric Schmidt waxes futurist on the digital divide at Mobile World Congress
Everything That Will Go Extinct In The Next 40 Years [Infographic]

Traffic, healthcare, money, housing, corruption: Brazil's problems and how tech can help fix them

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Brazilian tech futurist Michell Zappa kickstarted the first edition of TNW Conference Latin America with a keynote on 5 infrastructure problems facing Brazil, and how technology can help solve them in a new and creative way. As you may remember, Zappa is the founder of Envisioning Technology, where he creates data visualizations...
Traffic, healthcare, money, housing, corruption: Brazil's problems and how tech can help fix them

Why Every Corporation Should Employ A Futurist

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Most people and corporations are terrible at planning for the future, according to prominent futurist Dr. Peter Bishop of the University of Houston. "The way the public -- and particularly the way policy and decision makers talk about the future, is with way more certainty than they should have," Bishop...
Why Every Corporation Should Employ A Futurist
"Disrupters don't just play and experiment. They kill"

Is Path next?

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Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram has many asking who might snap up the mobile photo sharing and messaging service. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE — Facebook’s acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion on Monday set a new precedent for the social network. With lofty goals and gobs...
Is Path next?
How Google's Ray Kurzweil will teach computers to understand human language

Google's Kurzweil on teaching human language to computers

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The noted inventor and futurist tells Singularity Hub that one of the challenges to language processing is teaching computers to process information in a hierarchical fashion, as mammals do. [Read more]...
Google's Kurzweil on teaching human language to computers
A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google's new engineering director
Q&A: How digital anthropologist Brian Solis is reaching 'Generation Connected'

Kurzweil: Brains will extend to the cloud

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Futurist and computer pioneer Ray Kurzweil says it will be possible to 'repurpose' human brains to learn new things....
Kurzweil: Brains will extend to the cloud

Pen and sword equally mighty for science fiction's Stephenson

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Futurist author Neal Stephenson regaled a bleary-eyed but enthusiastic Black Hat crowd with behind-the-scenes tales of baking science into his fiction, and the struggles in creating a first-person video game sword-fighting system. [Read more]...
Pen and sword equally mighty for science fiction's Stephenson
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