The Sharing Economy Could Still Be Either Boom or Bust for Global Cities
As the sharing economy grows, experts are undecided as to whether it will have a positive or negative effect on prominent urban problems.
Data, Startups and the Future of Banking
New European legislation is changing the world of banking, with Fintech startups challenging traditional financial service business. But some experts have concerns over the effect this will have on customers’ security.
The Wooden Skyscrapers of the Future
Wooden skyscrapers are making building quicker and more environmentally friendly. Architects are getting excited about a new timber, which is different from straight-up wood.
The Advertising Agency of the Future
The future of advertising is coming, but it won’t be totally dominated by AI-powered machines. Humans will still play a role as the power of machine learning technology is still lacking.
Invisible Wearables and AI Analysis: The future of tech in sports
Technology is transforming sports. Innovative companies are coming up with even more strange and wonderful ways to improve player performance and the viewing experience.
2050: An insight into a new type of consciousness
New research presented at this year's World Government Summit in Dubai suggests that in the future humans will communicate telepathically via a collective AI consciousness.
Warning for the Future: The dangers of digital black holes
Some fear that our reliance on technology will mean there’s no record of the 21st century. Information can be deleted or taken offline, making it inaccessible.
How Blockchain Will Make Sure You’re Still You
Data for sale? Not with blockchain. It has the potential to help cut identity theft by allowing people to encrypt their personal information and release parts when relevant.
VR and the Future of R&D
Virtual reality has recently emerged as an effective tool in research and development, meaning companies can save millions by testing new products – virtually.
LA Olympic 2028: The story that technology will tell
Advancing technologies may play center-stage at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, not only improving athletes’ performances but also how audiences around the world engage with the games.
How AR Could Usher in the Age of the Autonomous Vehicle
Driverless cars are rolling this way, with Google’s autonomous vehicle expected by 2020 and Tesla’s sooner. Now they just have to get the market on board.
VR and AR Will Be Everything
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predict that in the future, VR and AR will become fully integrated into our daily lives.
AR and the Future of Storytelling
Publishers want to use augmented reality to get people’s attention. Instead of just reading text alone, users can experience storytelling in more dimensions than ever before.
The Human Touch: What role will people play in the future of translation?
The role of translators is changing, with technology increasingly taking a seat at the table. And one of the latest industry technologies is improving its odds of getting the translation right. Still, the technology is far from replacing human translators.
Fitness of the Future: Charge your phone on the move
Body heat could help combat the global energy crisis. The technology is still in the works, but holds promise for a new kind of energy generation.
The Limit Is Interpretation: The future of translation through the eyes of a professional
Google and Microsoft are offering new consumer-based software and hardware that seek to improve the quality and user accessibility in translation. That might mean humans and machines can have meaningful stakes in the industry as it moves ahead.
Through the Lens: A look at the future of photography
2D lenses are coming, and they could change photography as it’s understood today. Its implications range far and wide, including for smartphones, which could become thinner as camera thicknesses shrink.
What’s Next with UX?
User Experience is a moving target – that is, new types of interfaces are being developed, with UX on the cutting edge. One element that remains yet to be seen is how far technology, including UX, can go in terms of adding the human touch in AI and machine-based settings.
Police Protection of the Future: Robots to the ready
Watch out, Dubai – small, autonomous vehicles are taking control of your police force. Equipped with drones to get in and out of tight spaces, the cars can drive themselves, or be controlled by police officers from afar. Singapore-based Otsaw Digital is making it possible.
“Within ten years we’ll have BCIs that we didn’t think were possible.” Professor David Boas, on the future of brain-computer interfacing.
Future-facing companies claim telepathic thought-sharing should be coming in the next decade. Just ask Harvard Medical School Professor David Boas. Originally a skeptic of elements of BCI technology, he says he now believes telepathy via technology might be possible.
What’s Death Got to Do With It?
Duplicating your brain might not be that far away. Even after death, a person’s consciousness could live on. From holograms to social media, technology is trying to figure out how to approach the topic in a universe where death seems anything but permanent or mundane.
AI and the City of the Future
Companies are lining up to find ways to use AI to enhance and improve cities around the globe. Several companies are already at it, and academics are tracking it, to see what developments lay ahead.