A gun blogger picked up on a technical error made by the AP noting, “These are the people feeding gun information to the masses. No wonder when those masses are polled, the results reflect the ignorance and manipulation they’ve been subjected to by our Fourth Estate/Fifth Columnist ‘Authorized Journalist’ Corps.”
Our brains will extend to the cloud, which will allow us to learn new things at any age; We will be able to selectively erase pieces of our memory; We’ll be in augmented reality at all times; By 2029, machines will be able to match the intelligence of humans, and they’ll be able to make us laugh and cry.
Kurzweil says around the 2030s, tiny “nanobots” able to repair and preserve our organs will keep us healthier and smarter.
Finally, the futurist predicts that society will reach a state of “technological singularity” by 2045 where technology enables superhuman machine intelligences to emerge and people and machines become deeply integrated.
What is Etsy? If you don’t know, you’re probably behind the curve! Launched in 2005, Etsy is an online marketplace where millions buy and sell handmade and vintage items, art and craft supplies, art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, quilts and toys. Put another way, Etsy is a virtual crafts fair with some 20 million members in 200 countries that gives sellers a personal storefront to list their goods for a small listing fee of 20 cents per item and 3.5 percent commission on all items sold.
Last year Etsy was “powering ahead” with $700 million in sales last year (compared to $525 million for all of 2011). By the end of 2012, more than 100 million items had been sold. Etsy has already raised $40 million for international expansion.