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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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Sweden is close to being the first country in the world to eliminate cash | Impact Lab

Sweden is close to being the first country in the world to eliminate cash | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

It could take up to the year 2030 for physical money to disappear from Sweden’s system altogether. Four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid for electronically or by card.

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[US] Audiobook | Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 (Unabridged) - Michio Kaku | Technology

[US] Audiobook | Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 (Unabridged) - Michio Kaku | Technology | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
AudioBooks | Top AudioBooks from bestselling authors with facts & previews: [US] Audiobook | Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 (Unabridged) - Michio Kaku | Technology
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'Future of battle with cancer': Toxic stem cells to fight tumors

'Future of battle with cancer': Toxic stem cells to fight tumors | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard scientists has successfully developed special stem cells that produce toxins which kill cancerous cells, causing no harm whatsoever to healthy ones.
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Google Glass Could Save KFC And Other Fast-Food Companies Millions Of Dollars

Google Glass Could Save KFC And Other Fast-Food Companies Millions Of Dollars | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
KFC has been trying out a Google Glass program that allows employees to see step-by-step instructions for making a sandwich as they're preparing it.
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European Youth Trend Report: Bright Underground

European Youth Trend Report (Bright Underground) by Trendwolves is the reference par excellence when it comes to youth trends. Bundling a plethora of future yo…
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What is the future of the Internet of Things? | Web design | Creative Bloq - Linkis.com

What is the future of the Internet of Things? | Web design | Creative Bloq - Linkis.com | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Brandon Schmittling considers a future where devices as we know them are changing forever.

Smartphones are stupid. In fact, all devices are stupid. They make us dependent, they demand that we respond to commands, they're expensive and they cut us off from the people around us. Our obsession with them is limiting our ability to create a more seamless, less intrusive digital world. We have the opportunity to create a 'connected' future – an 'internet of things' – that is so much more than 10 billion mobile devices flickering like stars in the sky. Due to recent breakthroughs in materials, that future is within our grasp  – the hard part will be in putting away our phones and embracing 'death to devices'.

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Miriam is a low-cost device that needs just an hour to detect cancer in a blood sample

Miriam is a low-cost device that needs just an hour to detect cancer in a blood sample | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If you have 1 milliliter of blood and about an hour to spare, a 3D-printed, cylindrical device named Miriam can tell you if you have cancer.
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In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.
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Ruimtevluchten, egotoerisme & high-tech hotels: hoe zien onze vakanties in 2024 eruit? - Frankwatching

Ruimtevluchten, egotoerisme & high-tech hotels: hoe zien onze vakanties in 2024 eruit? - Frankwatching | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Is onze vakantie in de toekomst een retourtje naar de ruimte? Waar Airbnb nu nog hip is, is het over een tijdje voor 'de massa'.
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Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing - YouTube

Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing - YouTube | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost ...
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Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history.
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Top 3 amazing ways 3D printing is already revolutionizing healthcare

Top 3 amazing ways 3D printing is already revolutionizing healthcare | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Simulator Program surpasses conventional systems with next-generation mannequins and 3D printing. Gabriel Mandeville at five months old seemed like any other normal, healthy baby. Then he began having infantile spasms.
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A drivable car that was 3D printed in 44 hours | Impact Lab

A drivable car that was 3D printed in 44 hours | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Strati 3D printed car Local Motors 3D printed a plastic car called the Strati in front of thousands of attendees at the International Manufacturing
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2015 AND BEYOND

2015 AND BEYOND | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The Times They Are a-Changin'De jaren '60 - Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin', nieuwe klanken, nieuwe richtingen, betrokkenheid, nieuw design, nieuwe stromingen in de kunst, een nieuwe mentaliteit - overal kondigde zich zin in vernieuwing aan - betrokkenheid; ogen richtten zich op de toekomst; een feit was dat er een andere tijdgeest opkwam met andere idealen en dromen. We wisten het allemaal, maar hoe en wat... dat was nog niet precies duidelijk. Datzelfde zien we ook nu
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Movie: The city of the future "will be both physical and digital"

Movie: The city of the future "will be both physical and digital" | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Cities in the future will exist in both a physical and digital form says William Trossell of 3D-scanning company ScanLAB.
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Americans Can't Stop Working, And It's Becoming A Problem

Americans Can't Stop Working, And It's Becoming A Problem | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A new study finds that American workers wasted 169 million days of paid time off in 2013.
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25 signs that the global economy is broken and obsolete | Impact Lab

25 signs that the global economy is broken and obsolete | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

By Adam Riva: The global economy and any form of government that utilizes it are inherently obsolete and structurally unsound. They cannot be “fixed” because their very underpinning is a mishmash of competition, hierarchy, fractional reserve banking, and fiat currency – all operating under scarcity, coercion, inequality, and varying forms and degrees of economic slavery. We must stop trying to patch the tire and replace it altogether. We are long overdue for a true revolution in the monetary sector of society.

 
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Researchers reveal their predictions for life in 2025 - Nerdoholic

Researchers reveal their predictions for life in 2025 - Nerdoholic | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

From holodecks and virtual surgeons to 3d printed smart clothes and virtual sex, it seems the future is about to get a lot more hi-tech. Researchers were asked to imagine the technology they believe will be around in 2025, when ultra high speed ‘gigabit’ internet connections are commonplace. The agree that virtual reality will be key, and say the age of the Star Trek ‘holodeck’ could finally arrive.

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Digital urbanism: The role of technology in the future of our cities | The Academy of Urbanism

Digital urbanism: The role of technology in the future of our cities | The Academy of Urbanism | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The future form of towns and cities is a key issue for urban planners, designers and policymakers and one that divides opinion. There is a body of professional thought that believes we no longer need cities, at least in the relatively large, continuously connected form in which they have evolved over centuries. Instead, the view is that, connected online, people can now live in small-scale towns and villages, which are supposedly more humane. People can disconnect physically and reconnect online. This idea has huge appeal and is shared by many environmental campaigners because it is thought to reduce carbon footprints. It is a popular idea within the technology community and it has fans in many schools of architecture, planning and landscape design. But it is, I believe, fundamentally flawed.

 

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From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow

From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: our selection of the most thought-provoking TED talks on what the transformation of tomorrow will entail.
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Superintelligence: Triumph Or Threat?

Superintelligence: Triumph Or Threat? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If we are able to create intelligent machines, how can we guarantee they will keep us alive and well, as opposed to wiping us out? Nick Bostrom explores the question in Superintelligence.
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Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence | Impact Lab

Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

 Futurist Thomas Frey: I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it. Working from inside his secluded geek lab in Boston, Jake started this journey in 2011 by asking the basic question, “What if software didn’t have to be written?”

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Here are the contenders to become the logo of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution”

Here are the contenders to become the logo of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Initially used as a defense from the police’s tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong’s democracy potests, the umbrella has come to signify much more.
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Open source library for 3D printed medical devices | Inside3DP

Open source library for 3D printed medical devices | Inside3DP | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Researchers at MTU have created a library of open source digital 3D printable medical device files that can be 3D printed for just the cost of filament.
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Let algorithms make real-time decisions for your company

Let algorithms make real-time decisions for your company | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Operational analytics  not only predict what the next best action is, but also cause the action to happen without human intervention.
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