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10 Technology Trends to Expect in 2013 | TechAtLast

10 Technology Trends to Expect in 2013 | TechAtLast | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In this article, we have covered some of the top 10 Technology Trends to expect in 2013 and year beyond (Techatlast Latest: 10 Technology Trends to Expect in 2013: Technology is ever changing.)...
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How Self-Driving Cars Could Radically Transform Cities

How Self-Driving Cars Could Radically Transform Cities | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Think more green space, fewer roads and faster commutes. A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will essentially terraform cities by eliminating 90% of cars on the roads, opening up acres of land and slashing commute times. This per a team of transportation scientists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that analyzed data on actual car trips in Lisbon, Portugal, to see how a fleet of self-driving, shared “taxibots” would change the metropolitan landscape (PDF link).

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Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy
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MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Luckily, some of the brightest minds in the world are on the case. USAIDrecently announced the winners of the Desal Prize, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries. The idea was to create a system that could remove salt from water and meet three criteria: it had to be cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient.

The winners of the $140,000* first prize were a group from MIT and Jain Irrigation Systems. The group came up with a method that uses solar panels to charge a bank of batteries.

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How managers could be replaced by software | Impact Lab

How managers could be replaced by software | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Executives most likely spend a lot of time thinking about how the internet and automation are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how
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The Future of Work in times of Disruption - SogetiLabs

The Future of Work in times of Disruption - SogetiLabs | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

PwC released a 30 page report called “The Future of Work – A Journey to 2022”. Asked what will be the driver of change, technology ends up on top of the list. The report presents a ‘three worlds of work’-concept on what types of organizations we will have in the future.

 

The Blue World
This scenario is all about good old  “big company capitalism” and the primary goal and purpose of a business is to focus on profits, revenue, and growing market share.

The Green World
Green represents companies that focus on sustainability, well-being, and eco-living. Employees and customers team up to have a positive social and environmental impact. Co-creation and crowd wisdom are at heart of these organizations.

The Orange World
‘Orange companies’ are quite similar to the startups everybody is talking about these days. Companies that focus on maximizing flexibility while reducing costs. In this scenario freelancers and entrepreneurs dominate the employment landscape and companies break up into smaller entities in order to stay relevant with fast changing world we live and work in.

 
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Relaxation in the palm of your hand

Relaxation in the palm of your hand | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Slovenian industrial designer Gašper Premože created Zen Egg, a stress reliever that serves as a reminder to take time for yourself.
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Icelandic entrepreneurs start to sell insect infused protein bars | IceNews - Daily News

Icelandic entrepreneurs start to sell insect infused protein bars | IceNews - Daily News | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Last summer, Icenews reported on Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, two entrepreneurs from Iceland, who founded Crowbar Protein, a startup company that produces protein bars made with sustainable and protein-rich edible insects. After months of preparation and development of their first product, the company has launched Jungle Bar, the insect powered protein bar on Kickstarter.

Jungle Bar is a normal looking protein bar, made from dates, all sorts of seeds, chocolate and cricket flour, the special insect ingredient. Cricket flour is made out of nutritious crickets which have been specially farmed for human consumption in a very sustainable way. These crickets are dried and ground down to fine flour, which is mixed with the other ingredients to make the final product. Cricket flour is full of protein, minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients which Stefán says is „a perfect ingredient for Jungle Bar.

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Top places to feel like you’re in the future - Lonely Planet

Top places to feel like you’re in the future - Lonely Planet | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Read Top places to feel like you’re in the future by Lonely Planet:

1. Tokyo,

2. McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antartica

3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4. Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

5. Toronto, Canada

6. Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, Sweden

7. New Songdo City, Incheon, South Korea

8. Spaceport America, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

9. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

10. Singapore



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25 Game-Changing Hard Trends That Will Create Disruption and Opportunity

25 Game-Changing Hard Trends That Will Create Disruption and Opportunity | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological advancements not only to keep track of, but also to profit from. To stay competitive, your organization needs to anticipate the most significant technology trends that are shaping your business and changing your customer, and then develop innovative ways to use them to your advantage, both inside and outside of your organization. Remember, if it can be done, it will be done. If you don’t use these technologies to create a competitive advantage, someone else will.…

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You're looking at an unpowered "ankle exoskeleton" that researcher report can improve walking effici

You're looking at an unpowered "ankle exoskeleton" that researcher report can improve walking effici | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
You're looking at an unpowered "ankle exoskeleton" that researcher report can improve walking efficiency by 7 percent. Carnegie Mellon engineers Gregory Sawicki and Steve Collins describe the lightweight, spring actuated prototype in Wednesday's issue of Nature. Rachel Feltman has more info – and video – at WaPo.
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How the internet of things could revolutionise council services

How the internet of things could revolutionise council services | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Street lights that detect approaching cyclists, CCTV cameras that identify unusual activity, and bus stops that count. Welcome to the future of local public services Continue reading...
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Be Your Own Bank

Be Your Own Bank | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
 Digital currencies have come and gone in the past, and despite the astonishing rise of bitcoin’s popularity over the past eighteen months, the majority of the population has yet to board the bitcoin bandwagon.
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The Taming of Tech Criticism - The Baffler

The Taming of Tech Criticism - The Baffler | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
BOOK REVIEWEDThe Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr, W. W. Norton, $26.95 What does it mean to be a technology critic in today’s America? And what can technology criticism accomplish? The first question... Read More »
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The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.

The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.

That’s why Elon Musk’s announcements of the new Tesla battery line last night were more revolutionary than Apple Watch and more exciting than Microsoft’s admittedly nifty HoloLens. Information tech isn’t dead — it has just matured to the point where all we’ll get are better iterations of the same thing. Better cameras and apps for our phones. VR that actually works. But these are not revolutionary gadgets. They are just realizations of dreams that began in the 1980s, when the information revolution transformed the consumer electronics market. But now we’re we’re entering the age of infrastructure gadgets. Thanks to devices like Tesla’s household battery, Powerwall, electrical grid technology that was once hidden behind massive barbed wire fences, owned by municipalities and counties, is now seeping slowly into our homes.

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The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay

The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The sharing economy has been taking a bit of a beating recently. Uber continues to attract controversy, Airbnb seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but it's here to stay
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The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company

The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality. A McKinsey Global Institute article.

1. Beyond Shanghai: The age of urbanization2. The tip of the iceberg: Accelerating technological change3. Getting old isn’t what it used to be: Responding to the challenges of an aging world4. Trade, people, finance, and data: Greater global connections.   
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Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time | Impact Lab

Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The taxi hailing app war is heating up in India. Late last week, news of Ola's latest $310 million funding round surfaced, then just a few hours later, Ub
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UN urged to ban 'killer robots' before they can be developed

UN urged to ban 'killer robots' before they can be developed | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a new report urges the United Nations .

Under existing laws, computer programmers, manufacturers and military commanders would all escape liability for deaths caused by such machines, according to the study published on Thursday by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School.

 

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The Future Of Driving May Be Electric Golf Carts

The Future Of Driving May Be Electric Golf Carts | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Sorry, Elon Musk -- you're just not that disruptive. ...
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7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it

7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
It's already starting to happen.
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What will the future of work look like? - Tomorrowtoday

What will the future of work look like? - Tomorrowtoday | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In the future the workforce will be more connected, workers will be virtual, mobile and temporary, they will be global, multi-generational and diverse – older and younger, different sexes, cultures and beliefs working side by side.

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Quensetta Adams's curator insight, April 14, 8:37 PM

Question. Do you think mobile technology in the workforce will move society forward in economic growth or be the source of dimise in prosperity and wealth?

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David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans? - YouTube

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by...
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When People In The 1920s And 1930s Imagined The Future, They Dreamed Big

When People In The 1920s And 1930s Imagined The Future, They Dreamed Big | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Space Age gave us some beautiful, rocket-shaped visions of future cities. But before World War II, people were already imagining sleek, beautiful structures. And floating airports. And air taxis. And Futurama, circa 1939!
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Watch This: How Wolfram Alpha Makes Sense of Our World

Watch This: How Wolfram Alpha Makes Sense of Our World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered how Wolfram Alpha works? If so, you’re in for a treat. Stephen Wolfram, the CEO of Wolfram Alpha, explains the algorithmic capabilities behind Wolfram Alpha. 

It is powered by massive data sets — so much that it cannot be simply retrieved from sources on the internet. Stephen Wolfram even states that “there actually isn’t enough data on the Web to get all of the things we need. To make sense of the data, Wolfram Alpha must both compute custom answers (and not simply search for them 

and of course, natural language processing plays a major role in understanding what’s asked.

We’ve just added Stephen Wolfram’s talk at the 2013 TNW Europe Conference to our TNW Video site and you can watch it right now for free.

 
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JWT: SXSW Interactive 2015 (April 2015)

This year’s SXSW Interactive was bigger than ever, with over 33,000 attendees and hundreds of panels and events. Our latest report explores key themes from the ballooning festival, from innovations in sustainability to the new frontier of artificial intelligence and virtual immortality. The report features on-the-ground insights, brand examples and interviews with experts from tech and academia.

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