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Hacking Our Smart Devices Is Way Too Easy—Here’s How to Fix That

Smart-television maker Vizio agreed to pay a penalty this month for spying on 11 million customers. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the company captured second-by-second information...

Connecting the Big Data Dots to Optimize Health and Manage Disease

The era of "Quantified Self" (a term coined in 2007 by US WIRED founding executive editor Kevin Kelly) is relatively new. The first Fitbit digital step...

Financial Leaders: Make Your Mark on the Future at Exponential Finance

From digital currency to machine learning, the financial industry is being rocked by exponential technologies. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, quantum computing, crowdfunding,...

Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share

Organ donation has saved countless lives, but could donating our personal data have an even more transformative impact on healthcare? The potential impact of Big...

Big Data Is Helping Us See Environmental Problems in a Whole New Light

You don’t have to be a member of Greenpeace to see that the planet, its ecosystems and its wildlife are under threat. Climate change,...

What If a Social Score Determined Your Success? China’s About to Find Out

In an episode of the Netflix dystopian drama Black Mirror, characters live in a future where they have a ‘social score’ that dictates the...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 26)

A new computer-brain interface is allowing "locked-in" woman to communicate from her home, Silicon Valley tech giants are reorganizing to embed AI throughout their companies,...

We’ll Soon Trust AI More Than Doctors to Diagnose Disease

It probably goes without saying, but medicine has improved a lot in modern times. No one would willingly go back to the days of...

“It’s a Powerful Time to Reshape Healthcare Across the Planet”

We are living in a world that is global and exponential. Technology is taking things that used to be scarce and making them abundant—and...

Tomorrow’s Healthcare Is Here Today: Exponential Medicine Begins in San Diego

Anyone who says fully digitized medicine is off on a 10-year horizon is wrong. The future of medicine and healthcare is here today. If you...

Why Are Millions of People Ditching Their Wearable Devices?

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Others, meanwhile, measure their heartrate on their wrists. The latter group is growing exponentially, ushering in a...

Earthquakes Will Be as Predictable as Hurricanes Thanks to AI

In the fall of 2010, I traveled to New Zealand, and one of the places I visited was the small south island city of...

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