John Bechtel

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How to Gain 20x More Followers on Social Media

Here's how I went from 400 followers in 2011 to about 8,000 today. You can follow the same approach.<p>I've learned a lot about social media since I started being more intentional about my activities. Way back in 2011, I had only 400 followers on Twitter, a small handful on Facebook, and a paltry 200 …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

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U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and …

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How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Why Google's New Self-Driving Cars Could Change Auto Design As We Know It

Since almost the dawn of the automobile age, our cars have maintained the same basic shape. Of course, a lot of this form followed function: Combustion-engine cars have a whole lot of moving parts, and the carriages need somewhere to stow all this machinery. These days, that typically means an …

Five Top VCs Pick The Ten Biggest Tech Trends Of The Next Five Years

Baked into the venture capital model is an assumption that any individual venture capitalist is going to be wrong way more than he or she is going to be right. But if you get five of them together, with a couple hundred spectators as a crowdsourced backstop, you can come up with some pretty …

Is testosterone the best anti-ageing drug?

The best reads from around the web, including whether the male hormone is the best drug to combat ageing, how Twitter is making millions and the real reason women freeze their eggs.<p><b>Internet</b> | How Twitter found its money mojo<p>Twitter hasn’t got the hoped-for billion users yet, but it does have the …

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