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3 predictions for the future of freelancing

June 18th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Enterprises everywhere are looking for talent. And those with talents and skills that are in high demand can pretty much control their work life: where they work, how they work, compensation packages, and a host of other specifications about their work life. This is a huge opportunity for freelancers, if they keep current with demand […]



We compared the average IQ scores in all 50 states, and the results are eye-opening

June 18th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

  Yes, the IQ test is controversial, but it’s one of the few consistent metrics we have. Here’s how the states compare. People are getting dumber, according to science. There are a lot of theories why IQ tests are falling. Some say it’s bad food, poor schools, or obscene amounts of screen time. Others suggest […]



IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

June 17th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

The research suggests that genes aren’t what’s driving the decline in IQ scores “It’s not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people,” researcher says (CNN) — IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says. The research suggests that genes […]



CBD is changing the health industry

June 16th, 2018 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List. In February 2008–ten years ago this past winter–Thomas Vanderham, a mainstay in freeride mountain biking, crashed badly in Utah while filming for The Collective’s third movie, “Seasons.” With most footage bagged for the spring release that year, his crew was trying to […]



This coffee bar employs futuristic robotic baristas to make and serve your coffee — and it signals how people are warming up to the automation trend

June 14th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

The baristas at Cafe X can make two drinks in under a minute and will get your order right every time. They’re also not human. The robotic coffee bar employs assembly line-style robots to build your coffee orders for you, making Cafe X a player in San Francisco’s automated eatery scene that’s also gaining traction […]



The next frontier of police surveillance is drones

June 13th, 2018 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

A major drone company and a major police-camera company are teaming up, and the possibilities are frightening. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. A company that makes stun guns and body cameras is teaming up with a company that makes […]



Millennials aren’t going out to drink and date, study says – but why?

June 10th, 2018 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Are apps to blame, or are millennials just lazy and poor? As a “younger millennial,” I will admit that any negative news about the millennial generation gets my defensive hackles up. But a new study about millennials and our socializing habits doesn’t seem totally off-base to me. Apparently, younger millennials aren’t going out to drink […]



Here’s how higher education dies

June 9th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like? Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are now […]



The Cryptocurrency Job Market Is Exploding

June 5th, 2018 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

Looking for a new career? Check out the crypto industry. It can feel like a new cryptocurrency is popping up every hour, and that’s because they basically are. There are more than 1,500 tradeable cryptocurrencies. In 2017 alone, there were between 2.9 and 5.8 million people using crypto wallets throughout the year, compared to 0.3 […]



The death of the internal combustion engine

June 4th, 2018 at 8:42 am » Comments Off

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journal , a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organise the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The 102 entrants included vehicles powered by steam, petrol, electricity, compressed air and […]



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