Is the “augmented customer” the future of tech?

A report released this week by global research and consulting firm Ovum has explored the changing identity of the customer in the digital age with the emergence of what they term the  “Augmented Customer” — an interconnectedness between customers, retailers, and technology. “With the number of connected smart devices expected to double thanks to advancements in smart home, […]

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Airbus wants to test autonomous flying cars sometime this year

French aerospace giant Airbus wants to have an autonomous car in the air by the end of the year, according to the group’s chief executive, Tom Enders. Airbus claims the autonomous flying car will alleviate traffic problems in major cities and could reduce infrastructure budgets for city planners, who won’t have to worry about bridges, […]

What will the wearables of the future look like?

The wearable industry currently consists of fitness trackers and smartwatches strapped to our wrist, but that is likely to change in the next few years, as we start to strap technology to other areas of our body and integrate chips into clothes. Here are four emerging trends in the wearable space to watch out for: […]

Off-The-Shelf Products Fuel The Future Of Tech At MIT

Off-The-Shelf Products Fuel The Future Of Tech At MIT

The Media Lab, powered by students and professors often working on sponsorships by large brands or government grants, delves deep into aspects of technology that will fundamentally change the future. From 3D printing to the future of optics, holographic imaging to socially aware robots, there is a little something for everybody at one of MIT’s most progressive research centers.

Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better – or worse, depending on what kind of science fiction you read. But getting there won’t be…