Jared Fair

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The 6 Most Important Tech Trends, According to Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, has spent his entire career predicting how technology can change the world. While …

Here are the jobs automation will kill next

When automated factories started erasing jobs at manufacturing companies, most of us shrugged: Great, better products cheaper, was the general line …

A robotic alarm clock which will jump off a bedside table and run away from its tired owner

• Robotic alarm allows one snooze before scurrying across the room<br>• 'Clocky' forces heavy sleepers out of bed to turn off the alarm<br>• Invented by a graduate …

LIFE. Challenge Accepted.

LIFE. Challenge Accepted. added a new photo — with Pam Laney and 46 others.

Association of Professional Futurists

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no …

Your Better Qualified Connections Are Key for Success

<b>Professional sales taught me strategic lessons for life.</b> The most important lesson is that above all sound relationships come first. The best outcome …

“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top …

What It's Like To Be A Corporate "Futurist"

Brian Johnson spends his workdays talking to anthropologists and ethnographers, reading and writing science fiction, and traveling around the world interviewing people in an effort to figure out what the world might look like 25 years from now.<p>Such is the life of a "futurist," which is the job …

General Motors

Unsubscribing From Unwanted Email Carries Risks

We all receive loads of unwanted email solicitations, warnings, and advertisements. The number can be overwhelming to the point of obnoxiousness. …

Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

Signs of second largest black hole in the Milky Way

Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-meter radio telescope have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass of 100,000 times the mass of the …

Black Holes

How China uses mass surveillance and big data snooping to curb social unrest

The Chinese government is reportedly constructing a vast spying apparatus that merges big data analytics with the surveillance state, in order to …

Saturn spacecraft not affected by hypothetical planet 9

Contrary to recent reports, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission …

Experts Predict Security and Privacy Trends for 2016

2015 was a challenging year for defenders of privacy and security. For the first time, cyber-attacks became the leading cause of data breaches, as …

Privacy will hit tipping point in 2016

Concerns about online privacy will reach a tipping point in 2016, prompting regulators to crack down on companies, and consumers to demand greater …

The Future of Holograms are 3D Plasma Displays You can Touch

When is the last time you were wowed by a hologram? Let’s be honest, the shiny stickers just aren’t doing it for us anymore. The next step in …

The Philippines election hack is 'freaking huge'

A massive data breach in the Philippines appears to contain millions of fingerprint records, despite officials claiming the leak "doesn't include …

Australia's Leading Transhumanist Describes What Will Happen When We All Live Forever

According to Peter Xing, founder of Transhumanist Australia, "It's very poetic to say there is a narrative arc with life and death. But it's a social construct."<p>If you've heard of transhumanism, you probably first think of the people putting LED lights in their skin, magnets in their fingertips, …

Connectivity, news and social media become crucial lifelines in quake-hit areas

With lessons learned from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, mobile phone carriers and media organizations on Friday rallied to offer crucial …

IoT will shake up world of data analytics, says report

A report produced for US network operator Verizon says data analytics will become a core competency as the internet of things becomes more widely …

Mun: Unlimited data plans are back but will they stick around?

When I read about AT&T's recent announcement to re-introduce an "unlimited" data plan, my initial thought regarded whether the industry has an excess …

The Expanding Choices in Wireless Connectivity

Connectivity has become the lifeblood for our devices -- as essential to them as water is to us.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Sometimes in order to see the big picture, you …

7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now

Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or …

5 reasons to use Robotics to enhance learning

Robotics and technology are an integral part of the current generation. Find out how they can help with enhancing inter-generational learning.<p>The …

FBI director confirmed the purchase of a tool to hack iPhone

The FBI Director James Comey confirmed the Agency had purchased a hacking tool to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, but …<p>The FBI has found a …

7 Ways To Get Funding And Grants For Technology In Your Classroom

Education Technology

Apple, FBI Tussle Puts Bull's-Eye on iPhone | Cybersecurity

The battle between the FBI and Apple over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino, California, killer Syed Farook came to an abrupt end last week when …

FBI May Help Local Law Enforcement Agencies Crack Encrypted iPhones | Government

Weeks after backing down from its litigation demanding Apple's help to access encrypted data on the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, the FBI …