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A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Behold the haunting decay of Gunkanjima, Japan's 'Battleship Island'

Hashima was abandoned in 1974 and left to the elements. Storms, time, and decay have resulted in collapsed buildings that feel inhabited by the ghosts of the miners who used to live there. Here's a tour.<p>Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the …

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How To Boost Confidence When Seeking Funding For Your Startup

These days, the option of seeking outside funding to grow a business makes a lot sense for entrepreneurs, especially when you consider the following statement published in a recent Statista.com report:<p>“According to Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, venture capital funding in …

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Astro Teller: How Google X works

There are few people more qualified to talk about shaping the future than Google’s Astro Teller. His official title the oh-so-Googley “Captain of …

Hackers recreate fingerprints using public photos

A German hacking group claims that it can recreate your fingerprints from the other side of the world.<p>At a cybersecurity convention in Hamburg last week, the "Chaos Computer Club" demonstrated how it can mimic a fingerprint just by analyzing photographs.<p>Fingerprints have been recreated from smudges …

How to Create a Tech Startup Scene If You're Not in Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.<p>If you work in the tech sector or are otherwise attentive to it, you probably already know something that I didn’t learn until recently: Pittsburgh has one of the liveliest technology ecosystems in the country. It’s a tech mecca, along …

You won’t believe the phone’s of the future

With the next-generation (and several generations after that) of mobile phone innovation already being tinkered with by engineers and scientists in …

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

3 ways to sincerely connect with real-estate clients in a digital age

“The good old days are now.” – Tom Clancy<p>An old friend once shared a story about his start in real estate, and it has stuck with me for years. In the …