Special Letter: The Connected Car as Platform
Everyone knows the term “the connected car,” and I would guess that most of our members have already looked into its commanding role within the future Internet of Things. But there is a deeper view available of this new mobile – and very personal – technological universe, one which required years to create and which was perhaps beyond the purview of carmakers.
On Dec. 4, Mark Anderson, “the world’s most accurate predictions expert,” will present his Top Tech & Economy Predictions for 2015; at the legendary Waldorf Astoria.
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Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company.
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After a historic 2nd successful launch of his private Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX CEO and SNS member Elon Musk recently tested the revolutionary “hovering” Grasshopper rocket prototype. See more SNS members making headlines, in SNS iNews™.
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:13:42 -0700
There is a good deal of mythology associated with the internet. One mistaken impression is that net neutrality is a hallowed principle espoused by the internet's founding fathers. That is definitely not the case. Indeed, Vint Cerf, the most famous of ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:05:46 -0700
XPRIZE Announces Finalists for $2.25 Million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE
... tremendous opportunity for sensing technologies that allow consumers to take charge of their own preventive health through self-monitoring or that shorten the diagnostic process by moving it out of the lab,” said Henry Tirri, executive vice ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:03:48 -0700
State links research to private sector enterprise
The goal, says Science Foundation Ireland chief Mark Ferguson, is to ensure State-funded research delivers “excellence with impact”. It can be social rather than commercial impact, but impact it must have. Certainly few would complain about the level ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:06 -0700
How a Rate Hike Can Threaten Grid Security
Amory Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist for Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) made an essential point in his seminal 1976 work Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken. There, he clarified that the grid can be centralized or decentralized but these two ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:51:09 +0000
Connect with the World Conference on October 9 in Mount Vernon to Focus on the Benefits of Publicly Owned Broadband Infrastructure Local and national private sector and government leaders will meet in Mount Vernon, Washington, on October 9, 2014 to discuss the benefits of publicly owned broadband infrastructure during the innovative Connect with the World […]
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From Seattle’s Crosscut.com: Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company. Read the article at Crosscut.
Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:15 +0000
Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson writes books about cyber punks who spend their free time in a virtual world and deliver pizzas on high-speed skateboards. In real life, though, he’s concerned about something a little more down to earth: Getting past the app. Fellow sci-fi scribe David Brin asked Stephenson about his predictions for the next […]