Apple Inc has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, fuelling speculation that it is working on self-driving car technology in a crowded arena of companies hoping to offer those cars to the masses.
Is that Google Home device capable of voice printing people? If so, maybe the phones are too.
Investors searching for the next transformative technology destined to turn a bunch of Ivy League dropouts into billionaires, and half the market into a loose slot machine, need only look in the mirror. “The greatest industry of the 21st century will probably be to upgrade human beings,” historian Yuval Harari, author of the fascinating new book “Homo Deus,” told MarketWatch.
Alice describes her office as a “panopticon” — a structure built for total surveillance. Your office may be one, too.
The postmodern perversion of having sex with robots or within virtual reality, removes all desire for human companionship.
At a conference near Washington, D.C., in February, the commander of all Navy special operations units made an unusual request to industry: Develop and demonstrate technologies that offer “cognitive enhancement” capabilities to boost his elite forces’ mental and physical performance.
STOCKHOLM — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another “cyborg” is created.
Imagine a world where, as you drive into — or even walk through — New York City, your face is scanned and compared to a list of suspected terrorists or other serious criminals. Would this make you feel safe? Now, imagine that the technology is error-prone, and may misidentify innocent people as suspects. What about now? These are not rhetorical questions. New York is in the early stages of acquiring state-of-the-art face recognition technology to scan the faces of all drivers commuting between the boroughs of New York City.
By next year motorists will be able to store digital licenses on their smartphones. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will test the system this September and roll it out in spring 2018. DVLA CEO Mr Morley tweeted a photo of a prototype for a digital licence which showed an iPhone screen displaying the image of a licence in the Apple Pay app.
Combined with police body cameras, it could redefine the nature of public spaces.
As Trump gets ready to renegotiate NAFTA and impose tariffs on companies looking to outsource production to Mexico, a new study from MIT and Boston University suggests that industrial robots, not Mexico, may be the bigger factor contributing to the high levels on unemployment in the Midwest.
A recent article in the Marin Independent Journal, reveals how Transportation Authorities (DOT’s) across the country, are secretly spying on everyone’s cellphones, GPS devices and Bluetooth devices. They claim spying is cheaper than other alternatives.. A new study using data collected from mobile devices, details the increasing flow of vehicles into Marin from the East Bay and San Francisco. The DOT claims that “only mobile signals are tracked, not the user’s identity.” Don’t believe them.
Google Home is a newly launched wi-fi connected “smart speaker” that responds to voice commands with relevant information via a virtual speaking assistant. The device is a rival to Amazon Echo, which performs many of the same functions. According to Dr. Philip Doty, associate dean of the School of Information at the University of Texas, privacy advocates are right to be concerned, especially in light of revelations that the CIA allegedly hacked Samsung Smart TVs to record private conversations.
In case you missed it, Elon Musk is rather concerned about the fate of humanity, given the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence (AI). Ultimately, he fears that our AI will, one day, overtake us. When this happens, he claims that humans will likely become second class citizens (or slaves, or something even worse).
Many times we come across tech press releases that are little more than grabs for funding within a climate of ripe pickings for anyone involved with security development. Often outlandish and impractical, a good deal of them can be dismissed quickly. However, the trend toward more pervasive biometrics cannot be denied. It is showing up at banks, in police work, border control, travel of all kinds, and even on your home computer.
The video below features a keynote by Dr. Robert Duncan regarding what can only be described as our coming hive mind control grid. He isn’t just talking about advances in transhumanism, the singularity, or artificial intelligence. He’s talking about how to control the minds of everyone on the planet and evolving humanity in a technological sense… whether they like it or not.
This technology represents the end of privacy and the most advanced assault on the environment.
Carlsbad is expanding its use of automated license plate readers creating a virtual gateway at the city’s borders.