Angry Birds. Taken to another level! Oh my…
Not every noise is music. Sounds of Social brings you a compilation of the sweetest sounds in digital and social media. Digital Funkiness.
Ok this is not digital. But it is really cool! Reminds us of the Jetsons!
The Future Of Dining
Dinners are one of the most special times for all families.” This was the idea from where Turkish…
I painfully ask myself this question every day. Same type of question: what would we become without our smartphones?
What Would We Do If The Internet Crashed?
There’s no Plan B for what to do if the entire Net goes down. We should totally get on that.
In a recent TED talk, Danny Hillis, who just so happens to be the third person ever to register a domain name on the Internet and was around during its formative early days, pointed out something that may surprise you: If the Internet was taken out by a virus, an accident, or a deliberate, concentrated attack, we have no “plan B.” And because so many surprising services and systems rely on the Net today, much of what makes our society work could simply cease functioning…
What would you do?
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When Wired reblogs FastCo it’s got to be a good read!
FJORD CHARTS THE MAJOR INNOVATIONS OF THE PAST, AND PREDICTS A FUTURE OF TOTALLY INTUITIVE “MICRO GESTURES AND EXPRESSIONS” THAT WILL CONTROL OUR DEVICES.
To see the future, first we must understand the past. Humans have been interfacing with machines for thousands of years. We seem to be intrinsically built to desire this communion with the made world. This blending of the mechanical and biological has often been described as a “natural” evolutionary process by such great thinkers as Marshall McLuhan in the ’50s and more recently Kevin Kelly in his seminal bookWhat Technology Wants. So by looking at the long timeline of computer design we can see waves of change and future ripples.
Awww. This makes us nostalgic for the late 90s.
7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World’s Youngest Game Programmer. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World’s Youngest Game Programmer
The youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she’s already more accomplished than everyone you know.
Ball built the app in the Bootstrap programming language, and unveiled her game at FATE’s “Bootstrap Expo” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Apparently some grumpy olds were suspicious that her older brother was really the mastermind behind the program, but Zora showed them. When asked to reconfigure the app on the spot, Ball showed naysayers what was up when she executed the request perfectly.
“We expect great things from Zora, as her older brother, Trace Ball, is a past STEM Scholar of the Year,” said Harambee Science Teacher Tariq Al-Nasir. No pressure, baby geniuses, but there’s an entire world for you to save. Please hurry.
What Google Searches About The Future Tell Us About the Present
Sounds boring (bad, bad title!) but definitely worth a read
What Google Searches About the Future Tell Us About the Present
Two academics in the U.K., Warwick Business School associate professor Tobias Preis and Dr. Helen Susannah Moat of University College London, analyzed more than 45 billion public Google searches performed during 2012 and calculated the ratio between searches that included “2013” and those that included “2011.”
They found that countries where “Internet users … search for more information about the future tend to have a higher per-capita GDP,” says Preis, who created a stir in 2010 when he used a similar data-crunching approach to quantify and model stock price fluctuations of companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. “The more a country is looking forward, the more successful economically the country is.”
Full Story: Business Week