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There’s an App Machine for That

A colleague recently shared a link with a listserve I’m on to App Machine. She succinctly asked: “Designer killer?” I joined the dialogue that followed and offered: I’ll add a little hindsight… Q: Did WordPress and Squarespace kill the web … Continue reading

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Forecasting the News

Software Predicts Tomorrow’s News by Analyzing Today’s and Yesterday’s Technology Review (02/01/13) Tom Simonite Researchers at Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur, based on 22 years of … Continue reading

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instructable futures

This is a future scenario. It’s an exercise to examine and amplify existing technological and social changes. Thanks to persistent documentation, filtering, and tagging of everyone’s experiences, success, and failures, we live in a learning world. We engage with micro, … Continue reading

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Past Predictions, Future Drones, Present Fears

Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and … Continue reading

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Disease Markets Crash

When technology allowed the financial sector to make transactions that exceeded the speed of the underlying business, the sector popped, detached, and began operating in the abstract. In this vacuum, the rules changed. Meanwhile, manufacturing, housing, and other real-world business were … Continue reading

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History of the Future

The future resides in our minds until it arrives and becomes part of our past. Together, our insight and wisdom can reveal a startling forecast of what tomorrow holds for us. Submit a prediction, small or large. Become a forecaster … Continue reading

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Better Design does not Disappear

On Design in the Twenty-first Century Like most owners of a new restaurant, I buy glasses by the dozen, the cheaper the better. I do not own a restaurant but I live with a girlfriend who accidentally shatters one or … Continue reading

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