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At the moment of truth—in store, online and elsewhere—consumers are making a choice and a choice that is heavily influenced by brands with a social purpose,” said Amy Fenton, global leader of public development and sustainability, Nielsen. “This behavior is on the rise and we are seeing this manifest into positive impact in our communities as well as share growth for brands. — It Pays To Be Green: Corporate Social Responsibility Meets the Bottom Line (via gerdfeed)
10 useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms
Bottom Lines by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard, a set on Flickr.Some of my recent realizations
It’s like the boiling frog,” Snowden tells me. “You get exposed to a little bit of evil, a little bit of rule-breaking, a little bit of dishonesty, a little bit of deceptiveness, a little bit of disservice to the public interest, and you can brush it off, you can come to justify it. But if you do that, it creates a slippery slope that just increases over time, and by the time you’ve been in 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, you’ve seen it all and it doesn’t shock you — Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED (via gerdfeed)
The Communication Internet is converging with an embryonic Energy Internet and Logistics Internet to create a new technology platform — the Internet of Things (IoT) — that connects everything and everyone. — The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons (via gerdfeed)
Technological unemployment is a certainty - we must focus on uniquely human traits in the future
A Bitcoin debit card - wonderful!
The World’s First Bitcoin Debit Card Is Almost Here
Xapo, a company that offers online bitcoin wallets, says it’s two months away from introducing the first debit card that will let you spend your bitcoins at any place that takes Visa or MasterCard.
Full Story: Wired
I learned something cool at the CC board meeting Friday. Amazon has a program (“Smile”) that will give a portion of your Amazon purchases to a charity of your choice. Click here and you can select a charity. And you’re totally free then to select Creative Commons.
In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level could create societal disruptions, or so Palo Alto think-tank the Institute for the Future proposes in its latest Ten-Year Forecasts. — How Human Rights Will Change When Everyone Can Upgrade Their Brains
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We’re very excited to be working with Wearable Intelligence to bring wearable-technology based solutions to the energy services sector. The bulk of our work happens in the field, and I can see a future where wearable technology enables every engineer access to the right information at the right time. — Wearable Intelligence
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