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Apr 29, 2016

Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, business, economics, robotics/AI

Excellent read and a true point about the need for some additional data laws with our ever exploding information overload world.

Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Process Automation

If you are the VP of Sales, it is quite likely you want and need to know up to date sales numbers, pipeline status and forecasts. If you are meeting with a prospect to close a deal, it is quite likely that having up to date business intelligence and CRM information would be useful. Likewise traveling to a remote job site to check on the progress of an engineering project is also an obvious trigger that you will need the latest project information. Developing solutions integrated with mobile applications that can anticipate your needs based upon your Code Halo data, the information that surrounds people, organizations, projects, activities and devices, and acting upon it automatically is where a large amount of productivity gains will be found in the future.

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Apr 28, 2016

Basic income: 500 crowned heads in Lörrach (alternative music)

Posted by in categories: economics, media & arts

After the original Video has been blocked in Germany due to music copyright infringement, here is our new version of the video about the crowning-campaign on May 1st, 2009, in Lörrach concerning the topic “basic income”.

“If everyone were his own king, nobody would need to be ruled by someone else.” (Michael Sennhauser, Swiss Radio DRS)

Apr 28, 2016

China Quest for Clean Tech

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, sustainability


Mark L. Clifford on China, renewable energy, and economic growth.

By young china watchers for the diplomat.

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Apr 28, 2016

India to require panic buttons on phones

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, law enforcement, mobile phones, policy, security

New requirement if you’re a Smartphone device provider and trying to sell in India.

Starting next year, all mobile phones sold across India must include a panic button, local news outlets are reporting. In addition, by 2018, all cell phones need to come with a built-in GPS chip, so a person in trouble can be more easily found.

“Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better than using it for the security of women,” communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a statement, according to The Economic Times. “I have taken a decision that from January 1, 2017, no cell phone can be sold without a provision for panic button and from January 1, 2018, mobile sets should have in-built GPS.”

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Apr 28, 2016

How to measure prosperity | The Economist

Posted by in categories: economics, governance


“GDP is a bad gauge of material well-being. Time for a fresh approach”

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Apr 26, 2016

Silent Cancer Therapeutic Market — Historical, Current and Projected industry size and Recent Industry Trends by 2015 — 2021

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, government, health, life extension, neuroscience

Very eye opening: North America has the largest market for silent cancer therapeutic, followed by Europe.


Silent cancer refers to those types of cancer which are undiagnosed in early stages. This is due to asymptomatic nature of the disease which makes it difficult to identify the disease till it progresses to advanced stages. Major silent types of cancer include brain, cervix, esophagus, mouth and larynx, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and liver cancer. Some silent types of cancer such as ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer show symptoms in their early stages. Ovarian cancer occurs in epithelium or lining cells of the ovary. Major signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer include pain or cramps in the belly, nausea, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and bloating. Pancreatic cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer worldwide. Esophagus cancer is more common among the older population, compared to adults. This cancer is mainly treated by chemotherapy, surgery, and radiosurgery. Moreover, physicians also use combination therapy for the treatment of silent cancer. For instance, the combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy is very effective in the treatment of silent cancer.

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Apr 23, 2016

Here’s Why A Universal Basic Income Is The Key To Human Progress

Posted by in categories: economics, innovation

I believe Richard Feynman was one of our greatest scientific minds. He had a very particular way of looking at the world thanks to his father, and it was to look at the world around him as if he were a Martian. Like a fish born into water, it’s hard to actually see water as being water, because it’s all a fish ever knows. And so as humans, it’s a good idea to try and step outside of our usual frame of mind, to see what it is we as humans think and do, from the perspective of a mind totally alien to our everyday environment. With that in mind, here’s what humans are doing right now, from the perspective of someone from far, far away…

What an interesting place and an interesting time it is for a visit. Earth’s most intelligent primates are busy creating technologies that allow them all to do less work, freeing themselves from millennia of senseless toil and drudgery. Strangely, however, they are using such technologies to force each other to work longer and harder. In one area called the United States, responsible for so much of the world’s technological innovation, at a time when productivity has never been higher, the number of hours spent working for others in exchange for the means to live is now just shy of 50 hours per week, where it was once 40 and soon supposed to be 20 on its way to eventually approaching zero.

Humans are even performing work that doesn’t actually need to be done at all, even by a machine. One of the craziest examples of such completely unnecessary work is in Europe where an entire fake economic universe has been created under the label of “Potemkin companies” like Candelia.

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Apr 19, 2016

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of working

Posted by in category: economics

Even in the worst-case scenario, everything would be fine.

Apr 18, 2016

Business At The Speed Of Thought

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, climatology, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance

One of the most underrated, overlooked promises of digital money, is the esteemed ideal of sending money as easily as sending email. With the current third party infrastructure of today, this is possible, yet limitations exist on larger transactions. Further, all payments must first go through a series of checkpoints before being approved. Although peer-to-peer money is still in its infancy, direct payments which require no third party and are confirmed near instantaneously are a tantalizing prospect. The increase in the velocity of money which would accompany this type of infrastructure would be accelerate the velocity of money to a point where it is conceivable that business would be conducted at the speed of thought.

New Phase Of Growth

As bitcoin continues to leave its roots as a monetary experiment and enter a new phase of growth, it will facilitate a velocity of money which is frictionless, peer-to-peer, and near instantaneous. Such an increase in the velocity of money which digital cryptocurrencies promise, could be a catalyst for growth in the 21st century as we see developing nations leapfrog traditional banking infrastructure and move directly to a bitcoin-enabled financial paradigm. In this scenario, the bitcoin blockchain would serve as a sort of “cyber bank account” with cryptocurrency technology acting as the engine of growth in stagnant economies which have a record of tenuous currency stability.

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Apr 18, 2016

Lightning Network Could Be Bitcoin’s Scaling Solution

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance

The days of near-instantaneous payment seem like something of the science fiction genre. Yet, recent undertakings in the bitcoin industry are working on solutions which may allow billions of transactions per second to be made in a model similar to the routing system employed by today’s internet infrastructure. If bitcoin is capable of scaling to billions of transactions per second by using this routing system, transactions could become as seamless as sending an email today.

The Lightning Network

One of the solutions currently in development for scaling the bitcoin network in order to accommodate more transactions is known as the Lighting Network. The Lightning Network proposal holds that millions or even billions of transactions could be made per second by routing payments through the blockchain rather than storing data for each individual change in ownership. With this type of payment infrastructure, parties could send transactions to each other without requiring every movement of money to be recorded in the bitcoin blockchain, potentially reducing the burden of current network payload.

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