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The once and future library

Beyond being a book repository, the ancient Library of Alexandria was a working resource for scholars. Joined physically to the "Mouseion" — a Greek …

8 Jobs That Will Go Extinct by 2030

<i>By Caroline Banton, Contributor</i><p>As technology continues to improve, future job forecasts will likely be dim for some workers.<p>Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, addressed the future of jobs in developed economies in an insightful TED Talk. McAfee suggested that …

Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

Most of the big names in futurism are men. What does that mean for the direction we’re all headed?<p>In the future, everyone’s going to have a robot assistant. That’s the story, at least. And as part of that long-running narrative, Facebook just launched its virtual assistant. They’re calling it …

Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster

In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. …

How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need

Libraries are "the original sharing economy."<p>Have you ever checked out a sewing machine from your local library? What about a guitar or a 3D printer? If you haven't, you might soon.<p>Public libraries across the country are housing so-called “libraries of things," from which people can borrow useful …

How to robot-proof your children’s careers | Financial Times

Pity school careers advisers. If economists are to be believed, vast numbers of jobs will have evaporated by the time today’s pupils reach the labour …

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

Advanced Manufacturing Is Not A Job Killer, It's A Job Creator

In his time, the late Herman Kahn, one of the Cold War era’s leading nuclear strategists, became more broadly recognized as a “futurist”: a crystal ball gazer par excellence in a world largely inhabited by narrower minds.<p>From his perch at the Hudson Institute, which he founded in the early 1960s, …

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

Information Systems

Privacy and Social Media | Business Law Section

From every angle, social media is anathema to privacy. The very founding concept of paleolithic AOL chatrooms and Usenet newsgroups, and later …

Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

When you ride on buses or trains in many parts of the United States, what you say could be recorded. Get on a New Jersey Transit light rail train in Hoboken or Jersey City, for example, and you might notice an inconspicuous sign that says "video and audio systems in use."<p>A lot of riders are not …

Fast Data Will Revolutionize Cybersecurity in 2016

How could ordering a pizza take down a bank?<p>It’s frighteningly easy—and illustrates the need for faster, more-sophisticated technology to block the even more-pernicious cyber-security threats targeting big companies today.<p>In the pizza example, a bank employee orders a pizza online, using his …

How big data is helping us understand mental illness

<i>From helping humans live longer and hacking our performance, to repairing the body and understanding the brain, WIRED Health will hear from the</i> …

Mental Health

Big data in retail

What data are retailers collecting and how are they using it?<p>Selling things used to be simple: the retailer who reacted fastest to buying trends was …

MIT Says A.I. Not Smart Enough Yet at Cybersecurity, Still Needs Humans

Turns out A.I. won't take all of our jobs. Yet.<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has good news if you’re in the security industry: A.I. …

Startup Aims to Make Auto Cybersecurity Ironclad

If hackers infiltrate a government database, they might take somebody’s Social Security number. If they were to infiltrate a self-driving car, they …

We're fighting an invisible war -- in cyberspace

Last December, part of the Ukraine saw its power grid suddenly go dark.<p>No one's claimed responsibility, but the grid had been hit by an online attack that took out the system remotely. Experts agree on a likely suspect: the Russian government, headquartered more than 800 miles away.<p>It appears to be …

EU adopts new data protection law that could mean bigger fines for Silicon Valley companies

After years of deliberation and study, the European Parliament has passed the most significant overhaul of the continent’s data rules in two decades.<p>The sweeping package of reforms has been a source of intense debate in Europe, as well as in the United States, where tech giants will be grappling …

How the Web's Biggest Blogging Platform Just Made Readers More Secure

Good news for the secure web: WordPress will now encrypt the traffic for over a million more websites that are hosted on its servers.<p>WordPress is a …

Meeting cybersecurity challenges through gamification

When it comes to cybersecurity issues, we always seem to be dealing with either shortages or excess. Everywhere there’s talk of how data breaches are growing in number, size, severity and cost, and there are always too many new security holes, vulnerabilities and attack vectors that need to be …

Top U.S. Computer Science Undergrad Programs Flunk Cybersecurity

Students can graduate from any one of the top 10 U.S. computer science programs without taking a single course on cybersecurity.<p>A new study out from CloudPassage — a cloud security firm based in San Francisco — concludes that the American higher-education system is failing at preparing students for …

U.S. government worse than all major industries on cyber security: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.<p>An analyst looks at code in the malware lab …

Attack on Philippines Election Commission Might Be The Largest Data Breach Ever

At the end of March, hackers broke into the database for the Philippine Commission on Elections in what InfoSecurity Magazine is calling “what could …

Personal Information

Why India needs a ministry of future

At this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos, Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of American cloud computing firm, SalesForce, argued that every country should have a minister of future.<p>“As a society,” Benioff said, “we are entering uncharted territory, a new world in which governments, business …

I Let a Bluetooth Smart Pan Teach Me To Cook

Pantelligent wants to make you a better chef—by taking cooking out of your foolish human hands.<p>Suppose you don't know how to cook eggs. Suppose the thought of an undercooked egg gives you not just the willies but such full-blown aversion that you won't even handle a skillet, much less crack an egg …

Eggs

Panama Papers: What Have We Learned So Far in Offshore Data Leak?

World<p>World leaders, billionaires, celebrities and sports stars have been implicated in the Panama Papers, which at 2,600 gigabytes stands as the biggest data leak in history.<p>The cache includes 11.5 million records that shine a light on the network of law firms and big banks that offer financial …

The Wonder-Buoy That May Finally Make Wave Energy Feasible

With all that to-and-fro and ebb-and-flow, the motions of the ocean offer an endless supply of renewable energy. Or they would, if engineers could …

Controlling Diabetes with a Skin Patch - MIT Technology Review

Attempting to free people with diabetes from frequent finger-pricks and drug injections, researchers have created an electronic skin patch that …

Self-Taught Robot Is Ready to Seize Another Warehouse Job - MIT Technology Review

A keen-eyed new robot looks poised to snag an important everyday warehouse job.<p>Kinema Systems, a startup based in Menlo Park, California, has …