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Google's genius futurist has one theory that he says will rule the future — and it's a little terrifying
Futurist Ray Kurzweil has made headlines with his provocative yet often accurate predictions, like that a computer would beat a human in chess (already happened) or that self-driving cars would take us everywhere (starting to happen).
But, to paraphrase fellow futurist Peter Diamandis, Kurzweil's …Singularity
Progress cannot be stopped. We want things to move forward even faster. Our dreams are now expressed through architecture and design. What do most of …Architecture
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1. This is where you live, planet Earth, in comparison to the rest of our interplanetary neighborhood (our Solar System). …Space
14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.
All ideas change the world in some small way, but not all ideas are "world changing." At Co.Exist, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …
SAN FRANCISCO — A few days before he testified in a sex discrimination lawsuit that has captivated Silicon Valley, John Doerr, arguably the most famous venture capitalist in the world, was sitting at a conference room table laying out his ideas on good management.
The subject was not the trial, in …Employment
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Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.
In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet—and to whatever conventional energy sources, …
Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business
Google's wacky internet balloons — designed to bring online services to remote parts of the world — aren't falling out of the sky all the time any more. In fact, they're starting to look like a legitimate business. Yesterday, the Verge published a big report on how Project Loon, a scheme from the …
Rotten Wi-Fi, a testing service that evaluates public Wi-Fi networks based on speed and customer satisfaction, says it has found the 20 countries in …
In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …Evidence-Based Medicine
The rise of smartphones has left us tapping away at touchscreens. In this week's Big Future, we look at what comes after the glass. Will we all be speaking to our devices? Are augmented reality glasses and contacts going to feed us information all day? Or does touch interaction work so well that …Augmented Reality
Some technologies are about to emerge that will radically change our societies and lifestyles. Here is a glimpse of the insane and exciting …The Future
Companies spend trillions of dollars on technology every year. The best investors can see which new companies are serving the needs of big enterprises, and invest accordingly.
To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused …Venture Capital
The latest, greatest data visualizations
We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …Maps
Ralph H. Baer, who turned television sets into electronic fantasy lands by inventing and patenting the first home video game system, died on Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his family.
Video games have become more than just a ubiquitous pastime and a …Atari
Samsung's newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, arrives April 11.
You can read the full review of the device here, or check out some photos of the best features in the gallery below.
Where to have close-up encounters with some of the world’s most remarkable animals.
From the National Geographic book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime
1. Right whales, Bay of Fundy, Canada
Northern right whales are on the brink of extinction, but survivors arrive in the Bay of Fundy each summer (May …Animals
Surging youth populations in sub-Saharan Africa will bring “enormous potential for economic and social growth” if leaders follow lessons in creating opportunities for young people from Asia’s economic giants, according to a UN report.
Nearly a quarter of the world’s 7.3 billion people are now aged …
Johannesburg - Vodafone will expand in sub-Saharan Africa through a 4G partnership with closely-held Afrimax Group that includes a voice and …Africa
The LifeStraw is saving lives with its simple yet powerful water filtration method.
Over one sixth of the world’s population is without clean water – …Straw
Ahead of Wednesday’s Free Education demonstration in central London, and despite its withdrawal from the event, the National Union of Students has released its Roadmap for Free Education.
We take a look at 10 reasons free education supporters use to say why it should happen:
You can read the NUS’s …
On top of the shear panic unleashed by the spread of the Ebola virus from West Africa, an astonishing amount of ignorance has reared its ugly head. As some have commented, this ignorance may be more dangerous to millions of people than the actual virus, and the unfamiliarity could even make matters …Africa
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Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive …Cool Stuff
Biggest Crocodile Ever Caught?
Caught alive after a three-week hunt, an allegedly 21-foot-long (6.4-meter-long) saltwater crocodile—the biggest crocodile ever caught in the Philippines—is restrained on September 4, according to the Associated Press.
The 2,369-pound (1,075-kilogram) crocodile is …Animals
The Landscape of Death and Green Burial – How Our Beliefs Design Cemeteries
For countless generations, humans have disposed of their dead in the …
Move over, boats. You're about to be outclassed by the Quadrofoil, an electric personal watercraft that uses hydrofoil technology to zoom over the …
A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking AeroMobil 3.0, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …Flying Car
Countries are called by different names depending on who’s doing the calling. Is it The United States of America or Les États-Unis? Deutschland or …Cool Stuff
The phrase “let them eat cake” is widely attributed to Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the queen consort of Louis XVI. She is supposed to have said this …Africa