Doug Vining

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COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RULE, OK | MindBullets | Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world

Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world<p>Dateline: 22 February 2022<p>In our quest to develop smarter, more powerful, less …

THRIVING ON INEVITABLE DUALITY | MindBullets | The 'End of Growth' vs 'Abundance' debate grinds on, even as reality wins!

Over the past two decades two opposing points of view about likely futures have hogged the media debates as if there were only two alternatives. …

ESCAPE TECHNOLOGY TERRORISM | MindBullets | Don't Google me, I'm invisible

These days it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the flat, fast, furious world we live in. We're all connected. Always on. All the time. 24/7. …

THIS IS THE END OF REALITY | MindBullets | What are the consequences of the 'virtual' becoming too attractive?

I was having a late-night discussion with my father when he droned on about the "chore" of air travel two decades ago. Long queues, embarrassing …

FUEL CELLS TO THE RESCUE OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CARS | MindBullets | There's a resurgence in EVs, thanks to cheap fuel-cell technology and hydrogen

Once the darling of the US administration, fuel-cell vehicles were the future of clean, green motoring. Fuel cells running on hydrogen produce only …

TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR BRAIN | MindBullets | Now everyone can be like Dumbledore

Harry Potter (and every other person on the planet) envied Professor Albus Dumbledore because of the pensieve that stood in his study. Dumbledore …

FREE TABLETS FOR TOP SHOPPERS | MindBullets | The final nail in the commoditization of computers and the digitization of retailing

Walmart and Tesco have long been leaders in wringing the last drop from shoppers' wallets through digital services. Walmart tell us that today almost …

HONEY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM | MindBullets | Bee colonies are collapsing and we’re tasting it in our food

We eat it raw, cooked or berry coulised, but you had better start preparing your taste buds for new sensations. Natural fruit and veg are becoming …

A THOUSAND FUTURE THOUGHTS | MindBullets | MindBullets celebrates twenty years of provocative scenarios

Two decades ago FutureWorld began an innovative project; constructing weekly scenarios for the future, covering business, technology, society, …

CAR KILLS 20: WHO'S TO BLAME? | MindBullets | Court rules driver not responsible if car has on-board computer

Yesterday's court ruling shows two things - just how far technology has gone and why we should fear our kids!<p>The driver of the car that crashed into …

GOOGLE STAGES A HOME INVASION | MindBullets | With Google Screen you get more than just television, broadband and games

Google has launched its pay TV service, with regular television channels on a broadband connection. But unlike 'on demand' services, this is an …