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Explore the most important technology and science trends! News, Analysis, Interviews, Presentations, Documentaries. All in one place at Tracking the future magazine
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More Thoughts On The Coming Swarm Economy

More Thoughts On The Coming Swarm Economy | Tracking the Future | Scoop.it

The industrial model with lifetime single-employer careers is dying, and not coming back. The first sign was a change from lifetime-marriage employments into its serial-monogamy equivalent, where people change jobs every three years at the most. The next change in progress is that most people have more than one employment — or employment-equivalent — at one time: this is an enormous change to society, where people are juggling five to ten projects at a time, some for fun, some for breadwinning, some for both. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICK FALKVINGE

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and is a political evangelist, traveling around Europe and the world to talk and write about ideas of a sensible information policy

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Bitcoin Explained

A short video looking at 'Bitcoin', a decentralized digital currency.

Directed, Designed and Animated by Duncan Elms - duncanelms.com

Written and Voiced by Marc Fennell - marcfennell.com

Szabolcs Kósa's insight:

the price you have to pay for 1 bitcoin is 234 USD at this moment (2013.04.10), up from 184 in 24 hours. check the current price on : https://mtgox.com/

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Bitcoin Blows Up, Exchange Rate Jumps Ten-Fold in Recent Weeks

Bitcoin Blows Up, Exchange Rate Jumps Ten-Fold in Recent Weeks | Tracking the Future | Scoop.it

Will the cryptocurrency survive these Bitcoin booms and busts? Maybe, maybe not. The volatility may diminish as the market grows in size and liquidity. But maybe Bitcoin’s greatest value is its use as a case study for future currencies that rely less on the all too human judgment of central banking’s philosopher kings.
Regardless, if recent history is a guide, it’ll be an entertaining outing as Bitcoin gives birth to fortunes and failures, buys homes and cars, gets hacked, manipulated, regulated—and generally evolves at a frenzied pace worthy of the digital age.

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