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October 14, 2013

This is how a Helsingin Sanomat journalist tried to save Nokia

In the evening as the parents were going to bed, the drowsy four-year-old appeared at their bedroom door with a question: “Can I take that magic telephone [iPhone] and put it under my pillow tonight?”

It was at that was the moment that the Nokia executive understood that his company was in trouble.

That is an absolutely powerful observation by the Nokia exec. Apple’s manifesto of delight, surprise, love and connection shine bright here.

Banksy sells original art works for $60 in New York

Many of the pieces, estimated to be worth up to £20,000 each, remained unsold at the end of the day.

What a genius stunt pulled off by a genius artist. I wish I was there, not to ever make a profit off them, but I always wanted an original Banksy painting. Please lurk in Toronto!

Ray Kurtzweil: When Man and Technology Merge

Despite being perceived as an extreme optimist, Kurzweil is the first to admit that this technology could very quickly bring an end to the world as we know it. Stuff like gray goo is a concern, but a biological terrorist attack could happen tomorrow that is based on the very same type of technology he touts as the harbingers of the unimaginable future. He believes we’ll exist in a permanent virtual/”real”-reality hybrid.

Kind of cool and kind of scary all at the same time.

Timelapse of Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles at Nuit Blanche

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles, a colossal assemblage of 3,144 bikes, took a crew of workers more than two weeks to put together in Nathan Phillips Square.

This was one of the featured projects at this years Nuit Blanche event in Toronto. Boy was it beautiful.