The China Short
Having been among the first (if not the first) to suggest that the Chinese national economy is crashing, it seemed appropriate that we take a closer follow-on look at which companies and countries are most at risk should our observations and predictions be correct.
“50% of [China’s recent] growth has been founded on stealing [W]estern business ideas, via old-fashioned industrial espionage and more sophisticated state-sponsored hacking.”
Announcing the selection of Racing Extinction
The 2nd film by Oscar® winner Louie Psihoyos goes behind the scenes to document today’s breathtaking rate of species and ecosystems extinction at the hands of humans, in a dramatic warning as beautiful and suspenseful as it is a call to urgent action.
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Mark Anderson’s 2015 Predictions
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Piracy Vs. Crown Jewel Theft
At Forbes.com Mark discusses the impact of cyber espionage on the tech industry:
“In the last few years, we’ve seen a continued exponential increase in cyber attacks, with different purposes in mind: … listening to military communications, stealing customer IDs, and taking the greatest secrets held by corporations & governments – their “crown jewel” secrets.”
The most important economic prediction
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“$50/bbl should do it. … And since this will change almost everything in global economics, it seems worth sharing… I don’t think oil is ever coming back.”
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:30:18 -0700
Tech Insider (blog)
Sci-fi legend Neal Stephenson says it's getting harder and harder to predict ...
Tech Insider (blog)
In it, the moon splits into seven pieces. Global destruction ensues, as does an adventure with the fate of the human species at stake. Stephenson's previous titles include "Cryptonomicon," "Anathem," and "Snow Crash," all of which are beloved by nerds ...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:04:09 -0700
Qualcomm invests a fortune in India
Executive chairman Paul Jacobs met the Indian prime minister at the Digital Economy event in San Jose and said the venture fund was in support of the government's Digital India and Make-in-India initiatives. Jacobs said that Qualcomm shared Modi's ...
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:59:42 -0700
Engaging and empowering patients to strive for better health
Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, a former consulting professor of computer science at Stanford, began the session with a moving talk on how difficult and frustrating it was to find the right therapy after he was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma 17 years ago. “I ...
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 07:05:08 -0700
Are AI and “deep learning” the future of, well, everything?
However, this is just the beginning: with companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook spending millions on research into advanced neural networks and deep machine learning, computers are set to get smarter still. But deep learning isn't about ...
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To see the rest of the posts from FiRe 2015, please visit our Medium blog page here. Enjoy! The FiRe Team
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:22:40 +0000
Hound CTO Tim Stonehocker talks with Kamran Elahian and Brett Horvath at FiRe. Photo: Kris Krug By Berit Anderson After more than ten years of development and with more than 200 million users on parent company SoundHound, virtual assistant Hound seems poised to take on Siri, Cortana and Google Now all at once. One of […]
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:12:58 +0000
By Scott Ridout On Wednesday morning, Ed Butler, BBC Reporter, led a panel discussion introducing six of twelve FiRe Starter companies — top startups chosen by the Strategic News Service (SNS) for world promotion at the FiRe conference. These companies displayed innovative technologies that are making great strides towards improving our world. Anthrotronix www.anthrotronix.com “We measure height […]