Posts Tagged ‘derfuturist‘

What is the future of the ATM in a world of digital money? – Quartz

The financial crisis sent ATM innovation lower down the priority lists of big banks, but investment is picking back up now. Banks in emerging markets are spreading their networks and adding features, while in wealthier countries they are looking at advanced ATMs as a cheaper alternative to

5 promising private social networks

Diaspora, Sgrouples, Path, EveryMe, or Nextdoor could be the next big thing. The good thing is, these platforms aren’t trying to be like Facebook – they offer something completely different. Of course, every new technology has its downsides… Read more from TechHive via Pocket

Current economic system is headed for collapse says Jeremy Rifkin

The creation of the collaborative commons: From the ashes of the current economic system, he believes, will emerge a radical new model powered by the extraordinary pace of innovation in energy, communication and transport. “This is the first new economic system since the advent of

Berlin accuses Washington of cold war tactics over snooping

Link: Berlin accuses Washington of cold war tactics over snooping Der Spiegel quoted the Snowden documents as revealing that the US taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany a month. “We can attack the signals of most foreign third-class partners,

How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic

Link: How Reading Makes Us More Human – The Atlantic It’s the kind of thing writer Joyce Carol Oates is talking about when she says, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Gerd