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The Future of Bitcoin: An Interview with Tradehill CEO Jered Kenna

Despite its detractors, the digital currency Bitcoin has continued to grow in popularity. To get some inside perspective on Bitcoin, Radical Social Entrepreneurs spoke with ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Jered Kenna, CEO of the Tradehill Bitcoin exchange located in San Francisco. More »
Alan Moore

Review: Is the ‘post-industrial economy’ just radical social entrepreneurship?

Review: No Straight Lines: Making Sense of our Non-Linear World by Alan Moore, Bloodstone Books (UK) 2011 More »
Mars One

Mars or Bust. How might Mars One’s Reality-TV colony govern itself?

Bas Lansdorp is no stranger to big ideas. Prior to Mars One, he co-founded Dutch energy start-up Ampyx. But Lansdorp’s current goal of putting humans on Mars makes the jump from big ideas to gargantuan ones. More »
Footprint

The wisdom of Neil Armstrong

In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited. – Neil Armstrong More »
Schoolhouse

‘A classroom of thousands’: Disrupting entrepreneurial education with Massive Open Online Courses

Online education has grown up in the last decade. But recent movements toward “MOOCs” — classrooms of thousand — may hold online learning’s greatest disruptive potential yet. More »
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Open-source currencies on the rise in Greece

In the shadow of the Euro Crisis, the people of the Greek city of Volos are taking their monetary future into their own hands. More »
Elon Musk

SpaceX to make history early Saturday. Watch it live.

PayPal co-founder Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX is about to put May 19th, 2012 in the history books. If all goes as planned, early tomorrow morning SpaceX’s Dragon capsule will take off and begin its long ascent to the International Space Station. More »
flying yacht

A Millennial’s Dystopia: Want us to dream? Give us a sci-fi of social technology.

As a child, I read Heinlein and Asimov. I scribbled short stories in marble notebooks about time-machines and interstellar explorers. In short, I dreamed sci-fi dreams. More »
Medical Clinic Design

A start-up incubator to end humanity’s need for blood drives.

What if a doctor with a great idea could walk across the street and turn it into a start-up? In Aurora, Colorado, they can. More »
Dear Esther

Jonathan Blow’s existential video games.

Are video games a vehicle for philosophy? If renegade game developer Jonathan Blow has his way, the answer is emphatically yes. More »