The How Stuff Works section of the Science Magazine website has an interesting ten-point article on advances that make newer buildings far more earthquake resistant — “Tremblor-thwarting technologies,” as they memorably call them.
A key area where technology is losing on the diversity scale is in the age of its employees. As both chillingly and hilariously depicted in Dan Lyons’ recent book “Disrupted: My Misadventures in the Startup Bubble,” people over the age of 50 are in shorter supply than women at an all-night hackathon.
This is a pretty solid 15-point article compiled through the Forbes Technology Council , offering thoughts on how the CTO and other technology executive roles will continue to evolve in the next few years.
We find a story today that claims the AI biz will blow up into a $70 billion business by 2020, or roughly twice the revenue of the NFL (which will surely grow if they can replace the players with robots). We don’t find that hard to believe. What we do question is, though, who’s going to have the money to spend it?
Reddit’s CTO offers a clever formula of how you can figure out if a software is mature: Blood + Sweat, divided by maturity. In other words, the amount of work done on it by its creators, divided by the complexity inherent in using the software itself.
7CTOs would also like to honor our active military and veterans with today’s brief blog post highlighting some ways the IT community can help returning vets who want to work. As most of us know, it can be a tough road to civilian life for many of our ex-military after they get back stateside. Some companies, like Microsoft, have created programs to help veterans transition into jobs at the software behemoth.
Virtual Reality devices seem so isolating. Are we headed towards a world where a family sits in their living room, each with a big clunky box wrapped around their face? A recently married couple sitting in bed, each lost in their own world? Classrooms of goggled students?