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A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google's new engineering director
This 29-Year-Old Nabbed $29 Million Because He Can See The Future

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
Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

Cars & The Internet Get Together At SXSW

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There are about 1 billion cars on the road around the world. While we await the mass adoption of driverless cars, such as those touted by Google, there are plenty of changes in the works for the kinds of cars we already drive. In fact, your next car may contain more...
Cars & The Internet Get Together At SXSW

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

Germany’s next10 conference – we have tickets to give away

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[Germany] There’s only two weeks left until one of Germany’s leading gatherings for the digital economy, next conference, takes place in Berlin. Two thousand participants and more than 100 speakers from all over Europe and the USA are expected on May 11 & 12, 2010. And best of all, TechCrunch...
Germany’s next10 conference – we have tickets to give away
Obama plans decade-long research effort to map the human brain and explore consciousness
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli

Intel futurist discusses data's secret life, 'ghost of computing'

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Science fiction serves as a inspiration for the man whose job it is envisage Intel's future and, to a large degree, the future of computing itself. [Read more]...
Intel futurist discusses data's secret life, 'ghost of computing'

Tech futurist sees "supercities" on the rise

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Tech futurist sees "supercities" on the rise

How Robots Could Make Their Way Into The Classroom

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Manufacturers are already experimenting with robots. But within the next 10 years, we may start to see them pop up in classrooms, a deputy editor at The Futurist (a trends and forecasting magazine) recently told Business Insider. That's because education is an industry that is especially ripe for change. Schools...
How Robots Could Make Their Way Into The Classroom
Google’s Eric Schmidt waxes futurist on the digital divide at Mobile World Congress

What Twitter could have been

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I remember when you could go to Twitter.com and see the global firehose on the front page. They had no traffic. The global feed was mostly employees and their friends talking to each other. When Twitter started to get traction, a year or two into their existence, I decided that...
What Twitter could have been

Ray Kurzweil becomes a Googler, named Director of Engineering

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Come December 18th, futurist extraordinaire Ray Kurzweil will be joining Google's ranks as Director of Engineering to work on projects that involve machine learning and language processing. Specifics regarding those projects, however, haven't yet surfaced. The technologist took the announcement to pat himself on the back about predicting the...
Ray Kurzweil becomes a Googler, named Director of Engineering

If The RIAA Was Innovative: An Alternate Universe Timeline

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1999: Realizing the inevitable, the RIAA convinces member labels to set up all-you-can eat buffets. All music available as DRM-free downloads, $5/mo. 100M of storage, additionally available for increased monthly fee. The RIAA uses superior marketing muscle to "drown out" competing "free" alternatives, insists people should only download from "legitimate"...
If The RIAA Was Innovative: An Alternate Universe Timeline

Here Are Three Ways Ford Plans For The Future

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When it comes to integrating technology into cars, Ford has to look outside of the automobile industry and look at big-picture shifts in society.  Business Insider spoke with Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly about how the automaker figures out the best technologies to put in its cars.  Connelly says Ford has...
Here Are Three Ways Ford Plans For The Future

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
Arcosanti: a vision of the future from 1970

Wanted: Cars that Use Collective Intelligence to Improve Driving

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Credit: woodleywonderworks Every week, I drive in my car from Pleasanton, CA to San Francisco. You get some time to think when you make that drive. An idea that has occurred to me is… We ought to be making better use of the data our cars generate. It could make...
Wanted: Cars that Use Collective Intelligence to Improve Driving
A startup lawyer's take on winning over a venture capitalist
How Larry Page and the Knowledge Graph helped Ray Kurzweil decide to join Google

Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google

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Ray Kurzweil, author and controversial thinker, announced Friday he will join Google as a director of engineering, focused on projects involving machine learnings and language processing. Kurzweil is best known for his theory of “technology singularity,” essentially a claim that posits mankind will create a post-human collective superintelligence through means...
Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google

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

Ray Kurzweil to join Google

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Well-known American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is joining Google....
Ray Kurzweil to join Google

Digits Live: Intel Futurist: Three Things We Want From Tech

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Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson joins digits to discuss the different ways people engage with technology and how a yearning for history and humanity yields everything from the Steam Punk movement to Instagram....
Digits Live: Intel Futurist: Three Things We Want From Tech
Dylan’s Desk: When craftsmanship meets tech, magic happens

The Most Popular Futurist On The Planet Will Help Google Develop The Next Big Thing (GOOG)

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Ray Kurzweil has confirmed that he's joining Google as Director of Engineering today. Kurzweil has an illustrious career as an inventor, author, and futurist. He's perhaps best known for his ideas about the singularity, a time in the future when computer intelligence will surpass that of humans. In a statement,...
The Most Popular Futurist On The Planet Will Help Google Develop The Next Big Thing (GOOG)

Macworld's Apple celebration opens amid fears of tech giant's decline

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Observers voice fears Apple is losing its edge after falls in share price, damaging reports and Maps app fiascoThe annual gathering of Apple devotees known as Macworld opens in San Francisco on Thursday, but instead of fanfare there is anxiety that the tech giant may be losing its flair for...
Macworld's Apple celebration opens amid fears of tech giant's decline
"Disrupters don't just play and experiment. They kill"
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