Beware the Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video
Lauren Weinstein, petapixel.com
Are you ready for the imagery war — the war against personal photography and capturing of video? You’d better be.The title of this piece actually isn’t entirely accurate. In some ways, this war isn’t just coming, it’s already begun. Forces are lin…
Fear is a powerful force which often leads us astray… Western societies are now threading a dangerous path and will continue to do so if we don’t change from controlling, masculine and exclusive strategies to female, dialectic and more inclusive approaches.
Rodrigo Nino, CEO of Prodigy Network, spoke at PSFK CONFERENCE 2013 about building a crowd funded skyscraper in the city of Bogota, Colombia.
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For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change -
By EDUARDO PORTER, nytimes.com
If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right?
From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the…
Does Every City Need A Chief Resilience Officer?
Emily Badger, theatlanticcities.com
For cities, developing a plan for “sustainability” no longer sounds like enough. The word carries with it an environmental connotation (we need to live alongside nature in a “sustainable” way). And the absence of sustainability…
400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Reaches Prehistoric Levels @ Scientific American via tcktcktck
Comment: That cannot be good.
Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire the World to Save Itself? -
By Ariel SchwartzThe Hieroglyph project asks sci-fi writers to stop creating dark dystopias, and instead showed us visions of a better future, so that we work harder to get there.Science fiction has often predicted scientific advances, but what…
IBM’s Watson Gets Its First Piece Of Business In Healthcare
Bruce Upbin, forbes.com
IBM‘s Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing supercomputer that scored one for Team Robot Overlord two years ago, just put out its shingle as a doctor or, more specifically, as a combination lung cancer specialist and expert in the arcane…
AI which according to measurement being superior to doctors is now being diffused into the reality of health care… Can’t wait to hear the reactions!
Zipcar’s Co-Founder: Carsharing Is An Exponential Solution To Climate Change -
Ariel Schwartz, fastcoexist.com
Robin Chase thinks that the sharing economy can put an end to all our problems. But how do you get the sharing economy to the developing world?The latest climate change statistics are beyond depressing—so upsetting that you might want to take a…
China emerges as new force in drone warfare - CBS News
China’s move into large-scale drone deployment displays its military’s growing sophistication and could challenge U.S. military dominance in the Asia-Pacific. It also could elevate the threat to neighbors with territorial disputes with Beijing, including Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. China says its drones are capable of carrying bombs and missiles as well as conducting reconnaissance, potentially turning them into offensive weapons in a border conflict.
China’s increased use of drones also adds to concerns about the lack of internationally recognized standards for drone attacks. The United States has widely employed drones as a means of eliminating terror suspects in Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula.