Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time goes in one direction: forward. Little boys become old men but not vice versa; teacups shatter but never spontaneously reassemble. This cruel and immutable property of the universe, called the "arrow of time," is fundamentally a consequence of the second law...
(USA Today) – Holograms. Emotive, life-like digital human beings. Washing machine repairs directed from miles away. The rollout of 5G wireless networks that will continue throughout 2019 and beyond promises a slew of new smartphones that will hum along...
THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer’s parent company...
New York City’s police department is monitoring citizens using cameras and facial recognition software developed in China. The surveillance tools are identical to those used in Sky Net in China, the largest video surveillance system on Earth, Chinese government research...
Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson believes a helmet placed on a human head in a laboratory will be able to project their thoughts in real-time.He spoke after researchers claimed they can tell what rats are thinking by analysing activity in their...
Ex-cybernetics engineer Dr Ian Pearson predicts we are veering towards a future of conscious machines.But if robots are thrust into action by military powers, the futurologist warns they will be capable of conjuring up their own "moral viewpoint".And if they...
Sometimes a business inadvertently drops the pretense and just tells the world its real intentions. We saw this yesterday, when Amazon bragged about how it “allowed” an employee to lose 100 pounds by endlessly delivering boxes. Amazon saw this as a...
Few countries have been moving toward a cashless society as fast as Sweden. But cash is being squeezed out so quickly — with half the nation’s retailers predicting they will stop accepting bills before 2025 — that the government...
China’s plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each...
In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China’s...

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