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Solar powered floating farm that could produce 20 tons of vegetables a day

May 25th, 2015 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

Design practice, Forward Thinking Architecture, has designed a concept for modular floating farms that harvest sunlight and rainwater, as well as desalinate saltwater and grow thousands of tons of vegetables ever year.  

The kitchen table that uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

May 23rd, 2015 at 9:58 pm » Comments Off

The table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years, consisting simply of a surface and legs.  

Teenager designs system that can keeps you safe from germs on planes

May 21st, 2015 at 5:49 pm » Comments Off

Plane are generally disgusting germ-filled places.  Who knows what is on that tray table, and what kind of germs that person with a hacking cough in the seat next to you will spread?  

Solving a Billion-Person Problem

May 8th, 2015 at 4:47 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  My friend, Peter Diamandis, likes to say, “The best way to become a billionaire is to solve a billion-person problem.” When I first heard this phrase, I had difficulty imagining what a billion-person problem looked like.  

Planting a billion trees a year using drones?

May 1st, 2015 at 2:50 pm » Comments Off

By using drones to plant forests of seedlings, a start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems.  Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering says, “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.”  

An airplane middle seat that is halfway-pleasant

April 27th, 2015 at 7:34 pm » Comments Off

The days of cramming into the middle seat, engaging in the passive-aggressive skirmish for the armrests, if Thompson Aero Seating has its way, will be long gone.  

When the “Things” we buy know more about us than we know about them

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile […]

Washington state wants to turn old aircraft carriers into bridges

April 16th, 2015 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Washington State recently received federal funds for a study on a new and unique toll bridge concept.  The new bridge would be constructed of decommissioned US Navy Super Carriers.  

The Coming Era of Alternative Credentialing

April 10th, 2015 at 10:47 pm » Comments Off

  Futurist Thomas Frey:  Earlier this week the DaVinci Institute became the first organization in the world to offer Microdegrees® to the graduates of the Institute’s coding school, DaVinci Coders. People who complete courses in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Swift/iOS, and Game Development will all be on track to receive this new form of credentialing.  

The future is arriving far faster than expected

February 17th, 2015 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected By:  Steven Kotler, and co-writer Ken Goffman One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction […]

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