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Innovation Excellence | 6 Things You Should Know About The Future

Innovation Excellence | 6 Things You Should Know About The Future | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
The future isn’t what we thought it would be. We don’t walk around in silver suits, travel to colonies on Mars or drive in flying cars. Instead, we dress casual, take selfies and communicate in 140 characters. Yet in many ways, we’re much better off than we imagined.
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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
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EcoFarm | Food of the future

EcoFarm | Food of the future | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
EcoFarm is based on Aquaponics technique and is able to grow herbs and cherry tomatoes fertilizing them with the waste of a fish.
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The Future of Work Framework

The Future of Work Framework | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it

An explanation of the four domains of the Future of Work framework: Underlying Drivers, Economic Structure, Labor Displacement, and the Emerging Landscape.

 

Created by Future Exploration Network and Ross Dawson.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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dominique turcq's curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:07 AM

a good video by Ross Dawson. 

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A Florida Widow Sued A Tobacco Company And Won $23.6 Billion

A Florida Widow Sued A Tobacco Company And Won $23.6 Billion | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
The woman sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second largest tobacco company in the U.S., for the death of her husband.
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Just wondering when are we gonna see similar cases happening in the diet & food industries considering processed food?

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At $12 Billion, Uber Would Become The Most Valuable Startup In The World

At $12 Billion, Uber Would Become The Most Valuable Startup In The World | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Uber versus the world.
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Sharing Economy , Uber & Airbnb to become the world's most valuable startups

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These Are The Jobs That Will Be Safe From The Imminent Invasion Of Robots

These Are The Jobs That Will Be Safe From The Imminent Invasion Of Robots | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Worried your job is going to be made obsolete...
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These Are The Jobs That Will Be Safe From The Imminent Invasion Of Robots

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Lockheed Martin HULC Exoskeleton - YouTube

Lockheed Martin's latest promo video of the HULC exoskeleton designed to ease a Soldier's load by turning him into a temporary robot.
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Wearable robotics, a solution for military & extreme longevity?

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FREAKY VIDEO: Monkeys Use Mind-Control To Move 'Limbs'

FREAKY VIDEO: Monkeys Use Mind-Control To Move 'Limbs' | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Most of us don’t think twice when we extend our arms to hug a friend or push a shopping cart—our limbs work together seamlessly to follow our mental commands. For researchers designing brain-controlled prosthetic limbs for people, however, this coordinated arm movement is a daunting technical challenge.
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The brain controls movement by sending electrical signals to our muscles through nerve cells. When limb-connecting nerve cells are damaged or a limb is amputated, the brain is still able to produce those motion-inducing signals, but the limb can't receive them or simply doesn’t exist. In recent years, scientists have worked to create devices called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that can pick up these interrupted electrical signals and control the movements of a computer cursor...

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The Sleep Sock

The Sleep Sock | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Finally, you can breathe easy knowing your baby is, well, breathing.
We've all been there. You wake in the middle of the night and grab the baby monitor to make sure your little one is okay. You...
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Risk Society, Kids in danger (getting a bit out of hands)

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Shoebox 'studio flat' in London snapped up by renters within 16 hours

Shoebox 'studio flat' in London snapped up by renters within 16 hours | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Apartment barely big enough for double bed and sink is rented for £170 a week
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Citadel of Wealthy

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These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon.
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The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s: Robot Counselor, Rewilder, Garbage Designer, Neighborhood Watch Specialist, Simplicity Expert, Healthcare Navigator, Nostalgist, Telesurgeon, Solar Technology Specialist, Aquaponic Fish Farmer 

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Solar FREAKIN' Roadways! - YouTube

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways! - YouTube | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Video by Michael Naphan It's the roadway of the future! Feel inspired? Help us bring this project to the next step: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-...
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Green energy: Solar Roadways - the roadway of the future

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Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/2dfh5v/humans_need_not_apply/ http://www.CGPGrey.com/ https://twitter.com/cgpgrey ## Robots, Etc...
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This video isn't about how automation is bad -- rather that automation is inevitable. It's a tool to produce abundance for little effort. We need to start thinking now about what to do when large sections of the population are unemployable -- through no fault of their own. What to do in a future where, for most jobs, humans need not apply.

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Biowearable could give real-time disease updates (Wired UK)

Biowearable could give real-time disease updates (Wired UK) | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Biomedical engineers are taking a cue from the technology industry, creating a wearable that will alert diabetics to subtle but important changes in their blood sugar levels
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The Future of Food Packaging - Imgur

The Future of Food Packaging - Imgur | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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important-work-skills.png

important-work-skills.png | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
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 6 Driving Forces & The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

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Why Carlos Slim's three-day working week idea could work - Virgin.com

Why Carlos Slim's three-day working week idea could work - Virgin.com | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
As I blogged recently, the way we all work is going to change - and fast.The set-in-stone notion of working Monday to Friday is rapidly becoming outdated, and is increasingly inefficient.Working three day weeks could actually increase productivity, and make better use of the skills people across soc...
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Future of Work –End of 9 to 5 rat race

Richard Branson: Why Carlos Slim's three-day working week idea could work

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Helsinki's future transportation grid will let you order any service from one app

Helsinki's future transportation grid will let you order any service from one app | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Navigation apps can tell you how to get across town using only public transportation, but they don't make it a seamless experience. Wouldn't it be nice
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Public transportation on-demand

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Mumbai gets laparoscopy-only surgical facility - The Metrognome

Mumbai gets laparoscopy-only surgical facility - The Metrognome | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
The newly opened Khar-based centre will offer surgeries across many diverse specialities under one roof, and will use 3D technology. by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in Laparoscopy is fast becoming the preferred option for surgery for several people; be in cancer or a simple cosmetic procedure, surgeons too, are looking for ways to use laparoscopy in […
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A high quality medical services offered in India. Mumbai gets laparoscopy-only surgical facility.

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What senior citizens want... - The Metrognome

What senior citizens want... - The Metrognome | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why a person past the age of 60 wants to marry again? We get experts to tell us. by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in Shantanu Banerjee* (71), a Bandra-based businessman, lost his wife to cancer four years ago. “Dealing with her illness was painful, especially the last months, when she was home and there […
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Late-Age Divorce & Getting married is a Growing Trend

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Why Post 50s Are Re-Living Their Senior Proms

Why Post 50s Are Re-Living Their Senior Proms | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
Whether gay or straight, senior citizen proms have proven to be a positive trend that's here to stay.
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Active Seniors, Senior Citizen Proms

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MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.
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At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT's new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that's only the beginning.

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The day I left my son in the car

The day I left my son in the car | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
I made a split-second decision to run into the store. I had no idea it would consume the next years of my life
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Risk Society, Kids in danger

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From Russia With Love (And a Discount)

From Russia With Love (And a Discount) | Futures Thinking –Trends & Weak Signals | Scoop.it
After years of talks, Moscow and Beijing finally inked a $400 billion deal that will change the face of the global natural gas market.
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Natural gas share of energy supply 5 to 10% (Russia & China),

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