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Serverless architecture is the future, but we're not getting rid of containers just yet - TechRepublic
Containers are billed as the future, yet serverless already seems set to surpass them in importance. Here's how organizations will juggle them both.
serverless  container  comparison  future 
2 hours ago by gilberto5757
Instagram Food Is a Sad, Sparkly Lie - Eater
This is why Instagram stunt food works: It transforms an indulgent meal or snack from a physical activity to a status performance. In the most successful of Instagram food operations, the posting of a particular item signals both affluence and leisure. Lines can stretch for hours for rainbow bagels with birthday cake cream cheese, or milkshakes bedecked with an entire movie theater snack counter’s worth of candy, so if you’ve obtained one, not only did you spend $15 on a pile of novelty sugar, but you can afford to spend two hours on a Tuesday waiting for it, not to mention the time required to lovingly photograph it in natural light.
instagram  food  trends  future  casestudies  pics 
5 hours ago by dancall
Why Walkable Streets are More Economically Productive — Strong Towns
We’ve got data unequivocally showing that people-oriented streets are more economically productive than auto-oriented streets — from big cities to small towns, from the heartland to the South. Our friends at Urban3 spend much of their time visiting cities and towns across the nation to analyze their tax productivity, comparing how much tax revenue is produced per acre in different areas. What they’ve consistently found is that compact, walkable places produce far more tax value per acre than auto-oriented places—and that holds true in communities across America. 
cities  future  economics 
6 hours ago by dancall
'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24' - BBC News
Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.
Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.
Changing the definition is vital to ensure laws stay appropriate, they write in an opinion piece in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.
But another expert warns doing so risks "further infantilising young people".
kids  teens  economics  trends  future  demographics 
6 hours ago by dancall
Tom Glocer's Blog » ICOs, Mutual Societies and TS Elliot
Mutual societies or benefit companies are ancient forms of collective organization dating to Roman Imperial times. They reached peak adoption in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries as many savings and loan societies and life insurance companies were organized as mutuals (See e.g., Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in the US and Nationwide Building Society in the UK.). Mutual companies are owned by their members and run for their benefit. Profits are typically reinvested in the business to improve the services offered to members or returned to members in the form of lower prices or distributions. This may provide a certain marketing benefit by convincing customer/members that their purchases are not going to line the pockets of a separate class of investors. Mutual organization is also seen as reducing agent/principal conflicts and information asymmetries (especially in insurance). However, the lack of access to investment capital (and perhaps the chance to profit personally) convinced the managements of many former mutual companies to “demutualize” over the last few decades.
blockchain  future  history  finance 
6 hours ago by dancall
Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store | TechCrunch
The store works — that much I can say for it. Where Amazon will take it from here I couldn’t say, nor would anyone respond meaningfully to my questions along these lines. Amazon Go will be open to the public starting this week, but whether anyone will find it to be anything more than a novelty is yet to be seen.
amazon  retail  recognition  future  trends 
6 hours ago by dancall
Roko's basilisk - RationalWiki
Roko's basilisk is a thought experiment about the potential risks involved in developing artificial intelligence. The premise is that an all-powerful artificial intelligence from the future could retroactively punish those who did not help bring about its existence, including those who merely knew about the possible development of such a being.
future  ai 
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