nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week November 27 to December 3
RACHEL METZ - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Amazon is many things: online retailer, grocery store owner, provider of cloud computing services. And this week it added another title to its list: helper for companies that want to make virtual- and augmented-reality apps.
PATRICK CAUGHILL - FUTURISM
A Nobel Prize-winning economist says that Bitcoin should be outlawed. He states that the currency holds no real function and can easily be brought down by regulation.
RYAN BRADY - SINGULARITY HUB
Slowly, and thanks to the tsunami of data and advancements in self-learning algorithms, healthcare is transitioning from a reactive model to more of a preventative model—and it’s completely upending the way care is delivered.
PETER MAXWELL - LS:N GLOBAL
"Video games are not only a vehicle to advertise real-world goods, they also present a viable new marketplace for branded digital goods." - Peter Maxwell, senior journalist, LS:N Global
JAMES VINCENT - THE VERGE
A new report predicts that by 2030, as many as 800 million jobs could be lost worldwide to automation. But, it also states that as in the past, technology will not be a purely destructive force. New jobs will be created; existing roles will be redefined; and workers will have the opportunity to switch careers.
STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE
Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on Facebook's new AI that prevents suicides and removes terrorists communication and much more. Enjoy!