Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

nevver:

Why?

Posted at 7:36am and tagged with: just because,.

nevver:

Why?

What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first?

If the contents of our brains get uploaded into a computer, then surely someone is going to have to pay to keep it all working. That’ll be you. But what if you can’t pay? And what about all that copyrighted content?

Full Story: The Guardian

Posted at 7:21pm and tagged with: tech, technology, just because,.

What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first?



If the contents of our brains get uploaded into a computer, then surely someone is going to have to pay to keep it all working. That’ll be you. But what if you can’t pay? And what about all that copyrighted content?

Full Story: The Guardian

Novelist Phyllis Campbell Illuminates the New World of E-Publishing for all Authors

Like many Smashwords authors, she has been publishing through traditional channels for many years.  

Unlike most writers, Phyllis has been blind since birth.  


Full Story: Smashwords

Posted at 10:10am and tagged with: publishing, ebooks, tech, technology, disruption, just because,.

Novelist Phyllis Campbell Illuminates the New World of E-Publishing for all Authors


Like many Smashwords authors, she has been publishing through traditional channels for many years.  Unlike most writers, Phyllis has been blind since birth.  

Full Story: Smashwords

futurescope:

Paralyzed Woman Completes London Marathon in Bionic Suit After 16 Days

Claire Lomas of the U.K. was paralyzed from the chest down in a horse-riding accident five years ago. Yet today, she accomplished something difficult for anyone: she finished the London Marathon. It took 16 days and one impressive bionic exoskeleton, but she did it. 

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Posted at 6:09pm and tagged with: tech, technology, robots, augmentation, just because,.

nevver:

What we’re reading

Posted at 7:12am and tagged with: just because,.

nevver:

What we’re reading

Paul Higgins: That is just great (and a little bit frightening on self reflection)

futuristgerd:

powhida:

Twitter Notes. Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on clayboard. 2012. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery.

Posted at 11:57am and tagged with: tech, technology, social media, just because,.

Paul Higgins: That is just great (and a little bit frightening on self reflection)

futuristgerd:

powhida:

Twitter Notes. Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on clayboard. 2012. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery.

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more: http://nyr.kr/JWOmj9

Posted at 7:07am and tagged with: technology, disruption, just because,.

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more: http://nyr.kr/JWOmj9

Paul Higgins: This is fantastic. The parts that are the technology equivalent of Daddy Dancing crack me up

laughingsquid:

How To Talk to Your Parents About Spotify

Posted at 7:03am and tagged with: tech, technology, demographics, just because,.