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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 21)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 21) FUTURE OF WORK This Is What Work Will Look Like in 2100 Jared Lindzon | Fast Company “Some futurists believe that automation will push future workers to tasks that are quintessentially human, and that things like standardized working hours and traditional hierarchies will disappear.”…
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 14)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 14) COMPUTING The US May Have Just Pulled Even With China in the Race to Build Supercomputing’s Next Big Thing Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review “While there’s plenty of national pride wrapped up in the race to get to exascale first, the work Yelick…
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The Earth’s Carrying Capacity for Human Life Is Not Fixed

The Earth’s Carrying Capacity for Human Life Is Not Fixed In a recent Nature Sustainability paper, a team of scientists concluded that the Earth can sustain, at most, only 7 billion people at subsistence levels of consumption (and this June saw us at 7.6 billion). Achieving “high life satisfaction” for everyone, however, would transgress the…
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Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It

Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It This year (2018), the global advertising industry is projected to surpass $550 billion. Advertising revenues have driven Google’s valuation to >$700 billion, and Facebook to >$500 billion. All of that is about to change. What if I were to tell you that the…
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Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It

Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It This year (2018), the global advertising industry is projected to surpass $550 billion. Advertising revenues have driven Google’s valuation to >$700 billion, and Facebook to >$500 billion. All of that is about to change. What if I were to tell you that the…
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Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces

Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces A group of roboticists at the University of Tokyo have created a flexible, flying “drone-robot” that could see a multitude of uses. The Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON, is (thankfully) better known by its acronym, DRAGON. As illustrated in…
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Plasma, the Mysterious (And Powerful) Fourth Phase of Matter

Plasma, the Mysterious (And Powerful) Fourth Phase of Matter When I was in elementary school, my teacher told me that matter exists in three possible states: solid, liquid, and gas. She neglected to mention plasma, a special kind of electrified gas that’s a state unto itself. We rarely encounter natural plasma, unless we’re lucky enough…
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 23)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 23) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE What It’s Like to Watch an IBM AI Successfully Debate Humans Dieter Bohn | The Verge “It looks like a huge leap beyond that other splashy demonstration we all remember from IBM when Watson mopped the floor with its competition at Jeopardy. …But this…
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 16)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 16) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This Wild, AI-Generated Film Is the Next Step in ‘Whole-Movie Puppetry’ Sam Machkovech | Ars Technica “Their plan required Benjamin to do the following: cobble together footage from public domain films, face-swap the duo’s database of human actors into that footage, insert…
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 9)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 9) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Is Tailor Made for the AI Era Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review “The team at Oak Ridge says Summit is the first supercomputer designed from the ground up to run AI applications, such as machine learning…
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