A really interesting piece about how the PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.
Thought-provoking piece from The Verge on some of the implications of inviting corporate representatives into the home.
Two interesting stories highlight how crowdsourcing apps can really benefit the people that use them, providing that the numbers involved in the networks are high enough.
At least do a good one. This is a good one. [Via Digital Trends]
Several years ago, the rather excellent New Scientist held a short story competition where you had to imagine the future in 350 words. So, one hungover morning, I wrote this. It didn’t win but I still rather like it.
Suddenly, with this single picture, the billions of dollars invested in VR research all make sense.
Oxford University’s Dr David Grimes has come up with an equation to describe just how long conspiracies are likely to stay hidden before being revealed
Over forty years ago, on July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong descended the steps of the Lunar Lander and became the first man ever to walk on the surface of the moon. The resulting images are some of the most iconic ever captured. They also aren’t the original. Much, much better ones were transmitted but have been lost over the years. Houston, as the saying goes, we have a problem…
In an industry that sets so much store on predicting the near future and trying to make some sound business sense of it all as it goes along, rewinding five years and seeing the slight mess of the predictions we’ve made for 2015 is always constructive.
3D printing is either the new bogey technology of the mainstream media that will see our children printing off the guns to kill us from the cupboard under the stairs, or the saviour of civilisation that will have us printing all our domestic goods from said cupboard, including a good set of handcuffs too presumably.