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BEST OF TED: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing? Continue reading

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Microsoft's Latest Vision of Future Productivity

I came across the latest vision of future productivity from Microsoft today and thought I would share it with you, along with a whole series of previous videos from Microsoft taking a look at the same subject area, ranging from 2009-2015. It is interesting to see what has changed and what has stayed the same over those six years in their view of the future. Continue reading

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How We Should Prepare Our Kids For The Future

Education has long played an important role in the success of the United States.  From some of the world’s first public schools to the land grant universities which spurred innovation in agriculture, our development as long been tied to how we educate future generations. So we should be concerned that US students performance on the international PISA tests, which evaluate not just knowledge but cognitive ability, have not been great. Continue reading

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There are three converging forces seriously disrupting ‘business as usual.’ This accelerates the importance and role of lean principles as the key emerging innovative business model for 21st century businesses – Resulting in business as unusual! Continue reading

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What's Big in 2015?

From weak signals to strong ideas, we gathered a list of ten trends we expect to unfold in 2015. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Brain-to-Brain Communication Has Arrived. How We Did It

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to “the limit of your imagination.” Continue reading

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What amazing discovery did economists make in the 20th century about the true source of growth? Why was Joseph Schumpeter’s revolutionary “innovation theory” initially dismissed? And what exactly is the key to future progress for our world? Continue reading

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