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Most people think about bitcoin as an alternative to something they already know, as opposed to an enabler of something they never considered.

In 1985, Steve Jobs was asked by a journalist for concrete reasons why anyone would buy a computer for the home. He answered that “so far, that’s more of a conceptual market than a real market.”

He went on to say that if you aren’t buying a PC to help you do business work at home, then you probably want one because “you know there’s something going on, you don’t exactly know what it is, so you want to learn.” But, he added, “This will change: computers will be essential in most homes.”

When the journalist pressed him to explain why, he predicted the internet, saying “The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network,” adding, “We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people — as remarkable as the telephone.”

A lot of people thought he was crazy.

this is a great opening to a great post from Adam Ludwin on why bitcoin matters and what it will enable. (via fred-wilson)

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loveniaimani:

thatdudeemu:

White people scream race doesn’t matter until someone makes their favorite character black

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Note to self. Remember this when someone suggests a black actor be the next to play James Bond.

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engadget:

Yogurt bacteria could replace colonoscopies for cancer detection

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Jeff Buckley on music and life

explore-blog:

Jeff Buckley on music and life in a rare 1995 interview – background and transcript here

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explore-blog:

A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

explore-blog:

A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

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futurescope:

DIY Exoskeleton lifts 170 pounds like nothing

YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a Elysium-inspired exoskeleton, which lets him curl 171.5LBS of concrete & steel. Nice hobby.

This is only the beginning… Building the lower half next.

[via gizmodo] [The Hacksmith]

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emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear


- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.
"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”

Full Story: CNN

emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear

- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.

"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”

Full Story: CNN

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xen-life:

Multiplying Mechanical Birthday Cake Candle

xen-life:

Multiplying Mechanical Birthday Cake Candle

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Twitter spam, the dark web equivalent of boiling the bones for stock

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