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Are we ready to take on the Robots?
Posted: 30 July 2014  
The future of humans will depend on our future relevance, in a world where automated, smart, self learning, agile robots are about to enter the mainstream. Are we ready for this world and how do we educate and develop people to stay ahead of a fast changing relevance curve? Many industries already seek to reduce dependance on human labour...where will it end? New opportunities and new careers ...
When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them? | Opinion | WIRED
30 July 2014
To survive in this new environment, we human beings must foster high-level cognitive or emotional skills, and find jobs that require them.
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Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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3 day work scheme
Posted: 28 July 2014   1 Comment
The suggestion of the EU politicians is out of this world :

the 35 hours in France created a discontent : people serch for a second job,

the more free time available equals to the need for more money to be spent,

the kids go to school : the parents sit at home watching TV

The solution lies in the revision of the taxation structure as all over continental Europe the labor cost is simply too ...
MindBullet logo EU ANNOUNCES 3-DAY WORK WEEK
Maximum working hours cut to 30 per week
Dateline: 1 July 2016
In a desperate attempt to stem the rising unemployment tide, the EU has imposed a limit of three days per week that people may work, and a maximum of 10 hours per day. "We're not trying to drive business under," said labour commissioner László Andor, "just reduce inequality between working people and the unemployed. Businesses can have a post filled for six days a week, up to 60 hours, they ...
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EU ANNOUNCES 3-DAY WORK WEEK
Published on: 24 July 2014   2 Comments
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Maximum working hours cut to 30 per week
Dateline: 1 July 2016
In a desperate attempt to stem the rising unemployment tide, the EU has imposed a limit of three days per week that people may work, and a maximum of 10 hours per day. "We're not trying to drive business under," said labour commissioner László Andor, "just reduce inequality between working people and the unemployed. Businesses can have a post filled for six days a week, up to 60 hours, they just have to employ two people to do it." Originally proposed by Carlos Slim two years ago, the 3-day work ...
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Clash of the Tech Titans
Posted: 23 July 2014  
In this struggle, the corporate market is the prize. Who will win the battle, Microsoft or Apple? Or will it be Google, or possibly Amazon? Are the old giants like IBM going to survive? It could be a fight to the death, for some.
Game On: The Struggle for the Enterprise Begins
23 July 2014
Landmark announcements rocked the Enterprise IT market in last week. First Apple and IBM announced an historic partnership to bring iOS devices to the ...
MindBullet logo SILICON VALLEY'S GOLDEN YEARS DRAW TO A CLOSE
It's the end of the Boomer era in Silicon Valley - and the start of something much bigger
Dateline: 16 June 2016
Bill Gates has said his last goodbye. Announcing his decision to retire from his position as Chairman of Microsoft, Gates wished the company well and said ...
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Robots reading the news
Posted: 21 July 2014  
The robots are coming:

"South Korea deploys jellyfish-terminating robots, while a robot with artificial intelligence able to analyse market trends has become a company director in Hong Kong."

We've published a number of MindBullets about our robotic future. The one attached to this post is the most recent. Just search MindBullets for 'Robot' to find the others! ...
Getting closer to Blade Runner future
21 July 2014
Tokyo - A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in ...
MindBullet logo LET G-DROIDS DO THE DIRTY WORK
Google's robots do the heavy lifting, drive the dump trucks and haul the garbage
Dateline: 17 July 2018
Now that Google has become the leading developer of robots, including humanoid robots, we can leave them to do all the unpleasant, dangerous, and boring ...
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ARTIFICIAL BURNING OF MIDNIGHT OIL TAINTS GLOBAL EXPO
Published on: 17 July 2014  
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Winner disqualified after evidence of cognitive enhancement revealed
Dateline: 14 March 2029
Tired, but healthy, students and professionals have been buying Ritalin and the brain enhancing drug Modafinil illegally for more than a decade, but this type of doping or cheating is going up a notch. Just ask Jack McCloskey. McCloskey, a 32-year-old male from Manhattan, has been disqualified from winning the Global Medical Science Expo, hosted by the World Health Organization every year. It has been established that he was making use of an implanted memory chip that gave him immediate access to ...
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Dangers also abundant in future
Posted: 10 July 2014  
Futurist Thomas Frey supports our thinking that abundance comes with turbulent consequences, technological unemployment being one of them:

"Even though we are headed toward a world of abundance, having a significant loss of jobs due to robots and automation has the potential of causing a near term backlash." ...
The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America
10 July 2014
Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the ...
MindBullet logo THE CURSE OF ABUNDANCE
Free energy spawns hordes of wetbots and kills off big brands
Dateline: 13 July 2033
"We're closing up shop. Wetbots made us broke." The production chief of iRobot consumer products grins ruefully. "Luckily we've still got our military ...
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Towards an abundocracy
Posted: 10 July 2014   2 Comments
The inevitable paradigm shift as we move towards an age of abundance is an interesting one. From this side of the revolution it is very difficult to think about how it will happen. Our recent history with digital products, opensource and zero distribution costs may be an applicable model, but even in that micro world the story is far from over - capitalism and large-scale businesses still ...
MindBullet logo THE CURSE OF ABUNDANCE
Free energy spawns hordes of wetbots and kills off big brands
Dateline: 13 July 2033
"We're closing up shop. Wetbots made us broke." The production chief of iRobot consumer products grins ruefully. "Luckily we've still got our military contracts!" Since open source, peer production of printed solar panels has made electric power almost zero cost, robots have taken over agriculture, mining and most manufacturing. With no jobs but plenty of creative spirit, the 'maker' ...
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THE CURSE OF ABUNDANCE
Published on: 10 July 2014   4 Comments
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Free energy spawns hordes of wetbots and kills off big brands
Dateline: 13 July 2033
"We're closing up shop. Wetbots made us broke." The production chief of iRobot consumer products grins ruefully. "Luckily we've still got our military contracts!" Since open source, peer production of printed solar panels has made electric power almost zero cost, robots have taken over agriculture, mining and most manufacturing. With no jobs but plenty of creative spirit, the 'maker' movement has spawned millions of backyard factories, churning out low volume, low cost 3D printed products for ...
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Long live longevity
Posted: 8 July 2014   1 Comment
The possibility for humans to extend their lives by hundreds of years is becoming less of a fantasy and more like a future reality. According to this article, a new enzyme and a hormone offer the chance of preventing aging and extending life in mammals. Will our scenario published nine years ago become a hot topic in the near future?

The implications of technology like this becoming affordable ...
This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich
8 July 2014
George Monbiot: Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now
MindBullet logo WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE FOREVER?
You'd better check how many years you can afford
Dateline: 13 September 2025
Two decades ago, Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Grey were often considered the lunatic fringe of science. Living forever? What nonsense! Then, ever so slowly, ...
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Morals for Robots - it's time to think about this!
Posted: 8 July 2014  
With advances in smart robots, self learning systems, the internet of everything and other supporting disruptive technologies, the debate on what robots should be allowed to do, develop etc is rapidly becoming important. Where will this lead society and human kind? The upside is truly spectacular but so is the downside! And there is, as always, no one right answer!
It's Time to Start Talking About Robot Morals
8 July 2014
We're at a moment in time where computer programmers are injecting machines with consciousness and the power of thought. It's time we stop and ask: What ...
MindBullet logo LET G-DROIDS DO THE DIRTY WORK
Google's robots do the heavy lifting, drive the dump trucks and haul the garbage
Dateline: 17 July 2018
Now that Google has become the leading developer of robots, including humanoid robots, we can leave them to do all the unpleasant, dangerous, and boring ...
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Customer service by robot collaborating with data!
Posted: 3 July 2014  
Great innovation and service by robots and yet more human jobs lost. Interfaced with airport and passenger data systems it knows when you arrive and will have your car waiting!
A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car at This German Airport
3 July 2014
The first robot valets have started work at an airport in Germany.
MindBullet logo NETWORKED ROBOTS ALL OVER MY HOUSE & GARDEN
Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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Life in the smart home of the future
Posted: 2 July 2014  
Living in the smart home of the future will be a breeze, right? Smart machines will anticipate our every mope, and life will be easy. Or will it? There's a way to go, and we may find that a great deal more human intervention is required before we achieve digital utopia. Read on.....
How Welcoming Will the Smart Home of the Future Be? | MIT Technology Review
2 July 2014
Imagine a dishwasher that requires a username and password. Smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability.
MindBullet logo NETWORKED ROBOTS ALL OVER MY HOUSE & GARDEN
Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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Disruptive Innovation - is it relevant?
Posted: 21 June 2014  
This us an important debate for anyone concerned about the future relevance of their business...and another example of how political academia can get!
Clayton Christensen Responds to Takedown of 'Disruptive Innovation'
21 June 2014
Harvard business guru accuses Harvard history professor of "criminal act of dishonesty"
MindBullet logo IS THIS THE END OF INNOVATION?
The pace of technology advances slows as all invention is outsourced to computers
Dateline: 3 March 2033
We are in trouble. We've reached the end of the road. Like the mythical serpent devouring itself from the tail, we have progressed in ever decreasing ...
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A connected society - how connected are you?
Posted: 16 June 2014  
In an interesting move Marriott joins the race to connect people, create new experiences and replace old models with new thinking. To benefit from these new ideas however, one has to be connected and actively extend one's personal networks. The alternative is a lonely existence in empty hotel lobbies!
Marriott And MIT Reinvent The Hotel Lobby As A Social Hub
16 June 2014
A missed connection in the hotel lobby? With the new Six Degrees app, it could be easier to rendezvous with nearby strangers when you travel.
MindBullet logo IN-HOUSE SOCIAL NETWORKS NO LONGER THE OUTCASTS
Restricted no more - companies derive massive value
Dateline: 22 December 2009
There was a time when social networks were the outcasts on the corporate agenda. Alternate identities in MySpace were banned by some companies and access ...
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Get ready for change if you are a professional!
Posted: 16 June 2014  
Interesting research suggests that not only will labour be threatened by new technologies, but the professions will also experience disruption. We have been suggesting this for years! Change is the constant and it's going to happen to a professional near you soon.
Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions?
16 June 2014
Tom Meltzer: Advances in technology have long been recognised as a threat to manual labour. Now highly skilled, knowledge-based jobs that were once ...
MindBullet logo RENT A ROBOT AND RETIRE
HSBC lets you earn while you snooze
Dateline: 11 September 2095
With 60% of the population of the US and EU now over the age of 65, economists have expressed astonishment at the continued strength of the world economy. ...
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China and India: New best friends?
Posted: 10 June 2014  
We've published a number of MindBullets that reflect on China's ability to outperform the rest of the world, and also a couple on the uneasy relationship between China and its comparable neighbour, India.

So will China become the greatest nation on earth? Will it stumble and lose focus and traction, and harmony within? Will India overtake China? Or will China and India join forces and together ...
Border Makes China and India Bristle, Even as They Seek Closer Ties in Trade
10 June 2014
China’s state news media has welcomed India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, as a pragmatic new partner on economic matters
MindBullet logo POUNCING TIGER, STUMBLING DRAGON
India takes on China in the new technology war
Dateline: 6 June 2021
The gloves are off. India and China are battling it out. No longer is India prepared to play second fiddle to China's economic might. In the last decade ...
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Robots get a heart!
Posted: 6 June 2014  
So it seems that robots will soon no longer be able to claim "I haven't got a heart"! These "emotional robots" go on sale shortly.
'Emotional robot' launches in Japan
6 June 2014
Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions.
MindBullet logo NETWORKED ROBOTS ALL OVER MY HOUSE & GARDEN
Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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The future is coming...are you ready?
Posted: 28 May 2014  
Its either scary or exciting, depending on how you look at it and how ready you are? Are you mentally agile enough, is your organisation capable of adapting quickly enough? Robotics, internet of things, smart self learning systems, AI, 4 and even 5 D printing, smart machines...it is all happening right now somewhere near you! Get ready for a really different and exciting tomorrow.
Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter | Business | WIRED
28 May 2014
WIRED sat down with Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, to discuss this phenomenon of convergence, where digital bits from the computer world are ...
MindBullet logo NETWORKED ROBOTS ALL OVER MY HOUSE & GARDEN
Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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Flying robots inspired by nature
Posted: 26 May 2014  
Biomimicry - emulating nature's amazingly efficient designs - is an emerging science, but an important one that deserves more attention than it is getting. Read how scientists are building flying robots inspired by nature.
Nature inspires flying robot design
26 May 2014
Dr Mirko Kovac from Imperial College explains how drones whose design is inspired by nature are set to become part of our everyday lives
MindBullet logo LET G-DROIDS DO THE DIRTY WORK
Google's robots do the heavy lifting, drive the dump trucks and haul the garbage
Dateline: 17 July 2018
Now that Google has become the leading developer of robots, including humanoid robots, we can leave them to do all the unpleasant, dangerous, and boring ...
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