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7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future

7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
From the foretelling of home computers to a 1970s prophecy of the Internet, these particular predictions from the past were spot-on.
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Project Christine offers a glimpse of Razer's insane future through modular computing

Project Christine offers a glimpse of Razer's insane future through modular computing | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Razer's Project Fiona was all the talk of CES 2012 -- now it is christine.

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Look at the embedded video where Min-Liang Tan, co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of gaming hardware company Razer USA, explains his new product in the making. Min-Liang Tan has been named one of "The 25 Most Creative People in Tech" by the Business Insider.

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The Graying of America (Or Bad Demography) | The Big Picture

The Graying of America (Or Bad Demography) | The Big Picture | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
I never really liked the classic definition of boomers as those born 1946 to 1964. Its overbroad, and well, wrong. That age cohort should really end in
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CES 2014: Top 10 trends to expect from the biggest technology and gadget show in the world

CES 2014: Top 10 trends to expect from the biggest technology and gadget show in the world | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
CES is usually an amalgamation of bledding edge technology and bleeding stupid ideas - but what will be there this year?

1. Random Highlights

2. No Apple appearance

3. 3D Printing

4. Curved TVs

5. Bigger Tablets, Less Computers

6. 4K TVs

7. Connected Cars

8. Connected Home

9. Quantified Self

10. Wearable Technology

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25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part 2)

25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part 2) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I shared 12 of my Top 25 Game-Changing Hard Trends that will cause both disruption and opportunity on a global level. Today, I bring you 13 additional  trends to complete the list.

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9 Economic Trends to Watch in 2014

9 Economic Trends to Watch in 2014 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Predicting trends is no easy task, especially in the short term. Most people who can do it accurately in the world of economics and finance are millionaires, or they should be. But if you don't have a crystal ball, at least you can watch some short-term trends with long-term implications. Here are eight of my favorites for the coming year -- and beyond. -

1. East Asia's declining share of world output

2. Eurozone inflation worries

3. Slugging U.S. service sector productivity

4. The costs of America's staggering wealth inequality 

5. Oil, oil everywhere

6. Buy Japan

7. The price of rice

8. China's shadow-banking housing bubble

9. The rise of bitcoin


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JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2014

Edible Packaging, Heads-Up Movement and Haptic Technology—just a few items from our annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead. It’s a wide-rang
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dear lisa rudgers,

dear lisa rudgers, | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Lisa Rudgers and the University of Michigan did not hire Lindsay Blackwell. But Fluency Media did. www.fluencymedia.com
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It will be harder and harder to stand out.

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Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Do Digital Natives Really Exist? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where the term "digital native" came from? And more importantly, whether it's an accurate depiction of the current generation of students? No one is born with knowledge.
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Eight ways robots stole our jobs in 2013

Eight ways robots stole our jobs in 2013 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Whether or not new employment will arise to replace it, let us take a moment to reflect on the work that was.
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How DARPA's Robotics Challenge Works (Infographic)

How DARPA's Robotics Challenge Works (Infographic) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Challenge is a series of tasks to test the capabilities of robots designed for disaster response in emergencies.
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trendwatching.com’s 7 CONSUMER TRENDS TO RUN WITH IN 2014

1. Guilt-free status

2. Crowd-shared

3. Made greener by/for china

4. Mychiatry

5. No data

6. The internet of caring things

7. Global brain

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As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups | TechCrunch

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups | TechCrunch | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have begun to actually open their wallets to arm themselves with talent and technology that can..
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Digital health matchmaking: Apps and services for the most connected patient

Digital health matchmaking: Apps and services for the most connected patient | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A survey identified patient groups most likely to use mobile devices to monitor their health. These startups offer mhealth services that respond to those needs. Although not a perfect fit in every case, I did find a surprising number of mobile health startups that have developed innovative approaches to addressing the 10 patient communities identified in the survey.

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Bitcoin just turned 5. And we have no idea who started it.

Bitcoin just turned 5. And we have no idea who started it. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The theories behind Bitcoin's pseudonymous creator.
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12 Maker Pro Trends That Expanded the Maker Movement in 2013

12 Maker Pro Trends That Expanded the Maker Movement in 2013 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Out on the Maker Pro frontier — where making meets business — 2013 was an eventful year. A dozen trends powered by entrepreneurs, investors, and startups pushed the boundaries of the maker movement...
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CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They Mean

CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They Mean | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

There will be plenty of disruptive technology at this year’s International CES, signaling new ways to create and distribute entertainment -- and how and where consumers will experience it.

Key trends include 4K, wearable technology (from Google Glass to smart watches) and connected cars, along with cloud services (for everything from production to distribution) and the so-called Internet of Things -- effectively the connecting of all devices.

 
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25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part I)

25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part I) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology.Over the next five short years the following game-changing technologies will transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, educate, train, innovate, and much more.

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3ders.org - 3D Printing in 2013: Year In Review | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D Printing in 2013: Year In Review | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
As the clock ticks down on 2013, it's a good time to take a look back at what happened this year in the 3D printing world.

Via Jeroen van Beijnen
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Jeroen van Beijnen's curator insight, January 2, 2014 1:16 PM

Een interessante lijst met gebeurtenissen en nieuws rondom 3D printen in 2013. Met verassend veel Nederlands nieuws.

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My 5 Predictions for 2014

My 5 Predictions for 2014 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
I am uncharacteristically optimistic about the coming year--at least as it relates to my primary focus of technology's impact on business and life.
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The future of work: 4 trends for 2014

The future of work: 4 trends for 2014 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
This past year has been a time of great change and turbulence in the tools, practices, and thinking around the rapidly shifting world of work. Expect these changes to continue building momentum in 2014.
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2013 was a lost year for tech

2013 was a lost year for tech | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations.
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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A deeper look at five technologies that are currently advancing exponentially and radically reshaping healthcare. In other words, for the long suffering, there is plenty of hope to go around.
Trudy Raymakers's insight:

3 D printing, artificial intelligence, brain-computer Interfaces, Point-of Care diagnostics, and Robotics. In light of the promise of patient empowerment the tricorder (diagnostic) is very promising I think.

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Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Economist Tyler Cowen on machine intelligence and the age of the manager.
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Thinking for the Future

Thinking for the Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

What modes of thought will be most valuable in a future economy defined by machine intelligence? 

Freestylers

Synthesizers

Humanizers

Conceptual engineers

Motivators

Moralizers

Greeters

Weavers

 

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