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NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

Researchers at MIT recently unveiled a project where they inserted the enzyme that makes fireflies glow into a watercress plant. The result is a plant whose leaves glow for about four hours. At present, the glow produced is quite dim, but the engineers hope that via this technique they can convert the watercress into a […]

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NEXT: Tech That Generates Fake News

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Tech That Generates Fake News

The new ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, was asked by Dutch interviewers recently to clarify statements he had made in 2015 that Dutch cities were in chaos because of “the Islamic movement.” “There are cars being burned. There are politicians that are being burned…And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands,” he told […]

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NEXT: A Market Where Data Creation is Paid Labor

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Market Where Data Creation is Paid Labor

I recently completed a six-month program with my insurance company where I implanted a device in my car that measured my driving habits. In exchange, based on the quality of my driving as measured by their metrics, I got a discount on my rate. (But I could have just as easily received no discount.) The […]

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NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

Sophia’s resume is indeed impressive. In addition to appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Sophia has appeared as a cover model in fashion magazines. She is a regular keynote speaker at high-powered conferences on the subject of artificial intelligence. She was named the world’s first United Nations Innovation Champion by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) […]

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NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

I was driving up Sawmill a few months back, allowing the retail stores, doctor’s offices, schools, child day care centers, apartments, and M/I Homes to glide by me. Although not exactly where I’d like to live, this part of Columbus is pleasant enough, perhaps a stereotypical suburban setting. As a futurist, I frequently rely upon […]

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NEXT: A World Without Referees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A World Without Referees

I first started writing this piece after watching an Ohio State football game where video review overturned what I thought was a rather obvious call that the referees had blown. Big Ten referees seem especially prone to making such bad calls: wouldn’t it be great if the video review were used for every call, taking […]

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NEXT: Hyperloop Commuting

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Hyperloop Commuting

Everyone who reads Columbus Underground must be aware that Columbus—or, rather the Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh “Midwest Hyperloop Project”— was one of 10 winners of Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge. Hyperloop, you’ll recall, is Elon Musk’s vision for a network of “vacuum tube trains:” trains that are sealed in a tube such that air and wind resistance are eliminated, […]

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