Outbreaks of Futurity
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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"capitalism will be perfected"? curiosas palavras na era do capitalismo autofágico selvagem alastrante.

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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM

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I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

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10 Office Technologies on Their Way Out

10 Office Technologies on Their Way Out | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 global professionals about which office tools and trend will become obsolete in the next five years.

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Thinking the Unthinkable, The Drum, January 2013

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The Drum, January 2013 Issue


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Bionic City's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:17 AM

"Technological advancement once again gathered pace in the past year and looks unlikely to slow down in 2013 or beyond. Jess Davies takes a look at what to expect...

 

Hailed by The Economist as the “third industrial revolution”, 3D printing is making serious headway in areas including health, engineering, construction, decoration and aeronautical sectors. In short, it’s relevant to just about everyone.

 

Although some way off being a mass market product there are already examples of where 3D printing has already been used to recreate human organs, vital replacement spacecraft parts for NASA’s astronauts, and even the Aston Martin in the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.

 

Experts including Melissa Sterry, believe brands which ignore the rise of 3D printing do so at their peril. Get involved with the science of technology is her advice to brands. “There are no words to explain just how fast technology is developing - we’re on the brink of quantum computing. I’m really surprised more retailers aren’t being more experimental, they need to be afraid of what they will miss out on if they don’t experiment,” she said."