John Doe

Hi. I've been on the road for 6 years, visited 70-something countries and documented everything here on my blog along the way. Thanks for stopping by !
What are quantum computers and how do they work?
Quantum Computing

What are quantum computers and how do they work?

Quantum computing takes advantage of the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Due to the way the tiniest of particles behave, operations can be done much more quickly and use less energy than classical computers.
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The state of AI in 2019
Artificial Intelligence

The state of AI in 2019

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer an avant-garde concept—it’s a technological reality that businesses need to prepare for. Some early adopters are forging ahead, turning to forms of AI to perform or augment tasks traditionally done by humans.
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I Tried a VR App Meant to Replace Offices, and It Was Glorious
Virtuality

I Tried a VR App Meant to Replace Offices, and It Was Glorious

On Thursday afternoon, I slipped a virtual reality headset onto my head and felt like I’d jacked into the Matrix. Or maybe “Office Space.”
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This Guy Spent a Whole Week In a VR Headset
Virtuality

This Guy Spent a Whole Week In a VR Headset

Jak Wilmot, the co-founder of Atlanta-based VR content studioDisrupt VR, spent 168 consecutive hours in a VR headset — that’s a full week — pent up in his apartment.
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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy
Economy

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from
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Out of 43 Blockchain Startups, Zero Have Delivered Products
Blockchain

Out of 43 Blockchain Startups, Zero Have Delivered Products

Ask a blockchain advocate and you’ll hear all about how decentralized databases are primed to save the world. But if you ask 43 high-profile blockchain technology startups what they’ve built since
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New AI Is Peering Into the Nuclear Cores of Distant Stars
Artificial Intelligence

New AI Is Peering Into the Nuclear Cores of Distant Stars

You would never notice in the eerie, endless silence of deep space, but the stars that light up the night sky scream constant explosive roars as the nuclear reactions that power their cores
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Humans Teamed up With a New Kind of AI to Crush a Notoriously Difficult Video Game
Artificial Intelligence

Humans Teamed up With a New Kind of AI to Crush a Notoriously Difficult Video Game

A team of scientists at Uber’s artificial intelligence lab just pulled off one of the major outstanding challenges in AI research — something so advanced and difficult that some wondered whether an AI
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New Robot Is “On The Path to Machine Self-Awareness,” Says Creator
Artificial Intelligence

New Robot Is “On The Path to Machine Self-Awareness,” Says Creator

Researchers at Columbia University say they’ve built a robot arm that can construct a self-image from scratch — a capability they frame, provocatively, as a step toward machines that are truly self-aware.
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“The Decision to Go to the Moon” by John F. Kennedy
Greatest Speeches

“The Decision to Go to the Moon” by John F. Kennedy

May 25, 1961President Pitzer, Mr. Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley, and Congressman Miller, Mr. Webb, Mr. Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen:I appreciate your president having made me
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“Quit India” Speech by Ghandi
Greatest Speeches

“Quit India” Speech by Ghandi

Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view
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