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21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World
Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. "We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) and then check out the 21 innovations below. Thanks to Jenny Ryan whose Open Garden newsletter inspired this post. Here are 21 innovations that will help make it happen: 1. Decentralized technology will become mainstream in 2014, according to the Open Garden Foundation, a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to net neutrality and internet access for everyone. 2. Commotion Router is free, open source software that allows for communities to build their own mesh networks. 3. Do you really want to trust your data to Twitter? 4. The future of devices is micro and wearable. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity - Part 1 - Sacred Geometry International The concept of Panspermia underwent a noteworthy mutation through the work of Francis Crick, Nobel Prize winning discoverer of the molecular structure of DNA. After considering the difficulties inherent in achieving an interstellar transfer of organic matter through random processes alone, he was led to propose a startling and controversial idea—that the process of Panspermia was intelligently guided! He coined the term ‘Directed Panspermia’ to express the idea. With this important amplification Exobiology came full circle, arriving at a concept of Cosmic Evolution that has a precedent in the Hermetic wisdom of ancient Egypt, and has maintained an ongoing, but intermittent existence through a variety of sacred and arcane traditions since that time. It shows up in the sacred writings of ancient Vedic Hinduism.

How Home Depot Copied Apple to Build an Ingenious New Bucket <img title="" alt="" src=" />An ergonomic handle and patent pending "pocket grip" on the underside sets Home Depot's new BigGripper bucket apart on the shelf, but more importantly, the design is a showpiece for a new approach to big box merchandising. Photo: Herbst Produkt <img title="" alt="" src=" />Brick-and-mortar retailers have learned a lesson from Apple and are following their vertically integrated approach by developing high-quality, and exclusive, products to remain competitive in the age of Amazon. Photo: Herbst Produkt <img title="" alt="" src=" />The clever container was developed in textbook fashion by Herbst Produkt, an award-winning firm with a client list that includes Clorox and Facebook. Photo: Herbst Produkt <img title="" alt="" src=" />Like a good user-centered designer, founder Scot Herbst started the project by observing customers in their natural habitats and recording their difficulties using similar products.

The Invisible College Archaic Torso of Apollo We cannot know his legendary headwith eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torsois still suffused with brilliance from inside,like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low, gleams in all its power. Otherwisethe curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor coulda smile run through the placid hips and thighsto that dark center where procreation flared. Otherwise this stone would seem defacedbeneath the translucent cascade of the shouldersand would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

Blockchain Just Became Obsolete. The Future is Hashgraph Swirlds is a software platform that has developed the hashgraph consensus algorithm: an entirely new distributed ledger technology that is much more cost-effective (no proof-of-work), 50,000 times the speed, safer (Byzantine), more efficient (no stale blocks) and mathematically fairer than the blockchain. This is the future of the internet and decentralized technology. What is Blockchain Technology? Considered the greatest technological innovation since the internet: Blockchain technology emerged in response to the collapse of several banking institutions in 2008 with the release of a whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto titled: “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” “…blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body …”

The Other Factor that Makes an Idea Spread - Julianne Wurm by Julianne Wurm | 11:00 AM February 17, 2014 How do ideas spread? Previous research has focused on what happens to the sharers of an idea: what emotions they feel, what types of content inspire them to share (practical, funny, “sticky” and so on). And it is true that from memetics to mirror neurons to social contagion, it is likely that for any given idea, multiple factors are involved. And yet the role of content seems to get all of the focus. Beware the Biochar Initiative Turning bioenergy crops into buried charcoal to sequester carbon does not work, and could plunge the earth into an oxygen crisis towards mass extinction by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members’ website. Details here An electronic version of the full report can be downloaded from the ISIS online store.

The top 10 Internet and technology trends for 2014 1. The Internet of things Little by little, all electronic devices are connecting to the Internet. It started with personal computers, notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. Then it was TVs, cars, glasses and watches. The Intrinsic Taboo Domesticated Dogs, Domesticated Humans Our beloved domesticated dogs differ little genetically from their wild progenitor the Gray Wolf — so little in fact that they are considered the same species despite the significant morphological changes that we see in "man's best friend". Even with the strange mutations that the domestication process has imparted to dogs — traits like exaggerated ears, long curly hair, short legs, flattened snouts, and spotted coats — every dog you have every known is, scientifically speaking, a gray wolf. The Gray Wolf is known to science as Canis Lupus — a species of canid native to North America, Eurasia, and Northern Africa. Although the coyote, the jackal, and the fox all belong to the family Canidae, our domesticated dogs are descended from but one species, and the distinction we have made for them is a subtle shift from the binomial nomenclature — Canis lupus — to the trinomial Canis lupus familiaris. feral |ˈfi(ə)rəl, ˈferəl|