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The City of 2050: An Interactive Graphic

The City of 2050: An Interactive Graphic | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050?
Experts predict that by then three-quarters of the world's population will live in cities. For part of its Tomorrow's Cities season the BBC takes a look through the crystal ball to imagine what city life might be like in 40 years' time.

Find more details at the interactive graphic at the link.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 23, 2013 4:15 PM

Here's some ideas on how we might live in the future. What do you think?

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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s
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Platform Thinking: The Future of Work

Platform Thinking: The Future of Work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Every business is an engine. It needs to do a certain set of things repeatedly to create value. If you haven’t figured out that set of repeated operations, you probably haven’t created a scalable business yet.

Ford needs to repeatedly assemble cars; Google needs to repeatedly run its crawler; Facebook needs to repeatedly get users to interact with other users

 

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Beyond 3D printing: The all-in-one factory - tech - 15 August 2013 - New Scientist

Beyond 3D printing: The all-in-one factory - tech - 15 August 2013 - New Scientist | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
3D printers are so passé. The Microfactory not only prints objects, it can drill and etch too, making it far more versatile
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The Great Freelancer Movement: 8 Reasons Why your Next Job will be a Project

The Great Freelancer Movement: 8 Reasons Why your Next Job will be a Project | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

By 2025, over 75% of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials, a group many refer to as the Facebook generation. That’s just over 11 years away. 

As most Millennials have come to realize, finding a job is an entrepreneurial activity. You’re selling your skills to the highest bidder, or most often, just anyone willing to pay for them. If you can’t find a full time job, a part time one will do for now. Even project work will be fine.

With scant opportunity to move into a “career position,” they learn to get by with piecemeal work, often living at home because they haven’t stabilized their income to the point of being credit worthy, something most landlords are quick to pick up on.

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NSA wants to dump most people with Snowden’s old job. Here’s how they might do it.

NSA wants to dump most people with Snowden’s old job. Here’s how they might do it. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The agency hopes jumping into cloud computing will help defend it from insider threats.
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This is the Modem World: The day Google died

This is the Modem World: The day Google died | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.One day, Google
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Under Bezos, the Washington Post could look a lot more like Bloomberg and Reuters

Under Bezos, the Washington Post could look a lot more like Bloomberg and Reuters | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Suddenly, three of the most important news brands are owned by people or companies who don't care about making a profit from journalism.
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Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. Here’s what that means.

Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. Here’s what that means. | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos is buying us. Here's what that has to do with the future of media.
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Good Read: Can a 21-Year-Old Crack the Genetic Code to IQ?

Good Read: Can a 21-Year-Old Crack the Genetic Code to IQ? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Twenty-one-year old Zhao Bowen wants nothing less than to crack the code for intelligence by studying the genomes of thousands of prodigies. He and his collabor
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Things are changing so fast. Prediction is that within a decade the intelligence of unborn children can be raised up to 20 points. The code to anything can be cracked it seems- which will maybe the end of humans as whe know them.

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Small Business Labs: The Rise of the Task Economy

Small Business Labs: The Rise of the Task Economy | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
I was at a party on Sunday and the host had hired a contractor from TaskRabbit to man the barbecue. She did this so she could enjoy her party and mix with her guests instead of worrying about the food....
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Jarvis Meets The Matrix: No More College Degrees? - SERIOUS WONDER

Jarvis Meets The Matrix: No More College Degrees? - SERIOUS WONDER | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Future possibilities of combining personal digital assistant's like "Iron Man's" Jarvis and the Google Brain Chip
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The latest sign that Europe’s plan to cut debt by cutting spending just isn’t working

The latest sign that Europe’s plan to cut debt by cutting spending just isn’t working | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
John Maynard Keynes told us this would happen almost 80 years ago. His wife Lydia is shocked we didn’t listen.
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The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.
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trend reports | JWT Intelligence

trend reports | JWT Intelligence | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

This report bundles three trends JWTIntelligence has outlined in recent years that spotlight how retailers are evolving for an increasingly sophisticated digital and data-centric world: Retail As the Third Space, Predictive Personalization and Everything Is Retail.

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Micropayments now ready to slash price of online news - tech - 14 August 2013 - New Scientist

Micropayments now ready to slash price of online news - tech - 14 August 2013 - New Scientist | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Using online currencies like Bitcoin to make small payments could make news stories and songs a steal
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The Death of the Author 2.0 | 365Online: E-Commerce en Online Marketing

The Death of the Author 2.0 | 365Online: E-Commerce en Online Marketing | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
With Google's Authorship program, you might be tempted to think authors are on the up. But maybe not. There are quite a number of reasons why authors are as dead as they ever have been.Any mention of ‘death’ in a web headline is likely to bring ac...
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The Future Of Work: Amazon vs. Zappos | TechCrunch

The Future Of Work: Amazon vs. Zappos | TechCrunch | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago Tony Hsieh was part of the three-man Harvard team that won the hyper-prestigious ACM Programmming Contest. Five years later he sold LinkExchange to Microsoft for more than $250 million.
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The writer says there are in Amazon and Zappos arising two microcosms of two potential futures of work. Amazon: breathtaking inequality, “peak jobs,” and the bifurcation of the population into a diminishing elite of skilled/tech/finance workers, and a growing mass of low-quality and/or part-time jobs increasingly threatened by technology and international competition.And then there’s the Zappos future. Its take-home pay still isn’t spectacular; but it’s a future where companies genuinely try to create a social fabric–and safety net–woven from excellent benefits, a thriving culture, a strong community, and the encouragement of entrepeneurs.

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Big Problem, Smart Solution: An App That IDs the Pills You're Taking | Wired Design | Wired.com

Big Problem, Smart Solution: An App That IDs the Pills You're Taking | Wired Design | Wired.com | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
For busy doctors and nurses, an app that quickly and accurately accounts for a patient’s medicinal regimen while identifying potentially harmful drug interactions could be a huge time saver.
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James Surowiecki: Why Do So Many Jobs Pay So Little?

James Surowiecki: Why Do So Many Jobs Pay So Little? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The reason the minimum wage has become a big political issue is not that the jobs have changed: it’s that the people doing the jobs have.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:42 PM

Because corporate bottom lines are more important than people.

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What 9.5 million babies a year could mean for the Chinese economy

What 9.5 million babies a year could mean for the Chinese economy | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
China's decades-long one-child policy is credited with helping China's economy grow, but many Chinese resent it bitterly, and there already several exceptions to the rule.
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Scientists create false memories in mice, cause rodent-style Inception

Scientists create false memories in mice, cause rodent-style Inception | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A group of MIT researchers (we assume they're all Philip K. Dick fans) have successfully implanted false memories in the minds of mice, according to a study published in the journal Science.
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How technology has stopped evolution and is destroying the world

How technology has stopped evolution and is destroying the world | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Doug Tompkins, founder of North Face, on his battles with Steve Jobs and how we why we need to dismantle our techno-industrial society
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11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level

11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

For the rapidly advancing class of chips that have been developed to communicate with the brain, the ability to dynamically reconfigure the interface nodes has emerged as one of the most desirable features. A group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has built a powerful new chip that can be rapidly adapted to changing conditions at its interface points.


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Joe Stafura's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:57 AM

Nice advancements in the observation tools, being able to reconfigure on the fly will be a nice upgrade to present method and increase the data from EEG studies it seems.

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Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm

Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Like many other verticals, the intensely competitive and dynamic healthcare industry is looking to cloud computing as a means to improve quality of services while reducing costs.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, July 17, 2013 6:06 PM

The storage of patient data, accessible form anywhere, will benefit the Healthcare tremendoulsy.