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Sep 24, 2016

This In-Ear Device

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By Waverly Labs Translates Languages for You in Real Time!

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Sep 24, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 36

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Sep 23, 2016

Watch the first teasers for the new Ghost in the Shell movie

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As you’ve probably heard, there’s a live-action version of the classic manga The Ghost in the Shell with Scarlett Johansson coming next year, and now the first teasers have arrived.

The spots, which initially aired during tonight’s Mr. Robot season finale, are glitchy and weird; impressionistic moments rather than traditional teasers. (As somebody that grew up on ‘90s visions of our inevitable cyberpunk future, it’s an aesthetic I happen to personally enjoy. The only shame is that Ralph Fiennes isn’t around to sling some black market MiniDisc memories.)

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Sep 23, 2016

Facebook boss Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking go hunting for aliens on earthlike planet

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The duo are joining forces with Russian technology tycoon Yuri Milner to launch the £76million project called Breakthrough Listen.

They will use the world’s most powerful radio telescopes to monitor a planet called Proxima b, which is believed to contain all the right conditions to support life.

The planet is 25 trillion miles from earth and orbits our nearest star, Proxima Centauri, which acts as its sun.

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Sep 23, 2016

Uber drivers in China are pretending to be zombies to scam cancellation fee

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‘Zombie’ drivers are scamming people out of cash with horrible profile pictures.

Sep 23, 2016

Tesla e-Bike Could Be the Future Motorcycle You Never Thought You Wanted

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What better way for Tesla to outdo itself than by dominating the motorcycle market as well!? — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

Sep 22, 2016

Interview: Education Minister Hekia Parata on Preparing New Zealand’s Future Generations to Take on the World — By Michelle FlorCruz | Asia Society Asia Blog

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“Asia Blog spoke to Parata ahead of the launch of the Center for Global Education at Asia Society to discuss the importance of globally-minded future generations.”

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Sep 21, 2016

How ‘superforecasters’ think about the future — Faye Flam

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SEPTEMBER 15 — When it comes to making forecasts — whether it’s predicting the outcome of an election or determining whether a marriage will last — what good is intuition? Can our gut instincts guide us to correct outcomes, or are they too unreliable to be useful in a world ruled by data?

People can use intuition to make remarkably accurate predictions, social scientists have shown. In an experiment published earlier this year, for example, psychologists found that call-centre employees speaking with registered voters a week before an election could foresee with surprising accuracy which ones would flake out on their plans to vote. “It’s surprising to me because it’s such a short exchange for callers to be able to make useful inferences about whether respondents are actually going to do what they say,” the lead researcher, Todd Rogers, told me when the study was published. He cited other studies where ordinary people showed extraordinary abilities to intuit others’ personality traits, sexual orientation and racial attitudes.

At the same time, unconscious judgments can be contaminated with biases. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman laid out many of the perils of gut instinct in his 2011 best-seller “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” Among them are anchoring (being overly influenced by the first information you receive), hindsight bias (wrongly believing past events were predictable or predetermined), and the availability heuristic (giving too much weight to what you already know and not enough to what you know you need to look up).

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Sep 21, 2016

Extreme Futures and Technology Forecasting Conference — Fall 2016

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The EFTF Conferences first event in San Francisco. Lots of Lightning Rounds by industry luminaries, and local technologists on the future of technology. Profits from the conference will be donated to a Non-Profit focused using technology to help humanity through the use of new and emerging technology. This conference is about the future of technology, networking and how we can help each other with a holistic approach. Come join the conversation and the futurist trends and technology. There will be an after party but the location is still TBD (tickets for the party are seperate then general admission).

This time we have an exciting device bar and personal technology bar from watchs to cybernetic implants or just to plug in your personal hardware.

Sep 21, 2016

Allo is a messaging app that makes conversations easier, more productive, and more expressive

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