The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds

The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual WorldsFour revolutions in transportation are taking place this decade. This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world. In 2011, Peter Thiel famously said, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters…” Guess what? The flying car is […]

 

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfeeMachines, it seems, can do almost anything human beings can. Now cars are even starting to drive themselves. What does that mean for business and employment? Will any jobs be left for people? Will machines take over not just low-skilled tasks but high-skilled ones too? If […]

 

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 […]

 

The Science of Traffic: Can IoT Help End Congestion?

The Science of Traffic: Can IoT Help End Congestion?Like most great ideas, they appear simple and logical once they’re created.  INRIX  is no different. When the company was founded nearly a decade ago, drivers and departments of transportation relied on expensive sensors installed in a few roads to understand real-time traffic conditions. Now INRIX is at the […]

 

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 […]

 

Designing for the Internet of things

Designing for the Internet of things

The IoT calls for nothing less than a new era of design And the designers that define it will be the architects of the modern world By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the web, from lamp posts, cars and doorbells to your pet dog and […]

 

Happy New Year 2039! What our world will look like 25 years from now.

Happy New Year 2039! What our world will look like 25 years from now.HAPPY NEW YEAR 2039! WHAT OUR WORLD WILL LOOK LIKE 25 YEARS FROM NOW?

Have you ever wondered what can we expect in 25 years from now? What will we eat? Where will we live? How will we communicate? And will we be able to cure death and literally live forever? FUTUREMAKERS.TODAY is a 115-page, free publication that covers interviews with internationally renowned experts – futurists, philosophers, designers, scientists – who share their vision of the world in the year 2039, spanning different aspects of our life such as: CITY | CARS | ENERGY | FOOD | HEALTH | COMMUNICATION | RETAIL | MONEY | HOUSING […]

 

CES 2015 roundup: superchips, driverless cars and follow-me drones

CES 2015 roundup: superchips, driverless cars and follow-me drones

Las Vegas Strip, home to a dozen of the world’s biggest hotels and usually busy every hour of the day and night, was closed to traffic. Then, to the delight of the large crowd gathered outside the Cosmopolitan, a sleek silver car pulled into the kerb. But nobody got out.

The vehicle, not unlike the Hoff’s 1980s Knight Rider, was the star of the show on day one of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show – the biggest, gaudiest, noisiest trade show in the US.  […]

 

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast […]

 

Giant bus which drives over cars planned in China

Giant bus which drives over cars planned in China

The huge vehicle is as wide as two road lanes and 18 feet tall, carries more than 300 passengers per bus, and its electric motors run partly on solar power. The bus network could carry as many as 1,400 passengers at once. Its designers say it can reduce traffic […]

 
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