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Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income

Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The digitization of our economy will bring with it a new generation of radical economic ideologies, of which Bitcoin is arguably the first.  For those with assets, technological savvy, and a sense ...
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The Future of Smart Cities & Government - Richard van Hooijdonk

The Future of Smart Cities & Government - Richard van Hooijdonk | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Smart cities are going to be a brand new world, connecting all devices with the Internet of Things (IoT), managing traffic, residential buildings & offices.
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Hybride Bankieren maakt einde aan geld als exclusief transactiemiddel - duurzaamplus

Hybride Bankieren maakt einde aan geld als exclusief transactiemiddel - duurzaamplus | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Uitkomsten van een onderzoek naar voorwaarden en spelregels van Hybride Bankieren (HB) in de nieuwe economie.
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The Future May Be All About Tiny Wearables

The Future May Be All About Tiny Wearables | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
They say good things come in small packages. And that appears to be doubly true for wearable technologies. Just as some devices are getting bigger because

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8 Predictions for 2025: The world in 10 years | Impact Lab

8 Predictions for 2025: The world in 10 years | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Peter Diamandis: In accordance with Moore's Law, by 2025 we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.
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How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past

How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The future looks more Waltons than Jetsons: we buy at home, we work at home, we learn at home, we are entertained at home.......

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Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

ELON MUSK busies himself building other people’s futures. A serial entrepreneur who made his first fortune in the early days of the world wide web, he has since helped found a solar-power company to generate green electricity, an electric-car firm to liberate motorists from the internal-combustion engine, and a rocketry business—SpaceX—to pursue his desire to see a human colony on Mars within his lifetime. It makes him the sort of technologist you would expect might look on tomorrow with unbridled optimism.

Not all future technology meets with his approval, though. In a speech in October at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr Musk described artificial intelligence (AI) as “summoning the demon”, and the creation of a rival to human intelligence as probably the biggest threat facing the world. He is not alone. 

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Google uses search trends to craft perfectly viral tweets | The Verge

Google uses search trends to craft perfectly viral tweets | The Verge | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
During the Germany–Brazil World Cup game yesterday, Google let NPR into its newsroom to see how it chooses which trends it should share with the world. NPR's most interesting finding was that Google chooses to avoid ...
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Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company

Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The future of media is increasingly intertwined with the big social platforms.

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The big social channels know that news is important and the scramble is on to monetize it through acquisitions. 

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Are social media going to turn into mass media?

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3D Flooring Lets You Roll Out of Bed into Paradise

3D Flooring Lets You Roll Out of Bed into Paradise | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Imperial Interiors uses a special epoxy technique that creates a mind-boggling sense of 3D space while still leaving the floor level.
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The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.

The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.

That’s why Elon Musk’s announcements of the new Tesla battery line last night were more revolutionary than Apple Watch and more exciting than Microsoft’s admittedly nifty HoloLens. Information tech isn’t dead — it has just matured to the point where all we’ll get are better iterations of the same thing. Better cameras and apps for our phones. VR that actually works. But these are not revolutionary gadgets. They are just realizations of dreams that began in the 1980s, when the information revolution transformed the consumer electronics market. But now we’re we’re entering the age of infrastructure gadgets. Thanks to devices like Tesla’s household battery, Powerwall, electrical grid technology that was once hidden behind massive barbed wire fences, owned by municipalities and counties, is now seeping slowly into our homes.

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The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay

The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The sharing economy has been taking a bit of a beating recently. Uber continues to attract controversy, Airbnb seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but it's here to stay
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The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company

The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality. A McKinsey Global Institute article.

1. Beyond Shanghai: The age of urbanization2. The tip of the iceberg: Accelerating technological change3. Getting old isn’t what it used to be: Responding to the challenges of an aging world4. Trade, people, finance, and data: Greater global connections.   
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Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time | Impact Lab

Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The taxi hailing app war is heating up in India. Late last week, news of Ola's latest $310 million funding round surfaced, then just a few hours later, Ub
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Bitcoin gains mainstream support with NYSE index launching today

Bitcoin gains mainstream support with NYSE index launching today | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The New York Stock Exchange has announced that it plans to make available a Bitcoin index on the NYSE, giving further legitimacy to the crypto-currency. From today the NYSE will feature the…
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What Some of the World's Leading Companies Can Teach You About the Future of Work

What Some of the World's Leading Companies Can Teach You About the Future of Work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The goal of the community and the forum is to bring together the world's most forward thinking organizations to explore what the future of work is going to look like, and what companies are doing to adapt. 
Pat Wadors -- Chief Human Resources Officer of LinkedinAnna Binder -- VP of People at MulesoftAntonia Cusumano -- Principal at PwCPaul Sebastien and Dan Chou -- VP and GM of Udemy for business and Director of SalesGloria Burke -- Chief Knowledge Officer of UnisysRich Pearson -- SVP of Elance-OdeskStuart Poole -- Corporate Wellness at FitbitAaron Taylor Harvey -- Environments Design Lead at Airbnb
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De AI-Revolutie

De AI-Revolutie | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Kunstmatige intelligentie is het onderwerp waar iedereen het over zou moeten hebben, want het gaat de toekomst van de mensheid radicaal veranderen.
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Artificial photosynthesis for making fuels, plastics, and medicine | Impact Lab

Artificial photosynthesis for making fuels, plastics, and medicine | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A new artificial photosynthetic system has been invented by a team of scientists. This new system could one day reduce industry’s dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy by powering it with solar energy and bacteria.  

 
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Rekindling Human Contact in the Digital Age

Rekindling Human Contact in the Digital Age | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The emerging research about social isolation is sobering. Among people young and old in the United States and Britain, researchers are finding significant increases in loneliness. In 1985, one in 10 Americans said they had no intimate with whom to discuss important matters; in 2004, the figure was one in four.

This is not just dismaying, it’s hazardous. A recent study, examining data from 3.4 million people, found that people who were lonely, living alone, or socially isolated had a significantly higher risk of premature death. During the past 15 years, the American suicide rate has also increased markedly: for young people, it is the third leading cause of death, and nearly one in six high school students has seriously considered suicide.
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Rise of the Machines: The Future has Lots of Robots, Few Jobs for Humans | WIRED

Rise of the Machines: The Future has Lots of Robots, Few Jobs for Humans | WIRED | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Martin Ford   The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts.

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Tesla‘s Powerwall: Why You Should Care Even If You Don’t Have Home Solar

Tesla‘s Powerwall: Why You Should Care Even If You Don’t Have Home Solar | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Greater energy independence at a smaller cost.
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How Self-Driving Cars Could Radically Transform Cities

How Self-Driving Cars Could Radically Transform Cities | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Think more green space, fewer roads and faster commutes. A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will essentially terraform cities by eliminating 90% of cars on the roads, opening up acres of land and slashing commute times. This per a team of transportation scientists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that analyzed data on actual car trips in Lisbon, Portugal, to see how a fleet of self-driving, shared “taxibots” would change the metropolitan landscape (PDF link).

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Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy
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MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Luckily, some of the brightest minds in the world are on the case. USAIDrecently announced the winners of the Desal Prize, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries. The idea was to create a system that could remove salt from water and meet three criteria: it had to be cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient.

The winners of the $140,000* first prize were a group from MIT and Jain Irrigation Systems. The group came up with a method that uses solar panels to charge a bank of batteries.

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How managers could be replaced by software | Impact Lab

How managers could be replaced by software | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Executives most likely spend a lot of time thinking about how the internet and automation are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how
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