Future of employment: why there’s no need to worry

Future of employment: why there’s no need to worryMike Hayward: “It takes optimism to change reality.” We are heading full speed towards a world where you will want for nothing. If you read some of the top technology predictions by leading tech luminaries — think Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google — you’ll quickly see that […]

 

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent . That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google ( GOOGL , Tech30 ), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That […]

 

With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown up

With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown upGoogle this morning unveiled the creation of one of its better ATAP projects — Project Jacquard — a conductive fabric that can communicate with digital devices. The technology is small and lightweight, and it just might help connected clothing officially come of age.  […]

 

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual realityGoogle is the most important tech company in the world, depending on who you ask.

Between YouTube, Google search, and Gmail, the Mountain View, California-based company created, owns, and operates much of what we’ve come to expect from using the internet. The company’s influence is so great that its name is a verb – “Could you Google a good restaurant for tonight, darling?”  […]

 

Immortal But Damned to Hell on Earth

Immortal But Damned to Hell on EarthImagine a supercomputer so advanced that it could hold the contents of a human brain. The Google engineer Ray Kurzweil famously believes that this will be possible by 2045. Organized technologists are seeking to transfer human personalities to non-biological carriers, “extending life, including to the […]

 

The Digital Imperative

The Digital Imperative

When consumer needs and competitive landscapes are rapidly evolving, it’s no longer possible to craft a long-term strategy, assign responsibility and performance targets, and execute a three- to five-year plan. “Agile” methods successfully pioneered in software development at companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter have shown real advantages through learning by doing, rapidly and frequently delivering working products inspired by real consumer needs, developing innovative delivery methods and value propositions, and adapting to changing requirements.  […]

 

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Nanotech is the key to better EV batteries

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Nanotech is the key to better EV batteriesLiving up to his billing as an inventor/visionary, Ray Kurzweil kicked off an engineering conference in Detroit this week by imagining what might power cars of the future. Sure, he mentioned the self-driving cars his employer Google is working on, but a more interesting response was to a question […]

 

Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional

Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional

Google today announced it has completed the first build of its self-driving vehicle prototype. This is the first fully functional self-driving car from the company. It’s one thing to modify an existing car to give it self-driving capabilities. It’s another thing to build a self-driving car from the ground […]

 

The Medical Consequences Of Interfacing Technology With Humans

The Medical Consequences Of Interfacing Technology With Humans

When we think of wearables, we include all of those devices that we can put on and take off. But with the announcement of the development of Google contact lenses capable of providing user controls and sensor capabilities, the line between a wearable and an implantable becomes increasingly blurred. […]

 

Google’s Smart Contact Lenses Are Going to Become a Real Thing

 

Google\'s Smart Contact Lenses Are Going to Become a Real ThingRemember Google’s smart contact lenses ? Well, now the giant Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is turning them into a commercial reality. Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better […]

 
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