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Future Jobs
Posted: 26 April 2015  
As machines get smarter, we get more connected and life as we knew it changes forever, what will the new jobs be? This article will get you thinking!
8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025
26 April 2015
New technologies will change the kinds of jobs people have in the coming years. Don't be surprised if one day you've taken on the position of...
MindBullet logo WHERE ARE THE NEW JOBS?
Venture capital is frozen by fear of failure
Dateline: 15 March 2007
Disappointing employment growth numbers out of the United States highlights the deepening employment crisis. Growth is positive, profits are up but there ...
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Limiting population growth
Posted: 24 April 2015  
Will we be able to limit world population to about 9 billion by 2050? It can be done. As Hans Rosling points out in this TED Talk from 2010, the key is raising the living standards of the poorest 2 billion, who will become 4 billion by 2050. Only once their living standards increase, will they start family planning and join the rest of the world in low, sustainable birth rates.

Interesting for ...
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One card...
Posted: 23 April 2015  
2018 may be a bit optimistic. In my job I have periodically heard this concept being pitched every few years for the last decade or so. The proposals have been well thought-through, entirely feasible, and in many cases backed by solid implementations. The resistance has usually been from marketing departments who are hooked on the idea that branded plastic is the real purpose of loyalty ...
MindBullet logo ONE CARD TO RULE THEM ALL
From loyalty cards to real rewards in real-time
Dateline: 9 September 2018
We have all been there. Pondering the squandered minutes of our lives that we'll never get back. Dear person in front of me, please find the right loyalty card and pay already! It's a system that's been desperate for a redesign. The run-up to this moment was the coalition loyalty program launched by XEMA in 2015. One loyalty card served many stores and the points could be redeemed at all ...
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Battle of the internet giants
Posted: 23 April 2015  
Ever wondered how much money Apple makes, every second? Or if Microsoft is outperforming Google, in real time?

Here's a great interactive graphic that demonstrates the astonishing earnings of these exponential organisations.


Click above to view the full version [h/t PennyStocksLab]. ...
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ONE CARD TO RULE THEM ALL
Published on: 23 April 2015   1 Comment
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From loyalty cards to real rewards in real-time
Dateline: 9 September 2018
We have all been there. Pondering the squandered minutes of our lives that we'll never get back. Dear person in front of me, please find the right loyalty card and pay already! It's a system that's been desperate for a redesign. The run-up to this moment was the coalition loyalty program launched by XEMA in 2015. One loyalty card served many stores and the points could be redeemed at all of the coalition stores as well. Problem was, consumers still needed a loyalty card as well as a payment ...
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HP sets out to reinvent...the computer!
Posted: 22 April 2015  
Now here's a bold move! All companies have to reinvent themselves from time to time, and perhaps few so much as HP, which is a seriously struggling enterprise. So they've taken on a massive - some would say foolish - task... to reinvent the computer! The approach they are taking makes fascinating reading...and just imagine if they succeed! If nothing else, we applaud the bravery!
HP’s Audacious Idea for Reinventing Computers | MIT Technology Review
22 April 2015
To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.
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Connecting everything and everyone
Posted: 22 April 2015  
There's a lot of buzz about the internet of things, and increasingly the internet of everything, which is terminology we've been using for some time. The importance of the internet of everything, in the approaching technology tsunami, can't be overstated. But it's the nexus of these technologies, connectivity combined with massive data, algorithms and advanced artificial intelligence, ...
The Internet of Everything Is a Simply Massive Opportunity: $19 Trillion in the Next Decade
22 April 2015
The Internet of Everything describes the networked connections between devices, people, processes and data. By 2020, the IoE has the potential to connect 50 billion people, devices and things.
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Enter the flying car
Posted: 21 April 2015   1 Comment
One of the things we hear often as futurists is "so where are the flying cars?". Well, here they are!
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Bacteria to keep us skinny
Posted: 21 April 2015  
Drugs to finally keep us all skinny - just around the corner! And have a look at the MindBullet we wrote in 2008.
Fat-Fighting Bacteria Show the Microbiome’s Therapeutic Potential | MIT Technology Review
21 April 2015
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.
MindBullet logo FORGET THE FLAB, TAKE THE FAT-JAB
Anti-obesity drug set to radicalize new age health
Dateline: 24 November 2013
"Another slice of cream cake? Or another beer? And then when we've eaten, we'll go out and party all night! Oh, and do take a handful of chocolates with ...
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Put your legs in cruise control!
Posted: 21 April 2015  
Now here's a crazy idea! Human cruise control! But, as we always say when we encounter crazy ideas....are they crazy enough?
Researchers Look at “Human Cruise Control” For Attention-Free Navigation | MIT Technology Review
21 April 2015
A study put people on autopilot by electrically stimulating their thigh muscles.
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Bitcoin, Blockchain and now SCP...crypto currencies is where it's all happening.
Posted: 17 April 2015  
The financial world is slowly, too slowly, getting used to the prospect of market acceptance of some form of crypto-currencies. Bitcoin and its security algorithms housed in its block-chain, offers solutions to many of the issues raised by the sceptics. Now a new rival is emerging...claiming to address some of Bitcoin's pitfalls. Who knows who will survive but we do know that someone will and ...
A Stanford Professor Says His Digital Currency Is Better than Bitcoin | MIT Technology Review
17 April 2015
A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
MindBullet logo "A DONKEY COULD DELIVER CHEQUES FASTER THAN BANKS CAN DEPOSIT MONEY INTO CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS"
In this high-tech age why does your money still travel at a snail’s pace?
Dateline: 12 February 2009
That May 2005 statement from Ed Mayo of the UK's National Consumer Council certainly started a revolution in banking practice and has speeded up money ...
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View from a 'recovering technoholic'
Posted: 20 April 2015  
An alternative viewpoint to the 'technoholic' perspective that we can solve all mankind's problems through technology. In the final count all technology is merely a tool - its what we do with it that makes the difference.
Former Microsoft Research Executive Says Technologists Overestimate Their Ability to Drive Social Pr
20 April 2015
Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
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A swarm of LOCUST drones
Posted: 17 April 2015  
Here's an innovative use of small drones as an attack force - in a swarm!

It reminds me of that MindBullet we dreamed up some years ago... ...
US navy shows off cannon-launched 'swarming' drones
17 April 2015
The US navy develops cannon-launched drones that can "swarm" and carry out co-ordinated attacks.
MindBullet logo INSECT SOLDIER-BOTS DEFEAT HUMAN ARMY
Cyborg locusts open new frontier
Dateline: 28 April 2014
The first 'cyborg-war' has just been won after millions of wirelessly-controlled locusts swamped the North Korean army as it massed on the border with ...
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Age of transparency
Posted: 17 April 2015  
The age of transparency is on us, and while we may not be living in the naked future just yet, old ideas of hiding things from the customer or investors are quite obsolete.

One of the examples we use in our theme 'Naked Leadership' is the BP Gulf oil spill disaster, and how badly it was handled at the time. It seems that BP is now accepting the need for transparency, and engagement with the ...
BP promises more transparency on climate change issues
17 April 2015
Motion to publish more information on emissions, low-carbon investments and lobbying passed by 98% at oil company’s shareholder meeting
MindBullet logo WE'RE ALL NAKED NOW
Business and government leaders adopt Naked Leadership as the benchmark for transparency and trust
Dateline: 9 September 2017
Five years ago Naked Leadership was an alien concept, but now leaders in all walks of life are preaching the benefits of a leadership paradigm that ...
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Energy reaches a tipping point...and the future will never be the same
Posted: 16 April 2015  
Quietly and without fanfare, the world's production of renewable energy now surpasses all the new energy brought online by gas, Coal and other fossil fuels in the past year. This is the moment we have long suggested cold happen but the carbon energy lobby always said would never happen as renewables could not offer big enough base load generation. With the increasing efficiencies of ...
Fossil fuels have lost the race against renewables
16 April 2015
The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point - the world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas and ...
MindBullet logo ENERGY GLUT TRIGGERS CRASH
Renewable energy supplies exceed traditional demand
Dateline: 18 May 2023
Investors are still shell-shocked after two days of panic selling that has wiped 27% off the Dow Jones, 32% off the London Stock Exchange and a terrifying ...
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Lifting the lid on global warming
Posted: 16 April 2015  
Finally I understand, clearly, the relationship between global temperatures and carbon dioxide, and the part played by fossil fuel emissions. In this hour+plus lecture, Murry Salby elucidates the complexities and simplifies the analysis.

Well worth watching if you want to gain informed insight into this issue. ...
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A question of when
Posted: 16 April 2015   1 Comment
I do hope this happens within my lifetime :D
MindBullet logo SPACEX LAUNCHES MOON TAXI
Fancy a walk on the dark side?
Dateline: 15 June 2029
It's fun to go away for a summer holiday, and what better, more exotic place than the moon? That's assuming you can afford the fare, of course. For the well-heeled, it has just become possible to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip to the moon, and back; courtesy of SpaceX. SpaceX has announced that it is opening bookings for round-trips to the moon, including landing on the surface and a ...
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Methane, Carbon dioxide and opportunity
Posted: 16 April 2015  
We talk about solar and hydro and other forms of alternative energies with at least some knowledge, but here's another opportunity - and at the same time, a threat. A fascinating energy experiment (and intervention) happening in the heart of Africa.
Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo Pin Hopes for Stability on an Unusual Source of Natural
16 April 2015
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
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SPACEX LAUNCHES MOON TAXI
Published on: 16 April 2015   2 Comments
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Fancy a walk on the dark side?
Dateline: 15 June 2029
It's fun to go away for a summer holiday, and what better, more exotic place than the moon? That's assuming you can afford the fare, of course. For the well-heeled, it has just become possible to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip to the moon, and back; courtesy of SpaceX. SpaceX has announced that it is opening bookings for round-trips to the moon, including landing on the surface and a short moon-walk. Following the successful powered landing of the Falcon 9 rocket in 2015, SpaceX was quick to ...
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Batteries for the energy internet
Posted: 14 April 2015  
We've talked many times about the approaching exponential innovations in energy technology, especially solar power. Solar is rapidly advancing to the point where, in some communities, there is more available during peak sunshine hours than can be consumed. And that's where energy storage becomes critical.

Tech investors and entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Elon Musk are looking to accelerate ...
Bill Gates joins Elon Musk in search of renewable's holy grail
14 April 2015
The biggest single impediment to a global explosion in renewable energy is storage. Crack the challenge of expensive batteries and a future without ...
MindBullet logo LIQUID BATTERIES KEEP THE BIG APPLE SHINING
New York City runs all night on a single charge
Dateline: 21 April 2015
In the city that never sleeps, the lights burn all night. But don't worry, they're not consuming precious fuel or polluting the environment, because the ...
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