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Oct 21, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 22, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (October 22, 2014)

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INFOWORLD: General Electric lays out big plans for big data http://www.infoworld.com/article/2616433/big-data/general-el.….-data.html

THE TELEGRAPH: The Real Cyborgs http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/the-future-is-android/index.html

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess! http://www.21stcentech.com/climate-change-adaptation-roadmap-guess/

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Oct 21, 2014

US Now Faces Threat of US-Made Weapons in Iraq

Posted by in categories: military, security
Douglas Birch, Center for Public Integrity / News Investigation — Nation of Change

Never mind that the vehicle is a boxy, lumbering, second-hand set of wheels with a top speed of just 60 mph. To some of the fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. M1117, aka the Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, has become their favorite ride.

Or so says Jeremy Binnie, editor of Jane’s Terrorism and Security Monitor, who has monitored propaganda sites for reports of jihadis toting, towing or tooling around in some of the millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.- and other foreign-built military equipment that ISIS captured after it swept into northern Iraq in early June.

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Oct 20, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 21, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 21, 2014)

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TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Does Lockheed Martin Really Have a Breakthrough Fusion Machine? http://www.technologyreview.com/news/531836/does-lockheed-ma.….n-machine/

FINANCIAL TIMES: IBM shares tumble as profits and sales fall at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/500feb78-584e-11e4-b331-00144feab7de.html

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery http://www.21stcentech.com/ohio-state-university-invents-all.….l-battery/

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Oct 20, 2014

Could the FBI See Your Selfies?

Posted by in category: surveillance

By — US News

Stock image of a man in a suit using a camera phone.

The FBI is preparing to launch a facial recognition database this summer that includes photos of people without criminal records– and a court case in New York may expand the ability of the government to request data from Facebook to help.

The bureau’s database, called the Next Generation Identification system, or NGI, builds upon the government’s fingerprint database and is slated to be operational this summer, according to the FBI. This database will contain photos of anybody who sends images as part of an application for a job that requires fingerprinting or a background check – even if that person has no criminal record – according to research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy advocacy organization. The FBI is slated to have 52 million face images by 2015, according to the EFF.

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Oct 19, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 20, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (October 20, 2014)

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MASHABLE: Syrian Woman Wears Hidden Camera to Reveal Life Under ISIS Rule http://mashable.com/2014/09/24/syria-hidden-camera/

TECH CRUNCH: 10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/18/big-changes-big-money-10-tr.….rprise-it/

WIRED: American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist http://www.wired.com/2014/10/on-learning-by-doing?mbid=synd_digg

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Oct 19, 2014

Hackers Infiltrated Power Grids in U.S., Spain

Posted by in category: hacking

By Arik Hesseldahl — Re/Code

Hacked Screen

Hackers operating somewhere in Eastern Europe have penetrated the networks of energy companies in the U.S., Spain, France and several other countries and may have gained the ability to carry out cyber-sabotage attacks, researchers at the security company Symantec said today.

In what’s being described as a departure from typical hacking attacks that are intended to steal intellectual property, the attackers gained access to industrial control systems used to maintain power grids and oil and gas pipelines and had the ability to take over operations or even damage them.

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Oct 19, 2014

Stopping the Spread of Ebola through Augmented Reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, medical, mobile phones

Flickr By spcbrass

The headlines pound away at us day after day with ominous news. Ebola has the potential to spread around the globe through rapid transport on airplanes, trains and automobiles. The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health experts do not recommend shutting down air travel from West Africa. “If you try to shut down air travel and sea travel, you risk affecting to a huge extent the economy, people’s livelihoods and their ability to get around without stopping the virus from traveling,” said Greg Hartl, a World Health Organization spokesperson.

In a recent poll, a majority of Americans believe air travel restrictions are a necessity to stop the spread of Ebola in the United States. In fact, 56 percent said the federal government should bar those who have “recently” been in Ebola nations from entering the U.S. It is obvious we must find better ways to use technology to our advantage to detect people who are showing symptoms of the virus. This is where augmented reality and wearable technology can improve our detection rate of sick people stricken with Ebola.

Currently Ebola screening is taking place at five United States airports: Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Washington. US government officials claim that 95% of travels from West Africa would go through those airports to enter the United States. Once a traveller passed a screener check-point, they would be free to enter the US without being monitored after that point.

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Oct 18, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 19, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 19, 2014)

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Why Aren’t Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy? http://www.21stcentech.com/tropical-island-nations-embracing-renewable-energy/

LINKEDIN: Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141018220154-34427457-the-beautiful-london-secretary-and-continuous-performance-improvement

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Oct 18, 2014

Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement

Posted by in categories: business, economics, education, energy, existential risks, futurism

Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement

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This is an actual story.

I was the Insurance Broker House EVP for the world’s global oil corporation number two and got asked a delicate official favor from the Client.

To give you an idea of this piece of business, the Client was paying cash US$ 100 million for insured and re-insured premiums over their fixed and liquid assets. The latter via a major and reputable London Reinsurance Brokerage House.

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Oct 18, 2014

Pa. department backs seed library protocol as reaction grows

Posted by in categories: environmental, food, government
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library's new seed library

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sees its new protocol for seed libraries as an opportunity to safely regulate them while saving an organization or person from liability.

Proponents of seed libraries, however, see the department’s efforts as a way to effectively shut down movement to grow and maintain local seed varieties.

The issue at hand stems back to April 26, when the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library opened a seed library, in which it would allow residents to “borrow” seeds and then offer seeds back to the library to start the process over again. It’s the second part of that process that caught the attention of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which then contacted the Cumberland County Library System to rectify what it saw as a violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004.

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