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10 Futuristic Libraries - OEDB.org

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I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many different types of libraries around the world and I really enjoy the architecture and design of today’s modern libraries. Many libraries today are striving to be innovative and cutting-edge though the design of their buildings as well as their services and resources. Here are ten libraries that look as if they have been transported back from the future.

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You might think that with the internet traditional libraries would be relics of the past...these examples clearly indicate the opposite.

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10 Creative Ideas For Thriving Cities Of The Future

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From handing families $50 to start college savings plans to creating open platforms for citizen participation, here are the best examples of innovation worth spreading that are coming from local government.

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"The Center for an Urban Future, a New York think tank, and NYU Wagner, a public policy school, have identified "proven and scalable reforms that can improve, and possibly transform, the city." Their Innovation and the City report, based on interviews with 200 policy experts, is framed as a document for New York's next mayor, who will be elected this November. But in reality, the 15 ideas apply to many cities, and perhaps a few towns as well. Below, a selection of 10 of the ideas."

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The Internet is the God We Create-The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements.

The Internet is the God We Create-The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements. | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements. 


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FastTFriend's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:23 AM

The first volume, The Netocrats, deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera.

The second volume, The Global Empire, explores the near future of political globalization and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity.

The third volume, The Body Machines, thoroughly deals with the demise of the Cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging technological paradigm. It explains why we’re all of us body machines, and why this is actually good news.

Wildcat2030's curator insight, January 9, 2013 2:42 AM

The first volume, The Netocrats, deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera.

The second volume, The Global Empire, explores the near future of political globalization and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity.

The third volume, The Body Machines, thoroughly deals with the demise of the Cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging technological paradigm. It explains why we’re all of us body machines, and why this is actually good news.

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5 Toilet Technologies of the Future

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Here's a roundup of some promising toilet-related technologies that could make pooping safe for the world. Most of us take it for granted that we can go #1 or #2 into a lovely porcelain throne, press a lever, and the messy details are taken care of. But for an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide, a commode is a hole in the ground—at best. And that hole isn't just smelly; it's a source of disease. Here's a roundup of some promising toilet-related technologies that could make pooping safe for the world. All are prototypes today, but could be ready for business soon.

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/52363/5-toilet-technologies-future#ixzz2dUld8Zja
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Well it had to happen sometime, the future of TOILETS :) Current technology of the toilet is 20th Century and it hasn't changed in over 50 years...

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Space Station Science: Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

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In the new movie "Elysium," Earth is beyond repair, and the rich and powerful have decided to leave it behind.
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In an earlier post this year I mentioned Libra, a 1978 film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfY4djdAW_s

 

Colonies in Space, made from lunar and asteroid material, was an idea born in the 1970's by Gerald K. O'neill whom also suggested SPS (Solar Power Satelites)...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_K._O'Neill

 

His book "The High Frontier:Colonies in Space" details this idea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Frontier:_Human_Colonies_in_Space

 

I read this book back in 1977 and his "2081:A Hopeful View of the Human Future"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2081:_A_Hopeful_View_of_the_Human_Future

 

This movie, although more elaborate and contemporary, has several parallels. 

 

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The Future Chronicles 2.0

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I started Futurecast that evolved into the Future Chronicles back in 1996:

To provide an ongoing, world-wide-web based chronicle of the study of the future and the current trends that will affect the actual definitive future...that fleeting intangible event that eventually makes tomorrow, today

 

H Lee Siddons, Jr is a ilay futurist and the first futurecaster that predicted the success of Compact Discs (CDs), Microsoft Windows, the WWW, HDTV and DVDs  

 

H Lee Siddons, Jr.

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http://www.futurecast.com/

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