Jennifer Overaa

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Identity 2016: 'Global citizenship' rising, poll suggests

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Global Perspectives

Why Companies Need Corporate Futurists But Will Fire Them Anyway

<i>This post was cowritten with my colleague David Farber.</i><p>Not that long ago, it would have seemed strange for companies to send their employees into consumers’ homes to observe how they used products and tackled challenges. Now, corporate anthropologists and ethnographers – researchers trained to …

Innovation

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 …

Bill Gates

What's a futurist and how can I get a job like that?

Think of us as “now-ists” not futurists, says fellow futurist John Naisbitt, who was a keynote speaker on the future of technology in business at …

The Future

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

How would you like to spend your days getting paid to go "future-hunting"?<p>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 …

Procter & Gamble

The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries

This is part three of <i>LJ</i>’s series of excerpts from <i>Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library</i> (Scarecrow), edited by Joseph …

So you want to be a futurist

Now and then I hear from people who want to be futurists. They get what I see as "the call" and there's no dissuading most of them who have …

What's a futurist?

Think you'd make a good futurist? There are actually many different types of futurist jobs. You may find one working for governmental entities, …

Autonomous Cars

60 Minutes asked a security firm to hack an iPhone, and the result is disturbing

With all the commotion surrounding Apple’s fight with the FBI, <i>60 Minutes</i> did its own experiment to find out just how safe our phones are from …

Privacy

Google Has Been Recording You. Here's How to Delete the Files

This is not "OK Google."<p>You probably know that Google keeps track of everything you type into its search bar, just like it scans your email to …

Amazon Echo

Big Data for Marketing? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

The data that informs your marketing today is probably the equivalent of a few quick notes quickly jotted down on a sticky note on your desk.<p>I know, …

Databases Remain Soft Underbelly Of Cybersecurity

Most enterprises still don't continuously monitor database activity.

Information Security

Australia PM launches cybersecurity campaign | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia set out a far-reaching cybersecurity strategy on Thursday, invoking the leaks of United States whistleblower Edward Snowden, terrorism and even the threat of war to push for a coordinated global approach to protection of online data.<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm …

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From 'Panama Papers' Breach

In the weeks since the revelation of the Panama Papers, the world of the rich and powerful has been reeling. A single cyberattack against Mossack Fonseca, a quiet Panamanian law firm, has sent a tsunami around the world, toppling one world leader so far, with more turbulence to come.<p>The attacker …

Panama Papers

How big data will transform the ways people travel

Getting from A to B has been one of humanity’s great preoccupations throughout history. New methods of transport are constantly being developed to …

Driverless Cars

Big data, bigger brother: The rise of James Bond, data scientist

The future of spying depends on gathering data, whether privacy campaigners like it or not.<p>Previously confidential documents have shed light on just …

Surveillance

How Men And Women Differ In Their Approach To Online Privacy And Security

Pew Research estimates that 84% of American adults use the internet, a place where privacy and security are in short supply. What do internet users want in terms of security and privacy? What do they do to protect their own privacy and security when they use the internet? Hide My Ass! (HMA) …

Social Media
Corruption

Apple fixes bug that let Siri bypass passcode to access Contacts and Photos

Apple has fixed a security flaw that let Siri access Contacts and Photos from the lockscreen for devices running iOS 9 and above.<p>The vulnerability …

Apple Watch

Who Are You? Big Data Tackles Personality, Behavior and Psychology

Psychological research requires a lot of testing, and a lot of surveys. When relying on surveys, there is a necessary assumption that the subject can …

U.K. Ponders Big Data to Measure the Economy of Uber and Airbnb

Britain’s statistics office is studying how to best measure the “sharing economy” and capture growing usage of services by companies including Uber …

Big Data

NASA loosens leash on potential cybersecurity breakthrough

Last week, I asked whether NASA was “slow rolling” a cybersecurity breakthrough called Gryphon X. It’s a proposal from Ames Research Center that many …

Thought Leadership

Convergent Dental Solea

Pain-free dentistry<p>With all the high-pitched drilling, it’s no wonder people dread going to the dentist. The Solea carbon-dioxide laser offers a nearly silent alternative for root canals, crown fittings, and more. It works on teeth and gums and doesn’t cause bleeding or pain, even without …

Numb

The Future of Convenience Food

Magazine Trends on Trends published a very interesting article recently, on the future of convenience food. The foodies Take Root, Elise Kornack and …

Foodies

This substance could change the way we treat spinal cord injuries forever

And now, science and technology have met in a groundbreaking development that could change the way doctors treat spinal injuries.<p>With their new research from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, scientists Lichun Lu and Xifeng Liu believe that a new biodegradable polymer bone graft that adapts itself into …

Dental Care

WhatsApp completes end-to-end encryption rollout

It’s a security project that’s taken around a year and a half to complete, but messaging giant WhatsApp has now fully implemented strong end-to-end encryption on its platform and across all mobile platforms for which it offers apps.<p>This means users of the latest versions of the messaging app will …

Privacy
Car Tech