Wednesday, November 5, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 06, 2014)

 THE ATLANTIC: The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD

 WASHINGTON POST: Verizon, AT&T tracking their users with ‘supercookies’

 LOS ANGELES TIMES: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

 CIO: How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things

 NEW YORK TIMES: Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists’ Use of Social Media

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: fMRI Data Reveals the Number of Parallel Processes Running in the Brain. The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.

 BLOOMBERG: Qatar, Citic Plan to Start $10 Billion Investment Fund. Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund, which controls more than $100 billion of assets, plans to set up a $10 billion investment venture with China’s Citic Group as it seeks to diversify from retail and property assets in Europe.

 THE ECONOMIST: Rise of the robots

 FORBES: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace?

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

 DAILY MAIL: Artificial intelligence 'could be the worst thing to happen to humanity': Stephen Hawking warns that rise of robots may be disastrous for mankind.

 CBSNEWS: Robots on the rise in the workplace. Steve Kroft reports on technological advances, especially robotics, that are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Plans Nuclear Summit Boycott

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Vindicating Volatility. Why Fluctuating Oil Prices Are Here To Stay

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Process Before Policy. How Washington Can Avert Financial Ruin After the Election

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The End of the Military-Industrial Complex. How the Pentagon Is Adapting to Globalization

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: National Insecurity. Just How Safe Is the United States?

 FORBES: There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet. These are the 72 who rule the world.

HERALD ONLINE:  Russian President Vladimir Putin Tops Forbes’ 2014 Ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People for the Second Year in a Row.

 REUTERS: Amazon tries out taxi deliveries in California cities, WSJ reports

 BLOOMBERG: Mercedes Puts Tesla Technology Beneath Hood to Chase BMW

 BLOOMBERG: Mercedes Puts Tesla Technology Beneath Hood to Chase BMW

 TIME: A single-malt from Japan has been named the best whisky in the world for the first time.

 BLOOMBERG: A Slovakian Startup Is Building a Flying Car

 FORBES: Amazon Faces 'Bloodbath' As Tech Giants Square Off In India

 BUSINESS INSIDER: Here's The Evidence That The Tech Bubble Is About To Burst

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:  Monetizing Big Data: A Q&A with Wells Fargo's Data Chief

 SYMMETRY MAGAZINE: Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur.

  QUANTUM MAGAZINE: In a Multiverse, What Are the Odds? Testing the multiverse hypothesis requires measuring whether our universe is statistically typical among the infinite variety of universes. But infinity does a number on statistics.


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