“While the current coronavirus crisis and Eric Schmidt’s increasingly public role in ushering in AI-driven technological ‘solutions’ throughout New York have given a boost to the smart city agenda, the plan to create these cities in New York was in the works well before coronavirus. However, those pre-pandemic smart city plans intimately involve one key actor that has, thus far, gone unnamed in recent media reports — the state of Israel. The selection of the projects will be overseen by Eric Gertler, who was nominated to the position of President and CEO of the Empire State Development (ESD) shortly after Cuomo announced the NY-Israel Smart City partnership and returned to a trip from Israel. Notably, Gertler is also currently chairman of the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) and is on the Board of Governors for Tel Aviv University and Israel’s Technion. He also has long-standing close ties to Mort Zuckerman, a…
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Scientists have imagined how humans may look in the future — and it’s not pretty.
Experts have examined the way technology will affect the human form, suggesting the body may change dramatically.
Creating a 3D model of a future human called “Mindy”, scientists said people living in 2100 may have hunched backs from hours of sitting over computers and looking at smartphones.
Mindy also has bigger neck muscles to compensate for her poor posture, a thicker skull to protect from radiation and a smaller brain that has shrunk from leading a largely sedentary lifestyle.
Humans in fewer than 100 years may also have claw-like hands from gripping their phones.
Humans of 2100
HUNCHBACKS: People may have a curve in their spines from leaning over their phones
DOUBLE EYELIDS: People may develop a double lid to protect their eyes from harmful light
CLAW HANDS: The human hand may also change a…
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