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ProtonMail Is A Swiss Secure Mail Provider That Won’t Give You Up To The NSA | TechCrunch (a good-read shared by Gerd)

“One of our goals is actually to build a system that does not require trusting us,” he said. “We’ve taken the first step with our zero access architecture which means we cannot actually read any of our users’ encrypted messages. When the code base becomes more mature, we also plan ...

US Report Projects High Toll on Economy From Global Warming (via the NYT): Ego-to-Eco shift is finally happening?

Interesting to see that now that Global Warming (or rather, its consequences) has become a serious business issue, everyone is much more open to discussing it…? If greenhouse gas emissions continue at a rapid pace, the report said, the global sea level could increase roughly a foot by 2050, and double ...

New project aims to upload a honey bee’s brain into a flying insectobot by 2015 (a good-read shared by Gerd)

“Every once in a while, there’s news which reminds us that we’re living in the age of accelerating change. This is one of those times: A new project has been announced in which scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are hoping to create the first accurate computer simulation ...

Design to Disrupt: Four visionaries (a good-read shared by Gerd)

“Gerd Leonhard  (Download his slides.) Thinking out of the box is extremely different when you have been crammed into the box in the first place. According to Gerd Leonhard we are all about to experience what internet has done to the music industry. This should not be surprising, because ongoing medialization is ...

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s (good list via IO9)

A good list via the pretty cool IO9  ‘we come from the future’ site. Here is  their list and my brief comments: Artificial intelligence assistants (a clear ‘yes’) Computers are everywhere – but unseen (a clear ‘yes’) Virtual animals with digital minds (I doubt it, and I kinda hope not) The 1st sanctioned megascale geo-engineering project (unlikely ...

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s (a good-read shared by Gerd)

“In short order we’ll be living in a Rainbow’s End world, where information processing devices will be virtually everywhere, but completely invisible — absorbed into our surroundings. These computers will be in our clothes, our fashion accessories, and even in our contact lenses” 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by ...

Will robots make us all redundant? (a good-read shared by Gerd)

“But there’s also this concern about jobs and I would also say inequality, which is related. For 200 years, the Luddites have been wrong in that technology, contrary to their fears, has not led to any fewer jobs. But there’s no economic law that says everyone is going to benefit ...

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking (good read, just found)

“knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms “knowledge” and “experience” to explain the difference or not, the concept itself is sound.” The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking June 21, 2014 at 6:50AM via Instapaper http://ift.tt/1r7wqVx

What if Quality Journalism Isn’t?

“By now you have probably already read the leaked Innovation Report from The New York Times. And if you haven’t, you should. It provides a great overview of the challenges and thinking that are happening in the industry, not just for The New York Times, but for every newspaper and ...

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