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100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.Get the...
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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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Google is making robots that could one day assist with surgery

Google is making robots that could one day assist with surgery | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Google and Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership to produce robots capable of assisting surgeons in the operating room.
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Woolly mammoth DNA merged with elephant | Impact Lab

Woolly mammoth DNA merged with elephant | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Scientists at Harvard University have taken a major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth by inserting DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant.  

Geneticists have studied DNA from mammoths which were preserved in Arctic permafrost looking for genes which separated them from elephants, such as hairiness and ear size.

They then replicated the genes and spliced them into the genetic code of an elephant where they functioned normally.

It is the first time that mammoth genes have been alive for more than 3,300 years – although so far it has only been done in the lab.

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'Guitar Hero'-Style Videogame Helps Stroke Victims Recover

'Guitar Hero'-Style Videogame Helps Stroke Victims Recover | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Rehabilitating with games is more fun, and it works better
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Next for 3-D printers: healthy food

Next for 3-D printers: healthy food | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If 3-D printers are to address world food problems in the future, they’re going to have to move into far more nutritious fare, not the sugar polyhedra and chocolate rosebuds that are currently all the rage.
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Rem Koolhaas: "There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be"

Rem Koolhaas: "There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be" | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.
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Meet the 26-year-old who’s taking on Thomas Piketty’s ominous warnings about inequality

Meet the 26-year-old who’s taking on Thomas Piketty’s ominous warnings about inequality | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The Millennial who took on Piketty. It was 2:45 a.m. on a Thursday last April. Matthew Rognlie was still awake, like a lot of graduate students. He had just finished typing 459 words and a few equations. They totaled six paragraphs, which he posted to the comments section of a popular economics blog.

Thus begins the unlikely story of, arguably, the most-influential critique of the most influential economics book of this century.

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Human head transplants in two years? | Impact Lab

Human head transplants in two years? | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced. But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible? It's heady stuff. 

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Why Eat Insects & Why it Matters in the West | Bug Vivant

Why Eat Insects & Why it Matters in the West | Bug Vivant | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Why eat insects? There're super nutritious and sustainable, but that's not all! Find out how globalization is threatening traditional entomophagy.

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Toward Our 3D Future

Toward Our 3D Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series..
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The Alternative Futures of Work, frog

The Alternative Futures of Work, frog | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Predicting how surprising future scenarios might impact a worker’s needs.

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Daniel Egger's curator insight, February 21, 3:17 PM

The main implications lie in the way of how our day-by-day life is organized. With the listed changes affecting the work structure, we lead with an increasing flexibility and uncertainty in income. Our consumption patterns as well the fix costs however have to change, new financial solutions created.  Beside those increasing uncertainties in the workforce, living patterns, family structures, romantic relationships, and perception of success will dramatically challenge  our emotional balance affecting directly our well-being

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 7, 8:57 AM

Some very interesting concepts presented here. How do you think they could affect the workplace?

Tessa Dagnely's curator insight, March 8, 8:24 AM

Nous sommes tous concernés par tout ce que le futur nous réserve, ce que  nous aurons prévu et préparé et ce qui nous échappera.

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The future of the sharing economy: why we'll all be doing odd-jobs - Telegraph

The future of the sharing economy: why we'll all be doing odd-jobs - Telegraph | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Founder of TaskRabbit explains why the need for more flexible workspaces and lifestyles is leading people to become "taskers"

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Jim Schreier's curator insight, February 23, 10:33 AM

Another important "trend" affecting the future of work.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 24, 7:05 AM

I don't know about doing odd jobs, necessarily, but I do agree that we are on the cusp of a very different way of looking at consulting and freelance work and workers. I hope the industries and businesses that (should) support such workers will also adapt.

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Weekly Roundup: SXSW takeaways, digital linguistics and 2015′s big ideas

Weekly Roundup: SXSW takeaways, digital linguistics and 2015′s big ideas | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

-Live streaming apps, connected cars, gaming hashtags and AI were big at this year’s SXSW Interactive, but, as Digiday notes, the real star of the festival was humans.

-Fast Company presents “The World-Changing Ideas of 2015.”

-Travel is increasingly mobile, with 1.5 billion boarding passes expected to be delivered via mobile by 2019, per eMarketer.

-The Economist weighs in on Facebook’s move into the payments space.

-Facing declines in attendance, museums are turning to new tech like beacons to entice Millennials, per The New York Times.

-The Huffington Post looks at online linguistics and the death of punctuation.

 

-Google is making further moves to increase mobile-friendliness in search results, reports Forbes.

-The Huffington Post considers the connected consumer and how retail is evolving.



Read more: http://www.jwtintelligence.com/2015/03/weekly-roundup-sxsw-takeaways-digital-linguistics-2015s-big-ideas/#ixzz3VfFx9c30 ;
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What to Think, Ep. 47: The future of cities with swarms of driverless cars | VentureBeat | Business | by Dylan Tweney

What to Think, Ep. 47: The future of cities with swarms of driverless cars | VentureBeat | Business | by Dylan Tweney | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In the future, you might not own a car. Instead, you’ll get around town by hopping into one of many autonomous pods swarming the streets.
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22 Reasons Why Web Publishers Need Eye-Tracking

22 Reasons Why Web Publishers Need Eye-Tracking | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
If you've ever thought about eye-tracking software to help improve your user experience, these 22 reasons will help convince you
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I think it's a reason for serious concern. In the name  of customer experience the customer gets more and more manipulated. Same for HR and braintracking software.

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Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment

Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
You may have read the title of this story and thought to yourself, "4D Printing? I'm only just starting to understand what 3D printing is all about." Well,

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Haonan Xie's curator insight, March 26, 11:51 PM
I only heard 4D technology is used in the visual works, had never heard of 4D Printing Structure. It is amazing idea for future, try to think about it, people just across a ground, then the ground become a building. Maybe someone will be afraid that situation, but I expect this technology.
Josh Oj's curator insight, March 27, 6:12 AM

"4D printing" even the concept of this seems abstract and strange, however, it may come to pass that structures could adapt to their environment.

Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 8:31 AM

Surprising-- Actually 3D printing is very new for us but here we are  talking about 4D printing. It meant is that IT technologies definitely attain best success in upcoming years. Let's look what will be its future?

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3D Printers: Printing the Future

3D Printers: Printing the Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
It is easy to write off 3D printing as a niche technology, best left to hobbyists or for businesses producing extremely specialised, one-off components. But having seen some of the latest products mad
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Uber-mania continues as there are now more Uber drivers in New York City than yellow taxis

Uber-mania continues as there are now more Uber drivers in New York City than yellow taxis | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Taxi and Limousine Commission announced there are more Uber cars registered in New York City than there are yellow taxis. However, this statistic does carry a huge asterisk. Read on to learn what it is.
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Your drone delivery dream is one step closer: Amazon gets testing permission for Prime Air

Your drone delivery dream is one step closer: Amazon gets testing permission for Prime Air | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
When Amazon boss Jeff Bezos unveiled his plan to use drones for deliveries back in 2013, most people laughed it off as a publicity stunt. The company is serious, however, and has just won FAA approval to test its Prime Air delivery drone.
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Could This Be Our Green Future? A Solar Powered Plane Takes Its First Ever Flight Around The World

Could This Be Our Green Future? A Solar Powered Plane Takes Its First Ever Flight Around The World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse looks set to go down in history
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The first all-in-one, voice-controlled device designed to keep you independent, active and safe

The first all-in-one, voice-controlled device designed to keep you independent, active and safe | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

UnaliWear has developed a watch that can help physical safety and autonomy challenges associated with growing old.

State of the art voice recognition and responds to a name the owner gives itFall detection that asks about the wearer’s welfare and can call for help if asked, or if it gets no responseMedication and medical test remindersPersonal information access for easy reminders of important informationGPS system with an easy voice tag to help the wearer find homBluetooth connection directly to most hearing aidsWorks if the wearer is unconscious, unable to move or unable to talkConnection to human operators for any speech interaction the watch can’t understand.

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IKEA will start selling wireless charging lamps and tables

IKEA will start selling wireless charging lamps and tables | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
After lots of perseverance from smartphone makers, wireless charging is finally starting to make an impact. Many big name phones now support the technolo
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What Google DeepMind Means for A.I. - The New Yorker

What Google DeepMind Means for A.I. - The New Yorker | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Engineers at Google DeepMind have designed a program that can master vintage video games. How will it shape the future of computer learning?
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The Future This Week: ISS, Wearables, and Virtual Reality - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future This Week: ISS, Wearables, and Virtual Reality - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder jumps into a space taxi and launches off in search of this week’s headlines! B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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