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Sandra Rey wins ECO Coin Award

In 2015 we handed out our first ECO Coin award to Yoyo Yogasamana for his digitalization of sustainable knowledge to preserve more than 130 existing rice varieties without any use of insecticides. In 2016 the award was given to Dave Hakkens for his ambitious open source precious plastics recycling machine. This year we have had entries from around the world and have interviewed our top three candidates: Shubendhu Sharma for his Tiny Forrests initiative, Ritsert Mans and Peter Mooij for their algae powered bike and Sandra Rey for her work in the field of bioluminescence. It has been difficult to choose but we are delighted to announce that Sandra Rey is our 2017 ECO Coin Award winner.

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cybercrime detective
Wild Systems

HUBOT: Meet the Cybercrime Detective

No computer criminal is safe with you around! As a cybercrime detective, you search – along with a network of tracking algorithms – for suspicious patterns that indicate crime in the digital domain. Sometimes these are unscrupulous criminals, sometimes innocent civilians with a virus-infected computer. You are able to process large amounts of data, you can easily track the situation and interrogate the suspect when needed.

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street knitter
Augmented Bodies

HUBOT: Meet the Street Knitter

Bricklayer, a physically heavy occupation, becomes a lot more bearable with the street-knitting robot. Gone are the days when you struck your knee joints and worn out your back, making you incapacitated at the age of forty. Robotization empowers bricklayers to continue their job for a longer period of time. Feed the street-knitting robot with bricks, choose the pattern you want and the robot will be on its way.

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Shiva Therapist
Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Shiva Therapist

The human touch has a unique therapeutic effect that a machine cannot replace. That’s why as a Shiva Therapist, you are massaging with your own hands. But for the heavy work, you have four additional robotic arms at your disposal. These will allow you to work for the entire day and will enable you to give overwhelming six-handed massages. Like an octopus, but with a human sensitivity. The best massage ever!

The shiva therapist is one of the 16 positions from HUBOT, the job agency for people and robots. Are you interested in this role? Take the HUBOT jobtest and discover which HUBOT job suits you best.

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story of money bits
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Bits

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the sixth and final part of The Story of Money: Bits.

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story of money
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Plastic

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the fifth part of The Story of Money: Plastic.

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digital detox dietitian
Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Digital Detox Dietitian

Offline is the new luxury, so we heard. New technologies have radically changed our daily life and compromised the balance between our working and private lives. As a digital detox dietitian, you know exactly how much digital technology your client needs and you give professional advice with a personal approach. Together you seek for an appropriate treatment that suits the needs of the patients, without losing themselves in it.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Walker Inspector

While many people consider a rollator as a sign of decay, you as a rollator inspector are just part of the headway! The walker inspector measures air quality, particulate matter and sewerage by simply moving on the street. This special walking tool also ensures that elderly, disadvantaged and rehabilitating people can earn an extra penny, while the physical exercise provides a healthy change to a sedentary lifestyle.

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exoskeleton mover
Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Exoskeleton Mover

Relocations are for big guys. At least, that’s how it used to be. Never thought that you could be a mover with your lightweight physique? As an exoskeleton mover, you wear a motorized exoskeleton suit that gives you the muscular power of a gorilla. The suit contains an indestructible frame, powered by a system of electric motors to support your movements without straining the body. No washing machine or piano is too heavy for you. You carry them outside as if they weigh nothing.

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story of money
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Paper

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the fourth part of The Story of Money: Paper.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Remote Savior

When giving first aid, all kinds of emotions are in play. Thus it is important for the victim of an accident to receive emotional assistance and to be mentally supported during an emergency or crisis. As a remote savior, you are unable to provide physical assistance in the event of an accident due to a disability, but by means of a smart bracelet you are in contact with the injured person and can use your empathic qualities to offer moral support.

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The Story of Money: Gold
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Gold

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the third part of The Story of Money: Gold.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Data Waiter

As a data waiter you are working at the Tinder restaurant. Upon arrival, visitors log in with their social media account. An intelligent algorithm matches the guests based on their likes and Chef Watson cooks a perfectly fitting dinner for the new couple. Through an augmented contact lens, the data waiter has access to the customer’s information and can use this data to astonish them. For instance, you see that your guest recently returned from Indonesia and welcome them with a cold Bintang beer.

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story of money
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Shells

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the second part of The Story of Money: Shells.

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Meat the Future

Get 20% Off Our In Vitro Meat Cookbook

Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike: What are you cooking up for your holiday meal this year? In case you’re in need of some food for thought, this is for you. Until the end of the year, our In Vitro Meat Cookbook is 20% off for everyone! Use the following coupon code in our webshop: happy-invitro. Containing 45 speculative recipes for future meaty-meals, this book is sure to spark a heated debate at the dinnertable. And it could make a thought-provoking gift for any loved one. Meat the future now!

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Next Nature gift guide 2017
Next Nature

Next Nature Gift Guide 2017

The gift giving season is once again upon us and to help out those who are struggling to find the perfect present for that special someone, we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired gifts. Whether you need ideas for that early adopter colleague or something for your very ‘merry’ auntie, please enjoy our 2017 Next Nature gift guide.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Blind Traffic Regulator

A visual impairment does not have to be confining and futile when it comes to traffic control. As a blind traffic regulator, you wear a haptic suit that translates the traffic situation into impulses on your back. Equipped with sensors scanning the environment and vibrating motors to make traffic a sensible experience, you have a set of eyes in your back.

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story of money
Next Nature

The Story of Money: Livestock

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted.

So, we’ve put together the story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age – from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. The series consists of six parts, each one exploring a different age: livestock, cowry shells, gold, paper, plastic and bits.

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