Category Archives: Past, present, and future

Putting a Billion Years in Perspective

Short-term future forecasting (months to years) is practical, because it could be reasonably accurate. Mid-term future forecasting (many decades to centuries) is entertaining because it is most likely inaccurate, but we cannot argue with the author since none of us … Continue reading

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On Cognitive Analytics

Check this Cognitive Analytics timeline from Deloitte. Deloitte published an article on this subject in 2014, titled Cognitive Analytics. The article lists three key elements of Cognitive Analytics: In practical terms, cognitive analytics is an extension of cognitive computing, which is made up of … Continue reading

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New Champion Teaser – League of Legends CGI

This new CGI looks good…  Xayah and Rakan will be joining the game’s lineup this year. But this teaser is not as great, IMHO, as the  older version, which was simply fantastic:

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Programmable Self-Assembly in a Thousand-Robot Swarm

This video covers some interesting project done at Harvard University recently: “Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and … Continue reading

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The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

Below is the Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs.  It’s sort of an outlook on IoT from IoT’s point of view.  The absolute necessities (and things that need to be taken care of first) are at the bottom.  The ultimate goals, … Continue reading

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The Future of Fast Helicopters

Lockheed Martin gives us a glimpse of future combat helicopters with the release of a new video of its Sikorsky-Boeing Future Vertical Lift concept. The Future Vertical Lift concept is based on a contra-rotating, co-axial rotor system combined with an aft push … Continue reading

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New Voice for Stephen Hawking

I have an audio book in my car:  A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I am used to his computer-generated voice, which is unique and recognizable. But it might change soon, and we will hear this genius speaking … Continue reading

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