World Changing Books: How to Create a Mind - Ray Kurzweil

Oct
27

Ray Kurzweil - How to Create a MindAlthough he's one of my favorite authors, I have to admit, Ray Kurzweil is a tiny bit insane (no offense, Mr. K). That being said, with each of his books, still, I leave the experience of reading, inspired and excited by the possibilities of the coming decades. I can't wait for the year 2042. How to Create a Mind is the most recent book from Ray Kurzweil, author of The Age of Intelligent Machines and The Singularity is Near.

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The Personal Genome Project is Changing the World

Jun
16

neanderthal dna 23andme.com personal genome projectIf I told my seventh grade science teacher that, by the time I was 40, I'd be able to look at my own decoded genome on my mobile phone, he most certainly would have sent me to the nurse fearing that I'd accidentally inhaled too many potassium chloride fumes. Afterwards, he would have spent the rest of the day wondering what a mobile phone was. But here I am... looking right at it. My DNA, thanks to $99 bucks and 23andme.com.

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I, For One, Welcome Our New Computer Overlords

Aug
24

I For One Welcome Our New Computer Overloards - Ken Jennings - JeopardyFor decades, computers and robotics have been excellent at executing a series of repeatable and predictable tasks. But complex problem solving endeavors are a much more challenging arena for them. In the Next Grand Computing Challenge - IBM set out to take autonomous problem solving to a whole new level. Watson was designed and built exclusively to compete on the TV game show, Jeopardy. After completion, it would play the game against the show's two best contestants of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

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The World of Resumes Isn't Changing Fast Enough

Aug
10
Simone Fortunini - Online Resume CV

In a tough job market, some people are taking creative approaches to reimagine the resume. But many companies be inadvertently shutting themselves out from this creative talent by refusing to change the way they track applications.

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What is 3D Printing and Why Do We Care?

Aug
09
3D Printer Metal Fabrication

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with the company that makes more toys than any other company on the planet. No, it wasn't Mattel or Fisher Price. Actually, you wouldn't even recognize my former company's name if you heard it. We earned this 'most' moniker because were responsible for designing and producing McDonald's Happy Meal toys. While I was there, I had the chance to play around with the latest in 3D Printing Technology so I can tell you first hand,

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Google Driverless Cars Will Change the World

Jul
27
Google Driverless Car Navigation Perspective Image

In a March 2011 TED-talk, Google engineer Sebastian Thrun offered his passionate viewpoint on the company’s driverless car project

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Prezi Changes the World of Presentations

Jun
11
Give Your Ideas Space with Prezi Presentation Software

As far back as I can remember, presentations have been the same. We have not seen a WorldChanging piece of presentation-software until now. I introduce, Prezi.

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1871 is Changing the World for Chicago Startups

Feb
12
1871 is Changing the World for Chicago Startups

Chicago Startups are about to get a blast of acceleration which will shower the technology scene like water from a firehose. 1871 is a new Digital Startup Center on the 12th floor of the Merchandise Mart.

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We Changed the World of Democracy

Jan
20
Don't let your Internet get washed out with SOPA Facebook Status

On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, we Changed the World of Democracy. Heck the word Democracy changed that day. Or at least the previous definition of Democracy became a little more accurate that day.

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Digital Projection Changed the World of Display

Jan
11
Audi Car Projection from radugadesign

radugadesign, a Russian media design studio, has a new take on that innovative use of the digital projection called 3D Video Mapping - sometimes just 4D Projection. It is creativity like this that is Changing the World.

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