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Are we moving from nation states to stateless nations?

November 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of […]

By 2030 Bitcoin will be the 6th largest reserve currency in the world

November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin industry insiders suggest Bitcoin could be as widely used as the Swiss franc and the Australian dollar as they issue an optimistic prediction for the cryptocurrency. U.K.-based Magister Advisors, which advises the technology industry on mergers and acquisitions, interviewed thirty of the leading bitcoin companies from across the globe. It found a consensus view that […]

Top 20 countries that make up most of the $91.5B global gaming business

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:57 pm » Comments Off

Only a fraction of the countries in the world make up the bulk of the tons of money spent on video games. The top 20 nations alone will spend $83 billion on video games by the end of 2015, according to intelligence firm Newzoo. NOTE: For people interested in entering the fast-moving field of game design, DaVinci Coders […]

Five-Part Sharing-Economy Solution to the Refugee Crisis

October 9th, 2015 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on CCTV, the Chinese-American television channel for an interview about the topic of border walls. With the crisis in Syria deepening, affecting bordering countries and virtually all of the European Union, the show’s moderator asked me a series of tough questions about immigration […]

China is ‘financially out of control’ according to Citi’s chief economist

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:24 pm » Comments Off

Citigroup’s chief economist, Willem Buiter,  sees a storm brewing in China. He estimated that there is a 55 percent chance of a made-in-China global recession in the not too distant future, which he defines as a period of sub-2 percent global growth.

Why broadband users around the world are ditching pay-TV

September 21st, 2015 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

According to Ericsson ConsumerLab’s annual TV & Media report, Digital streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are not the main reason broadband users are ditching pay-TV packages. The report reveals that almost half of broadband household users globally are cutting the cord because they are fed up with shelling out high prices for pay-TV […]

Very cool data visualization will change how you look at the world economy

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:40 am » Comments Off has come up with a very cool data visualization that’s a little bit unorthodox. The way it works is that it visualizes the entire world’s economic output as a circle. That circle is then subdivided into a bunch of blobs representing the economy of each major country. And then each country-blob is sliced into […]

Samsung hopes to provide affordable 5G Internet using low Earth orbit satellites

August 17th, 2015 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Thanks to a proposal by Samsung, the Internet might soon become a lot more accessible by lending the world an extra zetabyte of bandwidth every month. The proposal describes a system requiring the deployment of 4,600 Low Earth Orbit satellites, abbreviated LEO.

Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap

August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm » Comments Off

You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above […]

People around the world hate Russia, and Russia hates them back

August 8th, 2015 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

Vladimir Putin, Russian President, has used  propaganda targeted at audiences outside Russia doesn’t work, but neither will any Western counter-efforts directed at Russians. A new report from the Pew Research Center explains why.

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