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Transmedia is a word for old people… young people don’t need a word to describe transmedia because this is how they live every day.
Alisa Rivera (via thinking ‘bout string)
My [UberX] driver turned out to be a Google employee who said he drew the lucky H1-B visa straw to get out of Bulgaria … he told me he works at the company’s Mountain View campus, but started driving for UberX for two hours on Saturdays and Sundays to send money to a family of four kids he met on vacation, who couldn’t afford to go to school or even shoes. ‘I just calculated that if I work four hours of a week, I can clothe all of them,’ he told me. ‘For so little, it’s amazing what you can do.’
(via Valleywag)
Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s. 

On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826),… On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.

Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s. 

On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826),… On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.

At one point in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs produced worldwide were for AOL.
(via Mental Floss)
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
(via Mental Floss)
The Top of America: TIME’s stunning GigaPan from 1 World Trade Center.

The Top of America: TIME’s stunning GigaPan from 1 World Trade Center.

Taken together, we’re observing the emergence of tech that doesn’t just augment our intellect and lives — but is now beginning to automate and outsource our humanity.
Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | Wired (via futuristgerd)

Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

(via gothamist)

Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

(via gothamist)

Sprinklr’s salespeople should stick to sales. (via Valleywag)

Sprinklr’s salespeople should stick to sales. (via Valleywag)

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? If the “endowment of human capital” with which people are born gets less and less valuable, we’ll get closer and closer to that Econ 101 example of a world in which the capital owners get everything. A society with cheap robot labor would be an incredibly prosperous one, but we will need to find some way for the vast majority of human beings to share in that prosperity, or we risk the kinds of dystopian outcomes that now exist only in science fiction.
The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots - The Atlantic (via futuristgerd)

(via futuristgerd)

I currently lead marketing for the New York office of Definition 6. Master's in Digital Media from Georgia Tech. ATL->SFO->NYC.

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