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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

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Don’t turn that page, it’s patented

Apple’s recent work on iOS has been using as much references to “natural” elements as possible, making the digital as physical as possible. Doing how they do, they have been protecting their work pretty extensively. They have now managed to patent the turning of a page on a digital device. So now Apple owns the page turn. You know, as when you turn a page with your hand. An “interface” that has been around for hundreds of years in physical form.

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  1. Arnoud

    Where did you learn this? (reference?) I know some online webtools that use this feature. Are they illegal now? Or is it limited to use on tablets? Or only in the States?

  2. Arnoud

    I am truly amazed by this. Two years ago Microsoft tried to patent a similar technique but didn’t get the patent. http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-files-patent-for-virtual-page-turning-animation
    How is this one different?