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The Future of Games Will Focus on Escaping From Reality—and Improving It

Jane McGonigal says virtual reality may come to be considered as authentic as everyday life<p>Do you want an escape from everyday life, or a way to change your life? In the coming decades, gaming technology will make both choices possible in 3-D virtual reality to a degree unheard of today.<p>Anyone …

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Posted by Keith Liles on Feb 6, 2015<p>If you’ve never heard the name before of the world’s largest startup launch platform, representing 825,000 …

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

Internet of Things

If You Want A Billion-Dollar Startup Idea, Take A Look At This Chart

Pinterest is the new Craigslist. That's what Kevin Ryan, a serial entrepreneur believes.<p>Ryan co-founded multiple startups, including Gilt Groupe, wedding site Zola, MongoDB and Business Insider.<p>He's eying new companies to start and turning to Pinterest for ideas. Ryan's statement that Pinterest is …

Startups

"It will be hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's virtual"

Next February will mark 35 years in the games business for Noah Falstein. Google's chief game designer is best known for his early days as one of the …

The Coming Technological Singularity

Marc Andreessen teaches startups what disruption is really about (in 17 tweets)

You’ve probably heard about “disruptive innovation,” a concept from Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. But prominent Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants to be sure that you actually understand disruption — because the term does get thrown around a lot.<p>In his latest onslaught of …

Running Scared? Big Companies Increase Innovation Spending

<i>Established companies increasingly fund startups and take numerous measures as they seek to create innovative new businesses.</i><p>Just based on the numbers, you wouldn’t think established companies would be scared by the $50 billion invested this year in the U.S. by venture capitalists. The companies …

Velvet Underground Co-Founder Conducts an Orchestra of Drones

John Cale creates the first ever drone orchestra.<p>Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale is launching into his own brand of metal machine music with a new set of collaborators: a fleet of drones. Together with architect Liam Jones, Cale constructed a stageshow that includes drones adorned in jewels …

23 Reasons Interactive Storytelling Is The Future of Marketing

<i>**This Post Initially appeared on TurndogMillionaire.com**</i><p>Last week, I talked about why I left the world of old-hat marketing, and embraced the magic …

Three misconceptions in Edge.org's conversation on "The Myth of AI"

A recent Edge.org conversation — “The Myth of AI” — is framed in part as a discussion of points raised in Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence,</i> and as a …

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

Facebook's Social Network for Businesses Reportedly Launching January 2015

Facebook is slated to launch its collaboration and social networking tool for workplaces early next year, reports WSJ.<p>Dubbed ‘Facebook at Work’, the tool will allow employees to work together on projects and chat in real-time via an interface similar to Facebook’s existing social network, according …

Elon Musk worries Skynet is only five years off

For several months now, we've been reporting on tech iconoclast Elon Musk's public warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence. What we hadn't heard was just how soon AI might become a threat.<p>Turns out Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worried that "the risk of something seriously …

Artificial Intelligence

Video: MasterCard's CMO on the Future of Seamless Payments

Raja Rajamannar, Global CMO of MasterCard, spoke early last month at the Skift Global Forum.<p>Rajamannar is chief marketing officer (CMO) for …

VCEMO is crowdfunding a site for streaming virtual reality video

When people finally get their hands on virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR, the first thing they’re going to look for is …

By 2020, 90% of World’s Population Aged over 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report

Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report today, revealing that the ongoing growth of the smartphone market isn’t likely to slow down any time soon thanks to increasing numbers of users coming online in countries like China and India.<p>According to the study, which looks at data forecasts up …

Skeptic says bitcoin will “always be currency of the future”

Remember when bitcoin was going to disrupt the world’s banking system? That was two years ago and, while new payment platforms like Venmo and Apple …

Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

Serial entrepreneur, investor, and overall Internet good guy Kevin Rose is stepping down from his role of general partner at Google Ventures. The Digg and Revision3 founder will be moving into a part-time role at the firm, and will be using all his spare time to embark on a whole new adventure …

7 Transactions Per Second? Really?

Details<p>The general wisdom seems to be that the Bitcoin network can currently sustain 7 transactions per second. Bitcoin advocates often worry that …

Bitcoin Traffic Bulletin

Details<p>[<b>Note 2015-12-20:</b> This article is the original "Bitcoin Traffic Bulletin" but has a minor problem with some of the probability statistics. A …

The Future Of Bitcoin Transaction Fees?

Details<p>Bitcoin is often touted as having substantially lower fees associated with using it than most other financial systems, but fees and costs are …

Gold vs Bitcoin? The greatest rivalry of the 21st Century

Advertisement<p><b>Gold. The name itself is synonymous with wealth, status, precious value, and the pinnacle of all commodities extant. So much so that 98%</b> …

Bitcoin's Conundrum: Rewarding hoarders and punishing users

Advertisement<p>There are, theoretically, almost 13 million bitcoins in existence. Of this figure, I am going to assume that at least 2 million bitcoins …

Coinmesh Wants to Facilitate Anonymous Bitcoin Trading in The Street

Advertisement<p><b>Coinmesh plans to develop an open source map based application for iOS and Android, to find nearby users who want to buy or sell Bitcoin</b> …

The Regulators Want to Kill Bitcoin, one ATM at a time

Advertisement<p><b>As Bitcoin businesses are forced to become compliant with financial regulations, they’re giving up anonymity, Venture Beat reports, and</b> …

Bitcoin Adoption Metrics

I said in yesterday’s post that price and volume charts were not what I look at when I think about Bitcoin. I mentioned Github repos, hackathons, and …

Bitcoin reports by banks [Update #1] : Bitcoin

I am compiling a list of publicly available Bitcoin reports done by banks. Did I miss any?<p><b>Central banks</b><p><i>Reports</i><p>European Central Bank Virtual Currency …