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A New Forum for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Please

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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is definitely upon us. Big changes are looming - in work, income, transportation, consumer products, everything. It seems in order to have a forum where we can centralize information, issues, speculation and all of it. Besides the threads on UBI (BIG), Coding, and etc. (all different than Science and Technology in that they address the potentials of cultural change), here's a bit more of a taste ...


Flying taxi drones in Dubai by July?


The World’s First Flying Taxis Will Take to the Skies in Five Months

...“The autonomous aerial vehicle exhibited at the World Government Summit is not just a model. We have already experimented (with) the vehicle in a flight in (the) Dubai sky. RTA will spare no effort to launch the AAV in July 2017,” shares director general of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Mattar Al-Tayer.

...The EHang 184 quadcopter can travel on a programmed course at 100 km an hour (60 mph) at an altitude of 300 meters (1,000 feet), the authority said in a statement.





NEWS-BOT UPDATE:


What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism

...With the rapid advances in AI technology driven by cheap computing power, Prakash sees Heliograf moving beyond mere grunt work. In time, he believes, it could do things like search the web to see what people are talking about, check the Post to see if that story is being covered, and, if not, alert editors or just write the piece itself.

...The Post, like every other major news organization, is looking to tap new revenue streams, and it’s reportedly in talks to license out its CMS to clients like Tronc, a consortium that includes the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other regional papers. As those newsrooms struggle with dwindling resources, it’s not hard to imagine a future in which AI plays a larger and larger role in creating journalism. Whether that’s good news for journalists and readers is another story.




The fox guarding the henhouse? Or not?


Microsoft President Calls for A “Digital Geneva Convention”

A recent speech delivered by Microsoft president Brad Smith at the RSA conference in San Francisco marks a historic first—a call for a “Digital Geneva Convention.”

“We suddenly find ourselves living in a world where nothing seems off limits to nation-state attacks,” Smith said at the conference, citing famous cyber attacks such as the Sony Pictures Entertainment hacking in 2014, intellectual property theft by China in 2015, and the more recent allegations regarding Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US presidential election.




AND THIS!



I want it for grocery shopping, even though it might squish my tomatoes.


The Cute Robot That Follows You Around and Schleps All Your Stuff

...Gita, a round rolling robot that can carry up to 40 pounds of cargo for miles at a time. Rather than get you from A to B as fast as possible, it’s meant to get you there more easily. More than that, Gita is a way to begin to explore what the world looks like when humans and robots share the sidewalk. And, hopefully, to make that idea seem a little less scary.





[Forgot the vids.]


Robot Room Service and More: Robots Take Over Hotels




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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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Doesn't that all fall into: www.abovetopsecret.com... ?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Maybe, but my thinking was that it would be different than Science and Technology by addressing (and prioritizing) the potentials of cultural change - rather than the 'wonder' of sci-tech. So it would be sci-tech with a social focus. Ergo, more accessible than nerdy.

Make sense?








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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I would imagine there are social and political implications too.

I read an article about how when it finally happens - it will happen fast. Like how the cellphone tech changed in the blink of an eye and look at how that is still screwing with society.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

No.

Perhaps others do however and I'm missing something. Best of luck.

ETA: Case and point, see above

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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

Yea, I guess there isn't really a tech conspiracy subject area, but there is one for health and wellness even though it's on "the other side."



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: JinMI

I would imagine there are social and political implications too.

I read an article about how when it finally happens - it will happen fast. Like how the cellphone tech changed in the blink of an eye and look at how that is still screwing with society.



Yes!

And "accessibility" is very important, imho.





posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
Doesn't that all fall into: www.abovetopsecret.com... ?



Not really. This subject involves politics, sociology, and of course technology. It's all intertwined in a way that doesn't really fit in any of the current forum categories.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: JinMI
Doesn't that all fall into: www.abovetopsecret.com... ?



...This subject involves politics, sociology, and of course technology. It's all intertwined in a way that doesn't really fit in any of the current forum categories.



That's what I think too.




posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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"Accelerating Change" would be the proper category.

I have dozens of pieces that should be 'in there'.

This is category will ever increasingly see new content at an increasing pace as per the Law of Accelerating Returns (which is Moore's Law applied to every facet of industry).

The total category covers many paradigms, including industry, but also the entire gauntlet of futurism stuff including AI/AGI, Transhumanism, robots, cyborgs, ubiquitous surveillance technologies, the Diffusion of Innovations, the Technological Singularity, everything going on over at DARPA, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and so much more.

I havent even yet returned to my core work on all this front since my return last year, but I recall it being a tedious thing not having proper categories to start my daily topics under, back in 2010 when I last ran wild on that front.

In short, this should have been a category a log time ago.....


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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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Here goes one just today that should have gone there:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 09:37 PM
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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss



"Accelerating Change" would be the proper category.



Great name!




posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

It would be nice to have a forum for this as it will only become greater in the coming years, sure it could get put under Science and Technology, but a fourth industrial revoloution will being about new socio-economic structures as well as affect how society as a whole functions.

It could also lead to a Second Renaissance, maybe






posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: The Arbiter of Lies



It would be nice to have a forum for this as it will only become greater in the coming years, sure it could get put under Science and Technology, but a fourth industrial revoloution will being about new socio-economic structures as well as affect how society as a whole functions.




Yes. There are major social, economic and political implications with technological change.



posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Yeah I think it's a great Idea these topics generally get put into the science forum.

But there is so much more to discuss then. "oh that is an interesting robot."

I feel it would be good to have a forum to discuss the social and economic ramifications

of automation and advancing technology.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 02:47 AM
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i think ATS should have 2 categories Conspiracies/ Everything else...... maybe have sub cats after clicking into one of the aforementioned.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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And another:

Bill Gates thinks we might have to start taxing robots in the future
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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RE: The social, economic and political implications of technological change.

The writing is not on the wall.

ATS Members are not ready.






posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Didn't know where to drop this and didn't want to make a thread.

www.sandiegouniontribune.com...







 
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