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Doug Vining Doug Vining
Internet of dumb things
Posted: 4 March 2015  
In an echo of the scenario we published last year, here's the real-life tale of a burned out light-bulb that wouldn't stop asking for help - until the whole network froze up.
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This guy's light bulb performed a DoS attack on his entire smart house
4 March 2015
The challenge of being a futurist pioneer is being Patient Zero for the future's headaches.
Homeowner dies as home automation system goes haywire
Dateline: 14 August 2018
It's a dream gone horribly wrong. The automated, connected world was supposed to make our lives and our homes better, easier and safer. But now it's turned ...
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Anton Musgrave Anton Musgrave
Head transplant? Might just be possible!
Posted: 1 March 2015  
Imagine the unimaginable? The prospect of infinite human life is already being debated in some scientific circles. Every year steps towards this prospect happen all over the world of science. Suddenly, an Italian scientist says he will transplant a head in a few years...where could this lead humankind to? Is it ...
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Surgeon Plans First Human Head Transplant
1 March 2015
Sergio Canavero claims recipients would be able to speak using the same voice and could be walking within a year.
But remember...that makes 'death' a personal choice too
Dateline: 12 March 2021
In a statement from the United Nations today, it was confirmed that the world's G18 nations had agreed to remove the idea of 'retirement' from their ...
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Anton Musgrave Anton Musgrave
Openness and transparency in India to drive new business
Posted: 20 February 2015   1 Comment
India PM Modi goes the open and transparent route to drive new business...as he ranks individual states on their 'ease of doing business' rating! Published criteria, central scoring...and open results! I am sure it will change legislative behaviour in individual states!
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The investment push: Now, states to be ranked on ease of doing business
20 February 2015
the government has decided to come up with a ranking system for states on the basis of ease of doing business
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Neil Jacobsohn Neil Jacobsohn
The robots are definitely coming!
Posted: 26 February 2015  
More interesting discussion on the rapidly emerging world of intelligent robots - and the implications for humanity, and the jobs we currently hold today.
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What clever robots mean for jobs
26 February 2015
Recent advances have pushed experts to look anew at changes automation will bring to labour force as robots wiggle their way into higher reaches of ...
With robots paying labour tax, the 99% can be as idle and as comfortable as the elites
Dateline: 4 July 2025
We're living in the age of abundance. The age of the algorithm. The age of... well, automated utopia. Who would have thought that this soon, with machines ...
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