@bsamconvention's Toronto Convention takes place this Saturday, October 21 from 11 am to 7 pm at @uoft's William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street). This year's convention theme is "Moving Forward Together" and there will be discussions held with #FirstNation#Indigenous#futurists and #artivists around ideas about #allyship and the power of #storytelling and more.
This one-of-a-kind #Afrofuturism event will feature the voices of Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, #RedSlamCollective , Tika Simone Afrochic, Sharon Lewis and many more.
Attendees will enjoy panel discussions, interactive installations, film screening, vending from a vast amount of comics, artisans, art merchants, live performances, social activism, live performances, cosplay comic book centered seminars and hands-on workshops.
For tickets, visit: BSAMtoronto2017.eventbrite.com/
#QuantumComputing >> What will we use it for?
Quantum computing is difficult to explain. But that hasn’t stopped this technology of #futurists from attracting billions of dollars of R&D investment, catching the eye of #VentureCapital firms, and spurring research programs at big tech companies and enterprises. • Venture capital investors have placed $147 million with quantum computing startups and #governments have provided $2.2 billion in support of research • Some of the world’s leading tech companies have quantum computing programs to develop #applications • #FinancialServices , #aerospace , #defense , and the #PublicSector are all researching quantum computing applications • Quantum computer maker D-Wave Systems Inc. announced the general availability of its next-generation computer and its first customer • VC firm Andreessen Horowitz will fund quantum computing #startups • Standards bodies seek #cryptographic systems that can withstand quantum computers
Simply stated... Quantum computing lends itself to any #optimization problem where all the "what-ifs" would overwhelm a conventional binary computer using full #BigData sets, not just samples of the data.
#Research - #MachineLearning - #ArtificialIntelligence ... https://lnkd.in/eB8vMDM
I always believe that when the status quo isn't working, it's a sign that new opportunity is on the horizon. We have a choice to either cling to the pain of the old/ or broken status quo, comiserating on what was, or to spread our wings, spot the gold and be the first to dive into what will be. Few things in life excite me as much as the prospect of what will be. This ones for the dreamers out there 🌹 #citrine#abundance#growth#change#prosperity#dreamers#entrepreneurs#futurists#statusquo
There was a time when people knew medicinal plants and how to create wellness therapies from them. My great grandmother told me stories of women in her village that would cure snake bites, get kidney stones to pass, help women get pregnant, and the list goes on. Which leaf serves best as a natural bandaid... which flowers to collect for sleeping tea... now we buy everything from a shelf. Let's regain the knowledge of how to collaborate with nature. We are planning a whole set of workshops. Sign up on our site to be notified when the schedule is ready! If you would like to teach a workshop send us a note or dm. #oftheislands
| WE NEED 10 OF YOU 👆🏾| Our plan was for 50 young minds. However, there was such an overwhelming response to our C3 Expo this year that in just 6 days we signed up 71 youth!! We’re taking them all!!!
If you’d like to volunteer DM me your email address. You do not need tech experience, just high energy and a great heart for young people!!
EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Meets Port Harcourt - #PAQSESSION This October, 27, 2017
This October, PAQ SESSION, one of Africa’s most anticipated thought leadership and innovation summits kicks off in Port Harcourt with remarkable speakers drawn from Lagos and Port Harcourt
With a crop of speakers that spans across the tech space and thought leadership sphere, the summit will hold at The Grace Place, Evo Road, GRA, Port Harcourt (Opposite Pepperoni). It begins at 9am prompt and is open to everyone to attend free of charge.
PAQ is an acronym for Pan African Quintessential. It runs as a network of exceptional African thought leaders and innovators. Its summits have been known to spark up conversations that ignite the mental alacrity of attendees and support innovative Africans in cities it is hosted.
Follow PAQ SESSION on twitter via @PaqSession
Like their Facebook page via www.facebook.com/PAQSESSION
To reserve your seat free, text PAQ SESSION 2017 to 07063607101. To partner or showcase your product or business at our exhibition or sales stand, call 08087549408
This year I partnered up with my brother @pastormichaelkellyii , bringing @carringtoncase and @mtrubidouxsda together to make our @c3expo BIGGER & BETTER than ever!! If you know a kid that wants to learn to #code , register them today, IT’S FREE!! The spots are almost filled! Link in bio 🖥
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Lots of people @designit_nyc today for our workshop on creating outdoor experiences for New Yorkers using #AR . It's been great to take part in #NYCML17 along with @thenewschool and some of the cities best and brightest !
When Of The Islands brand was born as an idea in the summer of 2014 there was no products behind it. It was just a powerful glimse or foreshadowing of our future told through stories of "the islanders", people living on wild islands fiercely protective of them and eachother. These islands stood out so vividly in my mind that I knew I had to start telling the stories of these people... finally #storyoftheislands is being written and the product found that will help us elevate our wellbeing and reconnect with our own power. The begining is on the site. Link in bio: www.oftheislands.com/stories
Throwback ETS Taiping-KL Sentral,this fella 19 years old guy shared his reading Presentation Skill by 1 Prof from China.he inspired me to write a book of experience.aahh bila nak mula nih.aku tanya u tak belajar kolej ke.dia kata dia self learning.ikon dia Abraham Lincoln dan Dr.Sun Yat Sen.bapak bisnes kuari dan loan dia 50K utk setup company web,apps etc.so sekrg dia dan 5 kawan2 dia umur 19,20 tgh buat presentation kpd investor utk dpt balik 50K yg ayah dia bagi loan awal tu acaner tuh pemikiran beza ngan dak2 kite umur 19.#selfreflection#inspiration#roadwarrior#selflearning#futurists
Have you ever thought about whether #futurehumans will live out aspects of their lives online in simulated environments, or even extend their natural lifespans by uploading their minds to a secure cloud ecosystem? It’s been a familiar idea in science fiction for decades. With news that #ElonMusk was attempting to build a “#neurallace ,” the concept of a #brainmachineinterface (#BMI ) entered the public lexicon. Now, researchers at #WitsUniversity in #Johannesburg , #SouthAfrica , claim to have linked a human mind to the Internet in real time — a biomedical first.
The project, dubbed the “#Brainternet ,” required the researchers to gather EEG brainwave signals using only an Emotiv EEG device and a simple #RaspberryPi computer. The experiment allowed the human brain to become an information node in the Internet of Things (IoT). The experiment’s supervisor, Adam Pantanowitz, described it this way: “Brainternet is a new frontier in brain-computer interface systems. There is a lack of easily understood data about how a human brain works and processes information. Brainternet seeks to simplify a person’s understanding of their own brain and the brains of others. It does this through continuous monitoring of brain activity as well as enabling some interactivity.” Researchers say the project could provide valuable information for future deep learning algorithms and could even assist Musk’s endeavors in creating true BMI. Many #futurists believe that as the impact and everyday importance of the Internet grows, it is inevitable that humans will merge the physical world with online virtual environments, ushering in a generation of enhanced #augmentedreality (AR), #virtualreality (#VR ), and a synthesis of the two that some call #MixedReality .
While the concept of “living” on the Internet may seem remote, we are in many ways already cyborgs dependent on the web and artificial intelligence. Linking our brains to an online “hive mind” may ultimately prove to be the most efficient way humans can both receive and transmit information, though concerns over surveillance and privacy will likely follow us all the way through the century. #Transhumanism
Join Obsolete! Press at ICON 42 on Sept 29th at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Stop by and grab a set of the new Obsolete mini-zine series, The Futurians.
The Futurians were a group of science fiction fans, many of whom became editors and writers as well. Based in New York City and were a major force in the development of science fiction writing and science fiction fandom in the years 1937–1945.
ICON is an annual science fiction convention held in the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City area of Iowa since 1975 under the auspices of the Mindbridge Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation also responsible for AnimeIowa and Gamicon. It is the oldest and largest science fiction convention in Iowa.