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TeleVisions of the future

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… medium has proven surprisingly resilient. Despite the huge array of entertainment now available, TV is more popular than ever. North Americans spend more time watching television than they spend consuming all other media put together. Nielsen recently found they watch, on average, over five hours a day — a high since it began records in the 1950s.

The reasons for the continued popularity of TV seem to relate to social issues as much as convenience and the quality of the viewing …

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Crowdfunding the future: Mad science, bad science, and the Tesla Museum

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… The Serbian-American electro-wizard transformed the world with his development of alternating current (and inspired direct current supporter Thomas Edison to electrocute an elephant ), before vanishing into madness and obscurity.

If you’re interested in crowdfunding, you’ll probably know all about Operation: Let’s build a Goddamn Tesla Museum, which has become one of crowdfunding’s most high-profile success stories to date. So far, over $1m has been raised to preserve the …


Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

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… money lost), but if the experience is a positive one, these law changes may seriously disrupt the current investment industry, for the benefit of small investors and companies alike.

Next week we’re talking with another new platform, the UK based Trillion Fund. Trillion Fund has the modest goal of raising a trillion dollars in order to solve the world’s energy needs. They plan to do it by making investing something profitable and engaging for normal people. I like their style. Come back …

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Power from the people: crowdsourcing the constitution

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… its development (and see how soon it is before someone suggests declaring war on Sweden).

The current crop of constitutional projects represents a new frontier for collaborative reasoning. Though Iceland’s constitution has yet to be seen in operation and the Finnish CIA is in its infancy, those of us at the commercial end of crowdsourcing will be able to learn valuable lessons from these large-scale initiatives. Let’s just hope those lessons are more ‘Wow! That’s amazing!’ than …

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Space Peas and Holy Toast: Why Pattern Recognition is Humanity’s Killer App

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… is where human computing and Microtask enters the picture.

Rise of the human machines

The current boom in human computing, signaled by Microtask’s recent success at the Red Herring awards, puts pattern recognition at the frontier of the tech industry. I’ve written in the past about the limits of artificial intelligence and the ongoing war between human and machine translators (spoiler alert: humans are still winning, but only just). This, along with the success of …

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