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10 amazing crowdfunded projects that may shape our future

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10 amazing crowdfunded projects that may shape our future
The jetpack that science fiction promised us long ago might not be here just yet, but the medical tricorder from Star Trek, or the phone that doubles as a desktop might soon be. With crowdfunding you can make a lot of humanity’s most craved technological dreams a reality. Kickstarter was the beginning, but now more and more high-profile projects are announced on a different platform - Indiegogo.

After Ubuntu launched its Edge smartphone on it aiming to raise a whopping $32 million and we saw the success of the Scanadu Scout, an amazing gadget that works like a medical tricorder, it’s time to dive deeper in Indiegogo.

You’ve probably heard about Kickstarter, the biggest crowdfunding platform out there. Indiegogo is catching up quickly in popularity and it differs by being more versatile and not requiring an ‘all or nothing’ funding for projects where if a project does not meet its goal, it gets none of the money raised.

Indiegogo has less backers and less visibility, but that does not mean that it has less exciting projects. We have picked the 10 most exciting crowdfunding projects on Indiegogo that may shape our future. Take a look right below.

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:11 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Robot Dragonfly is good.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:32

2. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

1,2,6 and 8

i will buy those in a new york minute

two if i have enough money

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:51 1

3. Igneel (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

I like the Popslate project! Too bad it's only available for the iPhone :/

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:18

4. Zeus.k (unregistered)

Wow. All of 'em are amazing.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:50

5. LukeTT (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2013)


posted on 26 Jul 2013, 00:13

6. spirituselectus (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)

It seems like a good piece of hardware & software, what I don't understand is with all the investment and hard work they don't plan on getting into the phone market? That does not make sense to me, they're already selling phones on their website before the release date. Anyway, I'm sure once this phone becomes popular - other companies will step up their game to compete with it. It would be nice to have a mobile phone with desktop power, then again it would be a desktop. Meaning you would need to have a screen to project it wherever you desire a bigger view, whereas with a laptop you have everything in place. I applaud the innovation and the passion to advance, I would surely invest in this group project if I ever have the chance and funds. As for now, I hope I get my hands on such technology when it comes out.

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