Are Machines Taking Over The Space?

By Faye Flam People concerned about robots taking away jobs might want to consider where it’s already happened. Machines with varying levels of intelligence have quietly taken over the most glamorous, coveted and admirable job in the world — space exploration. It’s not that people can’t still be astronauts — it’s just there aren’t nearly enough jobs for all the […]

The Real Story of Who Invented Emoji

(Hint: They’re Ancient)   By: John Brownlee In 1969, the New York Times asked Vladimir Nabokov, the famous Russian-American author of Lolita and Pale Fire, how he would rank himself amongst all living and dead literary greats, He slyly responded: “I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile — some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would […]

4 Strategies for Successfully Bootstrapping Your Startup

  Although many startup founders dream of securing massive investments from VCs or Angel investors that catapult their companies to endless growth, the reality is that most startups never receive any sort of significant outside investment. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to build a hugely successful company by funding it entirely through the use of your own […]

MUST READ: How Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Hook Users

  Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Try “Facebook addict” or “Twitter addict” or even “Pinterest addict,” and you’ll soon get a slew of results from hooked users and observers deriding the narcotic-like properties of these […]

How valuable will humans be in the workplaces of the future?

Work is not what it used to be. The very concept of work has evolved considerably over the centuries, as newer technologies have become integrated into how we function individually as well as a society. In engineering, work is defined as the product of force and distance. Early machines amplified force and turbocharged human productivity, […]