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Saturday, September 20, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (September 20, 2014)

DARPA:  President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients  http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/08/26.aspx

Rising Tides – Mitigation versus Consternation  http://www.21stcentech.com/rising-tides-mitigation-consternation/

REUTERS: North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/20/us-northkorea-usa-miller-idUSKBN0HF00B20140920

REUTERS:  French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-iraq-crisis-idUSKBN0HE0Y420140919

REUTERS:  Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-tesla-motors-software-idUSKBN0HE2HL20140919

BLOOMBERG: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Admits Embassy Plot as Judge Questions Deal  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/al-qaeda-embassy-attack-plea-delayed-as-deal-questioned.html

BLOOMBERG:  Protecting the Power Grid From Malware That Doesn’t Exist Yet  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/protecting-the-power-grid-from-malware-that-don-t-exist-yet.html

KAI:  A long-lasting, water-based nuclear-energy-powered battery  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-long-lasting-water-based-nuclear-energy-powered-battery

KAI: A new impermeable form of graphene oxide could be the ultimate protective coating  http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-new-impermeable-form-of-graphene-oxide-could-be-the-ultimate-protective-coating

KAI:  Car hacking: who’s monitoring (or controlling) your car?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/car-hacking-whos-monitoring-or-controlling-your-car

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  3-D Printing Will Change the World  http://hbr.org/2013/03/3-d-printing-will-change-the-world/

SLATE:  A Very Matter-of-Fact Interview About the Russian Tradition of Arresting Billionaires and Taking Their Stuff  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/19/vladimir_yevtushenkov_house_arrest_yevgeny_chichvarkin_comments.html

BBC: Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania form joint military unit  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29284548

BBC: Six Russian fighter jets intercepted off Alaska  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29288277

HUFF POST:  Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/19/canadian-fighter-jets-int_n_5852962.html?utm_hp_ref=canada&ir=Canada

DESIGN ENGINEERING:  NASA’s JPL develops multi-metal 3D printing process  http://www.design-engineering.com/general/nasas-jpl-develops-multi-metal-3d-printing-process-132113

NASA:  Printing the Metals of the Future  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-247

BBC:  eBay security flaw has existed for months  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29279213

SCIENCE MAG:  Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong  http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/09/gene-therapy-helps-weak-mice-grow-strong

LA TIMES: A theory for toddlers' turbo-charged learning style. The lack of a fully formed prefrontal cortex -- the section of the brain that keeps an adult 'on task' -- may help young kids accumulate knowledge rapidly, a study suggests. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/07/health/la-he-toddler7-2009dec07

(CNN) -- 2 US. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted 2 Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/19/us/russian-plane-incidents/index.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Putin Seeks Ways to Cut Russia Off From the Internet  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/putin-seeks-ways-to-cut-russia-off-from-the-internet/507449.html

PEW RESEARCH: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs  http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/06/future-of-jobs/

Internet of Everything is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global public-sector organizations over the next decade  http://internetofeverything.cisco.com/learn/value-stake-public-sector

NATURE AND SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  The Long Slow Rise of Solar and Wind  http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v310/n1/full/scientificamerican0114-52.html

NATURE: Economics: Manufacture renewables to build energy security  http://www.nature.com/news/economics-manufacture-renewables-to-build-energy-security-1.15847

WALL STREET JOURNAL: GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China  http://online.wsj.com/articles/glaxosmithkline-found-guilty-of-bribery-in-china-1411114817

ADAGE:  Hey, CMO: Larry Ellison and Oracle Want Your Business As Tech Titans Race to Dominate the Marketing Cloud, Oracle and Others Are Courting the New Decision Makers -- You http://adage.com/article/btob/hey-cmo-larry-ellison-oracle-business/294941/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=btob&ttl=1411659572

PHYS ORG: Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers  http://phys.org/news/2014-09-quick-change-materials-silicon-limit.html#jCp

ECONOMICALLY, EXPECT ZERO. PEW RESEARCH: World Remains Glum about Economic Prospects http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/09/19/world-remains-glum-about-economic-prospects/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER:  Global Public Downbeat about Economy. Many Wary of the Future and the Present.  http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/09/09/global-public-downbeat-about-economy/

BLOOMBERG:  Pena Nieto Heads to New York After Energy Overhaul Moves   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/pena-nieto-heads-to-new-york-riding-energy-overhaul-momentum.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Chinese Views of India: Culturally Rich but Backward  http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/09/18/chinese-views-of-india-culturally-rich-but-backward/

PEW RESEARCH:  Indians Reflect on Their Country & the World. Troubled by Economic Problems, Corruption, Pakistan and China. www.pewglobal.org/2014/03/31/indians-reflect-on-their-country-the-world/

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Alibaba Is Already The Fourth Most Valuable Technology Company In The World  http://www.businessinsider.com/alibaba-is-already-the-fourth-most-valuable-technology-company-in-the-world-2014-9#ixzz3DpXE42qS

THE NATO CONSEQUENCES. BREAKING DEFENSE: Army Scrambles On 4 Continents: Odierno Previews New Doctrine  http://breakingdefense.com/2014/09/army-scrambles-on-4-continents-odierno-previews-new-doctrine/
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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   


Friday, September 19, 2014


WALL STREET JOURNAL:  It's Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously. No Longer an Academic Curiosity, It Now Has Measurable Impact on Our Lives http://online.wsj.com/articles/its-time-to-take-artificial-intelligence-seriously-1408922644

Blue Origin to Replace Russia’s RD-180 for U.S. Rocket Flights  http://www.21stcentech.com/blue-origin-replace-russias-rd-180-u-s-rocket-flights/

CBSNEWS: Popular Science picks best inventions for 2014  http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/popular-science-picks-best-inventions-for-2014/

BUSINESS INSIDER: World Bank: Economic Impact Of Ebola Outbreak Could Be 'Catastrophic'  http://www.businessinsider.com/world-bank-ebola-could-be-catastrophic-2014-9#ixzz3Di1nviFA

BUSINESS INSIDER: A Declassified CIA Paper Shows How Close The US And The Soviets Really Came To War In 1983 http://www.businessinsider.com/how-close-the-us-and-the-soviets-came-to-war-in-1983-2014-9#ixzz3Di2QFSAu

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Scientists Have Detected A New Stellar Explosion That Might Be A Supernova http://www.businessinsider.com/supernova-candidate-explosion-in-ngc-1566-2014-9#ixzz3Di2pCdGE

THE ECONOMIST: The rise and rise of Xi Jinping. Xi who must be obeyed  www.economist.com/news/leaders/21618780-most-powerful-and-popular-leader-china-has-had-decades-must-use-these-assets-wisely-xi

KAI: Capturing the motion of a single molecule in real time as it oscillates from one quantum state to another  http://www.kurzweilai.net/capturing-the-motion-of-a-single-molecule-in-real-time-as-it-oscillates-from-one-quantum-state-to-another

KAI: Measuring the motion patterns of bacteria in real time  http://www.kurzweilai.net/and-so-they-beat-on-flagella-against-the-cantilever

KAI: Twisting radio beams to transmit ultra-high-speed data  http://www.kurzweilai.net/twisting-radio-beams-to-transmit-ultra-high-speed-data

NATURE: Machine learning approaches to genomics   http://www.nature.com/encode/threads/machine-learning-approaches-to-genomics

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Intelligent Systems: Perception - Action - Learning  http://www.is.mpg.de/research

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Machine Learning - Pioneering Research Network http://www.is.mpg.de/15591077/Maschinen-das-Lernen-lehren

WIRED: A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/military-grade-drone-can-printed-anywhere/?mbid=social_fb

REUTERS: Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-alibaba-ipo-idUSKBN0HD2CO20140918

REUTERS:  SAP agrees to buy expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-concur-tech-sap-se-m-a-idUSKBN0HD2N220140918

REUTERS: Qualcomm shows off robot technology, but mum on China dispute  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-qualcomm-robots-idUSKBN0HD2LA20140918

BLOOMBERG: Alibaba Overtakes Amazon as Most Highly Valued Online Retailer  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/alibaba-overtakes-amazon-as-most-highly-valued-online-retailer.html

FORBES: FDA Approves Lilly's Once-Weekly Shot For Diabetes  http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2014/09/18/fda-approves-lillys-once-weekly-shot-for-diabetes/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FAST COMPANY: WHAT PAYPAL'S VP OF TECHNOLOGY LEARNED FROM FACING ADVERSITY http://www.fastcompany.com/3035876/strong-female-lead/what-paypals-vp-of-technology-learned-from-facing-adversity

THE ECONOMIST:  MANAGEMENT thinkers have paid surprisingly little attention to how Chinese firms are run. http://www.economist.com/news/business/21616974-chinese-management-ideas-are-beginning-get-attention-they-deserve-china-wave?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/the_china_wave

FINANCIAL TIMES: Lotus to cut workforce by more than a quarter  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/00758d68-3f51-11e4-984b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3Dinet9ol

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Computers get faster every year, but Seth Lloyd thinks he has the limit finally in sight.  http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/seth-lloyd

IEEE Spectrum:  Wine Critics Watch Out: Artificial Tongues Are Getting Better  http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/biomedical/devices/pucker-up-for-nanowine-tasting-test

SCIENCE DAILY:  First blood test to diagnose depression in adults  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140917121229.htm

PHYS ORG:  Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin  http://phys.org/news/2014-09-spacesuits-future-resemble-skin.html

PHYS ORG:  World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100  http://phys.org/news/2014-09-world-population-century-billion.html

ENGINEERING: Airbus Patents a VRHelmet to Make Flying LessAgonizing   www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8528/Airbus-Patents-a-VR-Helmet-to-Make-Flying-Less-Agonizing.aspx

ENGINEERING:  Harvard Awarded DARPA Exosuit Contract  http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8507/Harvard-Awarded-DARPA-Exosuit-Contract.aspx

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  New 3D-image modelling technology enables anyone to have a 3D digital doppelgänger  http://www.mpg.de/7975368/bodylab-3D-modelling-technology

THE ATLANTIC:  What Happens When We All Live to 100? http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/what-happens-when-we-all-live-to-100/379338/

NEW SCIENTIST: Quantum internet could keep us safe from spying eyes  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329873.000-quantum-internet-could-keep-us-safe-from-spying-eyes.html#.VBuhfhYb8mw

NATURE:  Need an organ? Just print some stem cells in 3D  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729035.600-need-an-organ-just-print-some-stem-cells-in-3d.html#.VBuiUxYb8mw

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: 3-D Printing for the Masses. A rapid-prototyping service opens up technology to hobbyists and designers. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/410536/3-d-printing-for-the-masses/

NEW YORKER: Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem?  http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/silicon-valleys-contract-worker-problem.html?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=diggtwitter

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  3-D printing creates murky product liability issues, Stanford scholar says  http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/december/3d-legal-issues-121213.html

REUTERS:  Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-home-depot-dataprotection-idUSKBN0HD2J420140918

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's Gas Supply Cuts to Europe Bolster Gazprom's Bargaining Power http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-s-gas-supply-cuts-to-europe-bolster-gazprom-s-bargaining-power/507397.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Anti-Aircraft Missile Lands Near Chita  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/anti-aircraft-missile-lands-near-chita/507391.html

DER SPIEGEL:   Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/low-german-infrastructure-investment-worries-experts-a-990903.html

THE ECONOMIST: Self-driving cars. Coming to a street near you. http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21618531-making-autonomous-vehicles-reality-coming-street-near-you?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/coming_to_a_street_near_you

www.3ders.org:  NASA to grow 3D printed space wood  http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140210-nasa-to-3d-print-wood-in-space.html

CNN: The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/03/tech/innovation/3-d-printing-human-organs/

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Flying High. The Improbable Rise of the Gulf Airlines  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142000/jim-krane/flying-high

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  The End of Swedish Exceptionalism. Why the Elections Mark a New Era for Politics http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141998/bo-rothstein/the-end-of-swedish-exceptionalism

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  The End of Swedish Exceptionalism. Why the Elections Mark a New Era for Politics http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141998/bo-rothstein/the-end-of-swedish-exceptionalism

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:   Europe's Jewish Problem. The Misunderstood Rise of European Anti-Semitism  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141990/yascha-mounk/europes-jewish-problem

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:   Europe's Jewish Problem. The Misunderstood Rise of European Anti-Semitism  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141990/yascha-mounk/europes-jewish-problem

FOREIGN POLICY:  Hammered by the West, Putin Turns East. Russia and China are close to another mammoth natural gas deal that could reshape the world's energy map.  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/18/hammered_by_the_west_putin_turns_east_russia_china_gas_altai

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   



Thursday, September 18, 2014


MAKE: The Idea Builder: Dremel Releases a Mass-Market 3D Printer  http://makezine.com/2014/09/17/dremel-3d-printer-idea-builder/

REUTERS:  Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-usa-military-cyberspying-idUSKBN0HC1TA20140918

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:   Chinese hackers penetrating key computer networks for Pentagon, report finds  http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Cyber-Conflict-Monitor/2014/0917/Chinese-hackers-penetrating-key-computer-networks-for-Pentagon-report-finds

WHAT HAPPENED TO JAPANESE HONOR? FIRST TOYOTA AND FUKUSHIMA AND THEN SUZUKI. REUTERS: Suzuki Motor to recall 453,000 minivehicles in Japan http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/us-suzuki-motor-recall-idUSKBN0HD0G120140918?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

What Do Suzuki, General Electric, and Toyota have in Common? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140918063630-34427457-what-do-suzuki-general-electric-and-toyota-have-in-common

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 
  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


BLOOMBERG:  Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It's All Over the Internet   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-11/how-big-data-peers-inside-your-medicine-chest.html

THE ECONOMIST:  Getting to know you. Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21615871-everything-people-do-online-avidly-followed-advertisers-and-third-party#sthash.MXyd5oQt.dpbs

THE REGISTER:  Hackers-for-hire raided 300 banks, corporates for TWELVE YEARS  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/16/hackersforhire_raided_300_banks_corporates_for_twelve_years/

Every Government Official Should Read This – Choosing Between Economic Growth and Fighting Climate Change is No Longer An Issue  http://www.21stcentech.com/government-official-read-choosing-economic-growth-fighting-climate-change-longer-issue/

No One Should Think That Money Spent on NASA is a Waste  http://www.21stcentech.com/money-spent-nasa-waste/

MASHABLE: World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print  http://mashable.com/2014/09/16/first-3d-printed-car/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/beauty-in-math-and-art-activate-same-brain-area/?WT.mc_id=SA_MindFacebook

FT:  Brace of British universities ranked in global top three  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2af6065e-3d02-11e4-a2ab-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3DWP0zBDT

BUSINESS INSIDER: PayPal Uses Apple's Nude Selfie Scandal To Take A Shot At Apple Pay http://www.businessinsider.com/paypal-is-already-taking-shots-at-apple-pay-2014-9#ixzz3DWWrVcTQ

COMPUTERWORLD:  NASA launches massive cloud migration  http://www.computerworld.com/article/2599804/cloud-computing/nasa-launches-massive-cloud-migration.html

EXTREMETECH: The future of permanent, fully integrated prosthetic limbs and bionic implants  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/189746-the-future-of-permanent-fully-integrated-prosthetic-limbs-and-bionic-implants

KAI: New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass  http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-algorithm-enables-mit-cheetah-robot-to-run-and-jump-untethered-across-grass

PHYS ORG: Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine  http://phys.org/news/2014-09-physicists-zero-friction-quantum.html

KAI:  Camouflaging metamaterials create the LCD color display of the future  http://www.kurzweilai.net/camouflaging-metamaterials-create-the-lcd-color-display-of-the-future

KAI: How a quantum computer could defeat a classical computer  http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-a-quantum-computer-could-defeat-a-classical-computer

CNN: Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more  http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/16/investing/peter-thiel-apple-innovation/

REUTERS: Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-usa-boeing-spacetaxi-idUSKBN0HB2B120140916

REUTERS: Russians love their children, too – but that alone won’t stop a nuclear http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/09/15/russians-love-their-children-too-but-that-alone-wont-stop-a-larger-war/war 

REUTERS: U.S. general says ground forces cannot be ruled out in war on Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/video/2014/09/16/us-general-says-ground-forces-cannot-be?videoId=343282488&videoChannel=1&channelName=Top+News

NATURE: Google and NASA snap up quantum computer  http://www.nature.com/news/google-and-nasa-snap-up-quantum-computer-1.12999

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY:  'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems  http://www.princeton.edu/engineering/news/archive/?id=13459

DER SPIEGEL:   Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/american-war-on-islamic-state-isis-is-risky-and-uncertain-a-991645.html

DER SPIEGEL:  Islamic State in Iraq: 'They Know Exactly What They Are Doing'  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-ahmad-chalabi-on-islamic-state-iraq-and-syria-a-991659.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  14 Ways Russia Can Retaliate to Western Sanctions  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/14-ways-russia-can-retaliate-to-western-sanctions/507261.html

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


CIO:  New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storms and Nuclear EMPs  http://www.cio.com/article/2605889/data-center/new-data-center-protects-against-solar-storms-and-nuclear-emps.html

SLATE:  You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent Machines  www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/09/will_artificial_intelligence_turn_on_us_robots_are_nothing_like_humans_and.html

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Server Farms   http://www.cloudyn.com/blog/10-facts-didnt-know-server-farms/

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century  http://www.21stcentech.com/explosion-roads-21st-century/

To Good-Luck or Not To Bad-Luck, What Is The Question? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140915214135-34427457-to-good-luck-or-not-to-bad-luck-what-is-the-question

BUSINESS INSIDER:  This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/harvard-indestructable-soft-rescue-robot-2014-9#ixzz3DQIo3pL2

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Capitalism’s Future Is Already Here  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/capitalisms-future-is-already-here/

ARMY TIMES:  'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq  www.armytimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110065/-American-War-Generals-sobering-reflection-U-S-failures-Iraq

IEEE SPECTRUM: MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors  http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/mit-cheetah-robot-bounds-off-tether-outdoors

REUTERS:  NATO could have trouble combatting Putin’s military strategy  http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/09/15/how-nato-could-defend-against-a-russian-invasion/

MASHABLE:  The Rise of the Robot Pitchman  http://mashable.com/2014/09/15/the-rise-of-the-robot-pitchman/

NEW YORK TIMES: Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/science/earth/sun-and-wind-alter-german-landscape-leaving-utilities-behind.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

DER SPIEGEL:  The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-documents-indicate-nsa-has-breached-deutsche-telekom-a-991503.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Sanctions Squeeze Western Oil Service Companies Out of Russia  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/sanctions-squeeze-western-oil-service-companies-out-of-russia/507136.html

SCIENCE OF SINGULARITY: Silicon Valley Investor Backs $1 Million Prize to End Death  http://scienceofsingularity.com/2014/09/14/silicon-valley-investor-backs-1-million-prize-to-end-death/

Why Toyota is World's Number 1! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140915230432-34427457-why-toyota-is-world-s-number-1

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's First Arctic Oil Rig Will Keep Pumping Despite Sanctions   www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-s-first-arctic-oil-rig-will-keep-pumping-despite-sanctions/507052.html

USA TODAY: Secret reason Amazon should fear Alibaba  http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/15/secret-reason-amazon-should-fear-alibaba/?sf31155504=1

FOREIGN POLICY: Israel Wants to Join the Coalition Against the Islamic State.  But is this just Bibi playing politics? http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/15/israel_wants_to_join_the_coalition_against_the_islamic_state_netanyahu

FOREIGN POLICY:  The Best Defense Given all that is going on, why is 'International Security' so damn boring? http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/09/15/given_all_that_is_going_on_why_is_international_security_so_damn_boring

FOREIGN POLICY:  NATO Owes Putin a Big Thank-You  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/04/nato_owes_putin_a_big_thank_you_russia_ukraine

FOREIGN POLICY:  Putin's Nuclear Option. Would Russia's president really be willing to start World War III? http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/04/putins_nuclear_option_russia_weapons

FOREIGN POLICY:  The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia. What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care? http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/03/ukraine_sanctions_europe_russia_economic_war_nato_ceasefire

FT: US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’ in independence vote  www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a92b9936-3ac7-11e4-bd08-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fhome_us%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz3DR0l57mb

CERN:  Awakening the potential of plasma acceleration  http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2014/08/awakening-potential-plasma-acceleration

ABC SCIENCE: Scientists 'reset' stem cells to early, pristine stage  http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/09/12/4086503.htm

SLATE:  Silicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas   www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/12/techcrunch_disrupt_sf_butler_app_alfred_club_wins_best_startup_of_2014.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

REUTERS:  Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State  www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-iraq-crisis-idUSKBN0HA1SD20140916?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:  China Set to Step Up Investment in India. Leaders Set to Discuss Plans for Bullet Trains, Billions of Dollars in Investment  http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-set-to-step-up-investment-in-india-1410825393

AGU:  OZONE POLLUTION IN INDIA KILLS ENOUGH CROPS TO FEED 94 MILLION IN POVERTY http://news.agu.org/press-release/ozone-pollution-in-india-kills-enough-crops-to-feed-94-million-in-poverty/

AGU: YELLOWSTONE SUPERERUPTION WOULD SEND ASH ACROSS NORTH AMERICA http://news.agu.org/press-release/yellowstone-supereruption-would-send-ash-across-north-america/

FINANCIAL REVIEW:  World of cold showers unless we develop gas supply  http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/world_of_cold_showers_unless_we_uWOl8MQUR80ShgkRoldhYJ

CAN SOME CORRUPTED AND MEDIOCRE POLITICIANS BRING ABOUT, AT ONCE, 2 OR 3 HUMANLY-INDUCED GLOBAL EXISTENTIAL RISKS?

THE ECONOMIST:  If Scotland gains independence it will need a new currency and a new central bank  http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21617015-if-scotland-gains-independence-it-will-need-new-currency-and-new-central?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/no_country_for_old_money

FT:  Berlin pushes Google to reveal search engine formula  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9615661c-3ce1-11e4-9733-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3DRfvsIao

FT: Europe shuns growth in favour of ‘safety first’. It is the burning question for Europe – will it ever again grow at a reasonable rate? http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e9477fb0-3984-11e4-83c4-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3DRfvsIao

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban  http://thebulletin.org/argument-hypersonic-missile-testing-ban7412

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Worldwide deployments of nuclear weapons, 2014  http://bos.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/08/26/0096340214547619.full.pdf+html

NEW YORK TIMES:  What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/what-were-afraid-to-say-about-ebola.html

FOREIGN POLICY:  Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/12/richard_nixon_kissinger_israel_nuclear_weapons_history

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:   From nuclear bombs to killer robots: how amoral technologies become immoral weapons  http://thebulletin.org/nuclear-bombs-killer-robots-how-amoral-technologies-become-immoral-weapons7409

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  In Malaysia Airlines tragedy, echoes of a US act  http://thebulletin.org/malaysia-airlines-tragedy-echoes-us-act7347

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:   Why NATO should eliminate its tactical nukes, despite Russian belligerence  http://thebulletin.org/why-nato-should-eliminate-its-tactical-nukes-despite-russian-belligerence7415

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By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 
  

Monday, September 15, 2014


TED:  Why we will rely on robots  http://www.ted.com/talks/rodney_brooks_why_we_will_rely_on_robots

New York Climate Summit Report Card – Who is Tackling Climate Change Best?  http://www.21stcentech.com/york-climate-summit-report-card-tackling-climate-change-best/

WASHINGTON POST: A worrying factor in Ukraine’s chaos: 15 nuclear reactors  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/03/a-worrying-factor-in-ukraines-chaos-15-nuclear-reactors/

WASHINGTON POST:  Lobbying on the ‘Internet of Things  www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/lobbying-on-the-internet-of-things/2014/09/12/00fdbb22-39dc-11e4-8601-97ba88884ffd_story.html

CLOSER TO M.A.D. WIII.  BBC: Nato members 'start arms deliveries to Ukraine'  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29198497

WIRED: When Robots Take All the Work, What’ll Be Left for Us to Do? http://www.wired.com/2014/08/when-robots-take-all-the-work-whatll-be-left-for-us-to-do/

REUTERS: NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/14/us-ukraine-crisis-heletey-idUSKBN0H90PP20140914

REUTERS: TAG Heuer has plans for smartwatch http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/14/us-lvmh-smartwatch-idUSKBN0H90BL20140914

NEW REPUBLIC:  This Is What It Will Look Like When Robots Take All Our Jobs  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119419/what-artificial-intelligence-powered-economy-looks

NBC NEWS: Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42183592/ns/business-careers/t/nine-jobs-humans-may-lose-robots/#.VBY1TBYb8mw

THE ATLANTIC:  The Robots Are Coming, but Are They Really Taking Our Jobs?  www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-robots-are-coming-but-are-they-really-taking-our-jobs/375655/

THE GUARDIAN:  Will robots take our jobs? Experts can't decide  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/06/robots-jobs-artificial-intelligence-pew

YAHOO NEWS:  Swiss banks at crossroads as secrecy goes up in smoke  https://uk.news.yahoo.com/swiss-banks-crossroads-secrecy-goes-055133427.html#bnyatae

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: As machines (robots)  take on more human work, what’s left for us? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/15/as-machines-take-on-more-human-work-whats-left-for-us/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: 56% Americans Say They Are ‘Falling Behind’ Financially  http://www.people-press.org/2014/09/04/views-of-job-market-tick-up-no-rise-in-economic-optimism/

Eliminating a Universal Fallacy! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140915012358-34427457-eliminating-a-universal-fallacy

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: Indians among most likely in the world to see extremist groups as ‘major threat’  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/10/indians-among-most-likely-in-the-world-to-see-extremist-groups-as-major-threat/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER:  The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/09/the-countries-most-optimistic-and-pessimistic-about-their-economic-future/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER: School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/02/school-days-how-the-u-s-compares-with-other-countries/

MOSCOW TIMES: Russian Cosmonauts Prepare for Launch  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/russian-cosmonauts-prepare-for-launch/5398.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S., EU Ramp Up Sanctions on Russia, Putin Warns of Retaliation  www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/u-s-eu-ramp-up-sanctions-on-russia-putin-warns-of-retaliation/507011.html

RAND CORPORATION:  China's Strategy Toward South and Central Asia http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR525.html

THERE IS NO "...EGO...",   NO SOCIETY,  NO CIVILIZATION,  BUT ENTROPY!

New Zealanders Preppers, Australian Preppers, British Preppers, and American Preppers WERE EXTREMELY RIGHT AND ACCURATE, not on the Treatment and Prescription, but on the Global Mundane Metastasis they lucid clear-eyed forecasted. I agree myself.

NATURE:  Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells  http://www.nature.com/news/japanese-woman-is-first-recipient-of-next-generation-stem-cells-1.15915?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews

CIO:  Google acquires online survey specialist Polar  http://www.cio.com/article/2682754/google-acquires-online-survey-specialist-polar.html?utm_campaign=sflow_tweet#tk.rss_all

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By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Is Lowering Trade Barriers Incompatible with Mitigation Strategies to Address Climate Change?  www.21stcentech.com/lowering-trade-barriers-incompatible-mitigation-strategies-address-climate-change/

FORBES: The Six Defining Traits Of The Successful 21st Century Organization  www.forbes.com/sites/gapinternational/2014/09/03/the-six-defining-traits-of-the-successful-21st-century-organization/

ENDGADGET:  Toyota tests ride-sharing with its adorable electric vehicles  http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/13/toyota-ride-sharing-france/

REUTERS: Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps?  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/us-usa-justice-corporatecrime-idUSKBN0H71U020140912

REUTERS:  Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/13/us-autos-tech-connected-idUSKBN0H809W20140913

BLOOMBERG: Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It's All Over the Internet   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-11/how-big-data-peers-inside-your-medicine-chest.html

ZDNET: Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning, book review: A sound but traditional approach  http://www.zdnet.com/big-data-data-mining-and-machine-learning-book-review-a-sound-but-traditional-approach-7000033243/

THE INDEPENDENT: Google account details of five million users 'leaked' on Russian Bitcoin Forum   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/5-million-google-account-details-leaked-on-russian-bitcoin-forum-9725030.html

FINANCIAL POST:  Ottawa ratifies foreign investment deal with China despite tensions http://business.financialpost.com/2014/09/12/ottawa-ratifies-contentious-foreign-investment-deal-with-china-despite-tensions/

WASHINGTON POST:  The end of the iPod: Goodbye to the little box that changed everything  http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-end-of-the-ipod-goodbye-to-the-little-box-that-changed-everything/2014/09/10/983525b2-38f5-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html?tid=sm_linkedin&utm_content=buffercbfab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Uber, allies kick off campaign to brand ‘Big Taxi’  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/12/uber-allies-kick-off-campaign-to-brand-big-taxi/

THE GUARDIAN: Big data and open data: what's what and why does it matter?  http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/apr/15/big-data-open-data-transform-government

DEMOCRATIC MEDIA: How the Guardian uses “Big Data” to help its advertisers target users/News orgs should be in forefront addressing privacy online http://www.democraticmedia.org/how-guardian-uses-%E2%80%9Cbig-data%E2%80%9D-help-its-advertisers-target-usersnews-orgs-should-be-forefront-addressi

FORBES:  New Surveys On Big Data, Big Decisions, Analysis, And Intuition  http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/09/10/new-surveys-on-big-data-big-decisions-analysis-and-intuition/

FORBES:  Roundup Of Analytics, Big Data & Business Intelligence Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2014  http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2014/06/24/roundup-of-analytics-big-data-business-intelligence-forecasts-and-market-estimates-2014/

FORBES:  The Big Potential of Big Data: A Field Guide for CMOs - See more at: http://www.forbes.com/forbesinsights/big_data/#sthash.mIh927Gq.dpuf

FORBES:  The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy  http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekavis/2014/06/26/the-internet-of-things-will-radically-change-your-big-data-strategy/

EXTREME TECH:  Cryogenic on-chip quantum electron cooling leads towards computers that consume 10x less power  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/189999-on-chip-quantum-wells-create-cryogenic-electrons-computers-that-consume-10x-less-power

FORTUNE:  The incredibly high cost of Americans' financial stupidity  http://fortune.com/2014/09/11/america-us-financial-illiteracy/?utm_content=buffer49eb6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:  Central Banks Watch: FOMC, Yellen in Focus While Norway, Switzerland, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa and Nigeria to Set Rates  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/central-banks-watch-fomc-yellen-focus-while-norway-switzerland-malaysia-thailand-south-1465269

THE THREE SIMULTANEOUS FORESIGHT IMPERATIVES TO VICTORY! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140913234253-34427457-the-three-simultaneous-foresight-imperatives-to-victory

IGNORAMUSES SEE BLACK SWANS. BLOOMBERG TV:  Komileva Likens a Scots `Yes' Vote to Black Swan Event http://www.bloomberg.com/video/lena-komileva-scotland-yes-vote-would-be-black-swan-event-Q2OjYBOHQXStcFU~dq_97g.html

Century 21st Adaptability to Outright Success, Regardless of Hugely Indebted Nations and a Global Economy Disrupted  http://lifeboat.com/blog/?p=12328

THE ECONOMIST:  The market for Islamic financial products is growing fast   http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21617014-market-islamic-financial-products-growing-fast-big-interest-no-interest?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/big_interest_no_interest

PERPETUAL CONTINUUM: FROM BASIC STRATEGY INTO CONTINUAL SUCCESS! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140914032659-34427457-perpetual-continuum-from-basic-strategy-into-continual-success

Black Swans   VERSUS   White Swans! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140914041902-34427457-black-swans-versus-

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   
 

Saturday, September 13, 2014


CIO:  CIO of Defense Department Agency Cautions Against Rush to Cloud  http://www.cio.com/article/2607190/government-use-of-it/cio-of-defense-department-agency-cautions-against-rush-to-cloud.html

NANO WERK:  The sound of an atom has been captured: The sound of an atom has been captured http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=37324.php#ixzz3D8XMbisz

Ebola Continues its Deadly March Through West Africa  http://www.21stcentech.com/ebola-continues-deadly-march-west-africa/

TECHNICAL RESPONSE:  Renovating the Framework of Emergency Management and Incident Response  http://www.emergency-response-planning.com/blog/bid/76385/Renovating-the-Framework-of-Emergency-Management-and-Incident-Response

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: Silicon Valley Investor Backs $1 Million Prize to End Death http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-09/silicon-valley-investor-backs-1-million-longevity-prize

FORTUNE: Exclusive: Belkin, Osram Sylvania ink deal for connected lighting  http://fortune.com/tag/internet-of-things/

FORTUNE: The world of wearables, according to Intel  http://fortune.com/2014/09/10/the-world-of-wearables-according-to-intel/ 

TECHREPUBLIC: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things  http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-internet-of-things/

FORBES:  A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things'  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/

FORBES:  The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy  http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekavis/2014/06/26/the-internet-of-things-will-radically-change-your-big-data-strategy/

FORBES: It's Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big . - Forbes  www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/08/18/its-official-the-internet-of-things-takes-over-big-data-as-the-most-hyped-technology/

FORBES: Don't Underestimate The Impact Of The Internet Of Things  http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekavis/2014/07/21/dont-underestimate-the-impact-of-the-internet-of-things/

CNET:  Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group  http://www.cnet.com/news/intel-samsung-create-internet-of-things-group/

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses www.businessinsider.com/growth-in-the-internet-of-things-2013-10#ixzz3D8qrityp

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses http://www.businessinsider.com/growth-in-the-internet-of-things-market-2014-1#ixzz3D8rLB3ty

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Internet Of Things Is Creating A New Growth Opportunity For The Consumer Tech And Electronics Industries  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-internet-of-things-drives-electronics-growth-2014-9#ixzz3D8reaLRS

COMPUTER WORLD:  Internet of Things in five words: sensor, monkey, radio, cloud, Paris  http://www.computerworld.com/article/2487042/vertical-it/internet-of-things-in-five-words--sensor--monkey--radio--cloud--paris.html

CIO:  A Guide to the Confusing Internet of Things Standards World  http://www.cio.com/article/2455979/internet-of-things/a-guide-to-the-confusing-internet-of-things-standards-world.html

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  The Internet of Things  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-internet-of-things/

NEW SCIENTISTS:  The internet of things needs anti-virus protection  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25212-the-internet-of-things-needs-antivirus-protection.html#.VBNw7BYb8mw

NATURE:  The Internet of **** things  http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v10/n7/full/nphys3028.html

BLOOMBERG:  The Internet of Things: 19 Trillion Dollar Market - Bloomberg  http://www.bloomberg.com/video/the-internet-of-things-19-trillion-dollar-market-8yn~VVPvRqKr4_28bEEWFw.html

BLOOMBERG: Cisco CEO Pegs Internet of Things as $19 Trillion Market   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-08/cisco-ceo-pegs-internet-of-things-as-19-trillion-market.html

BLOOMBERG:  How Vulnerable Is iCloud and the Internet of Things?: Video  http://www.bloomberg.com/video/internet-of-things-how-vulnerable-is-it-to-hacks-5lwkbY5zQumQlrKsIorNwA.html

THE GUARDIAN: The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/15/networker-internet-of-things-john-naughton-hacking

THE GUARDIAN:  The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Samsung, Intel, Dell team up on Internet of Things standard   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/samsung-intel-dell-team-up-on-internet-of-things-standard/article19503473/

CNN:  Explainer: What is the 'Internet of Things?'  http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/business/leweb-parallax-internet-things/

CNN:  China looks to lead the Internet of Things   http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/28/business/china-internet-of-things/

YAHOO NEWS:  Aurasma: The Internet of Things is here  http://news.yahoo.com/aurasma-internet-things-175803978.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Hacking the Internet of Things  http://news.yahoo.com/hacking-internet-things-204510448.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)  http://news.yahoo.com/integrating-internet-things-op-ed-173645498.html

BUSINESS INSIDER: Jetpacks Help Soldiers Run At The Speed Of Olympic AthletesRead more: http://www.businessinsider.com/darpa-jetpacks-help-soldiers-run-fast-2014-9#ixzz3D9AkECOD

MEDICAL XPRESS:  Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-compound-brain-cells-traumatic-injury.html

REUTERS: China's military secrecy justifies surveillance flights: U.S. official  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/13/us-usa-china-surveillance-idUSKBN0H72KN20140913

REUTERS:  EBay shares backtrack after it dismisses talk of Google stake  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/us-ebay-google-idUSKBN0H71TQ20140912

DER SPIEGEL:  V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/catalonia-seeks-independence-referendum-despite-madrid-rejection-a-990632.html

REUTERS: Paris court sets date for Airbus insider trading case - Der Spiegel  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/07/uk-airbus-courts-idUKKBN0H20KE20140907

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions on Russia, Putin Warns of Reprisals  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/u-s-ramps-up-sanctions-on-russia-over-ukraine/506997.html

MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Threatens Retaliation Against 'Strange' Western Sanctions  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/putin-strange-western-sanctions-damage-ukraine-peace-efforts/506996.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Kerry Wants Russia to Support U.S. in Fight Against ISIS  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kerry-wants-russia-to-support-u-s-in-fight-against-isis/506924.html

NEW YORKER: An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/03/a-star-in-a-bottle?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=twitter&mbid=social_twitter

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 
  

Thursday, September 11, 2014


WIRED:  3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production  http://www.wired.com/2013/02/3d-printed-car/

Gizmos & Gadgets: An Open Source 3D Printed Wind Turbine for Personal Use   http://www.21stcentech.com/gizmos-gadgets-open-source-3d-printed-wind-turbine-personal/

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:   Rebooting Chinese Finance   http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/rebooting-chinese-finance

BLOOMBERG:  Driverless Car Push Faces Risk of Hacker Hijacking   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-04/driverless-car-push-faces-risk-of-hacker-hijacking.html

SALON:  Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money  http://www.salon.com/2014/09/03/robert_reich_college_is_a_ludicrous_waste_of_money_partner/

THE ECONOMIST:  Geopolitical risk and markets. Wars and rumours of wars http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2014/09/geopolitical-risk-and-markets?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/wars_and_rumours_of_wars

FASTCOMPANY: Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future  http://www.fastcompany.com/3035569/the-future-of-work/forget-what-you-think-you-know-about-the-office-of-the-future

FASTCOMPANY: How Google's Robots Can Learn Like Humans  http://www.fastcompany.com/3026056/most-innovative-companies-2014/how-googles-robots-can-learn-like-humans

FASTCOMPANY:  Study: Smart Robots Are Coming For (Some Of) Our Jobs  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034035/fast-feed/study-smart-robots-are-coming-for-some-of-our-jobs

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia Says New EU Sanctions Work Against Peace in Ukraine  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-says-new-eu-sanctions-work-against-peace-in-ukraine/506898.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  U.S. to Outline New Sanctions Against Russia on Friday  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/u-s-to-outline-new-sanctions-against-russia-on-friday/506895.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Ukraine Faces Huge Winter Gas Shortfall, Minister Says  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/ukraine-faces-huge-winter-gas-shortfall-minister-says/506896.html

FASTCOMPANY: Are Robots Going To Kill Your Next Job Or Create It?  http://www.fastcompany.com/3015420/leadership-now/are-robots-going-to-kill-your-next-job-or-create-it

FASTCOMPANY:  Japan's Uncanny Quest to Humanize Robots  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3031125/exposure/japans-uncanny-quest-to-humanize-robots

FASTCOEXIST:  Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It's Ready When We Get There  www.fastcoexist.com/3032130/sending-robots-to-print-infrastructure-on-mars-so-its-ready-when-we-get-there

REUTERS:  Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0H61O720140911

REUTERS: Exclusive : Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/us-health-ebola-allen-exclusive-idUSKBN0H62DX20140911

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Jihad Comes to India? http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141980/rameez-abbas/jihad-comes-to-india

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  State of Confusion. ISIS' Strategy and How to Counter It  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141976/william-mccants/state-of-confusion

FORBES:  Baby Steps Toward Driverless Cars Deliver Huge Leaps in Safety  http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2014/09/11/baby-steps-toward-driverless-cars-deliver-huge-leaps-in-safety/

SWISS INFO:  Google Street View arrives in the Swiss alps  http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/google-street-view-arrives-in-the-swiss-alps/40606498?rss=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

KAI:  ’1 in 5 chance’ Ebola will spread to the US in September  http://www.kurzweilai.net/1-in-5-chance-ebola-will-spread-to-the-us-in-september

KAI:  New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex bio-logic tasks  http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-synthetic-gene-circuits-can-perform-complex-bio-logic-tasks

KAI: Reprogramming your brain with transcranial magnetic stimulation  http://www.kurzweilai.net/reprogramming-your-brain-with-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation

REUTERS:  Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/us-space-solarstorms-idUSKBN0H62HN20140911?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews

BBC:  Mastercard fees were anti-competitive, court upholds  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29154801

NOVA NEXT:  In Ten Years, You Won’t Even Know You’re Wearing Them  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/wearable-health-sensors/

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Stanford engineers design ant-sized radio to control 'Internet of Things' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5bnmRpJmXA

ABC NEWS:  Scientists: Strong Solar Storm Heading to Earth http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/scientists-extreme-solar-storm-heading-earth-25416134

ANALYTICS WEEK:  10 Misconceptions about Big Data  http://analyticsweek.com/10-misconceptions-big-data/

CIO:  C-Level Executives Seeing Big Results From Big Data  http://www.cio.com/article/2607333/big-data/c-level-executives-seeing-big-results-from-big-data.html

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'   http://www.popsci.com/article/science/lasers-reveal-underground-super-henge

REUTERS:  China eyes trade route deal with Mongolia during Xi visit  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/us-china-mongolia-idUSKBN0GI0S820140818

FORBES:  Where Are The World's Safest Banks in 2014?  http://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2014/09/11/where-are-the-worlds-safest-banks-in-2014/

REUTERS:  U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/us-yahoo-surveillance-idUSKBN0H703920140912?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

China Xinhua News:  http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-09/12/c_126977111.htm

TECHCRUNCH:  Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore  http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/11/corporate-america-your-future-engineers-arent-attending-career-fairs-anymore/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini  


CIO:  9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT  http://www.cio.com/article/2605024/developer/developer-163690-9-rules-for-the-developer-ization-of-it.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  Getting Cross-Cultural Teamwork Right  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/getting-cross-cultural-teamwork-right/

BBC:  Scottish independence: Cameron, Clegg and Miliband make Scotland 'No' vote plea  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29136699

GRIST:  China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.   http://grist.org/climate-energy/china-just-got-serious-about-global-warming-now-were-really-out-of-excuses/

BBC:  China says South China Sea land reclamation 'justified'  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29139125

INDIA TIMES:  4 innovative use of technology  http://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/corporate-news/4-innovative-use-of-technology/42105445

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: "Immortal" Cells from Henrietta Lacks Lead to Updated Rules on Genomic Data Sharing   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/immortal-cells-from-henrietta-lacks-lead-to-updated-rules-on-genomic-data-sharing/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140903

LESS AND LESS JOBS. WALL STREET JOURNAL:  SUPERCOMPUTERS BECKON BUSINESS  http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/fact_sheet/network-facts-supercomputers-business.pdf

FORTUNE: The supercomputer will see you now  http://fortune.com/2012/12/03/the-supercomputer-will-see-you-now/

FORTUNE: IBM's Watson woos developers  http://fortune.com/2013/11/14/ibms-watson-woos-developers/

BUSINESS INSIDER: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Becoming The Best Cancer Doctor In The World  http://www.businessinsider.com/ibm-watson-cancer-2013-10

CNN MONEY:  BUSINESS INSIDER: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Becoming The Best Cancer Doctor In The World  http://www.businessinsider.com/ibm-watson-cancer-2013-10

THE GUARDIAN:  Why IBM's Watson supercomputer can't speak slang  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2013/jan/11/ibm-watson-supercomputer-cant-talk-slang

FUTURE TENSE:  Who the Hell Cares if IBM's Watson Swears?   http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/01/10/watson_ibm_s_supercomputer_memorized_urban_dictionary_then_it_was_taken.html

FORBES: China's Tianhe-2 Remains The World's Fastest Supercomputer  http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2014/06/23/chinas-tianhe-2-remains-the-worlds-fastest-supercomputer/

NEW YORK TIMES:  Hey, Gang, Let's Make Our Own Supercomputer   http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/23/us/hey-gang-let-s-make-our-own-supercomputer.html

FORBES:  NSA's New Data Center And Supercomputer Aim To Crack World's Strongest Encryption  http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/16/nsas-new-data-center-and-ultra-fast-supercomputer-aim-to-crack-worlds-strongest-crypto/

TIME:  The NSA Is Building a Computer to Crack Almost Any Code  http://nation.time.com/2014/01/02/the-nsa-is-building-a-computer-to-crack-almost-any-code/

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Rutgers University, IBM Open Supercomputer Center  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303404704577305931787282766

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Intel Plans Supercomputer Chips  http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703406604575278671661900004

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  IBM Computer Sets Speed Record  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303379204577472773983130902

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Supercomputers Fuel Competition  http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704514504575613711067275860

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  IBM Set to Expand Watson's Reach  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303754404579308981809586194

INVESTOR PLACE: Watson Supercomputer Has Not Been the Moneymaker IBM Hoped http://investorplace.com/2014/01/watson-supercomputer-moneymaker-ibm-hoped/

YAHOO NEWS:  Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed   http://news.yahoo.com/tiny-chip-mimics-brain-delivers-supercomputer-speed-224757557.html

YAHOO NEWS:  'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US  http://news.yahoo.com/worlds-fastest-supercomputer-crowned-us-192428438.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Los Alamos to get new supercomputer  http://news.yahoo.com/los-alamos-supercomputer-192101861.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Chinese supercomputer named as world's fastest  http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-supercomputer-named-worlds-fastest-005600823.html

NEOWIN:  Supercomputer passes the Turing Test laying the foundations for Skynet   http://www.neowin.net/news/supercomputer-passes-the-turing-test-laying-the-foundations-for-skynet

Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research  http://insidehpc.com/2014/06/interview-michigan-tech-uses-super-computer-superior-advanced-research/

UNIVERSITY OF READING:  Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history  http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

SKY NEWS: 'Human' Supercomputer Passes The Turing Test  http://news.sky.com/story/1278139/human-supercomputer-passes-the-turing-test

HUFF POST: 'Eugene Goostman' Supercomputer Passes The Turing Test, Apocalypse May Ensue  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/08/eugene-goostman-supercomputer-turing-test_n_5468393.html

EFDA:  IBM to build new Supercomputer for Max Planck Society  http://www.efda.org/newsletter/ibm-to-build-new-supercomputer-for-max-planck-society/

WGNTV:  5 million Gmail passwords leaked: How to check if yours was among them http://wgntv.com/2014/09/10/5-million-gmail-passwords-leaked-how-to-check-if-yours-was-among-them/

JAPAN TIMES:Japan’s next supercomputer to be 100 times faster than K  www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/10/national/science-health/japans-next-supercomputer-to-be-100-times-faster-than-k/#.VBDyRxYb8mw

PHYS ORG: Japan to develop fastest supercomputer  http://phys.org/news5433.html

BLOOMBERG TV: Building a Working Human Brain on a Supercomputer   http://www.bloomberg.com/video/building-a-working-human-brain-on-a-supercomputer-kwPFnqpKQq~QA65Hy9K7Pg.html

NEEWSWEEK:  In Race for Fastest Supercomputer, China Outpaces U.S.   http://www.newsweek.com/race-fastest-supercomputer-china-outpaces-us-66287

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Health care detectives will welcome supercomputer Watson    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/health-care-detectives-will-welcome-supercomputer-watson/article557863/

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Stanford Researchers Break Million-core Supercomputer Barrier  http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/stanford-researchers-break-million-core-supercomputer-barrier

ENGINEERING:  TWIE 120: LEGO Supercomputer  http://www.engineering.com/Videos/Thisweekinengineering/VideoId/3016/TWIE-120-LEGO-Supercomputer.aspx

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Chinese supercomputer gains title of world’s fastest  http://bit.ly/1nMC2SD

THE ECONOMIST:  Supercomputers, Game on http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/03/supercomputers

USA TODAY:  U.S. supercomputer at Tenn. lab is world's fastest  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/12/fastest-supercomputer-titan-oak-ridge/1701197/

USA TODAY:  Purdue computer fastest campus device in world  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/06/18/purdue-fastest-computer/2434789/

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Supercomputer boost for science, business   http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/120704.html

INFORMATIONWEEK:  Caltech Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes  http://www.informationweek.com/caltech-supercomputer-analyzes-earthquakes/d/d-id/1038490?

THE REGISTER:  Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/22/harvard_student_abuses_supercomputer_to_mine_dogecoin/

BBC:  'Greenest' supercomputer unveiled at Cambridge University  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-25367825

NASA:  Pleiades Supercomputer  http://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/pleiades.html

WIRED:  DARPA plans exaflop supercomputer for 2018  http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/08/darpas-exaflop-supercomputer

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB: Cielo: NNSA Capability Supercomputer http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/hpc/cielo/

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION:  Supercomputers http://nnsa.energy.gov/aboutus/ourprograms/defenseprograms/futurescienceandtechnologyprograms/asc/supercomputers

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB:  Livermore, Berkeley labs part of supercomputing effort to model climate change  http://www.contracostatimes.com/contra-costa-times/ci_26369358/livermore-berkeley-labs-part-supercomputing-effort-model-climate

FORBES:  Meet The Ex-NSA And Ex-Unit 8200 Spies Cashing In On Security Fears  http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/09/10/meet-the-ex-nsa-and-ex-unit-8200-spies-cashing-in-on-security-fears/

FOX NEWS:  University of Arizona speeds up research with new supercomputer  http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/02/supercomputer-takes-research-to-new-heights/

REUTERS:  HP to invest over $1 billion in open-source cloud computing  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-hp-cloud-idUSBREA4604X20140507

COMPUTERWORLD:  Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model  http://www.computerworld.com/article/2487123/data-privacy/cloud-computing-2014--moving-to-a-zero-trust-security-model.html

PC WORLD:  Where is cloud computing heading in 2013?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013220/where-is-cloud-computing-heading-in-2013.html

PC:  What Is Cloud Computing?   http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp

FORTUNE:  What I Learned at the Cloud Computing Revolution  http://fortune.com/2012/10/01/what-i-learned-at-the-cloud-computing-revolution/

FORBES:  How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails  http://www.forbes.com/sites/gartnergroup/2014/09/10/how-to-avoid-a-cloud-strategy-that-fails/

BUSINESS INSIDER:  The 39 Most Important People In Cloud Computing  http://www.businessinsider.com/most-important-people-in-cloud-computing-2014-4?op=1

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  16 Ways The Cloud Will Change Our Lives  http://online.wsj.com/ad/article/cloudcomputing-changelives

NEW YORK TIMES: The Era of Cloud Computing  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/11/the-era-of-cloud-computing/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

THE GUARDIAN:   Cloud computing enables businesses to discover their entrepreneurial spirit  www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/apr/15/cloud-computing-large-businesses-benefit

BBC FUTURE:  Cloud computing http://www.bbc.com/future/tags/cloudcomputing

REUTERS:  VMware to form cloud computing partnership with China Telecom  http://news.yahoo.com/vmware-form-cloud-computing-partnership-china-telecom-121609779--finance.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing  http://news.yahoo.com/cisco-invest-over-1b-cloud-computing-162022434--finance.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Taiwan's Acer launches cloud computing drive in shift from PC reliance  http://news.yahoo.com/taiwans-acer-launches-cloud-computing-drive-shift-pc-054923347--finance.html

FOX NEWS:  Cloud Computing http://www.foxnews.com/topics/tech/cloud-computing.htm
 
THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Beware cloud computing's trapdoors   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/beware-cloud-computings-trapdoors/article1360258/

HOW STUFF WORKS:  How the Google Cloud Works  http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/google-cloud.htm

BUSINESS INSIDER:  The Most Simple Explanation Of Cloud Computing Ever, From Google  http://www.businessinsider.com/google-explains-the-cloud-in-three-words-2014-8

CNET:  Cloud computing goes mainstream  http://www.cnet.com/news/cloud-computing-goes-mainstream/

NATURE:  Cloud computing and the DNA data race  http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v28/n7/full/nbt0710-691.html

AMERICAN SCIENTIST:  Experts Warn of Turbulent Trip to Cloud Computing  http://www.americanscientist.org/science/pub/experts-warn-of-turbulent-trip-to-cloud-computing

NEW SCIENTIST:  The cloud's the limit  http://www.newscientist.com/thinkcloud/article/dn20879

TECHNET:  How Microsoft Defines Cloud Computing   http://blogs.technet.com/b/itinsights/archive/2010/12/07/how-microsoft-defines-cloud-computing.aspx

DARPA:      Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds (MRC)   http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Programs/Mission-oriented_Resilient_Clouds_%28MRC%29.aspx

NASA:  NASA Nebula Cloud Computing Platform  http://www.nasa.gov/open/plan/nebula.html

FBI:   Recommendations for Implementation of Cloud ... - FBI  http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/CJIS%20Cloud%20Computing%20Report_20121214.pdf

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 
    

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


CONVENTUS LAW:  China – New Double Taxation Agreement With France. http://www.conventuslaw.com/china-new-double-taxation-agreement-with-france/

FORBES: Cancer And Death by Radiation? Not From Fukushima  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/05/04/cancer-and-death-by-radiation-not-from-fukushima/

REUTERS:  Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-markets-stocks-idUSKBN0H410J20140909

REUTERS:  With no bank in charge, Alibaba's bankers learn to work together  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-alibaba-ipo-banks-idUSKBN0H424K20140909

THE ATLANTIC:  The Built-From-Scratch Heart  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/the-built-from-scratch-heart/379854/

THE ATLANTIC:  Russia and the Menace of Unreality  http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/09/russia-putin-revolutionizing-information-warfare/379880/

THEY WANT TO GET EVEN. YAHOO NEWS: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion  http://news.yahoo.com/cuba-estimates-total-damage-u-embargo-116-8-210928450--sector.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Why Muslims from US, Europe join Islamic State   http://news.yahoo.com/why-muslims-us-europe-join-islamic-state-205159765--politics.html

YAHOO NEWS:  Ukraine in NATO would be 'unprecedented challenge': Russia  http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-nato-unprecedented-challenge-russia-210954672.html

YAHOO NEWS: Two Satellites Placed in Orbit by Chinese Rocket  http://news.yahoo.com/two-satellites-placed-orbit-chinese-rocket-105636774.html

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Super Harvest Moon Is Coming  http://www.businessinsider.com/super-harvest-moon-september-2014-2014-9

FORTUNE:  Google enlists Chelsea Clinton to get girls to code  http://fortune.com/2014/06/19/google-enlists-chelsea-clinton-to-get-girls-to-code/

FORBES:  What Does It Take To Be An Expert In Computer Programming?  http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2013/07/08/what-does-it-take-to-be-an-expert-in-computer-programming/

NEW YORK TIMES: Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance  www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/technology/google-is-target-of-european-backlash-on-us-tech-dominance.html?ref=technology&_r=0

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Microsoft’s Proposed Minecraft Buy: Digital Lego, or Another Fad?  http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/09/09/microsofts-proposed-minecraft-buy-digital-lego-or-another-fad/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_corp_intel

KAI:  Discovery shows route to industrial-scale production of graphene  http://www.kurzweilai.net/discovery-shows-route-to-industrial-scale-production-of-graphene

KAI:  Ultrasensitive biosensor using molybdenite semiconductor outshines graphene  http://www.kurzweilai.net/ultrasensitive-biosensor-using-molybdenite-semiconductor-outshines-graphene

BBC:  Marc Newson hired by Apple before rumoured 'iWatch' event  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29111031

BUSINESS WIRE: DAQRI Unveils 4D Smart Helmet for Industrial Workforce  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140908006433/en/DAQRI-Unveils-4D-Smart-Helmet-Industrial-Workforce#.VA-TlxYb8mx

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   
  

GIZMAG:  Hitachi developing reactor that burns nuclear waste  http://www.gizmag.com/hitachi-reactor/33585/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7b7ef0c546-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-7b7ef0c546-91667501

To the United States Congress Canada Equals “Oil Sands” and Very Little Else  http://www.21stcentech.com/united-states-canada-means-oil-sands/

THE GUARDIAN: Scottish independence: pound slumps to lowest level for 10 months  http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/08/scottish-independence-pound-slumps-to-lowest-level-for-10-months

KAI:  Atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions created  http://www.kurzweilai.net/atomically-seamless-thinnest-possible-semiconductor-junctions-created

KAI: How to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-switch-off-autoimmune-diseases

KAI:  These bots were made for walkin’  http://www.kurzweilai.net/these-bots-were-made-for-walkin

IDEO: Future of the Book for IDEO   http://www.ideo.com/work/future-of-the-book/

BBC:  MH17 disaster: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system'  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29109398

REUTERS: Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-apple-data-china-idUSKBN0GF0N720140815

THEY HAVE THE CASH, THE PEOPLE, THE MARKET, AND MANUFACTURED GOODS. REUTERS: Alibaba IPO expected to price Sept. 18: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-alibaba-ipo-date-idUSKBN0H32A120140908

"Toyota Production System – The Untold Story" by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140908231908-34427457-toyota-production-system-the-untold-story

"Western System of Social Castes, Today!" http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140909000452-34427457-western-system-of-social-castes-today

THE ECONOMIST: The new white minority  http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-16?fsrc=rss

STARTFOR:  Russia Armors Rosneft Against EU Sanctions  http://www.stratfor.com/

HUDSON INSTITUTE: Net Neutrality Vs. Free Speech  http://www.hudson.org/research/10575-net-neutrality-vs-free-speech

HUDSON INSTITUTE: Heading Off a Bigger Ebola Catastrophe  http://www.hudson.org/research/10582-heading-off-a-bigger-ebola-catastrophe

HUDSON INSTITUTE: What's Going on in Pakistan?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZM6H8GipXXE

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  How Much is the Internet Worth to the U.S. Economy?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bflxhkrWt0o

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  Root Out Extremist Ideology  http://www.hudson.org/research/10577-root-out-extremist-ideology

Getting Fortune 500 Prospective Client's Cash, Continually and  Successfully! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140831012719-34427457-the-9-rules-to-making-love-to-your-fortune-500-prospective-client-successfully

HUDSON INSTITUTE:  The Danish Model for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism  http://www.hudson.org/research/10555-the-danish-model-for-prevention-of-radicalization-and-extremism

ALJAZEERA AMERICA: Missing radioactive material reignites debate on dirty bomb threat  http://america.aljazeera.com/search.html?q=+Missing+radioactive+material+reignites+debate+on+dirty+bomb+threat+Missing+radioactive+material+reignites+debate+on+dirty+bomb+threat+

ALJAZEERA AMERICA:  Farming shrimp, and changing the industry, far from an ocean  http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2014/9/8/farming-shrimp-andchangingtheindustryfarfromanocean.html

ALJAZEERA AMERICA: Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/8/nicaragua-meteoriteasteroid.html

The Spanish Gold and Financing Soviet Military Aid  http://www.gutenberg-e.org/kod01/frames/fkod16.html

REUTERS: Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-usa-home-depot-databreach-idUSKBN0H327E20140909

REUTERS:  Telefonica trials to take AT&T home security technology overseas   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-at-t-telefonica-homesecurity-idUSKBN0H32GW20140908

REUTERS:  Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-canada-retail-tech-idUSKBN0H324620140908

DISCOVERY: Squishy Robot Walks Through Acid, Fire and Ice  http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/squishy-robot-walks-through-fire-and-ice-140808.htm

WIRED:   Robot Makes Scientific Discovery All by Itself   http://www.wired.com/2009/04/robotscientist/

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS:  First Robot Scientist Makes Gene Discovery  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/090402-robot-scientists.html

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Modi Misses the Mark. India's New Government Lacks Economic Vision.  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141964/derek-scissors/modi-misses-the-mark

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Get Ready for More Russian Belligerence  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141965/eric-lorber/get-ready-for-more-russian-belligerence

RAND CORPORATION:  Afghanistan on the Brink  http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/09/afghanistan-on-the-brink.html

POPULAR SCIENCE: Turning Old Lead Batteries Into New Solar Energy  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/turning-old-lead-batteries-new-solar-energy?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=turning-old-lead-batteries-into-new-solar-energy

POPULAR SCIENCE:  U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/uk-supermarket-run-electricity-made-its-own-rotting-food?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=3&con=uk-supermarket-to-run-on-electricity-made-from-its-own-rotting-food

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Q&A: To Solve The Water Problem, We Need To Solve Energy  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/qa-solve-water-problem-we-need-solve-energy?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=6&con=qa-to-solve-the-water-problem-we-need-to-solve-energy

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Wind Turbines Learn From Warplanes To Not Block Radar  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/wind-turbines-learn-warplanes-not-block-radar?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=2&con=wind-turbines-learn-from-warplanes-to-not-block-radar

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini  
  

Sunday, September 7, 2014


THE ECONOMIST: The future of jobs, today. The onrushing wave  http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21594264-previous-technological-innovation-has-always-delivered-more-long-run-employment-not-less

LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS LIBERTY:  McAfee, McArdle, and Ohanian on the Future of Work http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/mcafee_mcardle.html

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots  http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-bots-are-taking-away-jobs-2014-3#ixzz3Cfdo3vyX

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Why Canada needs a flood of immigrants  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/why-canada-needs-a-flood-of-immigrants/article4105032/?page=all

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Couillard downplays desire to have Quebec sign Constitution   www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/couillard-downplays-desire-to-have-quebec-sign-constitution/article20462624/

Robotic Wonders! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140908012338-34427457-robotic-wonders

NATURE: Termite-inspired robots build castles  http://www.nature.com/news/termite-inspired-robots-build-castles-1.14713

AMERICAN SCIENTIST: Bring on the Soft Robots  http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/bring-on-the-soft-robots

NEW SCIENTIST:  Time for robots to get real http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328485.800-time-for-robots-to-get-real.html#.VAz8yhYb8mw

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE:  Autonomous Robotics and Human-Machine Systems http://www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/?id=206

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Should we pay for the ‘rise of the robots’?  http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2014/06/10/should-we-pay-for-the-rise-of-the-robots/

POPULAR SCIENCE: Watch This Childlike Humanoid Robot Begin To Comprehend Language   http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/watch-childlike-humanoid-robot-begin-comprehend-language?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=3&con=watch-this-childlike-humanoid-robot-begin-to-comprehend-language-

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Watch An Army Robot Fire A Machine Gun  http://www.popsci.com/category/tags/military-robots

FUTURE TENSE: Finally, a Robot That Knows When You Want It to Pour You a Beer  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/05/28/beer_bot_cornell_prl_robot_anticipations_human_actions_pours_beer_video.html

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Meet the new middle class: robots   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/meet-the-new-middle-class-robots/article18074074/

BGR: Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs  http://bgr.com/2014/03/14/bill-gates-interview-robots/

FORTUNE: The hotel of the future? Despite the robots, it's mostly the same  http://fortune.com/2014/08/13/the-hotel-of-the-future-despite-the-robots-its-mostly-the-same/

THE GUARDIAN: Google's founders on the future of health, transport – and robots  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/07/google-founders-larry-page-sergey-brin-interview

DAILY MAIL: Why is Google secretly assembling an army of robots? They can run faster than Usain Bolt, jump 30ft in the air and are almost indestructible  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539610/Why-Google-secretly-assembling-army-robots-They-run-faster-Usain-Bolt-jump-30ft-air-indestructible.html

EXTREMETECH: Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/173318-google-wins-darpas-robotics-challenge-wonders-if-it-was-a-good-idea-to-turn-down-future-military-contracts

MONEY CNN: Robots get ready for DARPA challenge  http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/innovation/2013/12/22/robots-darpa-challenge-florida.cnnmoney/

CNN: At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites  http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/tech/innovation/big-idea-swarm-robots/

CNN MONEY: Robots will replace fast-food workers  http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/22/technology/innovation/fast-food-robot/

BBC: Robots inspired by origami fold themselves into motion  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28660904

BBC: Could robots help children with autism?  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26511354

BBC: Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27125728

THE GUARDIAN: Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/robots-google-ray-kurzweil-terminator-singularity-artificial-intelligence

THE GUARDIAN: 2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/computers-cleverer-than-humans-15-years

DAILY MAIL: Computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years, Google director claims   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2565948/Computer-robots-outsmart-humans-15-years-Google-director-claims-giant-laboratory-artificial-intelligence-planned.html

MIRROR: Robots 'smarter than humans within 15 years', predicts Google's artificial intelligence chief http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/ray-kurzweil-robots-smarter-humans-3178027#ixzz3CgNbDLXc

YOUTUBE: Michio Kaku: How to Stop Robots From Killing Us   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPVOPzYiCeg

BIGTHINK: Could We Transport Our Consciousness Into Robots?  http://bigthink.com/videos/could-we-transport-our-consciousness-into-robots-2

OXFORD UNIVERSITY:  Designing robots that can keep secrets  http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2014/140305.html

AIT: “Living with Robots”, a lecture by Prof. Oussama Khatib from Stanford University, who is a world-leading robotics expert  http://www.serd.ait.ac.th/wpserd/event/living-with-robots-a-lecture-by-prof-oussama-khatib-from-stanford-university-who-is-a-world-leading-robotics-expert/

CALTECH:  Advancing Humanoid Robots   http://www.caltech.edu/content/tedxcaltech-advancing-humanoid-robots

MASHABLE: Japan's New Robot Museum Guides Are All Too Human  http://mashable.com/2014/06/24/japans-new-robots-are-scary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL: University of Tokyo Biped Robot Can Hit Speeds of 2.6 mph   http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/02/university-of-tokyo-biped-robot-can-hit-speeds-of-4-2-kmh/

CNN: Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto: Japan's robot revolution  http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/world/asia/japans-robot-revolution/

EXTREMETECH:  Japan will face the robotic jobocalypse head-on, by mastering robots before they master us  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186802-japan-will-face-the-robotic-jobocalypse-head-on-by-mastering-robots-before-they-master-us

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:  Human or Machine? Life-Like Android Robots from Japan Show Glimpses of the Future  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/human-machine-life-like-android-robots-japan-show-glimpses-future-1453992

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini   

BBC:  China's Pakistan visit 'postponed over ongoing protests'  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29093260

FUN IS GETTING FUNNIER. BBC: Russia to reopen Northern Fleet base in Arctic http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29094586

BBC:  Obama: Nato coalition ready to join US against IS  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29085248

GE:  "Don’t like data?  http://files.publicaffairs.geblogs.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ideas-lab/projects/innovation-barometer-2014/index.html#sthash.AeYLmGDm.dpuf

The 24 Commandments of Resiliency! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140906214412-34427457-the-22-commandments-of-resiliency

Why Germany Outrules and Outsmarts the Entire World! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140907004320-34427457-why-germany-outrules-and-outsmarts-the-entire-world

THE GUARDIAN: Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich. Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari says expensive human enhancements will lead to a society more unequal than ever http://bit.ly/YjKQJS

Penn State Hershey: Virus kills breast cancer cells in mice  http://www.abc27.com/story/25869058/penn-state-hershey-virus-kills-breast-cancer-cells-in-mice

SLATE: Do Lemurs Hold the Secret to Suspended Animation?  http://slate.me/1qChNdE

REUTERS:  Kerry says constructive relations with China needed for regional stability  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-usa-asia-kerry-idUSKBN0GE04020140814

DC GAZETTE:  Putin Taunts Obama – “If I Want, I Will Take Kiev In Two Weeks” Nobody Can Stop Him  http://dcgazette.com/putin-taunts-obama-if-i-want-i-will-take-kiev-in-two-weeks-nobody-can-stop-him/

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia, China Agree to Invest $10 Billion in Infrastructure Firm  www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-china-agree-to-invest-10-billion-in-infrastructure-firm/506544.html

NORWAY TODAY: The Islamic State (IS) claims to have executed Lebanese soldier  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12708

WASHINGTON POST: Islamic State militants want to fight Putin  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/06/islamic-state-militants-want-to-fight-putin-2/

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini  

Saturday, September 6, 2014


What Bart Simpson Told Homer Simpson About Entrepreneurship! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140905211300-34427457-what-bart-simpson-told-homer-simpson-about-entrepreneurship

PARABOLIC ARC:  Swiss Space Systems, SpacePharma to Develop Life Science Communications System - See more at: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/09/02/swiss-space-systems-spacepharma-develop-life-science-communications-system/#sthash.vdumgLHc.dpuf

The Huffington Post:  When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stowe-boyd/robots-jobs-purpose-humans_b_5689813.html

FACTOR TECH: Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturisation could increase our lifespans  http://www.factor-tech.com/health-augmentation/7685-aubrey-de-grey-technological-miniaturisation-could-increase-our-lifespans/

POPULAR SCIENCE: Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/scientists-send-messages-directly-one-brain-another

ZHU+RICH:  Shale gas revolution in China  http://zhurich.com/2014/01/14/shale-gas-revolution-in-china/

GMO Cows – Why Gene Editing Would Be of Benefit   http://www.21stcentech.com/gmo-cows-gene-editing-benefit/

What Bart Simpson Told Homer Simpson About Entrepreneurship! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140905211300-34427457-what-bart-simpson-told-homer-simpson-about-entrepreneurship

PARABOLIC ARC:  Swiss Space Systems, SpacePharma to Develop Life Science Communications System - See more at: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/09/02/swiss-space-systems-spacepharma-develop-life-science-communications-system/#sthash.vdumgLHc.dpuf

IEEE SPECTRUM: How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net  http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/how-to-catch-brain-waves-in-a-net

GLOBAL TRENDS: How robotic technology is impacting existing industries and markets.   www.globaltrends.com/monthly-briefings/60-monthly-briefings/212-gt-briefing-september-2014-the-robots-are-coming

FAST COMPANY:  The Pros And Cons Of A Gamified Work Culture  http://www.fastcompany.com/3035257/the-future-of-work/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-gamified-work-culture

MEDICAL PLASTICS NEWS:  Cyber security for medical devices – are we doing enough?  http://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/opinion/cyber-security-for-medical-devices--are-we-doing-enough/

ENGADGET:  The ugly truth about wearable technology  http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/05/the-ugly-truth-about-wearable-technology/

VIRGIN:  How will the future of travel shape employment patterns?  http://www.virgin.com/disruptors/how-will-the-future-of-travel-shape-employment-patterns

REUTERS: Exclusive: Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-egypt-islamicstate-idUSKBN0H018F20140905

THE ECONOMIST: Three issues that should preoccupy managers in the next 50 years  http://www.economist.com/news/business/21615586-three-issues-should-preoccupy-managers-next-50-years-over-horizon?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/over_the_horizon

REUTERS: BP ruling raises liability stakes for high-risk industries http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/06/us-bp-gulfmexico-ruling-analysis-idUSKBN0H100720140906

REUTERS:  Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online: Zuckerberg  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-facebook-internet-idUSKBN0H028920140905

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini 

Friday, September 5, 2014


WASHINGTON POST:  Army now says it won’t put cameras on surveillance aircraft in Maryland  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/03/armys-eyes-in-the-sky-built-to-spot-people-from-5-kilometers-away/

THE VERGE: Google's project to 'cure death,' Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center  http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/3/6102377/google-calico-cure-death-1-5-billion-research-abbvie

MOBILE EWEEK: IEEE Predicts Top Technologies of 2022  http://mobile.eweek.com/innovation/ieee-predicts-top-technologies-for-2022.html

FOR MY FRIEND PETER. IEEE SPECTRUM: Will Superintelligent AIs Be Our Doom?  http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/artificial-intelligence/will-superintelligent-ais-be-our-doom

GEEK WIRE: Musk vs. Bezos: SpaceX challenges Blue Origin’s rocket-landing patent  http://www.geekwire.com/2014/elon-musks-spacex-challenges-patent/

STEM CELLAR: Body’s own Healing Powers Could be Harnessed to Regrow Muscle, Wake Forest Study Finds  http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2014/09/03/bodys-own-healing-powers-could-be-harnessed-to-regrow-muscle-wake-forest-study-finds/

YAHOO NEWS: Secrets behind lizard tail regrowth promise to help limb regeneration research in humans  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/secrets-behind-lizard-tail-regrowth-promise-help-limb-194617539.html

RDMAG: Handheld scanner could aid complete removal of brain tumors  http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/handheld-scanner-could-aid-complete-removal-brain-tumors

BIG THINK:  Brain Implant Will Recover Lost Memories  http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/brain-memory-chip

KAI: Intel’s high-fashion smart bracelet displays text messages   http://www.kurzweilai.net/intels-high-fashion-smart-bracelet-displays-text-messages

KAI: Superintelligence reading group  http://www.kurzweilai.net/superintelligence-reading-group

SPACE: New Galactic Supercluster Map Shows Milky Way's 'Heavenly' Home  http://m.space.com/27016-galaxy-supercluster-laniakea-milky-way-home.html?cmpid=514648

ANDRES: What is the "I" Lexicon For, Really? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140904221103-34427457-what-is-the-i-lexicon

Paris Mining Geothermal Energy  http://www.21stcentech.com/paris-mining-geothermal-energy/

THE GUARDIAN: Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/google-glass-sony-smart-eyeglass-android-wear

WIRED:   The Future of Security: Zeroing In On Un-Hackable Data With Quantum Key Distribution http://www.wired.com/2014/09/quantum-key-distribution/

SAUDI ARABIA GOT STRATEGICALLY SURPRISED STUPIDLY. YAHOO NEWS: SaudiArabia Oil Sales to U.S. Imperiled by Shale Boom  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/saudi-arabia-oil-sales-u-055139142.html

CNBC: 'Mortgage crisis' is coming this winter  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101963571

REUTERS: Euro under water as ECB opens liquidity tap  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-markets-global-idUSKBN0H001120140905

REUTERS:  Hackers break into server for Obamacare website: U.S. officials  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-usa-healthcare-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0GZ2RF20140905

SIX SENSE AND CORRUPTION HAVE NO GENDER.  REUTERS: Virginia ex-governor, wife found guilty in corruption trial  www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/04/us-usa-virginia-mcdonnell-idUSKBN0GZ1Q020140904\

MORE AND MORE ARMAGEDDONS. MOSCOW TIMES: New EU Sanctions to Inflict Long-Term Pain  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/new-eu-sanctions-to-inflict-long-term-pain/506476.html

NEW YORK TIMES:  F.D.A. Allows First Use Of a Novel Cancer Drug   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/business/merck-wins-approval-of-novel-immune-system-drug-for-cancer.html?_r=0

What Futurists Will Never Say! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140905053945-34427457-what-futurists-will-never-say

"What Insurance Companies NEVER say!" http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140905070047-34427457-what-insurance-companies-never-say

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY

By Mr. Andres Agostini
www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini
www.amazon.com/Author/Agostini