futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/ futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person
Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/

futuretechreport:

Look At Who You Want To Be And Start Sculpting That Person

Wise Words from One of My Personal Heroes, Commander Hadfield as illustrated by Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/comic/106-chris-hadfield-an-astronauts-advice/

(via designersofthings)

cartoonpolitics:

"America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system" ~ Walter Cronkite

This is why I’m so happy to live in Ontario where we have a relatively cost free health care system.  I won’t go bankrupt if my wife, child, or I have a medical emergency!

cartoonpolitics:

"America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system" ~ Walter Cronkite

This is why I’m so happy to live in Ontario where we have a relatively cost free health care system.  I won’t go bankrupt if my wife, child, or I have a medical emergency!

By 2050 we need to reduce our Co2 Emissions to ZERO

transsolar:

We are glad, that the IoA now publisehd Thomas Auer’s speech.

Our goal is to reduce the Co2 Emissions to ZERO by 2050:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxli5vhEc3c

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Transit people…TRANSIT!  That and increasing our use of green technology in building construction and production of energy.  

cartoonpolitics:

“Let’s talk about socialism. I think it’s very important to bring back the idea of socialism into the national discussion to where it was at the turn of the [last] century before the Soviet Union gave it a bad name. Socialism had a good name in this country. Socialism had Eugene Debs. It had Clarence Darrow. It had Mother Jones. It had Emma Goldman. It had several million people reading socialist newspapers around the country. Socialism basically said, hey, let’s have a kinder, gentler society. Let’s share things. Let’s have an economic system that produces things not because they’re profitable for some corporation, but produces things that people need. People should not be retreating from the word socialism because we have to go beyond capitalism.”~ (historian and author Howard Zinn)

I believe we are moving into an era where Socialism will be divorced from its negative connections with Communism and Marxism, and people will realize that what is good for us all is good for each of us individually.  The industrial revolution changed the way we view possessions and what we consider to be wealth.  By making a large number of items cheaply and easily available, the industrial revolution changed our focus from what was good for the community to what was good for us individually.  This unprecedented change meant that we could free ourselves from the need to work all day to have the things we needed.  All of a sudden we had more free time, and as this cartoon shows, we were able to access all sorts of things which gave us new reasons to find ways to equalize access to all of these new things.

It is a shame that many of our political leaders (ROB FORD, STEPHEN HARPER, etc…) continue to put their own interests ahead of the interests of the population of the country.  I firmly believe that a time of reckoning is coming when people will say very clearly that they no longer believe in the right of the individual at the expense of others.  Conservative Individualism is dead, public socialism is alive and well.

unconsumption:

Spoilage and the resultant waste are two key concerns in the global food crisis. It’s estimated that some 25% of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage.

A simple innovation developed by Massachusetts-based company Fenugreen seeks to address this challenge with FreshPaper.

FreshPaper is a biodegradable, compostable and recyclable piece of paper that keeps fruits and vegetables fresher for up to four times longer.

 (via Design Indaba

Related: This Unconsumption post on another product designed to prolong the freshness of food, potentially reducing waste.

transitmaps:

Submission - Aerial Photo of New York City with Rail Lines Superimposed 

Fantastic work from Transit Maps reader Arnorian showing the New York Subway, PATH and NJ Transit Lines on top of an aerial photograph of central New York City. When you view a transit system like New York’s through the limitations of a small printed or on-line map (be it the official map, the Vignelli diagram or even the hybrid Kick Map), it’s easy to forget just how big and complex it is. A representation like this shows that complexity and scale to full effect, and also looks quite breathtakingly gorgeous.

Bigger image in this Skyscrapercity forum thread.

(via theatlanticcities)

humansofnewyork:

I found these two in Central Park. After I took their photo, I began to ask Dad some questions, but ended up getting some perfectly valid, yet generic responses:

"What was your happiest moment?"
"When my daughters were born."
"What’s the proudest you’ve been of your daughter?”
"I’m always proud."
"What was the saddest moment of your life?"
"I’d rather not say."

After a few more attempts, I resigned myself to the fact that the man wasn’t going to reveal any details about his life. His reserve was perfectly understandable, but I left a bit downtrodden. Because I loved the photo and was hoping to pair it with a great caption. When I got home, there was an email in my inbox:


Dear Brandon,

I saw you in Central Park this evening with my daughter (red head). You asked me about my happiest day - I told you when my daughters were born (I meant it). You asked me what the saddest day in my life was - i told you I’d rather not answer. Well, it was Aug 12, 2006 - on that day, my wife and I lost our first baby - she was 36 weeks pregnant (his name was Peter). It was horrible. But now we have 2 beautiful little girls, so Im grateful. The reason I was unable to provide a specific answer to questions about my happiest day or what makes me proud about my girls - because everything does. Thank you.

8bitfuture:

GPS ‘hack’ throws $80M superyacht off course.

A University of Texas team has shown how a relatively low cost small software radio device can be used to trick GPS receivers into believing false signals. Because all GPS signals are sent to Earth without any authentication or encryption, the team was able to send a false signal which was perfectly aligned with what the receiving unit would have been expecting.

In this case the signal was sent from on board the yacht with permission from the captain, however the team says it could easily be used maliciously:

What we did was out in the open, it was against a live vehicle, a vessel—an $80 million superyacht, controlling it with a $2,000 box,” he told Ars. “This is unprecedented. This has never been shown in this kind of demonstration. That’s what so sinister about the attack that we did. There were no alarms on the bridge. The GPS receiver showed a strong signal the whole time. You just need to have approximate line of sight visibility. Let’s say you had an unmanned drone, you could do it from 20 to 30 kilometers away or on the ocean you could do two to three kilometers.”

(via emergentfutures)

“There are 80 million power drills in America that are used an average of 13 minutes. Does everyone really need their own drill?”

smartercities:

Imagining A Future City Filled With Driverless Cars And Without Any Parking Spaces | FastCompany

Driverless cars won’t just make life easier on stressed-out drivers. A project called Shuffle City imagines how they will transform urban landscapes, increasing the amount of green spaces, local businesses, housing, and more.

(via emergentfutures)