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Dec 30, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 31, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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WHITE SWAN BOOK: 10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence…id/1318210

WHITE SWAN BOOK: KURZWEIL: Human-Level AI Is Coming By 2029…014-12

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Dec 30, 2014

The Blockchain is the New Database, Get Ready to Rewrite Everything

Posted by in categories: architecture, automation, big data, bitcoin, business, complex systems, computing, cryptocurrencies, cyborgs, defense, disruptive technology, economics, education, encryption, engineering, finance, futurism, genetics, geopolitics, governance, government, hacking, hardware, human trajectories, information science, internet, law, military, mobile phones, nanotechnology, neuroscience, open access, open source, philosophy, physics, privacy, robotics/AI, science, scientific freedom, security, singularity, software, strategy, supercomputing, transhumanism, transparency

Quoted: “If you understand the core innovations around the blockchain idea, you’ll realize that the technology concept behind it is similar to that of a database, except that the way you interact with that database is very different.

The blockchain concept represents a paradigm shift in how software engineers will write software applications in the future, and it is one of the key concepts behind the Bitcoin revolution that need to be well understood. In this post, I’d like to explain 5 of these concepts, and how they interrelate to one another in the context of this new computing paradigm that is unravelling in front of us. They are: the blockchain, decentralized consensus, trusted computing, smart contracts and proof of work / stake. This computing paradigm is important, because it is a catalyst for the creation of decentralized applications, a next-step evolution from distributed computing architectural constructs.

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Dec 30, 2014

Philippine Government Bill Could Pave Way for Bitcoin-Backed Money

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— Coindesk

A member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines has introduced a bill that would seek to create a government-backed “e-peso” that would serve as an official medium of exchange for domestic online payments.

Introduced as part of the E-Peso Act of 2014, the payments tool would be considered legal tender for debt, taxes and goods and services, according to a report by The Philippine Star.

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Dec 29, 2014

Blockchain 2.0 arms race: Blocknet declares first shots fired between nodes on separate blockchains

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Quoted: “Two individual blockchains have been successfully linked, as Blocknet announced last night that Xbridge technology had for the first time allowed communications between nodes on two separate blockchains through their Xhub protocol. Aiming to construct “the internet of blockchains,” the new protocol is designed to allow separate blockchains to inter-operate.”

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Dec 29, 2014

Corporate Reconnoitering?

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Corporate Reconnoitering?

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Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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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”…g-machine/

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers…i-routers/

DER SPIEGEL: Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security…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.


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Dec 28, 2014

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

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

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Dec 28, 2014

London Underground set for fast, new driverless trains

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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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