The Future of the Entertainment Industry

by Benjamin Stecher Automation will force most people out of a job and society will eventually be forced to adopt some form of universal basic income. What then? What are people going to do when they no longer have to work? Initially it seems like a nice problem to have as it will free people to …

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Children shouldn’t learn to code – Ultimately, machines will be better

by Tom Hulme "Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can". If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they …

Silicon Valley is Fueling the Push for Global Governance and the End of The Nation-State

by Benjamin Stecher Mark Zuckerberg recently published a 6000 word manifesto of his vision for the future. He starts with: “History is the story of how we’ve learned to come together in ever greater numbers — from tribes to cities to nations. At each step, we built social infrastructure like communities, media and governments to …

Space 4.0 and the Future of Commercial Spaceflight

by Ciro Borriello Humanity’s past and future are deeply intertwined with exploration. During hard times, the bravest ventures have always pushed the bar of progress a little higher. Consciousness and curiosity have walked hand in hand and the magnetic attraction towards the unknown has guided history and led to those peak achievements of our civilization. …

How Much is your Online Data Worth?

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by Ciro Borriello The attack started on 12 May 2017. Within a few hours it spread across 150 countries, infecting over 230,000 computers. The scale reached by the ransomware WannaCry represents a significant breakthrough in the history of hacking, bringing the computers of public and private sector networks, ranging from the British National Health Service to Spain’s …

The Dawn of Artificial Personality: Data Analytics and Election Engineering

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by Ciro Borriello Spring 2016 in Cambridge. I am sitting in the front row at the unusual lesson about Big Data Analytics held by Dr. David Stillwell, a young lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His voice is calm and plain, but what he is telling is fascinating. His research team has recently …