Interesting, but it's been in the works for a long long time, the actual platform for such business comes from DARPA..........I'm sure most people who visit this site know about DARPA..Many were sort of introduced to them around the event called 9-11........something I know a bit about...lol
DARPA is a special agency of the Machine, they have many projects which are usually passed off as folly, or ( as in this case ) sci-fi...
IBM makes for a great bed partner.........as do other software companies, yet many are small obscure companies on the surface, monsters underneath.
Maybe you remember the software program developed by one of these entities which was to be used to monitor banking transactions between World Banks in Europe and other areas of the globe.......Funny how no one ever stops to think about just how EASY it would be to use such software to EXPLOIT trends on Wall Street..........They have been accused of doing that very thing by Mark Cuban, I believe he would know.
There was a woman ( a very very smart women ) last name Singh..............she was out and about doing what I called the 9-11 two step--------------or shuffle if you will.. JUST MY OPINION...She got lots and lots of play a few months after the event. I will always wonder what that was really all about.....surely it was far from being about what may have happened on 9-11 as it related to ( sci-fi type / yet to be / but already was developed ) SOFTWARE. LOL
Just a refresher:
DARPA's Very Expensive, Sci-Fi Projects From the Future
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced progress on a pair of characteristically futuristic projects: a computer chip that works like the human brain and a mission to visit a nearby star. Right off the bat, these two pursuits sound pretty far-fetched and incredibly expensive, but that's been the government agency's modus operandi since it was founded during the Cold War in order to develop a response to Russia's Sputnik satellite. Today, DARPA describes itself as "100 geniuses connected by a travel agent" and even though it's technically a part of the Defense Department, it operates sort of like a research and development start-up. A lot of DARPA projects sound like they were pulled out of Isaac Asimov novels, but sometimes science fiction concepts become world-changing innovations. DARPA, after all, did invent the Internet and GPS. But some of the others? Well, they're certainly ambitious:
Cognitive Computing - With DARPA funding, IBM and university researchers have been developing a computer chip that mimics the processes of the human brain. "IBM's so-called cognitive computing chips could one day simulate and emulate the brain's ability to sense, perceive, interact and recognize -- all tasks that humans can currently do much better than computers can," reports Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat.
The 100-Year Starship Study - The name says it all. In a century-long project with NASA, DARPA wants to fund an organization that will build a spaceship that can fly to another star. The $500,000 seed grant will be awarded on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), and researchers couldn't be more excited about the Star Trek-style mission. "If you want to have a hobby, why can't it be designing an interstellar spacecraft?" said Andreas Tziolas, director of Project Icarus.
Think:::::::: Why do they want you to think that these things that take hundreds of millions of dollars to research...................are by any stretch...FAR FETCHED.http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... re/243668/ Cole