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21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

http://www.businessinsider.com/technology-tipping-points-we-will-reach-by-2030-2016-11

  1. “90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.
  2. The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.
  3. 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.
  4. 10% of the world’s population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.
  5. The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022.
  6. The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025.
  7. The first government will replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023.
  8. 10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023.
  9. 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online by 2023.
  10. A government will collect taxes for the first time via blockchain 2023.
  11. 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket by 2023.
  12. Access to the internet will become a basic right by 2024.
  13. The first transplant of a 3D-printed liver will occur by 2024.
  14. By 2024, more than 50% of internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and devices.
  15. 5% of consumer products will be 3D printed.
  16. 30% of corporate audits will be performed by artificial intelligence by 2025.
  17. Globally, more trips will be made 9using car-sharing programs than privately-owned cars by 2025.
  18. Driverless cars will account for 10% of all cars in the US by 2026.
  19. The first AI machine will join a corporate board of directors 2026.
  20. The first city with more than 50,000 people and no traffic lights will come into existence by 2026.
  21. By 2027, 10% of global gross domestic product will be stored using blockchain technology.”9

Stephen

Posted on: December 6, 2016, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Here’s what 40 internet companies want Trump to do

Here’s what 40 internet companies want Trump to do

https://www.cnet.com/news/internet-association-trump-open-letter-tech-policy/#ftag=CAD590a51e

“The Internet Association, whose members include the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google, has written an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump.

In July, 145 tech leaders called Donald Trump “a disaster for innovation.” But now that he’s been elected president, some of those companies are trying to appeal to his good graces.

The Internet Association — a group of 40 top internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and Yahoo — issued an open letter on Monday that congratulates Donald Trump on his victory and offers a long list of policy positions they hope he’ll consider during his time as president.

That list includes:

  • Upholding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act so internet companies can’t get sued easily for things their users say or do online.
  • Upholding Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act so internet companies can’t get easily sued if they quickly remove copyrighted content that users upload (such as infringing photos and YouTube videos).
  • Reforming the 30-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act — “Internet users must have the same protections for their inbox as they do for their mailbox,” states the association.
  • Supporting strong encryption (Trump called for a boycott of Apple when it refused to comply with an FBI order to unlock an iPhone linked to terror.)
  • Reforming Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which lets the NSA collect online communications without a warrant.
  • Providing similar copyright protections for companies that operate outside the US.
  • Reforming the US Patent Office to deter patent trolls, a term for companies that sue other companies based on patents without actually producing new products.

And many, more. You can the full proposed policy roadmap (PDF) right here.

Presently, it’s not quite clear how a Trump presidency might impact the tech industry. Here’s where Trump stood on 7 key tech issues before the election, and here’s our current understanding of where he might be heading.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 6, 2016, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

25 Reasons Why Brainstorming Sessions Fail in Your Company

25 Reasons Why Brainstorming Sessions Fail in Your Company

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2016/12/post_12.shtml

“1. Lame facilitation
2. Wrong problem statement
3. Unmotivated participants
4. Hidden (or competing) agendas
5. Insufficient diversity of participants
6. Addiction to the status quo
7. Lack of clear ground rules
8. Sterile meeting space
9. No transition from “business as usual”
10. Lack of robust participation

11. The extroverts take over
12. Habitual idea killing
13. Attachment to pet ideas
14. Discomfort with ambiguity
15. Hyper-seriousness

16. Endless interruptions
17. People come late and leave early
18. Premature adoption of the first “right idea”
19. Group think
20. Hierarchy, turfs, and competing sub-groups

21. Imbalance of divergent and convergent thinking
22. No tools or techniques to spark creativity
23. Inadequate idea capture methods
24. Premature evaluation
25. No real closure or next steps”

Stephen

Posted on: December 5, 2016, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

Maine State Library study finds that Librarian is one of the most trusted professions

Maine State Library study finds that Librarian is one of the most trusted professions

Maine State Library study finds that Librarian is one of the most trusted professions

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Stephen

Posted on: December 4, 2016, 12:06 pm Category: Uncategorized

THE 45 MOST CREATIVE INFOGRAPHICS OF 2016

THE 45 MOST CREATIVE INFOGRAPHICS OF 2016

The 45 Most Creative Infographics of 2016

Inspiration for all.

Stephen

Posted on: December 3, 2016, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

Trouble spotting fake news? UofT librarians have you covered

Loved seeing this on the Metro subway newspaper yesterday front page!
Trouble spotting fake news? UofT librarians have you covered
Librarians have developed a cheat sheet to help students, and the public, spot shady stories.
Direct to their FAQ:
Stephen

Posted on: December 2, 2016, 10:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-diy-projects-that-will-teach-you-a-ton-about-tec-1788967047

10. Build Your Own DIY Amazon Echo

9. Add Wi-Fi to Your DSLR Camera

8. Build Your Own Private, Syncing Cloud Storage Service

7. Roll Your Own Image Hosting Service

6. Build Your Own Streaming Dash Cam

5. Roll Your Own Home Theater PC

4. Roll Your Own VPN

3. Build A Fully-Functional Arcade Table or Cabinet

2. Host Your Own RSS Feed Reader

1. Build Your Own Computer

Stephen

Posted on: December 2, 2016, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized