Cisco: IoT to generate $8 trillion worldwide in 10 years – Computer Business Review


Cisco: IoT to generate $8 trillion worldwide in 10 years – Computer Business Review.

 

Add this to the Trillions made on personal analytics over the same time and the Quaudrillions made over expanded capitalism and also the ginormous amounts of wealth created via cannabis legalisation globally – The ‘poor’ might just be able to finally pay their way and fulfill their dreams without having to ask for money from someone else first… fingers crossed

SpeechTechMag.com: MotionSavvy’s UNI Converts Sign Language to Audio


SpeechTechMag.com: MotionSavvy’s UNI Converts Sign Language to Audio.

For most hearing impaired people, the inability to properly and precisely communicate with the hearing often leads to frustration, anger, and isolation. Unless a hearing person knows sign language, which is unlikely, the deaf are forced to communicate by pen and paper using a sort of pigeon English.

However, with the advancement of speech and other technologies, several solutions aiming to lower the communication barrier are hitting the market. Considering that there are roughly 250 million deaf people in the world, according to the World Health Organization, this is indeed welcome news.

MotionSavvy, a startup from Alameda, Calif., has just taken the wraps off UNI, an assistive device that features a tablet, smart case, and mobile app. Using gesture and speech recognition, sign language is converted to audio, and spoken word is translated to text in real time without needing a Web connection.

“Every aspect of interaction with a hearing person is difficult, to the point that we feel hopeless,” said Ryan Hait-Campbell, CEO and co-founder of MotionSavvy, in an email. “We feel so hopeless that there is nothing that can be done. We are trying to give deaf people the ability to live the life that they want without any limits.”

http://www.motionsavvy.com/

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Monique Wilson: Power up & sort Misogyny by February 14 2020!

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#HeForShe Most damaged people spend years of their lives looking for the answer that will sort their heads

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#HeForShe Most ‘ok’ people who hurt others do it for reasons many of them don’t understand

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#HeForShe There is no full understanding of the damage arising from an ofhand remark or one put down too many

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#HeForShe which ‘joke’ is harmful to women and their futures and which is just funny

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#HeForShe find out what it is that seems to be winding up the hate against women.

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#HeForShe stopping in it’s tracks that old argument “you are a misogynyst!” “No, I’m not!”

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#HeForShe an app like a geiger counter but one that lets you know how misogynystic someone is (or misandrystic)

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#HeForShe an app that you have on your first date which tells you whether the other person is being honest

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#HeForShe nothing ‘accidentally’ left out of his, or her, case notes

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#HeForShe How about making sure that all evidence is collected re the abuser?

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#HeForShe how about for making 100% sure that your rape is not ‘shelved’ by the police?

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#HeForShe Why would anyone need additional ‘tools’ in this day and age?

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#HeForShe Ask those in society who have to deal with the wreckage left behind

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#HeForShe Ask the families of the damaged, un-fixed people

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#HeForShe Ask the children of the damaged

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#HeForShe consider the present point of view of 100, or 200, or maybe even 300 years

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#HeForShe shame a lot of people into changing their ways much much sooner than the predictions say?

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#HeForShe Imagine. Ramping up the action so that a billion stories suddenly flood our consciousness

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#HeForShe Isn’t it worth talking with people who deal in Global technology … and empower the user?

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Bedroom Tax ‘tormented cancer victim to death’ when she was forced to move home despite illness – Mirror Online


Bedroom Tax ‘tormented cancer victim to death’ when she was forced to move home despite illness – Mirror Online.

News that the end of the despised Bedroom Tax was in sight on Friday came too late for cancer victim Jan Mandeville, reports the Sunday People.

The 52-year-old grandmother’s funeral was on Thursday.

And, according to her family, her death was hastened when she was forced to move home despite her fatal illness.

Jan – who also suffered depression and fibromyalgia, making even basic movement painful – could not afford the extra rent on the two-bed flat she loved so she had to switch to a smaller property that she hated.

Her online diary reveals how she was tormented by the Bedroom Tax as well as her anger at the politicians she blamed.

Last year, Jan told how she fell into rent arrears following the housing benefit reforms which forced her to move home that year.

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The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed | Alternet


The word abortion usually conjures images of tile-floored clinics, doctors in white lab coats and waiting rooms full of anxious women. But one Dutch doctor is working to revolutionize access to the procedure, bypassing the clinic and turning to a novel method of delivery: the Internet.

In a powerful New York Times Magazine piece coming out this weekend, Emily Bazelon profiles Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch doctor and abortion rights activist who runs Women on Web, a “telemedicine service.” The Amsterdam-based group connects with women in countries where abortion is severely restricted or illegal, providing them with medical advice, support and prescriptions for mifepristone and misoprostol, pills that are given to women during the first trimester in order to induce miscarriage. Some 2,000 women a month, from countries as far-flung as Chile, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and South Korea, contact Women on Web asking for help accessing the drugs, which are known as a medical abortion. When taken together, the pills are 95 to 98% effective—roughly the same effectiveness rate as the surgical procedure.