You Soon Won’t Have to Answer Your Email – Leave it to the Machine and Google

May 25, 2017 – Google Smart Reply is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application for Gmail, on a range of platforms including Android and iOS. It even works with Google’s ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow’s Mobile Technology – a Preview

March 1, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on three previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Looks at Our World Over the Last Century

February 19, 2017 – Two days after getting back from Costa Rica, I received in my inbox the following reflections by Peter Diamandis covering the world from 1917 to the present. ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Reinvention of Humanity

December 19, 2016 – The idea of reinventing humanity is not foreign to this blog site. Whether the subject has been engineering humanity to fit a world experiencing global climate ... Continue Reading →

American Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

December 9, 2016 – Could Russian hackers have laid the groundwork for a Donald Trump victory in the November presidential vote? The former head of the national security division ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Shares His Views on Education in the 21st Century – Part 3: Exponential Technologies for Classrooms

November 29, 2016 – If you haven’t yet read Parts 1 and 2 of Peter Diamandis’ mindshare about how primary education needs to develop a new paradigm, please do so by ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Sick Plant App to Help Gardeners and Gardener Wannabes

November 14, 2016 – Before my wife and I downsized from a home in the suburbs of Toronto to a mid-town apartment I was an avid gardener. My rock garden in the front of the house ... Continue Reading →

The Future of Democracies and Voting on the Eve of the U.S. Election

November 7, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans go to the polls. As much as the focus has been on the Donald Trump show and Hillary Clinton, Americans are voting for Congress, ... Continue Reading →