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Airport car-sharing service FlightCar, a startup which helps car owners make money off of their idle vehicles, has just launched FlightCar Monthly: a new program in public beta that ...
Great idea - disrupting the car hire industry & reducing airport parking overload!
ET3 is literally "Space Travel on Earth". ET3 is silent, low cost, safe, faster than jets, and is electric.
Car sized passenger capsules travel in 1.5m (5') diameter tubes on frictionless maglev. Air is permanently removed from the two-way tubes that are built along a travel route. Airlocks at stations allow transfer of capsules without admitting air. Linear electric motors accelerate the capsules, which then coast through the vacuum for the remainder of the trip using no additional power. Most of the energy is regenerated as the capsules slow down. ET3 can provide 50 times more transportation per kWh than electric cars or trains.
Speed in initial ET3 systems is 600km/h (370 mph) for in state trips, and will be developed to 6,500 km/h (4,000 mph) for international travel that will allow passenger or cargo travel from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. ET3 is networked like freeways, except the capsules are automatically routed from origin to destination.
ET3 capsules weigh only 183 kg (400 lbs), yet like an automobile, can carry up to six people or 367 kg (800 lbs) of cargo. Compared to high speed rail, ET3 needs only 1/20th the material to build because the vehicles are so light. With automated passive switching, a pair of ET3 tubes can exceed the capacity of a 32 lane freeway. ET3 can be built for 1/10th the cost of High Speed Rail, or 1/4th the cost of a freeway.
"Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen literally wrote the book on technology disruption, and he thinks Apple, Tesla Motors, venture capitalists and most of the nation’s colleges and universities should be afraid.
The author of The Innovator’s Dilemma said Wednesday that all of them could be killed by less advanced competitors in the same way that many once dominant technology companies have been in the past."
Follow this link to disrupt it to read my insights on this story
Portal to the state of the art in the design and building of quantum computers, operating systems, algorithms, hardware, superconductors, and quantum physics.
Quantum computing is happening now - this is disruption in action!
Suck it and see! Solar powered battery charger that sticks to a window - what a great idea - simples!
Competitive dynamics are shifting and the rules for success and failure are being rewritten across almost every industry and every business function. Exciting n
Great article on the 1st of a 2 part series on the two things innovative disruptive companies have in common
1 - an overwhelming desire to disrupt their competitors by re-imagining the ways things are done
2 - they are also guided and driven by leaders who come from what we at TomorrowToday call the Connection Generation.
Interesting look at competitve advantage thru history and what that competitive advantage is now.
Open Source 3D printer with rigid aluminum casing. Looks greats, prints amazing. Low cost and assembled in couple of hours.
From "Introducing Popcorn Maker" blog post by Mozilla:
"Popcorn Maker is a free web app that makes video pop with interactivity, context and the magic of the web.
Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Using Popcorn Maker’s simple drag and drop interface, you can add live content to any video — photos, maps, links, social media feeds and more. All right from your browser.
The result is a new way to tell stories on the web, with videos that are rich with context, full of links, and unique each time you watch them."
Read full original article: http://bit.ly/TTKfs3
Try out it: https://popcorn.webmaker.org
Intro video: http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/r7
WOW! Does this appear to be a powerful and promising tool, or what? If you're into making video, you might want to get used to using Mozilla Firefox for a while and then start using Popcorn Maker when it's time to make those new, shiney movies! Wonder what our friends at FAME thing about this?
Looks like the ideal tool. Great that it is open source.
A hot tool IMO, I am soon going to try it.
VRM stands for Vendor Relationship Management. VRM tools provide customers with both independence from vendors and better ways of engaging with vendors.
To vendors, VRM is the customer-side counterpart of CRM (or Customer Relationship Management). VRM tools provide customers with the means to bear their side of the relationship burden. They relieve CRM of the perceived need to "capture," "acquire," "lock in," "manage," and otherwise employ the language and thinking of slave-owners when dealing with customers. With VRM operating on the customer's side, CRM systems will no longer be alone in trying to improve the ways companies relate to customers. Customers will be also be involved, as fully empowered participants, rather than as captive followers.
VRM will have a large impact on all our futures, learn more about this counterpart to CRM.
Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing...
If you love books--heck, if you even like 'em--run, don't walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It's long. Don't be frightened.
The design was created by Chinese designer Chen Jianjun. As a train passes through a stop, a pod locks on to its roof and passengers descend onto the train.
I've often wondered if you could attach a human/s to a moving train (this blows my bungee cord theory outta the park! ) - gotta be big benefits to this!
The HBS sage and McKinsey head discuss how to stay on top in a rapidly changing industry.
Brilliant podcast about disruption in the consulting sector with examples that stretch across all buisinesses & sectors - lots of learning points about why disruption occurs & potentially how you can combat it as your business moves to a high profile high profit work model & move away from the "knuckle draggers" less complicated work!
Amscreen is one of the most well-known outdoor advertising brands in Europe, providing digital screens and selling advertising space on garage forecourts, high streets and stores across ...
Facial detection - not recognition....phew! Still pretty cool so should shake up the advertising industry.
ipadio takes any phone call and streams it live on the web, makes phonecasts and phlogs simple and immediate
I think this technology has huge potential in lots of different verticals for many diverse applications. They have taken the Apple design approach and made the publication of phonecasts ridiculously simple from a device we carry with us every day. This is going to mahoosive!
From computational biology to 3D printing, new technology is changing the game-again
Great start in a series from McKinsey - Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmdt talks about disruptive technologies.
Great quote "We are going, in a single lifetime, from a small elite having acces to informaion, to essentially, everyone in the world having access to all the worlds information".....BOOM!
Many thanks to Garry Schulz for this link, see his scoop.it channel, "disrupt it" http://www.scoop.it/t/letsdisruptit
and his blog: http://disruptit.com.au/the-impact-of-disruptive-technology-a-conversation-with-googles-eric-schmidt/#
Traditional IT vendors may deride Amazon as a mere bookseller, but Amazon Web Service is growing quickly, not to mention inexpensively.
Great article discusses the BIG money involved in AWS & their "terrorsied" competitiors!
Our annual guide to the state of innovation in our economy featuring the businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their...
The New DIsruptors!
OpenMaterials is a collaborative research project dedicated to open investigation and experimentation with DIY production methods and uses of materials.
Finally, no matter where your favorite TV comes from, you can get it anywhere you are and anywhere you go.
This looks like a huge game changer for TV subscription services & means local TV content providers can now easily be a global player.
“Our business is globalizing television to make it ‘flat’ and accessible to anyone,” Subramanian says. “nimbleTV creates customer choice because people can sign up for any cable service provider, not just the one in their area, which creates more competition and a consumer-oriented market. It will also lift the geographic restrictions on programming that exist in the current market."
For $22K you get a robot; trainable by non-technical personnel, with no costly programming needed. And flexible and adaptable enough to change quickly across tasks, lines and teams.
This is v impressive and low cost. Humans no longer required for repetitve tasks!
Who needs a recruiter o
VOST - The Basics Presentation. Virtual Operations Support (VOS) for emergency management & disaster recovery makes use of new communication technologies & social media tools to help volunteers aid emergency services personnel overwhelmed by the amount of data generated during a disaster.
We believe this technology brings current generation characters, into next generation life. At 180 fps in a Geforce GTX 680.
Incredible Next-Generation Character Rendering, virtual computer generated reality on a 2 yr old laptop!