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The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.    

Ideas Box – a ready-made library for humanitarian crisis victims

April 16th, 2014 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Ideas Box Easy access to information is something most of us take for granted. In some parts of the world however just being able to browse a few books is nearly impossible, especially for people who are refugees or victims of a humanitarian crisis. Immediate living necessities including clean water, food, shelter clothing and medical […]

New water desalination technology makes ocean water drinkable

April 8th, 2014 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

New method devised using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater. Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have devised a method of using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater.  

The Great Barrier Backlash

April 5th, 2014 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: My wife Deb and I just returned from a weeklong trip to South Korea where much of our travel inside the country involved riding on the high-speed KTX Train (Korean Transit eXpress) from city to city.    

Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine churns out electricity and Wi-Fi

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine. This floating turbine, developed by Altaeros Energies could someday travel to every remote corner of the globe. There, they could deliver electricity and Internet connectivity to people and villages living off-the-grid. (Video)    

Ooho – an edible water bottle that could save the planet

April 1st, 2014 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche are London-based industrial design students who have created the Ooho, a blob-like water container made out of an edible algae membrane.    

Tokyo’s urban train stations turned into farms in an effort to ‘green the city’

March 27th, 2014 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

Soradofarms When you think of Tokyo you you think of smog and skyscrapers, and people, lots of people – you don’t really think of green spaces.  But in an effort to ‘green the city’, officials have given up the space on the roof train stations to make community gardens.    

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

March 21st, 2014 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no fewer than 1,000 people in line ahead of me.    

‘The night I invented 3D printing’: Chuck Hull

March 20th, 2014 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

Chuck Hull Chuck Hull, a 74-year-old pioneering innovator is the man responsible for a breakthrough that’s now driving forward the world of manufacturing. He is executive vice president and chief technology officer of 3D Systems, a company built on his creation: the 3D printer. (Video)    

The Next Bold Step in Transportation: Personal Rapid Transit Systems

March 13th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Throughout history, speed has been synonymous with greatness. In sports, those who ran the fastest were heroes. In times of war, those with the fastest chariots, ships, planes, and weapons had a significant advantage. In the business world, a company’s competitive edge has typically been formed around speed – quickest delivery, fastest […]

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