Cyber Attacks Ahead
Is the Internet facing “the cyber equivalent of the World Trade Center attack?” According to a former security chief, the U.S. has already received its “9/11 warning” for a cyber-attack that could take down the banks, power and ultimately cripple the economy. Former U.S. Intelligence Chief John “Mike” McConnell, who served under President Clinton, George Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/121130_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] A month after releasing its Surface tablet with Windows RT, Microsoft has unveiled the pricing and specs for its more powerful tablet: the Surface with Windows Pro. Available in January, Microsoft’s higher-end tablet will feature Intel Core i5 processors, 4 gigs of RAM, a full 1080p 10.6” Continue Reading →
Steve Martin in The Jerk
What do you think of the iPhone? What do you think of Windows 8? What do you think of the iPad mini? What do you think it means that DirectX 11.1 will be Windows 8 exclusive? What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S3? How do you think an Ultrabook compares to a Macbook Continue Reading →
RoboCup
I’ve been thinking about the future of robotics, artificial intelligence (also known as A.I.) and the future of sports. I’m a futurist and can’t help it. When I talk to people about the future of these things, people are pretty fearful of it. They worry that robots will take our jobs and that A.I. will Continue Reading →
Travel
SRI International has produced some remarkable technologies over the years, with the more recent notables including Siri, Trapit, Nuance, and many others. On Friday, another one of Siri’s siblings launches into public beta and it hopes to help make travel planning and discovery much smarter. Desti is calling itself the smartest travel guide available for Continue Reading →
Hurricane Sandy in NYC
Each week, Team Shelly Palmer sends me a prompt for this column, focusing on a topical event or idea, which I then explore in regards to the future. This past week, the last week of October 2012, I received no prompt. I hadn’t really expected to. It’s been a hard week on the east coast Continue Reading →

Being “In the Zone”

In the Zone
“The zone is a state of mind which is marked by a sense of calmness. In addition, there is a heightened sense of awareness and focus. Actions seem effortless and there is an increased belief that your dreams or goals can become achievable and real. In addition, there is also a sense of deep enjoyment Continue Reading →