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Friday October 20, 2017 @ 12:08:04 PM mt

To Uber or Not Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal



Every day theres more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their drivers license continues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, its worth asking: Should Americans stop owning cars? Weve conducted an analysis of []

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Thursday October 19, 2017 @ 10:23:26 AM mt

What It Would Take to Suck CO2 Back Out of the Atmosphere



If greenhouse gases are such a problem, cant we just suck the carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere? Its a perfectly reasonable question and an important area of technological research to pursue. The technique is referred to as negative emissions technology. As emissions remain high, experts are starting to accept that well need to []

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Wednesday October 18, 2017 @ 11:21:53 AM mt

Better Than Smart Speakers Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram Companions



While American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to create the future platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes. Names like Bocco, EMIEW3, Xperia Assistant, and Gatebox may not ring a bell to most outside of Japan, but Sony, []

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Tuesday October 17, 2017 @ 11:11:34 AM mt

Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of Trust in the Metaverse



Virtual worlds are going to be one of the first killer apps for blockchains and perhaps the deepest users of them. Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder, Coinbase Christian Lemmerz, a German-Danish sculptor who normally carves his subjects into marble, currently has his latest work on display in Venice, Italy. La Apparizione, a towering golden image of []

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Tuesday October 17, 2017 @ 08:10:02 AM mt

How Leaders Can Create Social Impact in a Complex World



In an interview at Singularity UniversitysGlobal Summitin San Francisco,Adene Sacks discussed how social impact leadership is evolving in todays world. Sacks said, No one can go do it alone anymore. The social sector is not going to solve poverty. The government is not going to reform education. The business world is not going to do []

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Monday October 16, 2017 @ 09:39:00 AM mt

Collective Intelligence Is the Root of Human Progress



Many of us intuitively think about intelligence as an individual trait. As a society, we have a tendency to praise individual game-changers for accomplishments that would not be possible without their teams, often tens of thousands of people that work behind the scenes to make extraordinary things happen. Matt Ridley, best-selling author of multiple books, []

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Monday October 16, 2017 @ 08:24:30 AM mt

Should We Edit Human Genes What You Need to Know



Theres a difference between editing genes in a persons somatic cells and germline cells. Editing somatic cells, which are differentiated (e.g., skin cells) and non-reproductive, impacts them alone. In contrast, editing germline DNA means changes are passed along to the next generation during reproduction. Its no minor distinction. Right now, the cautious consensus around gene []

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Sunday October 15, 2017 @ 01:17:44 PM mt

What It Will Take for the World to Keep Getting Better



Compared to life 100 years ago, life these days is pretty good by many measures. Youve probably heard the statistics: poverty and infant mortality are down, life expectancy is up, and infectious diseases are being controlled, if not cured. In short, more humans than ever before are having their basic needs met, and its undeniable []

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Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 09:10:39 AM mt

This Weeks Awesome Stories From Around the Web Through October 14



ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Googles Learning Software Learns to Write Learning Software Tom Simonite | Wired In a project called AutoML, Googles researchers have taught machine-learning software to build machine-learning software. In some instances, what it comes up with is more powerful and efficient than the best systems the researchers themselves can design. Google says the system []

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Friday October 13, 2017 @ 10:38:42 AM mt

Can You Be Hacked by the World Around You



Youve probably been told its dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your emailjust like you shouldnt open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture with your phone? New research suggests that cyberattackers could exploit cameras and sensors in phones and other []

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