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Nov 16, 2021

New Measures For The Digital Economy

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By analyzing data from the global online intelligence platform BuiltWith, my colleagues and I have been exploring new ways to measure a nation’s actual digital footprint – from the bottom-up. We have developed two new experimental measures of national digital infrastructure – one focused on domestic digital infrastructure (DDI) and another that looks at a nation’s online export ambitions (DXI).

We plan to develop these further and explore how they may be used to feature in a future index of Digital Economic Investment next year.

This first measure: Digital Domestic Infrastructure (DDI), has a domestic focus and simply looks at the number of websites in each country using the top-level country domain as a simple filter for geography. We digital infrastructure consists of much more than websites and online services but that is a useful guide at a national scale into a nations investments and assets in the digital economy. We’ve also filtered for domains that are hosted by or invest in paid technologies (a data feature BuiltWith offers), so as to distinguish active websites from those that are idle or redirected – typically held by domain squatters. This also removes counts of hobby or personal websites as, while there’s an amazing array of free, open source technologies to be used in building digital services online, most commercial services now have at least one form of paid technology in their mix.

Nov 15, 2021

North America’s first ever whale sanctuary to open 2023

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Nova Scotia sanctuary for captive whales to open 2023.

The Whale Sanctuary Project says it is not possible to release whales straight from captivity into the ocean, because they have never experienced life in the ocean.

The organisation says the sanctuary would give them “lifetime care” in a “natural setting that’s as close as possible to what they would experience in the wild”.

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Nov 15, 2021

Why the Metaverse is a Dystopian Nightmare & Niantic’s Solution

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, futurism

Facebook’s vision of the Metaverse has been criticized by both consumers & other companies for its obvious dystopian outlook. But one of the most prominent Augmented Reality Companies in the world, Niantic has shown a much better looking futuristic vision of the metaverse. One in which the real world would only get augmented instead of completely replaced like in Meta’s vision of it. Niantic’s Lightship platform and future augmented reality glasses are meant to be a look into a future where privacy and social interactions are of uttermost importance and the dystopian nightmare future wouldn’t be a big problem. Let’s see what companies such as Apple or niantic think of this.

00:00 The unfortunate fate of the Metaverse.
02:01 What is this future going to look like?
03:59 Facebook’s Creepy Vision of the Workplace.
06:29 A possible solution by Niantic.
08:35 Last Words.

#facebook #meta #metaverse

Nov 15, 2021

Israel Unveils ‘Revolutionary’ New Scorpius Electronic Warfare System

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

Israel has recently unveiled a new electronic warfare system called Scorpius that its manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, says has capabilities that will revolutionize electronic warfare.

“If you’re using the wider beam, then you’re definitely catching your target, but you’re also catching a whole lot of other stuff, including friendly forces in the same beam,” Fustick said.

Scorpius’ combined use of a wide beam, to scan for potential threats in all directions, and narrow beams, to target such threats, gives its operator “wide effect with minimum collateral interference.”

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Nov 15, 2021

What If Humanity Was A Type IV Civilization? | Unveiled

Posted by in categories: energy, futurism

What would humanity be like if it was Level 4 on the Kardashev Scale? In this video, Unveiled takes a dramatic trip into the future to discover how the human race would change and evolve if it ever hoped to be a Type IV Civilization. We’re talking a whole universe’s worth of power and energy here, so hold on to your hats!

This is Unveiled, giving you incredible answers to extraordinary questions!

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Nov 14, 2021

Beijing Stock Exchange opens to mixed reception

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SHANGHAI/HONG KONG — The Beijing Stock Exchange, China’s newest bourse, opened to a mixed reception on Monday, with debuting companies soaring while listings carried over from a preexisting board mostly fell.

Nov 14, 2021

NIO Installs Its First Battery Swap Station In Norway

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According to reports from Norway, the first battery swap station was installed and is being tested by NIO to support the launch of the NIO ES8 model.

Nov 14, 2021

Leaked Microsoft pay data shows how much hundreds of software engineers report making in units like Azure, Office, and Windows — with a median pay package of $185,000

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Insider analyzed leaked compensation data to determine how much Microsoft appears to pay software engineers in key units.

Nov 14, 2021

Boarding Dragon now

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Nov 14, 2021

I Spent 24 Hours in the Metaverse. I Made Friends, Did Work and Panicked About the Future

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WSJ’s Joanna Stern put on a headset to live in the virtual world for 24 hours and shares what she learned.

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