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nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week March 4 to 12 March 12, 2017

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In case you've missed them... Here are this week's must-reads for those who need inspiration to act on their Day After Tomorrow. Feed your mind with some of our favorite innovation stories. Nono. No need to thank us.

Are We Ready for Cyborgs? The Tech Is on Its Way

SOPHIA STUART - SINGULARITY HUB 

Are we ready for people with implants that enhance beyond the superficially cosmetic and into the realms of evolved beings? A report released in the scientific journal Computers in Human Behavior, shows a significant proportion of those surveyed are comfortable with the coming cyborg modifications. 

 

The future of mobility includes 5G, connected cars, AR and VR

ERIN DALE - SEARCH MOBILE COMPUTING

"All are extending the mobile experience we have on our handset, moving that into the vehicle, allowing us to live a more connected, immersed experience." 

 

Humans Can Now Scold a Robot With Their Minds

SAMANTHA COLE - VICE MOTHERBOARD

"Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), with Boston University, developed a feedback system for humans to mentally change a robot's actions by simply watching and wordlessly judging...the simplicity of MIT CSAIL's new research makes it more accessible to the public, no new language or mental training required."

 

Blockchain Will Change Far More Than How Your Money Is Managed

BENJAMIN STECHER - FUTURISM 

Not only are a host of financial services now using blockchain technologies, but it is also being used to write smart contracts, secure our digital identities, and even to back marriage. The technology is spreading rapidly as more and more companies are seeing its merits.

 

U.S. And China Lead Tech Innovation And Disruption, Even As Innovation Spreads Globally: KPMG Report

KPMG LLP - PR NEWSWIRE

Though other countries have made significant strides in innovation development, the U.S. and China continue as the most promising markets for technology breakthroughs that have global impact, according to KPMG's 2017 global technology innovation report.

 

Steven Has Even More News For You

STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE

Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on electric taxi's in China, immortality by 2029, uber PR crisis and much more. Enjoy!