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Oct 12, 2020

The Coming Internet: Secure, Decentralized and Immersive

Posted by in categories: computing, disruptive technology, electronics, information science, internet, open access, supercomputing

The blockchain revolution, online gaming and virtual reality are powerful new technologies that promise to change our online experience. After summarizing advances in these hot technologies, we use the collective intelligence of our TechCast Experts to forecast the coming Internet that is likely to emerge from their application.

Here’s what learned:

Security May Arrive About 2027 We found a sharp division of opinion, with roughly half of our experts thinking there is little or no chance that the Internet would become secure — and the other half thinks there is about a 60% probability that blockchain and quantum cryptography will solve the problem at about 2027. After noting the success of Gilder’s previous forecasts, we tend to accept those who agree with Gilder.

Decentralization Likely About 2028–2030 We find some consensus around a 60% Probability and Most Likely Year About 2028–2030. The critical technologies are thought to focus on blockchain, but quantum, AI, biometrics and the Internet of things (IoT) also thought to offer localizing capabilities.

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Oct 11, 2020

Motion Sensors & “Holograms”

Posted by in categories: electronics, holograms

Motion sensors make avatars dance, via Mark Bartkevitch. Some new technologies about holograms you find here: “A Hologram of Anyone Speaking Any Language” (1 year ago): https://www.facebook.com/EngineeringML/videos/84898885213961…__tn__=K-R and https://bit.ly/308uV3h.

Oct 9, 2020

FBI ‘Drive-By’ Hacking Threat Just Got Real: Here’s Why You Should Be Concerned

Posted by in categories: electronics, health

This latest IoT security warning is hard to believe…


Warnings that our IoT devices might be spying on us are nothing new—remember the smart speaker fiasco last year? But at least we expect those devices to be listening and can exercise some caution. The latest such warning, though, takes these risks to a new level. It turns out that there may be surprising little spies hiding in our living rooms.

Last December, the FBI warned that the perilous state of IoT security means that “hackers can use an innocent device to do a virtual drive-by of your digital life.” A week earlier, that same FBI office had cautioned on the danger that smart TVs can allow “manufacturers, streaming services, and even hackers an open door into your home.”

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Oct 9, 2020

World’s fastest UV camera records flying photons in real time

Posted by in categories: electronics, particle physics

As tiny particles traveling at the speed of light, it’s going to take a serious machine to capture photons in action, and an international team of researchers have just pieced together one that is very much up for the job. Dubbed the world’s fastest UV camera, the device is capable of capturing ultra-fast events lasting just a picosecond, quick enough to see UV photons fly through the air in real time.

The device is the handiwork of Canada’s Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Institute of Research) and goes by the name of UV-CUP (compressed ultrafast photography). CUP is an emerging imaging technique that has been used to capture ultrafast events at speeds measured in trillions of frames a second, but has so far been limited to visible and near-infrared wavelengths.

“Many phenomena that occur on very short time scales also take place on a very small spatial scale,” says Jinyang Liang, who led the study. “To see them, you need to sense shorter wavelengths. Doing this in the UV or even X-ray ranges is a remarkable step toward this goal.”

Oct 4, 2020

Laser test replaces needles for diabetes check

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

Circa 2015


A NEW LASER sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without puncturing the skin could transform the lives of millions of diabetics by providing a pain-free way of monitoring blood glucose levels.

Sep 25, 2020

DARPA: Research advances for near-zero-power sensors

Posted by in categories: electronics, energy

DARPA’s near-zero-power sensors have extended battery lifetimes from four weeks to up to four years, but more work needs to be done.

Sep 15, 2020

Motion Sensors & Holograms

Posted by in categories: electronics, holograms

Motion sensors make holographic avatars dance, via Mark Bartkevitch.

Sep 8, 2020

3,200 megapixels! The camera heart of future Vera Rubin Observatory snaps record-breaking 1st photos

Posted by in categories: electronics, futurism

The imaging sensors for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory have taken their record-breaking first photos.

Sep 4, 2020

This headset lets you control your TV

Posted by in category: electronics

Don’t lift a finger — using only your mind!


Don’t lift a finger — this headset lets you control your TV using only your mind!

Sep 3, 2020

Jeff Bezos thought there was a ‘30% chance’ Amazon would succeed: I told my parents ‘it’s very likely they’ll lose their entire investment’

Posted by in categories: business, electronics

Thanks to Amazon’s success, CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, worth $207 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

But when he started Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, Bezos thought it was likely that his business would fail.

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