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Virtual reality is about to unleash the greatest wave of human creativity ever seen

August 8th, 2015 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

Not too long from now, entertainment is about to get as real as real life and nothing is ever going to be the same. This is happening thanks to the combination of two forces that you would never expect to overlap. Together, they form a staggeringly potent combination.



Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announce $100M search for ET

July 24th, 2015 at 6:02 pm » Comments Off

Stephen Hawking, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, Martin Rees, Frank Drake and others have announced at The Royal Society a $100 million funding for Breakthrough Listen.  It is the “most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.”  



The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown

June 30th, 2015 at 9:29 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window. Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw attention to the […]



Dutch designer plans to 3-D print a steel bridge in mid-air

June 16th, 2015 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Dutch designer Joris Laarman will build a bridge in 2017 by wheeling a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He will push an “on” button and then walk away. When he returns in two months, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the waters. […]



The Future of South Korea

June 15th, 2015 at 2:22 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  When Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, took the stage at Edaily’s 6th World Strategy Forum on June 11th at the famed Shilla Seoul, his keynote about how he became an entrepreneur was very personal. With a comical flare for storytelling, he carefully laid out many of his failed attempts for launching businesses prior […]



Floating cities could be the next frontier

June 11th, 2015 at 3:45 pm » Comments Off

Everyone learns the value of natural selection when learning basic biology - a species either adapts to their changing environment or dies off.  This process also applies to governments, in some ways,  but millions of people can still be chained to a failing state with no exit options.  



Creating Humanless Distribution Networks

June 8th, 2015 at 2:56 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A couple weeks ago I was asked to speak at the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating gathering of thought leaders to discuss next generation postal service. I focused my talk around a central question – “How long will it be […]



What if we didn’t all have to work to get paid?

May 29th, 2015 at 4:31 pm » Comments Off

Scott Santens has been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.”  But what Santens really wants to know is, “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?”  



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.  



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