Feature Demo: Emerging Technology Articles Collection


Like I mentioned in my introduction, I spend a good portion of my time sorting through science news and emerging technology articles. I’m working on generating a way for you to easily sort through my recent readings on the topics, as well as attaching a synopsis of my views so you can easily catch up with what different technologies mean, how they work, and where they might go.


In the mean time, however, I’ve put together a quick demo showing you everything that passes into my favorites read list, sorted out from all the articles I see every day. There’s no explicit tagging on this yet, but hopefully there will be in the future. Feel free to peruse and enjoy! Feedback is welcomed on number of articles per page I should display. I’m also going to try to hack in some CSS to format things so they’re a bit easier to read.


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Equation predicted happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide

The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected.
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Screening and drug therapy predicted to make hepatitis C a rare disease

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
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Triple therapy revs up immune system against common brain tumor

A triple therapy for glioblastoma, including two types of immunotherapy and targeted radiation, has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers, according to a new report by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
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Inequality in Asia and policies to reduce inequality

China has higher levels of income inequality than the United States. Inequality would be reduced with policies that increase access to education, healthcare and better access to finance. Other policies include reforming the Hukou system.
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Presenter to talk about hacking passenger jet equipment

Not the most comforting thought, but then again Black Hat is not an annual venue content with comforting its audience of hackers and security experts. They come to Black Hat events because they are out to learn more about the cybersecurity risks they need to address.
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Cheap and compact medical testing: Researchers develop simple detector

(Phys.org) —Harvard researchers have created an inexpensive detector that can be used by health care workers in the world's poorest areas to monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests that now are done by machines costing tens of thousands of dollars.
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Mining bacterial blueprints yields novel process for creation of fuel and chemical compounds

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound—the 19 carbon furan-containing fatty acid (19Fu-FA).
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Nanoscale, biodegradable drug-delivery method could provide a year or more of steady doses

About one in four older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills.
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Research aims to reduce water footprint and increase shelf life of potted and cut herb production

New research from the University of Southampton is aiming to reduce the water footprint and increase shelf life of potted and cut herb production in the UK.
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Laser-wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

(Phys.org) —An international team, including Dr.
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This blog falls out of my experiences looking at emerging technologies and forecasting in the last few years of my life.

I spent late 2012 through early 2014 as one of the founders of a consulting start-up called ‘Prokalkeo’. Prokalkeo’s goal was to help companies plan a strategy for emerging technology. It didn’t quite go that way-we ended up primarily doing market research. Our website is still up, if you want to investigate, and you might see some of the inspiration for this blog there.

I started Prokalkeo because I cared about the subject. Unfortunately, scrambling for clients doesn’t leave you a lot of time (or energy) for a deep investigation into a subject. While we knew our stuff, we weren’t able to push the boundaries back as much as we would have liked, let alone formalize it into any sort of framework.

That’s in the past, now–I’m employed elsewhere in a job that I love, and that allows me to have the energy to pursue outside interests. I’ve wanted to do something like Stratexist for a while.

The blog is titled Stratexist for a couple reasons–I hope to become a master strategist of technology, and I want to prove to myself and the world that viable, rigorous methods to plan a strategy of technology exist.

Please watch this space for updates. Unlike some blogs, I’m not going into this knowing what the outcome is going to be. This will be a place of reviewing existing papers and content and making them more well known, but also hopefully pushing back the boundaries of forecasting. Content will range from operations research, to math, to economics, to simple heuristic business decision making.