Technology is evolving rapidly, with 500 million people spending 700 billion minutes every month on Facebook. That's the equivalent of years, if not decades, of human effort and energy.
But Facebook is just one branch of this new interconnected global network of users. In fact, it's more than a network. It's a series of sparks shimmering around the globe as bold new ideas flicker to life in the minds of individuals that can nurture and amplify them through their embryonic stages.
With re-branding happening everyday, it's becoming impossible to tell retailers apart.
"Life is not a straight line," says Bolefloor's website. Cheesy, yes, but also true -- literally: trees don't naturally grow in ruler-straight lines, so why should the wooden floorboards that we hew out of them? Slashing all the natural curves, knots, and imperfections out of the wood means waste; Bolefloor uses custom software to scan the wood and take its natural forms into account when cutting the boards. Which means, in Bolefloor's words, "more floors per forest." Plus, they look amazing:
Some social networks still function better in the flesh, and so, on Saturday, Facebook played host to a massive "design charrette" that brought four busloads of architects, designers, and urban planners together for an all-day cram session devoted to re-imagining Menlo Park's Belle Haven community, soon-to-be home of the company's global headquarters.