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21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their …

Internet of Things

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History'

By C.J. Polychroniou<p>On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters …

Through the gates of hell: Trump as America's first declinist president

The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So here’s the confounding thing about the American version of empire in the years when this country was often referred to as “the sole superpower”, …

Political Science

Cybersecurity Expert: Be Afraid, America. Be Very Afraid.

Leading cybersecurity expert Joseph Weiss writes about how vulnerable America’s computer systems are. He features in the NOVA documentary CyberWar …

Thanks to IBM, a hot startup called Databricks is poised to dominate a vital new market

IBM called Spark "the most significant open source project of the next decade."<p>This was very good news for a two-year-old startup called Databricks, founded by the people that invented Spark, and who, today, officially launched their commercial version of Spark.<p>Spark is a free and open source …

Big Data

An Unexpected Source Of Innovation: Asheville, North Carolina

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we will visit some of America’s little-known hubs of technological creativity!</i><p>Perhaps best known as a craft beer and independent restaurant mecca, and as a haven for musicians and artists …

Here's What Venture Capitalists Want To Fund In 2015 - And What They Don't

It’s a head-spinning time for venture capitalists. This year, they’re continuing to get disrupted by upstarts from angel investors to new giants like Andreessen Horowitz, yet they also enjoyed the most initial public offerings since 2000, including several this week. Then late this year, things …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …