Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 Powerlines for Mesh Networks\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, September 23rd, 2016.\u00a0AT&T’s mesh network testing, trying to change the world, cheap robots, playing with Human DNA, and the future of journalism.AT&T\u2019s AirGig uses power lines for multi-gigabit, wireless broadbandAT&T is developing wireless technology that uses power lines to guide wireless signals to their destination and potentially deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds. The technology is experimental and not close to commercial deployment, but it could potentially\u2014in a few years\u2014be used to deliver smartphone data or home Internet.Project AirGig from AT&T Labs, announced yesterday, revives the possibility of using power lines for Internet service\u2014but in a surprising way. Signals would not travel inside the power lines, butnear the lines. “Low-cost plastic antennas and devices located along the power line” send wireless signals to each other, using the power lines as a guide, AT&T said.\u201cWe\u2019re experimenting with multiple ways to send a modulated radio signal around or near medium-voltage power lines,\u201d AT&T\u2019s announcement said. \u201cThere\u2019s no direct electrical connection to the power line required, and it has the potential of multi-gigabit speeds in urban, rural, and underserved parts of the world.\u201dRead more at ArstechnicaWhen You Change the World and No One NoticesNote: This is a brilliant article and must be read in full…Big breakthroughs typically follow a seven-step path:First, no one\u2019s heard of you.Then they\u2019ve heard of you but think you\u2019re nuts.Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity.Then they view your product as a toy.Then they see it as an amazing toy.Then they start using it.Then they couldn\u2019t imagine life without it.This process can take decades. It rarely takes less than several years.Stanford professor Paul Saffo put it this way:It takes 30 years for a new idea to seep into the culture. Technology does not drive change. It is our collective response to the options and opportunities presented by technology that drives change.Read more at CollaborativeFund.comHow to build a robot that \u201csees\u201d with $100 and TensorFlowObject recognition is one of the most exciting areas in machine learning right now. Computers have been able to recognize objects like faces or cats reliably for quite a while, but recognizing arbitrary objects within a larger image has been the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence. Maybe the real surprise is that human brains recognize objects so well. We effortlessly convert photons bouncing off objects at slightly different frequencies into a spectacularly rich set of information about the world around us. Machine learning still struggles with these simple tasks, but in the past few years, it\u2019s gotten much better.Deep learning and a large public training data set called ImageNet has made an impressive amount of progress toward object recognition.TensorFlow is a well-known framework that makes it very easy to implement deep learning algorithms on a variety of architectures. TensorFlow is especially good at taking advantage of GPUs, which in turn are also very good at running deep learning algorithms.Read more at O’Reilly MediaBreaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human EmbryosRead more at NPRThe Future of Journalism: Empowered, Nonlinear, Essential ***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.