Science Fiction is Swiftly Becoming Fact

Exponential technologies, from artificial intelligence to digital manufacturing to synthetic biology, are set to “digitise, dematerialise, demonetise and democratise” entire industries, disrupting old business models and giving rise to new breakthroughs, say experts from the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University.

…Continue Reading

With 3-D Printing, New Balance Running Customisation in New Direction

New Balance custom spike plates | Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK, United States — New Balance is taking customisation much further than choosing colours or other aesthetic details: The athletic brand is introducing a track-specific running shoe that uses 3-D printing to create a plate on the sole of the shoe that is supposed to enhance performance with every step.

…Continue Reading

Week in Review | Next Industrial Revolution, Motivating and Retaining Talent, Facebook and Fashion

Week in Review November 5-9

The Long View | Chris Anderson Says the ‘Maker’ Movement is the Next Industrial Revolution (The Long View) “Since the birth of the personal computer and the Web, people have used relatively simple and accessible new technologies to create, connect and collaborate in ways that were previously unimaginable. For one thing, simple blogging tools and social media platforms have fundamentally democratised mass media, ending the

…Continue Reading

3D Printing, Copyright Nightmare or DIY Heaven?

Today, guest contributor Navaz Batliwalla, also known as Disneyrollergirl, explores the rise of 3D printing and its potential impact on fashion, courtesy of BON magazine. LONDON, United Kingdom — Remember Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses from 2008? Of course you do. A futuristic strip of dark polycarbonate that wrapped around the wearer’s eyes like an identity-obscuring black bar, they were an instant sell-out and

…Continue Reading