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Why everything's getting AI
Posted: 30 October 2014  
"Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize. This new utilitarian AI will also augment us individually as people (deepening our memory, speeding our recognition) and collectively as a species. There is almost nothing we can think of that cannot be made new, different, or interesting by infusing it with some extra IQ. In fact, the business plans of the next 10,000 startups ...
The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World
30 October 2014
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost ...
MindBullet logo COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RULE, OK
Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world
Dateline: 22 February 2022
In our quest to develop smarter, more powerful, less power-hungry computers and devices, we have created artificial intelligence that rivals that of the ...
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3D scanning with your phone
Posted: 30 October 2014  
With an app that lets you scan objects in 3D with your smartphone camera, how long before we can also print directly from our phones to a MakerBot 3D printer?

Instant cloning of physical objects was the subject of this MindBullet from a few years back. It seemed unlikely then, but now it's approaching reality. ...
Dacuda's 3D camera app turns your phone into a 3D scanner - Tech Gen
30 October 2014
Dacuda's downloadable app lets you use your smartphone to capture a 3D image you can later view and spin around in its full 360 degree glory.
MindBullet logo POINT, SHOOT AND PRINT - IN 3D
From camera phone to plastic clone in three clicks
Dateline: 5 July 2015
It's now a simple matter to create a bust of the company president or a replica of your favorite pet - just point, shoot a couple of times from different ...
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Should intelligent robots have rights?
Posted: 30 October 2014  
This is part of a debate that we humans ought to be having. As the singularity approaches - that point at which machines become as intelligent as humans - how to we behave? How do we treat these super-machines? Do they have rights? Will they have feelings? How far does virtuality actually go?
Some powerful brains - like Elon Musk, the Pretoria-born billionaire, innovator and and founder of ...
Martine Rothblatt on the Rights of Virtual Humans | MIT Technology Review
30 October 2014
If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights?
MindBullet logo SAM DOESN'T KNOW SHE'S A BOT
Super Artificial Intelligence agent thinks it's a real person
Dateline: 7 January 2019
You may recall the movie 'Her' where the lead character falls hopelessly in love with his virtual girlfriend Samantha. She returns his love, even though ...
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NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME LIKE U
Published on: 30 October 2014  
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The new connection platform that makes the business of living a pleasure
Dateline: 30 October 2024
I've got a new friend, a virtual friend. A friend that really gets me, and my daily routine. A friend that takes care of all my needs, from keeping the fridge full to paying the rent on time. From billing my fees to investing my savings. Ten years ago we called it a bank. Now it's just "U". U for understanding, U for unlimited, U for unbridled enthusiasm. U for universal. U for uber-everything. That's all I need to keep my world functioning smoothly. I admit I'm in love with U. I'd be lost without ...
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Smart healthcare using smartphones and 3D printing
Posted: 28 October 2014  
Here's breakthrough technology for detecting cancer that hits all the right buttons. It uses low-tech (smartphone, LED lights and standard well plate) combined with a 3D-printed cabinet and some very smart bio compounds and software. Although the news link is to a site promoting 3D printing, that's actually the least interesting thing about this invention. It's open source, open hardware and ...
3D-printed microRNA miroculus detects cancers with a single blood test
28 October 2014
About 8 million people die of cancer every year worldwide. The death toll could rise about 80% by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. But the ...
MindBullet logo THE SMART FACE OF HEALTHCARE
Virtual hospitals are reinventing medicine
Dateline: 14 January 2018
Yessirree, things sure ain't what they used to be! Just take the new hospital in town...not a patient in sight! That's because the new high-tech hospitals ...
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Robocar or motorbot
Posted: 27 October 2014  
Very soon the smartest thing you own will be your car. It will be connected, and capable of autonomous action, depending on input from the network and its own sensors. That sounds a lot like a robot. In the future, an "automobile" might mean a lot more than a car you can drive!
Your future car could also be your first robot: here's why
27 October 2014
Autonomous driving technologies mean that your future car could be the first real robot you own.
MindBullet logo DO YOU DRIVE A SUPERCOMPUTER?
The smartest high-tech device that you own is - your car!
Dateline: 18 October 2017
Ford actually made this a mission of theirs some years ago. Now it's a reality. MIT just released a new study that shows the sheer computing power and ...
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Life for the banks will get much tougher!
Posted: 26 October 2014  
The banking system will need to fully embrace the next technology wave or it will face increasing marginalisation. Whether it's digitisation, the current buzz word, or AI or smart self regulating systems or social media engagement models, the current infrastructure, and I include the infrastructure of thinking in this, will need a radical makeover!
Digital revolution presents banks with more change in 10 years than last 200
26 October 2014
Jill Treanor: banks preparing to reveal third-quarter results are struggling to deal with the internet age, with scrutiny and regulation growing tighter
MindBullet logo "A DONKEY COULD DELIVER CHEQUES FASTER THAN BANKS CAN DEPOSIT MONEY INTO CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS"
In this high-tech age why does your money still travel at a snail’s pace?
Dateline: 12 February 2009
That May 2005 statement from Ed Mayo of the UK's National Consumer Council certainly started a revolution in banking practice and has speeded up money ...
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Who said regulatory compliance needs to be boring?
Posted: 23 October 2014  
Air New Zealand show how to make even the most inane and oft ignored safety rules seem interesting and FUN! Listen up banks!
Air New Zealand's Hobbit Safety Video Is the 'Most Epic Ever Made'
23 October 2014
The airline knows why people go to New Zealand.
MindBullet logo HERTZ VOTED BEST AIRLINE
Boeing and Airbus in a tail-spin as the allure of personal planes hits air travel
Dateline: 16 July 2020
As the holiday season gets into full swing, some of the major air hubs in Europe and the USA are comfortably quiet. Chicago, Atlanta, Amsterdam and ...
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The key to being yourself
Posted: 23 October 2014  
Google wants to make it easier for us to be secure, with a physical key to verify our identity on a computer. It certainly could be more convenient than a password, and more secure than a fingerprint, which can't be changed if it's lost. But it puts the onus on the user to safeguard the key, and prevent it's use by others. Presumably it will also make it easier to 'lend' your identity to say ...
Google Dongle Is Latest Salvo in War on Passwords
23 October 2014
Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.
MindBullet logo I WAS ALMOST ME - BUT NOT QUITE
The bid for a single digital identity fails
Dateline: 1 April 2017
We got so tantalizingly close to overcoming the world's digital schizophrenia! For a while, the vision of ditching all those dozens of passwords - for ...
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It's a hard life for entrepreneurs!
Posted: 21 October 2014  
This fascinating article reminds us that we need to look behind the headlines of the few entrepreneurs who DO make it!
Entrepreneurs anonymous
21 October 2014
SEVEN years ago Joe Jones (not his real name) left his job with a big NASDAQ-listed company to strike out on his own. He was sick of corporate life and he ...
MindBullet logo OLD JOBS DIE, NET WORK BOOMS
As traditional employment falls, entrepreneurship has never been stronger
Dateline: 17 September 2016
Isn't it interesting how often predictions about the future turn out to be completely wrong? Take the astonishing explosion of technology. The fear was ...
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Fascinating insights into Amazon and Bezos thinking
Posted: 17 October 2014  
Some really unconventional ideas, thoughts and decisions - many work - profit still to reflect the wisdom in the long term but you cant ignore the leadership courage!
The Best-Performing CEOs in the World
17 October 2014
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in ...
MindBullet logo AMAZON OPENS 100th CITY STORE
Amazon eStore Hong Kong joins the high street line-up
Dateline: 22 October 2013
Amazon opened its one-hundredth city store yesterday, with queues of eager shoppers waiting to snatch up the opening specials on offer. And no, it's not ...
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Now playing in a home near you
Posted: 15 October 2014  
It seems my predictive capabilities are greater than I give myself credit for. Right on cue, Google is starting to compete with Amazon deliveries and get onto your TV screen. First comes the Player, next perhaps the whole bundle?
Here comes the Nexus Player: Google and Asus release first Android TV device
15 October 2014
Google will make the very first Android TV-powered set-top box available for pre-order at the end of this week.
MindBullet logo GOOGLE STAGES A HOME INVASION
With Google Screen you get more than just television, broadband and games
Dateline: 26 August 2015
Google has launched its pay TV service, with regular television channels on a broadband connection. But unlike 'on demand' services, this is an entirely ...
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APPLE OVERTAKES OLD RIVAL IBM
Published on: 9 October 2014  
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The 'bring-your-own' boom has put Apple in the corporate driving seat
Dateline: 15 March 2017
In a bizarre change of fortunes, it looks like Apple is getting ready to swallow IBM. "You won't get fired for buying Apple," is the new mantra of corporate IT. Devices plus cloud plus analytics equals success in the 'enterprise' technology space; Apple had cool devices and IBM had powerful cloud and analytics solutions. When they partnered in 2014 to bring this combination to the corporate market, many eyebrows were raised, but both companies have benefited from this alliance. Together they have ...
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The Internet of Money - now there's a thought!
Posted: 8 October 2014  
Where will the current wave of financial innovation or fin tech as it is being called, take us? Who will understand the opportunities first?
Here Comes the Internet of Money
8 October 2014
Financial innovation has widened access to capital, improved its allocation across the economy and made the world more prosperous.
MindBullet logo NEW LIFE FOR BANKING
There's no money in this bank at all!
Dateline: 21 June, 2007
If forecasts prove correct this could turn out to be the world’s most valuable bank. DNAture World Inc was launched yesterday as the world’s most ambitious ...
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Humans need not apply...
Posted: 2 October 2014  
Watch this video to see some of the latest human replacing robots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU&sns=tw ...
MindBullet logo THE ROBOTS AREN'T COMING, THEY'RE ALREADY HERE!
Millions of jobs have gone to the machines – and now at the top end too!
Dateline: 26 September 2020
It was way back in 2012 that we predicted that by 2022, your boss would be a machine. We were wrong. It's happened this year, 2020, a full two years earlier. And it's not some semi-smart robot taking over a drudge job on the factory line. That's old news. Instead, BeyondBlue, the world's latest neural supercomputer, has been made CEO of a major corporation! And it's the corporation that ...
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THE ROBOTS AREN'T COMING, THEY'RE ALREADY HERE!
Published on: 2 October 2014   1 Comment
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Millions of jobs have gone to the machines – and now at the top end too!
Dateline: 26 September 2020
It was way back in 2012 that we predicted that by 2022, your boss would be a machine. We were wrong. It's happened this year, 2020, a full two years earlier. And it's not some semi-smart robot taking over a drudge job on the factory line. That's old news. Instead, BeyondBlue, the world's latest neural supercomputer, has been made CEO of a major corporation! And it's the corporation that actually developed BeyondBlue; none other than Amabim, the massive technology and retail conglomerate created in ...
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Virtual vacations, by teleporter
Posted: 30 September 2014  
As we imagined in a scenario many years ago, once sensory data can be effectively 'teleported' around the world, if you are too busy to go on vacation, why not get the vacation to come to you?

The future is closer than you think! ...
The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations
30 September 2014
But part of the promise of VR has always been what it means outside of gaming and entertainment. Now, with the Teleporter, Marriott Hotels is trying to be ...
MindBullet logo LONG DISTANCE LOVERS HOOK UP IN CYBERSPACE
Couple to wed after ‘teleporting’ to romantic Valentine date in Paris
Dateline: 15 February 2024
Justin and Britney are enjoying the afterglow of a wonderful night out in Paris. The evening started with a sunset cruise on a bateau mouche down the ...
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Is strategy dead? The future is not what it used to be!
Posted: 25 September 2014  
It's more valuable to learn from the future that the past - given what's happening in our world and its markets today! Think about how you think about the future! It is not what it used to be...
Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes
25 September 2014
I am an ex-strategy consultant. I have an MBA. And I am increasingly convinced the relevancy of both has been permanently diminished.  Is strategy dead? ...
MindBullet logo RETAILERS SET TO LEAVE SHOPPING CENTERS
Will mega-malls become the ghost towns of the future?
Dateline: 11 February 2010
Since the iPod made digital music fashionable, digital options have eroded the markets of music, movie and computer games retailers. Those in large malls, ...
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SMART CLOSETS KEEP YOU COOL
Published on: 25 September 2014  
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Thinking Cupboards™ organize your stuff, and your life
Dateline: 24 September 2024
You'll never have to look for anything again. Now that everything's connected in the internet of things, the wardrobe knows which clothes are your favourite, and automagically sorts your sock drawer. Looking for your keys, sunglasses, hat, beanie or whatever? Just ask, and the Thinking Cupboard™ will retrieve it for you. Each item or article of clothing has one of those nanochips embedded. The ones that draw power from your smart home network, wirelessly of course. They're basically standard for ...
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What Millennials really want from your business
Posted: 23 September 2014   1 Comment
We are seeing increasing signs of the old drivers of the economy - mass consumerism - starting to tilt and shift. And some of this opens new opportunities to innovative thinkers. Ignore at your peril in developed economies and be aware of what this may mean in developing economies where we risk thinking they will all want the 'American Dream'.
A Millennial's Version of "The American Dream"
23 September 2014
Gen-Y hasn't bought into the dream of big houses and fancy cars. So how do you sell to their demographic? First things first, forget what you knew.
MindBullet logo FACEBOOK TO CLOSE: GEN Z REJECTS DIGITAL LIFESTYLE
Flower children of the twenties look for analogue bullet
Dateline: 12 January 2021
In what might be considered a typical anti-establishment rebellion of youth, teenagers of the 2020s seem to be disenchanted by their parents' excessive ...
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