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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'.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?”