The New York Times has a great piece on making food more addictive. The big food manufactures Nabisco, Kraft, Lays all met with food scientist to discuss changing the way they produce foods. The CEO’s were aware of the health risks and the rising rates of Obesity in America. They had a chance to change their products, but didn’t. No CEO ever gets fired for increasing sales.
At TED this week MIT fellow Skylar Tibbits talked about the upcoming 4D printing revolution. These 3D printed objects have a fourth property: transformation that is programmed into the material itself. Think of a strip of material that is able to fold itself into a cube, or a pipe for plumbing with the ability to adjust on its own.
The consensus is that Facebook is dropping in popularity as teens are switching to other networks like Branch. More teens are just tired of Facebook and creating their own social networks like Tumblr. Even the Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross announced he’s leaving the network after he asked his son if the company was still popular. His son’s answer was a resounding ‘NO’ and his son’s friends shared the same sentiment. How long do you think it will be before Facebook buys Tumblr and Branch just like what they did with Instagram.
Mark Hurst says: “Google Glass is like one camera car for each of the thousands, possibly millions, of people who will wear the device – every single day, everywhere they go – on sidewalks, into restaurants, up elevators, around your office, into your home. From now on, starting today, anywhere you go within range of a Google Glass device, everything you do could be recorded and uploaded to Google’s cloud, and stored there for the rest of your life. You won’t know if you’re being recorded or not; and even if you do, you’ll have no way to stop it.”