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Connecting dots for a new future
Posted: 2 October 2015  
Here are seven dots of technologies that will reshape the future as we knew it...and will create outcomes we have not even thought about yet.
Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever
2 October 2015
When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is “I use ...
SARS-22 outbreak linked to software bug
Dateline: 13 February 2022
Panic erupted in Hong Kong's Silicon Alley when it was discovered that the latest outbreak of SARS came from a computer virus. Thousands of people demanded ...
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Amplified intelligence for humans
Posted: 2 October 2015  
When the magic number seven (plus or minus two) becomes 16 or 64, then human intelligence will be super-human. As this MindBullet suggests, this might be possible by implanting bio-electronics in the brain. Ray Kurzweil sees a future of nanobots in our brains giving us these capabilities, and says we'll be better ...
Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'
2 October 2015
Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.
That wunderkind has got a chip in her head
Dateline: 12 June 2029
We used to think of AI as artificial intelligence, but that's an old concept. Now we use it to mean augmented intelligence; natural human intelligence ...
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The kindest cut of all?
Posted: 2 October 2015  
Is there any field of human activity that is NOT facing radical innovation? Even the ancient practice of shaving! Think of the implications of this invention - and ask yourself, is your business activity safe?
Futuristic Bladeless Laser Razor To Revolutionize Shaving For Men And Women
2 October 2015
The Kickstarter campaign has amassed $2.3 million in just over a week.
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Is it too soon or too late to panic?
Posted: 1 October 2015  
This article says that the current slump in commodities is more than the end of a cycle - rather it's a signal that fossil fuels are going to collapse permanently. Perhaps the fundamental shift in energy economics is the real reason!
Beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Panic sweeps global markets
1 October 2015
Financial markets are finally catching up to the news: Fossil fuels are in decline in both transport and electricity, and the woes of VW and Glencore. Even ...
MindBullet logo GOLD AT $800, OIL AT $64
The mini-boom is on
Dateline: 6 November 2016
Two years ago we saw the first faltering of the oil price, as Brent crude dipped below US$80 per barrel. Gold was also weak, at about US$1100 per ounce. ...
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Membership Biases of various Social media platforms
Posted: 1 October 2015   1 Comment
I seem to recall that analyses on previous US presidential elections - 2012, particularly - showed that each of the various social media had inherent membership baises. IIRC, Facebook was measurably more right wing than Twitter or Tumblr.

If a platform accurately reflects the membership, but that membership is ...
Fears the social giant swayed voters as Republicans sue
Dateline: 12 November 2016
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Energy futures, options and optionalities
Posted: 28 September 2015   1 Comment
With the rapidly changing energy landscape strategic thinking becomes critical! And we have to challenge every core assumption with an unprecedented openness and curiosity. Planning rom the future is what it needs to be about and that is not what some Governments seem to be doing!
Peering into the future of the electricity sector
28 September 2015
Changes in the energy sector could happen quickly. Embracing the inevitable, if yet uncertain, changes is hard to do and South Africa and Eskom are ...
Rich nations on the back foot as energy floods emerging economies
Dateline: 7 March 2019
The end of the oil age has heralded a glut in energy worldwide; but surprisingly the developing nations have been the first to benefit. While solving the ...
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