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Dense urbanism is great for downtowns. But what about suburbs?

Urbanist Brent Toderian reflects on which suburbs can be saved and made more walkable.<p>Post-war America has largely been built around cars. Many existing cities (including my home of Seattle) permanently scarred themselves with new urban freeways. Newer cities were oriented around freeways, …

Urban Design

Ethereum Set to Eclipse Bitcoin, Only Question is When

To some people, Bitcoin is an experiment that can end in one of two ways: it will either fulfill its promise to become the “Internet of Money” or it …

Ray Kurzweil

Democrats love bashing Trump. But that alone won't help them win again

Democrats are bent on bringing down Trump rather than proposing an agenda to address widespread and legitimate needs<p>As the wheels of Trumplandia continue to spin, it’s been easy to overlook one glaring reality: Democrats in Congress are doing almost nothing other than finding new and creative ways …

Bill Clinton

The Future Of Real Estate Shopping Is Here

Futurism only supports products that we trust and use. This guest post is in partnership with Abundance 360, and Futurism may get a small percentage …

Peter Diamandis

Ray Kurzweil: Here's What Will Happen When We Connect Our Brains to the Cloud

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, …

Ray Kurzweil

Bill Nye Disses Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Prediction

On Wednesday, Bill Nye said that he is not afraid that machines will take over and mocked Ray Kurzweil’s predictions for how fast artificial …

Ray Kurzweil

Young families typically leave cities for the suburbs. Here’s how to keep them downtown.

Urbanist Brent Toderian explains how Vancouver held onto its families.<p>In North America, we take it for granted: When couples have kids, they move out of the city to the suburbs.<p>The trend has only accelerated lately. Some of the most attractive and fastest growing cities — San Francisco, Portland, …

Cities

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named …

Singularity University

Why Richard Branson Is So Successful

By Richard Feloni<p>Richard Branson founded his first business, Student magazine, after dropping out of high school at age 15.<p>He soon cofounded the …

Peter Diamandis

Fin — finally a virtual/AI assistant that works

I have tested the AI assistants from the big guys. I played with Messenger M, Siri, Amazon Echo and now Google Home. It’s obvious it’s going to …

Wearables - a glimpse into the future

While some have viewed the merging of technology and physiology as fantasy, reality is showing that this is no longer just science fiction. On the …

Ray Kurzweil

Why chatbots will never completely take over for humans

What an unexpected twist in the tale of bots.<p>A McKinsey write-up says the bots are stumbling. Google’s Igor Markov warns that AI could turn into the plague. Yet some of the world’s largest companies have recruited tens of thousands of workers to build AI and chatbots. There’s this supposed <i>coming</i> …

Ray Kurzweil

Growing scepticism challenges the blockchain hype

Companies recognise that the technology has yet to be adapted for the real world<p>Blockchain, the shared database technology that powers …

Bitcoin

Making cities more dense always sparks resistance. Here’s how to overcome it.

Urbanist Brent Toderian on how to deal with NIMBY [Not In My Backyard].<p>Urban density, done well, has all kinds of benefits. On average, people who live in dense, walkable areas tend to be physically healthier, happier, and more productive. Local governments pay less in infrastructure costs to …

Urban Design

Staying Relevant in the Artificial Intelligence Era

<i>This article originally</i> <i>appeared in June 2017 issue of BOSS Magazine</i><p>From Silicon Valley’s perspective, Brexit, President Trump, and populist revolts …

Singularity University

Ep. 68: Why You Need to Become an Optimist

This week’s episode is sponsored by FreshBooks, Slack and ShipStation.<p>Are you an optimist, pessimist or a realist? Josh and Shelby discover which …

Peter Diamandis

Human-Centered Growth in an Age of Transformative Technology

Sponsored Post<p>Human-Centered Growth in an Age of Transformative Technology<p>New technologies create immense opportunities — and consequences. When …

Singularity University

Time Warner just handed Snapchat a $100 million lifeline

Shares of Snap snapped back to life on Monday after the announcement of a new deal with Time Warner.<p>Time Warner will make shows such as scripted …

Time Warner

"If you want to be a leading bank, you have to be a technology company."

Essayist Brett King shares his vision of a future that is already at hand, in which banking will have to completely change its vision of the …

Banking

They?

It was always the ubiquitous THEY, those indefinable conspirators who would inevitably force the market to go the opposite way you were playing it. …

S&P 500

Exponential Roadmaps

The 6 D’s are a chain reaction of technological progression, a road map of rapid development that always leads to enormous upheaval and …

Peter Diamandis

San Francisco keeping an eye on robots

From delivering pizzas to serving up lattes to driving our cars, robots may be making inroads here in the bay area quicker than anywhere else in the …

San Francisco

How the PayPal Mafia Reaches Into Every Corner of Silicon Valley

The self-titled PayPal mafia was forged during the creation of the online-payments giant. This group of alumni continues to drive innovation through …

Max Levchin

Internet of Things Explained

Almost every household in America has access to the Internet through Broadband which is readily available and affordable. Today, most devices you …

Internet of Things

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Predicts That Technology Will End Nation States

The age of individual countries is over, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.<p>In a video posted to Kurzweil’s Singularity University YouTube account, the …

Ray Kurzweil

SUCCESS Live Conference Returns, Expands to 2 Days

You’re invited to join SUCCESS magazine on the road, as we’re headed to sunny California for the next SUCCESS Live event, an inspiring two-day …

Peter Diamandis

Ray Kurzweil: Will Technology End the Nation State​​?

<b></b><b></b>Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, …

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil Embraces Blockchain Technology, Cites Instability in Bitcoin

Ray Kurzweil, the head of Google’s engineering lab and renowned futurist, believes Bitcoin is too unstable to become the global digital currency.

Ray Kurzweil

Connecting People to Prosperity in the Exponential Age

“Our assumptions about how economies function no longer seem to hold true entirely because of exponential technology.”This claim came from …

Singularity University

A Meeting of Minds... and Computers: What Are the Costs of Using Technology to Merge Humans with Machines?

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Singularity: the idea that we’re rapidly approaching a threshold event in history when artificial …

Singularity University