Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”
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Moon base How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.
Digital currency may soon become an issue that could unite US politicians. Recent US Congresses have been some of the least productive in the country’s history, and the 113th Congress has been no different. The sheer number of policy-related issues tabled since January 2013 has put the current Congress on pace to become the least productive in […]
Where does the real revenue in the Internet of Things lie? It’s probably not in some sort of gizmo you have to sell. Surprisingly, the revenue is in ongoing services, not the “thing” itself. (Video)
It could take up to the year 2030 for physical money to disappear from Sweden’s system altogether. Four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid for electronically or by card according to a new report from the Swedish news organization, The Local. They also report that Swedes are using electronic payments 260 times per […]
Twitter users can tweet a payment to their followers. Twitter users in France can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.
Google could beat Apple to the milestone. Colin Gillis, a technology analyst at BGC Partners predicts Google Inc. will be the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization, not current front-runner Apple Inc.
Consumers are embracing the digital currency even though the value of Bitcoin has fallen 55% against the dollar. Earlier this year Mary Fons joined the Bitcoin economy. She uses the digital currency to buy gift cards and office supplies. Her partner reimburses her with Bitcoin for his portion of the rent. Thirty-five year old Fons […]
39 percent of millennials worry about their financial future at least once a week or more. When it comes to information about financial matters, about a third of millennials trust their parents most, but nearly one in four say they trust “no one” when it comes to advice about money, according to Fidelity Investments.
Chuck Feeney, an unconventional billionaire who is revolutionizing philanthropy by closing his foundation
Chuck Feeney Chuck Feeney is a self-made billionaire who is an extreme philanthropist. He believes that charity shouldn’t go on forever and his fellow billionaires, from newly minted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are learning from his example.