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With access to the Internet, TV automatically acquires several not-so-pleasant side effects of conventional computer and online activity. Thus the new ‘smart’ TVs record the preferences of their owners and the data is sent to the marketing industry, which ensures that each device is sending personalized advertising messages. That is, the advertisements match the commercial and consumer profile of the owner of the television, which is made by companies based on television preferences and not only…
Big Brother TV
A few days ago Jason Hadley, a British consultant on information technology and computers, became one of the first named victims of this development. Hadley was surprised when at a certain moment he realized (more…)
Robots will have captured our offices before the end of the decade, claims a British expert in artificial intelligence who provides that by 2018 robots will take professions that now are thought to be purely “human”. If to believe the forecasts, office workers, secretaries, salespeople, insurers and administrators should start looking for another workpiece.
The predictions of the bleak future for human occupation are made by Andrew Anderson, CEO of artificial intelligence company Celaton, in an interview in the British newspaper «Daily Mail». As the British expert said, the company undertook an assessment of all of the achievements in the field of artificial intelligence of recent years. The conclusion is that the replacement of humans by machines in the workplace will come sooner than you thought: in fact it is (more…)
As revealed by the study of the Technology Policy Institute in Washington, with every hour spent in Internet surfing, a user “loses” about 16 minutes from work.
The navigation in the “ocean” of websites seemed to also affect sleep and social life of users, since with each hour in the online world the user lacks seven precious minutes of sleep and 17 minutes of (more…)
1. Physical activity
Physical exercise does not only keep muscles in tone, but also has a positive impact on the overall health of the brain, because intense movements improve the blood supply to the muscles and brain. Exercises when the head is below the heart are particularly effective (such as yoga postures).
2. Drinking water instead of coffee
Many studies show that a morning cup of coffee does not stimulate brain activity but on the contrary, makes people dumber! But if you replace it with a glass of water, the feeling of cheerfulness will be much longer. Drinking water on an empty stomach activates the entire gastrointestinal tract, and, in contrast to the hot, strong coffee, it doesn’t irritate mucous membranes, which in turn gives a sense of cheerfulness.
3. Scents can help focus
As a rule, people do not recognize smells well, which in fact help focus and give courage. Specialists advise to use aromatherapy scents of basil, rosemary, lemon balm, thyme, rose and lavender in situations where (more…)
The “great minds of the world” estimated the most likely causes that might lead to the end of the world.
According to their calculations, killer robots and cyber-attacks that will cause chaos in communications are the greatest enemies of mankind.
The distinguished scientists of the University of Cambridge, among them Stephen Hawking, launched a study to identify what threatens the modern man.
Professor Robert May of the Center for the Study of Existential Risk of Cambridge, said: “When you know your enemies, you can face them.” Head of the center is Martin Rees who points out that among the greatest enemy of mankind is man himself and not natural phenomena. (more…)