A generation of idiots, smartphones & dumb people

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r is greater than g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.

RE: Future Technology

Skin Buttons

We present Skin Buttons, tiny laser projectors integrated into the smartwatch to render icons on the user’s skin. These icons can be made touch sensitive, significantly expanding the interactive region without increasing device size. We show a proof-of-concept device and demonstrate example applications. These “skin buttons” can have high touch accuracy and recognizability, while being low cost and power-efficient.”

Drone Racing Star Wars Style

“This is a pre event that happend in france, organized by airgonay, a quadcopter racing fanatic association. Drones are not only for spying or doing the headlines when they fall in the streets.”

Hawk Attacks Drone

“On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, when a hawk decided he wasn’t too happy with my invasion of his airspace…

As far as I could tell, the juvenile red-tailed hawk came out unscathed, and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat. (As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird.) The quadcopter came out unscathed as well.”

Digital Pop Star Hatsune Miku Performs On Late Show With Dave Letterman

The virtual pop star Hatsune Miku made her Late Show debut on October 8, 2014. She performed her song “Sharing the World”. I wonder. Is this the future of Pop Music. Will we not need any more performers made out of flesh and blood, will zeros and ones be enough to entertain us?

Snapchat Murders Facebook

Netflix wants to conquer the world

Last week Netflix was launched in Belgium. Sander Duivestein was asked by the television program Terzake for his opinion.

Apple Watch Parody