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NEXT: Mood-Sensing Technology & Reactive Media

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Mood-Sensing Technology & Reactive Media

Both of my boys read “Choose your own adventure” books when they were younger. You know these books, where you read a few pages, and then you are given a set of choices at the end of the page: “If you want to go through the door, turn to page 27” or “If you want […]

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NEXT: The Future of Location-Aware Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Location-Aware Technology

My son and I were hiking in Highbanks early in August. The first thing I noticed is that we could not find a parking spot. It was 10:00 a.m. on a weekday, and so I had assumed there would be few people at the park. But when we arrived, we had to drive to the […]

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What Makes Columbus Work?

Walker Evans Walker Evans What Makes Columbus Work?

Three local leaders took the stage this morning at the CEOs for Cities National Meeting, currently being held here in Columbus, to briefly discuss what makes Columbus work. In short, it’s all about collaboration. “The beginning of the Columbus Partnership created an environment for people to build relationships with each other — from there, a […]

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NEXT: Blockchain Democracy

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Blockchain Democracy

Bitcoin is now being accepted by over 100,000 merchants, and could very well represent the future of all currency. What makes Bitcoin so disruptive is not only that it is digital, but that it is a currency whose value is established by the users of the currency, not by any national government. Indeed, there is […]

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NEXT: The Future of Consumption is Circular

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Consumption is Circular

On August 18, the Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be held at Launch Labs (2649 North High Street) at 6:30 PM, where we will explore possible futures of the “circular economy,” including role playing scenarios of life in a circular economy. Please join us! In nature, there is no such thing as “waste.” After it […]

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NEXT: What is the Future of Europe?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What is the Future of Europe?

Within the last week, we have been confronted by deep uncertainties about the future of the United Kingdom after the shocking Brexit vote. What is especially disturbing to me has been the overt expressions of racism and xenophobia in the UK in the wake of the referendum. Will the UK remain “united,” or will Scotland […]

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NEXT: A Universal Translator?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Universal Translator?

A Facebook friend recently made this post: “Υπαρχουν κι αυτα στον αθλητισμο! Για οσους τα ξεχασαν λογω Φαταουλ, Κοκκαλη, Κοκκαλιαρη, Σαλονικη, Ιωαννιδη κλπ” Clicking on the “translate” link, this is what Facebook produced for me: “There are those in the athletics! For those who do because they forgot, kokkalē phataoul,’re skinny, salonikē iōannidē, etc” I […]

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