Meredith Ansell

September 15, 2013
Elon Musk

The Fifth Mode Is Fast Approaching: Elon Musk Drops Open Source HyperLoop Designs

Elon Musk recently released the “alpha design” plans for this futuristic mass transit system, the Hyperloop. As FGN readers know, we have a soft spot for technologists engaged in solving real world problems with ideas that seem to stretch into the stratosphere of science fiction, but are actually rooted in […]
August 16, 2013
Jane Austen on British Currency

The Currency of Jane: Jane Austen’s Portrait to Grace the 10 Pound Note

British women have fared well in the public consciousness of their island nation. When the hundred greatest Britons were put to the popular vote by the BBC, a woman scored in the final three. That would be Princess Diana and, yes, she beat out Shakespeare (number 5). Margaret Thatcher is […]
July 10, 2013
Bitcoin

For the Winklevoss Brothers: In Bitcoin We Trust

The fortunes of Bitcoin just keep changing. If you’re into stock market volatility then Bitcoin provides the ultimate rush. That, as you can imagine, is not exactly how Bitcoin, the world’s first alternative digital currency, is marketing itself. But after the recent Bitcoin crash that saw a fifty percent devaluation, […]
June 23, 2013
Eric Schmidt on Online Reputation Management

The Future is Online Reputation Management

The Guardian is dominating the news cycle for good reason. They broke the NSA spying scandal currently consuming the mass attention span of the blogosphere. But not too long ago they reported on the emergence of online reputation management (ORM) as a growth field. A certain Eric Schmidt (yes, that […]