December 8, 2013 - How do you measure the downside of unburnable carbon assets against the balance sheets of energy companies? Enter the Bloomberg Carbon Risk Valuation Tool (CRVT), from Bloomberg Professional Service at XLTP XCO2.
November 27, 2013 - Let's talk turkey. After all it is U.S. Thanksgiving Day on Thursday and you may have your hands full as you prepare the turducken or whatever it is you put on the dinner table that day. Forget a specific ingredient while your hands are inside that big bird, all you have to do is ask Google for help.
November 21, 2013 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) advises the United Nations about our warming atmosphere and its causes and consequences.
The "Internet of Things" refers to the concept that the Internet is no longer just a global network for people to communicate with one another using computers, but it is also a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them.
November 14, 2013 - Those of us living in democracies on this planet are confronted with the clashing of two realities. The first is our laws that provide us with personal safeguards to preserve our individual freedom. The second is our technological reach through global telecommunications with our personal digital presence everywhere.
November 10, 2013 - When Australia's new Conservative government came to power in the recent election they immediately began dismantling the country's green legislation and bodies focused on climate change. That's because the new government under Tony Abbott are firmly in the climate change denier camp.
Data Innovation 101: An Introduction to the Technologies and Policies Supporting Data-Driven Innovation
New technologies have made it easier and cheaper to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, use, and disseminate data. But while the potential for vastly more data-driven innovation exists, many organizations have been slow to adopt these technologies. Policymakers around the world should do more to spur data-driven innovation in both the public and private sectors. My colleague Travis Korte and I examine these issues in this new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
We were saddened to learn of the death of longtime World Future Society supporter Parker Rossman, an educator and early proponent of the global electronically networked knowledge society. He died on October 18 at the age of 94. (Read: Obituary courtesy of Parker Funeral Service.)
Rossman's work had been featured in THE FUTURIST magazine for a quarter of a century, from 1981 to 2006. Here is a transcript of his last feature article, "Beyond the Book," published in the January-February 2005 issue.
Years ago when I was working on developing a speech recognition vocabulary for specific applications I had the opportunity to use a few natural language query engines. One was WestLaw, the other, Nexis/Lexis. I would go to the search field and say "find me case law about....." and the engines at both sites would chug for awhile and then give me a series of relevant case findings.
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