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Have We Passed “Peak Automobile”?

You’ve heard about peak oil, but what about peak automobile? There is mounting evidence that society has already passed the years of maximum car use. Fewer young consumers are getting driver’s licenses than their parents, and they are also buying fewer cars.  Numerous studies point to a significant change in consumption that is not explained away by the recent financial crisis.

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Humane-Technology

The Smart Desk: Exercise While Working

Sitting in front of a computer and exercising have never been so closely related. Stir Kinetic Desk is just as well-suited for the workaholic as the fitness fan. The desk “breathes”, moving up and down slightly, to remind users to change their position, helping improve posture.

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Paleo fitness
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Work Out Like the Flintstones

The exercise of the future? Paleolithic fitness! From hanging from a tree branch like Tarzan, throwing and catching cobblestones to barefoot climbing, working out like our ancestors is the latest American trend. The new/old caveman fitness craze is quickly surpassing other exercise programs in popularity.

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Biocustomization

Lets Grow a Glowing Plant

Four years ago we wrote about a vision to create bioluminescent trees that would replace streetlights. This dream is getting just a little bit closer, now that a team of Stanford trained synthetic biologists led by Antony Evans launched a Kickstarter campaign to grow glowing plants.

Using Genome Compiler software, the team is ready to input bio-luminescence genes into a mustard plant and have it be naturally glowing. Natural lighting with no electricity. Hypernature ahoy!

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Global-Image-Economy

Truly Honest Branding

For a fresh perspective on modern branding and honesty, and as a parallel to Next Nature’s own vision of the honest egg, have a look at the work of Viktor Hertz. A designer from Uppsala in Sweden, Hertz decided to follow the idea of brand honesty to its logical conclusion by visualizing a complete range of outcomes.

Companies routinely spend thousands to hundreds of thousands on logos and branding aimed at putting a positive gloss over their products. What if the downsides couldn’t be hidden in the small print or conveniently omitted, and had to be up front in the branding? Viktor calls his set “Honest Logos”.

The full set of designs after the jump…

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Officegarden

Paperless Typewriter

Understanding Next Nature in 4 seconds: A woman is returning to her secretary job after 20 years. Some things have changed while she was raising her kids. At least we still have QWERTY. If you are younger than thirty, you might not get it.