Future

  • The three ages of digital Crunch Network

    The three ages of digital

    We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two. Read More

  • We’re Close

    We’re Close

    All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types. For example, before we ever sat down to watch a movie, we’d hang out at a playhouse to watch a live show. The people who actually enjoyed sitting in the back were few and far between. They were probably… Read More

  • The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

    The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

    Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving cars, Project Loon, Google Glass and more. And his message was very different from what you would expect. According to Teller, the truly innovative projects should become perfectly transparent in… Read More

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: “It’s The Web Ordered For You”

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: “It’s The Web Ordered For You”

    Yahoo plans to compete on mobile by way of partnerships, not hardware or operating systems, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told Bloomberg at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where the subject of the talk was the future of Yahoo’s business. The talk also delved into other areas of focus, including Yahoo’s homepage, media properties, and where it could compete… Read More

  • Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

    Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

    You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew’s new product, Medium. To some, it seems like “just another blogging platform,” but if you think about where Ev and Biz Stone come from, these folks are pretty hip to next-level publishing. I don’t have to remind you that Williams’ company Pyra Labs sold a little product called Blogger to Google… Read More

  • Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apple’s Newsstand

    Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apple’s Newsstand

    Future, an international publisher whose titles include T3, Official Xbox Magazine and websites like GamesRadar, revealed in a new trading update today that it is building up a good incoming gross revenue stream from Apple Newsstand, which has driven over £5M (roughly $8M U.S) in total since Newsstand’s launch in October. Increases in digital revenues are offsetting the decline on… Read More

  • Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel

    Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel

    During a visit to the Googleplex last week, I sat down with someone so passionate about search, it’s as if it’s his job or something. Well, it is, and Jack Menzel, Director, Product Management of Google Search, is as excitable as it gets when it comes to talking about his passion. Who can blame him, though? A lot of people use Google as their default search engine, and that’s… Read More

  • This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything

    This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything

    It’s impossible to predict the future, but the idea that our technology will soon collide with our biological sense of vision continues to pop up in the world. Minority Report is the best fictional example, while Google Glass is obviously the closest real-world iteration of this type of collision to date. But a new video (below) posted by Sight Systems takes a stab at how this marriage… Read More

  • MakerBot 3D Plastic Printer Explained at CES 2012

    Bre Pettis Of Makerbot: “The Future Is Already Here”

    We got a great look at the new Makerbot Replicator and, more important, we sat down with founder Bre Pettis to talk about the future. His take? The future is here and 3D printing is one of the things that will change the world. Pettis built the first Makerbot at NYC Resistor, a hackerspace in Brooklyn. He realized the potential was, in a sense, infinite and, thousands of sales later, Makerbot… Read More

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