Colibris (Zone libre en éducation) Matthias Horx This is intended as a short overview of our work and our personal ideas and beliefs about futurism and trend research. As well as an introduction what we think futurism is, there is a summary of main speech topics, interesting quotes, book tips and some examples of our company's published trend research in English. A live experiment with smart technologies. New energy concepts and family lifestyles of the 21st century. Grand opening: 2010. www.zukunftshaus.at World Design Cities Summit 23-24 February 2010 How will the cities of the future look? >> Read more (PDF-File, Korean language) If the browser does not display the content correctly, please use Adobe Reader to open the file. Throwing fear overboard. Matthias Horx sees the current economic crisis as a productive process for a necessary change in the economy, politics and society. Read more >>> Dec. 29th, 2009 deutschewelleenglisch Matthias Horx: "The Futurist's Paradox" Is it really good to know the future? Read the introduction and more --->
The future of work vision by Podio « The art of life and work There’s ample debate today around the need for a change in the way we work and how the future of work will look like. The reasons for this topic to be increasingly talked of usually come to reasons such as: the tools we currently use fail to really help us get work done in a context of increasing uncertainty, change & need for greater collaboration, both inside and outside company boundariesthe disengagement and energy drain of employees is affecting all sorts of organizationsa younger generation is entering the workforce with different expectations regarding the workplace I’m very passionate about the theme of the future of work maybe because I feel reason #1 often and because I’ve seen reason #2 happen a lot. I first came across Podio at the Dachis Group Social Business Summit in London in 2011, and later saw lots of buzz on their Future of Work tour around the US and Europe, though not Portugal. Podio’s motto is “change the way we work, one app at the time” and they seem to mean it.
Open Culture Jamais Cascio Jamais Cascio is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer and futurist specializing in design strategies and possible outcomes for future scenarios. Biography Jamais Cascio resides in the San Francisco Bay Area Cascio received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and later attended UC Berkeley. Online projects Worldchanging From 2003 to 2006 Cascio helped in the formation of Worldchanging. On November 29, 2010, Worldchanging announced that due to fundraising difficulties it would shut down. It has since merged with Architecture for Humanity, though detailed plans for the site's future have not been released. Open the Future In early 2006, Cascio established Open The Future as his online home, a title based on his WorldChanging essay, The Open Future. Public speaking and research affiliations Cascio currently serves as Director of Impacts Analysis for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. Books Press Awards
OpenEdition : portail de ressources électroniques en sciences humaines et sociales Mike Walsh What’s your X? Amplifying technology moonshots Last week, we ran an experiment. We hosted a gathering, called “Solve for X,” for experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world. The event focused on proposing and discussing technological solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. The Solve for X gathering, which we co-hosted with Eric Schmidt, is a place to celebrate a concept we champion internally and that we believe will inspire many others: technology moonshots. Moonshots can come from anywhere—people of all ages and places, companies, academia, inspired experts, enthusiastic newcomers, and often from accidental discoveries. You can watch these videos and others on our site now, and we will add more in the coming week. Our gathering last week brought together a group that is already practiced at moonshot thinking to propose specific solutions.
Students for Free Culture The Future of Money: It’s Flexible, Frictionless and (Almost) Fr Cash in the clouds—neither paper nor plastic.Illustration: Aegir Hallmundur; Benjamin Franklin: Corbis A simple typo gave Michael Ivey the idea for his company. One day in the fall of 2008, Ivey’s wife, using her pink RAZR phone, sent him a note via Twitter. But instead of typing the letter d at the beginning of the tweet — which would have sent the note as a direct message, a private note just for Ivey — she hit p. It could have been an embarrassing snafu, but instead it sparked a brainstorm. Money Over Time A brief history of currency technology. —Bryan Gardiner 9000 BC: Cows The rise of agriculture made commodities like cattle and grain ideal proto-currencies: Since everyone knew what a heifer or a bushel was worth, the system was more efficient than barter. Just a decade ago, the idea of moving money that quickly and cheaply would have been ridiculous. Ivey got around that problem by using PayPal. But perhaps nobody is as ambitious as PayPal.
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