Saturday, September 20, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (September 20, 2014)

DARPA:  President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients  http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/26.aspx

Rising Tides – Mitigation versus Consternation  http://www.21stcentech.com/rising-tides-mitigation-consternation/

REUTERS: North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/20/us-northkorea-usa-miller-idUSKBN0HF00B20140920

REUTERS:  French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-iraq-crisis-idUSKBN0HE0Y420140919

REUTERS:  Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-tesla-motors-software-idUSKBN0HE2HL20140919

BLOOMBERG: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Admits Embassy Plot as Judge Questions Deal  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/al-qaeda-embassy-attack-plea-delayed-as-deal-questioned.html

BLOOMBERG:  Protecting the Power Grid From Malware That Doesn’t Exist Yet  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/protecting-the-power-grid-from-malware-that-don-t-exist-yet.html

KAI:  A long-lasting, water-based nuclear-energy-powered battery  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-long-lasting-water-based-nuclear-energy-powered-battery

KAI: A new impermeable form of graphene oxide could be the ultimate protective coating  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-new-impermeable-form-of-graphene-oxide-could-be-the-ultimate-protective-coating

KAI:  Car hacking: who’s monitoring (or controlling) your car?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/car-hacking-whos-monitoring-or-controlling-your-car

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  3-D Printing Will Change the World  http://hbr.org/2013/03/3-d-printing-will-change-the-world/

SLATE:  A Very Matter-of-Fact Interview About the Russian Tradition of Arresting Billionaires and Taking Their Stuff  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/19/vladimir_yevtushenkov_house_arrest_yevgeny_chichvarkin_comments.html

BBC: Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania form joint military unit  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29284548

BBC: Six Russian fighter jets intercepted off Alaska  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29288277

HUFF POST:  Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/19/canadian-fighter-jets-int_n_5852962.html?utm_hp_ref=canada&ir=Canada

DESIGN ENGINEERING:  NASA’s JPL develops multi-metal 3D printing process  http://www.design-engineering.com/general/nasas-jpl-develops-multi-metal-3d-printing-process-132113

NASA:  Printing the Metals of the Future  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-247

BBC:  eBay security flaw has existed for months  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29279213

SCIENCE MAG:  Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong  http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/09/gene-therapy-helps-weak-mice-grow-strong

LA TIMES: A theory for toddlers' turbo-charged learning style. The lack of a fully formed prefrontal cortex -- the section of the brain that keeps an adult 'on task' -- may help young kids accumulate knowledge rapidly, a study suggests. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/07/health/la-he-toddler7-2009dec07

(CNN) -- 2 US. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted 2 Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/19/us/russian-plane-incidents/index.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Putin Seeks Ways to Cut Russia Off From the Internet  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/putin-seeks-ways-to-cut-russia-off-from-the-internet/507449.html

PEW RESEARCH: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs  http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/06/future-of-jobs/

Internet of Everything is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global public-sector organizations over the next decade  http://internetofeverything.cisco.com/learn/value-stake-public-sector

NATURE AND SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  The Long Slow Rise of Solar and Wind  http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v310/n1/full/scientificamerican0114-52.html

NATURE: Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security  http://www.nature.com/news/economics-manufacture-renewables-to-build-energy-security-1.15847

WALL STREET JOURNAL: GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China  http://online.wsj.com/articles/glaxosmithkline-found-guilty-of-bribery-in-china-1411114817

ADAGE:  Hey, CMO: Larry Ellison and Oracle Want Your Business As Tech Titans Race to Dominate the Marketing Cloud, Oracle and Others Are Courting the New Decision Makers -- You http://adage.com/article/btob/hey-cmo-larry-ellison-oracle-business/294941/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=btob&ttl=1411659572

PHYS ORG: Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers  http://phys.org/news/2014-09-quick-change-materials-silicon-limit.html#jCp

ECONOMICALLY, EXPECT ZERO. PEW RESEARCH: World Remains Glum about Economic Prospects http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/09/19/world-remains-glum-about-economic-prospects/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER:  Global Public Downbeat about Economy. Many Wary of the Future and the Present.  http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/09/09/global-public-downbeat-about-economy/

BLOOMBERG:  Pena Nieto Heads to New York After Energy Overhaul Moves   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/pena-nieto-heads-to-new-york-riding-energy-overhaul-momentum.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Chinese Views of India: Culturally Rich but Backward  http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/09/18/chinese-views-of-india-culturally-rich-but-backward/

PEW RESEARCH:  Indians Reflect on Their Country & the World. Troubled by Economic Problems, Corruption, Pakistan and China. www.pewglobal.org/2014/03/31/indians-reflect-on-their-country-the-world/

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Alibaba Is Already The Fourth Most Valuable Technology Company In The World  http://www.businessinsider.com/alibaba-is-already-the-fourth-most-valuable-technology-company-in-the-world-2014-9#ixzz3DpXE42qS

THE NATO CONSEQUENCES. BREAKING DEFENSE: Army Scrambles On 4 Continents: Odierno Previews New Doctrine  http://breakingdefense.com/2014/09/army-scrambles-on-4-continents-odierno-previews-new-doctrine/
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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
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