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Dec 29, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 30, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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WHITE SWAN BOOK: Google’s Secretive DeepMind Startup Unveils a “Neural Turing Machine” http://www.technologyreview.com/view/532156/googles-secretiv.….g-machine/

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers http://www.technologyreview.com/news/533176/hundreds-of-port.….i-routers/

DER SPIEGEL: Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s.….10361.html

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Dec 29, 2014

RoomAlive transforms your living room into an interactive video game

Posted by in categories: electronics, entertainment

By — Gizmag

RoomAlive is the latest prototype from Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research has moved on from IllumiRoom, its concept for adding visuals to the periphery of gamers’ television sets. After concluding that that system — which used a Kinect camera and a projector to bring video games into the living room — was too expensive to be released commercially, the company has revealed RoomAlive, which is even more expensive and even less practical. Thankfully, it’s also an intriguing glimpse at the possible future of gaming.

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Dec 28, 2014

Actuarial Science Suffice? By Mr. Andres Agostini — Amazon, Linkedin

Posted by in categories: economics, education, engineering, existential risks, physics, science, security, singularity

Actuarial Sciences Suffice?

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QUESTION: Actuarial Sciences Suffice?

ANSWER: Absolutely used by actuaries and some futurists, actuarial sciences are structurally linear and incomplete in a world mired by explosive nonlinearity, fluidly and incessantly.

EXCERPTED FROM THE WHITE SWAN BOOK:

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Dec 28, 2014

Kaizen and Six Sigma Vs. White Swan “…Transformative and Integrative Risk Management …” [Pictorial] — Andres Agostini

Posted by in categories: big data, business, complex systems, cyborg, defense, economics, education, engineering, ethics, existential risks, futurism, geopolitics, information science, innovation, lifeboat, physics, science, security, transparency

Kaizen and Six Sigma Vs. White Swan “…Transformative and Integrative Risk Management …”

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ABSOLUTE END.

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Dec 28, 2014

London Underground set for fast, new driverless trains

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

By — Gizmag

The new trains feature wider doors and walk-through carriages

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today revealed the designs for the New Tube for London – a fleet of 250 trains set to go into operation in the mid-2020s. The design, which pays homage to the heritage of the Underground, brings significant improvements to the service, with the trains capable of fully automatic operation.

The New Tube services aim to tackle the city’s rising population by not only increasing capacity, but also improving speed and frequency of trains. Transport for London (TfL) worked with PriestmanGoode on the new design, which is set to make significant improvements to the service while retaining the recognizable look of London Underground transportation.

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Dec 27, 2014

When you go to Rome?

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When you go to Rome?

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THE ADAGE GOES: “ … When you go to Rome, Do as Romans do! …”

THIS IS FLAWED, SERIOUSLY!

THE NEW AND UPDATED VERSION: “ … When you go to Rome, Do as the Roman Emperors ruthlessly do…!…”

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Dec 27, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 28, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 28, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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WHITE SWAN: DARPA seeks to develop agile UAVs for urban missions http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-seeks-to-d.….Y.linkedin

WHITE SWAN: Stanford University students create ‘gecko gloves’ that allow humans to scale glass walls http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/stanford-universit.….2dx31.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK: 2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/12/1.….beginning/

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Dec 27, 2014

Leia Display System: The mid-air touchscreen you can control with your whole body

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, media & arts

By — Gizmag

The recently-unveiled Leia Display System (LDS) is a lot like a large touchscreen, but with one important difference: its screen is not solid, but rather made from mist. This means you can walk right through the screen, manipulate displayed images using hand gestures reminiscent of Minority Report, or even interact with the display using your whole body.

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Dec 26, 2014

Is Kaizen a Panacea, Six Sigma a Pandora and Black Swan a Sputnik?

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Is Kaizen a Panacea, Six Sigma a Pandora and Black Swan a Sputnik?

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ERGO:

IN THIS AGE OF FRANTICALLY SPUTNIKS BY WORLD’S GEOREALPOLITIKS, EXPONENTIAL HI-TECHS AND BLACK SWANS, KAIZEN AND SIX SIGMA ARE NEVER MANAGERIAL PANACEAS, BUT ONLY MOST-EXPLOSIVE NONLINEAR PANDORAS!

ABSOLUTE END.

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Dec 26, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 27, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 27, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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BBC NEWS: Russia promotes conventional forces in new doctrine. President Vladimir Putin of Russia has signed a revised version of the country’s military doctrine, which identifies major threats to security. https://lnkd.in/egMFjvx

WHITE SWAN BOOK: The UK will decode the genes of 100,000 people to help fight cancer http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/23/nhs-to-decode-100000-geno.….e_facebook

TIMES OF INDIA: India downplays Russia-Pakistan energy deal https://lnkd.in/enc2cyw

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