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A practical guide to microchip implants

An estimated 50 to 100k folks have implants; how do the benefits compare to the risks?<p>When Wisconsin-based tech company Three Square Market offered …

Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More - MIT Technology Review

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It’s a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is …

Genetics

Elon Musk's new company wants to merge humans and machines via brain implants

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious.<p>The founder and chief executive of Tesla is simultaneously running both the automaker and Space Exploration Technologies Corp — commonly known as SpaceX. He’s also the visionary hell-bent on placing his stamp on everything from renewable energy to high-speed …

Singularity

Humans are going to have the edge over robots where work demands creativity | Tim Dunlop

Jobs will be lost in the age of automation but the creative industries will grow and the ability to work with ambiguity, diversity and empathy will be valued<p>How likely is it that a robot will take your job?<p>It is a question asked with increasing urgency as everything from 3D printing to driverless …

Creativity

One Important Way To Think About Your Job (And How Future-Proof It Is)

As we are entering the third Industrial Revolution, more and more of our jobs will be replaced by robots and algorithms. Some estimates claim that 5 million jobs or more will be lost to machines by 2020.<p>And it’s not science fiction or paranoia; as advances in big data, deep learning, robotics, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery

It's no great shock to see citizen scientists make discoveries that professionals miss, but making it through a video game? That's different. Gamers playing <i>Foldit</i>, a puzzle title that has teams trying to fold the best protein, have identified the shape of a protein before scientists (including two …

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell | Ryan Avent

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

The Future

Megaprojects Set to Explode to 24% of Global GDP Within a Decade

Gone are the days where people are impressed by projects costing $10-$50 million or even $100 million. We are witnessing an explosion in the number …

Goodbye nine to five, hello work-life balance

Employees want flexibility and freedom from outdated work practices. For this to happen, organisations must empathise with the individual behind the output<p>So many of our current working patterns are hugely outdated. The idea of “nine to five” was conceived during the industrial revolution, prior to …

Self-employment

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for <b>radically amplified human intelligence</b> …

Singularity

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Artificial Intelligence

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

9 ways the workplace will be different in 2050

And that's just within the last five or 10 years; imagine how much different it will look several decades from now.<p>Business Insider spoke to futurists with expertise on the workplace to better understand how it could change by the year 2050. These are only predictions, of course, but given the …

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employment

Playing Video Games Can Improve Kids’ School Performance

Video games are bad for kids, right? It’s a message we’ve all heard countless times (and have probably said ourselves!) but science says not so fast. In a recent study published in the journal <i>Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences</i> (PIBBS), researcher Richard E. Meyer outlines just …

All those office perks? They're ruining creativity.

It's a new year and that means new bean bag chairs. Chances are high that someone in your office — the Chief Innovation Officer, perhaps, or the Senior Motivational Poohbah — will decide that your firm is not innovative enough, not creative enough, for the year 2016. Action will be taken. Free …

Creativity

Delightful Design, Deconstructed

What makes design delightful? Four real-world examples<p>Some websites provide us a service, other websites make us smile–but the best ones do both. In the context of web design, delightful designs give us a special feeling that keeps us coming back.<p>But a website that only offers delight–no substance, …

UI Design

If you answer emails after work, you should be getting unlimited vacation

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Since 2004, Netflix employees have taken as many vacation days as they’ve wanted. They have the freedom to decide when to show up for work, when to take time off, and how much time it will take them to get the job done. As far as I …

The Workplace

The Future of Work? People.

It's been a while now since the hot topic around has become "the future of work." <i>Digital</i> is gone, <i>economic crisis</i> is gone, <i>(lean) startups</i> are gone, and we're now collectively thinking about what <i>work itself</i> will look like in 10 or 20 years from now.<p>The question seems to be "what factors will drive …

What Steam Engines, Robots And Analytics Have In Common

Leo Sadovy Contributor<p>Leo Sadovy is a director of global marketing for SAS Institute, and regularly contributes to the company’s Value Alley Blog.<p>Are robots going to put us all out of work? That seems to be the question on every click-bait economic article’s mind.<p>The short answer: They aren’t.<p>The …

Big Data

Efficiency up, turnover down: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day

A trial of shorter days for nurses at a Gothenburg care home is inspiring others across Scandinavia to cut back, but the cost of improving staff wellbeing is high<p>A Swedish retirement home may seem an unlikely setting for an experiment about the future of work, but a small group of elderly-care …

Europe

The digital game that could cure TB

<b>A unique collaboration between two Scottish universities has produced a digital game that fights tuberculosis.</b><p>A team of undergraduates from Abertay University in Dundee has created Sanitarium, a game that invites people to play doctor.<p>Using scarce resources they must treat as many TB patients as …

Board Game

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

The positive connection between games and online learning

<b>By Mitch Weisburgh, cofounder of Games4Ed</b><p>Game-based learning has the potential to drastically improve the way children are taught.<p>Games have peculiar …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Amazon’s 24/7 Hell Is the Future of Work

Working at Amazon may be "bruising," but so is working everywhere else.<p>Working at Amazon may be hell, but so is working everywhere else. Or at least it will be soon. The blockbuster <i>New York Times</i> report documenting Amazon's "bruising" white collar culture is a fine piece of labor reporting, yet its …

Gamification: The Savior Of Employee Productivity

<b>Less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Here’s how Gamification can improve</b> …