Sunday Afternoon Reads: Old Cars and the Future of the Web

Sunday Afternoon Reads: Old Cars and the Future of the Web

Future of Web 3D PrintingThinking of going to see the Dead Sea Scrolls this afternoon. Until then, sucking up as much knowledge as possible this Sunday morning. Here are a few of this week’s articles that caught my eye:

An excellent article from Emergent Design explains that in the age of computers, knowledge is measured with a different ruler. The new value isn’t in knowing the things you can search on Google, but in sifting through vast amounts of knowledge and packaging it into small meaningful packages.

The average age of US cars has reached an all-time high of 10.8 years.

Every year Atlas Van Lines traces the origins and destinations of Interstate moves across the United States. The resulting graph is a snapshot of U.S migration patterns (as well as a wonderful example of branded content marketing).

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky says that the collaborative web that lets people come together to organize offline experiences is the future. Perhaps more interestingly, he also reports that his startup earns New Yorkers who rent out their apartments an average of $21,000 annually. Pretty amazing, considering there are currently more than 10,000 listings available in the city.

The Pirate Bay took the future of the web a step further when they released Physibles, the ability to download the designs for physical objects. Within 20 years, they say, you will be able to download and print your tennis shoes. It’s going to be interesting to see what this means for branding in the future.


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