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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MAY 2018

Putting The Whole Planet Under Real-Time Surveillance

 Airbus SEand two of the world’s most recognizable tech billionaires, MicrosoftCorp. founder Bill Gates and SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, propose to build and launch some 500 small satellites intended to … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – APRIL 2018

New Crypto Currency Offers Accountability and Transparency

 Some of the world’s best-known economists have announced plans to create what could be described as the thinking person’s cryptocurrency.

Saga aims to address many of the criticisms frequently thrown at bitcoin, the … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2018

Crunch Time For Digital Coins and Currencies

 France and Germany are to make joint proposals to regulate the bitcoin cryptocurrency at the next summit of the G20 group of major economies in Argentina next month.

“We will have a joint … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – FEBRUARY 2018

Get Ready For Flying Segways

 The new Zapata Ezfly personal flying platform looks for all intents and purposes like a Segway of the sky.

“Pilots” stand on a small platform equipped with a series of jet thrusters, holding two handgrips … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JANUARY 2018

Apple Watch Can Now Detect Arterial Fibrillation (AF)

Apple has launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2017

Department Stores Becoming Theatres To Pull In Customers

 In an attempt to combat the threat of on-line retailing, more than 300 staff at Westgate’s John Lewis in the UK have been put through their paces by the Oxford Playhouse theatre. … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – NOVEMBER 2017

China Wants To Track And Identify All Of Its Citizens

China is building the world’s most powerful facial recognition system with the power to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds.

The goal is for the … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – OCTOBER 2017

AI Can Now Detect Alzheimer’s 10 Years Before Symptoms Appear

 Artificial intelligence can identify the signs of Alzheimer’s in scans a decade before symptoms show, researchers say.

Doctors have developed an algorithm that analyses MRI scans to identify structural changes … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2017

Now, $8,000 Now Buys the Chance of Rejuvenation

 Ambrosia, a San Francisco-based start-up founded in 2016, is now embarking on a controversial trial intended to demonstrate the rejuvenation capabilities and medical benefits of transfusions of youthful blood. Anyone can enrol, … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2017

Apple Thought To Be Launching Face-Pattern Recognition

 The next iPhone (the iPhone 7S, iPhone 8?), which is due to be released in September, might replace the TouchID fingerprint sensor with whole-face 3D scanning.

According to Bloomberg, which is usually quite … Read the rest