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The Future of Platforms – Ethereum

Posted By on September 24, 2015
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Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications. ‘The Future of Platforms – Ethereum’ looks at borrowing the concept of distributed consensus and cryptographic proof that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin so effective in trustless payments, Ethereum extends the use of these technologies to trustless

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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy

Posted By on September 23, 2015
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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy is about the Rawlemon project that revolves around a weatherproof sphere that’s designed to rotate and follow the sun (and Moon) across the sky. It’s so sensitive to light that at night, it also harvests moonlight and convert that into electricity. Andre Broessel, the architect and designer, says his spherical,

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Demanding the Right to Die

Posted By on September 23, 2015
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Demanding the Right to Die looks at the debate around euthanasia that has been a heating up over the past few years. High profile cases, academics and the medical profession weighing in, along with government debate have put this firmly into the public spotlight. Following are some of the pros and cons of the debate.

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10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part Two

Posted By on September 22, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers

Posted By on September 18, 2015
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers. This

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We Need Calm Technology

Posted By on September 17, 2015
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We are at risk of a chaotic world. Today we see more than 6 billion people have access to cell phones and more than 2 billion people have smart phones in the world. They remind us of their presence every time, text, message, or notification comes in. They are hungry for attention. Add to that the rise

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The Hobo Code, Propaganda, and Visual Activism

Posted By on September 15, 2015
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When I was at Bournemouth University I studied linguistics, language evolution, and artificial intelligence . So fascinating and, in my opinion, language evolution never stops, grammar can be broken, new communication means are established, and brevity within a physical context is encouraged. Visual languages, i.e. those that communicate with symbols, colour and the suchlike, seem like

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10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part One

Posted By on September 14, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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