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April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

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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.

 

 

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April 16th, 2014 at 9:51 am

Shapeshifting furniture of the future

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The inFORM

The inFORM–a shapeshifting display that you can reach through and touch–was meant to be a sort of digital scrying pool through which MIT could imagine the user interfaces of the future. Currently on display at Milan’s Design Week, the inFORM’s successor (called, appropriately enough,the Transform) is a scrying pool too, but instead of helping us imagine the interfaces of the future, it’s here to teach us what the polymorphous furniture of tomorrow will be like instead. (Videos)

 

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 11:34 am

Genesis – futuristic 3D printed car body

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Genesis

EDAG, a German auto firm, made a stir at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with a fully 3D printed auto body called Genesis. And why not? Its smooth grey curves and futuristic honeycomb ooze sex appeal. And did we mention 3D printed cars?

 

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 11:01 am

America’s changing demographics: Pew Research

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America is in the midst of two demographic transformations right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has generated big generation gaps that will put stress on our politics, families, pocketbooks, entitlement programs and social cohesion.

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 9:55 am

What impact will the internet have on our lives by 2025?

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The internet will be more pervasive than it already is.

At the expense of social progress the internet is encouraging humans to indulge their base instincts, respondents have told a survey exploring the impact the internet will have on our lives by 2025.

 

 

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April 11th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Which Requires More Faith, Science or Religion?

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Futurist Thomas Frey: For the past several months I’ve been wrestling with this topic, and how to discuss it from a centrist viewpoint.

 

 

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April 10th, 2014 at 11:25 am

UK scientists make custom-made body parts in the lab

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Scientists are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab.

Scientists in a north London hospital are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.

 

 

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April 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am

3 trends that will transform how employees use their phones

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Many organizations are unprepared for the mobile future.

There are hundreds of entrepreneurs every year whose business plans include the “mobile” buzzword. Many of them are app companies that target consumers or ad networks and platforms that help reach them. But there are even bigger opportunities for startups that leverage mobile technology to solve the most pressing problems for enterprises.

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April 7th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

The future of cinema

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Filmmakers have a bright future in cinema.

The Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas gave filmmakers a vision of hope as well as a warning at last week’s presentations. The Summit sees a bright future for filmmakers but a cloudy forecast for theaters.

 

 

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April 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Some kids are raised by wolves! This guy, not so lucky!

Quote of the Day: “Beware of complexity disguised as a solution.” – Futurist Thomas Frey

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