Now is the time to integrate what is great about the virtual world with all that works best in the real world. The first step is to realize that the future we are constructing has a few missing ingredients: grit, imperfection, nuance, feeling.
Nearly every nonprofit has been tempted by the possibility of winning cash through a voting-based contest. However, organizations run the risk of "list fatigue," tiring loyal supporters with too many messages.
A basic shift is occurring in the economy. Advancing technology and job automation will eventually invade virtually every employment sector; the beginning of that trend underlies the current economic crisis.
Thanks to an infinite number of blogs and the evolving cycle of 24-hour news, we are no longer restricted to news from just a few networks. Sites like Facebook are empowering people to cut through the clutter and discover the content most relevant to them.
NASA's slamming a satellite into the Moon?! Hasn't anybody thought this through? The Moon's going to be forced from its orbit! Giant tides will wash around the Earth! The Man in the Moon will be mad at us!
At what cost to privacy? That's the big question in everyone's mind following the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day. Technology has given way to expensive, highly detailed and some argue unnecessarily intrusive full body scanners.