Tagged: future

Quantum Computers – Animated!

Fair enough, the next big thing is the quantum computer… but what is it exactly? The exciting scientific details have descended into hearsay. Watch PHD Comics‘ animated video below as clarification. Wikipedia tells us that: Practical and theoretical research continues, and many national governments and military funding agencies support quantum computing research to develop quantumcomputers […]

An Oddly Modern Antiquarian Bookshop

In an intriguing article for the New York Times, Jody Rosen discusses a fascinating but little-known bookstore called Monkey’s Paw, and gives ideas on how such businesses fit into today’s literary world. Here is an extract: “Life-Spark Stories for the Intelligent Young.” Attributed to the author “R. K.,” it tells the story of a “bright […]

The Future of Learning & Play

Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown released A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change in january, and boingboing has an essay from the two of them covering the notion that MMO’s give us a glance into a more efficient and enjoyable future for the learning process: Finding an […]