We are a media company that acts like a tech company, thinking qualitatively, quantitatively speaking. Are aim is to provide out-of-the box solutions to many of our learning, publishing, and tech-literacy problems. In other words, we are Batman's utility belt, wearing Robert Landon's watch, adorned with the fedora of Indiana Jones, wrapped around a giant, cartoon egg! We love history because it covers all topics, subjects, people, and the choices they made to provide the human legacy before us now. We also have a deep romance for innovation, like Tony Stark has for himself, so we make it a point to change things up around here frequently, telling stories and chatting about so many different diminishing returns. We believe in invention over gossip, improvement over jealousy, and learning over education. Risk is a great movement to be a part of. Join, and die.
Future Book is a book, written on the web, for the web. In the echo of Gutenberg, Cromwell, Elizabeth Glover, John Comenius, Franklin, Blake, Dickens, and Turing we bring you Future Book: part illuminated manuscript, e-book, blog, infographic, and mad scientist experiment. A veritable singularity of implosion! What you can expect from our FutureBook Tech:
The Nested Book Technology offers a unique take on the immersion process, by assisting in pairing unknown collaborative authorship. When ever you come across this beacon, it represents that relational content is available on a seemingly at-a-glance topic, subject, event, or person. These NBT's can be represented by in-house summary modules about a particular work, interesting meta-data about the work, or entire works by other authors altogether. This function offers for a unique experience to engage with further information about a subject without breaking your flow here at the site or your time stamp that you've dedicated with our works, as well as discover new authors you might have not have uncovered somewhere else. More options in less time always makes for an agreeable panda here!
Data should be useful, but why can't it also be beautiful? Our Meta State Icon signifies content that has been touched with this philosophy. Whether they are single buildings or entire metropolitan landscapes, every work is a structure is palace to walk into and discover.
Follow these markers to infographics and visual architecture designed to provide a new and disruptive user-experience. Books are cities of dreams, made real.
The Augmented Reality icon designates one of the top-tier immersion technologies as of late. When you come across this icon, you will be able to scan the graphic with your mobile device, paired with the free LAYAR app. If you are already on mobile while experiencing Future book, this offers a great collaborative effort with friends and family to explore the world together with second-screen technology.
This will allow the user to exploit further content that is specific to deployed exercises such as treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, and everything an exploring gamer archetype could want!
The Cede icon when found means simply that this particular content has seen considerable growth over the previous weeks (15% or >).
Even though FutureBook's DNA is inherently about scale, specific topics, subjects, or events might see considerable focus and growth which will be governed by the Icorn iconography, if you will; (we didn't get the Cupertino peeps' permission for that one, but we'll take our chances). Growth shows maturity, wisdom, the ability to give up control of things, or sometimes it just shows wrinkles and dusty wizard hats.
WHAT FUTURE BOOK OFFERS, IS ESSENTIALLY A LIVING, BREATHING DOCUMENT.
My earliest memory, fully lucid and alive, was when my father in the mid 80's brought home a VCR; this is where I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark for the first time. From the moment I saw professor Henry Jones swap out that bag of sand in exchange for a golden piece of antiquity, I have always known, instinctively, that too is what I wanted to do; what I was meant to do. Adventure, fortune, glory, defeating the bad guys, and uncovering the great arks of history. It was in my bones!
Time went by, choices went by, choices were made, listening to too many wrong voices were decided (including my own). I was taking information at face value as to who I should be, citations were needed, but really, they could not be found, because I was looking to the wrong commentary, the wrong sources. These were all foolish choices to ignore, bury, and forget out that first joy.
Up until recently, I have always been running away from that joy. It would return in waves from time to time, but I never knew how to surf; how to handle the waves of that joy, that calling, that thing that defies modern convention, suggesting "do what it is you are meant to do".
For all the ways I thought directly about adventure, fortune, glory, and whatnot, I knew certainly later in life what it is that really moved me to pursue swapping out sand for gold: to redeem history that has been lost, ignored, turned into a soundbite, buried, and forgotten.
To seek out the golden statues, locked away in dark caves and buildings, resetting our understandings of the past, so that we may yet find new adventure for the future. In a world of ever-increasing computing, robotics, and awkward techno-evolution, we need more than ever the human algorithm.
We are not here to find truth, but to pursue facts. If any truth comes along the way, it is accidental and quiet; we are but servants to it. Adventure should be the lifeblood of curiosity. Learning should be a quest of fortune. History is an ark, crossing all our adventures; nothing is an island upon itself.
Our quest to redeem history begins.