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Alex Uribarri

How to live forever? Immortality is possible.

So you really want to
live forever? Immortality is something that Humanity was looking after
throughout it’s history, but not quite successfully.

There are several feelings that make us want to live forever. First is the fear of unknown. We don't really know what will happen after the death. Religion doesn't necessary help to remove this fear. Second is the egoism. We think we are too valuable for this world to disappear. And finally we have an intrinsic curiosity on what will happen in the future. We want to live in the world as we've seen it in the science fiction movies.

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3 future industry trends: space travel, life extension and AI

If you have children as I do, probably you are wondering in what world they will live when they'll grow up. Also, maybe you just finished your High School and looking into what career you want to pursue in the college. Prediction is always difficult, but there are chances that we can, at some extent, predict the future trends based on current events and on our best guess. I was interested in forecasting and latest technology for more than ten years, regularly reading news and updates on what's going on on the top notch of research and business. Also, I work in Amazon and I have a daily interaction with the latest tech and trends. This gives me some experience and knowledge to edit this short list of industry trends for coming 50 years and make some authoritative guess. 

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The Internet Show (1995)

Funny video found today while browsing Internet. PBS documentary "For Dummies" on what is Internet, as it was back in 1995. 22 years ago!!! When I see such things I feel myself so old. I still remember using Netscape Navigator and Communicator... If you have…

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Alex Uribarri

Taxation on robots

While first world nations are facing decline in population growth and eldering of the mean citizen, doubts on the public pension system arise. By 2050 in Europe, it is expected that there will be around 60% of dependent residents, compared to these in working age. This means that the tax burden on working people will be very high in order to pay the pension.

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Smart cities?

Under the Smart Cities paradigm we understand implementation of digital technology and so called big data into municipal management. Currently it solves relatively easy problems such as traffic congestion (traffic cams and statistics), assignation of limited resources in public services (queue management) or real time control of some municipal assets (IoT attached to lighting systems, for example). Essentially these problems occur in "real time" and can be predicted and managed efficiently by IT systems. Statistics may help to identify trends that allow managers to project certain data into future so quantitative analysis is simple. If there's some known fundamental events that may affect the projected figures, forecasts may be modified in order to depict changing reality.
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