Ultimately, the widespread adoption of automation and robotics, as well as the rise of artificial intelligence will have profound impacts on the world, particularly in terms of human employment and even the global economy, such as the questions asked by Martin Ford, in his book, Rise of the Robots. Martin Ford suggests the outlook is bleak for millions of workers who define their self-worth in terms of their employment. Increasingly workers will no longer be exploited by those in control of capital and intelligent machines, they will be irrelevant to them.
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Unless you’ve been living under that proverbial rock, you’ve at least heard of cryptocurrency – those digital, non-corporeal monetary units that have the world abuzz these days. Bitcoin is probably the most obvious such crypto coin, but there are plenty of others that have sprung up in the wake of bitcoin’s success, such as Ethereum and Ripple. However, chances are good that unless you’re a financial expert, and possibly even if you are such an expert, you’re not all that clear on what cryptocurrency is, how it works, the risks involved, or even why or how to accept it as payment. Within this guide, we’ll explore those topics and more to help you understand how to buy, use and invest with cryptocurrency. To many people, the term “cryptocurrency” might seem pretty self-explanatory, but if you take a deeper look at the subject, you’ll likely find that it’s more complicated than it might seem at first glance. After all, crypto coins have virtually nothing in common with traditional currency, other than acting as a store of value. Even that similarity can be questionable. So, what is a cryptocurrency?
Data security has never been a more important consideration for consumers or for the businesses they patronize and partner with. It’s also never been more difficult to ensure. Every single day, consumers’ personal, health and financial information is at risk of theft. This can lead to identity theft, and to serious financial ramifications. While military-grade encryption on websites and through smartphone and tablet apps can be an important precaution, it’s just a Band-Aid. More must be done. Blockchains may hold the key to ensuring data security, but how does the technology that underpins bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ensure data security for consumers and businesses?
Unless you’ve been stuck under that proverbial rock for a few years, you’ve at least heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is connecting us in new and interesting ways. The rise of the smart home is one way that the IoT is changing things for people around the world – homes filled with devices that can communicate with one another, with people living in the home, and even with outside third parties. However, this technology is not constrained just to our homes. It’s growing in terms of both scope and capabilities. Enter the smart city, where the Internet of Things will impact everything from lighting to the flow of traffic through urban centres