Feb 9, 2014

The Future of Scientific Management, Today!

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FEBRUARY 11/2014 LIST OF UPDATES. By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At

London’s first computer, the fastest in the world at 1MHz. May, 1950

TECH NOW: A drone for every home?…s/5264883/

Russian authorities say Bitcoin illegal…d=17333977

See how dangerous a toothpaste tube bomb can be — Video…73%2Cd.eW0

Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi…ane-sochi/

Tech expert discusses cyberattacks’ far-reaching consequences…reach_reac

A new tech solution to the BYOD security dilemma

How Offensive Cyber Security is Changing the Industry…e-industry

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study of Electric Grid Resiliency…1119c.html

Top US Homeland Security Priorities For Congress In 2014 – Analysis…-analysis/

Exposed: Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked in worst breach of bank data EVER…eaked.html

NSA Leaks May Slow Cybersecurity Detente. Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge not optimistic on a future cybersecurity treaty.…ty-detente

BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations…mendations

FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief

London Ambulance picks its best and brightest to be ‘super paramedics’…11109.html

The United States Makes It Clear That It Sides With Japan Over China

One day you won’t need a badge to enter your building, just a SIM card…-sim-card/

Snowden’ leaks derailed important cybersecurity initiatives…nitiatives

Attack on California power station heightens concerns about grid security…d-security

Homeland Security Agenda

Microsoft’s Kinect Is Being Used To Help Guard The Korean DMZ

Are Evacuation Practices Flawed?…ed-0013108

North Korea Built A Fleet Of Mobile Missile Launchers Out Of Chinese Trucks…2014-2

Washington Responds to Cybersecurity Threats with Recommendations and Legislation…egislation

DHS chief says Syria is a US homeland security threat…ef_article

DHS prepares for hypothetical immigration reform…;02-07

Target attack shows danger of remotely accessible HVAC systems…AC_systems

Big Data skills pay top dollar

NSA is collecting less than 30 percent of U.S. call data, officials say…story.html

The Future Of Data Mining Your Health

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates’ ‘pioneering’ impact…hpt=hp_bn5

Why Americans love prepaid cards

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition…ce=cnn_bin

January Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 113,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.6%…hpt=hp_bn8

Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany…ation&_r=0

Human Noise Disturbs Different Fish in Different Ways…rent-ways/

Scientific American at the World Economic Forum in Davos…-in-davos/

Categorising bacteria in purple and pink…-and-pink/

Black Widows Have More Control Over Their Attacks Than You Think…r-attacks/

The Impact of TED Talks…ted-talks/

Human Footprints Discovered on England’s Coast Are Oldest Outside Africa…de-africa/

5 Everyday Products Developed from NASA Technology – The Countdown, Episode 41…pisode-41/

“The Perfect Theory”: The story of general relativity, and what makes something a science…a-science/

40 years ago: our sister planet revealed…-revealed/

Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense? Insider Tips for Criticizing the Multiverse…ultiverse/

New Book Cuts Through Fog of Hype Cloaking Cyberwar…-cyberwar/

Special Report: Dream Jobs 2014

Lockheed Martin Shows Off High-Power Fiber Laser Weapon…ser-weapon

Milestone Tests Help Refurbish Dwindling U.S. Nuclear Arsenal…ar-arsenal

Who Is SCHAFT, the Robot Company Bought by Google and Winner of the DRC?…nge-winner

Internet Giants Disclose FISA Surveillance Requests For Customer Data…tomer-data

India Aims High With 4-Gigawatt Solar Plant…olar-plant

Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future…far-future

Amputee Successfully Feels Prosthetic Grip Strength Via Arm Electrodes…ets-a-grip

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say Feds…y-say-feds

Marsupial Robot Team Monitors Rivers From Water and Air…er-and-air

Road Salt Sensor for Better Highway Safety, Less Environmental Damage…tal-damage

Hybrid Generator Would Cut Military Base Fuel Costs in Half…ts-in-half

F-35 Software: DoD’s Chief Tester Remains Unimpressed…nimpressed

QUOTATION(S): “…The FUTURE is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed…” AND “…The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you…” AND “…I’m deglitched that the future is unsure. That’s the way it should be…”

CITATION(S): “…From Conventional Wisdom to Shocking Probability. Maybe someday, sooner or later, truly intelligent machines will be built. Until that time, speculation will abound. Much of that speculation is based on what might be called ‘Conventional Wisdom,’ the underlying assumptions and conventions we collectively share. We can list some of these assumptions as follows: The next century will be an extension of this one, with increasingly smarter machines being run by people and for people … Because the human mind is linked to a soul, cybernetic machines will never be fully self-aware like we are … If intelligent robots can be built, it will be a long time before they can be made to do what humans do, as well as humans do it. Perhaps centuries will be required … Even after intelligent robots are made, multitudes of humans will continue to exist on earth, and maybe even in space … Human minds and personal identities will never be able to merge with an electromechanical system … Even if it were possible, we humans would refuse to download our minds onto hardware, no matter how tempting and intelligent the new surroundings might be. We believe that cyberbeings will be emotionless, soulless, and humorless mechanical zombies ─ rather like ‘Star Trek’s’ Lt. Commander Data, a somewhat sad android pining for a humanity he will never achieve … No matter how smart they are, digital minds will never have the insight, intuition, and smooth savvy of the human mind. They will forever remain mentally inferior, and our faithful, self- maintaining servants … The robots will soon prove our mental and physical superiors. Self-generated enhancements will refine them beyond our control. They will enslave us all except, of course, for a renegade band of rebellious, young, good-looking, daring humans armed with battered, recycled surplus weapons, fearlessly following their craggy but wise leader into a fight for truth, justice, and the hominid way … THIS BOOK ARGUES THAT THE NEXT CENTURY WILL PROVE TO BE NOTHING LIKE THIS ONE, NOR ANY FORECAST SO FAR. COMPUTING POWER, NEUROSCIENCE, AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES ARE ADVANCING SO RAPIDLY THAT THEY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE ORIGIN OF LIFE ITSELF … WE MAINTAIN THAT THE HUMAN MIND AND CONSCIOUS THOUGHT ARE EXCLUSIVELY NATURAL AND PHYSICAL IN ORIGIN AND NATURE. ULTIMATELY, THEIR NATURES AND FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES ARE KNOWABLE AND CAN BE REPLICATED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PERSONAL IMMORTALITY…”

BOOK(S): Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. ISBN-13: 978–0544002692


Mr. Andres Agostini
Risk-Management Futurist
and Success Consultant

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