Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney Sweep

Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney SweepWe’re in New York this week to bring you coverage of Singularity University and CNBC’s Exponential Finance conference. Bitcoin, blockchain, mobile banking, peer-to-peer lending, AI financial advisors, insurance and driverless cars, and more: The financial world will undergo significant change in the coming years. Come here for […]

 

Contextual Storytelling, Part 1: UX Beyond the Screen

Contextual Storytelling, Part 1: UX Beyond the ScreenIt is coming fast and strong, a user experience that will not involve your computer, and possibly not your mobile phone or any screen. Or your screen will only be a part of the experience, and it will speak to “things” around you, like your refrigerator or a sensor, or even a can of soup.  […]

 

Mobile, the Metatrend of the Decade

Mobile, the Metatrend of the Decade

Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry (where we buy 1.6 billion PCs every five years). Our desire for the most powerful, newest tech in our pocket is the beginning of a symbiotic merger between human and machine. This post is about […]

 

Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals

Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals

Proteus Digital Health Digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised an additional $52 million from undisclosed investors following a whopping $120 million raise the company announced just last month. That brings Proteus’ latest round of funding — its seventh — to $172 million. By our count the company’s total […]

 

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearablesFor decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success. Now, the world’s largest mobile technology firms are getting in on the act. Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc, searching for […]

 

An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges

An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges

Mobile is quickly becoming the de facto platform for consuming services and products with 55% of internet traffic in the United States coming from mobile devices. The most remarkable thing about the mobile revolution however is that it is having the same impact all over the world regardless of demographics and income. Its disruptive nature is enabling entrepreneurs to build products and services that cater to some of the poorest people in the world and in the process create significant social impact.   […]

 

Weekend Confidential: Ray Kurzweil

download (1)Ray Kurzweil is teaching computers how to read better—one more step in the march of technological progress. The 66-year-old inventor and futurist thinks that by 2030, computers won’t only be able to understand ordinary spoken language but will show emotions too. Next to arrive will be the “singularity”—a term he popularized nearly a decade ago for the point at which humans and computers will merge as one. That will happen in 2045, he predicts, when human intelligence will be enhanced a billion-fold thanks to high-tech brain extensions.  […]

 

Your digital footprint can say a lot about your health. Clariture leverages that for healthcare advertising

Your digital footprint can say a lot about your health. Clariture leverages that for healthcare advertising

Healthcare providers are looking for ways to connect with potential patients on the web, on mobile devices, and through social channels. And San Francisco-based Clariture is ramping up to fill the need. Clariture’s platform uses social media and patient data to find people who are likely to respond to a healthcare provider’s […]

 

How Wearable Tech will Redefine the Future of Marketing

How Wearable Tech will Redefine the Future of Marketing

We have all heard, seen or used Wearable Tech gadgets that have started entering our daily lives. Just like radio, internet and mobile phones, Wearable Tech gadgets hold immense potential and will create new challenges for all of us. Here, I have highlighted 5 changes that marketers will face […]

 

Futurist Morris Miselowski predicts the jobs we’ll be doing in 2050

Futurist Morris Miselowski predicts the jobs we’ll be doing in 2050

“I CAN’T wait to be a transhumanist designer when I grow up,” said no child, ever. That might not be the case for long if futurist Morris Miselowski is right. He predicts the job could become as common as a teacher or builder in the years ahead. The renowned […]

 
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