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The future will be printed in 3-D

The future will be printed in 3-D | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The house of the future will be outfitted with hundreds of products created on 3-D printers, everything from jewelry and home decor items to eventually more complex items like furniture or digital devices.
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Legal issues loom over 3D printing and copyright | Virtual Web NEWS

Legal issues loom over 3D printing and copyright | Virtual Web NEWS | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

the next digital war: the fight over copying physical objects.

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Economy of the Commons and Collaborative Consumption

Economy of the Commons and Collaborative Consumption | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

By severing cooperativism from its communal origins and and focusing on consumption, British cooperativism and the ICA caused lasting damage to the transformative capacity of cooperativism, which we should not repeat today in the debate between the economy of the commons and collaborative consumption. That’s why, when we talk about developing an economic and social theory that explains and drives the transition away from the forms of production in which we live, we should not repeat the mistake

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Tracey Wilen-Daugenti – Society 3.0: Creating Tomorrow’s Future Today | Business Show

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti – Society 3.0: Creating Tomorrow’s Future Today | Business Show | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is Vice President and Managing Director of the University of Phoenix Research Institute. She is Media X visiting researcher, hosted by Roy Pea. The Institute’s research studies the value of education and provides recommendations to help leaders make the decisions that will ensure today’s workforce is employable tomorrow. Tracey has held executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and Apple, and was the Higher Education Practice Lead for Cisco Systems’ strategy organization. Society 3.0 – Creating Tomorrow’s Future Today Nov. 29, 2011 Society 3.0 explores the intersection of technology, education, and business.

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Global trends 2030 – Citizens in an interconnected and polycentric ...

Global trends 2030 – Citizens in an interconnected and polycentric ... | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

This is a great report which I recommend you read : Global trends 2030 – Citizens in an interconnected and polycentric world.  You can download the entire report ...

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COKE CEO: These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World

COKE CEO: These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Every branche has its own vision of the things happening in the world and how its going to affect business. Here the Coke Ceo Muhtar Kent (actually drinking Cola Zero ): Companies will need to be fast and thorough. His top 5 megatrends influencing consumer trends: 1. Mass urbanization, 2. An aging population, 3. The rise of the global middle class, 4. People care about sustainability and 5. Technology is changing expectations.

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4 Business School Trends to Watch

4 Business School Trends to Watch | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Traditional MBAs, which have usually focused on accounting and finance, have a hard time producing the type of business leaders companies are currently looking for. Specifically, companies want ethical problem solvers with strong digital and entrepreneurial skills, who are team players and work well in diverse environments

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Researchers unveil device that harvests energy from human knees

Researchers unveil device that harvests energy from human knees | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A new device allows users to generate electricity simply by taking a stroll.
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Here Are The 17 Radical Ideas From Google's Top Genius Conference That Could Change The World

Here Are The 17 Radical Ideas From Google's Top Genius Conference That Could Change The World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Imagining the mind's eye (Mary Lou Epson), synthetic life tool kits (Omri Amirav-Drory), building microsystems on the eye (Babak Parviz), collaborative science (Adrien Treuille), learning by themselves (Nicholas Negroponte), stretchable electronics (Kevin Dowling), global water scarcity (Rob McGinnis), efficient nutrition production (David Berry), carbon negative liquid fuels (Mike Cheiky)... and many more.

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Most Africans will have smartphones within 5 years | Impact Lab

Most Africans will have smartphones within 5 years | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Feature phones are not the future.Of course that verges on tautology; of course everyone will have a smartphone, until everyone has something smaller and better and even more integrated into the fabric of our lives, like Google Glasses or cybernetic jawbone/retinal implants or whatever Charles Stross dreams up next. But when, exactly?

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» Future: Web 4.0 When the Machines Take Over, Current Landscape, 2012 Trends and Touch Screens FUTUREPREDICTIONS.COM Source of Likely and Preferable Futures ™

» Future: Web 4.0 When the Machines Take Over, Current Landscape, 2012 Trends and Touch Screens FUTUREPREDICTIONS.COM Source of Likely and Preferable Futures ™ | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
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Prometheus tech we love, and how close we are to having it

Prometheus tech we love, and how close we are to having it | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
These five pieces of sci-fi tech are probably closer than you think to becoming reality.
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Fundamental, structural economic trends which may be with us for a long time to come. | brian s hall

So simple but so true. This dilemma. Exports and manufacturing do not translate into more jobs or even higher wages.  New job growth in health care, education, services and government do not produce great income and wealth.

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Edgex Disruption

What would a disrupted education system look like?George Siemens March12, 2012 Presented to EDGEx in New Dehli...


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When Will Computers Do What the Brain Does?

When Will Computers Do What the Brain Does? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
At The Wall Street Journal's CFO Network conference, Ray Kurzweil discussed advances in artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, and what it will mean to be human after the year 2029.
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Smart toys let kids design their own with 3D printers and avatars | Virtual Web NEWS

Smart toys let kids design their own with 3D printers and avatars | Virtual Web NEWS | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Smart toys customized to each user’s individual requirements may sound like a children’s fantasy but they’re now reality thanks to MakieLab, a small London startup which has developed a next generation doll that straddles the digital and physical worlds by harnessing the potential of 3-D printing with the ease of user generation of content online

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Brave New World: BIC 2012: Rethinking The Future

Brave New World: BIC 2012: Rethinking The Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Presentation on BIC 2012. Topical items and views on the impact of digitisation on publishing and its content and the issues that make the news. This blog follows the report 'Brave New World', (http://www.ewidgetsonline.com/vcil/bravenewworld.html ),

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DR4WARD: What Are The Top 5 Trends From 2012 #CannesLions? #infographic

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What Are The Top 5 Trends From 2012 #CannesLions? #infographic By social@Ogilvy I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Guest post by Brianne Boysen Author: Bill - Dr. William J. Ward, a.k.a DR4WARD is the Professor of...
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The Slow Web Movement | Impact Lab

The Slow Web Movement | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Fast Web is destination-based. Slow Web is interaction-based. Fast Web is built around homepages, inboxes, and dashboards. Slow Web is built around timely notifications. Fast Web companies often try to rack up pageviews, since pageviews mean ad impressions. Slow Web companies tend to put effectiveness first.Timely not real-time. Rhythm not random. Moderation not excess. Knowledge not information. These are a few of the many characteristics of the Slow Web. It’s not so much a checklist as a feeling, one of being at greater ease with the web-enabled products and services in our lives.

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Global Trends Report: 800,000 new refugees in 2011, highest this century

Over 10 years, growing numbers affected by displacement. Some 7 million refugees of concern to UNHCR have been in exile for at least five years.
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Forget B-School: D-School Is Hot

Forget B-School: D-School Is Hot | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

PROVING DANIEL PINK RIGHT! The hottest graduate program is one you may have never heard of: Stanford's d.school, which teaches the murky concept of design thinking. Melissa Korn has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Alison Yin for The Wall Street Journal.

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

56 future accomplishments: waiting for someone to go first. A history of firsts and 56 space firsts, physics first, driverless vehicle firsts, healthcare firsts, 3d printer firsts, and other.... waiting

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41% of young adults skip health care as medical costs rise | Impact Lab

41% of young adults skip health care as medical costs rise | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
41% of young adults between age 19 and 29 failed to get medical care in a recent 12-month period because of cost.
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Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital

Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Marking a significant milestone in its publishing history, Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) decided that now it is publishing its entire print edition online (as of today), it wpuld celebrate by printing its entire front page in binary code.

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Culling the Web, redefining trend-watching

Culling the Web, redefining trend-watching | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Also a reality. From a trading desk in London, Paul Hawtin monitors the fire hose of more than 340 million Twitter posts flying around the world each day to try to assess the collective mood of the populace.The computer program he uses generates a global sentimentscore from 1 to 50 based on how pessimistic or optimistic people seem to be from their online conversations.

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