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By Michael Hartley CFP® | A Cultivating Change LLC curated collection of cutting edge technology blogs, articles, and books. www.cultivatingchange.com

More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandon consumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry.<p>While major telecom companies are looking forward to Pai’s FCC makeover, the same can’t be said for everyone else in tech. …

Internet

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.<p>Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke …

Drones

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

The future is coming faster than you think. You need to prepare.<p>Any fool on the street can tell you that technology is changing at a whiplash-inducing pace. What's much more difficult to predict is which technologies specifically are about to hit big. Manage to divine that information before the …

Innovation

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Innovation

Smartening up with artificial intelligence

How AI will transform Germany’s industrial sector.<p><b>Artificial intelligence (AI)</b> is finally bringing a multitude of capabilities to machines that were …

Artificial Intelligence

Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game

The right combination of breakthrough technologies (such as 3-D printing, machine-to-machine communications, and advanced robotics) can help CPG …

Innovation

3 Ways IoT is Going to Change in 2017

IoT gains steam with advancements in software and hardware solutions.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a term tossed around since it was first suggested by technologist Kevin Ashton back in 1999. In the last two decades, it has been used to describe all kinds of devices, most of which connect …

Internet of Things

Why Almost 1,000 TV Stations Are About to Shift Channels

The Federal Communication Commission's latest airwave license auction wrapped up last week with wireless carriers and others bidding nearly $20 …

Net Neutrality

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation …

Machine Learning

Lower Gas Prices Haven’t Stopped People From Wanting to Buy Electric Cars

The American appetite for electric vehicles hasn't changed in the past five years, even as gas prices have fallen, according to a survey by the …

Electric Vehicles

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies. Two years into this stealth project, backed …

Virtual Reality

This self-driving robot developed by Apple and Google alum can deliver food right to your doorstep

Yelp's Eat24 food delivery service partnered with robotics startup Marble to build a food-delivery robot. Although it only delivers to San Francisco’s Mission and Potrero Hill Districts, for now.<p>The robot uses cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and lidar to navigate. Customers are sent a four-digit code …

Robots

Brain Simulations Will Take Over the Government, and Our Jobs, within 100 Years

Economist Robin Hanson’s new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” imagines a not-too-distant future when robots are …

Singularity

Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR

Study calls for billions to fund retraining after pinpointing hospitality, retail, transport and manufacturing sectors and poorest parts of UK as most at risk<p>A leading thinktank has urged the government to spend billions of pounds helping poorly skilled workers in the less prosperous parts of the …

Budgeting

How computing will change amid challenges to Moore’s Law

We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computing, and the very way we interface with technology daily is changing.<p>The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and internet connectivity is turning most of the appliances we use into “smart devices” that can respond to our voice commands, while …

Innovation

Here's How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

There's potential to unleash a new revolution in productivity<p>I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the …

Internet of Things

No one is prepared to stop the robot onslaught. So what will we do when it arrives?

You’ve heard about the robots—how they are on their way to vaporize the jobs of tens of thousands of bankers and brokers on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in trading hubs around the world. How they are bent on inflicting similar mayhem in law and accounting firms, and in …

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6 Chicago TV stations will change channels after broadcast frequencies sold for wireless use

Six Chicago-area TV stations, including Fox-owned WPWR-Ch. 50, NBC's Telemundo outlet WSNS-Ch. 44 and PBS affiliate WYCC-Ch. 20, will be changing channels after selling their over-the-air broadcast frequencies to wireless carriers.<p>The combined Chicago TV frequencies sold for about $758 million in a …

Cable TV

The Inventor of the World Wide Web Says Computers Will Someday Run Companies Without Humans

Tim Berners-Lee, architect of the Internet, thinks artificial intelligence will someday control the economy.<p>Artificial intelligence is probably coming for our jobs. But will it stop there?<p>Tim Berners-Lee doesn't think so. The British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web and the web …

Singularity

New Technology May Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

Twenty-two year old Stanford dropout Austin Russell started working on self driving car technology before he was old enough to drive. Nearly seven …

Driverless Cars

FCC Could Announce Broadcaster Auction Results on Thursday

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may announce the winners of the government's $19.8 billion spectrum auction as early as Thursday, industry …

Net Neutrality

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Neural networks made easy

If you’ve dug into any articles on artificial intelligence, you’ve almost certainly run into the term “neural network.” Modeled loosely on the human brain, artificial neural networks enable computers to learn from being fed data.<p>The efficacy of this powerful branch of machine learning, more than …

Machine Learning

Sorry humans, it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene era

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware—you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems. It is difficult to predict when this might happen, but most artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s new file system: Who cares?

<i>Who on Earth regards a computer’s file system as anything more than a bland office worker? But if we dig a little deeper there’s a story to be told, one that concerns the future of Apple’s widening array of operating system versions and hardware devices.</i><p>While the file system is a computer’s most …

iOS