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futuramb:

Eric Schmidt Just Revealed A Key Truth About The Economy That Very Few Rich Investors And Executives Want To Admit …
businessinsider.com

Google Chair­man Eric Schmidt just gave a “fire­side chat” in Davos, Switzer­land, at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum.

In the con­text of talk­ing about glob­al inequal­i­ty, which Schmidt thinks is part­ly the result of tech­nol­o­gy and is going to…

Right now, companies are so focused on cutting wages — by paying their employees as little as possible and replacing them with technology whenever possible — that wages as a percent of the economy are now near an all-time low (see chart below). And this weakness in wages is the big reason demand in the economy is so weak.
I am not so sure the direction of the causality is so simple, but there is clearly a connection that needs to be discussed in both the short term and the long term perspective.

(via emergentfutures)

(Source: lennymarchica)

permanentbutter:

VIJA CELMINS

VIJA CELMINS

reapershadcat:

monumentofallyoursins:

bluegallifreyan:

mariuspontmerryxmas:

armedforceslove:

WHAT IS THAT

whaaaaat is that

witchcraft

THAT’S HOW THEY MAKE CAMO???????

hydrographics/water transfer printing!! They take a design and float it on top of water, so they can dip 3D objects so they get the graphic on all edges.

(Source: 12-gauge-rage, via controversial-tabloid-story)

emergentfutures:

The Safest Suburb In The World Did It By Ending The Culture Of Cars

The difference between this Dutch city and most North American commuter towns is that it actually makes good on its promise of safety, security, and good health.

Full Story: FastCoexist

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Gabriel Kuri “punto y línea en el altiplano”

Gallery Franco Noero, Turin

npr:

Watch the trailer for the new season of “Arrested Development.” Are you ready?! — tanya b.

shanetolbert:

thegodofhellfire:

kaboom.

West, TX

timelightbox:

Photograph by Gregg Segal

For this week’s cover story, TIME commissioned photographer Gregg Segal to document the numerous ways that Americans are beginning to use drones in everyday life. See the work on LightBox here.

smarterplanet:

Australian firefighters test data-transmitting pills to monitor biometrics during work

A new swallowable pill has been trialled with 50 firefighters in Australia, aimed at monitoring body temperatures and other vital readings when working under extreme conditions. Using Equivital’s VitalSense Core Temperature capsules, they transmit readings to the companion EQ02 LifeMonitor, housed on the chest. This then sends data on skin temperature, heart rate and respiration rate to an external computer. If a firefighter’s core body temperature is increasing too quickly, they can then be moved from the frontline to a recovery area, hopefully reducing accidents and deaths caused by heat exhaustion.

(via emergentfutures)

nedhepburn:

The Onion describes social media 100% accurately. 

npr:

A nurse at the health clinic in Minjibir, Nigeria, distributes free bed nets to combat malaria. Campaigns like this one, which offers services for malaria, attract local residents to the clinic. While they’re there, residents are encouraged to get their children vaccinated against polio. Leaders from around the world are renewing their call to eradicate polio. The disease has been eradicated in all but Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Of those three countries, Nigeria is the only one reporting an increase this year in the number of cases of the disease. Photo by @dpgilkey / NPR.