Posts Tagged ‘futurists‘

‘All you can fly’ for one flat monthly fee

Link: ‘All you can fly’ for one flat monthly fee Wade Eyerly, CEO of Surf Air, says the airline industry is “desperate for disruption.” As he put it to NPR: “Airlines are literally the only industry that ranked below cable companies for what people think

Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix (Made me think)

Link: Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix (Made me think) That’s where the “Matrix” part come in. Next time you’re searching for something, or looking on a map, or searching on YouTube, you’ll see what Google has decided are the “most relevant” results

The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece

Link: The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece There is so much more data out there that you can afford to tailor it to the individual,” says Patrick Wolfe, a statistician who studies social networks at University College, London. “Statistically, strength comes

What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek

Link: What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek Of course, the music industry has a long tradition of separating a song’s profit from its creators. Still, wrote Krukowski, “the ways in which musicians are screwed have changed qualitatively, from individualized swindles

Getting to the Heart of Money (via Huffpo)

Link: Getting to the Heart of Money (via Huffpo) For Savitz, the work “comes from the heart and then through the head.” In addition, it is rooted in the practice of Tikkun Olam — the Jewish teaching that each individual must do her or his

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT

Link: Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the

China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist)

Link: China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist) The fastest growth in internet use is in China’s poorer, more rural provinces, partly because of a surge in users connecting via mobile devices, which now outnumber those connecting from computers. The internet is no longer