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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2018

VR Headset Gives The Partially Sighted Better Sight

 A virtual reality headset has restored sight to people who are legally blind. While it didn’t cure the physical cause of their blindness, the device let people with severe macular degeneration resume … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2018

Attitudes Toward “Designer Babies” Start To Change

Letting parents use new gene-editing technology to pick characteristics of their unbornchild can be “morally acceptable”as long as it doesn’t increase social inequalities, an influential medical ethics group has said.

In a major … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2018

Uber’s App Will Soon Be Able To Tell If You’re Drunk

 For many commuters who have had one too many after work, Uber has been a godsend, allowing over-the-limit passengers to stumble into a cab and get dropped off outside … Read the rest

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