There’s been a fair bit of discussion in the past week about an app for Google Glass that uses facial recognition to stalk “connect with” people around you. What few people seem to have pointed out so far is that this seems like a really bad idea.
The new Spike Jonze movie, “Her,” tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. The film has critics blogging and tweeting about what this era of blogging and tweeting really means for the future of human intimacy.
I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.
When “everything is becoming digital,” private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to attack by sophisticated cybercriminals, political “hacktivists,” nation-states, and even their own employees.
San Francisco’s Radius Cafe is one of those places where “local” is the rule—all the food is sourced within a 100-mile radius of the restaurant. So it’s a touch ironic to meet there with Brian Chesky, the hoodie-wearing 32-year-old co-founder of Airbnb, whose game plan is global.
As our web presence expands, so does the advertising space. Agencies are using mobile and native advertising to catch consumers’ attention on a variety of online platforms. Companies nearly tripled the amount of money spent on mobile advertising, from $1.
Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, strongly denies allegations made by members of Congress that he was acting as a spy, perhaps for a foreign power, when he took hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents.
Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, has said that 2014 will be a “tipping point” for the evolution of the Internet. This year is one of the most important ever for the Internet and technology, according to Mayer.
Steal this story … LEGALLY Nearly half of today’s jobs could be automated within the next two decades, according to one recent study, and no one seems to be prepared for what that will mean for society.
Over the years, though, he has become known for saying some pretty controversial, provocative, or bizarre things. And yet, despite the fact that he says lots of strange things, he’s one of the most vocal senior executives at Google.
PLEASE NOTE: this blog's focus has changed. As of 9/1/2013, my posts will be zeroing in on the FUTURE OF PRIVACY and the role of 'BIG DATA' as well as on the latest developments in HUMAN-MACHINE relationships. Previously, this blog provided insights on 'the future of business (which is still very closely related, of course). This blog is run by Gerd Leonhard, Keynote Speaker, Futurist, Author & Blogger, Strategist, Idea Curator, Occasional Heretic, CEO of The Futures Agency, Founder of Green Futurists.
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