Jan Friman

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MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are …

The Brain

Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.<p>The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the …

Bitcoin

How Blockchain Is Creating a New Future for Digital Marketing

The transparent nature of blockchain data will allow companies and customers alike to feel more secure.<p>Advertising today is a multi-billion-dollar industry. And, according to market research company Forrester, digital marketing expenditures in the United States are on pace to reach levels near $120 …

Digital Marketing

This Company Found a Simple and Powerful Way to Provide Highly Curated Content (And it's Addicting)

Content consumption will forever be changed as we know it -- for good.<p>The Internet is ripe with content -- no surprise there, but it's not always easy to find exactly what you need (and want). As a result, we comfortably fall into the news aggregator abyss which results in endless scrolling based …

Digital Marketing

Toward a self-organized human society

In a world where change is the only constant, we <i>must</i> design for adaptability. This is also true for social systems.<p>In the connected world we have …

Intelligence

Get Deep Insights from Real Consumers, Optimized by A.I.

Swarm Insight™ combines the power of A.I. with real-time consumer feedback, providing deeper insights than focus groups in a fraction of the time.<p>Get …

Intelligence

How Blockchain Will Change Organizations

For the last century, academics and business leaders have been shaping the practice of modern management. The main theories, tenets, and behaviors …

Bitcoin

The evolution of blockchain technology

Repositories reveal interesting trends about organizations<p>The core code supporting Bitcoin was published in April 2009. Since then, the number of …

Bitcoin

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

• <b>A study of 36 patients with brainstem lesions revealed that the majority of those in comas had damage in a specific area of the brainstem, while most conscious patients did not.</b>• <b><br>The identification of the areas of the brain responsible for consciousness could lead to new treatment options for</b> …

Consciousness

Over 26,000 Blockchain Projects Were Developed Last Year; 8% Remain Active

Code repository GitHub saw over 26,000 blockchain-related projects created on its platform last year; yet only a small percentage remain …

Bitcoin

14 Common Misconceptions About Digital Marketing And Advertising

Businesses all around the globe choose digital marketing and advertising as a major part of their promotion. The reason is quite simple because it …

Digital Marketing

Predicting the Turn: How to See the Future of Your Business

By living in two worlds at once—both the corporate and start up worlds—Author Dave Knox sees the fruitful interplay between the two. He sees the way …

Innovation

What happens when you sell your startup?

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting businesses. Getting out on the other side, ideally richer than before, is just as important.<p>Unless you’re one of the lucky few who start and take a company public in an IPO, the other option for a successful “exit” from that business is to sell it. This …

Venture Capital

A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

In the beginning was Bitcoin, the only blockchain we thought we’d need. Then Ethereum came along and launched us into a multi-blockchain world. Since then we’ve seen many new blockchains emerge with their various different protocols, financed by their various different tokens.<p>One of the the key …

Bitcoin

The Community Canvas

Using Artificial Intelligence to Humanize Management and Set Information Free

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the second in a special series of commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review will publishing in Frontiers over the Spring</i> …

MIT

This Founder’s Top 7 Tips For Using Optimism To Solve Any Problem

“Optimists use a bias for action to improve their situation,” says Glenn Cole, founder of the creative agency 72andSunny.<p>Glenn Cole, founder of the advertising agency 72andSunny, is a practicing optimist. But before you dismiss that as some power-of-positive-thinking malarkey, he wants you to hear …

Leadership

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

If you’re still confused by Civil, the cryptocurrency-based journalism marketplace that went public this summer, you’re probably not alone. Since the company made its first appearance, reactions have included muted excitement, bewilderment, and outright dismissal about the company’s potential to …

Journalism

Techies think blockchains will revolutionize the internet, but startups are still getting the cold shoulder from venture capitalists

• <b>Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is getting a lot of attention, but that's not necessarily translating into money from investors.</b>• <b><br>Only two of the blockchain investments in the last year were over $100 million, according to a Goldman Sachs report.</b>• <b><br>One of the top 10 investments didn't even</b> …

Venture Capital

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

What is a “smart” society? While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is making inroads in a piecemeal fashion, often in rather banal circumstances. In Chicago, for …

Innovation

Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway

<b>(CNN) —</b> Europe will soon see its first underwater restaurant, according to the project's Norwegian architects. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment. It's expected to be completed by early 2019, with …

Scuba Diving

Frog’s Turi McKinley: Customer-Centric Change Is Key To Success

At The Fast Company Innovation Festival, Frog Design’s boss talks “org. activation”—a way to help companies enhance customer experience.<p>Getting a company to evolve can sometimes be as impossible as convincing the Titanic to change course before hitting that iceberg—and we all know what happened …

Customer Service

Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning

In recent decades we’ve seen the rise of an emerging interdisciplinary field that brings together neuroscientists and educators. As technologies like …

Pedagogy

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

iOS

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer<i>By Robert Epstein</i>Read at Aeon

Neurology

Our Vision for Mercury Protocol

Our Vision: Create Social Networking 2.0<p>Social networking platforms are currently held back by flawed principles and monetization strategies. Mercury …

Bitcoin

Buddhist Master Reveals 21 Life-Changing Rules to Live By

<b>“There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything</b> …

Buddhism

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

Happiness

Vinay Gupta On Why Ethereum Is The Future

“Let’s see, I’m 45, and this is probably career number five.”<p>Vinay Gupta has not raised $257 million in an ICO. He is not yet a Bitcoin billionaire. He is not a Thiel Fellow, nor a Thiel Lad (to translate to his native Scottish vernacular). With Bitcoin reaching new highs monthly, the dominating …

Bitcoin

Blockchain and the Web Are Coming Together, Says Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a famous computer scientist and academic who invented the World Wide Web in 1989—so when he talks about new technologies it’s …

Bitcoin