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How does one go about becoming a Futurist? - Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra

<i>From time to time we respond to questions about the future sent in via email by readers. We don’t have a lot of time for this, but when a question</i> …

Hawaii: Headquarters of the Future

Richard Kaipo Lum has had plenty of clients that you’ve heard of. To name a few: the European Commission, the city of Stockholm, the governments of …

Preparing Foresight Professionals in Houston

<b>AARP</b> is looking for a VP, Futurecasting to work with the SVP Corporate Strategy & Strategic Impact to define, deploy, and drive enterprise strategy …

5 Virtual Reality Jobs that Pay the Most

The Virtual Reality job market is about to explode. With the recent introduction of the Oculus Rift and Microsoft Hololens two of the largest …

Innovation

Embrace don’t fear the future, ‘futurist’ tells Dubai audience

DUBAI // Despite rapid transformations in the way humans live, the future should be embraced and not feared, said Gerd Leonhard, author and …

You Should Be Eating This 700-Calorie Breakfast If You Want to Live Forever, According to Google’s Leading Futurist

He spends $1 million a year on diet pills and eating right.<p>Ray Kurzweil, 67-year-old leading Google futurist, claims his “biological age” is in the …

Robots to the rescue: How artificial intelligence will impact cybercrime

The world of information security is often defined as a battle between good vs. bad, with white-hat information security professionals taking on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Upgrade Coming to Grid Cybersecurity in U.S.

The hackers who unplugged 225,000 people from the Ukrainian electricity grid in December—the first confirmed cyber-takedown of a power system—have …

Cybersecurity

Traffic Woes? Big Data To The Rescue

<i>AsianScientist (Apr. 18, 2016)</i> – by Maja Rodriguez – Grab, the Singapore-based technology firm that offers a ride-hailing app in major South-East …

Wyoming Leverages Big Data to Track Down Child Predators

By Amy SchurrBy tapping into the power of Big Data, Wyoming CIO Flint Waters built a tool that helps protect children.

Government Technology

China: Where Big Brother Meets Big Data

"The sky is high, and the emperor is far away," says one Chinese proverb. For centuries, whatever ruler sat in China's capital was hard-pressed to …

Your iPhone Keeps a List of Everywhere You’ve Ever Been. Here's How to Delete It

Here’s how to delete your "frequent locations."<p>We’ve all become lax with our privacy in the Facebook age, but this iPhone feature may take things a …

Underwriters Labs refuses to share new IoT cybersecurity standard | Ars Technica

"Too many unhealthy products will pass the bare-minimum certification process."<p>UL, the 122-year-old safety standards organisation whose various marks …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says cyber crime is world's greatest threat

Apple co-founder and engineering genius Steve Wozniak has hit out at the FBI's attempts to force the tech giant to unlock an iPhone that belonged to …

NSA Warns of the Dangers of Quantum Computing

Cryptography in the Post-Quantum Era<p>The super-secretive National Security Agency (NSA) is sounding an alarm: beware the code-breaking power of the …

Starbucks knows how you like your coffee

Starbucks fans, your favorite coffee shop has been taking notes.<p><b>Using consumer data, the coffee chain designed its new line of products to complement</b> …

Coffee

The Panama Papers Are 2.6 Terabytes of Leaked Data. How Big Is That Really?

On Sunday, a coalition of journalists began releasing news stories about offshore banking based on a 2.6-terabyte trove of leaked files provided to …

Panama Papers

Big Data's Hidden Scourge: Data Drift

Big data's emergence promised tremendous opportunities for businesses to gain real-­time insights and make more informed decisions. But as is often …

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 …

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 …

A Computer Program That Knows When You'll Die? New Project Aims to Predict Longevity

Predicting Longevity<p>Can a computer really tell you how long you are going to live?<p>That’s what a team from the University of East Anglia thinks. The …

How Big Data Harms Poor Communities

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income people, feeding opaque algorithms that can trap them in poverty.<p>Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped businesses cut costs, cities plan new …

Surveillance

Solar energy rolls out like a carpet with groundbreaking Roll-Array photovoltaics

Solar power is easier to install than ever before thanks to the latest innovation: the Roll-Array. John Hingley and his team at the renewable energy …

Clean Energy

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …

Singularity

vMocion looks to end motion sickness in virtual reality by tricking your brain

When it comes to motion sickness in VR, one bad experience can leave a person with little or no desire to ever try on a headset again.<p>One of the major problems is the mismatch between the visual perception of motion given by the VR headset and the inner ear telling you that you’re standing still. …

TECHNOLOGY : vMocion : Putting the Motion in Virtual Reality™

Robot Sophia could be a glimpse into the future

A new robot displayed at SXSW could be part of future robot technology. Able to communicate and make facial expressions, the robot might one day walk …

US Military's Self-Steering Bullets Can Hit Moving Targets

In what some might consider a terrifying development, the U.S. military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets.<p>Using technology …