Wednesday, December 31, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (January 02, 2015) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

PHYS.ORG:   Thermodynamic analysis reveals large overlooked role of oil and other energy sources in the economy    http://phys.org/news/2014-12-thermodynamic-analysis-reveals-large-overlooked.html

PHYS.ORG:  Scientists identify patterns of RNA regulation in the nuclei of plants  http://phys.org/news/2014-12-scientists-patterns-rna-nuclei.html

PHYS.ORG:    Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-unique-sulawesi-frog-birth-tadpoles.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy     http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-12-patient-stem-cells-dementia-in-a-dish-treatment.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:   3-D culture system for pancreatic cancer has potential to change therapeutic approaches   http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-12-d-culture-pancreatic-cancer-potential.html

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  New technologies harvest energy from movements, sound and more   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-technologies-harvest-energy-movements.html

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Dubai awaits snow-making Heart of Europe transplant  http://phys.org/news/2014-12-dubai-awaits-snow-making-heart-europe.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Study finds possible alternative explanation for dark energy  http://phys.org/news/2014-12-alternative-explanation-dark-energy.html

DER SPIEGEL:   Obama Envoy John Allen: No 'Short-Term Solutions' for Stopping Islamic State  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/us-envoy-warns-no-short-term-solutions-for-stopping-islamic-state-a-1010880.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Oliver Stone Interviews Yanukovych for Documentary on U.S. 'Coup' in Ukraine   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/oliver-stone-interviews-yanukovych-for-documentary-on-u-s-coup-in-ukraine/514013.html

MOSCOW TIMES:  Economic Turmoil Threatens Putin's Grip on Russia   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/economic-turmoil-threatens-putin-s-grip-on-russia/513996.html

REUTERS:   Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after U.N. loss  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-palestinians-israel-idUSKBN0K90ZN20141231

REUTERS:   Ambac sues Bank of America over Countrywide mortgage bonds   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-bankofamerica-ambac-lawsuit-idUSKBN0K90YO20141231

REUTERS:   Oil ends on a low after halving in 2014 as OPEC stands aside  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-markets-oil-idUSKBN0K905620141231

REUTERS:   U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market still firming   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-usa-economy-unemployment-idUSKBN0K90RK20141231

REUTERS:   Analytics-based U.S. tech firm Inovalon files for IPO   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-inovalon-ipo-idUSKBN0K81N720141231

REUTERS:   Low-risk 'worm' removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-nuclear-southkorea-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0K80J620141230

REUTERS:  India's capital sets new rules for Uber, other taxi operators   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-uber-india-rules-idUSKBN0K80S520141230

REUTERS:  Wall St. lower but finishes year with solid gains  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-markets-stocks-usa-idUSKBN0K90P420141231

REUTERS:  Boeing appears to hit 111 of 787 deliveries for 2014, tops target   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-boeing-787-deliveries-idUSKBN0K914L20141231

ISRAEL'S HOMELAND SECURITY:  Anthrax – the next attack is only a matter of time  http://i-hls.com/2014/12/anthrax-next-attack-matter-time/

ISRAEL'S HOMELAND SECURITY:   A newer version for China’s Wing Loong UAV   http://i-hls.com/2014/12/newer-version-chinas-wing-loong-uav/

ISRAEL'S HOMELAND SECURITY:    Kaspersky Lab Launches Online Radar for the Most Dangerous Cyberthreats   http://i-hls.com/2014/12/kaspersky-lab-launches-online-radar-dangerous-cyberthreats/

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Wi-Fi could let robots roam around the ISS   http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530023.500-wifi-could-let-robots-roam-around-the-iss.html#.VKRzNntSLZc

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Russia boasts best mental agility at World Mind Games   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26735-russia-boasts-best-mental-agility-at-world-mind-games.html#.VKRzcntSLZc

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  The piste at the end of the universe   http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430000.800-the-piste-at-the-end-of-the-universe.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Storm warning: Can crystal-gazing predict the weather?  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430001.200-storm-warning-can-crystalgazing-predict-the-weather.html

NATURE:  Ebola raises profile of blood-based therapy  http://www.nature.com/news/ebola-raises-profile-of-blood-based-therapy-1.16625 

NATURE:   Large-scale discovery of novel genetic causes of developmental disorders   http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14135.html

NATURE:  Anticoagulant antidotes start yielding Phase III promise  http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v14/n1/full/nrd4527.html

NATURE:  FDA approves first bispecific  http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v14/n1/full/nrd4531.html

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Watch This Drone Helicopter Take Off At Sea  http://www.popsci.com/watch-drone-helicopter-take-sea

POPULAR SCIENCE:  How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights. Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less  http://www.popsci.com/why-leds-are-conquering-lighting

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Contact Lens Sees Eye Disease Before It Strikes. Early warning system is a sight for sore eyes   http://www.popsci.com/early-warning-system-eye-disease

POPULAR SCIENCE:  How Can A Commercial Airplane Just Disappear?  The loss of AirAsia QZ8501 marks the second time a major aircraft has vanished without any warning this year  http://www.popsci.com/how-unusual-it-commercial-plane-cease-communication

POPULAR SCIENCE:  Inside The New Stealth Arsenal. A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged   http://www.popsci.com/inside-new-stealth-arsenal

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  BitBeat: 2014 Will Be Bitcoin’s Auld Lang Syne, Someday   http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/12/31/bitbeat-2014-will-be-bitcoins-auld-lang-syne-someday/

FORBES:  Tech 2015: Block Chain Will Break Free From Bitcoin To Power Distributed Apps  http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/12/31/tech-2015-block-chain-will-break-free-from-bitcoin-to-power-distributed-apps/

TECHCRUNCH:  NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets  http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/31/nyc-may-integrate-apple-pay-bitcoin-paypal-for-parking-tickets/

BUSINESS INSIDER:  What It's Like Inside Elon Musk's 'Reality Distortion Field' http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-reality-distortion-field-2014-12

FORBES:  How Much Equity Did Elon Musk Get From Investing In Tesla's Series A? http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/12/29/how-much-equity-did-elon-musk-get-from-investing-in-teslas-series-a/

FORBES:  Elon Musk's Hyperloop Will Revolutionize Transportation -- But That's Only The Beginning   http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2014/12/26/elon-musks-hyperloop-will-revolutionize-transportation-but-thats-only-the-beginning-of-the-change-itll-bring/

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Elon Musk's reusable rocket could land in 2015  http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/morning_call/2014/12/elon-musks-reusable-rocket-could-land-in-2015.html

LINKEDIN: Homer Simpson on NASA and Bart Simpson on Book Of Five Rings and the Noda Secret https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/homer-simpson-nasa-bart-book-five-rings-amazon-com-author-agostini-1

LINKEDIN: SELLING! Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/selling-mr-andres-agostini-amazon-com-author-agostini-3?trk=prof-post

LINKEDIN: CORRECTLY FORESEEING? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141203020027-34427457-correctly-foreseeing?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: A Chat with StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk, the A.I. Incumbent? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141202005900-34427457-a-chat-with-startrek-captain-james-t-kirk-the-a-i-incumbent?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning Your Hands? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141126011822-34427457-my-date-questions-answered-by-a-female-robot?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: The Swiss Prescription! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141127021523-34427457-the-swiss-prescription?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You! Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Daimler-Chrysler’s Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Google, Xerox, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, NASA and DARPA, Lockheed Martin, RAND Corporation and HUDSON Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GEICO, Microsoft, etc. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141119210301-34427457-getting-apple-amazon-microsoft-to-buy-from-you?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141018220154-34427457-the-beautiful-london-secretary-and-continuous-performance-improvement?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: Dr. Strangeloves, the Military-Industrial Complex, Royal Dutch Shell, Skunkworks, and Omniscient: Futuring, Strategizing and Advanced Planning and Execution via Scenario-Planning Methodology by Top Global Corporations and The Technically-Minded Practitioners and Incumbents! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141018015730-34427457-dr-strangeloves-the-military-industrial-complex-royal-dutch-shell-skunkworks-and?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: The Advice Bill Gates Gave Us 15 Years Ago... And Made Him a Superbillionaire in the Process! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140927125400-34427457-the-advice-bill-gates-gave-us-15-years-ago-and-made-him-a-superbillionaire-in-the-process?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: The 24 Commandments of Resiliency! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140906214412-34427457-the-22-commandments-of-resiliency?trk=mp-reader-card

LINKEDIN: Why do Humans Have Anatomical Limbs For? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-do-humans-have-anatomical-limbs-amazon-com-author-agostini?trk=prof-post

LINKEDIN: QUESTION: Humans or Animal? And the Human Factor! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/question-humans-animal-human-factor-amazon-com-author-agostini

LINKEDIN: When you go to Rome? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-you-go-rome-mr-andres-agostini-amazon-com-author-agostini?trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A344274571419741774567%2CVSRPtargetId%3A5954823324918968320%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary&trk=vsrp_influencer_content_res_name

LINKEDIN: Why do Humans Have Bodily Skin (Epidermis) For? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-do-humans-have-bodily-skin-epidermis-amazon-com-author-agostini?trk=prof-post

LINKEDIN: Corporate Reconnoitering? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/corporate-reconnoitering-amazon-com-author-agostini?trk=prof-post

LINKEDIN: The Simpson Gals https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/simpson-gals-mr-andres-agostini-amazon-com-author-agostini?trk=prof-post

LINKEDIN: Actuarial Sciences Suffice? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/actuarial-sciences-suffice-amazon-com-author-agostini?trk=mp-reader-card

ABSOLUTE END.

Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

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FUTURISM UPDATE (January 01, 2015) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

TECHCRUNCH:  The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You  http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/08/the-grid-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-design-your-websites-for-you/

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: US and European visions of connected objects at Odds https://lnkd.in/e_kBdXV

 MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Science guided by ethics – on the responsible use of scientific freedom and dealing with scientific risk https://lnkd.in/eFviPPr

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES:  New blood stem cells thanks to interferon gamma  http://www.mpg.de/8820107/blood-stem-cells-interferon-gamma?filter_order=L&research_topic=

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Robot on board. The robot "Athena" carries new impulses for robotics research in its luggage http://www.mpg.de/8811828/athena-robot?filter_order=L&research_topic=

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  This Man Is Building a Warp Drive in His Garage  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/tech-news/omaha-man-galaxy-warp-drive

ENGINEERING:  PlexiDrone is ready to change commercial aerial photography   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9272/PlexiDrone-is-ready-to-change-commercial-aerial-photography.aspx

ENGINEERING:  A "Sweet" Take on Self-Healing Polymers   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9273/A-Sweet-Take-on-Self-Healing-Polymers.aspx

ENGINEERING:  Designing Smart Metering for Utilities? Consider System-on-Module for Power Line Communications   http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/9270/Designing-Smart-Metering-for-Utilities--Consider-System-on-Module-for-Power-Line-Communications.aspx

ENGINEERING:  Renewable Energy and Protecting the Grid from Terrorism and Natural Disasters  http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/9267/Renewable-Energy-and-Protecting-the-Grid-from-Terrorism-and-Natural-Disasters.aspx

ENGINEERING:  Talking Life and STEM Education with Bill Nye  http://www.engineering.com/Education/EducationArticles/ArticleID/9233/Talking-Life-and-STEM-Education-with-Bill-Nye.aspx

SCIENTIFIC AMERICA:  Rapidly Warming Oceans Set to Release Heat into the Atmosphere  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rapidly-warming-oceans-set-to-release-heat-into-the-atmosphere/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

ABSOLUTE END.

Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini


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http://ThisSUCCESS.wordpress.com

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 31, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence  http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/10-threats-worse-than-artificial-intelligence/d/d-id/1318210

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  KURZWEIL: Human-Level AI Is Coming By 2029  http://www.businessinsider.com/ray-kurzweil-thinks-well-have-human-level-ai-by-2029-2014-12

BUSINESS INSIDER:  The FBI Is Investigating Whether US Banks Are Launching Cyberattacks Of Their Own  http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-investigates-us-bank-hacks-2014-12

 SAW SONY HYPER ATTACKED? WAIT FOR (A) INTERNET OF EVERYTHING AND (B) GE'S INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF ROBOTIC THINGS. BBC NEWS: Politician's fingerprint 'cloned from photos' by hacker https://lnkd.in/eib2STq

 YOU WANT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE WEB, SUPER-AUTOMATION AND THE HACKERS SMARTER THAN YOU. WALL STREET JOURNAL: Japan Airlines Reports Hacker Attack. Airline Says Information of Up to 750,000 Customers Possibly Stolen https://lnkd.in/en7pGZv

 COMPUTERWORLD: Hacker uses an Android to remotely attack and hijack an airplane https://lnkd.in/epdWNWR

 THE ECONOMIST: Who lies behind the latest cyber attacks on JPMorgan Chase? https://lnkd.in/e5Tj28Y

 Slouching tiger: Xi Jinping needs bold 2015 as China's economy slows. For much of the last two millennia China was the largest economy in the world, and at the end of 2014 it retook its place at the top, surpassing the United States years before almost anyone expected. https://lnkd.in/eQRhPtt

 REUTERS: Growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 7 percent next year from a forecast 7.3 percent this year https://lnkd.in/e5h7EKr

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: China’s Economy Shows More Weakness https://lnkd.in/e3Hxide

 NEW YORK TIMES: Europe Braces for Economic Fallout as Greece Heads to Early Elections https://lnkd.in/e5YtMVV

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Quantitative Easing Won’t Lift Europe’s Economy. London is packed with young Europeans doing entry-level jobs. They’ve fled labor markets tied up by red tape. https://lnkd.in/emX-_dS

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: European Economic Errors for the U.S. to Avoid. The story of the Continent’s moribund economy began long before the European Central Bank was founded. https://lnkd.in/excnMVY

 BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: Dimon Says Europe Economy to Drag for Decade as China Hits Goals https://lnkd.in/ePji6u8

 Bloomberg View- China Steps In as World's New Bank https://lnkd.in/e2pv-JJ

 Forbes- China's Now The World Number One Economy And It Doesn't Matter A Darn https://lnkd.in/eYbXHZw

 Forbes- Thoughts On The Global Economy Heading Into 2015 https://lnkd.in/exV_8e2

 Fox News- NASA's ape-like RoboSimian set for DARPA robot challenge https://lnkd.in/emzfffm

 Gizmag- New sea turtle robot could extend missions by charging its own batteries https://lnkd.in/edyTfbf

 FIRST, THEY ASSIST. THEN ROBOTS DO IT, UPGRADE THEIR BEST OFFICES AND SELF-REPLICATE THEMSELVES AND NOT TO ASSIST ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES WHILE EXERCISING ROBOTIC SELF RELIANCE. BBC News- Robot-assisted surgery gains ground https://lnkd.in/eiqjTbC

 DARPA: ElectRx Has the Nerve to Envision Revolutionary Therapies for Self-Healing https://lnkd.in/ehtqc_G

 DARPA: Pay Dirt: Turning Deadly Chemical Agents Into Harmless Soil https://lnkd.in/egX5DvW

THE ECONOMIST:  How realistic is it for computer hackers to interfere with aircraft while they are in the air, a phenomenon known as cyberjacking? http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2014/11/hacking-aircraft


ABSOLUTE END.

Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

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https://www.FACEBOOK.com/heldenceo (Other Publications)

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http://ThisSUCCESS.wordpress.com

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/agostiniandres 

Monday, December 29, 2014


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

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Google's Secretive DeepMind Startup Unveils a "Neural Turing Machine"  http://www.technologyreview.com/view/532156/googles-secretive-deepmind-startup-unveils-a-neural-turing-machine/

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers  http://www.technologyreview.com/news/533176/hundreds-of-portuguese-buses-and-taxis-are-also-wi-fi-routers/

DER SPIEGEL:   Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s-war-on-internet-security-a-1010361.html

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Foxconn Plans to Replace Workers With Machines https://lnkd.in/eT84HEF

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy' https://lnkd.in/ekP4R9z

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire  http://www.wired.com/2014/07/google_brain/

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Some Predictions For The 2015 Oil Market https://lnkd.in/eheEgHG

ABSOLUTE END.

Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/heldenceo (Other Publications)

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http://ThisSUCCESS.wordpress.com

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/agostiniandres 

Saturday, December 27, 2014


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

WHITE SWAN: DARPA seeks to develop agile UAVs for urban missions http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-seeks-to-develop-agile-uavs-for-urban-missions-4476255#.VJ6VYpRzEhY.linkedin

WHITE SWAN:  Stanford University students create 'gecko gloves' that allow humans to scale glass walls  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/stanford-university-students-create-gecko-gloves-that-allow-humans-to-scale-glass-walls-20141226-12dx31.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/12/17/2014-is-ending-but-this-wave-of-technology-disruptions-is-just-beginning/

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't Use It Yet https://lnkd.in/eE24vsx

ABSOLUTE END.

Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

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

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/heldenceo (Other Publications)

http://LIFEBOAT.com/ex/bios.andres.agostini

http://ThisSUCCESS.wordpress.com

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/agostiniandres

Friday, December 26, 2014


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

BBC NEWS: Russia promotes conventional forces in new doctrine. President Vladimir Putin of Russia has signed a revised version of the country's military doctrine, which identifies major threats to security. https://lnkd.in/egMFjvx

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  The UK will decode the genes of 100,000 people to help fight cancer  http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/23/nhs-to-decode-100000-genomes/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

 TIMES OF INDIA: India downplays Russia-Pakistan energy deal https://lnkd.in/enc2cyw

FORBES:  Stopping North Korea's Next Act Of War  http://www.forbes.com/sites/claudiarosett/2014/12/24/stopping-north-koreas-next-act-of-war/

 NEW YORK TIMES: Loss by Taiwan’s Governing Party Raises Fears That Ties With China Will Sour https://lnkd.in/e72wHfu

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  America in Decay. The Sources of Political Dysfunction. By Francis Fukuyama  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141729/francis-fukuyama/america-in-decay

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault. The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin. By John J. Mearsheimer http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141769/john-j-mearsheimer/why-the-ukraine-crisis-is-the-wests-fault

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  China's Imperial President. Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip? By Elizabeth C. Economy   http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142201/elizabeth-c-economy/chinas-imperial-president

LINKEDIN:  QUESTION: Humans or Animal? And the Human Factor!  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/question-humans-animal-human-factor-amazon-com-author-agostini

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Inside the War Against Islamic State. A retired four-star Marine Corps general, now the U.S. ‘special envoy’ in the war against the terrorist army, on reasons for optimism even as a long fight looms. https://lnkd.in/eVcb3mb

ABSOLUTE END.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014


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

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  The rise of brain-computer interfaces  https://gigaom.com/2014/12/02/enter-the-matrix-the-rise-of-brain-computer-interfaces/

 EUROPE, GET READY FOR FIRE WITHOUT LIGHT BUT FIRE WITH IRON.. REUTERS: Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe https://lnkd.in/ebf7e3z

TIME:  Exclusive: Gorbachev Blames the U.S. for Provoking ‘New Cold War’   http://time.com/3630352/mikhail-gorbachev-vladimir-putin-cold-war/

THE MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia Says Ukraine's NATO Ambitions Are Dangerous For Europe  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-says-ukraine-s-nato-ambitions-are-dangerous-for-europe/513868.html

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:  "Judging by recent statements, diplomats on both sides are bracing for long-term confrontation," wrote Gorbachev, who is widely respected abroad but has few backers in Russia. "Judging by recent statements, diplomats on both sides are bracing for long-term confrontation," wrote Gorbachev, who is widely respected abroad but has few backers in Russia.

ABSOLUTE END.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


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

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy   http://www.popsci.com/3-d-printed-tools-space

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers  http://www.wired.com/2014/12/mathematicians-make-major-discovery-prime-numbers/

 BBC NEWS: China's Alibaba spent $160m fighting fake goods https://lnkd.in/eKuwCg2

 THE MOSCOW TIMES: Russia to Help Firms Refinance Massive Foreign Loans as Sanctions Take Toll https://lnkd.in/e6C3BBg

 CORRECTLY FORESEEING? at https://lnkd.in/e2_8KMz

 REUTERS: Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' https://lnkd.in/eRYRhHV

 DW: Japanese scientist Obokata fails to recreate 'provocative' STAP stem cells and resigns https://lnkd.in/eDjPcwK

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  The Taiwan Navy Just Unveiled A Stealth Missile Warship Dubbed The 'Carrier-Killer'  http://www.businessinsider.com/taiwan-navy-stealth-missile-warship-corvette-2014-12#ixzz3MrZmjlyo

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014


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

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  The arithmetic of Asia’s future growth  http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/12/16/china/arithmetic-asias-future-growth

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  IBM's Watson supercomputing system to be applied to PTSD
 http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/7422654-74/watson-ibm-medical#ixzz3MkyvLzCs

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  An affordable holodeck for civil engineers   http://www.kurzweilai.net/an-affordable-holodeck-for-civil-engineers

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Saudi Oil Minister Says Russia Doesn't 'Deserve Market Share'  http://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-oil-minister-hints-russia-doesnt-deserve-market-share-2014-12#ixzz3MlTGAfKg

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: China's Nicaragua’s canal. Digging for truth Chinese construction is due to start—but of what? Versus Canada', The U.S. and Panama's Canal https://lnkd.in/etc9mh2

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Monday, December 22, 2014


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

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Russia humbled as Google now worth more than entire country http://ow.ly/G9svL

WHITE SWAN BOOK: British offshore wind farms' output is soaring. More are needed, but costs must come down http://econ.trib.al/N658U6g

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The End of Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Movement Rattles Germany https://lnkd.in/egqtE5P

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Panic Over Ruble Subsides as Oil Prices Grow  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/panic-over-ruble-subsides-as-oil-prices-grow/513712.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Batteries Are the New Peaker Plants   http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/9252/Batteries-Are-the-New-Peaker-Plants.aspx

WHITE SWAN BOOK:   South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, raising alarm   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/22/us-southkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN0K008E20141222

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  New chemical analysis of ancient Martian meteorite provides clues to planet's history of habitability    http://phys.org/news/2014-12-chemical-analysis-ancient-martian-meteorite.html

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Generation Putin. What to Expect From Russia’s Future Leaders   http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142488/sarah-e-mendelson/generation-putin

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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


 WHITE SWAN BOOK: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration. Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars? https://lnkd.in/eJs-Uj6

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Ibuprofen Could Add Years To Your Life, Study Finds https://lnkd.in/eGnjNgM

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors https://lnkd.in/eF_ZiCj

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: When Will We Have an Exascale Supercomputer? 2023 if we do it right; tomorrow if we do it crazy https://lnkd.in/eK8ChxM

 BBC NEWS: 'The best engineers come from Germany' https://lnkd.in/e4cfp3R

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Penicillins Reveal Additional Antibacterial Power https://lnkd.in/eM_P7T8

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Regulatory concerns hold back 3D printing on safety https://lnkd.in/e784Tsp

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations' https://lnkd.in/eA6WNU8

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow https://lnkd.in/ec68BES

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Friday, December 19, 2014


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

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Deep neural network rivals primate brain in object recognition https://lnkd.in/edkzw33

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? https://lnkd.in/ekFDtZb

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: New magnetoelectric memory promises low-power, instant-on computing devices https://lnkd.in/eyB_BgE

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The year we get creeped out by algorithms https://lnkd.in/e9XXFmQ

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 WHITE SWAN BOOK: The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars https://lnkd.in/ewmfYvF

 Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You! https://lnkd.in/eVjxw-c

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

WHITE SWAN BOOK:   Quadriplegic shapes robot hand with her thoughts   http://www.kurzweilai.net/quadriplegic-shapes-robot-hand-with-her-thoughts

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Organic matter detected on Mars   http://www.kurzweilai.net/organic-matter-detected-on-mars

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Spider webs, leaves inspire touch-screen, solar-cell designs https://lnkd.in/eMCSsHH

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Susan Athey On How Digital Currency Could Transform Our Lives https://lnkd.in/emupqNF

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Susan Athey On How Digital Currency Could Transform Our Lives https://lnkd.in/emupqNF

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour  https://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=77204&trk=my_groups-tile-flipgrp

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: How Lithium Ion Batteries Grounded the Dreamliner https://lnkd.in/eT86-yS

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: How to Prevent the End of Economic Growth. How the digital economy could lead to secular stagnation https://lnkd.in/eCqQ6Pn

 THE WHITE SWAN BOOK: Summit of Failure: How the EU Lost Russia over Ukraine https://lnkd.in/ej262Qh

Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany:  "...We are not chosen by God, but by the voters—therefore we seek dialogue with all those who put effort into this democracy..."

 MOSCOW TIMES: 80 Percent of Russians Back Putin Even as Ruble Falls https://lnkd.in/eb-2mUh

 Washington Free Beacon‎ - China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads. Clinton-era tech transfer aided multi-warhead program https://lnkd.in/emQPC8d

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Sony’s surrender will strengthen hackers, experts say https://lnkd.in/eMC7QWZ

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Is the future of air travel SUPERSONIC? Scientists are developing transport that travels at super-high speeds without the boom : https://lnkd.in/evpqn6h

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration https://lnkd.in/eJs-Uj6

SO, NOW WE HAVE STATE-SPONSORED TERROR ATTACKS VIA CYBER WARFARE TO AN IRRESPONSIBLE PRIVATE ENTITY, A JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATION WHO MAKE THE ORIGINAL AND CRUCIAL ERROR NOT TO EMBRACE MOST-HOLISTIC RISK MANAGEMENT, BUT KAIZEN.  THE BESIEGED HOSTAGE, HELD TO FURTHER BLACKMAILING, IS SONY PICTURES!  MANY MORE WILL BE IN PLACE FOR LACK OF MOST-HOLISTIC RISK MANAGEMENT.  P.S.: INTO-INFINITY CYBER INSURANCE WILL NEVER RESCUE, IN ANY WAY, BELOVED SONY PICTURES!, THE BESIEGED HOSTAGE OUT OF IGNORANCE OF SUPINE IGNORANCE!

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CORRECTLY FORESEEING? (LET US GET REAL, NOW!).

Let us stop the universal guesswork to make decisions by ignoramuses of supine ignorance, beginning with the elitist "...intellectuals...", specially those postdoctorals from the Ivy-league and Oxbridge.

You do not make (throughput to output) decisions to be instituted in the past, but in the Continual Present, whose Continuum is hugely connected to the Future.

Through this article, in a subtle and even in a forceful and dramatic way, you will notice, if you pay careful attention, how the DOTS are connected in amazing ways. Here, to an ultimate degree, the ensuing Maxim is extremely observed: "... everything is related to everything else ..."

ALL CONTAINED HERE IS A VERY BRIEF LITERAL EXCERPT OF ANDRES AGOSTINI'S WHITE SWAN BOOK:

LET US GET STARTED:

The American Heritage Dictionary’s Introduction (fourth edition, 2000) by Joseph P. Pickett, Executive Director, literally indicates, to further illustrate the reader, [54]:

“...This Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary combines the best of traditional making with key innovations that afford new ways of looking at our language… This edition has nearly 10,000 new words and senses that reflect the rapid pace of change in the English language today. Technological innovations in computing and communications along with advances in the sciences have been especially rich sources of development in the lexicon (for example, bit map, domain name, and raster in computing; dark matter, photonics, and yoctosecond in science). Medicine and medical research continue to produce an astonishing array of new terms for chemicals and substances (endostatin, leptin, transfatty acid), for disorders and infectious agents (Asperger’s syndrome, erectile dysfunction, hantavirus), for treatment (cocktail, molecular knife, xenotransplant), and for a variety of creations and discoveries (designer gene, enteric nervous system, microsleep) .... In addition, continuing social change in postindustrial society has given rise to expressions that describe new business practices (buyback, microcredit, reverse mortgage), a changing workplace (face time, job-share, mommy track), and evolving political positions and governmental policies (family leave, term limit, workfare). New sports terms have arisen (clap skate, five hole, skyboard), as have words for new educational practices (charter school, distance learning, homeschool). The names of foods from other cultures continue to be adopted (baba gannouj, garam masala, quesadilla). A host of new cultural developments has produced a host of new compound cords (assisted living, poetry slam, shock jock). And English speakers continue to be an exuberance force in creative coinage (bloviate, newbie, wannabe) .... To ensure accuracy in the coverage of our rapidly changing vocabulary, we have worked closely with distinguished consultants in a wide variety of specialized fields, including anthropology, astronomy, genetics, immunology, philosophy, and physics, to name but a few. We have also gone to great lengths to make our biological and geographic entries as timely as possible. Many new biographical entries have been added, especially in the areas of sports, music, film-making, and literature. To the geographic entries we have added new country names, such as Myanmar and the Republic of Congo, and newly prominent places such as Kosovo ...”

AND ALSO FOR INSTANCE:

WHAT DO LUMINARIES SAY OF UTILITY HAVE TO SAY HERE?

ALSO #1 of #21:

Napoleon Bonaparte, to this end, asserted,

“...I have only one counsel for you - be master [....] No longer it is question simply of education, NOW IT BECOMES A MATTER OF ACQUIRING [HARD] SCIENCE ..." Brackets are of the author.

ALSO #2 of #21:

Dr. Carl Sagan, PhD. wrote,

“...We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows about science and technology...”

ALSO #3 of #21:

Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, PhD.,

"... We live in a high-tech age with archaic guesswork guiding life and death decisions ..."

ALSO #4 of #21:

Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, Ph.D. indicated,

"... Change is hard, failure is much harder, and would you rather be sick or would you rather be dead?...”

ALSO #5 of #21:

In a June 2012 feature, Jeff Bezos told the Wall Street Journal:

“ … We humans have become so technologically sophisticated that in certain ways we're dangerous to ourselves. It's going to be increasingly important over time for humanity to take a longer-term view of its future ...”

ALSO #6 of #21:

Jacob Bronowski advised,

“ … We are a scientific civilization .... that means a civilization in which knowledge and its integrity are crucial. Science is only a Latin word for [organized] knowledge .... knowledge is our destiny ...”

OTHER STUPIDS, DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THIS?:

(1.-) “.. Science...” is Organized Knowledge.

(2.-) “... Wisdom ...” is Organized Life.

ALSO #7 of #21:

Professor Stephen Hawking, Ph.D. warned:

" … Mankind must colonize other planets to survive [….] THE LONG-TERM SURVIVAL OF THE HUMAN RACE IS AT RISK AS LONG AS IT IS CONFINED TO A SINGLE PLANET [....] SOONER OR LATER, DISASTERS SUCH AS AN ASTEROID COLLISION OR NUCLEAR WAR COULD WIPE US ALL OUT. BUT ONCE WE SPREAD OUT INTO SPACE AND ESTABLISH INDEPENDENT COLONIES, OUR FUTURE SHOULD BE SAFE [….] There isn't anywhere like the Earth in the solar system, so we would have to go to another star […] The primitive forms of artificial intelligence we already have, have proved very useful. But I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race [….] We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible through technology – without it I would not be able to speak to you today ...”

ALSO #8 of #21:

FINANCIAL TIMES (December 2, 2014, 6:13 pm) posits, “ … Prof. Stephen Hawking warns on rise of the machines … The astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence 'could outsmart us all' and is calling for humans to establish colonies on other planets to avoid ultimately a 'near-certainty' of technological catastrophe … ' … By contrast, according to Moore’s Law, computers double their speed and memory capacity every 18 months. The risk is that computers develop intelligence and take over. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded,' he said … Both PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind the electric car Tesla and SpaceX, the private space flight company, have warned of the dangers of complacency over the consequences of unconstrained advances in artificial intelligence … Google is making a push into '...quantum computing ...' and has established an ethics committee to monitor the work of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence start-up it bought for £400m (US$625.84) earlier in the year. Consumers are coming into increasing contact with “smart” machines, including flying drones and prototypes of self-driving cars … A recent paper from researchers at the Oxford Martin School at Oxford university has warned governments to plan for the risk of 'robo-wars' in which autonomous weapons can identify and decide to kill targets without human intervention … But he also warned that there was potentially a more destructive element to technology. ' … We face a number of threats to our survival, from nuclear war, catastrophic global warming, and genetically engineered viruses; the number is likely to increase in the future, with the development of new technologies, and new ways things can go wrong, ...' he said. … ' … We need to expand our horizons beyond planet Earth if we are to have a long-term future, spreading out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race. Establishing self-sustaining colonies will take time and effort, but it will become easier as our technology improves …' ...” FINANCIAL TIMES at https://lnkd.in/eB2Mn8z

ALSO #9 of #21:

Albert Einstein observed,

“ … It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity ...”

ALSO #10 of #21:

Cambridge University' Sir Martin Rees, Ph.D. (British Astronomer Royal) noticed,

“ … Science is emphatically not, as some have claimed, approaching its end; it is surging ahead at an accelerating rate. We are still flummoxed about the bedrock nature of physical reality, and the complexities of life, the brain, and the cosmos. New discoveries, illuminating all these mysteries, will engender benign applications; but will also pose NEW ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND BRING NEW HAZARDS …. BUT THERE IS A DARK SIDE: NEW SCIENCE CAN HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES; IT EMPOWERS INDIVIDUALS TO PERPETRATE ACTS OF MEGATERROR; EVEN INNOCENT ERRORS COULD BE CATASTROPHIC. THE 'DOWNSIDE' FROM TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY COULD BE GRAVER AND MORE INTRACTABLE THAN THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR DEVASTATION THAT WE HAVE FACED FOR DECADES. AND HUMAN-INDUCED PRESSURES ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT MAY ENGENDER HIGHER RISKS THAT THE AGE-OLD HAZARDS OF EARTHQUAKES, ERUPTIONS, AND ASTEROID IMPACTS ...”

ALSO #11 of #21:

Charles, Prince of Whales, observed:

“ … The strategic threats posed by global environment and development problems are the most complex, interwoven and potentially devastating of all the challenges to our security. Scientists …. do not fully understand the consequences of our many-faceted assault on the interwoven fabric of atmosphere, water, land and life in all its biological diversity. Things could turn out to be worse than the current scientific best guess. IN MILITARY AFFAIRS, POLICY HAS LONG BEEN BASED ON THE DICTUM THAT WE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST CASE. WHY SHOULD IT BE SO DIFFERENT WHEN THE SECURITY IS THAT OF THE PLANET AND OUR LONG-TERM FUTURE? …” [229]

ALSO #12 of #21:

Prof. Daniel Berleant, Ph.D. observes,

"... Will we destroy ourselves in a matter of years, decades, or centuries, or will we last indefinitely? Many people see our increasing power over nature, coupled with self-destructive tendencies, leading us to destroy ourselves [....] Perhaps we will transcend both technology-enabled self-destruction and normal evolution ..."

ALSO #13 of #21:

And a Sephardi Hebrew, gave me an Arab adage that argues,

“... The one who foretells the future correctly, lies even if he is telling the truth ...”

ALSO #14 of #21:

However, as a counterpoint Lockheed Martin argues:

“... What's impossible today won't be tomorrow ...”

ALSO #15 of #21:

Subsequently, the hugely-ignored Chinese proverb indicates,

“...Don't look at the waves but the currents underneath...”

ALSO #16 of #21:

Nevertheless, the Panchatantra (body of Eastern philosophical knowledge) establishes,

“... Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes ... "

ALSO #17 of #21:

And Antonio Machado argues,

“... An eye is not an eye because you see it; an eye is an eye because it sees you …”

ALSO #18 of #21:

Prof. Michio Kaku, Ph.D. indicates,

“... By the end of the twentieth century, science had reached the end of an era, unlocking the secrets of the atom, unraveling the molecule of life, and creating the electronic computer. With these three fundamental discoveries, triggered by the quantum revolution, the DNA revolution, and the computer revolution, the basic laws of matter, life, and computation were, in the main, finally solved .... That epic phase of science is now drawing to a close; one era is ending and another is only beginning .... The next era of science promises to be an even deeper, more thoroughgoing, more penetrating one than the last .... Clearly, we are on the threshold of yet another revolution. HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS DOUBLING EVERY TEN YEARS [AS PER THE 1998 STANDARDS]. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history. COMPUTER POWER IS DOUBLING EVERY EIGHTEEN MONTHS. THE INTERNET IS DOUBLING EVERY YEAR. THE NUMBER OF DNA SEQUENCES WE CAN ANALYZE IS DOUBLING EVERY TWO YEARS. Almost daily, the headlines herald new advances in computers, telecommunications, biotechnology, and space exploration. In the wake of this technological upheaval, entire industries and lifestyles are being overturned, only to give rise to entirely new ones. But these rapid, bewildering changes are not just quantitative. They mark the birth pangs of a new era .... FROM NOW TO THE YEAR 2020, SCIENTISTS FORESEE AN EXPLOSION IN SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY SUCH AS THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IN TWO KEY TECHNOLOGIES, COMPUTER POWER AND THE DNA SEQUENCING, WE WILL SEE ENTIRE INDUSTRIES RISE AND FALL ON THE BASIS OF BREATHTAKING SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES. SINCE THE 1950S, THE POWER OF OUR COMPUTERS HAS ADVANCED BY A FACTOR OF ROUGHLY TEN BILLION. IN FACT, BECAUSE BOTH COMPUTER POWER AND DNA SEQUENCING DOUBLE ROUGHLY EVERY TWO YEARS, ONE CAN COMPUTE THE ROUGH TIME FRAME OVER WHICH MANY SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS WILL TAKE PLACE .... BY 2020, MICROPROCESSORS WILL LIKELY BE AS A CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL AS SCRAP PAPER, SCATTERED BY THE MILLIONS INTO ENVIRONMENT, ALLOWING US TO PLACE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS EVERYWHERE. THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND US, INCLUDING THE NATURE OF COMMERCE, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS, AND THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE, WORK, PLAY, AND LIVE...” [171]

ALSO #19 of #21:

University of Oxford's Professor Nick Bostrom, Ph.D. (Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School AND Director, Future of Humanity Institute AND Director, Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology), argues,

“ … The ethical issues related to the possible future creation of machines with general intellectual capabilities [automation stemming from computing or ven supercomputing] far outstripping those of humans are quite distinct from any ethical problems arising in current automation and information systems. Such superintelligence [, that of Strong Artificial Intelligence,] would not be just another technological development; IT WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT INVENTION EVER MADE, and would lead to explosive progress in all scientific and technological fields, as the superintelligence would conduct research with superhuman efficiency [….] SUPERINTELLIGENCE MAY BE THE LAST INVENTION HUMANS EVER NEED TO MAKE. [….] TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN ALL OTHER FIELDS WILL BE ACCELERATED BY THE ARRIVAL OF ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. [….] The foreseeable technologies that a superintelligence is likely to develop include MATURE MOLECULAR MANUFACTURING, whose applications are wide-ranging: a) very powerful computers, b) advanced weaponry, probably capable of safely disarming a nuclear power, c) space travel and von Neumann probes (self-reproducing interstellar probes), d) ELIMINATION OF AGING AND DISEASE, e) fine-grained control of human mood, emotion, and motivation, f) uploading (neural or sub-neural scanning of a particular brain and implementation of the same algorithmic structures on a computer in a way that perseveres memory and personality), g) reanimation of cryonics patients, h) fully realistic virtual reality. [….] ARTIFICIAL MINDS CAN BE EASILY COPIED. [….] EMERGENCE OF SUPERINTELLIGENCE MAY BE SUDDEN. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS ARE POTENTIALLY AUTONOMOUS AGENTS. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS NEED NOT HAVE HUMANLIKE MOTIVES. [….] ARTIFICIAL INTELLECTS MAY NOT HAVE HUMANLIKE PSYCHES ...” Brackets are of the author.

ALSO #20 of #21: Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany: "...Those who adhere to the past won't be able to cope with the future..."

ALSO #21 of #21:

Asserted on  October 15, 1980  by the Most-Honorable Mr. Willy Brandt (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) — was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany—:

“... At the beginning of the 1980s the world community faces much greater dangers than at any time since the Second World War.  It is clear that the world economy is now functioning so badly that it damages both the immediate and longer-run interests of all nations [….]  The problems of poverty and hunger are becoming more serious; there are already 800 million absolute poor and their numbers are rising; shortages of grain and other foods are increasing the prospect of hunger and starvation [….]  Between 20 and 25 million children below the age of five die every year in developing countries  [….] A number of poor countries are threatened with the irreversible destruction of their ecological systems while many more face growing food deficits and possibly mass starvation. IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF [….]  A COLLAPSE OF CREDIT WITH DEFAULTS BY MAJOR DEBTORS, OR BANK FAILURES [….] [AND] AN INTENSIFIED STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE OR CONTROL OVER RESOURCES LEADING TO MILITARY CONFLICTS ...”

SIGNIFICANTLY AS WELL, TO BE BARED IN MIND:

British people insist that as per the Rosicrucian Englishmen, Shakespeare was really Francis Bacon. Having said that, and coming back to the hard-core subject, Sir Francis Bacon (1561 –1626) wrote,

"... Men have abandoned universality [of knowledge], or philosophia prima, which cannot but cease and stop all progression [pursued through arbitrarily established specialization and even super-specialization]. For no perfect discovery can be made upon a flat or a level; neither is possible to discover the more remote and deeper parts [, both subtle and dramatic,] of any science if you stand but upon the level of the same science, and ascend not to a higher science [towards true non-theological omniscience] ..." Brackets of the Author.

CONCLUSION:

Austrian-American Peter Ferdinand Drucker (ISBN: 978-0060851149) strongly argues, as I have verified in my 33-year-old continual evidence-based research, that people's schemas (understandings of the world), belief systems, worldviews, and most cherished notions and truisms, as well as Weltanschauungs, have a median and in average — as per the 1990's standards — of twenty (20) years of obsolescence per each person. This obsolescence is insanely grave for the viability of Earth.

Factual proof, available and to the possession of this Author, strongly indicates that such obsolescence has exponentially widened with the elapse of time while technological breakthroughs and scientific discoveries are more prevalent and obvious.

If you don't understand this, get ready to be Strategically Surprised beyond your most-colossal nightmares. Something(s) seismic and tectonic FORCES will happen globally between 2014 and early 2016. You have been warned!

To-this-end details are to be found in the White Swan book. The reader has seen 0.001% of such a book.

HOWEVER, THERE IS FUNDAMENTAL COPING AVAILABLE FOR THE ONE PAYING ATTENTION. SAID COPING MUST BE INSTITUTED BEFORE THE FACTS, NOT AFTER THE FACTS. I CAN HELP!

ABSOLUTE END.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence    http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-to-host-100-year-study-on-artificial-intelligence

WHITE SWAN BOOK:  Stanford engineers invent radical ‘high-rise’ 3D chips    http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-engineers-invent-radical-high-rise-3d-chips

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: 5 reasons you should care about Russia’s falling ruble https://lnkd.in/ehGZnFb

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Lessons From an Outbreak: How Ebola Shaped 2014 https://lnkd.in/edc_Fai

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business https://lnkd.in/ebXihrY

 WHITE SWAN BOOK: Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050 https://lnkd.in/ejzpSNK

 The Moscow Times- Putin's Fear of China Weakens Russia's Asia Pivot https://lnkd.in/euPt-Dn

 THE ECONOMIST: World economy. Past and future tense. The world economy in 2015 will carry troubling echoes of the late 1990s https://lnkd.in/e5e2_ex

Billion Dollar Desalination Plants – Is this the Answer to California’s Prolonged Drought?   http://www.21stcentech.com/billion-dollar-desalination-plant-answer-californias-prolonged-drought/

 THE ECONOMIST: A new tech bubble seems to be inflating. But when it pops, it should cause less damage than the dotcom crash of 2000 https://lnkd.in/e8fjB-d

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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

ENGINEERING:  US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer, an Autonomous Sub   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9197/US-Navy-Tests-GhostSwimmer-an-Autonomous-Sub.aspx

 NEW YORK TIMES: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up https://lnkd.in/eg9Y8fV

 ENGINEERING: Is A Quantum Internet on the Horizon? https://lnkd.in/ezBsRbM

 CNNMoney- Who loses if Russia implodes? https://lnkd.in/eRHu85V

Newsweek-     Cheap Oil Puts Russia's Economy in Tailspin     http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/26/russias-oil-fire-292090.html

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: 12 Reasons Robots Will Always Have An Advantage Over Humans https://lnkd.in/e_H3Ujm

 Forbes- Rouble Rout Means Capital Controls Could Be On The Cards For Russia https://lnkd.in/eMrMTkM

 ABC News- China Raises Estimate of Size of Economy, possibly moving closer to passing the United States as the biggest economy. https://lnkd.in/ew36KmS

 BBC News- Is China's economy really the largest in the world? https://lnkd.in/eKMbTMa

 Nasdaq- 3D Printing Expert Weighs in on Hewlett-Packard Company's 3D Printer https://lnkd.in/e8ue9CM

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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

 Forbes- Edward Snowden and the Downside to the Industrial Internet of Things https://lnkd.in/eGp_3qr

 REUTERS: Wall Street dips in volatile trade; oil prices fall further https://lnkd.in/ejZ9XyY

 REUTERS: Google faces $18 million fine for web privacy violations: Dutch watchdog https://lnkd.in/e7sBr8h

Seeking Alpha-      Will The Plunge In Oil Crash Markets?     http://seekingalpha.com/article/2756495-will-the-plunge-in-oil-crash-markets

 CBCNEWS: Oil slips below $56 US after OPEC says it's waiting on market. Canadian dollar trading at 85 cents US as crude markets continue rout https://lnkd.in/etu7BJQ

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects   http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3d67518-845f-11e4-bae9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3M03HtF6K

New York Times-      Wall St. Sinks as Oil Resumes Its Slide     http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/business/daily-stock-market-activity.html?_r=0

 Washington Post- Australia’s jihadist problem is much bigger than Sydney’s hostage crisis https://lnkd.in/eRbVvy7

 New York Daily News- Top 7 jobs robots can potentially replace in following years https://lnkd.in/ePM4J_r

 The Huffington Post UK : Gorbachev Warns That America And Russia Are Preparing For 'Many Years Of Confrontation'. “With such emotions running so high, as we have now, we may not survive through these years. Somebody may just lose control of himself. We must do our best to overturn this tendency.” https://lnkd.in/eBXf2MF

 POPULAR SCIENCE: NASA ENGINEERS PROPOSE COMBINING A RAIL GUN AND A SCRAMJET TO FIRE SPACECRAFT INTO ORBIT https://lnkd.in/ePr5hsk


 JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE (a) RISK ADVERSE AND (b) RISK-MANAGEMENT AVERSE. Wired- Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge ‘Christmas Gift’ of Secrets https://lnkd.in/ewaB5ET

 IGNORAMUSES THINK THIS CANNOT HAPPEN SOON. The Guardian- Fears for Russian rouble as plunging oil price dents markets. Investors are concerned that the freefalling oil price and its effects on energy-dependent Moscow will further harm the world economy https://lnkd.in/ex6gi7G

 FINANCIAL TIMES: Scandinavians warn Russia after air near-miss https://lnkd.in/e2XXSQ5

 Fox News- Threat forces evacuation of Amazon's Seattle headquarters https://lnkd.in/e7j8U8N

 Wall Street Journal- Google Shopping to Counter Amazon. Google Inc. plans to push deeper into online commerce by enhancing its Google Shopping service with features that more directly challenge Amazon.com Inc. https://lnkd.in/ensWE57

 Telegraph.co.uk- How the Lima climate change talks failed. Lima has underscored what we already knew: that the official negotiators are just not capable of cracking the issues on the table https://lnkd.in/eT4QXZr

 PHYS ORG: Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives https://lnkd.in/eRu23cC

 WHY RELATIONS OF THE WEST WITH GERMANY ARE SO DEFUSED? DER SPIEGEL: NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report https://lnkd.in/e2phbpC

 The National Interest Online (blog)- India’s ‘Annihilator of Enemies’ Submarine Begins Sea Trials https://lnkd.in/eNvJAKG

ASK SONY! -- JAPANESE GLOBAL CORPORATION'S ABJECT RISK AVERSION AND OUTRIGHT REJECTION TO BEST-IN-CLASS AMERICAN-LIKE RISK MANAGEMENT AS THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY THING IMPORTANT IS THE “...ASSEMBLY LINE...” AND THE “...WORK SHOP...” BENCH, OVER-FOCUSED ON THE IGNORANT CERTAINTY THAT THE IN-HOUSE OPERATIONALS FACADES WILL NOT GET EXTERNAL THREATS, EXTERNAL THREATS THAT DESTROY EVERY CANONICAL MILESTONE(S) ACHIEVED BY KAISEN OR TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM (TPS).

 Washington Post- As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain https://lnkd.in/echway7

BBC News-    Denmark challenges Russia and Canada over North Pole    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30481309

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Monday, December 15, 2014


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

BUSINESS INSIDER:   Dubai Crashed, Qatar Crashed, And The Rest Of The Gulf States Got Smoked  http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-gulf-stocks-reel-on-sliding-oil-prices-2014-12#ixzz3Lu9XTWzd

 InfoWorld- Google wants you to design the Internet of things. Impatient for the Internet of things, Google is providing seed money for researching new technologies https://lnkd.in/eRFnwpp

 Wired- Butterflies, Ants and the Internet of Things https://lnkd.in/eKQiFVG

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Bankers, watch out for the robots: Goldman Sachs has invested in a company that could use algorithms instead of analysts https://lnkd.in/ecfWW-n

 CNNMoney- China wants to build a train system near you https://lnkd.in/ea_3-t7

 SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains https://lnkd.in/ewBTqsq

 REUTERS: Asian shares fall to nine-month low as oil prices sink https://lnkd.in/eiaES3y

 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: How cheap oil changes the world https://lnkd.in/e4gxzFG

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Saturday, December 13, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 14, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

ZDNet-    Professional jobs at risk from robotics and automation: Govt    http://www.zdnet.com/article/professional-jobs-at-risk-thanks-to-robotics-and-automation/

 POPULAR SCIENCE: Secretive D.O.D. Drone Dodges Defenses At Hypersonic Speed. A new weapon in America's superfast arms race with China https://lnkd.in/eK7-KUA

 ENGINEERING: US Manufacturing Tech Orders Dive, Yet Tool Orders Soar....What Does it Mean? https://lnkd.in/e2zknG3

 PHYS.ORG: Is an understanding of dark matter around the corner? Experimentalists unsure https://lnkd.in/e7bk4B9

 REUTERS: Russia says will react if U.S. imposes new sanctions https://lnkd.in/ea4m3HM

 BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS: A global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change https://lnkd.in/esJW8T2

 BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS: Russia’s latest provocations: Business as usual? https://lnkd.in/eVngNSc

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: A Step Toward Artificial Cells, Built from Silicon. A microfluidic cell copies some basic functions of life. https://lnkd.in/eficBbR

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Africa is changing Chinese oil companies https://lnkd.in/eQCwWR9

 PC WORLD: The future is now: The 10 biggest tech innovations of 2014 https://lnkd.in/eu3m5Pn

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: RoboBrain: The World's First Knowledge Engine For Robots https://lnkd.in/evGUwn2

 The Economist- International trade. A troubling trajectory. Fears are growing that trade’s share of the world’s GDP has peaked. But that is far from certain https://lnkd.in/efe6KCX

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Thursday, December 11, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 12, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:   Tracking microdoses of carcinogens as they move through the body  http://www.kurzweilai.net/tracking-microdoses-of-carcinogens-as-they-move-through-the-body

THE DES MOINES REGISTER:   Iowa to launch smartphone driver's license   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/08/iowa-digital-smartphone-drivers-license/20114979/

 PHYS.ORG: Baby steps towards molecular robots https://lnkd.in/eMTHWUx

 BBC NEWS: Russia Baltic military actions 'unprecedented' - Poland https://lnkd.in/eUn-mTK

 The Economist- Geoengineering the climate. Scientific studies of techniques for deliberately modifying the climate are getting ready to move out of the laboratory https://lnkd.in/e_Nwi_H

 Bloomberg- Brazil Prosecutors Charge 35 in Petrobras-Linked Corruption Case https://lnkd.in/eR__vYH

New York Times-    Putin and Modi Reaffirm Bond Between Russia and India    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/world/asia/putin-and-modi-reaffirm-bond-between-russia-and-india.html?_r=0

RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE EXCELLENT LEARNING DEVICES FOR THE INCUMBENTS OF THE WEST.  Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

The Guardian-     Will eternal life become a reality?     http://www.theguardian.com/game-changers/2014/dec/11/will-eternal-life-become-a-reality

Royal Society of Chemistry-    Cutting edge chemistry in 2014     http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/12/cutting-edge-chemistry-2014-year-roundup

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 09, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Wireless brain sensor-transmitter could unchain neuroscience from cables   http://www.kurzweilai.net/wireless-brain-sensor-transmitter-could-unchain-neuroscience-from-cables

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency    http://www.kurzweilai.net/australian-researchers-set-new-world-record-in-solar-energy-efficiency

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces http://lnkd.in/e_9vjFR

 THE GUARDIAN: Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism http://lnkd.in/ejYWpDv

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Meshnets Are Changing The Face Of The Web http://lnkd.in/eVVF8Yk

MOSCOW TIMES:  Ruble Plummets as Oil Price Slips Again   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/rubles-plummets-as-oil-price-slips-again/512699.html

DER SPIEGEL:   'The Most Dangerous Emerging Disease Is Drug Resistance'   http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/infectious-disease-expert-jeremy-farrar-on-ebola-epidemic-a-1006019.html

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:  Why They Fought. How War Made the State and the State Made Peace    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142257/michael-mandelbaum/why-they-fought

 Daily Mail‎ - German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday accused Russia of 'creating problems' for countries which are seeking closer ties with the EU. http://lnkd.in/eCYhw8c

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Alibaba: Alipay Processing More Transactions Through Mobile Devices   http://www.wsj.com/articles/alibaba-alipay-processing-more-transactions-through-mobile-devices-1418000582

 Bloomberg- China Takes Nuclear Weapons Undersea Where Prying Eyes Can’t See https://lnkd.in/ePTmrte

Seeking Alpha-     How I'm Playing The Collapse In The Price Of Oil   http://seekingalpha.com/article/2739265-how-im-playing-the-collapse-in-the-price-of-oil

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:   Four Ways To Innovate Using Big Data And Analytics   http://www.forbes.com/sites/ibm/2014/12/08/four-ways-to-innovate-using-big-data-and-analytics/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Another retailer credit card breach: Bebe Stores hit     http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/another-retailer-credit-card-breach-bebe-stores-hit/article21968065/

CHINA'S soaring stockmarket, the growing peer-to-peer lending market and the surge in corporate dollar borrowing in emerging markets   http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/12/money-talks-december-8th-2014

REUTERS:    U.S. stocks stumble, oil falls to five-year lows     http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/08/us-markets-global-idUSKBN0JM01D20141208

Huffington Post-    The Future Landscape of Identity Theft: Why Children and Seniors Are Prime Targets for Identity Predators   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adrian-nazari/the-future-landscape-of-i_b_6189460.html

Huffington Post-     Why Caste Won't Disappear From India    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shashi-tharoor/caste-wont-disappear-india_b_6257354.html

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Saturday, December 6, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 06, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 MOSCOW TIMES: King of Thailand Buys Russian Planes for Royal Fleet http://lnkd.in/ejaUFk8

"...Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it would take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded..."

MIT Technology Review (blog)-   Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century?   http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/532796/who-owns-the-biggest-biotech-discovery-of-the-century/

 MIT Technology Review (blog)- Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century? http://lnkd.in/epFxZDC

International Business Times AU‎ -   21st Century Cold War Has Began; US House Of Reps Passes Resolution 758 Even As US Tells Russia To Stop Self-isolation  http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/574969/20141205/cold-war-house-resolution-758-russia-isolation.htm#.VIJIQcn5N30

 Center for Research on Globalization‎ - America is on a “Hot War Footing”: House Legislation Paves the Way for War with Russia? http://lnkd.in/eEBEEHs

Businessweek-    MetaMind Raises $8 Million to Bring Artificial Intelligence to the Masses  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-05/metamind-raises-8-million-to-bring-a-dot-i-dot-to-the-masses

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:   Quest for Quantum Computers Heats Up  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/quest-for-quantum-computers-heats-up/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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Thursday, December 4, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 05, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Rewritable paper http://lnkd.in/e6Nxpsi

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Buckyballs enhance capture of carbon-dioxide emissions http://lnkd.in/ehuVvHb

 MOSCOW TIMES: Putin Promises Controlled Freedom in Face of Western Containment http://lnkd.in/eYFsYi4

 Wall Street Journal- Chinese Stocks See Best Day Since 2012 http://lnkd.in/e5P8nWP

 The Globe and Mail- An elevator 'revolution': Going up, down or sideways http://lnkd.in/eH9pFuY

New Scientist-   Warm water undermining Antarctica's ice shelves   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26657-warm-water-undermining-antarcticas-ice-shelves.html#.VIDmX8n5N30

New Scientist-    Shell 'art' made 300,000 years before humans evolved     http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429983.200-shell-art-made-300000-years-before-humans-evolved.html#.VIDm9cn5N30

 Washington Post- In Kremlin speech, Putin rails at West, tries to bolster economy as recession looms http://lnkd.in/eBEUZFC

NavyTimes.com-   The new cold war: Putin's forces target U.S. Navy and allies    http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2014/12/02/russians-bully-europe-putin-navy-nato-breedlove-hudson/70121746/

BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

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@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess    

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (December 04, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  CORRECTLY FORESEEING?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141203020027-34427457-correctly-foreseeing

 New York Times: Computing Goes to the Cloud. So Does Crime. http://lnkd.in/eGFraxX

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Replacing wires with light, future computers may operate faster with less energy. Stanford optical device splits a beam of light into different colors and bends the light at opposite right angles, based on wavelength http://lnkd.in/eEN6ktj

 Robot revolution: Humans and droids, working together http://lnkd.in/eB-zH6u

MASHABLE:  The new king of online payments: Stripe now valued at $3.5 billion   http://mashable.com/2014/12/02/stripe-funding/#%3AeyJzIjoibCIsImkiOiJfdzZkMHduOWE0aG5qNjh0OSJ9

Quality Magazine-  Keep Pace With the Smart Factories of Tomorrow   http://www.qualitymag.com/articles/92293-keep-pace-with-the-smart-factories-of-tomorrow?v=preview

CNNMoney-  Russia Recession: It's official now   http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/02/news/economy/russia-economy-recession/

MOSCOW TIMES:  Russia Aims to Cut NASA Dependence With Modernized Space Tracking Ship   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-to-cut-nasa-dependence-with-modernized-space-tracking-ship/512545.html

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia Aims to Cut NASA Dependence With Modernized Space Tracking Ship http://lnkd.in/e4Hxwv7

Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)-  Will Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Nanotech, Synthetic Biology and Other Forms of Futuristic Technology Replace More Work than They Create? http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/12/01/will-artificial-intelligence-robots-nanotech-synthetic-biology-and-other-forms-futuristic#axzz3KsjqAeQx

U.S. Navy to award Huntington $4 billion contract to build aircraft carrier http://bloom.bg/1tFWxD5 

DER SPIEGEL:   Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President   http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/african-americans-express-disappointment-with-obama-over-ferguson-a-1005993.html

 DER SPIEGEL: Racial Divide: The Tragedy of America's First Black President http://lnkd.in/eDDQnSy

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Zeitgeist  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141204011000-34427457-zeitgeist

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  Canadian directors clock more hours on boards than U.S., Europe http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canadian-boardrooms-undergoing-an-evolutionary-change-amid-new-cyber-risks/article21605681/

Motley Fool-  China is Leading the Internet of Things Revolution   http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/11/21/this-country-is-leading-the-internet-of-things-rev.aspx

WantChinaTimes-  China's internet revolution is cresting with or without Taiwan   http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141130000068&cid=1701&MainCatID=17

UK will miss the Internet of Things boat without a major boost in development   http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2383666/uk-will-miss-the-internet-of-things-boat-without-a-major-boost-in-development

CXOToday.com-   Get Set For IoT Revolution In 2020  http://www.cxotoday.com/story/get-set-for-iot-revolution-in-2020/

CryptoCoinsNews-   Post-Mining Bitcoin – Collapse or Sustainable Growth?   https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/post-mining-bitcoin-collapse-sustainable-growth/

A Chat with StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk, the A.I. Incumbent?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141202005900-34427457-a-chat-with-startrek-captain-james-t-kirk-the-a-i-incumbent?trk=prof-post

How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning Your Hands?   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141126011822-34427457-my-date-questions-answered-by-a-female-robot?trk=mp-reader-card

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, December 2, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 03, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

New York Times: Russia Forecasts a Recession in 2015, Signaling a Toll From Sanctions and Oil Prices http://lnkd.in/eGUbX5a

FUTURE OBSERVATORY:  Software equal to or better than humans at cataloging published science data    www.kurzweilai.net/software-equal-to-or-better-than-humans-at-cataloging-published-science-data

 TechChruch: The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape Velocity http://lnkd.in/eigac32

 The Guardian: How the internet of things can encourage business collaboration and the ensuing hackers http://lnkd.in/ec5pUuC

 IF PUTIN GOES TO ANKARA, HE IS DEMAGOGUE.  THEN, IF OBAMA GOES TO FERGUSON, IS HE THEN A DEMAGOGUE, STUPID?

 Phys.Org: Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage? http://lnkd.in/eMDT6x8

Smithsonian:   Five Practical Uses for "Spooky" Quantum Mechanics    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-practical-uses-spooky-quantum-mechanics-180953494/?no-ist

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia's Kalashnikov Unveils New Brand and Plan for World Domination http://lnkd.in/esx9uKY

 MOSCOW TIMES: Why Germany Is No Longer Russia's Best Western Friend http://lnkd.in/e8NM23j

REUTERS:   Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms: report   http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-cybersecurity-iran-idUSKCN0JG18I20141202

The Globe and Mail:   NATO announces new quick-reaction force, condemns Russia   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/nato-ministers-condemn-russia-announce-new-ukraine-support/article21867075/

 The Globe and Mail: NATO announces new quick-reaction force, condemns Russia http://lnkd.in/ehaf5rQ

Gigaom:  Leveraging cloud-based analytics for crowdsourced intelligence  http://research.gigaom.com/report/leveraging-cloud-based-analytics-for-crowdsourced-intelligence/

The Economist:    How to trace a cyber-weapon    http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-26

BBC NEWS:  Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

ENGINEERING:   A Reader Head for Quantum Computers?   http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/9081/A-Reader-Head-for-Quantum-Computers.aspx

 ENGINEERING: Bulletproof Graphene Material http://lnkd.in/eUQpmfy

 ENGINEERING: Passive Cooling Uses Outer Space as a Heat Sink http://lnkd.in/eUc4-nr

 ENGINEERING: Particles, Waves and Ants http://lnkd.in/eqfY6uN

 Huffington Post: Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence 'Could Spell The End Of The Human Race' http://lnkd.in/eJytxWh

(Phys.org):    Powerful new technique simultaneously determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup, topography   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-powerful-technique-simultaneously-nanomaterials-chemical.html

Wall Street Journal:   NATO Struggles to Muster ‘Spearhead Force’ to Counter Russia   http://online.wsj.com/articles/nato-struggles-to-muster-spearhead-force-to-counter-russia-1417459067

( Phys.org):  Robot water pipe inspectors  http://phys.org/news/2014-12-robot-pipe-inspectors.html

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       

Monday, December 1, 2014


FUTURISM UPDATE (October 02, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Star Trek-like invisible shield discovered 7200 miles above Earth that blocks ‘killer electrons’ http://lnkd.in/eanQ5yK

**QUESTION?**:    ARE YOU READY FOR THE SOONEST CRASH OF THE ECONOMIES OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA?

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Protons found to pass through graphene, raising hopes for efficient fuel cells. Graphene membranes could also extract hydrogen gas out of the atmosphere http://lnkd.in/exVV3bG

 Businessweek: The American Oil Boom Won't Last Long at $65 Per Barrel http://lnkd.in/e-4zp-S

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia-China Military Ties Deepen Amid Western Pressure Over Ukraine http://lnkd.in/eCnUChK

 MOSCOW TIMES: Russia's Ruble Fights Back From 6 Percent Falls as Oil Continues Slide http://lnkd.in/euUp6Mi

 DER SPIEGEL: War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles http://lnkd.in/eCxBs5q

QUESTION:  WHY GERMAN CLEVERNESS SAVANTS WILL NEVER FULLY EMBRACE A FULL NATION-STATE MEMBERSHIP WITH INTERPOL?  DO YOU KNOW?


 REUTERS: Global stocks fall after weak global data; yen, oil recover from lows http://lnkd.in/edMtVaK

 REUTERS: More U.S.-led strikes hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, U.S. says http://lnkd.in/eey_gfj

 REUTERS: Russia's Gazprom ( GAZP.MM) on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe - an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. http://lnkd.in/epN73AN

 Telegraph.co.uk: MIT's 'cheetah' robot can run and jump Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a a four-legged robot - based upon the movements of a Cheetah - that can run up to 10 mph http://lnkd.in/e6YP7JM

 How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning Your Hands? http://lnkd.in/eeYxWB3

 Engadget: Microsoft acquires email startup Acompli http://lnkd.in/e-d9pmM

Engadget:   BMW is bringing its pay-as-you-go cars to London   http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/01/bmw-drivenow-london/

Telegraph.co.uk:   China warns Britain to stay out of its affairs    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11265202/China-warns-Britain-to-stay-out-of-its-affairs.html

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Shale: an overlooked option for US nuclear waste disposal  http://thebulletin.org/shale-overlooked-option-us-nuclear-waste-disposal7831

Wall Street Journal:  China’s Economy Shows More Weakness   http://online.wsj.com/articles/chinas-economy-shows-more-weakness-1417402728

The Guardian: Russia intervenes as crumbling rouble echoes 1998 debt crisis. Collapse in Russian currency, which has been badly buffeted by a plunge of almost 40% in oil prices, prompts central back action http://lnkd.in/e_3_aJs

Financial Times:  The economic collapse of Ukraine must be halted. The IMF and western donors need to inject $15bn of emergency funding   http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/91620f78-76f5-11e4-944f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KgVAqS7x

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:  Mind the climate gap  http://thebulletin.org/mind-climate-gap7827

 Financial Times: The economic collapse of Ukraine must be halted. The IMF and western donors need to inject $15bn of emergency funding http://lnkd.in/etQ5yuJ

EURABIAN ECONOMY WILL FALL. TOO MANY CROOKS.  Wall Street Journal:   Bring On the Currency Wars   http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/11/21/bring-on-the-currency-wars/

 Financial Times: Japan actions risk igniting currency war. Devaluation is becoming a habit in an economy that has lost its edge. http://lnkd.in/eZq8hbi

Barron's:   Will China Join the Global Currency War?  http://online.barrons.com/articles/will-china-join-the-global-currency-war-1417139018

 FUTURE OBSERVATORY: How Come Artificial Intelligence is Burning The Hell of Your Hands? http://lnkd.in/e9F98Nw

Scientific Computing:  Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next-gen Supercomputing Technologies   http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2014/11/department-energy-awards-425-million-next-gen-supercomputing-technologies

Phys.Org:   Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear   http://phys.org/news/2014-12-magnetic-levitating-gear.html

 Phys.Org: Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear http://lnkd.in/ezk35MW

Mashable:  Japan's levitating train travels 300 mph and just carried its first passengers  http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/japan-maglev-train/

Telegraph.co.uk:    Migrants 'prefer Germany to Britain', report finds   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11264679/Migrants-prefer-Germany-to-Britain-report-finds.html

New York Times:  A Low-Cost Alternative to Pricy Big Data on the Farm    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/a-low-cost-alternative-to-pricy-big-data-on-the-farm/?_r=0

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