Privacy, Big Data, Human Futures by Gerd Leonhard

Jun 21

futurist-foresight:

A Bitcoin debit card - wonderful!
emergentfutures:

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

futurist-foresight:

A Bitcoin debit card - wonderful!

emergentfutures:

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

Jun 19

A simple way to support Creative Commons

lessig:

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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

(via joiito)

May 14

“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

May 12

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Apr 21

Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s newest MUST-READ links will now be shared at GerdFeed.com

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Apr 19

“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

Apr 18

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Technology’s Threat to the Future of Sports – Part 1

Should Google Be Worried About the Future of Online Advertising?

Apr 17

A Google Glass App That Would Be Hard for Even the Haters to Hate

A Google Glass App That Would Be Hard for Even the Haters to Hate

Apr 16

German Minister: 'US Operating Without any Kind of Boundaries' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

“De Maizière: Yes, it worries all of us. The Internet, and this is one of its true strengths, depends on freedom. But the explosive propagation of communication has led to problems of order and choice — a situation that has been exacerbated by the market power of corporations. Because if a net provider and a content provider join forces, then they can steer the Internet and determine its content. So I don’t even need to be talking about state censorship here.” — German Minister: ‘US Operating Without any Kind of Boundaries’ - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Apr 15

Internet of Things will be a key enabler of the digital business of the future

'This Email Will Self-Destruct After You Read It'