Sunday, November 30, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 01, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

THE PROBLEM IS NO TECHNOLOGY BUT UNIVERSAL CORRUPTION. WIRED: Sorry, But Technology Alone Can’t Help Us Build a Better World http://lnkd.in/eEsg_zU

ATTENTION! I am not unconditionally in favor of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation. This Civilization is NOT PREPARED AT ALL and it is putrefied with abject universal corruption.   Ergo, this Civilization will have a chance of 3% to ever make it!

BBC News:   China blocks British MPs' visit to Hong Kong   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30267026

New York Times:  Leader Asserts China’s Growing Role on Global Stage   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/asia/leader-asserts-chinas-growing-role-on-global-stage.html?_r=0

In the entire northern side of the Western Hemisphere and Eurabia, it is IMPOSSIBLE to speak about Peace, Ethics, Leadership, and Gentle Bosses, and the Values of the Human Consciousness and Intelligence over Artificial Intelligence while the GREAT MAJORITY OF THE WEST IS INTO DOPED SODOM AND DRUNK GOMORRAH.  The West has made itself intellectually castrated to countermeasure China and Russia.

Daily Beast:  China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution (Countermeassuring North America's Panama Canal)   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/30/china-s-nicaragua-canal-could-spark-a-new-central-america-revolution.html

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Pushing for Oil-for-Goods Deal With Iran http://lnkd.in/eknj3H9

 MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Heads to Ankara to Deepen Energy Ties With Turkey http://lnkd.in/eKm7But

REUTERS:  Mubarak verdict fuels protests, mockery in Egypt   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/30/us-egypt-mubarak-protests-idUSKCN0JE0ID20141130

 Financial Times: China: Fear of a deflationary spiral http://lnkd.in/eH5aX2B

Financial Times:  How Russia outmanoeuvred the west in Ukrainian finance    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c141d720-770c-11e4-944f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KaaocqUV

Financial Times:   James Watson to sell Nobel Prize medal    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5fb47ebe-75bc-11e4-a1a9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KaaocqUV

The Economist:   Brussels and budgets. The European Commission decides not to pick to fight with fiscal laggards    http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21635236-european-commission-decides-not-pick-fight-fiscal-laggards-lion-miaowed

Design & Trend:   How To Stop Automation From Making Us Dumber    http://www.designntrend.com/articles/28039/20141129/stop-automation-making-dumber.htm

Computerworld:  How automation could take your skills -- and your job    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2845383/how-automation-could-take-your-skills-and-your-job.html

CIO: What CIOs Can Learn From the Biggest Data Breaches http://www.cio.com/article/2845618/data-breach/what-cios-can-learn-from-the-biggest-data-breaches.html

NOBODY IS GOING TO SPUTNIK ISRAEL, NEITHER MILITARY, NOR TECHNOLOGICALLY. VERY, VERY SOON, ISRAEL, THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL HOTBED, IS GOING TO OUTSMART EVERY CHALLENGE.  ISRAEL WILL BE CONQUERING THE START-UP MARKETPLACE. AND WHEN ISRAEL PREVAILS, I WILL HAVE A BOTTLE ON CAMPAIGN ON THEIR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CULTURE. BRAVO! /// BY THE WAY, WESTERNERS FROM THE NORDIC WESTERN HEMISPHERE, INCLUDING DANIEL GOLDMAN, SHOULD LEARN THE PROFOUND FUNCTIONALIZED NOTION OF "PRUDENCE" AND "TACT" OF MY ISRAELI BROTHERS.

THE GUARDIAN:  Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources   http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/07/nobel-laureates-call-for-a-revolutionary-shift-in-how-humans-use-resources

IRRESPONSIBILITY IS A FUNCTION OF IGNORANCE.  WALL STREET JOURNAL:   In a Twitter Post, Malaysia Airlines Sends the Wrong Message  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-tweet-sends-wrong-message.html?ref=technology

 YOU WILL BE EATEN ALIVE SOONEST. WALL STREET JOURNAL: Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon for Holiday Sales http://lnkd.in/ezXwdfx

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Delivery Drones Win an Endorsement From London’s Mayor    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/28/delivery-drones-win-an-endorsement-from-londons-mayor/?mod=ST1

DON'T BE STUPID, DRIVERLESS CARS ARE AN EUPHEMISM TO ROBOTIC CARS AND ERGO, MORE MIND CONTROL AND MORE MOBILITY CONTROL.

New Scientist:   Run your own experiment using CERN's public LHC data   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26604-run-your-own-experiment-using-cerns-public-lhc-data.html#.VHvB6Mn5N30

Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests  http://nyti.ms/1yyy9IK

 NATURE: Nuclear power: Desperately seeking plutonium. NASA has 35 kilograms of plutonium-238 to power its deep-space missions — but that will not get it very far. http://lnkd.in/ev84T9p


NATURE:  Cancer: Antitumour immunity gets a boost  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7528/full/515496a.html


BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

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Saturday, November 29, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 30, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 Toronto Star: Computer glitch sends $20M in overpayments to social assistance recipients http://lnkd.in/eQJMkvu

Washington Post:  Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off the coast of France    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-warships-pass-through-english-channel-anchor-off-coast-of-france-and-do-exercises/2014/11/28/9765bf6c-7706-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.html

Foreign Affairs:   Back to Europe's Future    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142342/david-schoenbaum/back-to-europes-future

BBC News:    Japan: Train fans experience super-fast maglev speed    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30051961

Quartz:   Maglev elevators are coming that can go up, down, and sideways   http://qz.com/303624/maglev-elevators-are-coming-that-can-go-up-down-and-sideways/

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Floating train could whisk you from DC to NY in an hour http://lnkd.in/e6SRzCP

 The Seattle Times: Inslee pushes incentives for electric cars http://lnkd.in/ef5Bd7V

 SLATE: Why Vladimir Putin has cozied up to an Orthodox Jewish sect: http://slate.me/1tAq005

CBC.ca:   Climate change survey reveals Canadians' fears for future generations    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/climate-change-survey-reveals-canadians-fears-for-future-generations-1.2852605

Phys.Org:   Reports identify areas where wildlife can survive in a changing climate    http://phys.org/news/2014-11-areas-wildlife-survive-climate.html 

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1411/S00299/changing-climate-and-rising-seas-understanding-the-science.htm

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

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@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess    

Friday, November 28, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 29, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 BBC News: Royal Navy launches first 'drone' unit http://lnkd.in/ezyfkNj

 FINANCIAL TIMES: China has ‘wasted’ $6.8tn in investment, warn Beijing researchers http://lnkd.in/eEAePxA

 REUTERS: Saudi Arabia declares price war on U.S. shale http://lnkd.in/ex83vU4

 REUTERS: EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google http://lnkd.in/eYxYA25

 REUTERS: Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs http://lnkd.in/eH6HftJ

 BLOOMBERG: What Tech-Worker Shortage? http://lnkd.in/ejzNWHR

 MOSCOW TIMES: Cheap Oil Threatens Russia With Recession, Deficits and Oil Output Falls http://lnkd.in/ejpSYA3

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russians Split on Whether to Blame Oil, Sanctions or Crimea for Economic Woe http://lnkd.in/eYs-d2m

 DER SPIEGEL: The Jihad Cult: Why Young Germans Are Answering Call to Holy War http://lnkd.in/eB_dqbf

 DER SPIEGEL: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine http://lnkd.in/eCSPxv9

 FORBES: Goldman Sachs Leads $15 Million Investment In Tech Start Up Kensho http://lnkd.in/eSFhsmR


 BLOOMBERG: OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says http://lnkd.in/efd-zEv

 BLOOMBERG: CNBC, Telegraph and Independent Hacked by Pro-Assad Group http://lnkd.in/e448-fh

 Washington Post: A simple guide to the sudden collapse in oil prices http://lnkd.in/esRPaZn

 Fox News: How low can it go? Oil, gas prices in freefall as OPEC reels from US fracking http://lnkd.in/e2EC3CV

 THE TIMES OF INDIA: China wants to push polluting 'sunset' industries to India http://lnkd.in/eb9bdyV

 THE GUARDIAN: Europe’s next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users http://lnkd.in/eYkNNzx

 ( Phys.org): New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153 http://lnkd.in/eSe7G9K

 ENGINEERING: Blue Ray Discs Could Hold A Key to Better Solar Cells http://lnkd.in/eHMipZ6

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Michigan State police wants to use drones soon http://lnkd.in/esyQR24

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: The race towards quantum computation http://lnkd.in/epBsgG4

 IEEE Spectrum: A New Kind of Atom Trap Chip for Quantum Computers http://lnkd.in/eDtmCV8

 IEEE Spectrum: DIY Exoplanet Detector. You don’t need a high-powered telescope to spot the signature of an alien world http://lnkd.in/e5Mx8hH

 IEEE Spectrum: NTSB Decision Defining "Aircraft" as Anything That Flies Lacks Common Sense http://lnkd.in/e2uD3Qx

 IEEE Spectrum: Startups Get the Kinks Out of Drones, Online Shopping, Mobile GPS and Other Techs http://lnkd.in/e8z3bBC

 IEEE Spectrum: Can China Turn Carbon Capture into a Water Feature? http://lnkd.in/eqiSB5V

 POPULAR SCIENCE: America’s Laser Gun Goes To War http://lnkd.in/eE-J-st

 POPULAR SCIENCE: A Genetic Fog Machine That Tags Criminals http://lnkd.in/e9XdnbZ

 POPULAR SCIENCE: DARPA FLASH. Military technology for safer firefighting http://lnkd.in/eFCAcey

 POPULAR SCIENCE: Underwater Robot Maps Polar Ice In 3-D http://lnkd.in/e4smm5w

 POPULAR MECHANICS: Meet the First 3-D Printed Object Made in Space http://lnkd.in/eAAVV3K

 InformationWeek: Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers http://lnkd.in/e5G-vQs

Reuters:   Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-japan-robots-idUSKCN0J32DS20141119

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Thursday, November 27, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 28, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 TechCrunch: GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year http://lnkd.in/e_Zc-K4

 Financial Times: Cheap energy is the new cheap labour. For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down http://lnkd.in/eyWJ3AN

Business Insider:   A Single Number Explains Why Radical Politics In Spain Are Here To Stay   http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-youth-unemployment-and-radical-politics-2014-11#ixzz3KJxEhaHX

WALL STREET JOURNAL:   Spain’s Health Minister Resigns Over Corruption Inquiry. Ana Mato Not Charged But Judge Said She Benefited From Alleged Kickback Scheme   http://online.wsj.com/articles/spains-health-minister-resigns-over-corruption-inquiry-1417041346

 BLOOMBERG: Singapore's wealthy stung as crude oil rout sinks bonds http://bloom.bg/127LNFX

 BLOOMBERG: China at $4.48 trillion surpasses Japan as 2nd biggest equity market after U.S. http://bloom.bg/1vSWw52

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess  


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 27, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 Forbes: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? http://lnkd.in/dYGpdAD

 THE ECONOMIST: The ZEV’s invisible tailpipe. Are zero-emission vehicles cleaner than petrol cars? It all depends... http://lnkd.in/er_9ihg

 CIO Magazine: 60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers http://lnkd.in/eh88ND9

 WIRED: How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap http://lnkd.in/evESr9U

 RT: UN sounds alarm on rise of autonomous 'killer robots' http://lnkd.in/deijvgf

 Wall Street Journal: Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts.China Says Prejudices of Some Western Officials Are Blocking Efforts to Retrieve Fugitives Involved in Corruption Cases http://lnkd.in/eDaHCAh

 BBC NEWS: Electricity blackouts would cause 'severe economic consequences' http://lnkd.in/eKGHwV4

 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): Lab, RAND Corporation partner to advance policy analysis through supercomputing http://lnkd.in/edXNQK9

 BRICS AND IRAN AND OTHERS ARE GOING TO SET UP THEIR OWN TYPE OF NATO. IN THE MEAN TIME, THE CURRENT NATO IS FORMED THROUGH EURABIA. BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Challenge U.S. Global Dominance http://lnkd.in/eA_esDS

NEW SCIENTIST:  First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429972.300-first-digital-animal-will-be-perfect-copy-of-real-worm.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2014-GLOBAL-twitter#.VHaub8n5N31

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 26, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders http://lnkd.in/eNuAcEM

 REUTERS: Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State http://reut.rs/1yTEyg4

 CNN: Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000 http://lnkd.in/e2mPtRW

 McKinsey: The bank of the future. Digitization is challenging the very way banks operate. Yet it also represents a significant opportunity,McKinsey’s Somesh Khanna explains. http://lnkd.in/ecDujEh

 NETWORK WORLD: Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans http://lnkd.in/eMWWkcs

 QUARTZ: An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy http://lnkd.in/eVDre_6

 REUTERS: Microsoft to pay China $140 mln for 'tax evasion' http://reut.rs/1xYx2TZ

 WIRED: Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds http://lnkd.in/egmr63J

 WIRED: This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis http://lnkd.in/eSzFP5X

 TECH CRUNCH: Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now http://lnkd.in/eeZDvr6

 ZDNet: Harvard Medical professor and CIO on failure and massive transparency http://lnkd.in/eVhKfvD

 Computerworld: The tablet boom is over. You can blame slowing iPad sales for the global slowdown http://lnkd.in/eHpVxcN

My Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot?  http://lnkd.in/eeYxWB3


ENGINEERING:   UAV on a leash - new ideas about aerial photography. Sergei Lupashin has a solution for the fundamental problems with UAV photography. First, he says, the issue of piloting needs to be solved. Next is regulation, or maybe the lack of regulation. In his TED Talk A flying camera…  http://lnkd.in/eve7xeN

 ENGINEERING: Are US gasoline pump prices actually high? http://lnkd.in/eeCNtKi

 Phys.org: Synthetic biology, genetic engineering and you: Two-component signaling pathways as elements in synthetic circuit design http://lnkd.in/eTF4a_x


BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

FINANCIAL TIMES:  World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose  http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8392d196-7323-11e4-907b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3K1HQu1wG

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drone Flights Face FAA Hit. Looming Rule Proposal Would Restrict Commercial Uses, Require Pilot License http://lnkd.in/eY44b-f

 NEWS.com.au: Bill Gates predicted to be world’s first trillionaire http://lnkd.in/eTEAr3N

 CNNMoney: Russia losing $140 billion from sanctions and low oil prices http://lnkd.in/eVcv7wj

 The Independent: The world is due 'a major cyber attack causing widespread harm' before 2025, say experts http://lnkd.in/eMJurqX

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders http://lnkd.in/eNuAcEM

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: A wearable to help measure stress, epileptic seizures, activity, and sleep http://lnkd.in/excdKkQ

 Telegraph.co.uk: The world's most hi-tech hotels. As consumer demands advance alongside technology, these hotels are responding with iPads, concierge robots and Google Glass http://lnkd.in/etT76mG

 BBC News: Hi-tech cars are security risk, warn researchers http://lnkd.in/esP4P7q

 The Guardian: Russian Soyuz rocket delivers crew to International Space Station – video report http://lnkd.in/eTmQgvr

 REUTERS: Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice http://reut.rs/1xvai95

 MOSCOW TIMES: Iran Talks Show Why West Still Needs Russia http://lnkd.in/ejCwiMp

 REUTERS: In metro Houston, an uphill fight to build a Texas-size defense against the next big storm http://lnkd.in/em56Afu

 REUTERS: EU digital tsar warns monopolists; Google foes play down call for break-up http://lnkd.in/edyyPeW

 REUTERS: Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions http://lnkd.in/ee4EKDY

 FORBES: Big Data Revolution http://lnkd.in/e29RTaw

Science World Report:    The World's Oldest Living People are the Same Despite Extreme Longevity. It turns out that having good or bad genes actually doesn't influence whether you'll live longer or not. Using fewer than 20 genes, scientists were unable to find rare protein-altering variants that were significantly associated with extreme longevity.     http://lnkd.in/eiTccrg

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Spanish polls show Podemos surge is no aberration http://lnkd.in/eE_2_2X

 POPULAR SCIENCE: The World's First Programmable Nanoprocessor Takes Complex Circuitry to the Nanoscale http://lnkd.in/eAbC5MR

 THE ECONOMIST: The Economist explains: what happens when a country goes bust http://lnkd.in/ezdNcbg

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

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http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Sunday, November 23, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 FORBES: How Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum In Manufacturing http://lnkd.in/e-VmGQV

 CNN: Wireless electricity? It's here http://lnkd.in/en_fhb2

 BBC NEWS: Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch http://lnkd.in/bufvudX

 GIZMODO: SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships http://lnkd.in/e_qQHg3

 Huffington Post: Are Mini-Drones the Future? http://lnkd.in/eEmUsT6

 UNIVERSE TODAY: Elusive Dark Matter Could Be Detected with GPS Satellites http://lnkd.in/ekAvNBe

 EXTREME TECH: Google X reveals Project Wing, autonomous drones that can deliver things ‘in just a minute or two’ http://lnkd.in/eY9TXpR

 NATURE: Autonomous drones flock like birds. Copters can arrange in formation and coordinate flight patterns without central control. http://lnkd.in/e-Zst7p

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: General Motors Reportedly Launching Cars That Detect Distracted Driving http://lnkd.in/e3Evc4Z

CIO:   The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure. Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs. Find out why 'dark data' can be a security risk and how you can protect your organization.  http://lnkd.in/ewhWZ9K

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Spacetime Is Not Necessarily Continuous http://lnkd.in/eNHdcPJ

 MIT NEWS: Two sensors in one. Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases. http://lnkd.in/evgSARt

 TECH CRUNCH: Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift http://lnkd.in/ex2S8hw

 ZDNet: The myth of technology convergence http://lnkd.in/exE82Wf

Risk Science Center: Framing Emerging Technologies. How do we chart a path forward toward the effective and responsible development and use of new technologies? For the next two years, the World Economic Forum Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies will be tackling this and other questions as it develops ways of supporting informed decisions on technology innovation in today’s rapidly changing world. http://lnkd.in/eYvNWXD

 NIPPON COM: Charting the Future with Big Data http://lnkd.in/eetyPfV

Economic Times:  US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology.   "Thomas Kailath came to this country from India at the age of 22, with a research assistantship that took him to MIT, and then Stanford, where he made critical contributions in information theory and statistics, and mentored more than 100 scholars along the way," Obama said.    http://lnkd.in/eyamth8

 Look To The Stars: Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall DBE has spoken out against the suffering of primates at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany. http://lnkd.in/ePgsjHn

 CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light http://lnkd.in/e6JjxDx

CBS Local: UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light http://lnkd.in/e6JjxDx

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Myth of the Caliphate. The Political History of an Idea http://lnkd.in/eUVwnB9

Foreign Affairs:   Golden Rule. Why Beijing Is Buying. If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system. It would be a gamble, of course, for China to use part of its reserves to buy enough gold bullion to displace the United States from its position as the world’s largest holder of monetary gold. (As of spring 2014, U.S. holdings amounted to $328 billion.)    http://lnkd.in/eWHq6tw

 BUSINESS INSIDER: South Korea Is Caught Between Cheap Chinese Goods And A Plunging Japanese Yen http://lnkd.in/ev-nE69

 Phys.Org: After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal http://lnkd.in/eRWWNDt

 PCWorld: As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel's battling to keep up http://lnkd.in/eHkUipw

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Long heralded internet of things comes of age http://lnkd.in/eVhB2th

 WEB: The Internet of Me: Creating a Personalized Web Experience http://lnkd.in/eAdtEbX

 WIRED: The Internet of Anything: The Little Box That Hooks Your Old Car Up to the Internet http://lnkd.in/em8bNzc

 GIZMAG: Drone delivery nets could be the mailboxes of the future http://lnkd.in/ebtm3VG

 BLOOMBERG: China Needs 1,000 Nuclear Reactors to Fulfill Its Climate Pledge http://lnkd.in/eQgBcSd

 BUSINESS INSIDER: PUTIN: We're Stronger Than Everybody http://lnkd.in/ehPww56

 THE ECONOMIST: Why heroin has made a comeback in America http://lnkd.in/eqbfMTQ

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess   

Saturday, November 22, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 23, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 THE ECONOMIST: Quantum biology. How quantum theory is helping to explain the mysteries of life science http://lnkd.in/ePv-wAq

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Genetics Epidemic. The Revolution in DNA Science -- And What To Do About It http://lnkd.in/diHn3YP

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Neuronal "Superhub" Might Generate Consciousness. Could a thin, enigmatic layer of nerve cells be a key component of the networks generating conscious experience? http://lnkd.in/dPmnSHz

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green. Google recently explained its pullback on sustainability while Amazon has just announced a "long-term commitment" to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use http://lnkd.in/eDw32U6

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Oxford University researchers trial drugs against Ebola http://lnkd.in/eKp-nnX

 FORBES: Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise http://lnkd.in/eshAW45

 THE REGISTER: Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers. Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs http://lnkd.in/eaHnCHZ

 IBM: Does ubiquitous connectivity mean less security? Take a closer look at today’s security risks—from new threats arising on the Internet of Things, to the sources of malware and botnet infections http://lnkd.in/eYpuTJZ

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drones Sighted by Pilots Landing at JFK Airport in New York City Show New Risks. One Drone Came Within 5 to 10 Feet of a Jetliner’s Wing http://lnkd.in/eR6Capx

 TECH CRUNCH: Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics http://lnkd.in/eRuiRc8

 IEEE Spectrum: DARPA Wants to Turn Military Planes Into Flying Drone Aircraft Carriers http://lnkd.in/eZpr62Z

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: China unveils first amphibious UAV http://lnkd.in/e29xXbD

 THE ECONOMIST: If Obama's actions really do defy the people's will, Republicans will soon be in a great place to undo them http://econ.st/1xZZv9B

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Banking Culture Primes People to Cheat http://lnkd.in/ejFV7Ad

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest Rate http://lnkd.in/eZTGPT8

 WASHINGTON POST: How the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and China http://lnkd.in/eDGpm8K

 BLOOMBERG: Printable Rockets, Brought to You by Geeks With Deep Pockets http://lnkd.in/eJCJ-e7

 FCW.com : IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence http://lnkd.in/e2Wzb2q

 GIZMODO: These Tiny Robots Are Designed To 3D Print Whole Buildings http://lnkd.in/e3sFxZD

 Archinect: Mini-robots may outcompete 3D printing in the evolution of construction http://lnkd.in/e6TvJPk

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Friday, November 21, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 22, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 BBC NEWS: Robots face new test of creative abilities. A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans. http://lnkd.in/eq8HWGx

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels. The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. http://lnkd.in/eBaysU3

 THE ECONOMIST: Is Germany’s economy getting too weak to pull Europe out of its crisis? http://lnkd.in/e6vF9kU

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: When Can We Expect Truly Autonomous Vehicles? http://lnkd.in/d5CDhAG

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants to save NHS time and cash. From complex reconstructive facial surgery to dentures and hip implants, surgeons across the UK are using 3D printing to improve treatments and save time and money for the National Health Service. http://lnkd.in/eRMeidS

 FORBES: Is the US Stock Market Unhealthy? http://lnkd.in/e76xbGc

 FORBES: Businesses Don't Move To The Cloud: DATA Does http://lnkd.in/e2CFAz3

 GIGAOM: The Future of Artificial Intelligence http://lnkd.in/eWHe_8n

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:   Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green. Google recently explained its pullback on sustainability while Amazon has just announced a "long-term commitment" to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use.    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amazon-and-google-change-places-on-going-green/

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How brain cells persuade other cells to do ‘the wave’ http://lnkd.in/eKpvg9R

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How neurons multitask http://lnkd.in/e3pPfXG

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Georgia Tech professor proposes another alternative to the Turing test. The Lovelace 2.0 Test of Artificial Creativity and Intelligence assesses a computer's capacity for human-level intelligence by its ability to create, rather than to converse or deceive http://lnkd.in/e6e4eet

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: China and ‘one or two others’ can shut US electric grids and other critical infrastructure, says NSA director http://lnkd.in/e2ZExYZ

THE ECONOMIST:  VLADIMIR PUTIN is not short of problems, many of his own creation. There is the carnage in eastern Ukraine, where he is continuing to stir things up. There are his fraught relations with the West, with even Germany turning against him now. There is an Islamist insurgency on his borders and at home there is grumbling among the growing numbers who doubt the wisdom of his Ukraine policy. But one problem could yet eclipse all these: Russia’s wounded economy could fall into a crisis.   http://lnkd.in/e_EXuhK

 THE WIRE: It's Totally Normal That Joe Biden's Son (Hunter Biden) Works for a Ukrainian Energy Company http://lnkd.in/ewFHCty

 BBC NEWS: Ukraine crisis: Joe Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation' http://lnkd.in/eA-eZbd

 Phys.Org: Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors http://lnkd.in/ewPhhdG

 Phys.Org: Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat http://lnkd.in/eaqM4qe

The Week Magazine:   How quantum computing could change everything. It could revolutionize encryption — and help us peer even deeper into the underlying fabric of reality  http://theweek.com/article/index/269850/how-quantum-computing-could-change-everything

 WIRED: New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time http://lnkd.in/d2Td34p

 NEW SCIENTIST: What's behind snowmageddon that hit the US this week? http://lnkd.in/esH7zr4

BLOOMBERG: Top U.S. diplomat under FBI investigation after conversation involving Pakistani official: http://bloom.bg/1tb2WWs

 CHINA, NOT THE WEST, IS BUILDING ITS OWN(ATLANTIC-PACIFIC) NICARAGUA CHANNEL TO OUT-COMPETE THE PANAMA CANAL. BBC NEWS: Nicaragua canal: Construction to begin in December http://lnkd.in/eqMJCAC

 TIME: Hong Kong Protest Sites Slammed By ‘Largest Cyberattack Ever’ http://lnkd.in/e5nQpqY

COMPUTERWORLD: Google to build quantum-computing processors. Google has partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems. http://lnkd.in/e_xBjaJ

 CIO MAGAZINE: Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year http://lnkd.in/en47Afu

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: 3D Printed Human Liver Tissue Now Commercially Available by Organovo http://lnkd.in/edtB-Mv

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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@AndresAgostini

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 21, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

CleanTechnica: Biomimicry Run Amok: New Micro Air Vehicles Can Swarm Like Bees http://lnkd.in/dMpRCPB

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Space junk or Russian satellite killer?  It is a tale that could have come from the cold war. A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cdd0bdb6-6c27-11e4-990f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3JdykV8Dw

 TECH CRUNCH: Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 Collective Will Back Agriculture Tech To Feed Earth’s Growing Population http://lnkd.in/eBAaTfe

CIO MAGAZINE:  Brace yourselves, Singularity is inevitable: Andrew McAfee. Medium-skilled wages are slipping, says MIT research scientist. It’s not too hard to see a world where humans struggle to stay relevant as machines far outpace their intelligence and capabilities. This is what Andrew McAfee, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of The Second Machine Age, discussed at the Gartner Symposium on the Gold Coast.   http://lnkd.in/eNdCKXM

 TECH CRUNCH: Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 Collective Will Back Agriculture Tech To Feed Earth’s Growing Population http://lnkd.in/eBAaTfe

 Washington Post: HP’s bold plan to become the first mainstream 3D printing company http://lnkd.in/e5eYrJV

 Reuters: Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev. http://lnkd.in/eWz5mvP

 Engadget: JFK Airport has a drone problem http://lnkd.in/eVizey3

 MAGNIFICENT UNETHICAL AND UNIVERSALLY CARELESS KAIZEN. FORBES: U.S. Calls For Nationwide Recall of Takata Airbags http://lnkd.in/exCNSPH

Manufacturing Business Technology:  Will Robots Replace Humans? American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed. Universities and scientists also add to the excitement by promoting artificial intelligence with futuristic potentials as they try to get their share of federal grant money. The big question that often arises is, when will computers be able to emulate humans and become self aware and intelligent? 

 CBC.ca: Facial recognition software to aid Calgary police in future investigations. 1st police agency in Canada to use the software, say Calgary officials http://lnkd.in/ekReTAd

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Argentina’s Debt Case, No Winners, but a Lot of Losers. http://lnkd.in/eYFSxsX

 FORTUNE: Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe http://lnkd.in/ejXFKqB

 ENGINEERING: 3D Printed Micro-Actuators Could Delever the Medicine of the Future http://lnkd.in/eYxnFTQ

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess     

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 20, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: The Cognitive Usefulness of the Internet of Things http://lnkd.in/dqVF9PX

ZDNet: Internet of things: Poised to be a security headache? Nearly 95 percent of enterprises are at least concerned about the security of the Internet of things. Here's a look at a potential security model. http://lnkd.in/dBvktGj

 CNNMoney: FAA can regulate drones http://lnkd.in/dX2iKEH

 CBS News: NTSB ruling rattles America's fledgling drone industry http://lnkd.in/dc-RY2K

 Wall Street Journal: GE Ventures Flies Into the Drone Business With Airware Investment http://lnkd.in/dFZNDbQ

 The Guardian: Putin gives envoy cool welcome after declaring US 'wants to subjugate' Russia. The Russian president says little to John Tefft but declares the country ‘ready for practical cooperation with our American partners’ http://lnkd.in/dDZees9

 The Independent: Is Russia flying a satellite killer around space? Unidentified Russian satellite prompts space weapon worries http://lnkd.in/dJ75RYp

 Yahoo! Maktoob News: Oil falls below $86 as oversupply, global economy worries weigh http://lnkd.in/deba4Xb

 Washington Post: Japan recession, Europe stagnation cast pall over global economic outlook http://lnkd.in/ddRbk6k

 FINANCIAL TIMES: France warns EU investment fund will flop without ‘real money http://lnkd.in/dirafvH

 THE ECONOMIST: A bid to put encrypted data into a kind of time capsule gets a kick-start http://lnkd.in/dm85T5D

 New York Times: French Nuclear Giant Areva Says Future Is Uncertain, Prompting a Sell-Off http://lnkd.in/dJ3fq6Z

 Forbes: Here's The Future Of Podcasting http://lnkd.in/dKzBaFK

 THE DIPLOMAT: India Needs to Join Asia’s Emerging ‘Chinese Order’ http://bit.ly/1uxV2cL

MIT Technology Review:  An Artificial Adhesive Outgrips the Gecko. Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.   http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532626/an-artificial-adhesive-outgrips-the-gecko/

 GIZMAG: Mobile phones could be charged using sound. Four years ago, we first heard about how Korean scientists had proposed using sound to charge mobile phones. They explained that it could be done via a piezoelectric effect, in which zinc oxide nanowires converted sound-caused vibrations into...more http://lnkd.in/dcJEajd

 THE DAILY SIGNAL: Why Does Washington Want to Hide Science Data From the Public? http://lnkd.in/d9nCUKR

 Reuters: Ukraine rules out direct talks with separatists http://lnkd.in/dkNCqZc

 The Guardian: Bird flu: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Germany and Netherlands. Ukraine’s state veterinary inspectorate says ban will be valid until international watchdog says countries are free from virus http://lnkd.in/dhb8WkK

 FORBES: What Does Genworth's Bad News Mean for the Future of Long-Term Care Insurance? http://lnkd.in/d7su8YW

 Huffington Post: Three Causes Behind Mexico's Crisis of Corruption and Impunity http://lnkd.in/d7fF9hG

 Wall Street Journal: Bank of Mexico Lowers Growth Estimates http://lnkd.in/dTdD8kn

 Al Jazeera America: Mexico is teetering on the edge of the abyss. Peña Nieto’s government deflects attention as corruption and rampant violence threaten to destabilize the country http://lnkd.in/dbrHUVj

 SPACE NEWS: British Company Announces Crowdfunded Lunar Mission http://lnkd.in/dY9R5Gc

 SPACE NEWS: China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities http://lnkd.in/dxNShEi

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: The Future of the Cities? Underground cities are the future of business http://lnkd.in/d-XAved

CNBC:   The future of energy: You may be walking on it.  Energy "harvesting"—where incidental energy like radio waves, heat and vibrations are harnessed for power—is not a new concept, but the technology to support the idea is getting better. Just as today the kinetic force of a swinging arm can power a wristwatch, some technologists are betting that in the future pedestrians' footsteps can light a city.    http://lnkd.in/dAghQ-5

 POPULAR SCIENCE: The Future Of Antibiotics May Come From A Horse's Behind http://lnkd.in/dh6EHqS

 Financial Times: Atul Gawande’s Reith lectures on the future of medicine. “Why Do Doctors Fail” http://lnkd.in/d_XThUp

Russia and India Report:  The future of aerospace technology is now.  Federated Satellite Systems, a radical breakthrough developed by researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and partner institutions abroad, is a revolution equal to what Uber/ Yandex Taxi and Zipcar have done for the taxi and personal transportation industries.  http://lnkd.in/d4tdJHX

 Voice of America: Mysterious Russian Space Object May Be Anti-Satellite Warfare Technology http://lnkd.in/d3EUz75

 Russia Beyond the Headline: Laser warfare: Sci-fi fantasy or future reality? http://lnkd.in/dauEeqB

“...The key message is that the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing ... Technology is transforming every single industry ..."

 BBC News: Mexico crime and violence in numbers http://lnkd.in/dUcRrEH

New York Times:   Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software.   Two groups of scientists, working independently, have created artificial intelligence software capable of recognizing and describing the content of photographs and videos with far greater accuracy than ever before, sometimes even mimicking human levels of understanding   http://lnkd.in/ddVyczN

 Tech Times: Google Photo Recognition Goes Beyond Objects http://lnkd.in/dkjzxYF

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess    

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

 
FUTURISM UPDATE (November 19, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

FINANCIAL TIMES: Object 2014-28E – Space junk or Russian satellite killer? It is a tale that could have come from the cold war. A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy  .... http://lnkd.in/d-YWkfx

 ZDNET: Data science: 'Machines do analytics. Humans do analysis' http://lnkd.in/dzfvjdp

 TIME: New York Is Transforming Its Old Payphones into Wi-Fi Hotspots http://lnkd.in/dqHpQUW

 Forbes: Databox Launches Enterprise Mobile Insight Solution. But Is It Analytics? http://lnkd.in/dbVMBUM

 Hospitality Net: Big data and big analytics are a big opportunity for hotels - Part 2 http://lnkd.in/d4SNrPi

 Financial Times: The nuclear gun is back on the table. Both in private and in public, Russia is making explicit references to its nuclear arsenal http://lnkd.in/d3ycdFG

 Financial Times: Bonds: Anatomy of a market meltdown. Fall in Treasury bond yields left investors asking if world’s safe haven needs shoring up http://lnkd.in/dqCR5pQ

 Financial Times: Nokia partners with Foxconn to take on Apple with tablet device http://lnkd.in/dT8dTae


The Financial Times observes that President Putin and President Obama are threatening each other with their respective nuclear arsenal. We are getting closer to M.A.D. WWIII.

 Financial Post: Who will blink first as global oil prices collapse? http://lnkd.in/dP7EcuU

 Christian Science Monitor: Halliburton, Baker Hughes merge as oil prices plummet http://lnkd.in/dcrZGF4

 COMPUTER WORLD: Yahoo's Genome highlights hosted big data analytics trend. Several companies have begun offering big data analytics as a service http://lnkd.in/dFbMtr2

 BLOOMBERG: Nigeria Budget-Cut Pledge Falls Short as Oil Prices Drop http://lnkd.in/dnRiJXH

 Bloomberg: Oil Slide Prompts Iran’s Oil Minister to Visit U.A.E. http://lnkd.in/dAujidM

 WIRED: Leading the Way for Big Data Startups, Yahoo Spin-Off Files for IPO http://lnkd.in/dvXidUy

 MIT Technology Review: Driving Marketing Results with Big Data http://lnkd.in/dWhvszA

 MIT Technology Review: Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors. Deciding which books to digitise when they enter the public domain is tricky; unless you have an independent ranking of the most notable authors. http://lnkd.in/dCwMJwW

 MIT Technology Review: Nanoparticle Detects the Deadliest Cancer Cells in Blood. A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective cancer treatments. http://lnkd.in/dbRzqQH

 MIT Technology Review: When AI Experts Have “It’s Alive!” Moments. Occasionally virtual assistants like Siri show flashes of humanity that suggest they could one day act like more than just software. http://lnkd.in/dKXXEhF

 Moneycontrol.com: Expect Gold, Silver prices to trade on lower note: Angel http://lnkd.in/dYq_KNt

 The Market Oracle: Gold, Silver, Crude and S&P Ending Wedge Patterns http://lnkd.in/d-D3WSW

 Center for Research on Globalization: Gold and Silver Price Manipulation: The “Golden” Cat is Out of The Bag! http://lnkd.in/dWpyJja

 Telegraph.co.uk: Vladimir Putin vows that United States 'will never subjugate Russia' Russian president echoes Al Capone as he says 'weapons and politeness' are better than 'politeness alone' http://lnkd.in/dxJhDR4

 New York Times: Who Won in Putin’s Feud With West? Organic Farms http://lnkd.in/dmfpf-e

 Reuters: Isolated at G20, Putin shows he will do it his way in Ukraine http://lnkd.in/dkiZPa2

 The Guardian: Finland back on red alert over expansionist Russia. Almost a century after breaking free from its giant neighbour Helsinki still follows Moscow’s every move http://lnkd.in/dHUpfJA

 BBC News: Russia tests 'satellite catcher'. Russia may be testing a satellite capable of chasing down other orbiting spacecraft, observers say. Such technology could be used for a wide variety of uses, including to repair malfunctioning spacecraft, but also to destroy or disable them. http://lnkd.in/duYz6MH

 Washington Post: A mysterious Russian space object could be the return of the ‘satellite killer’ http://lnkd.in/dexVMeV

 New York Times: Merkel Issues Rebuke to Russia, Setting Caution Aside http://lnkd.in/dhWejmi

 Bloomberg: Russia Sees Recession Next Year If Oil Price Falls to $60 http://lnkd.in/dYDyW3C

 National Post: Vladimir Putin’s plan: He took Crimea. He’s taunting NATO. What will Russia’s president do next? http://lnkd.in/d-fypU5

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia's Isn't the Only 'Satellite Killer' in Space. A previously unknown Russian spacecraft conducting maneuvers characteristic of a satellite killer has sparked concerns that Russia's military provocations may soon extend to space, but experts say Russia is not the only major space power developing agile — and potentially deadly — capabilities in Earth's orbit. Western space agencies, militaries and amateur observers are tracking a mysterious Russian satellite that could be a satellite hunter — a spacecraft that trails enemy satellites and then destroys or disables them, The Financial Times reported on Monday. Amid Russia's showdown with the West over Ukraine the discovery looks ominous, but all the big space-faring nations — Russia, China and the U.S. — are developing similar capabilities, Robert Christy, a veteran amateur satellite tracker, told The Moscow Times by phone. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-s-isn-t-the-only-satellite-killer-in-space/511403.html

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Readies for Showdown Over Taxing Offshore Companies http://lnkd.in/dqdi6CJ

 Deutsche Welle: Sticking points remain in Iran nuclear dispute http://lnkd.in/dn-xMuG

 Deutsche Welle: 'No reason for optimism' over Ukraine. With tensions high between Russia and the West over Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in Moscow for high-level talks. He is the first senior European minister to visit the Kremlin since July. http://lnkd.in/df2YdA3

 CIO: How to Be the CIO of Tomorrow http://lnkd.in/dmsvcGT

 Wall Street Journal: Japan to Name Hiromichi Mizuno CIO of Public Pension Fund. Mizuno Currently a Partner at Private-Equity Firm Coller Capital http://lnkd.in/db7-W8M

 Computerworld: 10 hottest IT skills for 2015 http://lnkd.in/dt3BiQh

 PCWorld: Google program mimics human brains and vision to automatically caption photos http://lnkd.in/dCByHMh

 PCWorld: Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers http://lnkd.in/dZnAeJt

 PCWorld: China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network http://lnkd.in/d-Ae9dc

 SWISS INFO: Jail time demanded for bad bankers http://lnkd.in/dUQghHh

 New York Times: What Does the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Entail? The Keystone oil pipeline system is designed to carry up to 830,000 barrels of petroleum per day from the oil sands of boreal forests in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries and ports on the Gulf Coast. http://lnkd.in/dkex5dq

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Dragon Net. China's Next Economic Miracle. With 632 million Internet users, China has already become the world’s largest e-tailing market, with almost $300 billion in sales posted in 2013. http://lnkd.in/dQCmQeD

 REUTERS: Lufthansa signs $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with IBM http://lnkd.in/d_uKHpB

 Broadway World: Capgemini Announces Cloud-Based SAP Software Implementation Project with Excelerate Energy http://lnkd.in/dpqm4Pi

 ZME Science: Robot Underwater Gliders show How Antarctic Ice is Melting http://lnkd.in/dS6Pfeu

 ABC News: A physics professor at the California Institute of Technology sued the school Thursday, claiming she faced a "merciless campaign" of retaliation for telling the FBI that she suspected illegal activities at the university-managed NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. http://lnkd.in/dTyJCdu

 Salt Lake Tribune: Google buys Dutch wind energy for data center http://lnkd.in/dczc85c

 New Zealand Herald: Why Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are buying up wind energy http://lnkd.in/d7KDxbu

New Scientist:  Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer? Is it watching the watchers? Russia has launched a spacecraft that is whizzing around low Earth orbit visiting satellites, it emerged this week. The mystery craft has renewed fears that Russia has revived its interest in developing anti-satellite weapons, a programme thought to have been abandoned in the 1980s. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26586-is-mystery-russian-spacecraft-a-satellitekiller.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news#.VGvuB8n5N30

 SLATE: Why Putin may be more dangerous than ever: http://slate.me/1vnaegf

 FORBES: Lighter Than Air? Toyota's Quixotic Plan To Sell Hydrogen Cars Feels Almost Real http://lnkd.in/dnDSrmz

 BLOOMBERG: Catalonia’s Independence Push Puts Real Estate Revival at Risk http://lnkd.in/dCea8ct

IrishCentral:  If Spain breaks up, what are the implications for Northern Ireland?  http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/If-Spain-breaks-up-what-are-the-implications-for-Northern-Ireland.html

BUSINESSWEEK:  Quebec and Scotland Said No to Secession, but Catalonia Is Still Going to Try  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-13/catalonias-secessionists-push-for-binding-independence-vote

 BBC News: Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from Nato http://lnkd.in/dx9fHMn

Recruiter: One third of jobs in the UK are at risk from automation within 20 years, according to a joint report from Deloitte and Oxford University. http://lnkd.in/dB9B47u

 Smithsonian: Look How 30 Years of Automation Changed How Crayons Are Made http://lnkd.in/daXaT3N

 Daily Mail: Will YOUR job still exist in 2025? New report warns 50 per cent of occupations will be redundant in 11 years time http://lnkd.in/dWYbqcy

 Wall Street Journal: The Problem With Blind Faith in Technology and Job Creation http://lnkd.in/dExayQE

 WealthManagement.com: The Headwinds That Could Lead to a Global Depression http://lnkd.in/dgP38UB

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 18, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 The Economist: Genetically modified crops. The biggest study so far finds that GM crops have large, widespread benefits The biggest study so far finds that GM crops have large, widespread benefits http://lnkd.in/diqjQp4

 The Economist: What next for retail banks? http://lnkd.in/dahXnmU

 Bank of Canada: Money in a Digital World http://lnkd.in/dnwMD4p

 KAI: How to increase (or decrease) brain activity and memory http://lnkd.in/dZSvCYD

 KAI: Magic tricks using artificial intelligence http://lnkd.in/daXfEUz

 CNN: U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites http://lnkd.in/dpv8UjP

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia May Be Planning National Space Station to Replace ISS. Russia may be planning to build a new, independent national space station rather than prolong its participation in the $150 billion International Space Station (ISS) program beyond its current 2020 end date, the Kommersant... http://lnkd.in/dG-ehUX

 The Economist: A phoneful of dollars. The world’s poor need the stability and security that banks have traditionally offered, but increasingly they do not need banks to provide it http://lnkd.in/dhTWCDd

 Financial Times: Airbus patents flying doughnuts http://lnkd.in/dVGHcK7

Financial Times: The European Commission is considering the creation of investment funds seeded with cash from either the EU budget or the European Investment Bank, as the centrepiece of a new growth plan. http://lnkd.in/d8qFjuj

Financial Times: China opens markets in Hong Kong-Shanghai deal http://lnkd.in/dKb9Vpv

 Yahoo Canada Finance: Markets hit by Japan recession; One mega-merger on, another off; Facebook looks to expand into your workplace http://lnkd.in/d5DfeX9

 Newsweek: Designers Building Roadways That Generate Solar Power http://lnkd.in/dY6nBMq

 Forbes: Where Image Recognition Technology Is Headed For Retailers: Cortexica Interview http://lnkd.in/djgyEx6

 THE GUARDIAN: Putin claims west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported. Russian president denies fanning tensions and says Nato ‘expansion’ in Europe had been ‘geopolitical game changer’ http://lnkd.in/dkTV9SG

 THE GUARDIAN: David Cameron warns of looming second global crash. PM says ‘red warning lights are flashing’ against a backdrop of instability and uncertainty, as G20 summit draws to a close http://lnkd.in/d5-G44n

 THE GUARDIAN: State Department email attack 'fits pattern' of Russian hackers, says expert http://lnkd.in/dxPXWct

 THE GUARDIAN: Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account. Internet activists respond to KKK taunts in row over Ferguson protests by taking over group’s official account on Twitter http://lnkd.in/dQ5hs67

 THE GUARDIAN: Sir Tim Berners-Lee: we need more MPs who know how to code. The inventor of the World Wide Web issues a plea for more politicians who understand how computers work http://lnkd.in/dWtYKP2

 THE GUARDIAN: Harvard University admits to secretly photographing students. Photos of 2,000 students across 10 lecture halls were taken as part of an experiment to measure classroom attendance http://lnkd.in/dh_bD6P

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google’s Project Loon Woos Telecom Giants http://lnkd.in/dtmzGNR

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Intel Reveals Details of MICA Smart Bracelet http://lnkd.in/d_NVkkv

 BLOOMBERG: 5 Numbers That Illustrate the Mind-Bending Size of Amazon's Cloud http://lnkd.in/dwAXXXs

 FORBES: China Once Again Boasts The World's Fastest Supercomputer http://lnkd.in/dunUBQf

DER SPIEGEL:  Putin's Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans. Berlin has begun to see Moscow as an adversary rather than as a potential partner. The German government is concerned about efforts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase his influence in the Balkans. Stopping him, however, could prove difficult. http://lnkd.in/dhTPtBe

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Envy. Washington Should Help Riyadh Keep Up With Tehran http://lnkd.in/duKcavD

 Forbes: CIO Innovation Budgets Are Increasing http://lnkd.in/dvWwHgg

 BBC: Amazon seeks UK drone experts for delivery service http://lnkd.in/dGfgCkR

 INDIA TODAY: Saudi Crown Prince to Modi: Ready to cooperate in all sectors http://lnkd.in/dp2jmaR

 Times of India‎: Global survey: Brand India ranks a poor 31st out of 50 nations, Germany is No. 1 http://lnkd.in/dRYZqQV

 OECD: China headed to overtake EU, US in science & technology spending, OECD says http://lnkd.in/dUNqhBC

 THE BULLETIN: Internet-trading platforms: Making it easier to get around sanctions? http://lnkd.in/dDD8nXT

 RAND CORPORATION: France's War in Mali. Lessons for an Expeditionary Army http://lnkd.in/dxcRMEf

 Wired: Facebook’s New Data Center Is Bad News for Cisco http://lnkd.in/dNHCvPY

 RAND CORPORATION: Addressing SSDI's Looming Insolvency http://lnkd.in/d4kAjx2

 UC Berkeley: Synthetic biology could be big boost to interplanetary space travel http://lnkd.in/d3e_XBc

 Science Careers Blog: Genomically encoded analog memory with precise in vivo DNA writing in living cell populations http://lnkd.in/dpJJW24

 Hyperallergic: Will Our Future Be Biologically Designed? http://lnkd.in/dm2ZDTP

MIT News:  Solar cells made from coal, smart nanoparticles that work with bacteria to fight cancer, and an effort to enhance human cognition by stimulating brain waves are just a few examples of the high-risk, high-impact projects funded by the first round of Prof. Amar G. Bose Research Grants. http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mit-faculty-bose-grants-1117

 New York Times: The A.M. Turing Award is often called the Nobel Prize of computer science. Now, thanks to Google’s largess, it will be a Nobel-level prize financially: $1 million. http://lnkd.in/dDZdNSF

 FORBES: Why We Must Have Computer Science In More Schools And Classrooms http://lnkd.in/d-S2CEa

Scientific American:   Next Wave of U.S. Supercomputers Could Break Up Race for Fastest. National Labs are now collaborating, not competing, to make the fastest supercomputers, which should enable new types of science to model everything from climate change to materials science to nuclear-weapons performance  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/next-wave-of-u-s-supercomputers-could-break-up-race-for-fastest/

Nature.com:   Novel and enhanced anti-melanoma DNA vaccine targeting the tyrosinase protein inhibits myeloid-derived suppressor cells and tumor growth in a syngeneic prophylactic and therapeutic murine model    http://www.nature.com/cgt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/cgt201456a.html

 BUSINESS INSIDER: In China, High Demand For Robots But Too Many Robot Manufacturers http://lnkd.in/dbRTj2Z

 The New Yorker: Print Thyself. How 3-D printing is revolutionizing medicine. http://lnkd.in/d8D5u_F

BBC: US government planes collecting phone data, report claims. Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal. http://lnkd.in/dgvDz56

 BBC: China's Alibaba eyes first bond sale after record listing http://lnkd.in/dGwsMt9

 THE ATLANTIC: A Drone for the Environment http://lnkd.in/dkGha73

 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Why Poland and Russia are expelling each other's diplomats. Poland expelled Russian diplomats for spying. Russia retaliated by sending four Polish diplomats home. http://lnkd.in/dkejF5g

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 17, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 Huffington Post UK: The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged http://lnkd.in/dPN_AyC

 Alberta Express: The next farm technology revolution. Rob Saik says big data will soon be a fact of life on farms, and producers will have to find ways to deal with it all http://lnkd.in/dNxbkBt

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: How Is Our Digital Revolution Doing? http://lnkd.in/dn2-p4q

 CNBC: Forget currency, bitcoin's tech is the revolution http://lnkd.in/dg-n5cE

 New Scientist: Europe's new scientific revolution http://lnkd.in/dgWrVNm

 Nextgov: Former Microsoft CEO Invests Big In Harvard’s Computer Science Faculty http://lnkd.in/d_jehaG

 Boston Globe: ‘Father of molecular gastronomy’ explores solution to world hunger http://lnkd.in/dh5V3xR

 CNN: Commercialization of the cosmos: Why space exploration is a joint venture http://lnkd.in/dnSH2_3

 Fast Company: What Do Recent Disasters Mean For The Future Of Space Exploration? http://lnkd.in/dbTBhhV

 The Straits Times: China's success in learning from Japan's missteps http://lnkd.in/dg6n_F6

 Firstpost: China plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020 after India's Mangalyaan success http://lnkd.in/dXRtGz6

 BBC News: Local workers have removed crucial debris and human remains from the crash site of the MH17 jet in rebel-held eastern Ukraine after months of delays. http://lnkd.in/dhqYpF7

 Business Insider: Europe's Economy Is Going Nowhere http://lnkd.in/dU-7NV6

 Business Insider: Welcome To The NEW Era Of Cheap Oil http://lnkd.in/dzzePJr

 Toronto Star: Bill Gates and the business approach to saving the world http://lnkd.in/dnCf394

 Huffington Post: Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype? http://lnkd.in/dJdr9J3

 AOPA Pilot: Lockheed envisions nuclear aircraft http://lnkd.in/dEcGTCR

 Fortune: 5 Fortune 500 companies transforming the job market for veterans http://lnkd.in/daektaW

 Forbes: Why 3D Will Dominate Cinema In The Future http://lnkd.in/d3kVCVg

 Forbes: Will IBM Rise Again? http://lnkd.in/dY_jnbE

 REUTERS: Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet http://lnkd.in/dTnb_eE

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Threatened by Oil Price Slump Till 2015 http://lnkd.in/dx8Ab9p

 THE ECONOMIST: The future of the Pacific Ocean: Merchants or missionaries? http://econ.st/1v8NsrJ

 GIGAOM: How enterprises will use the cloud for big data analytics http://lnkd.in/b7BX-7C

 Forbes: 84% Of Enterprises See Big Data Analytics Changing Their Industries' Competitive Landscapes In The Next Year http://lnkd.in/dqZBU-6

 ComputerworldUK: Chemical companies rushing to big data analytics and the cloud says Accenture. Digital agenda is increasingly driving business strategy - like the internet did in the 90s http://lnkd.in/dS5y8Tz

 RCR Wireless News: Big Data and Analytics: Platfora launches IoT analytics platform http://lnkd.in/dCFENRm

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Demand for big data and skills shortages drives wages boom http://lnkd.in/d7fTMM9

 Huffington Post: Business Success Depends On Smart (Not Just Big) Data http://lnkd.in/dp9FFQD

 Fortune: A way to help HR professionals predict the future http://lnkd.in/dKEiahE

 H POST: Five Keys to Entrepreneurial Success http://lnkd.in/dpmXk-E

 Computerworld: Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science http://lnkd.in/dzjNV3w

 New York Times: Gift From Ballmer Will Expand Computer Science Faculty at Harvard http://lnkd.in/dznzCnX

 CBC.ca: Google develops neural Turing machine learning computer http://lnkd.in/dusN4Yi

 Uloop News: Machine Learning Is Everywhere http://lnkd.in/diacm5j

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 16, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

REUTERS:  Western leaders confront Putin at G20 with threat of more sanctions. Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been killed since April, but faced strong rebukes from leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Harper told Putin at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/15/us-g20-summit-idUSKCN0IZ03C20141115

 FORBES: IBM Signs $325 Million Supercomputing Deal With Dept. Of Energy http://lnkd.in/drkeJ8E

 MIT Technology Review: How Entanglement-Generating Satellites Will Make the Quantum Internet Global http://lnkd.in/d-GM7Ht

 Telegraph.co.uk: China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers. China is building the world’s first long-distance quantum encryption network, a 1,200-mile line between Beijing and Shanghai that will be theoretically unhackable http://lnkd.in/dGYZSRe

 Los Angeles Times: Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu http://lnkd.in/dRinDmi

 The New Yorker: Living on Internet Time http://lnkd.in/drdhjDK

 InformationWeek: Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud. Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data. http://lnkd.in/dAzmhu3

 BBC News: Has quantitative easing worked in the US? http://lnkd.in/d6t5p2n

 Wall Street Journal: Who’s Afraid of a Little Deflation? http://lnkd.in/dnFnKjB

 Bloomberg: World Economy Worst in Two Years, Europe Darkening, Deflation Lurking: Global Investor Poll. The world economy is in its worst shape in two years, with the euro area and emerging markets deteriorating and the danger of deflation rising, according to a Bloomberg Global Poll of...more http://lnkd.in/dMEzt5m

 Business Standard: World outlook darkening as 89% in poll see Europe deflation risk. The euro-zone economy has deteriorated and will get worse if there are no fiscal policy actions from core European countries, mainly Germany http://lnkd.in/dEJ_TX3

 Telegraph.co.uk: Spreading deflation across East Asia threatens fresh debt crisis. Asia's currency skirmishes are happening in a region of festering grievances and territorial disputes, with no Nato-style security structure to dampen down fires http://lnkd.in/dnv6PAs

 The Economist: WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation, they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the economy. Producer prices have been declining for nearly three years...more http://lnkd.in/dvxaajy

 This is Money: Eurozone staggers to frail growth amid deflation fears ahead of G20 summit http://lnkd.in/dYRu2zM

Business Insider:   Why Europe Might Have Already Spiraled Into Deflation   http://www.businessinsider.com/why-europe-might-have-already-spiraled-into-deflation-2014-11

 BUSINESS INSIDER: Russia Just Gave France A Final Deadline To Hand Over The Mistral Warship http://lnkd.in/d6-9Rxj

 Reuters: France hits back after Russia warns of Mistral compensation. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that France would not be dictated to after an unidentified Russian official was quoted as giving Paris two weeks to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers or face possible...more http://lnkd.in/ddF4wHp

 Economic Times: Vladimir Putin urges Hollande to 'minimise risks' between Russia, France http://lnkd.in/dWqqh_2

 THERE WILL NOT BE TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, BUT DISRUPTIONAL SINGULARITY FIRST. BUSINESS INSIDER: Russia Is Threatening France With 'Grave Consequences' If It Does Not Deliver War Ships http://lnkd.in/dgE8c-z

FRANCE 24: Europe blast Russia over Ukraine at G20 summit. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was “appalling” and a threat to the world, while European nations threatened further sanctions against Moscow if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops. http://lnkd.in/dZdyATm

 FOREIGN POLICY: Congress to France: Sell Your Warships to NATO, Not Russia http://lnkd.in/dDMycF7

 Deutsche Welle: Kiev orders pullout of state services from eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has decreed an end to the provision of all state services in rebel-held territories of eastern Ukraine. His order covers schools, hospitals, courts, prisons and benefits payments. http://lnkd.in/dqmGe6d

 ARS TECHNICA: Google to deploy 180 low-orbit satellites that provide Internet access. Billion-dollar project will complement Google's balloons and drones. http://lnkd.in/dqm8dYm

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access Company Projects Spending More Than $1 Billion to Connect Unwired Reaches of the Globe http://lnkd.in/d7mZtAV

 Telegraph.co.uk: Elon Musk 'to launch fleet of internet satellites'. Billionaire entrepreneur is reportedly working on an ambitious project to launch around 700 internet satellites into low-Earth orbit and bring internet connections to the developing world http://lnkd.in/dpuiBNY

 Globalnews.ca: Our influence on Earth may lead to naming era after humans: Anthropocene http://lnkd.in/dFDJKg4

 Space News: NOAA Admits to Cyberattack on Satellite Data Networks. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has acknowledged that the “unscheduled maintenance” that temporarily disrupted the flow of certain satellite data to the National Weather Service in October was prompted by “an...more http://lnkd.in/djxXgcg

 CIO Today: China Accused of Hacking Weather Agency NOAA http://lnkd.in/dfsTRjW

 USA TODAY: Experts: Major cyberattack will hit in next 11 years. Almost two-third of technology experts expect a "major" cyber attack somewhere in the world that will cause significant loss of life or property losses in the tens of billions of dollars by 2025. http://lnkd.in/dkC79GX

 MarketWatch: Gorbachev says don’t pick on Putin http://lnkd.in/dWSK9xS

 The Guardian: Mikhail Gorbachev: world on brink of new cold war over Ukraine. Former Soviet Union leader says tensions between US and Russia should be kept under control http://lnkd.in/dcmbs2G

 EurActiv: Europe under massive virtual cyber attack. More than 200 organisations from 25 EU member states are under virtual cyber-attack today (30 October), as part of the continent’s largest and most complex ever cyber security exercise. http://lnkd.in/dzsZXby

 The Hill: US not prepared for cyberattacks, ex-NSA chief warns http://lnkd.in/dgYfxdE

 Washington Times: U.S. tweaks China: Pentagon sends plane targeted in cyberattack to air show http://lnkd.in/dGjVvSm

 Telegraph.co.uk: Could your bank be the next victim of a cyber attack? Cybercrime risks becoming the next big banking scandal. What can be done to stop it? http://lnkd.in/dXJCBPz

 BBC News: 'Ambulance drone' takes to the skies of Belgium http://lnkd.in/dE8GXmW

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Friday, November 14, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 15, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

 NBC NEWS: Australia Accuses Russia of Trying to Reclaim 'Lost Glories' http://lnkd.in/dM5uq-2

 CBC: Vladimir Putin stations Russian warships off Australia's coast ahead of G20 Diplomatic drama has been simmering since a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over an area of Ukraine http://lnkd.in/dxQXaq3

 THE ECONOMIST: A renewed Russian military build-up could be a prelude to more fighting. EVEN as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, was heading to the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, tensions in Ukraine were escalating. http://lnkd.in/djazYuz

 REUTERS: Ukraine's PM says main task is to build army to stop Russia http://lnkd.in/d5tDPRz

 CNN: Is Russia planning a winter offensive? http://lnkd.in/dr87a-i

 Huffington Post UK: Russia Threatened With Sanctions As Tanks 'Roll Into Ukraine' http://lnkd.in/dH9U3db

 THE AUSTRALIAN: GE says use of ‘big data’ is changing ways companies operate http://lnkd.in/d9QsAE6

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Rise of the Robot Security Guards. Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols. http://lnkd.in/dzJecxx

 BBC: Robots 'helping autistic pupils build social skills' http://lnkd.in/d2ZdUJW

THE TELEGRAPH: Should future wars be fought by killer robots? It's not technology, but morality and the law, which prevents wars being fought by lethal autonomous weapons - better known as killer robots http://lnkd.in/dC8zFa2

 RT: UN sounds alarm on rise of autonomous 'killer robots' http://lnkd.in/deijvgf

 FORBES: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? http://lnkd.in/dYGpdAD

 International Business Times: China Now Has 30 Industrial Robot Factories, Could Double Robot Population By 2017 http://lnkd.in/dJQmfU2

 International Business Times UK: CBI and Ricoh: New World Order of Robots Will Help, Not Steal, British Jobs http://lnkd.in/dmiVvxW

 Forbes: Marketing Automation Could Be Harming Your Business - Here's How to Tip the Scale http://lnkd.in/durgqgU

 Business Standard: Indian Oil Corporation is in the process of automating its petrol stations and aims to complete the work in the next three years, a top official said. http://lnkd.in/dh8v77D

 Data Center Knowledge: Cloud Automation: What You Need to Know and Why It’s Important http://lnkd.in/dHaedGb

 Computerworld: Automation arrives at restaurants (but don’t blame rising minimum wages) http://lnkd.in/dWtd5Dd

 Automation World: The Effect of Oil Prices on Automation Spending http://lnkd.in/dbvS8uf

 InfoQ.com: Automation with humans in mind: making complex systems predictable, reliable and humane http://lnkd.in/dJ6NA6s

 The Independent News: Welcome to Canada: automation nation. http://lnkd.in/dJfcNvf

 Forbes: China Automation Companies Advance As Beijing Pledges New Policy Support http://lnkd.in/dYZypw8

 Business Insider Australia: Home Automation Gadgets Are Leading Explosive Growth In The Consumer 'Internet Of Things' Market http://lnkd.in/dJPmHhs

 Automation World: How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation http://lnkd.in/dQt8aQ3

 CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Will China start currency war in name of reform? http://lnkd.in/dvgrd8H

 Financial Times: ESA is a serious player capable of taking on Nasa http://lnkd.in/dSthJAh

 Business Insider: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Points Out Some Big Plot Holes In 'Interstellar' http://lnkd.in/divadCR


 Washington Post: Rosetta’s missing Philae lander is frantically doing improvised science, even as its batteries die http://lnkd.in/ddi_gAC

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 14, 2014)

 BBC: Oil price falls below $80 a barrel http://bbc.in/1xChaon

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: An artificial retina based on semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes. An international team of researchers has combined semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes to create a wireless, light-sensitive, flexible film that could potentially act in the place of a damaged retina. http://lnkd.in/dCymrjH

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Twisted-light waves transmitted in air over a 3-kilometer path. Could significantly increase data rates for non-fiber communications and improve encryption of quantum communications http://lnkd.in/dZJP7qw

FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published. Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated w/ extreme longevity http://lnkd.in/dSNzstg

 BUSINESS INSIDER: It's warmer in Alaska than in Texas right now http://read.bi/1wtWH18

 LIKE CHINA. FINANCIAL TIMES: Isis declares its own currency http://on.ft.com/1xST1IE

 WIRED: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Design http://lnkd.in/dsxquGH

 CNN MONEY: Informatica Joins Deloitte on Advisory Board of Institute for Business Analytics at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. IT leader to help further develop business analytics research and curricula at Indiana University http://lnkd.in/dqy8BwC

 THE GUARDIAN: Google buys two more UK artificial intelligence startups. Company funds new computer science research partnership with Oxford University, where three of its new artificial intelligence hires will remain lecturers http://lnkd.in/dQHUQ89

 SIDNEY MORNING HERALD: Nanotechnology's next trick could be a real invisibility cloak http://lnkd.in/djKEXKW

PHYS ORG: Patent awarded for genetics-based nanotechnology against mosquitoes, insect pests. Kansas State University researchers have developed a patented method of keeping mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay. http://lnkd.in/d5Pgjud

 NATURE: Batteries: Knowing when small is better http://lnkd.in/dP3qCBH

 BBC: Nanotechnology research recognised for making everyday easier http://lnkd.in/dKwKqXs

 THE SCIENCE TIMES: DNA 'Wires' Can Carry Electricity http://lnkd.in/dv7fYWY

 NANOTECH: Iranian Scientists Use Nanodrugs to Treat Cancer http://lnkd.in/dmVpuNA

 POPULAR MECHANICS: This startup will let you hire a pilot to fly your drone: http://popme.ch/6015s3S1

 FORTUNE: Permits for testing self-driving cars are a hot commodity in California http://lnkd.in/d_tphDc

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: When Can We Expect Truly Autonomous Vehicles? http://lnkd.in/d5CDhAG

 FORBES: The Massive Economic Benefits Of Self-Driving Cars http://lnkd.in/d8w5PWd

 FORTUNE: Trains and self-driving cars, headed for a (political) collision http://lnkd.in/dJXcvew

 FORBES: Self-Driving Cars Could Undermine British $80 Billion Rail Project http://lnkd.in/dnWCJZk

 NEW YORK TIMES: In Self-Driving Cars, a Potential Lifeline for the Disabled http://lnkd.in/dXNudBq

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Getting streets ahead with Volvo’s driverless car http://lnkd.in/drTEbpa

 PHYS ORG: Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars http://lnkd.in/duxg6sB

 INFORMATION WEEK: 10 Robots Changing The World. Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment. http://lnkd.in/dTMsPXQ

 NBC NEWS: NOAA Confirms Cyberattack 'in Recent Weeks' http://lnkd.in/dybNSxV

 Chinese Cyberattack Hit U.S. Satellites In September, NOAA Covered It Up, Report Says http://lnkd.in/dB4tYcG

 WASHINGTON TIMES: U.S. tweaks China: Pentagon sends plane targeted in cyberattack to air show http://lnkd.in/dGjVvSm

 MOSCOW TIMES: Sunken Soviet Submarines Threaten Nuclear Catastrophe in Russia's Arctic http://lnkd.in/dW5ZStY

 MOSCOW TIMES: Oil Falls to Price That Putin Said Could Cause Collapse of Global Economy. Brent crude oil fell to a four-year low of less than $80 per barrel on Thursday, descending to the point that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said could, if prolonged, trigger the collapse of the world...more http://lnkd.in/dPRdikJ

 DER SPIEGEL: Interview with Henry Kissinger: 'Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?' Henry Kissinger is the most famous and most divisive secretary of state the US has ever had. In an interview, he discusses his new book exploring the crises of our time, from Syria to Ukraine, and the...more http://lnkd.in/dVx3vfd

 JAPAN TIMES: Catalonia independence ballot hit by colossal cyberattack: president. Catalan authorities suffered a massive cyberattack while the region was voting in an independence ballot outlawed by Madrid, their leader said on Tuesday. On polling day Sunday, the regional government’s computer...more http://lnkd.in/dcfcbDB

 PHYS ORG: Sharing threat information before, during, and after a cyber-attack http://lnkd.in/dbsHh9Q

 BBC: India and US reach WTO breakthrough over food http://lnkd.in/dCW8VSj

 TIME: The Cancer Breakthrough With Big Implications. Screening tumors could lead to smarter decisions about which cancer treatments will work best for individual patients http://lnkd.in/dEVDGe7

 THE SCIENCE TIMES: Stem Cell Breakthrough May be the Cure for Parkinson's http://lnkd.in/dB2E5tH

 FOREIGN POLICY: China and the United States Are Preparing for War. Despite the Obama-Xi handshake deal, the probability of confrontation will only heighten as long as the PLA remains a black box. http://lnkd.in/d5rF-T7

 USA TODAY: China hacks into U.S. weather satellite network http://lnkd.in/d3cjh3K

 BUSINESS INSIDER: China Is Finally Acting Like A Superpower — And Nobody Knows What's Going To Happen Next http://lnkd.in/d7bBd3h

 FORBES: Intel's Brian David Johnson On Building A Human Future http://lnkd.in/d-BCZ7V

 FORBES: The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee http://lnkd.in/d3emC4u

 PC WORLD: IBM shares plans for supercomputing future http://lnkd.in/dYgsdmm

 THE ECONOMIST: The Madrid government should let the Catalans have a vote—and then defeat the separatists at the polls http://lnkd.in/dHP-vnK

 CNBC: Forget currency, bitcoin's tech is the revolution http://lnkd.in/dg-n5cE

 THE GUARDIAN: The future of technology? It’s in your hands. Now that everyone owns a smartphone, technology’s advances will be imperceptible http://lnkd.in/df9WBsm

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Horton Hears a Hadoop: Tech IPO Shows the Future of Databases. Hortonworks, a Data-Platform Maker Founded Three Years Ago, Files to Go Public http://lnkd.in/dhXcH8x

 SYRACUSE COM: What will be the most high-impact technologies of the future? (Predictions from 10 futurists, business leaders and teachers) http://lnkd.in/dfmFEYM

 FORBES: The Future Of Money http://lnkd.in/dmyFfZc

 DAILY HERALD: Why baby boomers will rule the future of technology http://lnkd.in/dxujrsA

 BUSINESS LINE: Mercedes-Benz sees technology redefining future line of cars http://lnkd.in/dNEX77m

 BBC: How computers change the way we learn http://lnkd.in/dmkVJ84


BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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@AndresAgostini

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 13, 2014)

 FORBES: How Top CIOs Brace For The Next Big Data Breach http://lnkd.in/d-btWe3

 STRATFOR: What the Fall of the Wall Did Not Change http://lnkd.in/d8qx75t

 UPI: Lockheed Martin partners for space debris research. Lockheed Martin has announced a partnering agreement to study near-Earth space debris using the largest infrared telescope in the Western Hemisphere. http://lnkd.in/dGUFrnd

 BBC: The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The Ebola outbreak is thought to have infected more than 14,000 people, almost all of them in West Africa. http://lnkd.in/d_eE7aw

 THE GUARDIAN: Sir Richard Branson: self-proclaimed experts wrong about Virgin Galactic explosion - video http://lnkd.in/dxTJhCj

 REUTERS: Abu Dhabi fund holding off on Virgin Galactic decision -source http://lnkd.in/dv8kanG

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: NTSB Cites Improper Pilot Command in Virgin Galactic Crash. An improper pilot command preceded the violent in-flight breakup of Virgin Galactic LLC’s experimental rocket ship Friday, according to federal safety investigators probing the fatal accident. http://lnkd.in/dMfFuFv

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Rosetta Mission’s Probe Lands on Comet. European Space Agency’s Philae Is First Craft to Land on Comet in Historic Moment for Space Exploration http://lnkd.in/dQhdxRF

 LIVE SCIENCE: Why Chimps Haven't Evolved Culture Like Humans http://lnkd.in/dbb_BBJ

 FOX NEWS: China takes new stealth jet for test flight during Obama visit http://lnkd.in/dSb_7Yh

 BLOOMBERG: China Shows Off New Stealth Fighter to U.S. Military http://lnkd.in/dUMJG7F

 NEW YORK TIMES: With a Stealth Fighter, China Tries to Gain Attention http://lnkd.in/d46WCUY

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Say ‘hi’ to your new colleague and competitor: the needy robot. The next Machine Age will not just augur job losses and the transformation of some professions. The future could be a lot worse. It may also let loose an army of needy robots. This week, the MIT Technology Review...more http://lnkd.in/dGmpR49

 WIRED: Robots to cause 'avoidable unemployment' in 2020 Britain http://lnkd.in/dCP_EFY

 BLOOMBERG: Could a Robot or AI Take Your Job? http://lnkd.in/dReSAwN

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: Chinese firms seek greater share of industrial robots market. New government policies and rising automation prompt mainland makers of the devices to step up production to garner a bigger slice of the market http://lnkd.in/dZBsiES

 FORGET ABOUT JOBS COMING BACK. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: Men or machines: will technology take our jobs? As technology transforms millions of jobs around the world, it has created a “second machine age”, which represents a new inflection point in history. Just as in the industrial age, machines are improving the effectiveness of the workforce – but they are also automating tasks that humans once performed. less http://lnkd.in/dPeM7Ds

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Technology threatens 1 in 3 UK jobs http://lnkd.in/d6UWbCM

 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Robots to Steal 10 Million Low Paid UK Jobs by 2034 http://lnkd.in/d5S_aBX

 CLEAN TECHNICA: Self-Driving Buses Could Really Reinvent Transportation Systems http://lnkd.in/dNrxvRd

 CIO: How Automation Could Take Your Skills -- and Your Job http://lnkd.in/da6z_EJ

 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: Will 2015 be the year of jobless growth? http://lnkd.in/dS2Ur2C

 YAHOO NEWS: Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico http://lnkd.in/d6nitRD

 YAHOO NEWS: Ebola Rages on in West Africa http://lnkd.in/dz_KFVc

 ASSOCIATED PRESS: Health Officials Urge Congress for Ebola Help http://lnkd.in/dftDz8R

 CIO: German Spy Agency Seeks Millions to Monitor Social Networks Outside Germany http://lnkd.in/dPH3Xcj

 FAST COMPANY: Need A New Bone? Grow It From Your Own Cells http://lnkd.in/dxQYVSc

MOSCOW TIMES: Blackwater.ru: The Future of Russian Private Military Companies. In Soviet times, Russian military professionals worked across the globe from Cuba to Vietnam, teaching, advising and sometimes just pointing Kalashnikov muzzles at the enemy for the sake of the proletariat. Now Russian authorities want them to do so again, but this time, for profit — and, just possibly, as a governmental proxy. less http://lnkd.in/dZzBFf2

 MOSCOW TIMES: Ukraine Redeploys Troops, Fearing Russia-Backed Offensive http://lnkd.in/dNNsu6f

 FORTUNE: Wearables are fast becoming part of 'always on' corporate culture http://lnkd.in/dmDDyC8

 DER SPIEGEL: Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly' http://lnkd.in/dq35WAj

 FOREIGN POLICY: This Is Not Your Father's Stock Market. 6 ways that global investing is breaking the rules. http://lnkd.in/dZMWN8T

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Radical Turks. Why Turkish Citizens are Joining ISIS http://lnkd.in/d7RcQMv

 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Other Facebook Revolution. How the Internet Makes People Unhappy With Their Governments http://lnkd.in/dbAgmMr

 WASHINGTON POST: Five climate lessons from Stephen Hawking http://lnkd.in/duSkKHm

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

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@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (November 12, 2014)

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Alibaba breaks online shopping records http://on.ft.com/1ytcyPI

 THE GUARDIAN: Report claims a third of UK jobs at risk from robots http://lnkd.in/dTBpmFE

 EURASIA REVIEW: Iran To Launch More Selective Internet Censorship http://lnkd.in/dzG-wPM

NEW YORK TIMES: U.S. and China Agree to Cut Tariffs, but Vie for Trade Blocs http://lnkd.in/daWGkac

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S., China Ready Deals to Avert Military Confrontations. Agreements Would Cover Alerts for Exercises, Set Rules of Behavior for Military Encounters http://lnkd.in/d3gvRi2

 FINANCIAL TIMES: China and US look to the future with IT trade agreement http://lnkd.in/dUuaHjb

 SYDNEY MORAL HERALD: Artificial intelligence and singularity could mean demise of human control http://lnkd.in/dnFdDAE

 NEW YORK TIMES: Artificial Intelligence as a Threat http://lnkd.in/dfCRiPN

 MARKETING MAGAZINE: Artificial intelligence is 'key' to big data, says Unilever's Marc Mathieu http://lnkd.in/dAZEyqA


 FINANCIAL TIMES: Artificial intelligence: machine versus man. Computers will soon become more intelligent than us. Some of the best brains in Silicon Valley are now trying to work out what happens next   http://lnkd.in/dzs5atD

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Average High School Senior http://lnkd.in/dAMTRU8

 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Google's DeepMind Builds Artificial Intelligence Computer That Mimics Human Brain http://lnkd.in/dcDrmTZ

 COMPUTERWORLD: Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever http://lnkd.in/dWCZVxS

 VENTURE BEAT: Artificial intelligence is now affordable. Use it to work smarter http://lnkd.in/ddRgT3S

 BUSINESSWEEK: Baidu Embraces Artificial Intelligence to Build a Better Search Engine http://lnkd.in/dWJ6TSj

 RUSSIAN BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Artificial intelligence infiltrates printers http://lnkd.in/dRZdGRN

 NEW YORK TIMES: Our Machine Masters http://lnkd.in/dT7Yf_H

 DER SPIEGEL: Europe Prepares First Comet Landing http://lnkd.in/d2H_m2J

 ROBOTICS TOMORROW: Functionalize Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Power Up 3D Printing With World’s Most Electronically Conductive 3D Printing Filament http://lnkd.in/dTsy-B3

 BUSINESS INSIDER: 3D Printing Could Become A $13 Billion Industry http://lnkd.in/dNitust

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

 http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

 http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

 http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess