The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 YearsAmerica is not the leading economic power… China is, then Germany. It is the leading military power. And excuse me, while other nations do not have stellar governments, the USA hardly had ever good ones. Most of it’s economic power is based on it’s media and military power. […]

 

How We’ll Control the Future With Our Thoughts

ku-bigpicThe minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we already are.  Every minute of the day, whether awake or asleep, your brain fires off millions of minuscule electrical charges between neurons as it processes your thoughts and feelings. Each one of these thoughts activates the differing regions within the brain in specific and unique patterns, patterns that can be detected through your skull and scalp via the network of neural sensors that make up an electroencephalogram (EEG). This technology has the potential to radically alter our interactions with machines, giving us a sort of digital telepathy over everything from children’s toys to military hardware to Maj. Kusanagi-level prosthetics. Consider this the first step towards the singularity.  […]

 

A Light Footprint Can Lead to Powerful Business Gains

Some of the best current lessons on how to adapt to our changing business environment come from the realm of military doctrine. And one key methodology stems from mid-1990s, when students at the U.S. Army War College were told repeatedly they were preparing for leadership roles in a “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous” (VUCA) world. Barack Obama’s “Light Footprint” doctrine of warfare, featuring novel uses of drones, cyberweapons, special forces, allies, and proxies, is an early adaptation to the VUCA world.  […]

 

Would You Eat a Password Vitamin Daily to Log In?

Would You Eat a Password Vitamin Daily to Log In?

@ mashable.com

Passwords: They’re everywhere, and most of us manage a half-dozen or so, at least. They’re also the weakest link in the authentication chain because humans aren’t great at creating passwords remembering them. A Motorola executive (and former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency head) Regina Dugan proposed a solution at […]

 

Don’t Let Predictability Become the Enemy of Innovation

@ blogs.hbr.org

images (13)Unhappily shocked by Sputnik’s unexpected 1957 success, President Eisenhower quickly pushed the Pentagon to establish the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) . Its ostensible mission: ” to prevent technological surprise to the U.S. military, and to create surprises of its own .” Anticipating and enabling ” technological surprise […]

 

From a garage to the Pentagon

Most of the vendors trying to sell the Marines the latest in solar and fuel efficiency equipment are start-up firms.

@ money.cnn.com

Most of the vendors trying to sell the military the latest in solar and fuel efficiency equipment are start-up firms. Watch them sell solar to the Marines. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (CNNMoney) — Spurred by a desire to save money and lives by reducing the number of vulnerable fuel convoys […]

 
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