How well do you understand the Millennial generation across the world and their expectations of the workplace? We have been many memes passing around speaking of how different they are from other generations. Yet, I think the many mismatches betwe…
This slideshow offers a glimpse into the architectural wonders of the future.
The world’s tallest twin towers are set to be built in Wuhan, China. The 3,280ft (1 kilometre)-tall Phoenix Towers will feature the world’s tallest kaleidoscope and floating restaurants that hover in vast globes (via Future world wonders)
The Monstrous “Sky Whale” Could Be the Future of Air Travel
by George Dvorsky
This concept plane is called the AWWA Sky Whale and it’s the brainchild of Spanish designer Oscar Viñals. Should it ever leave the ground, the three-floor aircraft would hold 755 passengers and be powered by four large hybrid engines.
The concept plane was designed with current and future technologies in mind, including micro-solar panels that could charge the engines, self-healing skin with adaptable opacity, active wings to reduce turbulence, and advanced alloys, ceramic and fiber composite materials…
It is an invisible force that goes by many names. Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. And, everyone’s favorite, ROBOTS.
Whatever name you prefer, some form of it has been stoking progress and killing jobs—from seamstresses to paralegals—for centuries. But this time is different: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in “a decade or two,” according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently in The Economist. The question is: Which half?
Another way of posing the same question is: Where do machines work better than people? Tractors are more powerful than farmers. Robotic arms are stronger and more tireless than assembly-line workers. But in the past 30 years, software and robots have thrived at replacing a particular kind of occupation: the average-wage, middle-skill, routine-heavy worker, especially in manufacturing and office admin.