Friday, November 21, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 21, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

CleanTechnica: Biomimicry Run Amok: New Micro Air Vehicles Can Swarm Like Bees

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Space junk or Russian satellite killer?  It is a tale that could have come from the cold war. A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.

 TECH CRUNCH: Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 Collective Will Back Agriculture Tech To Feed Earth’s Growing Population

CIO MAGAZINE:  Brace yourselves, Singularity is inevitable: Andrew McAfee. Medium-skilled wages are slipping, says MIT research scientist. It’s not too hard to see a world where humans struggle to stay relevant as machines far outpace their intelligence and capabilities. This is what Andrew McAfee, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of The Second Machine Age, discussed at the Gartner Symposium on the Gold Coast.

 TECH CRUNCH: Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 Collective Will Back Agriculture Tech To Feed Earth’s Growing Population

 Washington Post: HP’s bold plan to become the first mainstream 3D printing company

 Reuters: Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev.

 Engadget: JFK Airport has a drone problem


Manufacturing Business Technology:  Will Robots Replace Humans? American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed. Universities and scientists also add to the excitement by promoting artificial intelligence with futuristic potentials as they try to get their share of federal grant money. The big question that often arises is, when will computers be able to emulate humans and become self aware and intelligent? Facial recognition software to aid Calgary police in future investigations. 1st police agency in Canada to use the software, say Calgary officials

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Argentina’s Debt Case, No Winners, but a Lot of Losers.

 FORTUNE: Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe

 ENGINEERING: 3D Printed Micro-Actuators Could Delever the Medicine of the Future


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