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Saturday, December 20, 2014

 
FUTURISM UPDATE (December 21, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn


 WHITE SWAN BOOK: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration. Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars? https://lnkd.in/eJs-Uj6

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Ibuprofen Could Add Years To Your Life, Study Finds https://lnkd.in/eGnjNgM

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors https://lnkd.in/eF_ZiCj

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: When Will We Have an Exascale Supercomputer? 2023 if we do it right; tomorrow if we do it crazy https://lnkd.in/eK8ChxM

 BBC NEWS: 'The best engineers come from Germany' https://lnkd.in/e4cfp3R

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Penicillins Reveal Additional Antibacterial Power https://lnkd.in/eM_P7T8

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Regulatory concerns hold back 3D printing on safety https://lnkd.in/e784Tsp

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations' https://lnkd.in/eA6WNU8

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow https://lnkd.in/ec68BES

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Friday, December 19, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 20, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Deep neural network rivals primate brain in object recognition https://lnkd.in/edkzw33

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? https://lnkd.in/ekFDtZb

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: New magnetoelectric memory promises low-power, instant-on computing devices https://lnkd.in/eyB_BgE

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The year we get creeped out by algorithms https://lnkd.in/e9XXFmQ

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 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars https://lnkd.in/ewmfYvF

 Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You! https://lnkd.in/eVjxw-c

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 19, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

WHITE SWAN BOOK:   Quadriplegic shapes robot hand with her thoughts   http://www.kurzweilai.net/quadriplegic-shapes-robot-hand-with-her-thoughts

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Organic matter detected on Mars   http://www.kurzweilai.net/organic-matter-detected-on-mars

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Spider webs, leaves inspire touch-screen, solar-cell designs https://lnkd.in/eMCSsHH

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Susan Athey On How Digital Currency Could Transform Our Lives https://lnkd.in/emupqNF

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Susan Athey On How Digital Currency Could Transform Our Lives https://lnkd.in/emupqNF

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour  https://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=77204&trk=my_groups-tile-flipgrp

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: How Lithium Ion Batteries Grounded the Dreamliner https://lnkd.in/eT86-yS

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: How to Prevent the End of Economic Growth. How the digital economy could lead to secular stagnation https://lnkd.in/eCqQ6Pn

 THE WHITE SWAN BOOK: Summit of Failure: How the EU Lost Russia over Ukraine https://lnkd.in/ej262Qh

Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany:  "...We are not chosen by God, but by the voters—therefore we seek dialogue with all those who put effort into this democracy..."

 MOSCOW TIMES: 80 Percent of Russians Back Putin Even as Ruble Falls https://lnkd.in/eb-2mUh

 Washington Free Beacon‎ - China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads. Clinton-era tech transfer aided multi-warhead program https://lnkd.in/emQPC8d

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Sony’s surrender will strengthen hackers, experts say https://lnkd.in/eMC7QWZ

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Is the future of air travel SUPERSONIC? Scientists are developing transport that travels at super-high speeds without the boom : https://lnkd.in/evpqn6h

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration https://lnkd.in/eJs-Uj6

SO, NOW WE HAVE STATE-SPONSORED TERROR ATTACKS VIA CYBER WARFARE TO AN IRRESPONSIBLE PRIVATE ENTITY, A JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATION WHO MAKE THE ORIGINAL AND CRUCIAL ERROR NOT TO EMBRACE MOST-HOLISTIC RISK MANAGEMENT, BUT KAIZEN.  THE BESIEGED HOSTAGE, HELD TO FURTHER BLACKMAILING, IS SONY PICTURES!  MANY MORE WILL BE IN PLACE FOR LACK OF MOST-HOLISTIC RISK MANAGEMENT.  P.S.: INTO-INFINITY CYBER INSURANCE WILL NEVER RESCUE, IN ANY WAY, BELOVED SONY PICTURES!, THE BESIEGED HOSTAGE OUT OF IGNORANCE OF SUPINE IGNORANCE!

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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CORRECTLY FORESEEING? (LET US GET REAL, NOW!).

Let us stop the universal guesswork to make decisions by ignoramuses of supine ignorance, beginning with the elitist "...intellectuals...", specially those postdoctorals from the Ivy-league and Oxbridge.

You do not make (throughput to output) decisions to be instituted in the past, but in the Continual Present, whose Continuum is hugely connected to the Future.

Through this article, in a subtle and even in a forceful and dramatic way, you will notice, if you pay careful attention, how the DOTS are connected in amazing ways. Here, to an ultimate degree, the ensuing Maxim is extremely observed: "... everything is related to everything else ..."

ALL CONTAINED HERE IS A VERY BRIEF LITERAL EXCERPT OF ANDRES AGOSTINI'S WHITE SWAN BOOK:

LET US GET STARTED:

The American Heritage Dictionary’s Introduction (fourth edition, 2000) by Joseph P. Pickett, Executive Director, literally indicates, to further illustrate the reader, [54]:

“...This Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary combines the best of traditional making with key innovations that afford new ways of looking at our language… This edition has nearly 10,000 new words and senses that reflect the rapid pace of change in the English language today. Technological innovations in computing and communications along with advances in the sciences have been especially rich sources of development in the lexicon (for example, bit map, domain name, and raster in computing; dark matter, photonics, and yoctosecond in science). Medicine and medical research continue to produce an astonishing array of new terms for chemicals and substances (endostatin, leptin, transfatty acid), for disorders and infectious agents (Asperger’s syndrome, erectile dysfunction, hantavirus), for treatment (cocktail, molecular knife, xenotransplant), and for a variety of creations and discoveries (designer gene, enteric nervous system, microsleep) .... In addition, continuing social change in postindustrial society has given rise to expressions that describe new business practices (buyback, microcredit, reverse mortgage), a changing workplace (face time, job-share, mommy track), and evolving political positions and governmental policies (family leave, term limit, workfare). New sports terms have arisen (clap skate, five hole, skyboard), as have words for new educational practices (charter school, distance learning, homeschool). The names of foods from other cultures continue to be adopted (baba gannouj, garam masala, quesadilla). A host of new cultural developments has produced a host of new compound cords (assisted living, poetry slam, shock jock). And English speakers continue to be an exuberance force in creative coinage (bloviate, newbie, wannabe) .... To ensure accuracy in the coverage of our rapidly changing vocabulary, we have worked closely with distinguished consultants in a wide variety of specialized fields, including anthropology, astronomy, genetics, immunology, philosophy, and physics, to name but a few. We have also gone to great lengths to make our biological and geographic entries as timely as possible. Many new biographical entries have been added, especially in the areas of sports, music, film-making, and literature. To the geographic entries we have added new country names, such as Myanmar and the Republic of Congo, and newly prominent places such as Kosovo ...”

AND ALSO FOR INSTANCE:

WHAT DO LUMINARIES SAY OF UTILITY HAVE TO SAY HERE?

ALSO #1 of #21:

Napoleon Bonaparte, to this end, asserted,

“...I have only one counsel for you - be master [....] No longer it is question simply of education, NOW IT BECOMES A MATTER OF ACQUIRING [HARD] SCIENCE ..." Brackets are of the author.

ALSO #2 of #21:

Dr. Carl Sagan, PhD. wrote,

“...We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows about science and technology...”

ALSO #3 of #21:

Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, PhD.,

"... We live in a high-tech age with archaic guesswork guiding life and death decisions ..."

ALSO #4 of #21:

Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, Ph.D. indicated,

"... Change is hard, failure is much harder, and would you rather be sick or would you rather be dead?...”

ALSO #5 of #21:

In a June 2012 feature, Jeff Bezos told the Wall Street Journal:

“ … We humans have become so technologically sophisticated that in certain ways we're dangerous to ourselves. It's going to be increasingly important over time for humanity to take a longer-term view of its future ...”

ALSO #6 of #21:

Jacob Bronowski advised,

“ … We are a scientific civilization .... that means a civilization in which knowledge and its integrity are crucial. Science is only a Latin word for [organized] knowledge .... knowledge is our destiny ...”

OTHER STUPIDS, DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THIS?:

(1.-) “.. Science...” is Organized Knowledge.

(2.-) “... Wisdom ...” is Organized Life.

ALSO #7 of #21:

Professor Stephen Hawking, Ph.D. warned:

" … Mankind must colonize other planets to survive [….] THE LONG-TERM SURVIVAL OF THE HUMAN RACE IS AT RISK AS LONG AS IT IS CONFINED TO A SINGLE PLANET [....] SOONER OR LATER, DISASTERS SUCH AS AN ASTEROID COLLISION OR NUCLEAR WAR COULD WIPE US ALL OUT. BUT ONCE WE SPREAD OUT INTO SPACE AND ESTABLISH INDEPENDENT COLONIES, OUR FUTURE SHOULD BE SAFE [….] There isn't anywhere like the Earth in the solar system, so we would have to go to another star […] The primitive forms of artificial intelligence we already have, have proved very useful. But I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race [….] We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible through technology – without it I would not be able to speak to you today ...”

ALSO #8 of #21:

FINANCIAL TIMES (December 2, 2014, 6:13 pm) posits, “ … Prof. Stephen Hawking warns on rise of the machines … The astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence 'could outsmart us all' and is calling for humans to establish colonies on other planets to avoid ultimately a 'near-certainty' of technological catastrophe … ' … By contrast, according to Moore’s Law, computers double their speed and memory capacity every 18 months. The risk is that computers develop intelligence and take over. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded,' he said … Both PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind the electric car Tesla and SpaceX, the private space flight company, have warned of the dangers of complacency over the consequences of unconstrained advances in artificial intelligence … Google is making a push into '...quantum computing ...' and has established an ethics committee to monitor the work of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence start-up it bought for £400m (US$625.84) earlier in the year. Consumers are coming into increasing contact with “smart” machines, including flying drones and prototypes of self-driving cars … A recent paper from researchers at the Oxford Martin School at Oxford university has warned governments to plan for the risk of 'robo-wars' in which autonomous weapons can identify and decide to kill targets without human intervention … But he also warned that there was potentially a more destructive element to technology. ' … We face a number of threats to our survival, from nuclear war, catastrophic global warming, and genetically engineered viruses; the number is likely to increase in the future, with the development of new technologies, and new ways things can go wrong, ...' he said. … ' … We need to expand our horizons beyond planet Earth if we are to have a long-term future, spreading out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race. Establishing self-sustaining colonies will take time and effort, but it will become easier as our technology improves …' ...” FINANCIAL TIMES at https://lnkd.in/eB2Mn8z

ALSO #9 of #21:

Albert Einstein observed,

“ … It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity ...”

ALSO #10 of #21:

Cambridge University' Sir Martin Rees, Ph.D. (British Astronomer Royal) noticed,

“ … Science is emphatically not, as some have claimed, approaching its end; it is surging ahead at an accelerating rate. We are still flummoxed about the bedrock nature of physical reality, and the complexities of life, the brain, and the cosmos. New discoveries, illuminating all these mysteries, will engender benign applications; but will also pose NEW ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND BRING NEW HAZARDS …. BUT THERE IS A DARK SIDE: NEW SCIENCE CAN HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES; IT EMPOWERS INDIVIDUALS TO PERPETRATE ACTS OF MEGATERROR; EVEN INNOCENT ERRORS COULD BE CATASTROPHIC. THE 'DOWNSIDE' FROM TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY COULD BE GRAVER AND MORE INTRACTABLE THAN THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR DEVASTATION THAT WE HAVE FACED FOR DECADES. AND HUMAN-INDUCED PRESSURES ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT MAY ENGENDER HIGHER RISKS THAT THE AGE-OLD HAZARDS OF EARTHQUAKES, ERUPTIONS, AND ASTEROID IMPACTS ...”

ALSO #11 of #21:

Charles, Prince of Whales, observed:

“ … The strategic threats posed by global environment and development problems are the most complex, interwoven and potentially devastating of all the challenges to our security. Scientists …. do not fully understand the consequences of our many-faceted assault on the interwoven fabric of atmosphere, water, land and life in all its biological diversity. Things could turn out to be worse than the current scientific best guess. IN MILITARY AFFAIRS, POLICY HAS LONG BEEN BASED ON THE DICTUM THAT WE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST CASE. WHY SHOULD IT BE SO DIFFERENT WHEN THE SECURITY IS THAT OF THE PLANET AND OUR LONG-TERM FUTURE? …” [229]

ALSO #12 of #21:

Prof. Daniel Berleant, Ph.D. observes,

"... Will we destroy ourselves in a matter of years, decades, or centuries, or will we last indefinitely? Many people see our increasing power over nature, coupled with self-destructive tendencies, leading us to destroy ourselves [....] Perhaps we will transcend both technology-enabled self-destruction and normal evolution ..."

ALSO #13 of #21:

And a Sephardi Hebrew, gave me an Arab adage that argues,

“... The one who foretells the future correctly, lies even if he is telling the truth ...”

ALSO #14 of #21:

However, as a counterpoint Lockheed Martin argues:

“... What's impossible today won't be tomorrow ...”

ALSO #15 of #21:

Subsequently, the hugely-ignored Chinese proverb indicates,

“...Don't look at the waves but the currents underneath...”

ALSO #16 of #21:

Nevertheless, the Panchatantra (body of Eastern philosophical knowledge) establishes,

“... Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes ... "

ALSO #17 of #21:

And Antonio Machado argues,

“... An eye is not an eye because you see it; an eye is an eye because it sees you …”

ALSO #18 of #21:

Prof. Michio Kaku, Ph.D. indicates,

“... By the end of the twentieth century, science had reached the end of an era, unlocking the secrets of the atom, unraveling the molecule of life, and creating the electronic computer. With these three fundamental discoveries, triggered by the quantum revolution, the DNA revolution, and the computer revolution, the basic laws of matter, life, and computation were, in the main, finally solved .... That epic phase of science is now drawing to a close; one era is ending and another is only beginning .... The next era of science promises to be an even deeper, more thoroughgoing, more penetrating one than the last .... Clearly, we are on the threshold of yet another revolution. HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS DOUBLING EVERY TEN YEARS [AS PER THE 1998 STANDARDS]. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history. COMPUTER POWER IS DOUBLING EVERY EIGHTEEN MONTHS. THE INTERNET IS DOUBLING EVERY YEAR. THE NUMBER OF DNA SEQUENCES WE CAN ANALYZE IS DOUBLING EVERY TWO YEARS. Almost daily, the headlines herald new advances in computers, telecommunications, biotechnology, and space exploration. In the wake of this technological upheaval, entire industries and lifestyles are being overturned, only to give rise to entirely new ones. But these rapid, bewildering changes are not just quantitative. They mark the birth pangs of a new era .... FROM NOW TO THE YEAR 2020, SCIENTISTS FORESEE AN EXPLOSION IN SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY SUCH AS THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IN TWO KEY TECHNOLOGIES, COMPUTER POWER AND THE DNA SEQUENCING, WE WILL SEE ENTIRE INDUSTRIES RISE AND FALL ON THE BASIS OF BREATHTAKING SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES. SINCE THE 1950S, THE POWER OF OUR COMPUTERS HAS ADVANCED BY A FACTOR OF ROUGHLY TEN BILLION. IN FACT, BECAUSE BOTH COMPUTER POWER AND DNA SEQUENCING DOUBLE ROUGHLY EVERY TWO YEARS, ONE CAN COMPUTE THE ROUGH TIME FRAME OVER WHICH MANY SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS WILL TAKE PLACE .... BY 2020, MICROPROCESSORS WILL LIKELY BE AS A CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL AS SCRAP PAPER, SCATTERED BY THE MILLIONS INTO ENVIRONMENT, ALLOWING US TO PLACE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS EVERYWHERE. THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND US, INCLUDING THE NATURE OF COMMERCE, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, AND THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE, WORK, PLAY, AND LIVE...” [171]

ALSO #19 of #21:

University of Oxford's Professor Nick Bostrom, Ph.D. (Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School AND Director, Future of Humanity Institute AND Director, Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology), argues,

“ … The ethical issues related to the possible future creation of machines with general intellectual capabilities [automation stemming from computing or ven supercomputing] far outstripping those of humans are quite distinct from any ethical problems arising in current automation and information systems. Such superintelligence [, that of Strong Artificial Intelligence,] would not be just another technological development; IT WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTION EVER MADE, and would lead to explosive progress in all scientific and technological fields, as the superintelligence would conduct research with superhuman efficiency [….] SUPERINTELLIGENCE MAY BE THE LAST INVENTION HUMANS EVER NEED TO MAKE. [….] TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN ALL OTHER FIELDS WILL BE ACCELERATED BY THE ARRIVAL OF ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. [….] The foreseeable technologies that a superintelligence is likely to develop include MATURE MOLECULAR MANUFACTURING, whose applications are wide-ranging: a) very powerful computers, b) advanced weaponry, probably capable of safely disarming a nuclear power, c) space travel and von Neumann probes (self-reproducing interstellar probes), d) ELIMINATION OF AGING AND DISEASE, e) fine-grained control of human mood, emotion, and motivation, f) uploading (neural or sub-neural scanning of a particular brain and implementation of the same algorithmic structures on a computer in a way that perseveres memory and personality), g) reanimation of cryonics patients, h) fully realistic virtual reality. [….] ARTIFICIAL MINDS CAN BE EASILY COPIED. [….] EMERGENCE OF SUPERINTELLIGENCE MAY BE SUDDEN. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS ARE POTENTIALLY AUTONOMOUS AGENTS. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS NEED NOT HAVE HUMANLIKE MOTIVES. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS MAY NOT HAVE HUMANLIKE PSYCHES ...” Brackets are of the author.

ALSO #20 of #21: Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany: "...Those who adhere to the past won't be able to cope with the future..."

ALSO #21 of #21:

Asserted on  October 15, 1980  by the Most-Honorable Mr. Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) — was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany—:

“... At the beginning of the 1980s the world community faces much greater dangers than at any time since the Second World War.  It is clear that the world economy is now functioning so badly that it damages both the immediate and longer-run interests of all nations [….]  The problems of poverty and hunger are becoming more serious; there are already 800 million absolute poor and their numbers are rising; shortages of grain and other foods are increasing the prospect of hunger and starvation [….]  Between 20 and 25 million children below the age of five die every year in developing countries  [….] A number of poor countries are threatened with the irreversible destruction of their ecological systems while many more face growing food deficits and possibly mass starvation. IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF [….]  A COLLAPSE OF CREDIT WITH DEFAULTS BY MAJOR DEBTORS, OR BANK FAILURES [….] [AND] AN INTENSIFIED STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE OR CONTROL OVER RESOURCES LEADING TO MILITARY CONFLICTS ...”

SIGNIFICANTLY AS WELL, TO BE BARED IN MIND:

British people insist that as per the Rosicrucian Englishmen, Shakespeare was really Francis Bacon. Having said that, and coming back to the hard-core subject, Sir Francis Bacon (1561 –1626) wrote,

"... Men have abandoned universality [of knowledge], or philosophia prima, which cannot but cease and stop all progression [pursued through arbitrarily established specialization and even super-specialization]. For no perfect discovery can be made upon a flat or a level; neither is possible to discover the more remote and deeper parts [, both subtle and dramatic,] of any science if you stand but upon the level of the same science, and ascend not to a higher science [towards true non-theological omniscience] ..." Brackets of the Author.

CONCLUSION:

Austrian-American Peter Ferdinand Drucker (ISBN: 978-0060851149) strongly argues, as I have verified in my 33-year-old continual evidence-based research, that people's schemas (understandings of the world), belief systems, worldviews, and most cherished notions and truisms, as well as Weltanschauungs, have a median and in average — as per the 1990's standards — of twenty (20) years of obsolescence per each person. This obsolescence is insanely grave for the viability of Earth.

Factual proof, available and to the possession of this Author, strongly indicates that such obsolescence has exponentially widened with the elapse of time while technological breakthroughs and scientific discoveries are more prevalent and obvious.

If you don't understand this, get ready to be Strategically Surprised beyond your most-colossal nightmares. Something(s) seismic and tectonic FORCES will happen globally between 2014 and early 2016. You have been warned!

To-this-end details are to be found in the White Swan book. The reader has seen 0.001% of such a book.

HOWEVER, THERE IS FUNDAMENTAL COPING AVAILABLE FOR THE ONE PAYING ATTENTION. SAID COPING MUST BE INSTITUTED BEFORE THE FACTS, NOT AFTER THE FACTS. I CAN HELP!

ABSOLUTE END.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 18, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence    http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-to-host-100-year-study-on-artificial-intelligence

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Stanford engineers invent radical ‘high-rise’ 3D chips    http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-engineers-invent-radical-high-rise-3d-chips

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: 5 reasons you should care about Russia’s falling ruble https://lnkd.in/ehGZnFb

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Lessons From an Outbreak: How Ebola Shaped 2014 https://lnkd.in/edc_Fai

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business https://lnkd.in/ebXihrY

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050 https://lnkd.in/ejzpSNK

 The Moscow Times- Putin's Fear of China Weakens Russia's Asia Pivot https://lnkd.in/euPt-Dn

 THE ECONOMIST: World economy. Past and future tense. The world economy in 2015 will carry troubling echoes of the late 1990s https://lnkd.in/e5e2_ex

Billion Dollar Desalination Plants – Is this the Answer to California’s Prolonged Drought?   http://www.21stcentech.com/billion-dollar-desalination-plant-answer-californias-prolonged-drought/

 THE ECONOMIST: A new tech bubble seems to be inflating. But when it pops, it should cause less damage than the dotcom crash of 2000 https://lnkd.in/e8fjB-d

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 17, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

ENGINEERING:  US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer, an Autonomous Sub   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9197/US-Navy-Tests-GhostSwimmer-an-Autonomous-Sub.aspx

 NEW YORK TIMES: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up https://lnkd.in/eg9Y8fV

 ENGINEERING: Is A Quantum Internet on the Horizon? https://lnkd.in/ezBsRbM

 CNNMoney- Who loses if Russia implodes? https://lnkd.in/eRHu85V

Newsweek-     Cheap Oil Puts Russia's Economy in Tailspin     http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/26/russias-oil-fire-292090.html

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: 12 Reasons Robots Will Always Have An Advantage Over Humans https://lnkd.in/e_H3Ujm

 Forbes- Rouble Rout Means Capital Controls Could Be On The Cards For Russia https://lnkd.in/eMrMTkM

 ABC News- China Raises Estimate of Size of Economy, possibly moving closer to passing the United States as the biggest economy. https://lnkd.in/ew36KmS

 BBC News- Is China's economy really the largest in the world? https://lnkd.in/eKMbTMa

 Nasdaq- 3D Printing Expert Weighs in on Hewlett-Packard Company's 3D Printer https://lnkd.in/e8ue9CM

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 16, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 Forbes- Edward Snowden and the Downside to the Industrial Internet of Things https://lnkd.in/eGp_3qr

 REUTERS: Wall Street dips in volatile trade; oil prices fall further https://lnkd.in/ejZ9XyY

 REUTERS: Google faces $18 million fine for web privacy violations: Dutch watchdog https://lnkd.in/e7sBr8h

Seeking Alpha-      Will The Plunge In Oil Crash Markets?     http://seekingalpha.com/article/2756495-will-the-plunge-in-oil-crash-markets

 CBCNEWS: Oil slips below $56 US after OPEC says it's waiting on market. Canadian dollar trading at 85 cents US as crude markets continue rout https://lnkd.in/etu7BJQ

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects   http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3d67518-845f-11e4-bae9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3M03HtF6K

New York Times-      Wall St. Sinks as Oil Resumes Its Slide     http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/business/daily-stock-market-activity.html?_r=0

 Washington Post- Australia’s jihadist problem is much bigger than Sydney’s hostage crisis https://lnkd.in/eRbVvy7

 New York Daily News- Top 7 jobs robots can potentially replace in following years https://lnkd.in/ePM4J_r

 The Huffington Post UK : Gorbachev Warns That America And Russia Are Preparing For 'Many Years Of Confrontation'. “With such emotions running so high, as we have now, we may not survive through these years. Somebody may just lose control of himself. We must do our best to overturn this tendency.” https://lnkd.in/eBXf2MF

 POPULAR SCIENCE: NASA ENGINEERS PROPOSE COMBINING A RAIL GUN AND A SCRAMJET TO FIRE SPACECRAFT INTO ORBIT https://lnkd.in/ePr5hsk


 JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE (a) RISK ADVERSE AND (b) RISK-MANAGEMENT AVERSE. Wired- Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge ‘Christmas Gift’ of Secrets https://lnkd.in/ewaB5ET

 IGNORAMUSES THINK THIS CANNOT HAPPEN SOON. The Guardian- Fears for Russian rouble as plunging oil price dents markets. Investors are concerned that the freefalling oil price and its effects on energy-dependent Moscow will further harm the world economy https://lnkd.in/ex6gi7G

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Scandinavians warn Russia after air near-miss https://lnkd.in/e2XXSQ5

 Fox News- Threat forces evacuation of Amazon's Seattle headquarters https://lnkd.in/e7j8U8N

 Wall Street Journal- Google Shopping to Counter Amazon. Google Inc. plans to push deeper into online commerce by enhancing its Google Shopping service with features that more directly challenge Amazon.com Inc. https://lnkd.in/ensWE57

 Telegraph.co.uk- How the Lima climate change talks failed. Lima has underscored what we already knew: that the official negotiators are just not capable of cracking the issues on the table https://lnkd.in/eT4QXZr

 PHYS ORG: Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives https://lnkd.in/eRu23cC

 WHY RELATIONS OF THE WEST WITH GERMANY ARE SO DEFUSED? DER SPIEGEL: NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report https://lnkd.in/e2phbpC

 The National Interest Online (blog)- India’s ‘Annihilator of Enemies’ Submarine Begins Sea Trials https://lnkd.in/eNvJAKG

ASK SONY! -- JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATION'S ABJECT RISK AVERSION AND OUTRIGHT REJECTION TO BEST-IN-CLASS AMERICAN-LIKE RISK MANAGEMENT AS THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY THING IMPORTANT IS THE “...ASSEMBLY LINE...” AND THE “...WORK SHOP...” BENCH, OVER-FOCUSED ON THE IGNORANT CERTAINTY THAT THE IN-HOUSE OPERATIONALS FACADES WILL NOT GET EXTERNAL THREATS, EXTERNAL THREATS THAT DESTROY EVERY CANONICAL MILESTONE(S) ACHIEVED BY KAISEN OR TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM (TPS).

 Washington Post- As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain https://lnkd.in/echway7

BBC News-    Denmark challenges Russia and Canada over North Pole    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30481309

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini 

Monday, December 15, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 15, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

BUSINESS INSIDER:   Dubai Crashed, Qatar Crashed, And The Rest Of The Gulf States Got Smoked  http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-gulf-stocks-reel-on-sliding-oil-prices-2014-12#ixzz3Lu9XTWzd

 InfoWorld- Google wants you to design the Internet of things. Impatient for the Internet of things, Google is providing seed money for researching new technologies https://lnkd.in/eRFnwpp

 Wired- Butterflies, Ants and the Internet of Things https://lnkd.in/eKQiFVG

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Bankers, watch out for the robots: Goldman Sachs has invested in a company that could use algorithms instead of analysts https://lnkd.in/ecfWW-n

 CNNMoney- China wants to build a train system near you https://lnkd.in/ea_3-t7

 SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains https://lnkd.in/ewBTqsq

 REUTERS: Asian shares fall to nine-month low as oil prices sink https://lnkd.in/eiaES3y

 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: How cheap oil changes the world https://lnkd.in/e4gxzFG

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

Saturday, December 13, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 14, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

ZDNet-    Professional jobs at risk from robotics and automation: Govt    http://www.zdnet.com/article/professional-jobs-at-risk-thanks-to-robotics-and-automation/

 POPULAR SCIENCE: Secretive D.O.D. Drone Dodges Defenses At Hypersonic Speed. A new weapon in America's superfast arms race with China https://lnkd.in/eK7-KUA

 ENGINEERING: US Manufacturing Tech Orders Dive, Yet Tool Orders Soar....What Does it Mean? https://lnkd.in/e2zknG3

 PHYS.ORG: Is an understanding of dark matter around the corner? Experimentalists unsure https://lnkd.in/e7bk4B9

 REUTERS: Russia says will react if U.S. imposes new sanctions https://lnkd.in/ea4m3HM

 BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS: A global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change https://lnkd.in/esJW8T2

 BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS: Russia’s latest provocations: Business as usual? https://lnkd.in/eVngNSc

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: A Step Toward Artificial Cells, Built from Silicon. A microfluidic cell copies some basic functions of life. https://lnkd.in/eficBbR

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Africa is changing Chinese oil companies https://lnkd.in/eQCwWR9

 PC WORLD: The future is now: The 10 biggest tech innovations of 2014 https://lnkd.in/eu3m5Pn

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: RoboBrain: The World's First Knowledge Engine For Robots https://lnkd.in/evGUwn2

 The Economist- International trade. A troubling trajectory. Fears are growing that trade’s share of the world’s GDP has peaked. But that is far from certain https://lnkd.in/efe6KCX

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Thursday, December 11, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 12, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:   Tracking microdoses of carcinogens as they move through the body  http://www.kurzweilai.net/tracking-microdoses-of-carcinogens-as-they-move-through-the-body

THE DES MOINES REGISTER:   Iowa to launch smartphone driver's license   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/08/iowa-digital-smartphone-drivers-license/20114979/

 PHYS.ORG: Baby steps towards molecular robots https://lnkd.in/eMTHWUx

 BBC NEWS: Russia Baltic military actions 'unprecedented' - Poland https://lnkd.in/eUn-mTK

 The Economist- Geoengineering the climate. Scientific studies of techniques for deliberately modifying the climate are getting ready to move out of the laboratory https://lnkd.in/e_Nwi_H

 Bloomberg- Brazil Prosecutors Charge 35 in Petrobras-Linked Corruption Case https://lnkd.in/eR__vYH

New York Times-    Putin and Modi Reaffirm Bond Between Russia and India    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/world/asia/putin-and-modi-reaffirm-bond-between-russia-and-india.html?_r=0

RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE EXCELLENT LEARNING DEVICES FOR THE INCUMBENTS OF THE WEST.  Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

The Guardian-     Will eternal life become a reality?     http://www.theguardian.com/game-changers/2014/dec/11/will-eternal-life-become-a-reality

Royal Society of Chemistry-    Cutting edge chemistry in 2014     http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/12/cutting-edge-chemistry-2014-year-roundup

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 09, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Wireless brain sensor-transmitter could unchain neuroscience from cables   http://www.kurzweilai.net/wireless-brain-sensor-transmitter-could-unchain-neuroscience-from-cables

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency    http://www.kurzweilai.net/australian-researchers-set-new-world-record-in-solar-energy-efficiency

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces http://lnkd.in/e_9vjFR

 THE GUARDIAN: Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism http://lnkd.in/ejYWpDv

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Meshnets Are Changing The Face Of The Web http://lnkd.in/eVVF8Yk

MOSCOW TIMES:  Ruble Plummets as Oil Price Slips Again   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/rubles-plummets-as-oil-price-slips-again/512699.html

DER SPIEGEL:   'The Most Dangerous Emerging Disease Is Drug Resistance'   http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/infectious-disease-expert-jeremy-farrar-on-ebola-epidemic-a-1006019.html

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Why They Fought. How War Made the State and the State Made Peace    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142257/michael-mandelbaum/why-they-fought

 Daily Mail‎ - German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday accused Russia of 'creating problems' for countries which are seeking closer ties with the EU. http://lnkd.in/eCYhw8c

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Alibaba: Alipay Processing More Transactions Through Mobile Devices   http://www.wsj.com/articles/alibaba-alipay-processing-more-transactions-through-mobile-devices-1418000582

 Bloomberg- China Takes Nuclear Weapons Undersea Where Prying Eyes Can’t See https://lnkd.in/ePTmrte

Seeking Alpha-     How I'm Playing The Collapse In The Price Of Oil   http://seekingalpha.com/article/2739265-how-im-playing-the-collapse-in-the-price-of-oil

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:   Four Ways To Innovate Using Big Data And Analytics   http://www.forbes.com/sites/ibm/2014/12/08/four-ways-to-innovate-using-big-data-and-analytics/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Another retailer credit card breach: Bebe Stores hit     http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/another-retailer-credit-card-breach-bebe-stores-hit/article21968065/

CHINA'S soaring stockmarket, the growing peer-to-peer lending market and the surge in corporate dollar borrowing in emerging markets   http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/12/money-talks-december-8th-2014

REUTERS:    U.S. stocks stumble, oil falls to five-year lows     http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/08/us-markets-global-idUSKBN0JM01D20141208

Huffington Post-    The Future Landscape of Identity Theft: Why Children and Seniors Are Prime Targets for Identity Predators   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adrian-nazari/the-future-landscape-of-i_b_6189460.html

Huffington Post-     Why Caste Won't Disappear From India    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shashi-tharoor/caste-wont-disappear-india_b_6257354.html

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Saturday, December 6, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 06, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 MOSCOW TIMES: King of Thailand Buys Russian Planes for Royal Fleet http://lnkd.in/ejaUFk8

"...Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it would take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded..."

MIT Technology Review (blog)-   Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century?   http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/532796/who-owns-the-biggest-biotech-discovery-of-the-century/

 MIT Technology Review (blog)- Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century? http://lnkd.in/epFxZDC

International Business Times AU‎ -   21st Century Cold War Has Began; US House Of Reps Passes Resolution 758 Even As US Tells Russia To Stop Self-isolation  http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/574969/20141205/cold-war-house-resolution-758-russia-isolation.htm#.VIJIQcn5N30

 Center for Research on Globalization‎ - America is on a “Hot War Footing”: House Legislation Paves the Way for War with Russia? http://lnkd.in/eEBEEHs

Businessweek-    MetaMind Raises $8 Million to Bring Artificial Intelligence to the Masses  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-05/metamind-raises-8-million-to-bring-a-dot-i-dot-to-the-masses

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:   Quest for Quantum Computers Heats Up  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/quest-for-quantum-computers-heats-up/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Thursday, December 4, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 05, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Rewritable paper http://lnkd.in/e6Nxpsi

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Buckyballs enhance capture of carbon-dioxide emissions http://lnkd.in/ehuVvHb

 MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Promises Controlled Freedom in Face of Western Containment http://lnkd.in/eYFsYi4

 Wall Street Journal- Chinese Stocks See Best Day Since 2012 http://lnkd.in/e5P8nWP

 The Globe and Mail- An elevator 'revolution': Going up, down or sideways http://lnkd.in/eH9pFuY

New Scientist-   Warm water undermining Antarctica's ice shelves   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26657-warm-water-undermining-antarcticas-ice-shelves.html#.VIDmX8n5N30

New Scientist-    Shell 'art' made 300,000 years before humans evolved     http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429983.200-shell-art-made-300000-years-before-humans-evolved.html#.VIDm9cn5N30

 Washington Post- In Kremlin speech, Putin rails at West, tries to bolster economy as recession looms http://lnkd.in/eBEUZFC

NavyTimes.com-   The new cold war: Putin's forces target U.S. Navy and allies    http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2014/12/02/russians-bully-europe-putin-navy-nato-breedlove-hudson/70121746/

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess    

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 04, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  CORRECTLY FORESEEING?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141203020027-34427457-correctly-foreseeing

 New York Times: Computing Goes to the Cloud. So Does Crime. http://lnkd.in/eGFraxX

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Replacing wires with light, future computers may operate faster with less energy. Stanford optical device splits a beam of light into different colors and bends the light at opposite right angles, based on wavelength http://lnkd.in/eEN6ktj

 Robot revolution: Humans and droids, working together http://lnkd.in/eB-zH6u

MASHABLE:  The new king of online payments: Stripe now valued at $3.5 billion   http://mashable.com/2014/12/02/stripe-funding/#%3AeyJzIjoibCIsImkiOiJfdzZkMHduOWE0aG5qNjh0OSJ9

Quality Magazine-  Keep Pace With the Smart Factories of Tomorrow   http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/92293-keep-pace-with-the-smart-factories-of-tomorrow?v=preview

CNNMoney-  Russia Recession: It's official now   http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/02/news/economy/russia-economy-recession/

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia Aims to Cut NASA Dependence With Modernized Space Tracking Ship   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-to-cut-nasa-dependence-with-modernized-space-tracking-ship/512545.html

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Aims to Cut NASA Dependence With Modernized Space Tracking Ship http://lnkd.in/e4Hxwv7

Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)-  Will Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Nanotech, Synthetic Biology and Other Forms of Futuristic Technology Replace More Work than They Create? http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/12/01/will-artificial-intelligence-robots-nanotech-synthetic-biology-and-other-forms-futuristic#axzz3KsjqAeQx

U.S. Navy to award Huntington $4 billion contract to build aircraft carrier http://bloom.bg/1tFWxD5 

DER SPIEGEL:   Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President   http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/african-americans-express-disappointment-with-obama-over-ferguson-a-1005993.html

 DER SPIEGEL: Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President http://lnkd.in/eDDQnSy

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Zeitgeist  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141204011000-34427457-zeitgeist

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Canadian directors clock more hours on boards than U.S., Europe http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canadian-boardrooms-undergoing-an-evolutionary-change-amid-new-cyber-risks/article21605681/

Motley Fool-  China is Leading the Internet of Things Revolution   http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/11/21/this-country-is-leading-the-internet-of-things-rev.aspx

WantChinaTimes-  China's internet revolution is cresting with or without Taiwan   http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141130000068&cid=1701&MainCatID=17

UK will miss the Internet of Things boat without a major boost in development   http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2383666/uk-will-miss-the-internet-of-things-boat-without-a-major-boost-in-development

CXOToday.com-   Get Set For IoT Revolution In 2020  http://www.cxotoday.com/story/get-set-for-iot-revolution-in-2020/

CryptoCoinsNews-   Post-Mining Bitcoin – Collapse or Sustainable Growth?   https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/post-mining-bitcoin-collapse-sustainable-growth/

A Chat with StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk, the A.I. Incumbent?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141202005900-34427457-a-chat-with-startrek-captain-james-t-kirk-the-a-i-incumbent?trk=prof-post

How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning Your Hands?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141126011822-34427457-my-date-questions-answered-by-a-female-robot?trk=mp-reader-card

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess      

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 03, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

New York Times: Russia Forecasts a Recession in 2015, Signaling a Toll From Sanctions and Oil Prices http://lnkd.in/eGUbX5a

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Software equal to or better than humans at cataloging published science data    www.kurzweilai.net/software-equal-to-or-better-than-humans-at-cataloging-published-science-data

 TechChruch: The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape Velocity http://lnkd.in/eigac32

 The Guardian: How the internet of things can encourage business collaboration and the ensuing hackers http://lnkd.in/ec5pUuC

 IF PUTIN GOES TO ANKARA, HE IS DEMAGOGUE.  THEN, IF OBAMA GOES TO FERGUSON, IS HE THEN A DEMAGOGUE, STUPID?

 Phys.Org: Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage? http://lnkd.in/eMDT6x8

Smithsonian:   Five Practical Uses for "Spooky" Quantum Mechanics    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-practical-uses-spooky-quantum-mechanics-180953494/?no-ist

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia's Kalashnikov Unveils New Brand and Plan for World Domination http://lnkd.in/esx9uKY

 MOSCOW TIMES: Why Germany Is No Longer Russia's Best Western Friend http://lnkd.in/e8NM23j

REUTERS:   Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms: report   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-cybersecurity-iran-idUSKCN0JG18I20141202

The Globe and Mail:   NATO announces new quick-reaction force, condemns Russia   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/nato-ministers-condemn-russia-announce-new-ukraine-support/article21867075/

 The Globe and Mail: NATO announces new quick-reaction force, condemns Russia http://lnkd.in/ehaf5rQ

Gigaom:  Leveraging cloud-based analytics for crowdsourced intelligence  http://research.gigaom.com/report/leveraging-cloud-based-analytics-for-crowdsourced-intelligence/

The Economist:    How to trace a cyber-weapon    http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-26

BBC NEWS:  Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

ENGINEERING:   A Reader Head for Quantum Computers?   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9081/A-Reader-Head-for-Quantum-Computers.aspx

 ENGINEERING: Bulletproof Graphene Material http://lnkd.in/eUQpmfy

 ENGINEERING: Passive Cooling Uses Outer Space as a Heat Sink http://lnkd.in/eUc4-nr

 ENGINEERING: Particles, Waves and Ants http://lnkd.in/eqfY6uN

 Huffington Post: Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence 'Could Spell The End Of The Human Race' http://lnkd.in/eJytxWh

(Phys.org):    Powerful new technique simultaneously determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup, topography   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-powerful-technique-simultaneously-nanomaterials-chemical.html

Wall Street Journal:   NATO Struggles to Muster ‘Spearhead Force’ to Counter Russia   http://online.wsj.com/articles/nato-struggles-to-muster-spearhead-force-to-counter-russia-1417459067

( Phys.org):  Robot water pipe inspectors  http://phys.org/news/2014-12-robot-pipe-inspectors.html

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess       

Monday, December 1, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 02, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Star Trek-like invisible shield discovered 7200 miles above Earth that blocks ‘killer electrons’ http://lnkd.in/eanQ5yK

**QUESTION?**:    ARE YOU READY FOR THE SOONEST CRASH OF THE ECONOMIES OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA?

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Protons found to pass through graphene, raising hopes for efficient fuel cells. Graphene membranes could also extract hydrogen gas out of the atmosphere http://lnkd.in/exVV3bG

 Businessweek: The American Oil Boom Won't Last Long at $65 Per Barrel http://lnkd.in/e-4zp-S

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia-China Military Ties Deepen Amid Western Pressure Over Ukraine http://lnkd.in/eCnUChK

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia's Ruble Fights Back From 6 Percent Falls as Oil Continues Slide http://lnkd.in/euUp6Mi

 DER SPIEGEL: War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles http://lnkd.in/eCxBs5q

QUESTION:  WHY GERMAN CLEVERNESS SAVANTS WILL NEVER FULLY EMBRACE A FULL NATION-STATE MEMBERSHIP WITH INTERPOL?  DO YOU KNOW?


 REUTERS: Global stocks fall after weak global data; yen, oil recover from lows http://lnkd.in/edMtVaK

 REUTERS: More U.S.-led strikes hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, U.S. says http://lnkd.in/eey_gfj

 REUTERS: Russia's Gazprom ( GAZP.MM) on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe - an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. http://lnkd.in/epN73AN

 Telegraph.co.uk: MIT's 'cheetah' robot can run and jump Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a a four-legged robot - based upon the movements of a Cheetah - that can run up to 10 mph http://lnkd.in/e6YP7JM

 How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning Your Hands? http://lnkd.in/eeYxWB3

 Engadget: Microsoft acquires email startup Acompli http://lnkd.in/e-d9pmM

Engadget:   BMW is bringing its pay-as-you-go cars to London   http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/01/bmw-drivenow-london/

Telegraph.co.uk:   China warns Britain to stay out of its affairs    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11265202/China-warns-Britain-to-stay-out-of-its-affairs.html

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Shale: an overlooked option for US nuclear waste disposal  http://thebulletin.org/shale-overlooked-option-us-nuclear-waste-disposal7831

Wall Street Journal:  China’s Economy Shows More Weakness   http://online.wsj.com/articles/chinas-economy-shows-more-weakness-1417402728

The Guardian: Russia intervenes as crumbling rouble echoes 1998 debt crisis. Collapse in Russian currency, which has been badly buffeted by a plunge of almost 40% in oil prices, prompts central back action http://lnkd.in/e_3_aJs

Financial Times:  The economic collapse of Ukraine must be halted. The IMF and western donors need to inject $15bn of emergency funding   http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/91620f78-76f5-11e4-944f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KgVAqS7x

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Mind the climate gap  http://thebulletin.org/mind-climate-gap7827

 Financial Times: The economic collapse of Ukraine must be halted. The IMF and western donors need to inject $15bn of emergency funding http://lnkd.in/etQ5yuJ

EURABIAN ECONOMY WILL FALL. TOO MANY CROOKS.  Wall Street Journal:   Bring On the Currency Wars   http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/11/21/bring-on-the-currency-wars/

 Financial Times: Japan actions risk igniting currency war. Devaluation is becoming a habit in an economy that has lost its edge. http://lnkd.in/eZq8hbi

Barron's:   Will China Join the Global Currency War?  http://online.barrons.com/articles/will-china-join-the-global-currency-war-1417139018

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning The Hell of Your Hands? http://lnkd.in/e9F98Nw

Scientific Computing:  Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next-gen Supercomputing Technologies   http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2014/11/department-energy-awards-425-million-next-gen-supercomputing-technologies

Phys.Org:   Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-magnetic-levitating-gear.html

 Phys.Org: Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear http://lnkd.in/ezk35MW

Mashable:  Japan's levitating train travels 300 mph and just carried its first passengers  http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/japan-maglev-train/

Telegraph.co.uk:    Migrants 'prefer Germany to Britain', report finds   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11264679/Migrants-prefer-Germany-to-Britain-report-finds.html

New York Times:  A Low-Cost Alternative to Pricy Big Data on the Farm    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/a-low-cost-alternative-to-pricy-big-data-on-the-farm/?_r=0

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess      

Sunday, November 30, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 01, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

THE PROBLEM IS NO TECHNOLOGY BUT UNIVERSAL CORRUPTION. WIRED: Sorry, But Technology Alone Can’t Help Us Build a Better World http://lnkd.in/eEsg_zU

ATTENTION! I am not unconditionally in favor of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation. This Civilization is NOT PREPARED AT ALL and it is putrefied with abject universal corruption.   Ergo, this Civilization will have a chance of 3% to ever make it!

BBC News:   China blocks British MPs' visit to Hong Kong   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30267026

New York Times:  Leader Asserts China’s Growing Role on Global Stage   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/asia/leader-asserts-chinas-growing-role-on-global-stage.html?_r=0

In the entire northern side of the Western Hemisphere and Eurabia, it is IMPOSSIBLE to speak about Peace, Ethics, Leadership, and Gentle Bosses, and the Values of the Human Consciousness and Intelligence over Artificial Intelligence while the GREAT MAJORITY OF THE WEST IS INTO DOPED SODOM AND DRUNK GOMORRAH.  The West has made itself intellectually castrated to countermeasure China and Russia.

Daily Beast:  China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution (Countermeassuring North America's Panama Canal)   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/30/china-s-nicaragua-canal-could-spark-a-new-central-america-revolution.html

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Pushing for Oil-for-Goods Deal With Iran http://lnkd.in/eknj3H9

 MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Heads to Ankara to Deepen Energy Ties With Turkey http://lnkd.in/eKm7But

REUTERS:  Mubarak verdict fuels protests, mockery in Egypt   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/30/us-egypt-mubarak-protests-idUSKCN0JE0ID20141130

 Financial Times: China: Fear of a deflationary spiral http://lnkd.in/eH5aX2B

Financial Times:  How Russia outmanoeuvred the west in Ukrainian finance    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c141d720-770c-11e4-944f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KaaocqUV

Financial Times:   James Watson to sell Nobel Prize medal    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5fb47ebe-75bc-11e4-a1a9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KaaocqUV

The Economist:   Brussels and budgets. The European Commission decides not to pick to fight with fiscal laggards    http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21635236-european-commission-decides-not-pick-fight-fiscal-laggards-lion-miaowed

Design & Trend:   How To Stop Automation From Making Us Dumber    http://www.designntrend.com/articles/28039/20141129/stop-automation-making-dumber.htm

Computerworld:  How automation could take your skills -- and your job    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2845383/how-automation-could-take-your-skills-and-your-job.html

CIO: What CIOs Can Learn From the Biggest Data Breaches http://www.cio.com/article/2845618/data-breach/what-cios-can-learn-from-the-biggest-data-breaches.html

NOBODY IS GOING TO SPUTNIK ISRAEL, NEITHER MILITARY, NOR TECHNOLOGICALLY. VERY, VERY SOON, ISRAEL, THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL HOTBED, IS GOING TO OUTSMART EVERY CHALLENGE.  ISRAEL WILL BE CONQUERING THE START-UP MARKETPLACE. AND WHEN ISRAEL PREVAILS, I WILL HAVE A BOTTLE ON CAMPAIGN ON THEIR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CULTURE. BRAVO! /// BY THE WAY, WESTERNERS FROM THE NORDIC WESTERN HEMISPHERE, INCLUDING DANIEL GOLDMAN, SHOULD LEARN THE PROFOUND FUNCTIONALIZED NOTION OF "PRUDENCE" AND "TACT" OF MY ISRAELI BROTHERS.

THE GUARDIAN:  Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources   http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/07/nobel-laureates-call-for-a-revolutionary-shift-in-how-humans-use-resources

IRRESPONSIBILITY IS A FUNCTION OF IGNORANCE.  WALL STREET JOURNAL:   In a Twitter Post, Malaysia Airlines Sends the Wrong Message  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-tweet-sends-wrong-message.html?ref=technology

 YOU WILL BE EATEN ALIVE SOONEST. WALL STREET JOURNAL: Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon for Holiday Sales http://lnkd.in/ezXwdfx

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Delivery Drones Win an Endorsement From London’s Mayor    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/28/delivery-drones-win-an-endorsement-from-londons-mayor/?mod=ST1

DON'T BE STUPID, DRIVERLESS CARS ARE AN EUPHEMISM TO ROBOTIC CARS AND ERGO, MORE MIND CONTROL AND MORE MOBILITY CONTROL.

New Scientist:   Run your own experiment using CERN's public LHC data   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26604-run-your-own-experiment-using-cerns-public-lhc-data.html#.VHvB6Mn5N30

Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests  http://nyti.ms/1yyy9IK

 NATURE: Nuclear power: Desperately seeking plutonium. NASA has 35 kilograms of plutonium-238 to power its deep-space missions — but that will not get it very far. http://lnkd.in/ev84T9p


NATURE:  Cancer: Antitumour immunity gets a boost  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7528/full/515496a.html


BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

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http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Saturday, November 29, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 30, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 Toronto Star: Computer glitch sends $20M in overpayments to social assistance recipients http://lnkd.in/eQJMkvu

Washington Post:  Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off the coast of France    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-warships-pass-through-english-channel-anchor-off-coast-of-france-and-do-exercises/2014/11/28/9765bf6c-7706-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.html

Foreign Affairs:   Back to Europe's Future    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142342/david-schoenbaum/back-to-europes-future

BBC News:    Japan: Train fans experience super-fast maglev speed    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30051961

Quartz:   Maglev elevators are coming that can go up, down, and sideways   http://qz.com/303624/maglev-elevators-are-coming-that-can-go-up-down-and-sideways/

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Floating train could whisk you from DC to NY in an hour http://lnkd.in/e6SRzCP

 The Seattle Times: Inslee pushes incentives for electric cars http://lnkd.in/ef5Bd7V

 SLATE: Why Vladimir Putin has cozied up to an Orthodox Jewish sect: http://slate.me/1tAq005

CBC.ca:   Climate change survey reveals Canadians' fears for future generations    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/climate-change-survey-reveals-canadians-fears-for-future-generations-1.2852605

Phys.Org:   Reports identify areas where wildlife can survive in a changing climate    http://phys.org/news/2014-11-areas-wildlife-survive-climate.html 

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1411/S00299/changing-climate-and-rising-seas-understanding-the-science.htm

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess    

Friday, November 28, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 29, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 BBC News: Royal Navy launches first 'drone' unit http://lnkd.in/ezyfkNj

 FINANCIAL TIMES: China has ‘wasted’ $6.8tn in investment, warn Beijing researchers http://lnkd.in/eEAePxA

 REUTERS: Saudi Arabia declares price war on U.S. shale http://lnkd.in/ex83vU4

 REUTERS: EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google http://lnkd.in/eYxYA25

 REUTERS: Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs http://lnkd.in/eH6HftJ

 BLOOMBERG: What Tech-Worker Shortage? http://lnkd.in/ejzNWHR

 MOSCOW TIMES: Cheap Oil Threatens Russia With Recession, Deficits and Oil Output Falls http://lnkd.in/ejpSYA3

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russians Split on Whether to Blame Oil, Sanctions or Crimea for Economic Woe http://lnkd.in/eYs-d2m

 DER SPIEGEL: The Jihad Cult: Why Young Germans Are Answering Call to Holy War http://lnkd.in/eB_dqbf

 DER SPIEGEL: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine http://lnkd.in/eCSPxv9

 FORBES: Goldman Sachs Leads $15 Million Investment In Tech Start Up Kensho http://lnkd.in/eSFhsmR


 BLOOMBERG: OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says http://lnkd.in/efd-zEv

 BLOOMBERG: CNBC, Telegraph and Independent Hacked by Pro-Assad Group http://lnkd.in/e448-fh

 Washington Post: A simple guide to the sudden collapse in oil prices http://lnkd.in/esRPaZn

 Fox News: How low can it go? Oil, gas prices in freefall as OPEC reels from US fracking http://lnkd.in/e2EC3CV

 THE TIMES OF INDIA: China wants to push polluting 'sunset' industries to India http://lnkd.in/eb9bdyV

 THE GUARDIAN: Europe’s next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users http://lnkd.in/eYkNNzx

 ( Phys.org): New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153 http://lnkd.in/eSe7G9K

 ENGINEERING: Blue Ray Discs Could Hold A Key to Better Solar Cells http://lnkd.in/eHMipZ6

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Michigan State police wants to use drones soon http://lnkd.in/esyQR24

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: The race towards quantum computation http://lnkd.in/epBsgG4

 IEEE Spectrum: A New Kind of Atom Trap Chip for Quantum Computers http://lnkd.in/eDtmCV8

 IEEE Spectrum: DIY Exoplanet Detector. You don’t need a high-powered telescope to spot the signature of an alien world http://lnkd.in/e5Mx8hH

 IEEE Spectrum: NTSB Decision Defining "Aircraft" as Anything That Flies Lacks Common Sense http://lnkd.in/e2uD3Qx

 IEEE Spectrum: Startups Get the Kinks Out of Drones, Online Shopping, Mobile GPS and Other Techs http://lnkd.in/e8z3bBC

 IEEE Spectrum: Can China Turn Carbon Capture into a Water Feature? http://lnkd.in/eqiSB5V

 POPULAR SCIENCE: America’s Laser Gun Goes To War http://lnkd.in/eE-J-st

 POPULAR SCIENCE: A Genetic Fog Machine That Tags Criminals http://lnkd.in/e9XdnbZ

 POPULAR SCIENCE: DARPA FLASH. Military technology for safer firefighting http://lnkd.in/eFCAcey

 POPULAR SCIENCE: Underwater Robot Maps Polar Ice In 3-D http://lnkd.in/e4smm5w

 POPULAR MECHANICS: Meet the First 3-D Printed Object Made in Space http://lnkd.in/eAAVV3K

 InformationWeek: Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers http://lnkd.in/e5G-vQs

Reuters:   Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-japan-robots-idUSKCN0J32DS20141119

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Thursday, November 27, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 28, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 TechCrunch: GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year http://lnkd.in/e_Zc-K4

 Financial Times: Cheap energy is the new cheap labour. For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down http://lnkd.in/eyWJ3AN

Business Insider:   A Single Number Explains Why Radical Politics In Spain Are Here To Stay   http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-youth-unemployment-and-radical-politics-2014-11#ixzz3KJxEhaHX

WALL STREET JOURNAL:   Spain’s Health Minister Resigns Over Corruption Inquiry. Ana Mato Not Charged But Judge Said She Benefited From Alleged Kickback Scheme   http://online.wsj.com/articles/spains-health-minister-resigns-over-corruption-inquiry-1417041346

 BLOOMBERG: Singapore's wealthy stung as crude oil rout sinks bonds http://bloom.bg/127LNFX

 BLOOMBERG: China at $4.48 trillion surpasses Japan as 2nd biggest equity market after U.S. http://bloom.bg/1vSWw52

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess  


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 27, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 Forbes: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? http://lnkd.in/dYGpdAD

 THE ECONOMIST: The ZEV’s invisible tailpipe. Are zero-emission vehicles cleaner than petrol cars? It all depends... http://lnkd.in/er_9ihg

 CIO Magazine: 60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers http://lnkd.in/eh88ND9

 WIRED: How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap http://lnkd.in/evESr9U

 RT: UN sounds alarm on rise of autonomous 'killer robots' http://lnkd.in/deijvgf

 Wall Street Journal: Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts.China Says Prejudices of Some Western Officials Are Blocking Efforts to Retrieve Fugitives Involved in Corruption Cases http://lnkd.in/eDaHCAh

 BBC NEWS: Electricity blackouts would cause 'severe economic consequences' http://lnkd.in/eKGHwV4

 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): Lab, RAND Corporation partner to advance policy analysis through supercomputing http://lnkd.in/edXNQK9

 BRICS AND IRAN AND OTHERS ARE GOING TO SET UP THEIR OWN TYPE OF NATO. IN THE MEAN TIME, THE CURRENT NATO IS FORMED THROUGH EURABIA. BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Challenge U.S. Global Dominance http://lnkd.in/eA_esDS

NEW SCIENTIST:  First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429972.300-first-digital-animal-will-be-perfect-copy-of-real-worm.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2014-GLOBAL-twitter#.VHaub8n5N31

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 26, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders http://lnkd.in/eNuAcEM

 REUTERS: Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State http://reut.rs/1yTEyg4

 CNN: Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000 http://lnkd.in/e2mPtRW

 McKinsey: The bank of the future. Digitization is challenging the very way banks operate. Yet it also represents a significant opportunity,McKinsey’s Somesh Khanna explains. http://lnkd.in/ecDujEh

 NETWORK WORLD: Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans http://lnkd.in/eMWWkcs

 QUARTZ: An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy http://lnkd.in/eVDre_6

 REUTERS: Microsoft to pay China $140 mln for 'tax evasion' http://reut.rs/1xYx2TZ

 WIRED: Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds http://lnkd.in/egmr63J

 WIRED: This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis http://lnkd.in/eSzFP5X

 TECH CRUNCH: Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now http://lnkd.in/eeZDvr6

 ZDNet: Harvard Medical professor and CIO on failure and massive transparency http://lnkd.in/eVhKfvD

 Computerworld: The tablet boom is over. You can blame slowing iPad sales for the global slowdown http://lnkd.in/eHpVxcN

My Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot?  http://lnkd.in/eeYxWB3


ENGINEERING:   UAV on a leash - new ideas about aerial photography. Sergei Lupashin has a solution for the fundamental problems with UAV photography. First, he says, the issue of piloting needs to be solved. Next is regulation, or maybe the lack of regulation. In his TED Talk A flying camera…  http://lnkd.in/eve7xeN

 ENGINEERING: Are US gasoline pump prices actually high? http://lnkd.in/eeCNtKi

 Phys.org: Synthetic biology, genetic engineering and you: Two-component signaling pathways as elements in synthetic circuit design http://lnkd.in/eTF4a_x


BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

FINANCIAL TIMES:  World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose  http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8392d196-7323-11e4-907b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3K1HQu1wG

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drone Flights Face FAA Hit. Looming Rule Proposal Would Restrict Commercial Uses, Require Pilot License http://lnkd.in/eY44b-f

 NEWS.com.au: Bill Gates predicted to be world’s first trillionaire http://lnkd.in/eTEAr3N

 CNNMoney: Russia losing $140 billion from sanctions and low oil prices http://lnkd.in/eVcv7wj

 The Independent: The world is due 'a major cyber attack causing widespread harm' before 2025, say experts http://lnkd.in/eMJurqX

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders http://lnkd.in/eNuAcEM

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: A wearable to help measure stress, epileptic seizures, activity, and sleep http://lnkd.in/excdKkQ

 Telegraph.co.uk: The world's most hi-tech hotels. As consumer demands advance alongside technology, these hotels are responding with iPads, concierge robots and Google Glass http://lnkd.in/etT76mG

 BBC News: Hi-tech cars are security risk, warn researchers http://lnkd.in/esP4P7q

 The Guardian: Russian Soyuz rocket delivers crew to International Space Station – video report http://lnkd.in/eTmQgvr

 REUTERS: Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice http://reut.rs/1xvai95

 MOSCOW TIMES: Iran Talks Show Why West Still Needs Russia http://lnkd.in/ejCwiMp

 REUTERS: In metro Houston, an uphill fight to build a Texas-size defense against the next big storm http://lnkd.in/em56Afu

 REUTERS: EU digital tsar warns monopolists; Google foes play down call for break-up http://lnkd.in/edyyPeW

 REUTERS: Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions http://lnkd.in/ee4EKDY

 FORBES: Big Data Revolution http://lnkd.in/e29RTaw

Science World Report:    The World's Oldest Living People are the Same Despite Extreme Longevity. It turns out that having good or bad genes actually doesn't influence whether you'll live longer or not. Using fewer than 20 genes, scientists were unable to find rare protein-altering variants that were significantly associated with extreme longevity.     http://lnkd.in/eiTccrg

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Spanish polls show Podemos surge is no aberration http://lnkd.in/eE_2_2X

 POPULAR SCIENCE: The World's First Programmable Nanoprocessor Takes Complex Circuitry to the Nanoscale http://lnkd.in/eAbC5MR

 THE ECONOMIST: The Economist explains: what happens when a country goes bust http://lnkd.in/ezdNcbg

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Sunday, November 23, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 FORBES: How Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum In Manufacturing http://lnkd.in/e-VmGQV

 CNN: Wireless electricity? It's here http://lnkd.in/en_fhb2

 BBC NEWS: Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch http://lnkd.in/bufvudX

 GIZMODO: SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships http://lnkd.in/e_qQHg3

 Huffington Post: Are Mini-Drones the Future? http://lnkd.in/eEmUsT6

 UNIVERSE TODAY: Elusive Dark Matter Could Be Detected with GPS Satellites http://lnkd.in/ekAvNBe

 EXTREME TECH: Google X reveals Project Wing, autonomous drones that can deliver things ‘in just a minute or two’ http://lnkd.in/eY9TXpR

 NATURE: Autonomous drones flock like birds. Copters can arrange in formation and coordinate flight patterns without central control. http://lnkd.in/e-Zst7p

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: General Motors Reportedly Launching Cars That Detect Distracted Driving http://lnkd.in/e3Evc4Z

CIO:   The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure. Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs. Find out why 'dark data' can be a security risk and how you can protect your organization.  http://lnkd.in/ewhWZ9K

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Spacetime Is Not Necessarily Continuous http://lnkd.in/eNHdcPJ

 MIT NEWS: Two sensors in one. Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases. http://lnkd.in/evgSARt

 TECH CRUNCH: Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift http://lnkd.in/ex2S8hw

 ZDNet: The myth of technology convergence http://lnkd.in/exE82Wf

Risk Science Center: Framing Emerging Technologies. How do we chart a path forward toward the effective and responsible development and use of new technologies? For the next two years, the World Economic Forum Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies will be tackling this and other questions as it develops ways of supporting informed decisions on technology innovation in today’s rapidly changing world. http://lnkd.in/eYvNWXD

 NIPPON COM: Charting the Future with Big Data http://lnkd.in/eetyPfV

Economic Times:  US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology.   "Thomas Kailath came to this country from India at the age of 22, with a research assistantship that took him to MIT, and then Stanford, where he made critical contributions in information theory and statistics, and mentored more than 100 scholars along the way," Obama said.    http://lnkd.in/eyamth8

 Look To The Stars: Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall DBE has spoken out against the suffering of primates at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany. http://lnkd.in/ePgsjHn

 CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light http://lnkd.in/e6JjxDx

CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light http://lnkd.in/e6JjxDx

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Myth of the Caliphate. The Political History of an Idea http://lnkd.in/eUVwnB9

Foreign Affairs:   Golden Rule. Why Beijing Is Buying. If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system. It would be a gamble, of course, for China to use part of its reserves to buy enough gold bullion to displace the United States from its position as the world’s largest holder of monetary gold. (As of spring 2014, U.S. holdings amounted to $328 billion.)    http://lnkd.in/eWHq6tw

 BUSINESS INSIDER: South Korea Is Caught Between Cheap Chinese Goods And A Plunging Japanese Yen http://lnkd.in/ev-nE69

 Phys.Org: After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal http://lnkd.in/eRWWNDt

 PCWorld: As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel's battling to keep up http://lnkd.in/eHkUipw

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Long heralded internet of things comes of age http://lnkd.in/eVhB2th

 WEB: The Internet of Me: Creating a Personalized Web Experience http://lnkd.in/eAdtEbX

 WIRED: The Internet of Anything: The Little Box That Hooks Your Old Car Up to the Internet http://lnkd.in/em8bNzc

 GIZMAG: Drone delivery nets could be the mailboxes of the future http://lnkd.in/ebtm3VG

 BLOOMBERG: China Needs 1,000 Nuclear Reactors to Fulfill Its Climate Pledge http://lnkd.in/eQgBcSd

 BUSINESS INSIDER: PUTIN: We're Stronger Than Everybody http://lnkd.in/ehPww56

 THE ECONOMIST: Why heroin has made a comeback in America http://lnkd.in/eqbfMTQ

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Saturday, November 22, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 23, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 THE ECONOMIST: Quantum biology. How quantum theory is helping to explain the mysteries of life science http://lnkd.in/ePv-wAq

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Genetics Epidemic. The Revolution in DNA Science -- And What To Do About It http://lnkd.in/diHn3YP

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Neuronal "Superhub" Might Generate Consciousness. Could a thin, enigmatic layer of nerve cells be a key component of the networks generating conscious experience? http://lnkd.in/dPmnSHz

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green. Google recently explained its pullback on sustainability while Amazon has just announced a "long-term commitment" to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use http://lnkd.in/eDw32U6

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Oxford University researchers trial drugs against Ebola http://lnkd.in/eKp-nnX

 FORBES: Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise http://lnkd.in/eshAW45

 THE REGISTER: Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers. Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs http://lnkd.in/eaHnCHZ

 IBM: Does ubiquitous connectivity mean less security? Take a closer look at today’s security risks—from new threats arising on the Internet of Things, to the sources of malware and botnet infections http://lnkd.in/eYpuTJZ

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drones Sighted by Pilots Landing at JFK Airport in New York City Show New Risks. One Drone Came Within 5 to 10 Feet of a Jetliner’s Wing http://lnkd.in/eR6Capx

 TECH CRUNCH: Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics http://lnkd.in/eRuiRc8

 IEEE Spectrum: DARPA Wants to Turn Military Planes Into Flying Drone Aircraft Carriers http://lnkd.in/eZpr62Z

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: China unveils first amphibious UAV http://lnkd.in/e29xXbD

 THE ECONOMIST: If Obama's actions really do defy the people's will, Republicans will soon be in a great place to undo them http://econ.st/1xZZv9B

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Banking Culture Primes People to Cheat http://lnkd.in/ejFV7Ad

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest Rate http://lnkd.in/eZTGPT8

 WASHINGTON POST: How the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and China http://lnkd.in/eDGpm8K

 BLOOMBERG: Printable Rockets, Brought to You by Geeks With Deep Pockets http://lnkd.in/eJCJ-e7

 FCW.com : IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence http://lnkd.in/e2Wzb2q

 GIZMODO: These Tiny Robots Are Designed To 3D Print Whole Buildings http://lnkd.in/e3sFxZD

 Archinect: Mini-robots may outcompete 3D printing in the evolution of construction http://lnkd.in/e6TvJPk

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Friday, November 21, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 22, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 BBC NEWS: Robots face new test of creative abilities. A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans. http://lnkd.in/eq8HWGx

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels. The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. http://lnkd.in/eBaysU3

 THE ECONOMIST: Is Germany’s economy getting too weak to pull Europe out of its crisis? http://lnkd.in/e6vF9kU

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: When Can We Expect Truly Autonomous Vehicles? http://lnkd.in/d5CDhAG

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants to save NHS time and cash. From complex reconstructive facial surgery to dentures and hip implants, surgeons across the UK are using 3D printing to improve treatments and save time and money for the National Health Service. http://lnkd.in/eRMeidS

 FORBES: Is the US Stock Market Unhealthy? http://lnkd.in/e76xbGc

 FORBES: Businesses Don't Move To The Cloud: DATA Does http://lnkd.in/e2CFAz3

 GIGAOM: The Future of Artificial Intelligence http://lnkd.in/eWHe_8n

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:   Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green. Google recently explained its pullback on sustainability while Amazon has just announced a "long-term commitment" to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use.    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amazon-and-google-change-places-on-going-green/

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How brain cells persuade other cells to do ‘the wave’ http://lnkd.in/eKpvg9R

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How neurons multitask http://lnkd.in/e3pPfXG

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Georgia Tech professor proposes another alternative to the Turing test. The Lovelace 2.0 Test of Artificial Creativity and Intelligence assesses a computer's capacity for human-level intelligence by its ability to create, rather than to converse or deceive http://lnkd.in/e6e4eet

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: China and ‘one or two others’ can shut US electric grids and other critical infrastructure, says NSA director http://lnkd.in/e2ZExYZ

THE ECONOMIST:  VLADIMIR PUTIN is not short of problems, many of his own creation. There is the carnage in eastern Ukraine, where he is continuing to stir things up. There are his fraught relations with the West, with even Germany turning against him now. There is an Islamist insurgency on his borders and at home there is grumbling among the growing numbers who doubt the wisdom of his Ukraine policy. But one problem could yet eclipse all these: Russia’s wounded economy could fall into a crisis.   http://lnkd.in/e_EXuhK

 THE WIRE: It's Totally Normal That Joe Biden's Son (Hunter Biden) Works for a Ukrainian Energy Company http://lnkd.in/ewFHCty

 BBC NEWS: Ukraine crisis: Joe Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation' http://lnkd.in/eA-eZbd

 Phys.Org: Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors http://lnkd.in/ewPhhdG

 Phys.Org: Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat http://lnkd.in/eaqM4qe

The Week Magazine:   How quantum computing could change everything. It could revolutionize encryption — and help us peer even deeper into the underlying fabric of reality  http://theweek.com/article/index/269850/how-quantum-computing-could-change-everything

 WIRED: New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time http://lnkd.in/d2Td34p

 NEW SCIENTIST: What's behind snowmageddon that hit the US this week? http://lnkd.in/esH7zr4

BLOOMBERG: Top U.S. diplomat under FBI investigation after conversation involving Pakistani official: http://bloom.bg/1tb2WWs

 CHINA, NOT THE WEST, IS BUILDING ITS OWN(ATLANTIC-PACIFIC) NICARAGUA CHANNEL TO OUT-COMPETE THE PANAMA CANAL. BBC NEWS: Nicaragua canal: Construction to begin in December http://lnkd.in/eqMJCAC

 TIME: Hong Kong Protest Sites Slammed By ‘Largest Cyberattack Ever’ http://lnkd.in/e5nQpqY

COMPUTERWORLD: Google to build quantum-computing processors. Google has partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems. http://lnkd.in/e_xBjaJ

 CIO MAGAZINE: Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year http://lnkd.in/en47Afu

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: 3D Printed Human Liver Tissue Now Commercially Available by Organovo http://lnkd.in/edtB-Mv

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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