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New container home design thinks outside the box

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New container home design thinks outside the boxCNNLiving in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.and more »...
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Google is making an autofocusing contact lens

Google is making an autofocusing contact lens | thefuture | Scoop.it
The future of contact lenses is almost here.
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Here's What It Will Take To Be A CEO In 2040

Here's What It Will Take To Be A CEO In 2040 | thefuture | Scoop.it
A new article from PricewaterhouseCoopers traces the evolution of the role over the past century — and looks ahead to 2040.
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Beautiful Solar Forest Charging System for Parking Lots

Beautiful Solar Forest Charging System for Parking Lots | thefuture | Scoop.it
Although electric vehicle use is on the rise, we're certainly not out of the woods yet in terms of providing them with a steady supply of clean energy - that's why designer Neville Mars has conceived of an incredible EV charging station that takes the form
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The Next Giant Chinese City Will Float In The Ocean

The Next Giant Chinese City Will Float In The Ocean | thefuture | Scoop.it
China is running out of room for its growing urban population. This amazing design--an entire prefab city that floats on water--could magically create...
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How The Future Of Startups May Look Like “Moneyball”

How The Future Of Startups May Look Like “Moneyball” | thefuture | Scoop.it

There’s a well-known scene in the Brad Pitt-Billy Beane biopic “Moneyball” in which Beane confronts a bunch of stale, oldster scouts about the outdated way they evaluate baseball players. One scout comments that because a player has an ugly girlfriend it means he has no confidence. Beane gives an exasperated “facepalm.” The way many venture capitalists analyze potential startup investments is similarly haphazard and inaccurate. However, just as in the movie, it’s all about to end in a giant wave of business innovation.

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Scientists Use Graphene to Make Bionic, Super-Powered Plants

Scientists Use Graphene to Make Bionic, Super-Powered Plants | thefuture | Scoop.it
A team of chemical engineers and biochemists has managed to change how plants work. Well, to be exact, they've made plants work better by embedding carbon nanotubes into the plants' leaves so that they absorb more light. Put simply, they've created bionic plants.
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8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020 | thefuture | Scoop.it

Six years isn't that long but the rapid pace of innovation means everything--from education to health care to the Internet itself--could look a lot different by then.


How will technology change life by the end of the decade? That's the subject of a new book, called Shift 2020, which explores the future of everything from greentech and health care to 3-D printing and transport.


Shift 2020 was edited by Rudy De Waele, a strategist and entrepreneur from the U.K., and includes predictions from more than 70 futurists, thinkers-in-residence, entrepreneurs, think-tank analysts, and academics. We picked out a few ideas that caught our eye. You can purchase the full copy here.

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Watch This Nightmarish Ape-Inspired Robot Practice Saving Your Life

Watch This Nightmarish Ape-Inspired Robot Practice Saving Your Life | thefuture | Scoop.it
Robosimian is a machine built for good--to respond in disaster situations. But you might not be happy to be rescued by a horrifying monkey robot.
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Oh save me Ape-Like robot!

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Imagine... John Lennon

Imagine... John Lennon | thefuture | Scoop.it
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Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google | TechCrunch

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google | TechCrunch | thefuture | Scoop.it
July 25, 2023 -- Local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google.
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The City of 2050: An Interactive Graphic

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

Experts predict that by 2050, 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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Here's some ideas on how we might live in the future. What do you think?

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Is an "Unconditional Basic Income" for Everyone Coming?

Is an "Unconditional Basic Income" for Everyone Coming? | thefuture | 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 of adventure, the state is the enemy and a cryptographic currency is the solution.  But for those more focused on the decline of the middle classes, the collapse of the entry-level jobs market, and the rise of free culture, the state is an ally, and the solution might look something like an unconditional basic income. Before I explain why this concept is going to be creeping into the political debate across the developed world, let me spell out how a system like this would look:

Every single adult member receives a weekly payment from the state, which is enough to live comfortably on.  The only condition is citizenship and/or residency.

You get the basic income whether or not you’re employed, any wages you earn are additional.

The welfare bureaucracy is largely dismantled.  No means testing, no signing on, no bullying young people into stacking shelves for free, no separate state pension.

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Gold Nanoparticles Could Transform Trees Into Street Lights

Gold Nanoparticles Could Transform Trees Into Street Lights | thefuture | Scoop.it

Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure — they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don’t need electricity to power them? A group of scientists in Taiwan recently discovered that placing gold nanoparticles within the leaves of trees, causes them to give off a luminous reddish glow. The idea of using trees to replace street lights is an ingenious one – not only would it save on electricity costs and cut CO2 emissions, but it could also greatly reduce light pollution in major cities.

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China's pollution-cleaning towers will be the world's tallest (ScienceAlert)

China's pollution-cleaning towers will be the world's tallest (ScienceAlert) | thefuture | Scoop.it
Pollution-cleaning towers are being built in China, and they’re set to be the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
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The Nightmare on Connected Home Street | Gadget Lab | WIRED

The Nightmare on Connected Home Street | Gadget Lab | WIRED | thefuture | Scoop.it

I wake up at four to some old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows. The lights are flashing. My alarm clock is blasting Skrillex or Deadmau5 or something, I don’t know. I never listened to dubstep, and in fact the entire genre is on my banned list. You see, my house has a virus again.

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Google+ isn't dead. Here are 9 ways it's crucial to your SEO right now

Google+ isn't dead. Here are 9 ways it's crucial to your SEO right now | thefuture | Scoop.it

Many marketing folks have started throwing Google+ by the wayside as they create online marketing strategies in favor of greener pastures over at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine.


This is partly because Google+ simply does not have as many users as the other huge social platforms out there. There have also been well-documented concerns going back years about strength of click-through and visitor referrals from Google+.


However, while G+ may not command an impressive piece of the social media community overall, it does include elements that provide companies measurable value, especially in increasing organic traffic.

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6 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Develop By 2025

6 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Develop By 2025 | thefuture | Scoop.it
Expect a complete lack of privacy, implantable sensors everywhere, and maybe even brain-to-network connectivity.
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12 Post-Apocalypse Floating Cities and Homes: From Crazy Concepts to Reality (Slideshow)

12 Post-Apocalypse Floating Cities and Homes: From Crazy Concepts to Reality (Slideshow) | thefuture | Scoop.it
Nobody really knows how much the planet will warm up in the following years and what the consequences will be. But the growing number of natural disasters in 2010, and the recent wave of animal deaths
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What Will New York Look Like In 2050?

What Will New York Look Like In 2050? | thefuture | Scoop.it

What will New York City look like 40 years from now? Though it’s obviously difficult to predict the future decades in advance--40 years ago, few people would have guessed how the Internet would take over our lives--the engineering and design firm Arup has taken a stab at a vision of the city in 2050.

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We Took The Laser Scanner That Tells You What's In Your Food Out For A Spin...

We Took The Laser Scanner That Tells You What's In Your Food Out For A Spin... | thefuture | Scoop.it
The Indiegogo hit Tellspec scanner shoots a laser at your food and counts the calories and nutritional data. But is it just vaporware? We tried one...
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Self-Assembling Robots Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

Self-Assembling Robots Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO] | thefuture | Scoop.it
MIT researchers recently managed to create self-assembling robots. The researchers even released a video demonstrating their success.
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From High-Rise to Low Impact: A Building That Mimics a Forest

From High-Rise to Low Impact: A Building That Mimics a Forest | thefuture | Scoop.it

Powered by sun and fed by rainwater, the building doesn't produce any waste. Its automated window shades open and close like an organism’s pupil, regulating the amount of light that enters. The 600-panel solar array, which is expected to generate all the energy the building needs in a year, is arranged on the roof so that rays of sunlight can pass through and create a dappled pattern on the sidewalk below — similar to the way light passes through a forest canopy. And all the wood used in the structure came from local forests that harvest trees sustainably.

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8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025

8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 | thefuture | Scoop.it
New technologies will change the kinds of jobs people have in the coming years. Don't be surprised if one day you've taken on the position of...
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Headset Gives Doctors Virtual X-Ray Vision

Headset Gives Doctors Virtual X-Ray Vision | thefuture | Scoop.it
Surgeons will be able to view high-definition, 3-D images of the inside their patient, while performing laparoscopic surgery. Continue reading →
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Are you ready for meat grown in a Petri dish?

Are you ready for meat grown in a Petri dish? | thefuture | Scoop.it
New Harvest is a non-profit research organization working to advance new alternatives to conventionally-produced meat, including cultured meat - meat produced in a cell culture, rather than in an animal - and plant-based alternatives.
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