Future Trends: VR Daydreaming and Snapchatting in Space

Posted By on May 20, 2016

Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.

In Future Trends: VR Daydreaming and Snapchatting in Space we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, May 20th, 2016.

Meet Daydream, Google’s vision for virtual reality

Google claims its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is 7 years into the future ahead of Moore’s Law

Machine learning provides the underlying oomph to many of Google’s most-loved applications. In fact, more than 100 teams are currently using machine learning at Google today, from Street View, to Inbox Smart Reply, to voice search. But one thing we know to be true at Google: great software shines brightest with great hardware underneath.



Via Futurist Tech Info

NASA sends Snapchat to the ISS for a day in space


Thanks to Snapchat and NASA, today we got to live vicariously through International Space Station commander Tim Kopra, tumbling around the Earth in the ISS to celebrate its 100,000th orbit. In a series of short videos, he talks about life in microgravity, and the astronauts’ activities aboard the space station.

The ISS is primarily a microgravity and space research laboratory, and inhabitants in recent years have been conducting experiments in growing plants, fire, 3D printing and fluid dynamics. It also allows researchers to examine the effects of microgravity living on the human body.

You can check out the Day in Space Live Story via NASA’s Snapchat feed.


Farmers: These ARE the droids you’re looking for

Autonomous robots created at the University of Sydney can count fruit on trees, spray weeds, and even herd cows.

Via The New Scientist

Genocide Bingo (How AI will take over)

Via exurb1a

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Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.

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