Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Foolproof Future

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Patrick Dixon's site is GlobalChange.com. In his banner are the site stats - 15.5 million unique visitors, 6 million video views.  The summary trends start with "Truth About ..." and "Future of"

What about the title of his book: "The Future of Almost Everything: Six Faces of the future Cube" - there are dozens of predictions to check out HERE.   However for me the experience became overwhelming and everything seemed so generalized.  I ended up skimming through the text. 

So I asked something more specific - the future of food. Now we start to see the magic of the future.

3-D printed food made its debut at London-based Foodini Ink. 
 Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become. Read the CNN story HERE.  The company is working with major food manufacturers to create pre-packaged plastic capsules that can just be loaded into the machine to make food, and they assure these will be free of preservatives, with a shelf life limited to five days.

This goes together with IoT - "the Internet Of Things".  More on that tomorrow.

The spring flowering bulbs finished yesterday in the garden - tulips and daffodils are completed for another year. 

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