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The Virtual ER Is Here Today, Saving Time and Money

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Twenty years ago, I predicted that when the exponential and predictable progress of processing power, storage, and bandwidth--what I called the three ...

Autism and Faith for a Future

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

It has taken years, but our struggling, dying family is now healing. Forgiveness has washed over us and though scars remain from the battlefield, our collective faith has made us whole.

Dreams

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

I have uncovered my own dreams and the dreams of others, and more often than not, true happiness is around the corner. There is no way to fulfill your dreams if you don't know what they are and what they really mean.

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Tamar Kasriel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Tamar Kasriel

Pop-up is the new word of the moment. Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants, pop-up hotels even. Pop-up implies speed, novelty, excitement, exclusivity (on...

Imagine a Future Where We Record Our Own Deaths on Tiny Video Cameras Implanted in Our Foreheads

Justin Nobel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Justin Nobel

As radical as this all might seem to you now, just remember, the future is impossible to predict, but utterly inevitable.

Today

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

As I have gone through my life, I sometimes look back on the wasted days and weeks I have spent, sometimes chasing meaningless pursuits with guilt and regret. We all must live with our decisions. Now I strive to live life to the fullest and be the very best version of myself.

Caring Is the Future of Consumption

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Millennials are driving change. Even if some of the big corporate players still hold the pole position, you can already feel a change in the way they communicate with us.

A Seemingly Insane Idea That Actually Struck Gold

Ben Thomas | Posted 07.26.2013 | Home
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCould we create completely new senses unlike anything in human experience? What would it be like to experience such senses?

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

The Good Old Days of Retail are Ahead of Us, Not Behind Us

Daniel Burrus | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Several years ago I started reporting about an emerging trend that is now in full bloom. It's called showrooming and is the practice of selecting and ...

The Evolution of Freedom

Gerard Senehi | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard Senehi

As has always been the case, the next measure of freedom rests in the hands of the people who recognize its potential.

What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Robert Fuller

Because untold suffering has been licensed by presumed superiority, my nominee for the most important takeaway from the 20th century is the hard-won realization that applying the superior/inferior distinction to persons or peoples is specious.

It's Time to Change Your Outlook on Change

Daniel Burrus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

If you think that change is coming at you faster and faster each day, you're right. That's because the three change accelerators of processing power, ...

Tweet Or Text? The Acronym Guide For Dummies

Tammy Bleck | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

It all started with OMG, followed by LOL which quickly progressed into LMAO and ROTFL. It wasn't long before girls were discussing their BF and their BFFs and telling their parents they would BRB. It all adds up to TMI for many of us. Don't worry, for those you who are fast track impaired, I've provided a translation at the bottom of this post.

Do You Know Your Future Self? Your Health Depends On It

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Research shows that if you are disconnected from an idea of yourself in the future, you are more likely to be a victim of temporal discounting when it comes to health behavior.

Children and Families, Media and Play: The Five Minute Futurist

David Kleeman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.

A Robotic Future

Fueled | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Fueled

Where there is the need for something, innovation has consistently filled the void. I do not doubt that if the GF2045's Avatar Project can be actualized and it can be agreed upon that this is the next necessary step for humankind, we will adapt to this too.

Connecting Everyone to Our National Parks

Neil Mulholland | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

Although our national parks are increasingly accessible -- more than 70 are in urban areas and most are within 100 miles of a city -- the parks have struggled to engage growing urban and multicultural populations.

Neither Fast Nor Furious: Part 2

Jeff Valdez | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Jeff Valdez

For years there was what ad agencies called an "ethnic budget" created to cater to all "non-white" people in America. Some marketers are now going as far as to say that Hispanics don't need a special budget, as they are now part of the "Mainstream."

Prescription for Happiness: Living WithOUT Intention

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

There are consequences to our belief that we need to do something to get to happy, to now, and to the place where we can finally stop trying to get anywhere. For one thing, any happiness we achieve this way will be a temporary fix.

Intelligent Machines Will Make Their Own Decisions

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

We are now experiencing a tsunami of information washing over us--over every single business and person--because we're making more and more things con...

Welcome to the Digital State

Faris Yakob | Posted 08.20.2013 | Books
Faris Yakob

This is the essence of digital, binary at its core, on and off states, the intellectual foundation of logic. But in our increasingly digital state, things aren't that simple.

Convos With My 2 Year Old: Interview With Creators About Viral Success (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Convos With My 2 Year Old" is the hottest new web series of 2013, and we really wanted to speak with the star - 2 year old Coco. Unfortunately, she...

Digital Fire: Give Us This Day Our Daily Tech

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

The Internet poses two questions to people every day: What are you wishing (searching) for right now? How much change (acceleration) can a culture end...

For College Grads, Friendly Advice and Tender Warnings

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.15.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

I entered college with one particular set of blueprints and left it with a totally different sense of direction, one that for the first time in my life was something of my own choosing. I didn't do it while being a student. I did it afterward.