Monday, October 27, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 28, 2014)

 REUTERS: Wall St. flat after last week's big gain; energy weighs

REUTERS: Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content

KAI:  How ferroelectrics could replace silicon in computers

Power through Ultrasound to Become Ubiquitous if uBeam Succeeds

 WEST, GET READY. REUTERS: China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

BBC:  German business confidence falls again, Ifo says

REUTERS:  Treasury's Lew warned China on antitrust probes of foreign firms: WSJ

THE GUARDIAN: The internet is after your job – video

 THE GUARDIAN: China linked to cyber attacks on Taiwan exploiting Windows vulnerability

HP:  The Internet Destroyed The Middle Class

Yes, Technology Is Going to Destroy the Middle Class

DIGITAL THINKING: Is Technology Really Destroying Jobs?

 BLOOMBERG: Move Over, iPhone Cases. Here's Where No 3-D Printer Has Gone Before

BLOOMBERG:  Russian Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing

BLOOMBERG: Supercomputers Combat Ebola in Sierra Leone

THE ECONOMIST:  Pakistan's stockmarket: Oil on troubled waters

THE ECONOMIST: China’s future growth: Even dragons tire

PHYS ORG: Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix', modelling research shows

 ENGINEERING: Solar, Storage, and Software: A Three-Pronged Approach to Energy Management

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE: The Rise of Big Data. How It's Changing the Way We Think About the World

 THE WASHINGTON POST: The rise of big data brings tremendous possibilities and frightening perils

 ENGINEERING: MIT’s First Professional Online Course on Big Data

 THE ECONOMIST: New roles for technology. Rise of the robots Prepare for a robot invasion. It will change the way people think about technology

 BBC: Are we about to see the rise of robot bosses?

THE ECONOMIST: Free exchange: The geography of joblessness 

THE ECONOMIST: Information technology: A fork in the digital road 

 FUNDWEB: ETF Securities has launched a fund tracking the global robotics industry as it continues to add niche products to its line up. The Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation GO Ucits ETF is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is the first ETF offering focused exposure to listed companies...more

TED:  Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

 "Our economy is bigger than it was before the start of the Great Recession," says Andrew McAfee, also of MIT.

CBS NEWS: Robots on the rise in the workplace

BBC:  Self-employment: First choice or last resort?

 YOU REALLY LOVE PERPETUAL UNEMPLOYMENT. WIRED: The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

 QZ: Will robots boost middle class unemployment?


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