Shared platforms create shared cultures. Those shared cultures may enable opportunity, but they also erode the varied perspectives and values that make humans such a diverse bunch. If the future of design is in thinking of “constellations of devices” where individual devices “reduce complexity of the system” and “increase the value of everything else in the ecosystem” (according to Bill Buxton in WIRED), well, it’s important to remember that ecosystems rely not just on interacting components — but on diversity to survive and thrive. Why We Can’t Let American Tech Take Over the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com
Our human bodies, built for the sun, now absorb the blue lights beaming out from endless tiny screens, subtly changing our internal clocks, murmuring at us to stay up a bit longer, delaying the soothing melatonin release that would lull us to sleep. I tried to fight my circadian rhythms but failed – Cara Parks – Aeon
reblogged from whatthefuture
- Do you have some spare bitcoins to buy a revolutionary biological computer?
- What would you buy first a rolling toy robot or a heartbeat-based-bio-key?
- What happens when robots swim with unpredictable behaviour?
- Drone-hunting or drone parcel delivery?
- Do you know who will do the opening kickoff of the next FIFA World Cup in Brazil?
- What do the next generation cameras and insects have in common?
- Are you ready for the first digital art auction by legendary house Phillips?
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