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“Hey, Google! Can you turn the temperature in the bedroom down to 65 degrees?” Seconds later the air conditioning kicks in and I drift off. It still floors me that I can talk to a device to control my home environment, get help with a recipe (“Hey, Google! What’s the... Read More
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This article is the first part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are coming under siege. In Songdo, South Korea, clusters of concrete high-rises sit empty, waiting for an influx of foreign workers that hasn’t materialized. The $40 billion smart city, which was... Read More
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From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we throw our heads back down on our pillows at night, we’re organizing our lives into little quantifiable bits; counting how many days until an upcoming vacation, marking down important dates, managing household budgets – the list goes... Read More
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On March 2, a tech journalist posted a video he pulled from a Jibo Owners Facebook Group. It was heartbreaking to watch the little “social robot” announce that his servers were about to be shut down and he would not function any longer. He even thanked his human owners for... Read More
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Our smartphones know more about us than our spouses, partners and friends. It’s no surprise we guard them with more than just screen protectors, considering the secrets they hold. But if we were to hand over the metadata to our devices and those of about 3 million of our neighbors,... Read More
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Truth and plain ol’ facts as we know it, changed in 2016. Donald Trump became the President of the United States. With the Brexit referendum, UK citizens voted to leave the European Union. In both instances, truth and objective facts did not sway public opinion. Clickbait “news stories” –  that... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia blog by Laszlo Gyalog on April 26, 2019. Remember those futuristic predictions of domestic life we saw in movies and cartoons from the 1950s and 60s? All flying cars, robot servants and remote-controlled everything. While there were varying degrees of (in)accuracy about... Read More
The Futurithmic Podcast is hosted by Editor-at-Large, Michael Hainsworth, veteran news reporter and lifelong geek. In the podcast, Michael talks with the most influential people of our time who have or are directly impacting our future. Upcoming guests include Galit Ariel (AR futurist), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia Founder), and Rory Sutherland (Ogilvy Vice Chairman). Read More

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