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Libraries are Screwed, Part 2

So we've enumerated the threats to libraries and the difficulties in finding a new formula to providing value to our communities in the absence of access to ...
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Second part of libraries are screwed. Uploaded on october 2010 very transparent and important talk.

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Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Artificial spleen cleans up blood | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A device inspired by the spleen can quickly clean blood of everything from Escherichia coli to Ebola, researchers report on 14 September in Nature Medicine.

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The zero marginal cost economy | Impact Lab

The zero marginal cost economy | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The consumer “sharing economy” gives us a taste of what it’s like to live in a world where we own less. There's a tremendous change going on right now in our society. Those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation (Uber), hotels (Airbnb), financing (Kickstarter, LendingClub), music services (Spotify) and even software development (Linux, Drupal).

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Become an INSTANT TREND EXPERT: 10 critical trend questions answered

Become an INSTANT TREND EXPERT: 10 critical trend questions answered | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Become an INSTANT TREND EXPERT: 10 critical trend questions answered “If you’re charged with building a culture of innovation in your organization – or if you simply want to start spotting and applying trends yourself – INSTANT TREND EXPERT will...
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Extend Limits - TrendRede 2015: De schoonheid van ons perspectief

Extend Limits - TrendRede 2015: De schoonheid van ons perspectief | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Tony Bosma over de Trendrede 2015. “When patterns are broken new worlds emerge (Kupferberg). Er verandert veel en tegelijkertijd zo weinig. Economen blijven geobsedeerd door het eenzijdige begrip economische groei. Geloof is voor velen naast persoonlijk houvast nog altijd een bron voor wereldwijde onrust. De Russen lijken weer de vijand en de mens ziet afkomst, voorkeur en geografische grenzen als dé aanleiding om elkaar het leven onnodig zuur te maken. Traditionele media blijven uitblinken in de sturing van het collectieve bewustzijn en openen allemaal met hetzelfde nieuws.  ‘Goedenavond beste mensen, dit is het journaal van acht uur en dit is wat wij willen wat u denkt’. Schijnbare prijsreducties blijven de beste stimulans om onnodig overdadig aankoopgedrag te activeren. Native advertising, nieuwe technologie en big data zijn nodig om de klant voor je te winnen. Niets nieuws, nog altijd oude wijn in nieuwe zakken. De hand op de knip is in deze maatschappij, waarin de meest stabiele relatie die van schuldenaar en schuldeiser is, ongewenst. 2015 en verder: de uitdagingen worden er niet minder om de oplossingen uiteindelijk wel mooier. Wanneer zien we dat als samenleving in? 

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A Handcrafted, $7,500 Yurt That’s Far Cooler Than Your House

A Handcrafted, $7,500 Yurt That’s Far Cooler Than Your House | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Here's an updated version of the traditional yurt that’s more than 50 percent lighter and fits in an average-sized car.
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Researchers figure out how to turn bad memories into good ones (in mice)

Researchers figure out how to turn bad memories into good ones (in mice) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far, researchers have figured out how to create false ones, or remove them entirely. Now -- in mice at least -- scientists have converted a bad memory into a good one

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China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars | Impact Lab

China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China. China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.

 
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Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
FutureGen hopes to remake an aging Illinois power plant into a showcase for “clean coal” by capturing carbon-dioxide emissions and storing
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Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims

Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The warning was made by Amsterdam-based Nell Watson, who said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.
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Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

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Watch this video; it explains why we have to rethink our future in terms of the rapid disappearing of jobs as we know them.

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The next industrial revolution will be robot-based (video)

The next industrial revolution will be robot-based (video) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

You're probably getting tired of hearing that robots will take your jobs (and, ugh, ours) in the future over and over again. But, here's the deal:perhaps it's necessary keep repeating it so it sinks in, because there's a huge chance that it'll actually happen. The video after the break explains how the event mirrors the industrial revolution, when machines replaced a lot of manual laborers. See, those robots that are supposed to put us all out of jobs are already here: some of them (general-purpose robots, like Baxter in the image above) still need quite a lot of work, but others such as driverless cars are really close to deployment. Even white-collar workers, creatives and professionals aren't safe now that more and more sophisticated software and hardware emerge, including IBM's Watson, which can diagnose patients like a doctor. We're like horses, says video creator CGP Grey, horses that were replaced by automobiles back in the day.

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Innovation Excellence | An Innovator has an Obligation to Look to the Future!

Innovation Excellence | An Innovator has an Obligation to Look to the Future! | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We invite you to our weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation!
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We’re Heading into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

We’re Heading into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future.He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says we are moving to an era of abundance.

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Print the Legend: The Growing World of 3D-Printing - SERIOUS WONDER

Print the Legend: The Growing World of 3D-Printing - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Print the Legend, the newest Netflix Original Documentary, is a story of innovation and technology, of controversy and change. For the first time in history, the building of an industry and its inevitable social upheaval has been filmed. The result is Print the Legend, a documentary which chronicles the race to bring 3D printing to the forefront of society. It’s a compelling look at an industry in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment,” chronicling the infinite and unlimited potential of 3D printing… as well as the dark possibilities that could lie underneath.

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated Over The Internet — PsyBlog

Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated Over The Internet — PsyBlog | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Messages sent from India to France, directly from one human brain to another.
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Extend Limits - Tien voorspellingen voor 2025

Extend Limits - Tien voorspellingen voor 2025 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Voorspelling van multinationals zijn interessant, omdat ze een leidraad voor wetenschap en overheid kunnen vormen. Thomson Reuters deed tien voorspellingen voor 2025
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Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy | TechCrunch

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely..
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What Are "Nearables," And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them?

What Are "Nearables," And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote's sticker-size hardware Last week beacon technology--sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range, increasing their spatial intelligence--shrank in size and...
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Innovation Excellence | Forget the “made in China” cliché, innovation is in China

Innovation Excellence | Forget the “made in China” cliché, innovation is in China | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most positive sign of things to come is that its new approach to innovation isn’t just crimping from the West’s playbook.
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10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives. 

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This is what the future of a drone-filled America could look like

This is what the future of a drone-filled America could look like | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The laws governing drone use in the US right now are relatively black and white. For the most part, you either can fly, or you can't — and there's no in between. As drones increasingly move toward ubiquity: we don't want them everywhere, but there is very likely a more logical way to determine where they can go.

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Rising cost of raising children helping to drive ‘kids optional’ trend

Rising cost of raising children helping to drive ‘kids optional’ trend | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

While children of past generations were an economic boon—contributing labor and household income—they now have the opposite effect. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report finds that an average middle-class American couple will spend more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18; adjusted for inflation, the sum represents a 24 percent rise since 1960. The hefty expense is one reason more couples are considering the child-free life.

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The Future of Work Framework

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An explanation of the four domains of the Future of Work framework: Underlying Drivers, Economic Structure, Labor Displacement, and the Emerging Landscape.


Created by Future Exploration Network and Ross Dawson.


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dominique turcq's curator insight, August 16, 5:07 AM

a good video by Ross Dawson. 

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A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work

A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Let's face it, the Robot Apocalypse is near. Just a few days ago, we met A.L.O Botlr, a robot from the high-tech Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California Naturally, the food industry, as important as it is, couldn't stay behind, so here's where a new restaurant in China comes in. Simply called Robot Restaurant, the place, located in Kunshan, China, has over a dozen androids in its staff. Some of them are waiters, others cook and a couple greet customers as they come in

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Shirt detects epileptic seizures and immediately calls a doctor

Shirt detects epileptic seizures and immediately calls a doctor | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
WEMU is a sensor-laden shirt that keeps track of epilepsy sufferers' physiological signs and alerts doctors of seizures.
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