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Student Dave Ramirez on Software’s Right to Life

Published on October 26, 2016 By Andy

“Within 50 years a legally binding “right to life” (a right not to be terminated or shut down with violation punishable as a capital offense) will be granted to software by some nation on Earth, effectively giving constitutional “human rights” to a software system.” My reasoning is based on three ideas. First, everything physical will […]

Futurists in Media: November Highlights

Published on December 4, 2015 By Will Williamson

This week in futurist in media returns, there were some interesting articles pertaining to the futurist persuasion. There was a nice interview with Nottingham University’s Christopher Barnatt on his new book entitled “The Next Big Thing – From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon,” a page devoted to Sohail Inayatullah’s new book “What Works: Case […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on August 16, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

Journalism:  Google definitely seems to be everywhere, touching all parts of our connected lives. Richard Gingras, Director of news and social products at Google, sees news as a rapid response engine where its aggregation and its creation comes from many different things. K-12 Education:  The Khan Academy is changing how kids are learning computer science; […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on July 27, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

Marketing:  The best ideas and the best copy is not coming from ad execs; it’s coming from you.  Big data and cloud computing with be shaping how marketers aim their megaphone and find out whose buying what and when. Giving:  Could there be a great billionaire giveaway?  Warren Buffet hopes to lead a philanthropy project […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on June 28, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

  Telecommunication:  Cell phones as essential as your money, keeping away from the topsy turvy world of television, and the world of energy in Germany and gasoline.  Time to invest! Environmentalism:  Putting a price on nature and getting good at being God may be the future of changing the environment of our environment. Google:  Project […]

Houston Futures of..

Published on May 24, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              Search Engines:  Changes are definitely going to be a huge part of how search engines operate, and the tactics that they are beginning to deploy may be leading to great debates and great innovations.             Cars:  Ford is partnering up with Microsoft to […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on April 24, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              Google:  Making its move better give the world travel, the Internet Giant looks to better way everyone moves from Google Earth to Google Everywhere.             Money:  “”Virtual, secure and personal is what the future of money is.” – Bill Harris, Personal Capital.’   […]

The Specs of the Future: Google Glasses In Work

Published on April 4, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

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Published on March 30, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

            Books:  Applications that are platforms for the author or even the whole books themselves may be able to save the dying printed word by spreading it across mediums.             Blogging:  Writing on your own may get a little easier with the unveiling of Google’s […]

Houston Futures Scanning Hits- 9.29.2011

Published on September 29, 2011 By Christopher Manfredi

Driving a car will not be going away anytime soon, but how we drive that car has been getting tinkered with for the past decade.  Of course, Google cars can drive themselves, but Nissan looks to take away the physical problems with driving with thought-reading technology in the driver’s seat.  Puts the phrase, “That drive […]