Futurist Trends being laid out in 2012...
Collaborative Consumption The rise of a new sharing economy where people share their abundance with each other. Enabled by technology and driven by factors like global recession, increasing cost consciousness and environmental concerns the movement is spreading at a great scale and pace. A new set of companies are emerging which are facilitating organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting...
Can you build a human body? →
singularitarian: Technology has always strived to match the incredible sophistication of the human body. Now electronics and hi-tech materials are replacing whole limbs and organs in a merger of machine and man. Future humanity (Terminator)…
Probably the biggest change is going to come from the changed definition of what...– Future reading and writing will be crowd sourced forcing deeper engagement, not quick skimming… Steven Johnson on the future of reading. (via explore-blog)
Future Pirate Radio Is Internet TV →
Future pirate radio… futuresagency: Aereo is a new take on Internet TV. The company has created miniature HD TV antennas and placed thousands of them in a data center in NYC, and provides an internet connection to a specific antenna for each of its clients. They believe that this is equivalent to each individual having an HD TV…
Why Companies Are Betting Against Big Ideas →
It’s easier to settle for mediocrity than swing for the home run… businessdna
Futurist - #Wikipedia →
Definition of futurists… hoburt: Futurists (not in the sense of futurism) or futurologists are scientists and social scientists whose speciality is to attempt to systematically predict the future, whether that of humansociety in particular or of life on earth in general.
No workout? No worries: Scientists prevent muscle... →
Future exercise? singularitarian: If you want big muscles without working out, there’s hope. In the March 2012 print issue of the FASEB Journal, scientists from the University of Florida report that a family of protein transcription factors, called “Forkhead (Fox0)” plays a significant role in the regulation of skeletal muscle mass. Specifically, they found that interfering with the activity of...
NYC Ranks 6th In The World For New Ideas and... →
The future of innovation is in cities… intheempire: By Sam Dwyer When media outlets release city ranking lists of any kind, they almost base their results on statistics. They abandon qualitative research altogether, replace it with quantitative data, and openly proclaim, “We don’t want to debate this. Here are the numbers. Numbers don’t…
Innovation Cultures: Four Traps That Suck Meaning... →
Innovation should not be treated as lip service… innovationcultures: Sometimes we get so enraptured with the cult of management that we forget that there should be only as much management in a business as is necessary, and no more. One of the facts of business is that managers — ‘leaders’ — have tremendous power to screw things up, and suck the meaning out of work…
Digital community managers have bypassed planners, PR reps and strategists as...– Geoffrey Colon, Social@Ogilvy
Future smart phones will project images on the... →
Future phones… singularitarian: Mobile phones currently on the market are capable of showing high quality images and video, but the phones’ small size sets insurmountable limits on screen size, and thus the viewing experience. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, EpiCrystals Oy and the Aalto University are developing a better laser light source for projectors that will be integrated...
Innovation makes companies more profitable →
Future business. This also means companies will eventually hire Chief Thought Innovation Officers or CTIOs… businessdna: via Read it Later