Ana Jameel-Olsson

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Blockchain: The Future of Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East

Alice Hlidkova consults with individuals and businesses on cryptocurrency education and blockchain technologies, and is on the core management team …

Mount Everest

Market "Earthquake Is Coming" - Icahn Warns "A Lot Of People Will Pay The Price Like In 1929"

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke to CNBC via telephone this morning and had some very ominous warnings after what he has seen in the last few …

Carl Icahn

'Doomsday clock' ticked forward 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight

In the face of nuclear weapons and climate change, scientists moved the clock forward, putting much of the blame on the Trump administration<p>The risk to global civilisation is as high today as it has ever been in the face of twin threats, nuclear weapons and climate change, a group of leading …

North Korea

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

San Diego

US distracted by North Korea, Beijing stays busy in South China Sea

<b>Bangkok:</b> China has been busy building military infrastructure in the South China Sea while the United States and its key allies, including Australia, …

ICAN

China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea

Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse<p>China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its 880-mile (1,416km) border with North Korea as it braces for the human exodus that a conflict …

North Korea: What could tip the balance

<b>During the Cold War, nuclear strategists frequently asked "how much is enough" to guarantee deterrence and the security of the nation. Planners in Pyongyang may be asking the same question now.</b><p>After all, Wednesday's dramatic launch by North Korea of its new Hwasong-15 long-range missile is, in the …

North Korea

S&P 500 to crash 25% — and 9 other ‘outrageous’ analyst predictions for 2018

How does a 25% flash crash in the S&P 500 sound? Or bitcoin peaking at $60,000 before sinking to $1,000? Or maybe even the U.S. Treasury sidelining …

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Geology

Germany: The Rise of the Right

Angela Merkel’s slogan in her campaign for a fourth term as Chancellor was terminally bland and smug – “For a Germany in which we live well and love …

Europe

Bill Gates just bought a huge chunk of land in the desert and wants to build his own 'smart city'

One of the richest people in the world wants to build his own city.<p>Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates put down $US80 …

North Korea: Where can its missiles reach?

North Korea has threatened Australia with "disaster" for aligning itself with the US against the country's reclusive regime.<p>Its most recent missile …

North Korea

AI versus AI: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero Vanquishes Its Predecessor

Earlier this year the AlphaGo artificial intelligence program ended humanity’s 2,500 years of supremacy at the board game go. Not content with its …

Artificial Intelligence

Beyond North Korea: another Asia flashpoint could spark WWIII, new book claims

China has drawn up secret plans to invade Taiwan with a Normandy-style beach landing by the mid-2020s, sparking a possible region-wide conflict that …

Google's Pixel Buds translation will change the world

Google's Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday had a lot of stuff to show off and most of it was more of the same: the next iteration of the flagship smartphone, new Home speakers and various ways of entwining them more deeply into your smart home, a new laptop that's basically a Yoga running …

At least 20,000 killed each day: What war with North Korea would look like

This is the way a nuclear war begins.<p>Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarised …

Is data the currency of the future?

The advent of the internet and our subsequent reliance on it for everything means that society’s most essential functions have quickly been …

Blockchain

A $1,000 per month cash handout would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion, new study says

Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on …

Concerned about Brexit? Why not become an e-resident of Estonia

The most advanced digital society in the world is a former Soviet Republic on the edge of the Baltic Sea.<p>And by handing over €50 [<i>since this story</i> …

Europe

Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn’t Change Your Commute Time

The hyperloop, Elon Musk has boasted, could whisk you from New York to Washington in 29 minutes. Other maglev boosters sell similar dreams: San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 30. Dallas to Houston, Portland to Seattle, Orlando to Miami in the same.<p>The half-hour trip is something of a mystical …

Urban Design

'Data is the new oil': Your personal information is now the world's most valuable commodity

Huge amounts of data are controlled by just 5 global mega-corporations that are bigger than most governments<p>There was a time that oil companies ruled …

'No longer kill animals': Bill Gates, Richard Branson back 'clean meat' start-up

The world's richest man, Bill Gates, and fellow billionaire Richard Branson have joined other business giants investing in a nascent technology to …

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined<p>What if a cold drink cost more on a hot day?<p>Customers in the UK will soon find out. Recent reports suggest that three of the country’s …

Silicon Valley

Self-Driving Cars. Rogue Nuke Launches. Evil AI. What Tech Threats You Should (and Shouldn't) Worry About | WIRED

Technology is transforming our lives so profoundly, so quickly, that it can be scary. We asked experts to weigh in on how much we should be stressed …