Jon Frang Mostad

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The “Sharing Economy” Is Dead, And We Killed It

Five years ago, everybody was excited about the idea of using tech to borrow things like power drills. In practice, though, not so much.<p>“How many of you own a power drill?” Rachel Botsman, the author of the book <i>The Rise Of Collaborative Consumption</i>, asked the audience at TedxSydney in 2010. …

What next for the future tech of 2014?

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?<p>Every year, we capture a little bit more of the future -- and yet the future insists on staying ever out of reach.<p>Consider space travel. …

Artificial Intelligence

In 2015, we’ll need different words to talk about the future

We’re going to have to clean up our language when talking about the future.<p>To clarify this ambiguous statement, we’re wading into a future where we will require more precise definitions to discuss increasingly complicated, complex and more finely nuanced objects, situations and roles people have in …

Emerging Technology

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CIFS Weekly 23 on Flipboard

By Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies | Things we like - 03/10/2014<p>Geoffrey Siwo: Crowdsourcing Cures<p>There are more than 10,000 diseases on the …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

CIFS Weekly 21 on Flipboard

By Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies | Things we like - 19/09/2014<p>Infonomics treats data as a business asset<p>This article can also be found in …

CIFS Weekly 12 on Flipboard

By Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies | Things we like - 18/07/2014<p>Turning Billboards Into Tiny Houses For The Homeless<p>Add a little humanity to …

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Paper books were supposed to be dead by …

THE LIVING DEAD

<b>This is a free article from</b> <b>SCENARIO 3:2014</b><b>. If you are not a current subscriber to</b> <b>SCENARIO</b> <b>or a member of</b> <b>The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies</b><b>,</b> …

Subculture

Universe evolution recreated in lab

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1074000/1074921_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526850985_4758057bf6d15356531ffb4d9c118936<p><b>An international team of researchers has created the most complete visual simulation of how the Universe evolved.</b><p>The computer model …

Dark Matter

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Google Maps Now Integrates Uber: Are On-Demand Robotaxis Coming?

Maps now shows you the best way to drive, bike, walk, or Uber to your destination.<p>Futurists speculate that Uber's rideshare app and Google's robocars will someday merge. Image: Zack Sheppard/Flickr<p>In a major update to its mobile app, Google Maps will now integrate Uber's on-demand car service. That …

Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity?

This summer, Facebook will present a paper at a computer vision conference revealing how it has created a tool almost as accurate as the human brain when it comes to saying whether two photographs show the same person – regardless of changes in lighting and camera angles. A human being will get the …

Robots Are Caring for Elderly People in Europe

The machine uprising looks a lot less threatening when their main task is to care for old people.<p>Images: GiraffPlus<p>Judging by recent surveys, most people seem to think that robots that are actually useful will lead to some sort of apocalyptic machine uprising. But look past the military bots and …

Robotics

Renewables Aren't Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future

Proof that good things don't always come in nice packages can be found by taking the fast train from Beijing to Tianjin and then driving to the …

To Reach 800 Million Voters, This Candidate Is Campaigning as a Hologram

But, is Narendra Modi use of holograms really any different from television appearances?<p>Yes, that's a 3D hologram of Narendra Modi. Image: YouTube<p>Indian prime minister hopeful Narendra Modi is both real and a hologram. Over the course of his campaign, according to <i>The Independent</i>, Modi has appeared …

Are Companies Ready for the Female Talent Explosion?

Demographic dividends are set to dwindle as the size of working age populations shrinks. Further female empowerment is needed for companies to plug …