Futures Perceived, 7

1. “The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance.” TED 2014. 19 minute video.
2. “Ohlala, an Uber-for-Escorts, launches in Berlin, plans global rollout.” Techcrunch. Article is SFW. By “empowering women” and “taking away some of the dangerous aspects,” technologies like this may be seen as working for women and against the trafficking elements, but the net effect may be to render prostitution more legitimate in the eyes of culture. If it’s an approved app, it must be legitimate and okay–right?