Ideas, Comments, Opinions and Rumors for the upcoming World

Can Technology Make You Happy?Yes, and it can make your office a better place to work, too:

 The idea is that by wearing biometric sensors at the office—in company identification badges, for example—employees and employers can gain insights into themselves and the ways they work together as a team. The sensors measure the wearer’s movements, interactions with others, location, and voice level. The resulting information is used to study many aspects of work and working life, including the effectiveness of corporate mergers, the impact on workers of “happiness boosting” exercises, and the effectiveness of office layouts—do the most fruitful exchanges occur in the kitchen or in the conference room? The sensors can also help assess workers’ daily patterns of activity and mood and how they correspond to peaks in productivity and focus. And it’s not just an academic exercise: When people are given the results of such monitoring, they’re able to improve the way they work and interact.

The Internet of You: How the future of computing became screens and sensors on every appendage: We’ve been hearing about “wearable computing” for years. But we’re finally at a tipping point. Better batteries, miniaturization, and radical new approaches to manufacturing electronic circuits have finally made screens, computers and sensors small enough to stick just about anywhere...

20 tech trends for 2013: It’s almost the end of 2012. Instead of looking back at the significant tech trends of 2012 we are going to look ahead to the near future, 2013. Being in the near future, these technologies are highly feasible. You will be hearing a lot more about these trends within the next 10 months andcould possibly be experiencing them in some for or another 

Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0
For the first time in the history of the prize, it is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. It is an idea upon which our planet’s future depends. The 2012 TED Prize is awarded to….the City 2.0.

The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works

How Does the FDA Monitor Your Medical Implants? It Doesn’t, ReallyEach prescription drug you take has a unique code that the government can use to track problems. But artificial hips and pacemakers? They are implanted without such government identification, as are many other medical devices