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sparks & honey 2013 trends snapshot

This report represents only a small snapshot of our trend analysis for 2013.
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StudioDWVTS: Google is een supermarkt die steeds vaker huismerken introduceert.

StudioDWVTS: Google is een supermarkt die steeds vaker huismerken introduceert. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

De consument vindt het allemaal prachtig. Gratis, mooier wordt het immers niet. Als een bank zoiets wil doen dan is het huis te klein, de wegen van de consument zijn ondoorgrondelijk. Google zijn hele verdienmodel is immers gebaseerd op de verkoop van persoonlijke data. Met zoveel succes dat inmiddels elke succesvolle innovatie moeiteloos ingelijfd kan worden. Google is nu nog een supermarkt met A-merken en huismerken. Als niemand de mannen van Google stopt dan blijven alleen de huismerken over en Google vindt dat prima. 

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Watch what happens if the world economy goes wrong this year

The IMF just released its latest attempt to forecast the health of the global economy, which it thinks will expand by 3.6% this year. The forecast also comes with a warning about what will happen if things go wrong, with growth instead falling to 2.4%, just above the 2% cut-off point that the IMF considers a global recession.

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3 Trends for Understanding the Future of Travel

3 Trends for Understanding the Future of Travel | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Travel search site Skyscanner released a report with predictions for what the future of travel will look like. 

The report combines the site's online booking data with analysis from 56 experts to identify the three biggest trends that will shape a typical traveler's experience in 2024:

1. Digital assistants

2. Virtual reality

3.Semantic search

 
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Waarom wij de Chinezen moeten kopiëren - De Standaard

Waarom wij de Chinezen moeten kopiëren - De Standaard | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Tim Driesen, creative partner bij Famous Brussel trok dit jaar voor het eerst naar #AWEurope. Hij zag er hoe China anders kijkt naar digitale innovatie, en...
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Timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.
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Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is
3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting
the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam
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This system can tell if workers are lying by looking at their eyes

This system can tell if workers are lying by looking at their eyes | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Eye-based lie detection has long been the stuff of research and science fiction, but it's about to become a practical reality in the office. 

Trudy Raymakers's insight:

Another step in the direction of a fully controlled (work) environment. I think this kind of transparency is a serious threath to freedom.  

 

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Bill Gates: 'Men heeft nog geen idee hoe snel ze door softwarebots vervangen worden'

Bill Gates: 'Men heeft nog geen idee hoe snel ze door softwarebots vervangen worden' | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

De arbeidsmarkt staat voor grote veranderingen, maar het grote publiek en ook de overheden zijn op die evoluties totaal niet voorbereid. Dat heeft Bill Gates gezegd tijdens een voordracht voor het American Enterprise Institute in Washingon. Over 20 jaar zullen volgens Gates een hele reeks beroepen zijn verdwenen en vervangen zijn door softwarebots..

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Shanghai Media Group Says Disney Deal Will Boost Its Quality Content Options

Shanghai Media Group Says Disney Deal Will Boost Its Quality Content Options | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Shanghai Media Group Pictures believes its freshly minted multi-year deal with Walt Disney Studios to co-develop Disney-branded movies for China and elsewhere marks a major opportunity to learn how to make high-quality films.
While the Chinese film market is booming – box office was $3.6 billion last year and is expected to reach $4.6 billion in 2014 – there is still a feeling among domestic filmmakers that scripts need to improve, production needs to become more professional and the industry generally needs to learn from the Hollywood model.
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THE i-ROAD ON PUBLIC ROAD | SMART MOBILITY SOCIETY | TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL WEBSITE

THE i-ROAD ON PUBLIC ROAD | SMART MOBILITY SOCIETY | TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL WEBSITE | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In March 2014 an event in which TOYOTA i-ROAD EVs participated was held at the Ha:mo (Next-Generation Urban Transport System) demonstration held by TOYOTA in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Adob Shelters are prefabricated tiny houses for slum dwellers that can be erected in just one day
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Mt. Gox is bankrupt. But Bitcoin is going to be OK.

Mt. Gox is bankrupt. But Bitcoin is going to be OK. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
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The Japanese exchange Mt. Gox has long been one of the Bitcoin community's most prominent institutions. It has also been one of its biggest PR headaches. On Friday, the exchange announced that it was declaring bankruptcy.
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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about today, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot's actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.


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New Statesman | Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians

New Statesman | Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.In his book The Future of the Mind, the excitable physicist and futurologist Michio Kaku mentions Darpa. This is America’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the body normally credited with creating, among other things, the internet. It gets Kaku in a foam of futurological excitement. “The only justification for its existence is . . .” he says, quoting Darpa’s strategic plan, “to ‘accelerate the future into being’ ”.

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25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars

25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

All of this stuff is going to be really big. 

This may not make you a billion dollars. But it shows where things are going.

1) Mobile payments2) Therapy3) Batteries

4) Solar storage

5) Farmland

6) Employed milennials

7) Robots

8) Personal drones

9) App stores

10) Personalized genetic testing

11) Wearable tech

12) smart fabrics

13) Uberification

14) Politics

15. Reinsurance  .... and then more





 

 




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De post-normale wereld: voorspellingen over de toekomst van het web | diep onderzoek

De post-normale wereld: voorspellingen over de toekomst van het web | diep onderzoek | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Deze week bestond het wereldwijde web 25 jaar. Om dit te memoreren vroeg Pew Internet met open vragen 2,558 experts naar hun visie op de toekomst van het web.
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The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030 | Our work | UKCES

The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030 | Our work | UKCES | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Future of Work research provides results from a qualitative study on the trends, disruptions, and drivers of change in the UK economy and labour market over the next 16 years.
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Discomfort and The Emerging Future of Value | Switch and Shift

Discomfort and The Emerging Future of Value | Switch and Shift | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A small number of public utilities are redesigning their business models, seeking to enable consumers to sell back energy by leasing tools and means to generate
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Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer
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The Rise of Anti-Capitalism

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

WE are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening its future: The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly free, abundant, and no longer subject to market forces. While economists have always welcomed a reduction in marginal cost, they never anticipated the possibility of a technological revolution that might bring those costs to near zero.

 
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These 2,500 experts predicted the future of the Web. It looks a lot like the present.

These 2,500 experts predicted the future of the Web. It looks a lot like the present. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We're already seeing many of the changes the future will hold.
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AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it's a profession.
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3 critical factors wearables need to be successful | Impact Lab

3 critical factors wearables need to be successful | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Next generation of wearables needs to focus more on keeping users engaged in the long-term. Companies such as Sony, Pebble, Meta, LG, Garmin, Razer and
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Understanding the Internet of Things: Towards a Smart Planet

Understanding the Internet of Things: Towards a Smart Planet | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
How the Internet of Things is making the world a smarter place.
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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: The Quantified Self - YouTube

Recorded on February 26, 2014. NCompass Live - In this episode, Michael talks with Gary Wolf, founder of the Quantified Self, who will discuss how new self-tracking and personal data systems may change our ideas about "public knowledge."

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