In a paper briefly published on a NASA server in mid-September, Google detailed the outcome of a computer experiment wherein a quantum computer solved a computational problem that would otherwise have been practically impossible for a traditional supercomputer to have performed, and in doing so having achieved a milestone knownread more

A recent study has measured the potential effect a simple Google search can have on the potential outcome of a major election, and it’s not a small one, as the search engine’s article ranking algorithm could determine the outcome of up to 25% of all national elections.

Human brains will be directly connected to the internet by nanobot implants, making us into human-machine hybrids, within the next 15 years, according to Google’s head engineer.

Director of Engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil, says that in the 2030’s, this nanobot interface would allow users faster access to information on the internet, and also allow information to be uploaded in the same manner as well, allowing us to back up our own brains.

There isn’t much that you can’t find out via Google, but can you really find the secret of "happiness?

Stress and dissatisfaction are common issues in the workplace; in fact, across the world the insidious march of depression’s "black dog" is claiming more and more victims. Statistically, depression in the global population does seem to be more wide-spread than it was a century ago, although the reason for this could be because the world’s population has increased and also because the condition is more likely to be recognised by medical professionals today. Our ancestors undoubtedly suffered from depressive episodes, though were often diagnosed as lunatics and committed to asylums.