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Boomeranged Metaphors

Skyscraper Fails to Load Its Textures

Our peculiar image of the week comes from New York, where observant residents were surprised to see a skyscraper that looked like it was struggling to load its textures. The Twitter user who snapped the uncanny picture eventually figured out that the odd low-resolution effect was created by reflections from a neighboring building. But it’s telling about the world we live in that an illusion like this can so quickly cause us to confuse reality with digital rendering. Via Twitter.

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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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Society of Simulations

AI & VR Impact on Architects and Engineers

The modern world is only just now starting to come to terms with the idea of fully immersive digital experiences. We’re not talking about the kind you get sitting in front of a screen, playing games or watching media. We’re talking about entering a digital space via virtual reality or augmented reality tech.

It’s clear the technology is about to disrupt many industries as it advances in capability. Imagine a VR system to give military personnel real-world, hands-on experiences without ever leaving an in-country facility. Or, envision AR tools that help construction and project managers visualize a property or structure before it’s complete.

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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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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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