LIST OF UPDATES (MARCH 17 THROUGH MARCH 24/2014). By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

Three-part nanoparticles for biomedicine eliminate biocompatibilty, storage problems
http://www.kurzweilai.net/three-part-nanoparticles-for-biomedicine-eliminate-biocompatibilty-storage-problems

Robotic prosthesis turns drummer into a three-armed cyborg
http://www.kurzweilai.net/robotic-prosthesis-turns-drummer-into-a-three-armed-cyborg

NASA tests new robotic refueling technologies
http://www.kurzweilai.net/nasa-tests-new-robotic-refueling-technologies

A small step toward seeing habitable planets
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-small-step-toward-seeing-habitable-planets

Society and Politics – Part 4: The Empowerment of Individuals and Social Groups
http://www.21stcentech.com/society-politics-part-4-empowerment-individuals-social-groups/

CONTROVERSY BREWS OVER ROLE OF ‘KILLER ROBOTS’ IN THEATER OF WAR
http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/09/controversy-brews-over-role-of-killer-robots-in-theater-of-war/

Virtual Reality Startups Look Back to the Future
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/525301/virtual-reality-startups-look-back-to-the-future/

New Material May Lead to Faster Oil Spill Cleanups
http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-material-lead-faster-oil-spill-cleanups/

Two New Space Announcements Concerning Exoplanets
http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-space-announcements-exoplanets/

Nanomaterial May Be Future of Hard Drives
http://news.sciencemag.org/physics/2014/03/nanomaterial-may-be-future-hard-drives

Artificial Organs May Finally Get a Blood Supply
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/525161/artificial-organs-may-finally-get-a-blood-supply/

Netflix and Google Books Are Blurring the Line Between Past and Present
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/02/history/

12 Reasons 2020 Will Be An AWESOME Year
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43015182/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/reasons-will-be-awesome-year#%2EUx1PjjiPKUk

Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/09/health/alzheimers-blood-test/?iref=obinsite

Conductive fibres: From lighter aircraft to electric knickers, flexible filaments raise a wide range of interesting possibilities
http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21598328-conductive-fibres-lighter-aircraft-electric-knickers-flexible-filaments?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/pe/anuncommonthread

Behind the News: Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140308-high-protein-diet-low-protein-cancer-meat-health-food-science/

The Top 5 Cyber Security Threats That Could Affect Your Life
http://blog.devry.edu/2014/02/top-5-cyber-security-threats-that-could-affect-your-life.html

BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/bae-report-says-ukraine-has-faced-cyberattacks

Are Cloud Data Security Fears Overblown? A Sensible View.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2012/12/12/cloud-security-1/

David Cameron stung by Angela Merkel’s broadband jibe
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10688763/David-Cameron-stung-by-Angela-Merkels-broadband-jibe.html

Policy uncertainty drives renewable energy investors overseas
http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/03/11/policy-uncertainty-drives-renewable-energy-investors-overseas/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rolls-Royce to repay £1.8m to Indian government
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/10688684/Rolls-Royce-to-repay-1.8m-to-Indian-goverment.html

Google readies Android push into wearable devices
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/437374f8-a7cc-11e3-9c7d-00144feab7de.html

22 Incredible Images Show What the Future Looked Like 100 Years Ago
http://gizmodo.com/22-incredible-images-show-what-the-future-looked-like-1-1538688261

Darpa’s Tiny Lasers Will Soon Hunt for Biochemical Weapons
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2014/03/darpa-lasers/

The Origin of Intelligence
http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/the-origin-of-intelligence?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bigthink%2Fmain+%28Big+Think+Main%29

Assessing corporate risk in Ukraine
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140310103450-60894986-assessing-corporate-risk-in-ukraine?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_2

Snowden: “We Need A Watchdog That Watches Congress”
http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/10/snowden-we-need-a-watchdog-that-watches-congress/

Why sensationalizing drone proliferation is going to kill our ability to control them.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/10/drone_invasion_greatly_exaggerated_us_exports

Can big data crunching help feed the world?
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26424338

Michael Dell on the Dirty Little Secret About Big Data
http://www.inc.com/tom-foster/why-michael-dell-sees-more-opportunity-as-a-private-company.html

The new battleground for tech companies: Your car
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101479771

MasterCard and Visa to accelerate payment security
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16494

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Lethal Acid Rain, New Study Suggests
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/10/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-acid-rain_n_4933735.html?&ir=Technology&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000046

Yuan Declines In Face Of Weak Chinese Data
http://www.forbes.com/sites/deanpopplewell/2014/03/10/yuan-declines-in-face-of-weak-chinese-data/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Super-resolution atom-by-atom laser machining method allows for making nanoscale devices
http://www.kurzweilai.net/super-resolution-atom-by-atom-laser-machining-method-allows-for-making-nanoscale-devices

Leon Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: and a CTO gives him a polite earful
http://www.ctovision.com/2014/03/leon-panetta-warns-cyber-pearl-harbor-cto-gives-polite-earful/

Leaked NSA document confirms online covert deception involves UFOs
http://www.examiner.com/article/leaked-nsa-document-confirms-online-covert-deception-involves-ufos

A telescope bigger than a galaxy
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-telescope-bigger-than-a-galaxy

Disney Bets $1 Billion on Technology to Track Theme-Park Visitors
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-07/disney-bets-1-billion-on-technology-to-track-theme-park-visitors?utm_content=buffer74b81&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Computers in Your Underwear: Where Wearable Tech Must Go to Succeed
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232094

Hot on the trail of consciousness in brain and machine
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129590.900-hot-on-the-trail-of-consciousness-in-brain-and-machine.html?full=true#%2EUx9HtPldWmQ

Humanoid Robots: The User Interface for the Internet of Things?
http://www.bookofthefuture.co.uk/2014/03/humanoid-robots-the-user-interface-for-the-internet-of-things/?utm_content=bufferda0ad&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

DURACELL HELPS COLD COMMUTERS GET WARM BY HOLDING HANDS
http://www.fastcocreate.com/3027483/duracell-helps-cold-commuters-get-warm-by-holding-hands

Is Entitlement Among Millennials Overblown?
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026733/evidence/is-entitlement-among-millennials-overblown

Your Startup Is More Likely To Get Funding If You’re A Man
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027458/your-startup-is-more-likely-to-get-funding-if-youre-a-man

THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING: 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-internet-of-everything-2014-slide-deck-sai-2014-2

IBM’s Watson Made Me A Kebab
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/ibms-watson-made-me-kebab

Predicting the future on the Web’s 25th anniversary
http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Article/89854

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of March 9, 2014
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/awesome-tech-cant-buy-yet-week/#ixzz2vgrVvaW8

Tiny bladder pressure sensor could provide life-saving information
http://www.gizmag.com/bladder-pressure-sensor-sintef/31153/

Rolls Royce Robot Ships Coming Soon
http://www.electronicproducts.com//Electromechanical_Components/Motors_and_Controllers/Rolls_Royce_Robot_Ships_Coming_Soon.aspx

Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope
http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2014/03/10/stanford-bioengineer-develops-a-50-cent-paper-microscope/#sthash.P1ijyPZ1.dpuf

SXSW: Edward Snowden Has No Regrets About NSA Leaks
http://time.com/18691/edward-snowden-talks-privacy-and-security-at-sxsw-interactive/

NASA’s Project Morpheus completes Free Flight 8
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7295/NASAs-Project-Morpheus-completes-Free-Flight-8.aspx

Long-term warming likely to be significant despite recent slowdown
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-long-term-significant-slowdown.html

Computer Genius Builds Language That Lets Anyone Calculate Anything
http://www.businessinsider.com/wolfram-language-demo-2014-3

Tiny Drums Turn Faint Radio Signals Into Light
http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/optoelectronics/tiny-drums-turn-faint-radio-signals-into-light?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrum+%28IEEE+Spectrum%29

London launches hi-tech trial for pedestrian safety
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-london-hi-tech-trial-pedestrian-safety.html

CIOs preach the power of resilience
http://fcw.com/articles/2014/03/11/disaster-recovery-practice-practice-practice.aspx?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

“It can happen here”: Three years after Fukushima, U.S. vulnerable to nuclear disaster
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/it-can-happen-here-three-years-after-fukushima-us-vulnerable-to-nuclear-disaster-223443355.html?vp=1

Shocked to learn how data brokers are watching you?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/shocked-to-learn-how-data-brokers-are-watching-you/

The White House needs to shut up on Ukraine
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/10/obama_putin_ukraine_russia

The Truth about Drones
http://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2014/03/11/live-from-sxsw-the-truth-about-drones/

Barack Obama, the world’s most famous social media editor
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/03/11/barack-obama-the-worlds-most-famous-social-media-editor/

Obama Could Use New U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Riches As Tools Against Putin
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkrancer/2014/03/10/experts-obama-could-use-new-u-s-natural-gas-oil-riches-as-tools-against-putin/

Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26528516?utm_content=buffer50801&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

3,000 Americans ditch their passports
http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/17/pf/taxes/citizenship-taxes/index.html

The Industrial Revolution produced machines that required human input. But is the digital revolution rendering labor obsolete?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/qa-andrew-mcafee-erik-brynjolfsson-co-authors-of-the-second-machine-age/?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

The next tech revolution: Busting bureaucracy
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/03/10/bureaucracy-revolution-tech/

No, U.S. Drones Weren’t Shot Down Over Crimea
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/no-us-drones-werent-shot-down-over-crimea

China on Course to Exceed 2015 Shale Gas Target With Fuling Find
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-11/china-on-course-to-exceed-2015-shale-gas-target-with-fuling-find.html

Ray Kurzweil Keynotes Conference on Transforming Big Data into Fast Data and Smart Data
http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2013/09/23/NY84309

Kurzweil: Computers Will Enable People To Live Forever
http://www.informationweek.com/kurzweil-computers-will-enable-people-to-live-forever/d/d-id/1049093?

The military’s new Google Glass streams TONS of futuristic battle data
http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/11/the-militarys-new-google-glass-streams-tons-of-futuristic-battle-data/

Stem Cell Researcher Calls for Retraction of His Own Work
http://time.com/20082/stem-cell-researcher-calls-for-retraction-of-his-own-work/

5 predictions for the Web that were WAY off
http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/11/technology/web-predictions/index.html

Work at China IBM Factory Resumes as Many Strikers Return
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579432983318960394?mod=rss_Technology&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304704504579432983318960394.html%3Fmod%3Drss_Technology

FDA Approves Migraine Treatment Device
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020104579433921861863030?mod=rss_Technology&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304020104579433921861863030.html%3Fmod%3Drss_Technology

An Achievement: Israeli Intelligence & Navy Intercepted Missiles on Ship — But It’s Bad that Iran Closely Stands with Hamas in Gaza
http://israelspy.com/great-achievement-israeli-intelligence-and-navy-intercepted-missiles-bound-for-sinai-or-gaza-but-is-it-bad-that-iran-closely-stands-with-hamas-in-gaza/

Ukraine in Crisis: Putin and the Power of Gas
http://socialinarlington.com/ukraine-in-crisis-putin-and-the-power-of-gas/

Will millennials kill Costco?
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/03/11/will-millennials-kill-costco/?iid=SF_F_River&utm_content=buffer314ed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

European IT firms seize opportunity from spy scandal
http://www.defencetalk.com/european-it-firms-seize-opportunity-from-spy-scandal-58985/#ixzz2viVz22Dp

Exxon’s Russia ties still strong amid crisis
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/exxon-russia-oil-104556.html

Inspiration Is Divine, But Totally Insufficient
http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/business-inspiration-entrepreneurs.html?cid=sf01001

Did CIA search senate committee’s computers?
http://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow/watch/did-cia-search-senate-committees-computers-191703107569?cid=sm_twitter_video

Rice bioengineers invent systems for ‘genetic circuit analysis’
http://www.kurzweilai.net/rice-bioengineers-invent-systems-for-genetic-circuit-analysis

New research could help make ‘roll-up’ digital screens a reality
http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-research-could-help-make-roll-up-digital-screens-a-reality

Watch scientists ‘herd’ cells with electric fields for controlled tissue engineering
http://www.kurzweilai.net/watch-scientists-herd-cells-with-electric-fields-for-controlled-tissue-engineering

Digital Health And The Transition To Nothing
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnnosta/2014/03/11/digital-health-and-the-transition-to-nothing/

Tech brands steer consumers towards in-car technology
http://www.mintel.com/blog/technology-market-news/tech-brands-steer-consumers-towards-in-car-technology

Ozone Layer Under Threat Yet Again
http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-ozone-layer-threat/

What the Internet of 2025 Might Look Like
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/03/11/what-the-internet-of-2025-might-look-like/

My great bitcoin adventure: 6 months, 5 exchanges
http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/my-great-bitcoin-adventure-6-months-5-exchanges-237859

A Global Education Conference for a Global Crisis
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/gesf-a-global-education-conference-for-a-global

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Two Main Philosophies
http://bigthink.com/words-of-wisdom/neil-degrasse-tysons-two-main-philosophies?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bigthink%2Fmain+%28Big+Think+Main%29

17 areas to benefit from big data analytics in next 10 years
http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/17-areas-to-benefit-from-big-data-analytics-in-next-10-years

The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
http://www.businessinsider.com/17-equations-that-changed-the-world-2014-3

THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY: BIG DATA IS GREAT, BUT WE CAN’T FIND ENOUGH TALENT
http://www.fastcompany.com/3022909/fast-feed/the-healthcare-industry-big-data-is-great-but-we-cant-find-enough-talent

Hate to be a Nag About Climate Change But Here Goes
http://www.21stcentech.com/hate-nag-climate-change/

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/03/dozen-regional-powerhouses-driving-us-economy/8575/

Protein key to cell motility has implications for stopping cancer metastasis
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-protein-key-cell-motility-implications.html

Iran and Russia discuss new nuclear deal
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/03/iran-russia-discuss-new-nuclear-deal-2014312175752273103.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Quantum chaos in ultracold gas discovered
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-quantum-chaos-ultracold-gas.html

Data Centers and the Internet of Things to Come
http://www.wired.com/insights/2014/03/data-centers-internet-things-come/

Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/12/google-is-encrypting-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

NATO Poised to Ramp Up Nuclear-Arms Security Spending
http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/analyst-us-poised-ramp-spending-guard-nuclear-arms-europe/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New contender for ‘fat gene’ found
http://www.nature.com/news/new-contender-for-fat-gene-found-1.14863

Inside China’s Market for Mobile Cybercrime
http://www.securityweek.com/inside-chinas-market-mobile-cybercrime

US House seeks alternatives to Internet sales tax bill
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2107520/us-house-considers-alternatives-to-internet-sales-tax-bill.html

4 Billionaires on How to Profit From Failure
http://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/4-billionaires-on-how-to-profit-from-failure.html?cid=sf01001

Google’s Schmidt: We were attacked by the Chinese and the NSA
http://rt.com/usa/google-schmidt-speech-sxsw-546/

Snowden leak: NSA plans to infect ‘millions’ of computers
http://rt.com/usa/nsa-greenwald-malware-infect-382/

Public investors get no say in new Google
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/krantz/2014/03/11/google-stock-split-affect-investors/5789895/

Why Nothing Is Truly Alive
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/opinion/why-nothing-is-truly-alive.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

How NASA Sold Us The Moon
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2014/03/12/how-nasa-sold-us-the-moon/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years
http://qz.com/185945/drones-are-about-to-upheave-society-in-a-way-we-havent-seen-in-700-years/?utm_content=buffer2a3b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=

Climate change is already affecting the American people
http://www.21stcentech.com/hate-nag-climate-change/

Test may some day predict 5-year risk of death
http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/10/test-may-some-day-predict-5-year-risk-of-death/?hpt=he_c2

Bacteria & Batteries: Five Hot Energy Tech Trends
http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1247-bacteria-batteries-five-hot-energy-tech-trends

Cancer Research Breakthrough Using Bacteria
http://www.inquisitr.com/1168390/cancer-research-breakthrough-using-bacteria/

Australia Takes Lead in Cleaning Up Space Junk
http://www.21stcentech.com/space-update-australia-takes-lead-cleaning-space-junk/

Physicist proposes a new type of computing at SXSW. Check out orbital computing
http://gigaom.com/2014/03/10/physicist-proposes-a-new-type-of-computing-at-sxsw-check-out-orbital-computing/?utm_content=buffer6f5b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

NSA’s plan to inject malware into ‘millions’ of computers revealed
http://bgr.com/2014/03/12/nsa-hacking-malware-infections/

EU moves toward sanctions on Russians; Obama meets Ukraine PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA1Q1E820140313?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=992637

International Astronomical Union Labelled ‘Boring’ As It Warns Space Is Not For Sale
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasperhamill/2014/03/12/international-astronomical-union-labelled-boring-as-it-warns-space-is-not-for-sale/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/why-google-building-robot-army?src=SOC&dom=tw

Beyond BRAC: Global Defense Infrastructure for the 21st Century
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/beyond-brac-global-defense-infrastructure-for-the-21st-century

NSA Director nominee wants every branch of the military to have a dedicated cyber attack force
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/12/presidential-nominee-for-nsa-director-wants-every-branch-of-the/

Ukraine crisis makes people in the Baltic states very very nervous….
http://on.ft.com/1kME07U

PUTIN MOVES AGAINST THE PRESS
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/03/vladimir-putin-press-censorship-galina-timchenko.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Feinstein excoriates CIA for spying on Senate committee
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57620193-83/feinstein-excoriates-cia-for-spying-on-senate-committee/

Target hackers showed intimate knowledge of firm’s network, suggests McAfee
http://news.techworld.com/security/3505877/target-hackers-showed-intimate-knowledge-of-firms-network-suggests-mcafee/

Disneyland for Law Enforcement
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=node/12488

Web founder Berners-Lee calls for online ‘Magna Carta’ to protect users
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-internet-bernerslee-idUSBREA2B0PC20140312

NSA ‘hijacked’ criminal botnets to install spyware
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-usa-security-nsa-botnets-idUSBREA2B21420140312

Smart nanofibers to treat kidney failure
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306132809.htm

Silk-based surgical implants could offer a better way to repair broken bones
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140304141946.htm

Squeezing light into metals: Engineers control conductivity with inkjet printer
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140307083701.htm

Taking a Look at Emerging Technologies
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/blogs/2014/03/taking-look-emerging-technologies

Business Insider | The Silicon Valley 100: The coolest people in tech right now
http://www.kurzweilai.net/business-insider-the-silicon-valley-100-the-coolest-people-in-tech-right-now

Here’s What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/heres-what-the-internet-c_n_4943051.html?ir=Technology

New research could help make ‘roll-up’ digital screens a reality
http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-research-could-help-make-roll-up-digital-screens-a-reality

Canadian makers of ‘world’s lowest cost tablet’ aim for $20 device
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/canadian-makers-of-worlds-lowest-cost-tablet-aim-for-20-device/article17461367/

What’s Driving the Hospital of the Future?
http://www.aethon.com/whats-driving-hospital-future/

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein
http://www.21stcentech.com/brilliant-blunders-mario-livios-book-worth-read/

Police departments begin testing and training with Google Glass
http://www.envisagenow.com/police-departments-begin-testing-and-training-with-google-glass/

7 Real Cybersecurity Threats
http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2014/03/13/real-cybersecurity-threats/

The political science of cybersecurity IV: How Edward Snowden helps U.S. deterrence
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/03/12/the-political-science-of-cybersecurity-iv-how-edward-snowden-helps-u-s-deterrence/

Cybersecurity Spending Up At DoD And DHS In FY15 Budget Requests
http://www.defensedaily.com/cybersecurity-spending-up-at-dod-and-dhs-in-fy15-budget-requests-2/

Military: 80 Percent of Colombian Drugs Gets to U.S.
http://time.com/world/

The Most Secure Buildings in the World
https://exploreb2b.com/articles/the-most-secure-buildings-in-the-world

NIST launches effort to improve disaster resilience of communities
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140313-nist-launches-effort-to-improve-disaster-resilience-of-communities

The Russia-Ukraine Cyber War
http://i-hls.com/2014/03/russia-ukraine-cyber-war/

The Coming Human-Machine Forecasting Revolution in Foreign Policy?
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=177471

AMERICAN EXPRESS SPOTLIGHTS THE ISSUE OF FINANCIAL EXCLUSION IN DAVIS GUGGENHEIM DOC “SPENT”
http://www.fastcocreate.com/3027508/american-express-spotlights-the-issue-of-financial-exclusion-in-davis-guggenheim-doc-spent

Russia announces start of military exercises near Ukrainian border
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/13/russia-political-economic-damage-ukraine-merkel

Merkel: Russia to face massive damage if no progress made on Ukraine
http://rt.com/news/germany-russia-massive-sanctions-590/

A step towards ‘programmable materials’ “Could change the world of mechanics forever”
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-step-towards-programmable-materials

A new quantum-cryptography scheme to secure anonymous transactions
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-new-quantum-cryptography-scheme-to-secure-anonymous-transactions

3D acoustic cloaking device makes objects undetectable with sound
http://www.kurzweilai.net/3d-acoustic-cloaking-device-makes-objects-undetectable-with-sound

Soon You’ll Be Able to Order Anything, Exactly How You Want It
http://business.time.com/2014/02/21/soon-youll-be-able-to-order-anything-exactly-how-you-want-it/

Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/3-insights-wearable-design-smart-concept-epileptics/

Rolls-Royce Considers Building a … Plug-in Hybrid?
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/rolls-royce-plug-in-hybrid/

Ukraine crisis will make Iran’s mullahs more interested in nuclear weapons
http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2545346

Bill Nye Sees An Intimate Connection Between Startups And Science
http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/09/bill-nye-startups-and-science/

Tech professor believes to have discovered origin of life
http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/article_a68e7dae-a7df-11e3-848b-001a4bcf6878.html

STANFORD RESEARCHERS CREATE A NEW TECHNIQUE TO STUDY HOW WE INHERIT DISEASE
http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/stanford-researchers-create-new-technique-study-how-we-inherit-disease

Behind the News: Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140308-high-protein-diet-low-protein-cancer-meat-health-food-science/

The White House Is Looking For More Innovation Fellows
http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/08/white-house-fellows/

Promising news for producing fuels through artificial photosynthesis
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140307133631.htm

World Wide Web 25th Anniversary Marks Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Life-Changing Invention
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/09/internets-25th-anniversary-sir-tim-berners-lee-world-wide-web-proposition_n_4930150.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Coming Breakthroughs That Will Change Life As We Know It
http://www.businessinsider.com/michio-kaku-talks-about-coming-breakthroughs-2014-3

Russia Turns The Screws On Ukraine With Gas Supply Threat
http://time.com/16915/russia-turns-the-screws-on-ukraine-with-gas-supply-threat/

It’s Not Just Big Data, It’s The Right Big Data That Matters Most
https://exploreb2b.com/articles/its-not-just-big-data-its-the-right-big-data-that-matters-most

Three Reasons Why The UK Can Never Join The Euro
http://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2014/03/07/three-reasons-why-the-uk-can-never-join-the-euro/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

James Lovelock: ‘enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan’
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2008/mar/01/scienceofclimatechange.climatechange

The app controlled smart security drone with a STUN GUN built in to zap intruders with an 80,000 volt dart
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2576091/The-smart-security-drone-STUN-GUN-built-attack-intruders.html

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/your-body-can-kill-cancer-it-just-needs-better-instructions?src=related&con=outbrain&obref=obinsite

Mathematical Patterns in Sea Ice Reveal Melt Dynamics
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/13/mathematical-patterns-in-sea-ice-reveal-melt-dynamics/

Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-nanoscale-optical-miniaturization-barrier.html

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini
Risk-Management Professional Futurist and Success Consultant
http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

 

LIST OF UPDATES (MARCH 10 THROUGH MARCH 16/2014). By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

New US Military Space Plane Aims for 2017 Liftoff
http://www.space.com/24639-united-states-military-space-plane-xs1.html

9 hot Indian innovators that Silicon Valley could buy next
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140305/9-hot-indian-innovators-silicon-valley-could-buy-nex

NASA’s CT-2 Preps for Larger Deep Space Launches
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7178/NASAs-CT-2-Preps-for-Larger-Deep-Space-Launches.aspx

In the Future Little Robots will Outnumber the Big Ones
http://www.21stcentech.com/future-robots-outnumber-big/

Surveillance by Algorithm
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/03/surveillance_by.html

Bitcoin Is a Protocol. Bitcoin Is a Brand.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/bitcoin-is-a-protocol-bitcoin-is-a-brand/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

‘Carbon bubble’ poses serious threat to UK economy, MPs warn
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/carbon-bubble-threat-uk-economy-fossil-fuels-mps?CMP=twt_fd

Time running out for Great Barrier Reef: scientists
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-great-barrier-reef-scientists.html

5 Things to Lessen Your Anxiety About Big Data
http://www.cmswire.com/cms/big-data/5-things-to-lessen-your-anxiety-about-big-data-024382.php

Breakthrough: How to Avert Analytics’ Most Treacherous Pitfall
http://smartdatacollective.com/node/189476?utm_source=feedburner_twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=autotweets

A Genetic Entrepreneur Sets His Sights on Aging and Death
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/business/in-pursuit-of-longevity-a-plan-to-harness-dna-sequencing.html

A Clever Robotic Arm on Kickstarter, Straight From Chinese Factory Whizzes
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/kickstarter-robot-arm-ufactory/

The Uncertain Future of the Global Cloud
https://exploreb2b.com/articles/the-uncertain-future-of-the-global-cloud

Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/wyoming-next-generation-science_n_4922333.html?&ir=Politics&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016

Assange at SXSW: ‘Who really wears the pants in the administration?’
http://www.techhive.com/article/2105863/assange-at-sxsw-who-really-wears-the-pants-in-the-administration.html

Japan’s Strategic Approach to Democracy Support
http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/03/07/japan-s-strategic-approach-to-democracy-support/h2q1

NASA’s WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No ‘Planet X’
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-075

Independent Scotland would lose UK’s AAA rating, warns Citigroup
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10684468/Independent-Scotland-would-lose-UKs-AAA-rating-warns-Citigroup.html

Ukraine crisis: why Russia sees Crimea as its naval stronghold
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/ukraine-russia-crimea-naval-base-tatars-explainer

China Has Launched the Largest Water-Pipeline Project in History
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/china-has-launched-the-largest-water-pipeline-project-in-history/284300/

Nanomotors controlled within living cells
http://www.gizmag.com/nanomotors-controlled-inside-cells/30795/

How wearables will change the enterprise landscape
http://www.coppermobile.com/blog/all-post/wear-job-wrist-wearables-will-change-enterprise-landscape/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_content=4211381

Lockheed Martin, University of Maryland to develop next generation quantum computer
http://phys.org/wire-news/155552054/lockheed-martin-university-of-maryland-to-develop-next-generatio.html

Infrastructure Threatened by Climate Change Poses a National Crisis
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/infrastructure-threatened-by-climate-change-poses-a-national-crisis/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

SORRY BANKS, MILLENNIALS HATE YOU
http://www.fastcompany.com/3027197/fast-feed/sorry-banks-millennials-hate-you

Russia turns to drones and robots as army shrinks
http://blogs.blouinnews.com/blouinbeatpolitics/2013/12/15/russia-turns-to-drones-and-robots-as-army-shrinks/

The U.S. Does Not Have As Much Leverage Over Russia’s Energy As You Think
http://americansecurityproject.org/blog/2014/the-u-s-does-not-have-as-much-leverage-over-russias-energy-as-you-think/

DARPA SHIELD targets counterfeit parts
http://www.c4isrnet.com/article/M5/20140306/C4ISRNET07/303060022?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Why It’s Hard to Impose Sanctions on Russia
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304554004579421533293368344?mod=e2tw

2030 Space Odyssey: NASA will search for alien life in Jupiter’s moon
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/2030-space-odyssey-nasa-will-search-for-alien-life-in-1536952180/@barrett

7 hidden dangers of wearable computers
http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/142881/7-hidden-dangers-of-wearable-computers-237591#slide1

The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-dark-side-of-3d-printing-10-things-to-watch/

PIZZA HUT’S INTERACTIVE TOUCH TABLE COULD BE COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU
http://www.fastcocreate.com/3027282/pizza-huts-interactive-touch-table-could-be-coming-to-a-restaurant-near-you

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket
http://qz.com/180484/mobile-devices-of-the-future-will-get-energy-from-everywhere-except-the-wall-socket/?utm_content=buffer8195e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Marc Andreessen Thinks the News Business Is About to Grow 1,000 Percent
http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/big-boom-news-change-read/

Robotic Technology to Preserve Wildlife: A Scenario
http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/march-april-2014-vol-48-no-2/robotic-technology-preserve-wildlife-scen

Learning without Schools: A Contrarian Future
http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/march-april-2014-vol-48-no-2/learning-without-schools-contrarian-futur

New Record Set for Data-Transfer Speeds
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2014/02/new-record-set-data-transfer-speeds

Glimmer of Light Appears in Search for Dark Matter
http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2014/02/glimmer-light-appears-search-dark-matter?et_cid=3793244&et_rid=602069455&type=cta

This is what 3D printed wood looks like
http://gigaom.com/2014/02/25/this-is-what-3d-printed-wood-looks-like/

Rise of the human exoskeletons
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26418358#%3Futm_source%3Dtwitterfeed%26utm_medium%3Dtwitte

How Data from Wearable Tech is Transforming Personal Training and Sport Performance
http://iq.intel.com/iq/41823249/how-data-from-wearable-tech-is-transforming-personal-training-and-sport-performance?linkId=7599081

Click Your Tongue Or Wink To Control This Tiny Computer Earclip
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027183/click-your-tongue-or-wink-to-control-this-tiny-computer-earclip

Three Metrics that will Move the World
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140304184631-53060352-three-metrics-that-will-move-the-world

Microgrids will soon make large electrical grids obsolete
http://www.impactlab.net/2014/03/04/microgrids-will-soon-make-large-electrical-grids-obsolete/

Futuristic Moon Elevator Idea Takes Aim at Lunar Lifts
http://www.space.com/24905-moon-elevator-lunar-exploration-liftport.html

Technological Growth and Unemployment: A Global Scenario Analysis
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://jetpress.org/v24/campa2.htm

Will SpaceX Super Rocket Kill NASA’s ‘Rocket to Nowhere’? (Op-Ed)
http://www.space.com/24628-will-spacex-kill-nasa-sls.html

Cameras That Can See Through Walls!

The Future of Venture Capital, Tech Valuations and the Fate of Tech Incumbents – Conversation with Bill Janeway
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mgiresearch/2014/03/04/the-future-of-venture-capital-tech-valuations-and-the-fate-of-tech-incumbents-conversation-with-bill-janeway/

When Regulation Threatens, Bankers Predict Doom For Main Street
http://www.propublica.org/thetrade/item/when-regulation-threatens-bankers-predict-doom-for-main-street?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1394047793

Human Longevity Inc. launched to promote healthy aging using advances in genomics and stem-cell therapies
http://www.kurzweilai.net/human-longevity-inc-hli-launched-to-promote-healthy-aging-using-advances-in-genomics-and-stem-cell-therapies

Supplement added to a standard diet improves health and prolongs life in mice
http://www.kurzweilai.net/supplement-added-to-a-standard-diet-improves-health-and-prolongs-life-in-mice

Robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control, study finds
http://www.kurzweilai.net/robotic-assisted-prostate-surgery-offers-better-cancer-control-study-finds

Study pinpoints protective mutations for type 2 diabetes
http://www.kurzweilai.net/study-pinpoints-protective-mutations-for-type-2-diabetes

How to generate new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals
http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-generate-new-neurons-in-brains-spinal-cords-of-living-adult-mammals

Two-dimensional ‘electron gas’ creates radical microelectronics devices
http://www.kurzweilai.net/two-dimensional-electron-gas-creates-radical-microelectronics-devices

How memory and thought alter the meaning of odors
http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-memory-and-thought-alter-the-meaning-of-odors

Evidence of former life on Mars?
http://www.kurzweilai.net/evidence-of-former-life-on-mars

Will 3D Printing Upend Fashion Like Napster Crippled the Music Industry?
http://mashable.com/2014/03/03/3d-printing-fashion/

Ukraine: A Mistake Moscow Will Regret
http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2014/03/04/ukraine-a-mistake-moscow-will-regret/

Will Google Maps Ever Come to Apple CarPlay
http://mashable.com/2014/03/04/google-maps-carplay/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

The Case for Blunders
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/mar/06/darwin-einstein-case-for-blunders/?pagination=false

Silicon Valley real estate mogul turns to curing cancer through big data
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/innovation/2014/03/01/real-estate-titan-turns-to-curing-cancer.html?cid=tw_inn_mar14

3 Technologies that Will Rock Your World
http://networkingexchangeblog.att.com/enterprise-business/3-technologies-will-rock-world/?__sc_=2jsl3

Ballmer: Microsoft Missed the Mobile Market Over Last Decade
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/03/04/ballmer-microsoft-missed-the-mobile-market-over-last-decade/

Worth $1 Billion, Iceland’s Cryptocurrency Is the Third-Largest in the World
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/worth-1-billion-icelands-cryptocurrency-is-the-third-largest-in-the-world

When Start-Ups Don’t Lock the Doors
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/technology/when-start-ups-dont-lock-the-doors.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

InPowered Opens Platform to Push Popular Content to Native Ads
http://mashable.com/2014/03/04/inpowered-opens-platform/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

‘Government as a Platform’: How Cloud Computing Is Progressing Inside The Beltway
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2014/02/23/government-as-a-platform-how-cloud-computing-is-progressing-inside-the-beltway/

Most Stars in the Universe Host an Alien Planet
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/03/04/most-stars-in-the-universe-host-an-alien-planet/#.UxYcUeddWDo

China Working on New Intermediate-Range Missile
http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/report-china-working-new-intermediate-range-missile/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Warheads and Wealth: Five Keys to Russia’s Power
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/the-five-ways-russia-s-military-could-crush-ukraine-1RU89yymTjK6aZS6dmxabw.html

Banking, Information, and Technology: Toward Knowledge Banking
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/525106/banking-information-and-technology-toward-knowledge-banking/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter

Ukrainian authorities suffer new cyber attacks
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-ukraine-cricis-cyberattack-idUSBREA270FU20140308

Cyber weapon known as Snake attacking Ukraine’s computer network
http://www.news.com.au/world/cyber-weapon-known-as-snake-attacking-ukraines-computer-network/story-fndir2ev-1226849285455

Border Patrol tells agents to retreat from rock throwers, not shoot
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/249087891.html?authenticate=y

Federal agencies embrace new technology and strategies to find the enemy within
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/federal-agencies-embrace-new-technology-and-strategies-to-find-the-enemy-within/2014/03/07/22ce335e-9d87-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html

Naval Espionage
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/march/naval-espionage-stopping-a-dangerous-insider-threat/naval-espionage-stopping-a-dangerous-insider-threat

Resolving For Cybersecurity Threats To The Cloud
http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/correspondents-watch/single-article/resolving-for-cybersecurity-threats-to-the-cloud/dfa005e57915ab9e025c37dd87ec8ce6.html

Cybersecurity Priorities Unveiled in FY 2015 Budget
http://www.govinfosecurity.com/cybersecurity-priorities-unveiled-in-fy-2015-budget-a-6600

NIST report on iris aging flawed: researchers
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140307-nist-report-on-iris-aging-flawed-researchers

Why Study? College Hackers Are Changing F’s To A’s
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/05/student-hacking_n_4907344.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/07/us-russia-cyberespionage-insight-idUSBREA260YI20140307

Safeguarding networks when disasters strike
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140306-safeguarding-networks-when-disasters-strike

HOW BUSY PEOPLE MAKE TIME TO READ—AND YOU CAN TOO
http://www.fastcompany.com/3026923/how-busy-people-make-time-to-read-and-you-can-too

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini
Risk-Management Professional Futurist and Success Consultant
http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

LIST OF UPDATES (MARCH 03 THROUGH MARCH 10/2014). By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

Making nanoelectronics last longer for medical devices and ‘cyborgs’
http://www.kurzweilai.net/making-nanoelectronics-last-longer-for-medical-devices-cyborgs

Are you ready for the Internet of Cops?
http://www.kurzweilai.net/are-you-ready-for-the-internet-of-cops

Moore’s law and neural networks collude to address grand challenge
http://www.kurzweilai.net/moores-law-and-neural-networks-collude-to-address-grand-challenge

Emerging market risk and reward
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-341033-emerging-market-risk-and-reward.html

Crisis in Crimea: What Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU Should Do
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/crisis-crimea-ukraine-russia-u-s-eu/

10 Top Trends in Social Media
http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/04/24/10-top-trends-in-social-media/

Did Sherlock Holmes Believe in God?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/03/03/did-sherlock-holmes-believe-in-god/

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

Report Calls for Better Backstops to Protect Power Grid From Cyberattacks
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/business/energy-environment/report-calls-for-better-backstops-to-protect-power-grid-from-cyberattacks.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

East Ukraine aflame as Russia poised to strike
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/03/odessa-russia-ukraine/5969249/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=206567

Buffett: I’d love to see minimum wage at $15 an hour
http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/03/news/economy/buffett-minimum-wage/index.html

Gates reclaims Forbes title of world’s richest billionaire
http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/03/news/companies/forbes-billionaire-rich-list/index.html

Here’s Why Scientists Are Shooting Rockets at an Aurora
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/rockets/heres-why-scientists-are-shooting-rockets-at-an-aurora-16441412?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1457_46466698

How NASA Is Trying to Help California Survive Its Water Crisis
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/water/how-nasa-is-trying-to-help-california-survive-its-water-crisis-16544122?click=pm_latest

How to Annex Another Nation’s Territory: The Crimean Invasion in 6 Steps
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/how-to-annex-another-nations-territory-russia-crimea-ukraine-16545791?click=pm_news

Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231826

Ukraine crisis: Grip tightens
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26413953

Web-Enabled Toothbrushes Join the Internet of Things
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304360704579415161522531046?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304360704579415161522531046.html

WhatsApp Founders Make Last-Minute Addition to Forbes’ Billionaires List
http://mashable.com/2014/03/03/whatsapp-founders-forbes-billionaires-list/

Ukraine Crisis May Thwart Obama Plans From Iran to China
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-03/ukraine-crisis-may-thwart-obama-plans-from-iran-to-china.html

No, American Weakness Didn’t Encourage Putin to Invade Ukrain
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/no-american-weakness-didnt-encourage-putin-to-invade-ukraine/284168/

Confirmed: Facebook’s $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-confirmed-facebooks-19-billion-whatsapp-deal-is-jawdropping-20140302,0,5388152.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Ftechnology+%28L.A.+Times+-+Technology+News%29

Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-quantum-physics-single-use-memories.html

When Will Elon Musk Start Making Solar Panels?
http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2014/02/28/371766-when-will-elon-musk-start-making-solar-panels.htm

In Search of a Stable Electronic Currency
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/business/in-search-of-a-stable-electronic-currency.html

Ion Proton™ Sequencer designed to sequence human genome fo

Art vs. Engineering? Art + Engineering?
http://www.engineering.com/Education/EducationArticles/ArticleID/7243/Art-vs-Engineering-Art-Engineering.aspx

Is “Designed” in China the Next Big Thing?
http://www.engineering.com/DesignSoftware/DesignSoftwareArticles/ArticleID/7236/Is-Designed-in-China-the-Next-Big-Thing.aspx

Rolls Royce and the Autonomous High Seas
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7238/Rolls-Royce-and-the-Autonomous-High-Seas.aspx

Undergrads Aim to Lower Bio Printing Costs
http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/7227/Undergrads-Aim-to-Lower-Bio-Printing-Costs.aspx

Tiny, Cheap, Foolproof: Seeking New Component to Counter Counterfeit Electronics
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/02/24.aspx

DARPA Seeking Automated Decision Aids for Pilots and Battle Managers in Contested Environments
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/02/21.aspx

Big Mechanism Seeks the “Whys” Hidden in Big Data
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/02/20.aspx

ARES Aims to Provide More Front-line Units with Mission-tailored VTOL Capabilities
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/02/11.aspx

Molten Salts Might Provide Half-Price Grid Energy Storage
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/525121/molten-salts-might-provide-half-price-grid-energy-storage/

Stem cells repair and strenthen muscles in aged mice
http://www.impactlab.net/2014/03/01/stem-cells-repair-and-strenthen-muscles-in-aged-mice/

Enhancing the human race: augmented reality
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/health/scientific-breakthroughs/10523379/augmented-reality-medicine.html

What if part of your innovation journey was to go back to the future?
http://smartinnovation.org/2014/03/02/what-if-part-of-your-innovation-journey-was-to-go-back-to-the-future/

It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm: 3-D structure of enzyme that helps defend against bacteria
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140228210604.htm

Robots in 2020 / Vision of Future – Humans Life Jointly Humanoid

The End of Education As We Know It
http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/the-end-of-education-as-we-know-it.html

The Case for Connectivity
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alec-ross/the-case-for-connectivity_b_4839486.html

SNOPA: A Privacy Win-Win for Social Media Age
http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/right-to-digital-privacy-will-be-protected-by-the-social#axzz2uv9naa6B

Pill could help humans live longer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10666532/Pill-could-help-humans-live-longer.html

Ten Things I Remember About the Future
http://markrvickers.com/2014/03/01/ten-things-i-remember-about-the-future/

Why Daydreamers Will Save the World
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140224153333-10842349-why-daydreamers-will-save-the-world

NASA’s CT-2 Preps for Larger Deep Space Launches
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7178/NASAs-CT-2-Preps-for-Larger-Deep-Space-Launches.aspx

Professors, We Need You!
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-professors-we-need-you.html?action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article&gwh=EACA3FD399AB5459E19425C29C515F40&gwt=pay&_r=0

In the Future Little Robots will Outnumber the Big Ones
http://www.21stcentech.com/future-robots-outnumber-big/

Fact Checking the Nuclear Energy File
http://www.21stcentech.com/state-nuclear-energy-today/

Next SpaceX Visit to the ISS Will Test Booster Relanding Controls
http://www.21stcentech.com/headlines-spacex-visit-iss-test-booster-relanding-controls/

Are We Measuring Methane Accurately in Calculating GHG Emissions?
http://www.21stcentech.com/measuring-methane-calculating-ghg-emissions/

Dyson Invests in Robotic Vision Research
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7133/Dyson-Invests-in-Robotic-Vision-Research.aspx

NASA Research Aims to Print Wood in Space
http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/7132/NASA-Research-Aims-to-Print-Wood-in-Space.aspx

NASA Develops Star Trek-Inspired Gadgets That Can Heal Injured Astronauts and Eliminate Animal Testing
http://inhabitat.com/nasa-develops-star-trek-inspired-gadgets-heal-injured-astronauts-and-eliminate-animal-testing/

The ISS to Be Home to NASA’s Cold Atom Lab
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7096/The-ISS-to-Be-Home-to-NASAs-Cold-Atom-Lab.aspx

Climate Change and U.S. National Security: a Geoeconomic Approach
https://www.redanalysis.org/2014/03/03/climate-change-and-u-s-national-security-a-geoeconomic-approach/

The Future of Military Force
http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/02/24/the_future_of_military_force_107102.html

Boundless Natural Gas, Boundless Opportunities: Interview with EIA Chief
http://blog.cleantechies.com/2014/02/24/boundless-natural-gas-boundless-opportunities-interview-with-eia-chief/#sthash.MkOf1qt2.dpuf

Henry Ford Gave Innovators The Wrong Message About The Value Of History
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnowrid/2014/02/21/henry-ford-gave-innovators-the-wrong-message-about-the-value-of-history/

No Longer Science Fiction: Start-Up Unveils Radical Consciousness Technology
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gregory-weinkauf/no-longer-science-fiction_1_b_4688935.html

Machine Consciousness: Fact Or Fiction?
http://footnote1.com/machine-consciousness-fact-or-fiction/

3D bioprinting the human body – infographic
http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/gadget/newsid=34156.php

Extremism and terrorism are the other price that humankind pays for successful Silicon Valley startups
http://man-as-media.com/2014/01/08/extremism-and-terrorism-are-the-other-price-that-humankind-pays-for-successful-silicon-valley-startups/

The Internet of Things and CIA concern
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Homeland-Security-Today-4364804?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

The Science Behind Procrastination
http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/the-science-behind-procrastination

It’s Official: Microsoft Is Going Down
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140228214728-64875646-it-s-official-microsoft-is-going-down

The Internet Of Things Is Going To Bring A Plethora Of Challenges
http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/internet-things-going-bring-plethora-challenges/#.UxS_hIjAt-c.twitter

Eterni.me will create a computer version of you for when you die
http://www.gizmag.com/eterni-me-death-avatar/31053/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

New 3D-image modelling technology enables anyone to have a 3D digital doppelgänger
http://www.mpg.de/7975368/bodylab-3D-modelling-technology

“Think before you speak”
http://www.mpg.de/7959561/temporal_coordination-thinking_speaking

New drug against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s on the way
http://www.mpg.de/7955496/anle138b_alzheimer_parkinson

Searching for Earth’s twin
http://www.mpg.de/7957207/PLATO

Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences release joint publication on climate change
http://royalsociety.org/news/2014/climate-change-evidence-causes/

Mystery of marine mammal stranding solved
http://royalsociety.org/news/2014/whale-standings-atacama/

Science in court: Disease detectives
http://www.nature.com/news/science-in-court-disease-detectives-1.14775

Alternative lengthening of telomeres in cancer stem cells in vivo
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/onc2013603a.html

Evidence for quantum annealing with more than one hundred qubits
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v10/n3/abs/nphys2900.html

The Right Reason for Entrepreneurship
http://blogs.nature.com/tradesecrets/2014/03/03/the-right-reason-for-entrepreneurship/

U.K. To Legalize Three-Parent IVF?
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39318/title/U-K–To-Legalize-Three-Parent-IVF-/

Bacteria’s Role in Bowel Cancer
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39314/title/Bacteria-s-Role-in-Bowel-Cancer/

Plants Without Plastid Genomes
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39313/title/Plants-Without-Plastid-Genomes/

Behavior Brief
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39307/title/Behavior-Brief/

Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39302/title/Next-Generation–Seeing-Brain-Tumors/

Engineered Molecules for Smarter Medicines
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/2/engineered-molecules-for-smarter-medicines

The Challenge of Manufacturing Between Macro and Micro
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/2/the-challenge-of-manufacturing-between-macro-and-micro

Simulating Star Formation on a Galactic Scale
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/2/simulating-star-formation-on-a-galactic-scale

Twisted Math and Beautiful Geometry
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/2/twisted-math-and-beautiful-geometry

Electronic Floor Sensors Turn Whole Rooms Into Immersive Touchscreens
http://gizmodo.com/electronic-floor-sensors-turn-whole-rooms-into-immersiv-1531835835

Interactive Virtual Reality In 3-D, The Newest Learning Tool
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026765/interactive-virtual-reality-in-3-d-the-newest-learning-tool

Drone Cargo Ships Will Make the Real World Work Like the Internet
http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/drone-cargo-ships-will-make-real-world-work-just-like-internet/

6 Industries That Will Profit From Global Warming
http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/climateprofiteers/

Tooth Regeneration Now Possible with New Stem Cell Research
http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/tooth-regeneration-now-possible-with-new-stem-cell-research#ixzz2ueZ4S7gs

Key trends from the world’s biggest mobile technology show
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/tech/mobile/mobile-world-congress-top-trends-smartphone/index.html

The Internet of Things Space is being enhanced by Cisco
http://marketeyewitness.com/internet-things-space-enhanced-cisco/

Smartphone-Piloted Drones Could Support US Troops on Front Lines
http://www.livescience.com/43545-darpa-cargo-drone.html

No Hands! Mind-Controlled Helicopter Flies On Brainwaves
http://www.livescience.com/43250-mind-controlled-quadcopter.html

Can Gadgets Really Tell The Future?
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026853/can-gadgets-really-tell-the-future

Can Quantum Communication Work For Underwater Vehicles and Sensors?
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/525166/can-quantum-communication-work-for-underwater-vehicles-and-sensors/

Why The New American Workforce Wants Better Consumption, Not Just More
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026869/why-the-new-american-workforce-wants-better-consumption-not-just-more

How Growing Buildings Underwater Could Fight Climate Change
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026694/how-growing-buildings-underwater-could-fight-climate-change

Images Of New York City in 2017 As An Unequal, Hellish Surveillance State
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026737/images-of-new-york-city-in-2017-as-an-unequal-hellish-surveillance-state

Multinationals See Reputations Eroding from Tax Planning
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Multinationals-Reputations-Eroding-Tax-Planning-69850-1.html

Willis Study: Tech Firms Point to Dependence on Outsourced Vendors as Cyber Threat
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/willis-study-tech-firms-point-to-dependence-on-outsourced-vendors-as-cyber-threat-2014-03-03?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Why Teens Are the Most Elusive and Valuable Customers in Tech
http://www.inc.com/issie-lapowsky/inside-massive-tech-land-grab-teenagers.html?cid=sf01001

A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE: POPULATION SIZE
http://elizagreenbooks.com/2014/03/02/a-dystopian-future-population-size/?utm_content=bufferc0730&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Technology: Rise of the replicants
on.ft.com/1gNlGWz

The CIO: More Than a Network Steward
http://simplifywork.blogs.xerox.com/2014/03/03/the-cio-more-than-a-network-steward/

QUOTATION(S): “…The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable…”

CITATION(S): “…If you plot the basic measures of the price to performance and capacity of information technologies (for example, computer instructions per second per constant dollar, bits of memory per dollar, or the total number of bits being moved around over the Internet), they follow remarkably smooth — and foreseeable — trajectories. This observation goes well beyond Moore’s Law (which says you can place twice as many transistors on an integrated circuit every two years); in the case of computation, it goes back to the 1890 American census, long before Gordon Moore was even born …. What’s predictable is that these measures grow exponentially, not linearly, though our intuition about the future is linear, which is hard-wired in our brains. This makes a remarkable difference. Thirty steps linearly gets you to 30, whereas 30 steps exponentially (2, 4, 8, 16. . .) gets you to a billion …. And it’s not just electronics and communications that follow this exponential course. It applies as well to health, medicine and its related field of biology. The Human Genome Project, for instance, saw the amount of genetic sequencing double and the cost of sequencing per base pair come down by half each year …. A computer that fit inside a building when I was a student now fits in my pocket, and is a thousand times more powerful despite being a million times less expensive …. In another quarter century, that capability will fit inside a red blood cell and will again be a billion times more powerful per dollar…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPALS (TENETS) TO SEIZE SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL, MANAGERIAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS TENTES: (25) Correlate everything else with the ignored and unthinkable ‘else’ of everything else forever.

BOOK(S): The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. ISBN-13: 978-0316346627.

N.B.: Quotations, Citations and Success Tenets are by the Futuretronium Book.

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini
Risk-Management Futurist and Success Consultant
http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

 

 

 

LIST OF UPDATES (FEBRUARY 24 THROUGH MARCH 02/2014). By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

Brain signals from a primate directly move paralyzed limbs in another primate ‘avatar’
http://www.kurzweilai.net/brain-signals-from-a-primate-directly-move-paralyzed-limbs-in-another-primate-avatar

Rice’s carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper
http://www.kurzweilai.net/rices-carbon-nanotube-fibers-outperform-copper

Single-chip device to provide real-time ultrasonic 3D images from inside the heart and blood vessels
http://www.kurzweilai.net/single-chip-device-to-provide-real-time-ultrasonic-3d-images-from-inside-the-heart-and-blood-vessels

Researchers create powerful muscles from fishing line, sewing thread
http://www.kurzweilai.net/researchers-create-powerful-muscles-from-fishing-line-sewing-thread

The Future of World and Technology in 2030
http://vivatechnics.com/global/the-future-of-world-and-technology-in-2030/

Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes
http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes#.UwueOYVUOHd

Q&A with Martin Whist: Designing RoboCop’s Reboot
http://discovermagazine.com/2014/march/18-the-man-behind-robocops-reboot

Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years
http://inhabitat.com/scientists-bring-extinct-mouth-brooding-frog-back-to-life-after-30-years/

Computer robots will outsmart humans within 15 years, Google director claims (and a giant laboratory for artificial intelligence is already planned)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2565948/Computer-robots-outsmart-humans-15-years-Google-director-claims-giant-laboratory-artificial-intelligence-planned.html

Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-22/microsoft-said-to-cut-windows-price-70-to-counter-rivals.html

Are the robots about to rise? Google’s new director of engineering thinks so…
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/robots-google-ray-kurzweil-terminator-singularity-artificial-intelligence

5 Reasons Why Big Data Will Crush Big Research
http://www.forbes.com/sites/onmarketing/2013/12/03/5-reasons-why-big-data-will-crush-big-research/

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute
http://themindunleashed.org/2014/02/scientists-freeze-light-entire-minute.html?utm_content=buffer60f8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/22/facebook-princeton-researchers-infectious-disease

Stanford’s New Pomegranate Super Batteries Could Store 10 Times More Juice
http://inhabitat.com/stanfords-new-pomegranate-super-batteries-could-store-10-times-more-juice/

Web Analytics Trends for 2014
http://www.atomrain.com/it/it/web-analytics-trends-2014

Bitcoin is not just digital currency. It’s Napster for finance.
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/21/bitcoin-platform/

Did A Russian Scientist Really ‘Cure Aging’ or Is It Just a Fluke?
http://singularityhub.com/2010/09/21/did-a-russian-scientist-really-cure-aging-or-is-it-just-a-fluke-video/

Map of the World key to full immersion in geospatial data
http://fcw.com/articles/2014/02/18/map-of-the-world-key-to-full-immersion-in-geospatial-data.aspx

When Will My Car Fix Istelf Using Wireless Uploads?
http://www.21stcentech.com/fix-car-uploads/

The lie detector for your TWEETS: Scientists develop system that can tell fact from fiction in 140 characters or less
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2562919/A-lie-detector-TWEETS-Scientists-develop-tell-fact-fiction-140-characters-less.html

Don’t read War & Peace with your Google Glass…yet
http://www.publishingtechnology.com/2014/02/dont-read-war-peace-with-your-google-glassyet/

Henry Ford Gave Innovators The Wrong Message About The Value Of History
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnowrid/2014/02/21/henry-ford-gave-innovators-the-wrong-message-about-the-value-of-history/

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026652/the-office-of-the-21st-century-will-be-your-self-driving-car

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
http://gizmodo.com/inside-an-amazing-village-designed-just-for-people-with-1526062373

Scientists Turn Off Pain Using Nothing But Light
http://gizmodo.com/scientists-turn-off-pain-using-nothing-but-light-1526906564

UA Researchers Use 3D Printing to Help Fight Cancer
http://3dprint.com/1000/ua-researchers-use-3d-printing-to-help-fight-cancer/

Concrete and Climate Change – the Greening of Infrastructure
http://www.21stcentech.com/concrete-climate-change-greening-infrastructure/

Stephen Hawking: Humanity Must Colonize Space to Survive
http://www.space.com/20657-stephen-hawking-humanity-survival-space.html

Stephen Hawking: “Why We Should Go Into Space”
http://www.nss.org/resources/library/spacepolicy/hawking.htm

Incredible Technology: How Future Space Missions May Hunt for Alien Planets
http://news.yahoo.com/incredible-technology-future-space-missions-may-hunt-alien-114833845.html

Exoplanets: New missions hunting for alien worlds
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130829-the-new-hunt-for-alien-worlds

Five alien worlds with water detected by Hubble Space Telescope
http://www.sott.net/article/269546-Five-alien-worlds-with-water-detected-by-Hubble-Space-Telescope

Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120821-how-many-alien-worlds-exist

DARPA Seeking Automated Decision Aids for Pilots and Battle Managers in Contested Environments
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/02/21.aspx

Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57619153-76/radiation-free-cancer-scans-may-be-on-the-horizon/

QUOTATION(S): “…To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour…”

AND

“…Change is not merely necessary to life ─ it is life…”

AND

“…The mind is a terrible thing to waste…”

CITATION(S): “…If you like where events seem to be headed, you may want to take timely action to preserve their positive trajectory. If you do not like where they appear to be going, you will have to develop and implement policies to change their trajectory…”

AND

“…Because time is real, and the future unpredictable, the challenge of carving a path into the future calls for a different way of thinking than the old, mechanical methods of strategic planning. In order to anticipate wholly new industries like the personal computer industry, it’s not enough to make predictions based on old assumptions. You need to imagine alternative scenarios based on new assumptions. You need to imagine alternative scenarios based on new assumptions. Those new assumptions need more than new numbers…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPALS (TENETS) TO SEIZE SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL, MANAGERIAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS TENTES: (24) Don’t copy Nature and Biology, don’t even copy Universe. Just copy the Omniverse.

BOOK(S): The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility… by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (ISBN-13: 978-0812973815).

N.B.: Quotations, Citations and Success Tenets are by the Futuretronium Book.

LIST OF UPDATES (FEBRUARY 22 THROUGH 23/2014).

A light switch for pain

http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-light-switch-for-pain

World’s most powerful terahertz laser chip

http://www.kurzweilai.net/worlds-most-powerful-terahertz-laser-chip

Are bots taking over Wikipedia?

http://www.kurzweilai.net/are-bots-taking-over-wikipedia

Gigabit Internet may be coming to 35 US cities

http://www.kurzweilai.net/gigabit-internet-may-be-coming-to-35-us-cities

Stretchable, bendable optical interconnections for body sensors and robotic skin

http://www.kurzweilai.net/stretchable-bendable-optical-inter.….botic-skin

New type of MRI ‘whole body’ scan could improve treatment of bone-marrow cancer

http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-type-of-mri-whole-body-scan-co.….row-cancer

Intelligent alien life could be found by 2040, says SETI astronomer

http://www.kurzweilai.net/intelligent-alien-life-could-be-fo.….astronomer

Zeroing in on how Alzheimer’s-disease toxins are created

http://www.kurzweilai.net/zeroing-in-on-how-alzheimers-disea.….re-created

A drug that can help wipe out reservoirs of cancer cells in bone marrow

http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-drug-that-can-help-wipe-out-rese.….one-marrow

Apple patents health-and-fitness monitoring headphones

http://www.kurzweilai.net/apple-patents-health-and-fitness-monitoring-headphones

Chips that listen to bacteria

http://www.kurzweilai.net/chips-that-listen-to-bacteria

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

http://www.kurzweilai.net/growing-number-of-chemicals-linked.….n-children

New multilayer graphene structure allows ‘ultraprecise,’ ‘ultrafast’ water filtering

http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-multilayer-graphene-structure-.….-filtering

Developing World Surpasses the Developed in Growing GMO Crops

http://www.21stcentech.com/developing-world-surpasses-develo.….gmo-crops/

New Battery Technologies May Make EVs Ubiquitous

http://www.21stcentech.com/battery-technologies-evs-ubiquitous/

A Handheld Device That Can Diagnose Diseases And Drug Resistance In 15 Minutes

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026100/fund-this/a-handheld-devi.….15-minutes

A World Without Car Crashes

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/02/world-witho.….22919200=1

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131108-what-will-we-be-driving-in-2050

The city of 2050

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23524249

11 Predictions for the World in 2030 That May Sound Outrageous Today but not in the Future.

http://www.ilookforwardto.com/2010/11/10-predictions-for-203.….no-lo.html

U.S. Intelligence Agencies See a Different World in 2030

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/u-s-intelli.….-2030.html

China Factory Data Show Slowdown Risk as Xi Limits Credit

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/chinese-man.….onths.html

Can Homemade Goods Become The Global Brands Of Tomorrow?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnowrid/2014/02/19/can-homemad.….-tomorrow/

America’s Fusion Race With China Is Heating Up, So Why Is Washington Going Cold?

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/02/americas-fusion-race.….old/78848/

Why Wearable Tech Will Be as Big as the Smartphone

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/12/wearable-computers/

This Ring Scans Text And Reads It Aloud For Visually Impaired People

http://gizmodo.com/this-ring-scans-text-and-reads-it-aloud-f.….socialflow

Smart Shoes Could Help Runners Hit Their Stride

http://www.livescience.com/41844-smart-running-shoes-improve-runners-gait.html

‘We need the iPhone of guns’: Will smart guns transform the gun industry?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/we-need-the-iphone-of-gu.….story.html

How The Knowledge Economy Is Redefining Work

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026566/leadership-now/how-the-kn.….ining-work

Bitcoin Exchange Prices Plummet as Investors Brace for Bankruptcy

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/mtgox-2/

Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-google-fiber-idUSBREA1I1ZT20140219

Some predict computers will produce a jobless future. Here’s why they’re wrong.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/18.….yre-wrong/

Quantum Microscope May Be Able to See Inside Living Cells

Looking ahead: what will the world be like in 2064?

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/editorial/world-issues/2014/01/0.….-ahead.htm

QUOTATION(S): “…Now, for the first time, we are observing the brain at work in a global manner with such clarity that we should be able to discover the overall programs behind its magnificent powers…”

AND

“…When Queen Victoria was in her prime, an Englishman, Charles Darwin, discovered a fundamental truth that shook mankind so severely that it remains today a matter of extreme distress and massive denial. Darwin realized that life on our planet is not the recent and fixed product of deity-mediated special creation, but has been constantly changing over a long span of time … The paleontologist who followed Darwin have taught us that time has no respect for species. Whole dynasties of life have been swept away and replaced with new ones. More than 65 million years ago, the world was filled with swift, deadly meat-eaters, including huge tyrannosaurs stalking elephant-sized horned dinosaurs and duck-billed herbivores. Flying pterosaurs were as big and heavy as sailplanes. Small, graceful, predaceous dinosaurs had binocular vision, big brains, and grasping hands. After 170 million years of successful evolution, they achieved the height of variation and power. Resplendent and numerous on the fertile Cretaceous plains, how could it be that within a few years they all would be gone forever? This chilling story suggests a ticking clock for humanity, as well; dare we think of our own extinction? There is ticking clock for humanity, and it may be mere seconds before midnight. TOMORROW IS UPON US, AND WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN THE NEW DAY IS FAR, FAR STRANGER THAN MOST PEOPLE DARE TO THINK … Even Darwin did not realize how right he was, or how far evolution will take us. We should not fault Darwin for his lack of vision. Darwin lived in a time when the modern scientific revolution was just beginning. It was also a time of steam engines, gas lamps, and phrenology. Science, in our late 20th century sense, was still a few years away. Yet even today, few nonscientists have more than an inkling of how life evolved or how technologies such as the automobile, the light switch, or the airplane actually work … WE LIVE IN A HIGH-TECHNOLOGY WORLD, WITH LITTLE APPRECIATION FOR HOW THINGS GOT THE WAY THEY ARE…”

AND

“…Man, incurable futurist, is the only traditionalist animal…”

AND

“…A person’s world equates to the size his (her) own vocabulary…”

CITATION(S): “…Wealth is concentrated and portable. MIT faculty and alumni produce as much wealth as all but Twenty-Two Countries In The World…”

AND

“… [The human being] experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty…”

AND

“…Yet the opportunities and challenges do not pause. The forces of change are in fact accelerating as technology, communications, and mobility link us in a blurring and buzzing globalizing world.… The image of this future became clearer when we and 40 executives and thought leaders closely examined five specific technology areas and explored their implications for society, business, and government. We examined biotechnology, cyber-technology, nanotechnology, ubiquitous sensing, and wild cards from science and technology. We asked the thought leaders to apply their projections in five crosscutting areas to identify the key technology convergences that would most affect or disrupt society in 2025: economy and wealth, energy and the environment, health and demographics, infrastructure, and governance .… We learned that the technologies were changing in ways that made traditional distinctions between disciplines and areas of science decreasingly relevant. Biotechnologists regularly describe nano-scale developments. Nanotechnologists apply insights from genome sequencing. Research is spread, enhanced, and stolen with cyber tools. Research will lead to carbon-free or carbon-neutral technologies that disrupt industries and policies. The blurring of boundaries between sciences are creating convergences. Breakthroughs across disciplines are stimulating accelerating insights and applications…”

AND

“…Knowledge is being created at such a rate that much of what we know will soon be obsolete .… The technological developments maturing between now and 2025 and the innovative ways they may be applied reflect an acceleration and shift that can seem both promising and challenging to decision makers. In the Industrial Age, developments in steam power, combustion engines, automobiles, aerospace, and telephony seemed slow to mature – their development and spread required large industrial infrastructures. In the Information Age, developments in bio, nano, cyber, and sensors are possible with a smaller and more differentiated infrastructure, and they are occurring simultaneously around the globe. Global information networks are increasing the pace of this technological innovation. This deeper, more widely spread development of knowledge is different from our recent past and portends further changes .… The convergences of bio, nano, cyber, sensors and wild card technologies are causing even greater acceleration of change. But at the same time, knowledge is being created at such a rate that much of what we know about these technologies and their application rapidly becomes obsolete as it is overtaken by newer discoveries. Our institutions will be challenged to respond to the combination of these technological changes and the many other drivers of change simultaneously. We expect many systems and institutions to be desynchronized by these changes and efforts to resynchronize them will add to the sense of disruption that many people feel .… Many thought leaders we worked with in this effort are highly optimistic. Nearly all who contributed to these findings see technological developments as promising, and as stimuli for new opportunities. At the same time, some cautioned about vulnerabilities and called for leadership and action to address these vulnerabilities before we feel their impact. This report serves as one input to decision makers who can aid us in adapting with the changes and creating our future…”

AND

“… In the mid-1980s a study by Shell suggested that the average corporate survival rate for large company was about half as long as that of a human being. Since then the pressures on firms have increased enormously from all directions ─ with the inevitable result that business life expectancy is reduced still further. Many studies look at the changing composition of key indices and draw attention to the demise of what were often major firms and in their time key innovators. For example, Foster and Kaplan point out that of the 500 companies originally making up the Standard & Poor 500 list in 1957, only 74 remained on the list through to 1977. Of the top 12 companies which make up the Dow Jones Index in 1900 only one ─ General Electric ─ survives today. Even apparently robust giants like IBM, GM or Kodak can suddenly display worrying sings of mortality, whilst for small firms the picture is often considerably worse since they lack the protection of a large resource base … Some firms have had to change dramatically to stay in business. For example, a company founded in the early nineteenth century, which had Wellington boots and toilet paper amongst its product range, is now one of the largest and most successful in the world of telecommunications business. Nokia began life as a lumber company, making the equipment and supplies needed to cut down forests in Finland. It moved through into paper and from there into the ‘paperless office’ world of IT ─ and from there into mobile telephones … Another mobile phone player ─ Vodafone Airtouch ─ grew to its huge size by merging with a firm called Mannesmann which, since its birth in 1870s, has been more commonly associated with the invention and production of steel tubes! TUI owns Thomsom (the travel group) in the UK, and is the largest European travel and tourism services company. Its origins, however, lie in the mines of old Prussia where it was established as a public sector state lead mining and smelting company!…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPALS (TENETS) TO SEIZE SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL, MANAGERIAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS TENTES: (21) Step outside the boundaries of the framework’s system when seeking a problem’s solution. (22) Within zillion tiny bets, raise the ante and capture the documented learning through frenzy execution. (23) “…Moonshine…” and “…Skunks-work…” and “…Re-Imagineer…” it all, holding in your mind the motion-picture image that, regardless of the relevance of “…inputs…” and “…outputs,…”, entails that the highest relevance is within the sophistication within the THROUGHPUT.

BOOK(S): What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation… by Gary Hamel. ISBN-13: 978–1118120828.

N.B.: Quotations, Citations and Success Tenets are by the Futuretronium Book.

LIST OF UPDATES (FEBRUARY 17 THROUGH 21/2014). By Mr. Andres Agostini at The Future of Scientific Management, Today! At http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

Wearable glasses help surgeons view cancer​​​​​​​​ cells in real time

http://www.kurzweilai.net/wearable-glasses-help-surgeons-view-cancer-cells-in-real-time

Miniaturized hearing aids that will fit into the ear canal

http://www.kurzweilai.net/miniaturized-hearing-aids-that-will-fit-into-the-ear-canal

DHS, Purdue Develop Social Media Analysis Tool to Monitor Crime

http://www.executivegov.com/2014/02/dhs-purdue-develop-social-media-analysis-tool-to-monitor-crime/#sthash.gJM1msiI.dpuf

The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/c-m-rubin/the-global-search-for-edu_b_4797810.html

Virgin America Wants To Turn Boring Plane Flights Into Awesome Networking Sessions

http://www.businessinsider.com/category/virgin-america

The World’s Most Powerful 3-D Laser Imager

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524166/the-worlds-most-powerful-3-d-laser-imager/

Scientists Create Virtual Brain to Study Neurological Disorders

http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/02/16/scientists-create-a-virtual-brain-to-study-neurological-disorders/65956.html

Scientists to create frozen zoos on other planets?

http://innovation.uk.msn.com/planet/scientists-to-create-frozen-zoos-on-other-planets

Welcome to the Future of Transportation

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/welcome-future-transportation

The Power of Unintentional Collaboration

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-power-of-unintentional-collaboration/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct

‘Hand of God’ Spotted by NASA Space Telescope (Photo)

http://www.space.com/24225-hand-of-god-photo-nasa-telescope.html?cmpid=514630_20140217_18570724

Education is the key to smart security preparation

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/education-is-the-key-to-smart-security-preparation-1221637

NASA Finds Clues That There’s Flowing Water On Mars

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2014/02/10/nasa-finds-clues-that-theres-flowing-water-on-mars/

The World’s Most Powerful 3-D Laser Imager

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/524166/the-worlds-most-powerful-3-d-laser-imager/

Explore 10 trends that offer CIOs the opportunity to shape tomorrow and to transform “business as usual.”

http://dupress.com/articles/2014-tech-trends-introduction/?id=gx:2sm:3li:dup563:cons:tt14:awa:021414?id=gx:2sm:3li:dup563:cons:tt14:awa:021414

Cameras That Can See Through Walls!

Aquaponics: The Answer to California’s Drought?

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/aquaponics-the-answer-to-california-s-drought-hv6OppkgRdm2pEvmG3U_Dw.html

Why the Tiny Home Movement May Not be So Tiny

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/02/why-the-tiny-home-movement-may-not-be-so-tiny/

A termite-inspired robot construction team

http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-termite-inspired-robot-construction-team

Helping robots collaborate

http://www.kurzweilai.net/herding-robots

Robots with insect brains

http://www.kurzweilai.net/robots-with-insect-brains

Four new galaxy clusters discovered some 10 billion light years from Earth

http://www.kurzweilai.net/four-new-galaxy-clusters-discovered-some-10-billion-light-years-from-earth

What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140205212015.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29

5 (Relatively Simple) Steps To B2B Social Media Marketing Success

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026450/dialed/5-relativity-simple-steps-to-b2b-social-media-marketing-success?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlines+%28Fast+Company%29

Q&A: What studying networks can tell us about the world and ourselves

http://news.yale.edu/2014/02/11/qa-what-studying-networks-can-tell-us-about-world-and-ourselves

Iran proposes joint naval exercise with Russia. Show of strength as interim nuclear deal takes effect

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2014/02/14/iran-proposes-joint-naval-exercise-with-russia-meant-to-check-u-s-warships-in-region/#sthash.N154fUpi.dpuf

Chronic Pain Common in Teens with Mental Health Problems

http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/chronic-pain-common-teens-mental-health-problems-8823025.html

Is truth stranger than fiction? Yes, especially for science fiction

http://phys.org/news/2014-02-truth-stranger-fiction-science.html

The Future of Work by 2020

http://www.elsua.net/2013/05/22/the-future-of-work-by-2020/

Personalized medicine by 2020 and other futuristic healthcare predictions (infographic)

http://medcitynews.com/2012/08/personalized-medicine-by-2020-this-and-other-predictions-on-the-future-of-healthcare-infographic/#ixzz2tLx3xLZP

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/nasa-invites-private-companies-moon

How The Internet Of Things Is More Like The Industrial Revolution Than The Digital Revolution

http://www.forbes.com/sites/oreillymedia/2014/02/10/more-1876-than-1995/

Atheer Glasses, the Best Way to Experience the Future

http://arabnet.me/atheer-glasses-best-way-experience-future/

Next-Gen Nanotech Breath Sensor Could Change How We Monitor Health

http://www.medgadget.com/2013/10/hold-next-gen-nanotech-sensor-could-change-the-way-we-monitor-health.html

Will your clothing spy on you?

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/02/13/will-your-clothing-spy-on-you/?iid=SF_F_River&utm_content=bufferba667&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Two Female VCs Launch Silicon Valley Firm To Show Diversity Equals Profit

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026479/two-female-vcs-launch-silicon-valley-firm-to-show-diversity-equals-profit

How to Adjust to the Silver-Tsunami of Working Baby Boomers?

http://synecticsworld.com/how-to-adjust-to-the-silver-tsunami-of-working-baby-boomers/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_content=3977617#

Colonialism’s Enduring Dividends. Why European Companies Have an Advantage in Emerging Markets

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140776/bhaskar-chakravorti-jianwei-dong-kate-fedosova/colonialisms-enduring-dividends

Ad Infinitum. ‘Our Mathematical Universe,’ by Max Tegmark.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/books/review/our-mathematical-universe-by-max-tegmark.html?_r=0

Yahoo’s Mayer Views 2014 as Tech ‘Tipping Point’

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/yahoos-mayer-2014-tipping-point-for-technology/

Social platform for sharing cyberthreat intell goes live

http://gcn.com/articles/2014/02/11/activetrust.aspx

QUOTATION(S): “…The forces shaping your future are digital [and mathematical], and you need to understand them…” AND “…You can’t understand the knot without understanding the strands, but in the future, the strands need not remain tied up in the same way as they are today…” AND “…ALL CHILDREN ARE BORN GENIUSES; 9,999 OUT OF EVERY 10,000 ARE SWIFTLY, INADVERTENTLY DEGENIUNIZED BY GROWNUPS…” AND “…Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020 …. We appear to be programmed with the idea that there are ‘things’ outside of our self, and some are conscious, and some are not …. We are beginning to see intimations of this in the implantation of computer devices into the human body…” AND “…People are always [and wrongfully] assuming that everything that is going to be invented must have been invented already. But it hasn’t…”

CITATION(S): “…We have the Internet that we have today because the Internet of yesterday did not focus on the today of yesterday…” AND “…Legal scholars can debate whether copyright law mandates a future of ‘authorized use only’ for digital information. The answer may not matter much, because that future is coming to pass through the technologies of digital rights management and trusted systems…” AND “…Can we envision the future transcontinental flights, where books, music, images, and videos are automatically extracted, sampled, mixed, and remixed; fed into massive automated reasoning engines; assimilated into the core software of every personal computer and every cell phone ─ and thousands of other things for which the words don’t even exist yet?…” AND “…Governments of the Industrial World, your weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You have no so sovereignty where we gather …. We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth. We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity … In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits …. [Y]ou are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPALS (TENETS) TO SEIZE SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL, MANAGERIAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS TENTES: (18) Foster momentum by creating virtuous cycles that build credibility and by avoiding getting caught in vicious cycles that harm credibility. (19) Institute coalitions that translate into swifter organizational adjustments to the inevitable streams of change in personnel and environment.

BOOK(S): A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink (ISBN-13: 978-1594481710).

N.B.: Quotations, Citations and Success Tenets are by the Futuretronium Book.

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini

Risk-Management Futurist

and Success Consultant

http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

The Future of Omniscient Scenario-Planning Methodology, Today! By Mr. Andres Agostini

The Future of Omniscient Scenario-Planning Methodology, Today! By Mr. Andres Agostini

This is a personal yet summarized and copyrighted P.O.V. that is professional, thorough and complete. This independent exploration is based on 30 years of stern practical experience and expertise.

When I was 25 I was fully introduced and indoctrinated on worldwide Royal Dutch Shell’s scenario-planning methodology by Shell’s nationalized company Maraven. That introduction and indoctrination came through the kind deeds and executive decision of and by Maraven President, Dr. Carlos Castillo and the high-ranking strategic planners under his command.

The view and application of scenario-planning methodology by Maraven, as well as the several-weeks training to me, also included all theoretical and practical quality-assurance and continuous-improvement prescriptions by: Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Joseph Juran, Mr. Bill Conway, U.S. Navy, Kaisen and Hitachi.

With serious quality assurance and continuous improvement, one must exercise (like in scenario-planning contexts) great foresight and learning in advance in order to eliminate forthcoming “defects” or “flaws,” leaving leeway to countermeasure unknonwables.

All of my Maraven training included all of the preceding. Maraven was a created and an acculturated full-scope petroleum company by Shell and then under the absolute tutelage and management control of state-owned PDVSA (Citgo’s parent company).

Maraven was affluently thriving in worldwide markets while applying scenario-planning methodology as it was exactly conceived, designed and executed by Pierre Wack (an unconventional French oil executive who was the first to develop the use of scenario planning in the private sector, at Royal Dutch Shell’s London headquarters in the 1970s.)

Wack is the father of scenario planning in the private sector. For more details on this noted Guru, go to the Economist at http://www.economist.com/node/12000502 .

Wack’s public writings are meager and kept under the intellectual ownership of Shell. Wack’s methodological heir was Honorable Mr. Peter Schwartz, a previous Shell executive, the former Chairman of Global Business Network (www.gbn.com) and author of the groundbreaking book on scenario planning: “…The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World…” (ISBN-13: 978-1863160995).

Wack and Schwartz are the greatest proponents of 3-scenario analysis. In my case, I institute “…hazard scenario planning…” and the number of plausible and implausible outputted thought-through “outlooks” (scenarios) are only limited by the designated budget by the Client.

I am going to explain what “ouput” means in Systems Engineering. You have the Systems Transformational “Box,” throughputting (marshaling) from “known inputs” into “desirable outputs” (from sustainable successful outcomes into fiscally sound and continuous growth).

BUT, FOR A LONG TIME UNTIL YEAR 1999, I HAD A REVOLVING QUESTION: WHERE DOES THE EXACT AND MOST UNDERLYING GENESIS OF SCENARIO PLANNING REALLY COME FROM? EXACTLY, WHAT IS THE OUTRIGHT ORIGIN? When I study contemporary authors I always wonder if I can find the actual “root” philosopher, scientist and thought leader that first and originally brought about an idea, notion, maxim, theory, approach or breakthrough.

For instance, former U.S. Secretary of State and conspicuous American self-help author Napoleon Hill got his first name and success tenets after and from (respectively) Napoleon Bonaparte. I research the works by the original ones first and then I might check out the works by the contemporary versions afterward.

COMING BACK TO THE MAIN SUBJECT MATTER, I finally founded out that scenario planning was developed by the U.S. during the 1950’s and while great existential challenges were threatening the country’s National Security doctrine as a direct result of the Cold War (1947–1991).

In consequence, I knew the exact and primordial, in-all-truth root and understood that DoD (1789 – present), DARPA (1958 – present), NASA (1958 – present) and Military-Industrial Complex (1961 – present) and other agencies and private contractors (including Skunkworks ones) were the founding fathers of advanced scenario-planning methodology.

Many scientists and engineers worked extremely hard at it, including NASA’s Dr. Wernher von Braun[1] and the plethora of elitist scientists collaborating with him. Elites can sometimes serve the public interest at large handsomely. But the gravest inflection point came by the Sputnik Crisis (also known as the “Sputnik Moment,” that is: a large Geo-strategic surprise). Many companies go under because of the strategic surprises inflicted by them either by smarter competitors or novel technologies.

From this point onward, one finds the salient research by RAND Corporation’s polymath futurist Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983). To give you an idea on Kahn’s intellectual mind-set style, please check these clear-eyed assertions by him: “…I’m against ignorance…I am against the whole cliché of the moment…I’m against fashionable thinking…I’m against sloppy, emotional thinking…” [2] .

Comparatively and interestingly enough, the United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld argued, “…Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know…”

But many years before the “… unknown unknowns…” conjecture by Rumsfeld, Khan was the ultimate pioneer in superseding “…the unthinkable…” This by Khan is one of the pillars of Transformative and Integrative Risk Management and The Future of Scientific Management, Today!

He did offer a theoretical body and practical and downright mode of approaching its theory. The most important global institutions of the world, into profit or not, are into stern “the unthinkable” discerning, beginning with those of us into advanced beyond-insurance risk management and strategy.

Let’s explore Khan’s background now. Wikipedia’s citation [3] on “…the unthinkable…” polymath futurist is extremely educational. An excerpt of this citation indicates:

“…Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally come to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him an inspiration for the title character of Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove….Kahn’s major contributions were the several strategies he developed during the Cold War to contemplate ‘the unthinkable’ – namely, nuclear warfare – by using applications of game theory. …Most notably, KAHN IS OFTEN CITED AS THE FATHER OF SCENARIO PLANNING…”

CONCLUSIONS:

Given all of the prior, I understand and summon the following:

1.- Scenario planning, also called scenario thinking or scenario analysis, is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence, government agencies and entities, NGOs, business enterprises and supranationals. Nonetheless, scenario planning as per Wack and Khan is breathtaking but in itself does not suffice in contemporary times.

2.- Along with item “1.-” before, there is also the concomitant application of 2.1.- Systems Theory, 2.2.- Game Theory, 2.3.- Wargaming Theory and 2.4.- Many other modes of practical strategic thinking and strategic execution. By example, Game Theory and Wargaming Theory ─ both under the Systems Thinking Approach ─ are extremely well addressed by Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, PhD.

You may wish to explored his book: “The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future” (ISBN-13: 978-0812979770).

To me Napoleon Bonaparte is the greeters Systems Thinker ever beyond any epic military campaign. If you are hesitant about it, please ask systems engineers, physicists, other scholars and managers, as well as prominent historians. 80% of the teaching by Bonaparte are taught in all U.S. Military Academies. In my case and as per my own experience, NASA-beloved Leonado Da Vinci’s publications can be an over-learning device for the radiant prepared-mind crafting lucid scenarios irradiantly.

3.- With “1.-” and “2.-” in place, there is also the application of Compound Forecasting without the ruling out of the vast computing calculation and transformation from narrative data into numerical data.

I have many professional reasons to state that I use 70% of Qualitative Analytics and 30% of Quantitative Analytics. Algorithms don’t outsmart the biological brain yet. By year 2000, before the Dawn of Strong Big Data, the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) CEO, Mr. Roger Brown and me were experimenting with seizing an optimal computerized reading pertaining to the “success-likelihood ratio” of a major business initiative to be jointly launched by our respective interests. This was another way of “futuring” that resulted exceedingly interesting and educational back then.

4.- In addition to all posited in “1.-”, “2.-” and “3.-” above, it is, too, highly advisable the concurrent implementation of other practical methodologies of and by 4.1.- Futures Studies and 4.2.- Foresight Research. There are several proprietary approaches that cannot be disclosed here.

5.- All numbered items above and in a rogue yet subtle search and recursive exploration of the totality of the whole (by holistic means), everything there must be seamlessly coalesced, integrated and instituted in accordance with Systems Thinking with the Systemic and Systematic Applied Omniscience Perspective as it is understood both by Applied Engineers and Physicists. Said “Omniscience” as it is chiefly understood by “Exact Science” Scientists.

All stakeholders always institute all the approaches hereby in order to avoid disruption potentials. One of the world’s best and more authoritative examples is NASA and everything by it. For decades, NASA has been developing beyond-insurance risk management technologies and services for its own initiatives, projects and missions, as well as for august global corporations.

In the Summer of 2013, an American group of oil-and-gas corporations that operate globally asked NASA for a “…Space-Age Risk Management…” service to them as it was made official in a NASA own Press Release at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/2013/J13-014.html

Kindly please remember that Risk Management is neither taking calculated risks in Wall Streets (or any stock market), nor managing “challenges” by insurance and reinsurance companies only. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management is, in all actuality, OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT PER SE to greatly exploit upsides and downsides before they happen.

Ergo, Transformative and Integrative Risk Management is a proprietary methodology to practically solved complicated and complex problems by the targeted organization. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management or “…Transformative and Integrative Risk Management…” is, by far and by way of example, much more than Beyond-“…Sarbanes–Oxley Act…” Risk Management.

You see, “reinsurance” is a fancy term that equates to amount sums of “…insurance purchased by and for insurance companies…” If a tiny or gargantuan insurance company instituted Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, said insurance company would not need at all to buy any reinsurance “protection” or so-called “cover.”

6.- There are many leading government agencies and entities, NGOs, global corporations and supranationals that, since many years now, apply everything above in parallel (simultaneously, cohesively and congruently). This is, for instance, under universal application by agencies and business enterprises into Aerospace and Defense.

Institutions ─ that I have worked with that make forceful efforts towards avant-garde “scenario planing” and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management ─ encompass: Toyota, Mitsubishi, World Bank, Shell, Statoil, Total, Exxon, Mobil, PDVSA/Citgo, GE, GMAC, TNT Express, GTE, Amoco, BP, Abbot Laboratories, World Health Organization, Ernst Young Consulting, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), Pak Mail, Wilpro Energy Services, Phillips Petroleum Company, Dupont, Conoco, ENI (Italy’s petroleum state-owned firm), Chevron, and LDG Management (HCC Benefits).

7.- MANY PROFESSIONAL FUTURISTS AND OTHER SCIENTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS HAVE FORMIDABLE NOTIONS AND FORESIGHTED IDEAS BUT GRAVELY LACK THE DIRECT EXPERIENCE AND EMPIRIC YET PROVEN WOMB-TO-TOMB METHODS IN PRAGMATICALLY MANAGING A DANGEROUS CORPORATE THEATER OF OPERATIONS (FRAMEWORK).

To find out more about relentless Scenario-Planning Methodology and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, you are most welcome to consider the (republished by the Lifeboat Foundation and Forward Metrics) interview at http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC .

REFERENCES:

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

[2] http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/herman_kahn.html

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Kahn

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini

Risk-Management Futurist

and Success Consultant

http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

The Future of Omniscient Scenario-Planning Methodology, Today! By Mr. Andres Agostini

This is a personal yet summarized and copyrighted P.O.V. that is professional, thorough and complete. This independent exploration is based on 30 years of stern practical experience and expertise.

When I was 25 I was fully introduced and indoctrinated on worldwide Royal Dutch Shell’s scenario-planning methodology by Shell’s nationalized company Maraven. That introduction and indoctrination came through the kind deeds and executive decision of and by Maraven President, Dr. Carlos Castillo and the high-ranking strategic planners under his command.

The view and application of scenario-planning methodology by Maraven, as well as the several-weeks training to me, also included all theoretical and practical quality-assurance and continuous-improvement prescriptions by: Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Joseph Juran, Mr. Bill Conway, U.S. Navy, Kaisen and Hitachi.

With serious quality assurance and continuous improvement, one must exercise (like in scenario-planning contexts) great foresight and learning in advance in order to eliminate forthcoming “defects” or “flaws,” leaving leeway to countermeasure unknonwables.

All of my Maraven training included all of the preceding. Maraven was a created and an acculturated full-scope petroleum company by Shell and then under the absolute tutelage and management control of state-owned PDVSA (Citgo’s parent company).

Maraven was affluently thriving in worldwide markets while applying scenario-planning methodology as it was exactly conceived, designed and executed by Pierre Wack (an unconventional French oil executive who was the first to develop the use of scenario planning in the private sector, at Royal Dutch Shell’s London headquarters in the 1970s.)

Wack is the father of scenario planning in the private sector. For more details on this noted Guru, go to the Economist at http://www.economist.com/node/12000502 .

Wack’s public writings are meager and kept under the intellectual ownership of Shell. Wack’s methodological heir was Honorable Mr. Peter Schwartz, a previous Shell executive, the former Chairman of Global Business Network (www.gbn.com) and author of the groundbreaking book on scenario planning: “…The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World…” (ISBN-13: 978-1863160995).

Wack and Schwartz are the greatest proponents of 3-scenario analysis. In my case, I institute “…hazard scenario planning…” and the number of plausible and implausible outputted thought-through “outlooks” (scenarios) are only limited by the designated budget by the Client.

I am going to explain what “ouput” means in Systems Engineering. You have the Systems Transformational “Box,” throughputting (marshaling) from “known inputs” into “desirable outputs” (from sustainable successful outcomes into fiscally sound and continuous growth).

BUT, FOR A LONG TIME UNTIL YEAR 1999, I HAD A REVOLVING QUESTION: WHERE DOES THE EXACT AND MOST UNDERLYING GENESIS OF SCENARIO PLANNING REALLY COME FROM? EXACTLY, WHAT IS THE OUTRIGHT ORIGIN? When I study contemporary authors I always wonder if I can find the actual “root” philosopher, scientist and thought leader that first and originally brought about an idea, notion, maxim, theory, approach or breakthrough.

For instance, former U.S. Secretary of State and conspicuous American self-help author Napoleon Hill got his first name and success tenets after and from (respectively) Napoleon Bonaparte. I research the works by the original ones first and then I might check out the works by the contemporary versions afterward.

COMING BACK TO THE MAIN SUBJECT MATTER, I finally founded out that scenario planning was developed by the U.S. during the 1950’s and while great existential challenges were threatening the country’s National Security doctrine as a direct result of the Cold War (1947–1991).

In consequence, I knew the exact and primordial, in-all-truth root and understood that DoD (1789 – present), DARPA (1958 – present), NASA (1958 – present) and Military-Industrial Complex (1961 – present) and other agencies and private contractors (including Skunkworks ones) were the founding fathers of advanced scenario-planning methodology.

Many scientists and engineers worked extremely hard at it, including NASA’s Dr. Wernher von Braun[1] and the plethora of elitist scientists collaborating with him. Elites can sometimes serve the public interest at large handsomely. But the gravest inflection point came by the Sputnik Crisis (also known as the “Sputnik Moment,” that is: a large Geo-strategic surprise). Many companies go under because of the strategic surprises inflicted by them either by smarter competitors or novel technologies.

From this point onward, one finds the salient research by RAND Corporation’s polymath futurist Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983). To give you an idea on Kahn’s intellectual mind-set style, please check these clear-eyed assertions by him: “…I’m against ignorance…I am against the whole cliché of the moment…I’m against fashionable thinking…I’m against sloppy, emotional thinking…” [2] .

Comparatively and interestingly enough, the United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld argued, “…Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know…”

But many years before the “… unknown unknowns…” conjecture by Rumsfeld, Khan was the ultimate pioneer in superseding “…the unthinkable…” This by Khan is one of the pillars of Transformative and Integrative Risk Management and The Future of Scientific Management, Today!

He did offer a theoretical body and practical and downright mode of approaching its theory. The most important global institutions of the world, into profit or not, are into stern “the unthinkable” discerning, beginning with those of us into advanced beyond-insurance risk management and strategy.

Let’s explore Khan’s background now. Wikipedia’s citation [3] on “…the unthinkable…” polymath futurist is extremely educational. An excerpt of this citation indicates:

“…Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally come to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him an inspiration for the title character of Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove….Kahn’s major contributions were the several strategies he developed during the Cold War to contemplate ‘the unthinkable’ – namely, nuclear warfare – by using applications of game theory. …Most notably, KAHN IS OFTEN CITED AS THE FATHER OF SCENARIO PLANNING…”

CONCLUSIONS:

Given all of the prior, I understand and summon the following:

1.- Scenario planning, also called scenario thinking or scenario analysis, is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence, government agencies and entities, NGOs, business enterprises and supranationals. Nonetheless, scenario planning as per Wack and Khan is breathtaking but in itself does not suffice in contemporary times.

2.- Along with item “1.-” before, there is also the concomitant application of 2.1.- Systems Theory, 2.2.- Game Theory, 2.3.- Wargaming Theory and 2.4.- Many other modes of practical strategic thinking and strategic execution. By example, Game Theory and Wargaming Theory ─ both under the Systems Thinking Approach ─ are extremely well addressed by Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, PhD.

You may wish to explored his book: “The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future” (ISBN-13: 978-0812979770).

To me Napoleon Bonaparte is the greeters Systems Thinker ever beyond any epic military campaign. If you are hesitant about it, please ask systems engineers, physicists, other scholars and managers, as well as prominent historians. 80% of the teaching by Bonaparte are taught in all U.S. Military Academies. In my case and as per my own experience, NASA-beloved Leonado Da Vinci’s publications can be an over-learning device for the radiant prepared-mind crafting lucid scenarios irradiantly.

3.- With “1.-” and “2.-” in place, there is also the application of Compound Forecasting without the ruling out of the vast computing calculation and transformation from narrative data into numerical data.

I have many professional reasons to state that I use 70% of Qualitative Analytics and 30% of Quantitative Analytics. Algorithms don’t outsmart the biological brain yet. By year 2000, before the Dawn of Strong Big Data, the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) CEO, Mr. Roger Brown and me were experimenting with seizing an optimal computerized reading pertaining to the “success-likelihood ratio” of a major business initiative to be jointly launched by our respective interests. This was another way of “futuring” that resulted exceedingly interesting and educational back then.

4.- In addition to all posited in “1.-”, “2.-” and “3.-” above, it is, too, highly advisable the concurrent implementation of other practical methodologies of and by 4.1.- Futures Studies and 4.2.- Foresight Research. There are several proprietary approaches that cannot be disclosed here.

5.- All numbered items above and in a rogue yet subtle search and recursive exploration of the totality of the whole (by holistic means), everything there must be seamlessly coalesced, integrated and instituted in accordance with Systems Thinking with the Systemic and Systematic Applied Omniscience Perspective as it is understood both by Applied Engineers and Physicists. Said “Omniscience” as it is chiefly understood by “Exact Science” Scientists.

All stakeholders always institute all the approaches hereby in order to avoid disruption potentials. One of the world’s best and more authoritative examples is NASA and everything by it. For decades, NASA has been developing beyond-insurance risk management technologies and services for its own initiatives, projects and missions, as well as for august global corporations.

In the Summer of 2013, an American group of oil-and-gas corporations that operate globally asked NASA for a “…Space-Age Risk Management…” service to them as it was made official in a NASA own Press Release at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/2013/J13-014.html

Kindly please remember that Risk Management is neither taking calculated risks in Wall Streets (or any stock market), nor managing “challenges” by insurance and reinsurance companies only. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management is, in all actuality, OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT PER SE to greatly exploit upsides and downsides before they happen.

Ergo, Transformative and Integrative Risk Management is a proprietary methodology to practically solved complicated and complex problems by the targeted organization. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management or “…Transformative and Integrative Risk Management…” is, by far and by way of example, much more than Beyond-“…Sarbanes–Oxley Act…” Risk Management.

You see, “reinsurance” is a fancy term that equates to amount sums of “…insurance purchased by and for insurance companies…” If a tiny or gargantuan insurance company instituted Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, said insurance company would not need at all to buy any reinsurance “protection” or so-called “cover.”

6.- There are many leading government agencies and entities, NGOs, global corporations and supranationals that, since many years now, apply everything above in parallel (simultaneously, cohesively and congruently). This is, for instance, under universal application by agencies and business enterprises into Aerospace and Defense.

Institutions ─ that I have worked with that make forceful efforts towards avant-garde “scenario planing” and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management ─ encompass: Toyota, Mitsubishi, World Bank, Shell, Statoil, Total, Exxon, Mobil, PDVSA/Citgo, GE, GMAC, TNT Express, GTE, Amoco, BP, Abbot Laboratories, World Health Organization, Ernst Young Consulting, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), Pak Mail, Wilpro Energy Services, Phillips Petroleum Company, Dupont, Conoco, ENI (Italy’s petroleum state-owned firm), Chevron, and LDG Management (HCC Benefits).

7.- MANY PROFESSIONAL FUTURISTS AND OTHER SCIENTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS HAVE FORMIDABLE NOTIONS AND FORESIGHTED IDEAS BUT GRAVELY LACK THE DIRECT EXPERIENCE AND EMPIRIC YET PROVEN WOMB-TO-TOMB METHODS IN PRAGMATICALLY MANAGING A DANGEROUS CORPORATE THEATER OF OPERATIONS (FRAMEWORK).

To find out more about relentless Scenario-Planning Methodology and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, you are most welcome to consider the (republished by the Lifeboat Foundation and Forward Metrics) interview at http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC .

REFERENCES:

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

[2] http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/herman_kahn.html

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Kahn

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini

Risk-Management Futurist

and Success Consultant

http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

The Future of Omniscient Scenario-Planning Methodology, Today! By Mr. Andres Agostini

This is a personal yet summarized and copyrighted P.O.V. that is professional, thorough and complete. This independent exploration is based on 30 years of stern practical experience and expertise.

When I was 25 I was fully introduced and indoctrinated on worldwide Royal Dutch Shell’s scenario-planning methodology by Shell’s nationalized company Maraven. That introduction and indoctrination came through the kind deeds and executive decision of and by Maraven President, Dr. Carlos Castillo and the high-ranking strategic planners under his command.

The view and application of scenario-planning methodology by Maraven, as well as the several-weeks training to me, also included all theoretical and practical quality-assurance and continuous-improvement prescriptions by: Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Joseph Juran, Mr. Bill Conway, U.S. Navy, Kaisen and Hitachi.

With serious quality assurance and continuous improvement, one must exercise (like in scenario-planning contexts) great foresight and learning in advance in order to eliminate forthcoming “defects” or “flaws,” leaving leeway to countermeasure unknonwables.

All of my Maraven training included all of the preceding. Maraven was a created and an acculturated full-scope petroleum company by Shell and then under the absolute tutelage and management control of state-owned PDVSA (Citgo’s parent company).

Maraven was affluently thriving in worldwide markets while applying scenario-planning methodology as it was exactly conceived, designed and executed by Pierre Wack (an unconventional French oil executive who was the first to develop the use of scenario planning in the private sector, at Royal Dutch Shell’s London headquarters in the 1970s.)

Wack is the father of scenario planning in the private sector. For more details on this noted Guru, go to the Economist at http://www.economist.com/node/12000502 .

Wack’s public writings are meager and kept under the intellectual ownership of Shell. Wack’s methodological heir was Honorable Mr. Peter Schwartz, a previous Shell executive, the former Chairman of Global Business Network (www.gbn.com) and author of the groundbreaking book on scenario planning: “…The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World…” (ISBN-13: 978-1863160995).

Wack and Schwartz are the greatest proponents of 3-scenario analysis. In my case, I institute “…hazard scenario planning…” and the number of plausible and implausible outputted thought-through “outlooks” (scenarios) are only limited by the designated budget by the Client.

I am going to explain what “ouput” means in Systems Engineering. You have the Systems Transformational “Box,” throughputting (marshaling) from “known inputs” into “desirable outputs” (from sustainable successful outcomes into fiscally sound and continuous growth).

BUT, FOR A LONG TIME UNTIL YEAR 1999, I HAD A REVOLVING QUESTION: WHERE DOES THE EXACT AND MOST UNDERLYING GENESIS OF SCENARIO PLANNING REALLY COME FROM? EXACTLY, WHAT IS THE OUTRIGHT ORIGIN? When I study contemporary authors I always wonder if I can find the actual “root” philosopher, scientist and thought leader that first and originally brought about an idea, notion, maxim, theory, approach or breakthrough.

For instance, former U.S. Secretary of State and conspicuous American self-help author Napoleon Hill got his first name and success tenets after and from (respectively) Napoleon Bonaparte. I research the works by the original ones first and then I might check out the works by the contemporary versions afterward.

COMING BACK TO THE MAIN SUBJECT MATTER, I finally founded out that scenario planning was developed by the U.S. during the 1950’s and while great existential challenges were threatening the country’s National Security doctrine as a direct result of the Cold War (1947–1991).

In consequence, I knew the exact and primordial, in-all-truth root and understood that DoD (1789 – present), DARPA (1958 – present), NASA (1958 – present) and Military-Industrial Complex (1961 – present) and other agencies and private contractors (including Skunkworks ones) were the founding fathers of advanced scenario-planning methodology.

Many scientists and engineers worked extremely hard at it, including NASA’s Dr. Wernher von Braun[1] and the plethora of elitist scientists collaborating with him. Elites can sometimes serve the public interest at large handsomely. But the gravest inflection point came by the Sputnik Crisis (also known as the “Sputnik Moment,” that is: a large Geo-strategic surprise). Many companies go under because of the strategic surprises inflicted by them either by smarter competitors or novel technologies.

From this point onward, one finds the salient research by RAND Corporation’s polymath futurist Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983). To give you an idea on Kahn’s intellectual mind-set style, please check these clear-eyed assertions by him: “…I’m against ignorance…I am against the whole cliché of the moment…I’m against fashionable thinking…I’m against sloppy, emotional thinking…” [2] .

Comparatively and interestingly enough, the United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld argued, “…Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know…”

But many years before the “… unknown unknowns…” conjecture by Rumsfeld, Khan was the ultimate pioneer in superseding “…the unthinkable…” This by Khan is one of the pillars of Transformative and Integrative Risk Management and The Future of Scientific Management, Today!

He did offer a theoretical body and practical and downright mode of approaching its theory. The most important global institutions of the world, into profit or not, are into stern “the unthinkable” discerning, beginning with those of us into advanced beyond-insurance risk management and strategy.

Let’s explore Khan’s background now. Wikipedia’s citation [3] on “…the unthinkable…” polymath futurist is extremely educational. An excerpt of this citation indicates:

“…Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally come to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him an inspiration for the title character of Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove….Kahn’s major contributions were the several strategies he developed during the Cold War to contemplate ‘the unthinkable’ – namely, nuclear warfare – by using applications of game theory. …Most notably, KAHN IS OFTEN CITED AS THE FATHER OF SCENARIO PLANNING…”

CONCLUSIONS:

Given all of the prior, I understand and summon the following:

1.- Scenario planning, also called scenario thinking or scenario analysis, is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence, government agencies and entities, NGOs, business enterprises and supranationals. Nonetheless, scenario planning as per Wack and Khan is breathtaking but in itself does not suffice in contemporary times.

2.- Along with item “1.-” before, there is also the concomitant application of 2.1.- Systems Theory, 2.2.- Game Theory, 2.3.- Wargaming Theory and 2.4.- Many other modes of practical strategic thinking and strategic execution. By example, Game Theory and Wargaming Theory ─ both under the Systems Thinking Approach ─ are extremely well addressed by Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, PhD.

You may wish to explored his book: “The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future” (ISBN-13: 978-0812979770).

To me Napoleon Bonaparte is the greeters Systems Thinker ever beyond any epic military campaign. If you are hesitant about it, please ask systems engineers, physicists, other scholars and managers, as well as prominent historians. 80% of the teaching by Bonaparte are taught in all U.S. Military Academies. In my case and as per my own experience, NASA-beloved Leonado Da Vinci’s publications can be an over-learning device for the radiant prepared-mind crafting lucid scenarios irradiantly.

3.- With “1.-” and “2.-” in place, there is also the application of Compound Forecasting without the ruling out of the vast computing calculation and transformation from narrative data into numerical data.

I have many professional reasons to state that I use 70% of Qualitative Analytics and 30% of Quantitative Analytics. Algorithms don’t outsmart the biological brain yet. By year 2000, before the Dawn of Strong Big Data, the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) CEO, Mr. Roger Brown and me were experimenting with seizing an optimal computerized reading pertaining to the “success-likelihood ratio” of a major business initiative to be jointly launched by our respective interests. This was another way of “futuring” that resulted exceedingly interesting and educational back then.

4.- In addition to all posited in “1.-”, “2.-” and “3.-” above, it is, too, highly advisable the concurrent implementation of other practical methodologies of and by 4.1.- Futures Studies and 4.2.- Foresight Research. There are several proprietary approaches that cannot be disclosed here.

5.- All numbered items above and in a rogue yet subtle search and recursive exploration of the totality of the whole (by holistic means), everything there must be seamlessly coalesced, integrated and instituted in accordance with Systems Thinking with the Systemic and Systematic Applied Omniscience Perspective as it is understood both by Applied Engineers and Physicists. Said “Omniscience” as it is chiefly understood by “Exact Science” Scientists.

All stakeholders always institute all the approaches hereby in order to avoid disruption potentials. One of the world’s best and more authoritative examples is NASA and everything by it. For decades, NASA has been developing beyond-insurance risk management technologies and services for its own initiatives, projects and missions, as well as for august global corporations.

In the Summer of 2013, an American group of oil-and-gas corporations that operate globally asked NASA for a “…Space-Age Risk Management…” service to them as it was made official in a NASA own Press Release at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/2013/J13-014.html

Kindly please remember that Risk Management is neither taking calculated risks in Wall Streets (or any stock market), nor managing “challenges” by insurance and reinsurance companies only. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management is, in all actuality, OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT PER SE to greatly exploit upsides and downsides before they happen.

Ergo, Transformative and Integrative Risk Management is a proprietary methodology to practically solved complicated and complex problems by the targeted organization. Beyond-Insurance Risk Management or “…Transformative and Integrative Risk Management…” is, by far and by way of example, much more than Beyond-“…Sarbanes–Oxley Act…” Risk Management.

You see, “reinsurance” is a fancy term that equates to amount sums of “…insurance purchased by and for insurance companies…” If a tiny or gargantuan insurance company instituted Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, said insurance company would not need at all to buy any reinsurance “protection” or so-called “cover.”

6.- There are many leading government agencies and entities, NGOs, global corporations and supranationals that, since many years now, apply everything above in parallel (simultaneously, cohesively and congruently). This is, for instance, under universal application by agencies and business enterprises into Aerospace and Defense.

Institutions ─ that I have worked with that make forceful efforts towards avant-garde “scenario planing” and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management ─ encompass: Toyota, Mitsubishi, World Bank, Shell, Statoil, Total, Exxon, Mobil, PDVSA/Citgo, GE, GMAC, TNT Express, GTE, Amoco, BP, Abbot Laboratories, World Health Organization, Ernst Young Consulting, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), Pak Mail, Wilpro Energy Services, Phillips Petroleum Company, Dupont, Conoco, ENI (Italy’s petroleum state-owned firm), Chevron, and LDG Management (HCC Benefits).

7.- MANY PROFESSIONAL FUTURISTS AND OTHER SCIENTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS HAVE FORMIDABLE NOTIONS AND FORESIGHTED IDEAS BUT GRAVELY LACK THE DIRECT EXPERIENCE AND EMPIRIC YET PROVEN WOMB-TO-TOMB METHODS IN PRAGMATICALLY MANAGING A DANGEROUS CORPORATE THEATER OF OPERATIONS (FRAMEWORK).

To find out more about relentless Scenario-Planning Methodology and Transformative and Integrative Risk Management, you are most welcome to consider the (republished by the Lifeboat Foundation and Forward Metrics) interview at http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC .

REFERENCES:

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

[2] http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/herman_kahn.html

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Kahn

Regards,

Mr. Andres Agostini

Risk-Management Futurist

and Success Consultant

http://lnkd.in/bYP2nDC

THE OMNISCIENT TRUTH ABOUT OUTER-SPACE INTELLIGENT LIFE AND WHAT THE OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENT HAS TO DECLARE ABOUT IT! BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

THE OMNISCIENT TRUTH ABOUT OUTER-SPACE INTELLIGENT LIFE AND WHAT THE OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENT HAS TO DECLARE ABOUT IT!   BY MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI

I have the glory to have read every book by Dr. Raymond Kurzweil with the sole exception of “Transcend.”  Dr. Kurzweil is an engineer graduate from grandiose M.I.T. (the technological avant-garde within the Ivy League universities). Beyond his many inventions, patents, breakthroughs and scientific discoveries, please remember that Ray holds 19 doctoral degrees among many other amenities. I exactly love the way he exercises his mind. And instead of fighting sourly against with his contrarians, he kindly and respectfully invites them to lavishly publish the opposing views on books and blogs. Ray is a pervasive sage by any known or unknown measure. He is now the Chief Engineer Officer at Google and the Chairman of the Singularity University (founded by him with the institutional backing of NASA and Google). We all love the Founding Fathers, especially Jefferson and Franklin. But tons of Americans and others seem to frequently and prevalently ignore this Hi-Tech Founding Father. Within his duties at Google, he is embarked into the greatest scientific advancement in order to transform any illness or biological cause of death (natural death) into a superseded cure (outright state of well-being), radically. HE IS INTO STRINGENT R&D&I TO MAKE HUMAN DEATH A THING OF THE PAST. I also argue that he will be auspiciously fighting against challenges and problems in order to systemically and systematically reverse-engineer the biological human brain to get the correct software templates for Strongest Quantum Computing. In “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” (ISBN-13: 978-0143037880) book, Ray argues that most extraterrestrial beings exhibit a grayish look because they are the transbiologicals stemming from [outer-space] advanced civilizations. Transbiologicals are extraterrestrials who have transcended their own biology. Having said that and since the advent of his landmark book (I wish all fact-driven books were written like this canonical marvel), he has given many interviews and speeches about The Technological Singularity. As a process of that, one day Ray ended up giving a seminal keynote to the upper management and scientists at SETI Institute. SETI, an American Organization, stands for Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Conversely, the about one-hour talk was about the Technological Singularity and the Law of Accelerating Returns as it posited by Ray himself. Towards the end of the keynote, one or two SETI scientists told Ray that, as per their own research, they were considering as a probable and plausible scenario that extraterrestrials’ domicile was within the immeasurable limits of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The original and official YouTube video published by SETI is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hU4lS9_kI     In the mean time, kindly please have a lot of educational and auspicious fun in ignored flanks. https://www.facebook.com/aeagostini

New live-cell printing technology improves on inkjet printing
http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-live-cell-printing-technology-improves-on-inkjet-printing

Capturing ultrasharp images of multiple cell components simultaneously
http://www.kurzweilai.net/capturing-ultrasharp-images-of-multiple-cell-components-simultaneously

Red-light-sensitive protein discovery enables more complex studies of neuron interactions
http://www.kurzweilai.net/red-light-sensitive-protein-discovery-enables-more-complex-studies-of-neuron-interactions

New self-healing polymers require no chemicals or catalysts
http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-self-healing-polymers-require-no-chemicals-or-catalysts

First map of core white-matter connections of human brain developed at USC
http://www.kurzweilai.net/first-map-of-core-white-matter-connections-of-human-brain-developed-at-usc

Futurists Explore the Next Horizon
http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2013-issues-futurist/november-december-2013-vol-47-no-6/futurists-explore-next-horizon

6 key trends that are accelerating the adoption of technology in higher education
http://www.impactlab.net/2014/02/11/6-key-trends-that-are-accelerating-the-adoption-of-technology-in-higher-education/

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Goal: Fixing Our Broken Food System
http://www.fastcompany.com/3025602/rebuilding-big-food-aglocal-beyond-meat-brightfarms-farmland-lp-harvest-power

5 Famous Entrepreneurs Who Learned From Their First Spectacular Failures
http://www.fastcompany.com/3026253/dialed/5-famous-entrepreneurs-who-learned-from-their-first-spectacular-failures

Can Creativity Really Be Taught?
http://www.fastcompany.com/3026327/leadership-now/can-creativity-really-be-taught

Belgian law on euthanasia for children, with no age limit, will be first in world
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/belgium-legalise-euthanasia-children-age-limit?CMP=twt_gu

This Google exec’s success shows how it pays off to invest in talent
http://qz.com/176195/this-google-execs-success-shows-how-it-pays-off-to-invest-in-talent/

Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel, researchers report
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-plastic-bags-fine-diesel-fuel.html

China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ lunar rover declared dead: media
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-china-jade-rabbit-lunar-rover.html

Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-stirring-up-atomtronics-quantum-circuit.html

Studio diip creates a fish-driven robot
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7130/Studio-diip-creates-a-fish-driven-robot.aspx

Far-reaching radars, laser-guided rockets and powerful new sensors are taking center stage this week as Raytheon shows off its latest technology at the Singapore Airshow.
http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/feature/rtn14_singapore/index.html

Can’t Find a Steve Jobs? Hire an Innovation Organizer Instead
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/cant-find-a-steve-jobs-hire-an-innovation-organizer-instead/?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow

Strange Star Chemistry May Reveal Secrets of Planetary Disks
http://www.space.com/24666-strange-star-chemistry-planet-formation.html?cmpid=514648_20140213_18478324

Android’s ‘Open’ System Has Limits
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304888404579378850231234912.html?dsk=y

Asian Stocks Drop After Longest Streak of Gains This Year
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-13/asian-stocks-swing-after-longest-run-of-daily-gains-this-year.html

Prediction: In the next 25 years [timeline year 2035], synthetic biology — the creation of life from nonliving chemicals designed on a computer — could produce thousands of synthetic genomes and life-forms not yet imagine
http://www.wfs.org/content/futurist/january-february-2012-vol-46-no-1/technology-predictions

World’s first genetically modified babies born
http://thechangewithin.net/2014/02/07/worlds-first-genetically-modified-babies-born/

World asleep as China tightens deflationary vice
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10634339/World-asleep-as-China-tightens-deflationary-vice.html

Russia Tests “Total Surveillance” at the Sochi Olympics
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/02/14/russia-tests-total-surveillance-sochi-olympics.html

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/11/the-dash-builds-wearable-fitness-sensors-into-the-headphones-youre-using-anyway/

Microsoft’s new task force will tackle Internet of Things and wearable tech
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/microsoft-s-new-task-force-will-tackle-internet-of-things-and-wearable-tech-1223902

Psychologists Predict The Demise of Social Networks
http://socialtimes.com/psychologists-predict-demise-social-networks_b142473

Disillusioned hedonist shoppers
http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2014/02/luxury-goods-market

This Is What Your Face Will Look Like In 2060
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026290/futurist-forum/this-is-what-your-face-will-look-like-in-2060

A Glimpse At The Mind-Reading Office Of The Future
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3024164/a-glimpse-inside-the-office-of-the-future

Awesome, Immersive Exhibition Shows How Architecture Can Shape Your Senses
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/02/brilliant-new-ways-experience-archtiecture/

Tomorrow’s Spacecraft Could Be Made of the Same Bone You Are
http://gizmodo.com/tomorrows-spacecraft-could-be-made-of-the-same-bone-yo-1521614272

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined
http://qz.com/176643/its-official-apple-sells-more-computers-than-all-windows-pcs-combined/

Why Google Is Investing In Deep Learning
http://www.fastcolabs.com/3026423/why-google-is-investing-in-deep-learning

Surround Computing Is About to Change Our Lives
http://techonomy.com/2014/02/surround-computing-change-lives/

We’re One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/fusion-power-not-yet/

Stop “Fixing” Women and Start Fixing Managers
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/stop-fixing-women-and-start-fixing-managers/?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow

Singapore is becoming a favorite stop for China’s top tech firms
http://thenextweb.com/asia/2014/02/13/singapore-is-becoming-a-favorite-stop-for-chinas-top-tech-firms/?awesm=tnw.to_q1Erw&utm_medium=Spreadus&utm_campaign=social%20media&utm_source=Twitter

Cybersecurity guidelines for companies are unveiled by White House
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cyber-security-20140213,0,3027325.story#ixzz2tBH36ygw

There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human, #H2H
http://bryankramer.com/there-is-no-more-b2b-or-b2c-its-human-to-human-h2h/

Facebook Testing ‘Water Taxi’ to Shuttle Employees From San Francisco
http://mashable.com/2014/02/12/facebook-ferry/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

A future cochlear implant with no exterior hardware required
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-future-cochlear-implant-with-no-exterior-hardware-required

Scientists achieve fuel gain exceeding unity in confined fusion implosion
http://www.kurzweilai.net/scientists-achieve-fuel-gain-exceeding-unity-in-confined-fusion-implosion

Your virtual avatar can impact your real-world behavior, researchers suggest
http://www.kurzweilai.net/your-virtual-avatar-can-impact-your-real-world-behavior-researchers-suggest

Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots
http://qz.com/176551/heres-the-enormous-hangar-google-bought-to-fill-with-robots/

45 Million Smartwatches Expected to Ship by 2017
http://mashable.com/2014/02/13/wearable-device-shipments/

The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-lasers-fuelling-hopes-of-unlimited-clean-nuclear-energy-9124237.html

Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/07/heres-what-would-make-googles-smartwatch-awesome/?source=gravity

QUOTATION(S): “…If you are not failing frequently, you are not succeeding enough…” AND “…Denial is tragic. Delay is deadly …” AND “…It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive….” AND “…To solve a very complicated problem, you generally need a fairly complicated solution [in advance]…”

CITATION(S): “…Funny thing, our mind. The moment our software catches up, the mind seems to travel beyond the capability of the software …. [However,] Our minds focus on renditions, darling, not the underlying algorithm. Your analysts and programmers have to deal with algorithm that produces new renditions…” AND “…In a few hundred years, when the story of our [current] time is written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event those historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce [not ‘social media’ ─ so-called]. IT IS AN UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE IN THE HUMAN CONDITION. FOR THE FIRST TIME ─ LITERALLY ─ SUBSTANTIAL AND GROWING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE HAVE CHOICES. FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY WILL HAVE TO MANAGE THEMSELVES. AND SOCIETY IS TOTALLY UNPREPARED FOR IT…” AND “…The political world promises change and the digital world delivers it. And when that change potentially affects our privacy and freedom, we should all pay attention. This is a fascinating, provocative and thoroughly readable look into an uncertain future…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPALS (TENETS) TO SEIZE SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL, MANAGERIAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS: (11) Cryogenize the infamous illiterate by own choice and reincarnate ASAP (multiverse teleporting out of a warped / wormed passage) Da Vinci, Bacon, Newton, Goethe, Bonaparte, Edison, Franklyn, Churchill, Einstein, and Feynman. (12) Organize relationships into voluntary associations that are mutually beneficial and accountable for contributing productively to the surrounding community. (13) Practice the central rule of good strategy, which is to know and remain true to your core business and invest for leadership and R&D+Innovation. (14) Kaisen, SixSigma, Lean, LeanSigma, “…Reliability Engineer…” (the latter as solely conceived and developed by Procter & Gamble and Los Alamos National Laboratories) it all unthinkably and thoroughly by recombinant, a là Einstein Gedanke-motorized judgment (that is to say: Einsteinian Gedanke [“…thought experiments…”]. (15) Provide a road-map / blueprint for drastically compressing (‘crashing’) the time’s ‘reticules’ it will take you to get on the top of your tenure, nonetheless of your organizational level. (16) With the required knowledge and relationships embedded in organizations, create support for, and carry out transformational initiatives.

BOOK(S): Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman. ISBN-13: 978-1605292076

Reinventing Social Media: Deep Learning, Predictive Marketing, And Image Recognition Will Change Everything
http://www.businessinsider.com/social-medias-big-data-future–from-deep-learning-to-predictive-marketing-2014-2?cid=tw_inn_feb14

EU Rules Mean That ‘Children Can’t Get Life-Saving Cancer Drugs’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/11/eu-rules-children-cancer-drugs_n_4762830.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass for Faster Check-Ins
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/02/11/google_glass_at_virgin_atlantic_piloting_wearables_like_smartwatches_for.html

Here’s What California’s Historic Drought Will Do To The Economy
http://www.businessinsider.com/california-drought-economy-2014-2#ixzz2t3NVIAyL

Digital Currency Woes: Second Bitcoin Exchange Halts Withdrawals
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/markets/digital-currency-woes-second-bitcoin-exchange-halts-withdrawals-n27776

The GMAT: An exam with greater profit margins than Apple
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/02/11/gmat-exam-profit-margins-apple/?utm_content=bufferacac5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

DIA Director Lt. Gen Michael Flynn on Current and Future Worldwide Threats Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee
http://www.dia.mil/News/SpeechesandTestimonies/tabid/7031/Article/8023/dia-director-lt-gen-michael-flynn-on-current-and-future-worldwide-threats-testi.aspx

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/many-promising-embryonic-stem-cell-therapies-ensnared-legal-loophole?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=many-promising-embryonic-stem-cell-therapies-ensnared-in-legal-loophole

Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/zero-moment/why-robot-trucks-could-be-headed-afghanistan-and-everywhere-else?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=why-robot-trucks-could-be-headed-to-afghanistan-and-everywhere-else

Salvadoran Newspaper Sends Drone To Cover Presidential Election
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/salvadoran-newspaper-sends-drone-cover-presidential-election

Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/interactive-infographic-search-other-earths

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/possible-link-found-between-bacterium-and-multiple-sclerosis

Now In Japan: Giant Cyborg Cockroaches
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/now-japan-giant-cyborg-cockroaches

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World
http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/motorcycle-helmet-digital-world

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/mind-controlled-robotic-hand-sense-touch

Common Goal Partnering: An Exciting New Model For Cloud Service Providers
http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2014/02/11/cgp-cloud/

‘Brazil Is Not A Civilized Country’ Says The Country’s Most Controversial News Anchor
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2014/02/10/brazil-is-not-a-civilized-country-says-the-countrys-most-controversial-news-anchor/

Inside Google’s Mysterious Ethics Board
http://www.forbes.com/sites/privacynotice/2014/02/03/inside-googles-mysterious-ethics-board/?ss=transform-tech

Looking To Amazon, BuildDirect Raises $30M To Take On Home Improvement Giants
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2014/01/21/buildirect-raises-30m/?ss=transform-tech

Don’t Believe The Innovation Cliché: Think Outside The Box But Stay Inside It
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dileeprao/2014/02/03/dont-believe-the-cliche-think-outside-the-box-but-stay-inside-it/?ss=rethinking-risk

Former NSA Security Architect Pushes Email Encryption For The Masses
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2014/02/10/former-nsa-security-architect-pushes-email-encryption-for-the-masses/?ss=rethinking-risk

Google’s Market Cap Hits $400 Billion for First Time
http://mashable.com/2014/02/11/google-400-billion/

NASA Wants to 3D Print Equipment in Space
http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/nasa-3d-printing-space/

The Felino cB7 is a Racers Dream, Will it Transition from Track to Road?
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7117/The-Felino-cB7-is-a-Racers-Dream-Will-it-Transition-from-Track-to-Road.aspx

The Naval Postgraduate School Focuses on Systems Engineering
http://www.engineering.com/Education/EducationArticles/ArticleID/7118/The-Naval-Postgraduate-School-Focuses-on-Systems-Engineering.aspx

Al Qaeda is “morphing,” not on the run, intel chiefs say
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-qaeda-is-morphing-not-on-the-run-intel-chiefs-say/

The New World’s Most Powerful Laser Can Destroy Any Planet Humans Want
http://wonderfulengineering.com/the-new-worlds-most-powerful-laser-can-destroy-any-planet-humans-want/

Entrepreneurship at MIT
http://executive.mit.edu/blog/2014/02/entrepreneurship-at-mit/

Future of Manufacturing
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/future_of_manufacturing/53

Strategies for Sustainable Business
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/strategies_for_sustainable_business/55

Leading Change in Complex Organizations
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/leading_change_in_complex_organizations/22

QUOTATION(S): “…All the notions we thought solid, all the values of civilized life, all that made for stability in international relations, all that made for regularity in the economy … in a word, all that tended happily to limit the uncertainty of the morrow, all that gave nations and individuals some confidence in the morrow … all this seems badly compromised. I have consulted all augurs I could find, of every species, and I have heard only vague words, contradictory prophecies, curiously feeble assurances. Never has humanity combined so much power with so much disorder, so much anxiety with so many playthings, so much knowledge with so much uncertainty…”

CITATION(S): “…There is nothing so big nor so crazy that one out of a million technological societies may not feel itself driven to do, provided it is physically possible…” AND “…That instability [between stasis and dynamism], or our awareness of it, heightened by the fluidity of contemporary life: by the ease with which ideas and messages, goods and people, cross borders; by technologies that seek to surpass the quickness of the human mind and overcome the constraints of the human body; by the ‘universal solvents’ of commerce and popular culture; by the dissolution or reformation of established institutions, particularly large corporations, and the rise of new ones; by the synthesis of East and West, of ancient and modern ─ by the combination and recombination of seemingly every artifact of human culture. Ours is a magnificently creative era. But the creativity produces change, and that change attracts enemies, philosophical as well as self-interested… With some exceptions, the enemies of the future aim their attacks not at creativity itself but at the dynamical processes through which it is carried. In our post ─ Cold War era, for instance, free markets are recognized as powerful forces for social cultural, and technological change ─ liberating in the eyes of some, threatening to others. The same is true for markets in ideas: for free speech and worldwide communication; for what John Stuart Mill called ‘experiments in living’; for scientific research, artistic expression, and technological innovation. All of these processes are shaping an unknown, and unknowable, future. Some people look at such diverse, decentralized, choice-driven systems and rejoice, even when they don’t like particular choices. Other recoil. In pursuit of stability and control, they seek to eliminate or curb these unruly, too-creative forces … Stasists and dynamists are thus divided not just by simple, short-term policy issues but by fundamental disagreements about the way the world works. They clash over the nature of progress and over its desirability: Does it require a plan to reach a specified goal? Or is it an unbounded process of exploration and discovery? Does the quest for improvement express destructive, nihilistic discontent, or the highest human qualities? Does progress depend on puritanical repression or a playful spirit? … Stasists and dynamists disagree about the limits and use of knowledge. Stasists demand that knowledge be articulated and easily shared. Dynamists, by contrast, appreciate dispersed, often tacit knowledge. They recognize the limits of human minds even as they celebrate learning … Those conflicts lead to very different beliefs about good institutions and rules: Stasists seek specifics to govern each new situation and keep things under control. Dynamicists want to limit universal rulemaking to broadly applicable and rarely changed principles, within which people can create and test countless combinations. Stasists want their detailed ruled to apply to everyone; dynamists prefer competing, nested rule sets … Such disagreements have political ramifications that go much deeper than the short-term business of campaigns and legislation. They affect our governing assumptions about how political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural systems work; what those systems should value; and what they mean …. These are not the comfortable old Cold War divisions of hawks and doves, egalitarians and individualists, left and right. Nor are they the one-dimensional labels of technophile and technophobe, optimist and pessimist, or libertarian and stasist that pundits sometimes grab to replace the old categories. They contain elements of those simpler classifications, but they are much richer, encompassing more aspects of life ─ more aspects of the emergent, complex future…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPAL (TENETS) TO SEIZE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS: (7) Reverse-engineering a gene and a bacterium or, better yet, the lucrative genome. (8) Guillotine the over-weighted status quo. (9) Learn how to add up ─ in your own brainy mind ─ colors, dimensions, aromas, encryptions, enigmas, phenomena, geometrical and amorphous in-motion shapes, methods, techniques, codes, written lines, symbols, contexts, locus, venues, semantic terms, magnitudes, longitudes, processes, tweets, “…knowledge-laden…” hunches and omniscient bliss, so forth. (10) Project your wisdom’s wealth onto communities of timeless-connected wikis.

BOOK(S): The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita. ISBN-13: 978-0812979770