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Ideas of the Future
Ideas of the future from giant tech.
News is that Amazon has recently been awarded a patent for a giant flying, floating warehouse (fulfilment centre) that will have drones to be able to deliver items to customers within minutes. These warehouses could probably be totally automated and pilot-less.
To compare Indian art historiography with art historiography in general, we need first to constellate these categories - general art historiography with western art historiography and Indian art historiogaphy with the art historiography of colonized people. Art History as a nascent discipline is born in the west, particularly in Renaissance Florence, in the work of Giorgio Vasari (1511-74). It took shape as a discipline under circumstances similar to the birth of all modern academic disciplines, as a way to arrive at a complete and comprehensive knowledge of the human species and its world, in its historical evolution towards perfect rationality. Art was seen as a precious human expression, capturing t…
India’s ethical hackers, who earn huge sums protecting foreign MNCs and global tech firms from cyberattacks, are underused in India. India produces more ethical hackers (hackers who break into computer systems to expose, and not exploit, weaknesses) than anywhere else.
BugCrowd, a global hacking network, shows Indians earned the most bug bounties (rewards for exposing cybersecurity loopholes). Facebook is just one of the companies that uses India's ethical hacker talent. Indians outnumbered all other bug hunters on HackerOne, a registry of hackers.
Most are techies in India’s IT sector whose skill set makes them qualified to crack cyber systems. But while MNCs and global tech firms increasingly use this world-class hacking talent, only a few Indian firms run bug bounty programs.
An Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire last year, reports Times of India. His pacemaker data obtained by police showed otherwise, and he was charged with arson and insurance fraud. In Pennsylvania, authorities dismissed rape charges after data from a woman's Fitbit+ contradicted her version of her whereabouts during the 2015 alleged assault. Vast amounts of data collected from our connected devices -- fitness bands, smart refrigerators, thermostats and automobiles, among others -- are increasingly being used in US legal proceedings to prove or disprove claims by people involved.
In a recent case that made headlines, authorities in Arkansas sought, and eventually obtained, data from a murder suspect's Amazon+ Echo speaker to obtain evidence. The US Federal Trade Commission in February fined television maker Vizio for secretly gathering data on viewers collected from its smart TVs and selling the information to marketers. The mak…