Perhaps you do, but I don’t know anyone who does it. Continue Reading »
Last year a group of Swiss artists thought it would be cool to program a bot to scour the “dark web” and buy $100 worth of random goods each week using a regular Bitcoin allowance. Items purchased by the robot include a Hungarian passport, a baseball hat that had a hidden camera installed, someone’s entire Lord of the Rings eBook collection, and some ecstasy tablets. Continue Reading »
Futurist Thomas Frey: What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile to present itself in the best possible light? Continue Reading »
The digital currency and network protocol, Bitcoin, has commanded a great deal of attention lately. Money has poured into Bitcoin related businesses from investors, and many people believe that it will has the same disruptive potential today as the internet did in the mid-1990s. So what does education have to do with Bitcoin? Continue Reading »
In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution. They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on. Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web. Continue Reading »
By Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider
“In Spanish, we have a saying that when a genius points at the moon, a fool looks at the finger. I find that happens a lot with bitcoin.” —Wences Casares
Serial entrepreneur Wences Casares created Argentina’s first internet provider and later sold his online brokerage firm to Banco Santander for $750 million in 2000. He was 25 years old. Continue Reading »
In the near future most everything could be “connected”. Image that every bottle of shampoo, detergent, and medication container, there was a wireless sensor attached to the bottom. These sensors could tell you how much product is left and trigger a replacement order once it gets to 10% full or approaches its expiration date. Continue Reading »
The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.
Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday. Continue Reading »
On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he wants to build an internet network using satellites in space.