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April 2, 2014

The ideas presented in this article developed in response to help resolve some of the problems which will result from technological unemployment. We believe that as machines become more intelligent and work currently done by human beings become automated there will be a sharp increase in the unemployment rate as humans are laid off to be replaced by intelligent machines. We believe that intelligent machines can be leveraged to provide a basic dividend to a decentralized pseudo-anonymous group of owners as a means of providing an axillary safety-net which cannot be shut down by any government or corporation.

January 14, 2014

HackHumanity is a 2-day full immersion experience that combines the best of hackathons, workshops & personal coaching into a unique Hackshop experience.

January 13, 2014

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture is designed and evaluated, through the promotion of consumers as direct, collective decision makers.

Referring to key economic theorists; the work of contemporary architectural practitioners; while additionally including first hand interaction with one of the world’s most successful prosumption communities, this essay attempts to construct an argument for the value of consumer involvement in the active design of 21st century commercial architecture.

October 24, 2013

Help futurist and filmmaker Heathervescent (aka Heather Shlegel) create The Future of Money TV series.

September 20, 2013

“People ask, what will we do once all the “jobs” are all shipped overseas or made redundant by technology. We. Will. Create.” – Rick Knight

August 7, 2013

The Stanford Center on Longevity, with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies, convened a conference in April 2013 to launch a conversation about how employers might adapt to the aging workforce.

March 19, 2013

The Jetson's already was telling a tale of the monotony of the type of work that was performed by white collar workers in the mid 60's. George Jetson worked for "Spacely's Sprockets" a generic name combining the founder of the company with a "sprocket" a generic device that is never fully explained in the series.

January 2, 2013

While these technologies have been utilized for decades on a stand-alone basis, we will be the first to integrate them together so that the byproducts of each process become key inputs for the next. The total system is able to provide entire communities with ultra-clean burning ethanol cooking fuel, renewable electricity for area clinics, schools, shops/businesses and homes, high-protein animal feed, organic fertilizer, algae-derived biodiesel, clean drinking water, and managerial, skilled & unskilled employment opportunities.

November 7, 2012

Computers are supposed to help us each to do more than what we could do before. I’m working on that. Someone once asked me when I thought it would be possible for a single author to create an epic like “Doctor Zhivago” — the movie, not just the book. My response was that it’s now or never! If we want to pursue this type of deep authorship, it’s up to us to pursue the tools to give us that power. On the other hand, if we want to continue the large studio approach… well, our work is done.

October 10, 2012

Can we create a new kind of work filled with meaning and love and still make a living? Nick Meador has taken matters into his own hands and he wants you to help.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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