What is the relationship between money and psychology? What is the secret to happiness? What is the meaning of life? TED Talks have long been exploring these are the kinds of deep questions. Now the answers may be just a click away, with the help of IBM’s cognitive computer Watson. Continue reading… “IBM’s supercomputer Watson can answer your deepest questions, after ingesting 2,000 TED Talks”
Students should own their educational data: L. Todd Rose
Technology can help by giving educators detailed data on students and the ability to customize teaching materials.
It may sound logical to Design a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind. But the educational neuroscience professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, L. Todd Rose, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody.
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TED conference moving to Vancouver in 2014
TED conference moving to Vancouver.
Greg Klassen, the senior vice-president of marketing for the Canadian Tourism Commission, one day in December, was summoned to a confidential meeting at Tourism Vancouver.
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2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030
A picture of me speaking at yesterday’s TEDxReset in Istanbul.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Yesterday I was honored to be one of the featured speakers at the TEDxReset Conference in Istanbul, Turkey where I predicted that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030. Since my 18-minute talk was about the rapidly shifting nature of colleges and higher education, I didn’t have time to explain how and why so many jobs would be going away. Because of all of the questions I received afterwards, I will do that here.
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When Wikipedia No Longer Matters
When the disruptors become the disrupted
Futurist Thomas Frey: At what point will Wikipedia no longer matter? I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I predict a competitor will emerge to steal the majority of both mindshare and eyeballs from Wikipedia within the next ten years.
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TEDxUChicago 2011 – Thomas Frey – Communicating with the Future
Futurist Thomas Frey at the TEDx University of Chicago event
Futurist Thomas Frey: We are a very backward looking society.
We’re very backward looking in that we’ve all personally experienced the past. As we look around, we see evidence of the past all around us. The past is very knowable, yet we will spend the rest of our lives in the future.
My job as a futurist is to help turn people around and give them some idea of what the future holds.
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Bicycle Lane In The Sky
Urban bike lane
Kolelinia is a design concept for urban bicycle lanes in the sky. Created by Bulgarian architect Martin Angelov, the innovative design, although not for those with any fear of heights, offers steel wire bicycle lanes, plus safety harnesses, located high above the traffic. (Pics)
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