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10 Industries 3D Printing Will Disrupt Or Decimate

Lyndsey Gilpin | TechRepublic | February 12, 2014

As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.  For better or worse, the 3D printing industry is poised to transform nearly every sector of our lives and jumpstart the next industrial revolution.

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A More Efficient, 'Open' Manufacturing Economy

Marcin Jakubowski | Huffington Post | November 23, 2012

Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) -- an open source, collaborative project. The GVCS is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. Our tools are designed to be simple, modular and last a lifetime.  Read More »

America's Young Workers: Destined For Failure?

Thomas A. Kochan | Fortune | April 7, 2014

They face a very different economy than their parents' generation, so simply working hard and getting a good education is no longer enough.

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Focused Only On The US? Here’s What You’re Missing

Russ Koesterich | BlackRock | August 12, 2013

Many investors remain fixated on what’s happening in the United States -- and particularly on what the Federal Reserve will do -- but Russ explains why they shouldn’t lose sight of what’s happening abroad. Read More »

Halamka Says "We Must Think and Act as One Planet"

Over the past few days, several journalists have asked me to comment about travel bans, immigration policy changes, and trends in isolationism. My opinions are my own and do not reflect any official position from my employer or my academic affiliation. Information Technology is global. We hire the best talent regardless of nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or race/ethnicity. Having worked in 75+ countries in my adult life, I can say that innovation crosses all boundaries and cultures. It’s just as likely that next big breakthrough will come from EMEA as it is from APAC. I cannot imagine restricting the flow of collaboration among academics and technology professionals from any country...

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Tech Giants Back Initiative For Funding Crucial Open Source Projects

Zeljka Zorz | Help Net Security | April 24, 2014

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced the Core Infrastructure Initiative, a multi-million dollar project aimed to fund open source projects critical for the global information infrastructure, and a dozen of big tech companies have joined it and will be providing the funds.  Since the discovery of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug some two weeks ago, the one positive thing brought forth by it is a better understanding of the limitations of open source software development.

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The Sun Is Setting On Dollar Supremacy, And With It, American Power

Jeremy Warner | The Telegraph | October 14, 2013

A serious alternative to the dollar is still a long way off, but the latest shenanigans on Capitol Hill have given the search for them renewed momentum Read More »