Invent the future: 2007-2027

What decade are we living in?

21.02.2013. Subjective rating of changes.

What technology does more than any other influence on our way of life in this decade? Let’s look at the variants. Is big seen at the distance? Passed “zero” years are often called “the decade of gadgets”. That, in general, is true: the most noticeable changes in lifestyle at the time did have a “pocket […]

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From “spacimism” to private astronautics

30.10.2012. Smart world.

It is unlikely that you remember the name of the first man who stood up for the first lever steam locomotive in the world and said, “Let’s go” – and waved his hand. Still, NASA chief historian Steven Dick definitely had a reason when a couple of years ago compared the two events, separated in […]

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Trend #1: the liberation of intellectual labor

17.01.2012. Subjective rating of changes.

I’m finishing a series of posts about the “implicit trends that clearly would change the way of life, way of thinking and people relation the future”. Forecasts are based on the results of continuous monitoring of news under the project “Subjective rating of the 2011 changes”. One of the most far-reaching technological advances in 2011, […]

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Trend #2: “people growing wiser”

16.01.2012. Subjective rating of changes.

In this series of posts “implicit trends” are described “that clearly change the way of life, way of thinking and people relations in the future.” The forecasts are based on the results of continuous monitoring of news under the project “subjective rating of the 2011 changes.” In the “pilot” rating in January 2011 I wrote […]

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Trend #3: new “building materials” for the new world

15.01.2012. Subjective rating of changes.

“The implicit trends that clearly change the way of life, way of thinking and attitudes of people in the future” are described in this series of posts. The forecasts are based on the results of continuous monitoring of news under the project “Subjective rating of the 2011 changes.” It is human nature to exaggerate the […]

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Trend #4: transparent secure world?

14.01.2012. Subjective rating of changes.

“Implicit trends” are described in this series of posts “that obviously would change our lifestyle and way of thinking in the future.” The forecasts are based on the results of continuous monitoring of technology news under the project “Subjective rating of technologies-2011”. At the risk of running into your protests with my prediction as follows: […]

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Top of inventor’s wit-2011

28.12.2011. Subjective rating of changes.

(Russian) Накануне Нового года решил порадовать вас коллекцией неожиданных технических решений, выходящих за рамки стандартного мышления. Заложенные в них идеи – способны вдохновлять других изобретателей и взламывать шаблоны мышления потенциальных пользователей. Для вещей XXI века это очень полезное качество: вещь, которая удивляет – помогает наблюдателю оставаться гибким, а значит – становиться успешным.

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Pilot rating: January 2011

08.02.2011. Subjective rating of changes.

In my “Google Reader” under the project “Subjective rating of changes (@ Ury Smirnov)» I follow ideas, projects, events and trends that may affect the life, thinking and attitudes of people in the future. Below there is a test ratings of January 2011.   1. Technology-“crutch” would help to refuse the technologies-“prostheses” Application for self-control […]

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Google, be so kind

23.09.2010. Future services.

No, of course, Google is not malicious. He gave us a lot of great free services. I’m going for a long time to move fully on Google’s applications from desktop ones. But so far, unfortunately, I use the majority of its services only from time to time (except mail). I’m not alone: only a few […]

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“Popycock cutter” for browser

20.09.2010. Smart things.

I decided to share with web programmers the idea of a simple and useful plugin for the popular browsers. Reasonable people have long replaced the TV news show and talk shows with the Internet surfing. Unfortunately, many sites will give odds to “zombibox” – and to dissociate from them is more difficult than turn off […]

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