In The Future of Brain Technology Interfaces we look at surfing the Internet with your mind, and experiential future scenario from Leah Zaidi, Facebook’s ‘Dataism vs. Privacy’, the future of mobility and transportation, and putting solar power behind ski hill operations.
Arnav Kapur, a student in MIT’s Media Lab, has developed a system to surf the internet with his mind
Collective Conscience: An Experiential Future – by Leah Zaidi
Facebook in the Spotlight: Dataism vs. Privacy
Are our institutions up to the challenge of protecting users from information-age problems? This is the high-level question emerging from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica debate. While on one hand Facebook and similarly-situated companies will pay some regulatory price, our public institutions are also in the crosshairs. In the U.S., the much-praised and admired Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approach is suffering a crisis of legitimacy. Facebook’s European regulator, the Irish data protection commissioner, is losing both control over its supervision of American companies and the respect of its regulatory colleagues. In a recent press release, the Article 29 Working Party announced that it was creating a working group focusing on social media, never mentioning the Irish in its statement.
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Humans have more options for mobility than at any other point in history. Every mode of transportation – from walking to automobiles – is being evolved and disrupted. And, with this disruption comes the quickening of the Third Industrial Revolution. Communications, energy, and transportation have been the defining factor in each of the Industrial Revolutions and we are on the cusp of a huge change in the automotive industry.
VLOG: Solar power and exponential ski hills
The biggest costs for ski hills is running the lifts and snow making operations. Both require electricity, and ski hills have the opportunity to install solar infrastructure to reduce costs and become more sustainable.
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