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Pokémon GO Defines the Future of the Web

Advertising Week | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Colin van Eenige, Creative Developer, DPDK Pokémon GO has quickly become the most used mobile game in history. With a simple, yet revolutionary c...

What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"So shall I do to the freshest things now reigning, and make stale the glistering of this present" (TIME, as the Chorus in The Winter's Tale by Shakes...

Is Nomadic Living The Next Salient Lifestyle Trend?

Timo Kiuru | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Timo Kiuru

Being an entrepreneur who works internationally and lives outside of my "home" country is not always a bed of roses and last week it definitely had me frustrated. Due to my business and work history, I have a few different bank accounts in different countries but have decided to keep my company's home base in Finland, the country where I was born.

A Perpetual State of Positive Paranoia

Randy Pennington | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Some leadership "gurus" tell you that positive self-talk and motivational encouragement will equip you to ward off the fear and distrust. I suggest a different approach - you should adopt and exist in a perpetual state of positive paranoia.

The Cell-Made Man: Menswear & Cellular Agriculture

Joshua Katcher | Posted 07.18.2016 | Style
Joshua Katcher

When Fortune Magazine announced that The North Face's "Moon Parka" collaboration with Spiber would hit shelves in Japan (for the handsome price of $10...

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

James Canton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
James Canton

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potenti...

Airports And Sustainability: A Vision For The Future

Harold Stark | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

As the world nears a future with fewer resources and greater demand, creating a sustainable world that preserves and enhances the productivity of the ...

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

Future Shock: My Personal Tribute to Alvin Toffler

James Canton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
James Canton

All futurists, the professionals that forecast, analyze trends and attempt to predict what's coming owe a colossal debt to Alvin Toffler who died at 8...

The Future Of Transportation -- Not Self-Driving, But Self-Flying

Payam Zamani | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Imagine it: a multi-copter, passenger-carrying automatic drone equipped with a parachute could be the safest, most efficient way to travel. Yes, it sounds like science fiction -- but it's not.

BREXIT, What's Next?

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Kristel Van der Elst

While staying in the EU would not have guaranteed an easy or predictable road for the UK, Brexit has killed the business-as-usual future. In the new bigger picture, the key uncertainties turn around the dynamics of the exit negotiation table and the evolution of the broader international context.

This New Robot Can Do The Dishes For You

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 06.27.2016 | World

In a new Boston Dynamics video, a four-legged robot ducks under tables and walks up stairs; it does the dishes with a giraffe neck and weird dinosaur ...

The Future Utility Is Here...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

At a recent conference a utility CEO suggested that (like Mark Twain) 'the reports of my company's death are exaggerated'. Most people in the audience...

The Age Of Transhumanism Needs The European Union to Succeed

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Science will do better with a unified Europe Scientific innovation doesn't just happen on its own. It takes stable economies, free societies, and ope...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Will Robot Journalists Sabotage Human Bloggers?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

While it's been proven that driverless cars can indeed function without a person behind the wheel, another question comes to mind: What other human tasks are capable of being replaced by technology?

The Kevin Kelly Interview on his latest book The Inevitable

Chris Castiglione | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Chris Castiglione

This week I was lucky enough to interview one of my favorite people: Kevin Kelly. Tim Ferriss refers to Kevin as the real-life, "Most Interesting Man...

Childbirth Censorship: Women, Culture and the Silent Battle

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Francis Sanzaro

Countless women have had their accounts shut down, or downright cancelled because they posted "pornographic" or "obscene" material. What, exactly, did these women post? Images of labor

The Augmented World Expo in San Jose was Fascinating

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan trying on the Atheer AiR Suite at the Augmented World Expo A few months ago, I was invited by tech guru Tom Emrich to speak at the Augm...

Does Reality Bite? Philosophy, Ecology and the "End of the World"

Mark Schmanko | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Mark Schmanko

Such questions, though obviously not meant to be taken literally, point to a profoundly significant phenomenon, one made possible by the virtue or curse (take your pick) of the epoch of the hyperobject.

Are You Ready for "Cognified" Laundry? You'd Better Be

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This review of Kevin Kelly's "The Inevitable" first appeared in my book review column in The New York Journal of Books. As founding executive editor ...

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.

As I Desire You: Sexuality, Enigmatic Knowing, and the Therapeutic Couple

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"There are many things we don't know and only feel," Dr. Galit Atlas writes in her book The Enigma of Desire. This sentence has haunted me, I tell the...

Using lasers to make data storage way faster than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 06.05.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Va...

Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.