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How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World

We live in challenging times. Geopolitical turmoil, local and national social unrest, cycles of deadly natural disasters, cyber hacks, rising …

Innovation

Four Questions To Turn Everyone In Your Company Into A Futurist

Keep asking the right questions, and you’ll be wrong about the future less often than your competitors.<p>Remember what 1997 was like? How well?<p>It was Amazon’s first full fiscal year. Microsoft’s Windows 97 operating system wasn’t there quite yet, and it soon became Windows 98. The internet bubble was …

Innovation

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

Artificial Intelligence

Your future commute: Flying through tubes at 760 mph

Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door three minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station …

Transportation

The road to tomorrow: streets need to be as smart as the cars driving on them

Subscribe to WIRED<p><b>Flying-car enthusiasts may plan to make roads redundant, and</b> virtual telecommuting evangelists seek to do away with the need to …

Driverless Cars

10 best new web design tools for October 2016

These days many of us are working on sites that involve a complex tangle of dependencies; if that’s you, this month there are a few tools that might …

11 reasons to be excited about the future of technology

In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the population was literate. Today, human life expectancy is over 70 years, less that 10% of the global population lives in extreme poverty, and over 80% …

Artificial Intelligence

Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future

The Future Of Trust As Blockchain Reimagines Entire Business Ecosystems

Experience teaches us that those who move quickly to embrace disruptive technologies benefit the most from them. The same will be true for the emergent technology called blockchain.<p>As a powerful instrument of trust, blockchain enables parties to exchange goods and services with one another or make …

Blockchain
Innovation
Marketing

15 inspiring quotes from some of the world's greatest graphic designers

Over the past 12 months, I’ve had the great fortune of working with some of the best creatives in the graphic design industry, as prominent guest …

Graphic Design

The Future Of Progressive Business Is Companies That Are Good, Not Just Doing Good

Responsible businesses today tout the idea of something called shared value—where profits, customers, and the environment all benefit from a company’s success. But is that enough?<p>These days, we have high expectations of what companies should be. It’s not enough that they make good products. They …

Robotics and Technology Convergence

<b>Unexpected convergent consequences…</b> this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.<p>This blog (the 6th of 7) is a look at robotics.<p>An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. 3D Printing), …

Robotics

Oculus Rift founder: 'Facebook as we know it is not the future of virtual reality'

Palmer Luckey built the first virtual reality headset of the modern era – then sold it to Facebook for $2bn. But he’s not sure the future of VR is with Mark Zuckerberg’s social media platform<p>Palmer Luckey has been waiting for this year his whole life. As a teenager, he collected obsolete virtual …

Virtual Reality

Apple VR Project: Apple's Secret Work on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Apple's Secret Virtual Reality Project<p>Apple has been exploring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for more than 10 years based on patent filings, but with virtual and augmented reality exploding in popularity with the launch of ARKit, Apple's dabbling may be growing more serious and …

How Alphabet became the biggest company in the world

Since Google restructured to become Alphabet it has almost doubled its total value – despite its products remaining the same as ever<p>Silicon Valley – and Wall Street – have a new king. Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, looks set to become the world’s largest publicly traded company on …

Profit

IBM Watson Head Mike Rhodin On The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Perhaps nothing signaled the arrival of artificial intelligence quite like January 14, 2011, when IBM Watson defeated two legendary Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. At last, the computers were smarter than us. Since then, Watson has developed into a growth engine for IBM.<p>For just …

Cognitive Computing

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

Science Fiction

Textbooks for Peace in Israel and the West Bank

A small, sad record was set on Thursday, for the largest number of deaths in a single day in the two-month rash of scattered attacks by Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank. Five people died, two by stabbing in Tel Aviv and three by automatic gunfire near Alon Shvut, a Jewish settlement. In the …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

Virtual Reality

The Power Of Customer Trust In Brand Marketing

Contributor Jonathan Hinz notes that, in the digital age, addressing your online marketing challenges must start with building a foundation of trust.

Technology for the 10 billion: How tech will change the world by 2050

Introduction<p>The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra …

7 Best Free Website Builders

Do you want to build your own website that is easy, affordable and effective? If so, why not consider using a website builder? The best website …

Web Design
Autonomous Cars

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

Space