Businesses often try to eliminate complexity, but that’s impossible and futile. Success will come only when you find complex solutions to complex problems.
Call it love in the time of automation: a new project makes two very un-human participants deal with the most human of emotions. It doesn’t always go well.
What’s the best way to feel productive and valued at work and in life? Having a sense of where you’re going. To do that, you need to forecast your own future, and then put yourself on the path to get there.
The company is trying to create an online money system that is easy for everyone to use, not just the insiders who feel comfortable trading in Bitcoins. It’s all built on a massive system of personal trust.
By looking at the past, we can judge what this new era might bring: a lot of chaos, populist movements fighting off the old economic order, and a 3-D printing fueled return to a more local economy.
The Hieroglyph project asks sci-fi writers to stop creating dark dystopias, and instead show us visions of a better future, so that we work harder to get there.
As doctors and scientists continue to make huge leaps in terms of genome sequencing and scanning devices, everything about your medical treatment is going to change.
We have tons of cars--and tons of congestion. But new breakthroughs in connecting cars to the cloud (and eliminating the need for car ownership) show what a better future for cars might look like.
A carbon dividend--cash paid out to every American family from money taken as a pollution tax on companies--could be the idea that finally adds the right economic incentive for people to adopt climate-friendly lifestyles.
The sharing economy and crowdfunding have fundamentally altered the way we develop products.