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Latest developments in technologies & economies that may impact your business in the coming year. The future comes in waves, on which we can choose to sink, swim or surf.
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Fearsome UK Robot Aircraft Is Semi-Autonomous | Artificial Intelligence

Fearsome UK Robot Aircraft Is Semi-Autonomous | Artificial Intelligence | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
But the threat of governments misusing drone technology pales in comparison to the threat of criminals or terrorists using drones. Singularity University's own Marc Goodman has written extensively about drone technology ...
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FutureMed 2013 Kicks Off at Singularity University With Huge Demand ... - Singularity Hub

FutureMed 2013 Kicks Off at Singularity University With Huge Demand ... - Singularity Hub | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
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FutureMed 2013 Kicks Off at Singularity University With Huge Demand ...
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FutureMed 2013 has officially arrived.
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Probably the coolest self picture ever been taken.

Probably the coolest self picture ever been taken. | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Click to see the pic and write a comment... (Probably the coolest self picture ever been taken.
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Expert advice: how social enterprises can form partnerships with charities

Expert advice: how social enterprises can form partnerships with charities | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Tips from our live Q&A on how to develop successful partnerships (RT @martintisne: Expert advice: how social enterprises can form partnerships with charities http://t.co/0FYZErRA via @guardian)...
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Walpole robotics team looks to climb highest peaks, throw straightest Frisbees - Wicked Local Walpole

Walpole robotics team looks to climb highest peaks, throw straightest Frisbees - Wicked Local Walpole | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Walpole robotics team looks to climb highest peaks, throw straightest Frisbees
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This year's challenge calls for robots that can climb ladders and throw Frisbees, a new twist for the RoboRobels, senior Hannah O'Leary said.
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Pebble smartwatch set to ship

Pebble smartwatch set to ship | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
A hotly-anticipated smartwatch, created thanks to $15m (£10m) in crowdsourced funding, will start shipping to backers this month.
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Car technology of tomorrow at CES 2013

Car technology of tomorrow at CES 2013 | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Future car tech at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic. (Hi Artificial Intelligence, bye blood brothers?
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By 2016 in North America, mobile advertising could be bigger than today’s entire online ad market

By 2016 in North America, mobile advertising could be bigger than today’s entire online ad market | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
World-wide spending on mobile advertising will quadruple by 2016, projects eMarketer, an industry publication that covers marketing and e-commerce.
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The 10 Weirdest Deaths by Technology - Gizmodo

The 10 Weirdest Deaths by Technology - Gizmodo | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
The 10 Weirdest Deaths by Technology
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The 10 Weirdest Deaths by Technology Technology is supposed to make our lives better: our meat easier to chew, our water easier to carry, our ox carts easier to move.
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Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from...
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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy of The Way Things Work: ...
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Great video on the future of education - An Aristotle for Everyone 

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Smart fabrics and other future tech

Smart fabrics and other future tech | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
From smart homes to intelligent robots - a look at the emerging technologies of the near future.
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Apple takes mobile web usage crown from Nokia, Samsung zips past, too

Apple takes mobile web usage crown from Nokia, Samsung zips past, too | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
It's been more than five years since the first iPhone was introduced, and gave a rocket boost to mobile web usage, but last month was actually the first to mark Apple surpassing Nokia in 15 billion visits measured on 3 million sites by StatCounter...
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Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - Forbes

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - Forbes | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Consumers are building multibillion-dollar marketplaces for sharing cars, homes, bicycles, driveways and tools. In looking for a better deal and extra income, they're reshaping business.
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U.S. Employee Outsourced His Job to China, Watched Cat Videos Instead

U.S. Employee Outsourced His Job to China, Watched Cat Videos Instead | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
A U.S. employee outsourced his job to China, paying the foreign firm 20% of his six-figure salary to do his job, according to a Verizon case study.
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Funny story :-)

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Is Location Based Advertising The Future Of Mobile Marketing And Mobile Advertising? - Forbes

Is Location Based Advertising The Future Of Mobile Marketing And Mobile Advertising? - Forbes | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Along with content marketing I don't think there's a more ubiquitous phrase right now in the world of marketing and advertising than anything that starts with the word "mobile." Everyone has their opinion, their idea, their beliefs and so on when...
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6 Digital Trend Predications for 2013 | Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar

6 Digital Trend Predications for 2013 | Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
From content marketing to mobile wallet, here are some of the most interesting trend predictions we’ve heard so far this year.
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CES: The weird and wonderful from 2013's Las Vegas technology show

CES: The weird and wonderful from 2013's Las Vegas technology show | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Brace yourself (CES: The weird and wonderful from 2013's Las Vegas technology show - Inquirer: InquirerCES: T...
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Astronaut captures Aussie bushfires from space

Astronaut captures Aussie bushfires from space | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
The string of bushfires currently raging throughout five of Australia's six states are so massive that they can be seen from space.
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A Futurist's Top Ten Books of 2012 | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich

A Futurist's Top Ten Books of 2012 | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Futurist Jack Uldrich releases his top ten future-related books of the past year.
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10 Mobile Apps To Make Your Business More Productive in 2013 - Forbes

10 Mobile Apps To Make Your Business More Productive in 2013 - Forbes | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Forbes 10 Mobile Apps To Make Your Business More Productive in 2013 Forbes Now that the new year is in full swing, I'd like to provide everybody in our extended Forbes family with a few no-calorie treats that can make your business more productive...
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Retired Airplane Transformed Into Kindergarten Classroom

Retired Airplane Transformed Into Kindergarten Classroom | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
The Telegraph is reporting that Gari Chapidze purchased a retired Yakovlev Yak-42 airplane and transformed it into a private kindergarten classroom in Rustavi, Georgia. photo by Vano Shlamov of AFP/Getty Images via ...

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How COOL is this? 

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Google Glass forges new Mobile Form Factor — TheTelecomBlog.com

Google Glass forges new Mobile Form Factor — TheTelecomBlog.com | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Not just the next tech accessory, Google’s innovative Google Glass eyewear project is shaping up to be the next form factor in mobile technology.
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New World Record Set for Solar Cells: 44% Efficiency

New World Record Set for Solar Cells: 44% Efficiency | Fast Forward Futurist | Scoop.it
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Solar Junction have set a new record for high-efficiency solar cells with an unprecedented 44% efficiency rate.
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