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June 2014

Glimpses of the Future July 2014

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Expedia Now Accepting Bitcoin – The Cyber Currency Is Growing Up

The ever-expanding business uptake of bitcoin continues as more companies realize its increasing popularity amongst tech-savvy consumers. As a result, many progressive companies like Virgin Galactic,, and Atomic Mail have embraced the digital currency as a method of payment. Now has added its name to that list by announcing that it, too, will accept bitcoins for payment of hotel accommodation.
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Artificial Intelligence: The Most Important Issue Humankind Has Ever Faced

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The point at which machine intelligence surpasses human problem solving abilities is often referred to as the ‘technological singularity’ (because like a black hole in space, the point is one beyond which we can gather no meaningful information about the future – who can guess what super-intelligence will bring or where it will lead?).

Some of the world’s greatest brains including Professor Stephen Hawking have warned that the creation of strong artificial-intelligence (AI) may become humanity’s greatest achievement but, he suggests, it may also be our last achievement.

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