If even half what Futurist Thomas Frey predicts happens then people need to prepare now and get their hussle up! I can honestly say that at the rate technology is moving I can see many of his predictions happening.

Futurist Thomas Frey who is one of the world’s most recognized trend spotters says that thanks to technology people will lose 2 billion jobs in the next 18 years. Thomas goes into detail on his blog, but in short the industries that will go away (with some new jobs created):

  • The power industry (micro grids)
  • Automobile transportation (going driverless)
  • Education (OpenCourseware replacing teachers)
  • Manufacturing (3D printers and bots taking over).

Korg Kaossilator 2

 |  January 27, 2012
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Korg introduced their new Kaossilator 2, a palm-sized synthesizer that is played via a Kaoss x/y touchpad.

The Kaossilator 2 combines PCM drums, modeling synthesis and two crossfade-able Loop Recorder banks. The Kaossilator 2′s Dual Loop Recording Banks can overdub your touchpad performances as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, you can create complex loops and then save them using the microSD data slot.

“Boasting a powered-up sound generator, kaossilator 2 delivers synth and drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres, plus dramatically expanded loop recording. kaossialtor 2 is packed with capabilities that can be enjoyed alone on or together with other people. Use two loops to create DJ-like mixes. Use the internal mic to record guitar, vocal, or other audio source — just as with a looper effect. The Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display provides superb visibility. Add to that a touch slider for ease of use, microSD card data saving, plus a built-in speaker and mic. All of these features reflect the enhancements incorporated into the sleek and exciting kaossialtor 2.”

 

Akai MPC Fly for iPad

 |  January 24, 2012
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The MPC Fly has all the capabilities that have made the MPC an industry standard: 16 backlit MPC pads into its built-in iPad 2 case, the MPC Fly is completed with an integrated iOS app that boasts an array of effects, a four-track mixer, sound library, sample editing and an EQ. The double-hinged design gives you the flexibility to produce tracks anywhere, while also acting as a protective case and giving you total access to your iPad 2 for normal uses.

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