Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FEBRUARY 13/2014 LIST OF UPDATES. By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

Is your boss watching you? Surveillance device tracks employees' movements in the office, sends details of conversations and even times their toilet breaks

New software lets you mark places as off-limits for wearable camera gadgets like Google Glass.

Seeing as a Service. Forget Augmented Reality. What About Diminished Reality?

Elon Musk plans to colonise Mars

Africa: the sun rises on the next exploration hot spot

NSA failed to detect Snowden’s unsophisticated insider attack

Inside Intel: Pay for Performance Questioned

Trustworthy Computing

4 Benefits of Sales Gamification

Rotavirus Vaccines — Balancing Intussusception Risks and Health Benefits

Technology Vision 2014: Become a Digital Disruptor

The sun’s violent insides revealed: Iris probe takes a detailed look beneath the star’s surface

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

Statement for the Record - Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

Special Operations Command Wants X-Prize to Develop 'Iron Man' Suit

Has America lost its ability to dream big?

Google on NSA: We Need Rules, Transparency and Oversight

New Processor to Bring High-End Features to Cheap Smartphones

NASA, Deloitte To Bring Space-Age Risk Management To Oil And Gas Industry

Google-Backed Asteroid Mining Venture Attracts Billionaires

Tech Investor to Entrepreneurs: A Harvard Degree Is a Liability

Raytheon receives $31 million Maverick missile contract from South Korea

What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis

Would Bill Gates Artificially Prolong His Life? His Surprising (And Inspiring) Answer

How Bill Gates Radically Transformed His Public Speaking And Communication Skills

How to Get Investors to Move Faster

The Myth of Similar Successful Qualities

Unconventional Energy and U.S. National Security: A Conversation on Energy and Security

5 Attributes to Look for in High-Performing Employees

PayPal President's credit card hacked for shopping spree

Let One Good Thing Lead To Another

Innovating at Scale: Building Trust

Corporate Social Responsibility’s New Role in the Middle East

Moving from novice techie to Subject Matter Expert

How To Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Is The Corporate Website Dead?

New advance in 3-D printing and tissue engineering technology

HHS to fund development of drug for bioterrorism, antimicrobial-resistant infections

Scientists identify gene linking brain structure to intelligence

Three things Bill Gates wishes he could have done 20 years ago

QUOTATION(S):  “...People are always [and wrongfully] assuming that everything that is going to be invented must have been invented already.  But it hasn’t...”  AND  “...The problem is never how to get new innovative thoughts into your mind,   BUT HOW TO GET OLD ONES OUT ...”

CITATION(S): “...We live in strange times, in case you have not noticed. Here we are with our home computers and other high-tech appliances, living what we regard as a normal life … The world we are living in ─ a world that couples Homo sapiens with fast-paced hypertechnology ─ is strange to us because sometimes it feels like what it is, a transient dream  ....  We are dreaming a strange, waking dream; an inevitably brief interlude sandwiched between the long age of low-tech humanity on the one hand, and the age of human beings transcended on the other. We are living in the latter days of humanity; cybertechnologies will quickly replace us. Just inches of time away exists a speedy reality bearing down on us that we may sense, but do not show on our faces  ....  While one may be made uncomfortable by the thought of a truly strange 21st century, there is around us an impending sense of arrival ─ a strangeness in the air, an uneasiness, a feeling that deep down, things are starting to change in swift, fundamental ways too fuzzy to put a finger on. More than just the onset of the third millennium, it is the quiet before the storm. The products of technology are becoming more curious ─ a little too smart, a little too fast. It’s downright unsettling. And, hey, people aren’t dumb. They know that we have just begun to build smart dumb machines; soon it will be dumb smart machines. Where will it stop? If we continue to build machines smarter than the last ones, and then one that is smarter than that and so on ─ well, you do not have to be a particle physicist to see that the machines cannot keep getting smarter and smarter, yet forever remain dumber than us. Garry ‘John Henry’ Kasparov, chess Grand Master, lost a championship game to a machine for the first time in history this year. Perhaps someday, we’ll hear the battle cry of humanity rallying in desperation: ‘Remember Deep Blue’...”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPAL (TENETS) TO SEIZE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS: (1) Picture mentally, radiantly. (2) Draw outside the canvas. (3) Color outside the vectors. (4) Sketch sinuously. (5) Far-sight beyond the mind’s intangible exoskeleton.

BOOK(S): The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. ISBN-13: 978-0393339758


Mr. Andres Agostini
Risk-Management Futurist
and Success Consultant

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