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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 06, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 06, 2014)

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THE ATLANTIC: The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD http://lnkd.in/dYbe4q7

WASHINGTON POST: Verizon, AT&T tracking their users with ‘supercookies’ http://lnkd.in/dCcqG7T

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash http://lnkd.in/daPd5Yi

CIO: How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things http://lnkd.in/dtcF6Rr

NEW YORK TIMES: Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists’ Use of Social Media http://lnkd.in/dPnPEcz

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: fMRI Data Reveals the Number of Parallel Processes Running in the Brain. The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is. http://lnkd.in/dz9h5pK

BLOOMBERG: Qatar, Citic Plan to Start $10 Billion Investment Fund. Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund, which controls more than $100 billion of assets, plans to set up a $10 billion investment venture with China’s Citic Group as it seeks to diversify from retail and property assets in Europe. http://lnkd.in/dmS9wNf

THE ECONOMIST: Rise of the robots http://lnkd.in/dh_7asG

FORBES: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? http://lnkd.in/dYGpdAD

BBC: Are we about to see the rise of robot bosses? http://lnkd.in/dNPWqCy

DAILY MAIL: Artificial intelligence ‘could be the worst thing to happen to humanity’: Stephen Hawking warns that rise of robots may be disastrous for mankind. http://lnkd.in/dNUHnt5

CBSNEWS: Robots on the rise in the workplace. Steve Kroft reports on technological advances, especially robotics, that are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs http://lnkd.in/daquEkW

MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Plans Nuclear Summit Boycott http://lnkd.in/dvpEnWw

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Vindicating Volatility. Why Fluctuating Oil Prices Are Here To Stay http://lnkd.in/dz6khjS

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Process Before Policy. How Washington Can Avert Financial Ruin After the Election http://lnkd.in/dT3QtuM

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The End of the Military-Industrial Complex. How the Pentagon Is Adapting to Globalization http://lnkd.in/dxVuzbE

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: National Insecurity. Just How Safe Is the United States? http://lnkd.in/dHkj4RG

FORBES: There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet. These are the 72 who rule the world. http://lnkd.in/dQVadb9

HERALD ONLINE: Russian President Vladimir Putin Tops Forbes’ 2014 Ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People for the Second Year in a Row. http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/11/05/6495644/russian-presi…rylink=cpy

REUTERS: Amazon tries out taxi deliveries in California cities, WSJ reports http://lnkd.in/dnmq2ej

BLOOMBERG: Mercedes Puts Tesla Technology Beneath Hood to Chase BMW http://lnkd.in/d7Y6Jvi

BLOOMBERG: Mercedes Puts Tesla Technology Beneath Hood to Chase BMW http://lnkd.in/d7Y6Jvi

TIME: A single-malt from Japan has been named the best whisky in the world for the first time. http://lnkd.in/dBjA4cv

BLOOMBERG: A Slovakian Startup Is Building a Flying Car http://lnkd.in/dNv9gqu

FORBES: Amazon Faces ‘Bloodbath’ As Tech Giants Square Off In India http://lnkd.in/dt4gcPT

BUSINESS INSIDER: Here’s The Evidence That The Tech Bubble Is About To Burst http://lnkd.in/dxSWmiX

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Monetizing Big Data: A Q&A with Wells Fargo’s Data Chief http://www.information-management.com/news/Monetizing-Big-Da…#45;1.html

SYMMETRY MAGAZINE: Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur. http://lnkd.in/dXFpgqA

QUANTUM MAGAZINE: In a Multiverse, What Are the Odds? Testing the multiverse hypothesis requires measuring whether our universe is statistically typical among the infinite variety of universes. But infinity does a number on statistics. http://lnkd.in/dkVcrjx


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