Yubari - övergiven stad →
Det är ofta väldigt svårt att föreställa sig hur ekonomisk nedgång kommer att se ut om man drabbas hårt. Detta är en tydlig beskrivning av ett händelseförlopp i en japansk stad…
BBC NEWS | Business | Davos 2009 | How companies... →
Social media is just emphasizing that Internet is not just a tool among others, it is a fundamental communication platform which defines a new organizing paradigm - a paradigm constituted by individuals and not organizations. Organizations will not change their fundamentals to be able to fit the new emerging world. Not over night, and possibly not ever. Running a company directly based on self...
Seed: 2009 Will Be a Year of Panic →
Bruce Sterling paints a terrifying picture of what is happening and what will come in 2009 and forward. This should be read before you read it’s sister article written by Bruce’s alter-ego Bruno Argento. (Well done Bruce!!!)
IBM Urges Communication Providers to Embrace... →
It is interesting to see how the traditional experts are analyzing social computing. Here is a link that I have seen referred today on several times about what IBM recommends. “The option of doing nothing is not a luxury many providers can afford, as a new ecosystem is emerging from these long-term shifts in communication patterns and trends that will require bold, significant changes by...
Inspiring Davos speech by Benjamin Zander →
At Zappos, we either think one year ahead or ten years ahead. We don’t...– The 26th Story: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Talks About Competition, Advance Planning, and How to be Successful During Hard Times
A User's Guide to 21st Century Economics - Umair... →
An interesting post about the current situation and it’s consequences with headlines like: Tomorrow will not be like yesterday 20th century business isn’t fit for 21st century economics Tomorrow’s market leaders have new DNA
2009 Horizon Report →
I haven’t read this but it seems like an interesting read if your are interested in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) the next 5 years. A bit to short time span for me though…
New Legislation Would Ban Silent Camera Phones,... →
A feeble respons to the soon completely ubiquitous image and or sound capturing devices. The bigger problem is that we probably need a completely new approach to how we relate to each other when we by technological means is recording everything all the time. It will be completely obvious to us how bad we as humans are at noticing or remembering things around us. Today it is socially unacceptable...
Boosting Your Brain for Fun and Profit →
The discussion about how we should relate to brain enhancing drugs seems to be starting… and it will not be an easy one.
Homeschooling FAQ →
Homeschooling is growing in popularity and considering that many other parts of the society is being disassembled in smaller and autonomous parts, could this be one serious candidate model for the school of the future? The control of the nation state could e g be enforced by digitally providing teaching material and maybe even centralized tests. Another issues is that we shouldn’t...
Google is Changing Your Brain– Eide Neurolearning Blog: Google is Changing Your Brain
IBM Reaping the Benefits of Exceptional Foresight →
Interesting that it is IBM who seems to be doing things right. And almost alone doing so…
Slaget om fildelning är bara början | Under... →
Bra att någon initierad försöker ta det lite större greppet och längre i en stor svensk tidning. Tekno-nördarna försöker ofta säga samma sak, men eftersom de inte har språket och kunskap i att jorda resonemanget blir det ofta slag i luften. Ett exempel som egentligen är tydligt, men missar målet är t ex tänk om Heimlich-manövern skulle vara upphovsrätts- eller patentskyddad? Vad Nicklas beskriver...
Top Kitchen Toy? The Cellphone - NYTimes.com →
Where the PC have failed for centuries, it seems like the cellphone succeeds… even in the kitchen!
Fire Paulson -- Hire US Air! →
When Saffo wrote this a couple of days ago I thought about it as witty and funny. The more I think about it I see the deep strategic choice of perspective that is the important choice in this situation: trying to keep the plane in the air at all costs or focusing to create the best possible landing that not just minimize damages but also creates the best possible situation for the future. This...
One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no...– 12 frogs – Defrag day two: an awful lot of us
How the city hurts your brain - Boston.com →
(via Infontology) Interesting about the emergence of the new city dwelling species who is native in cities. In my mind something that just underlines the critique against science as the dominant thinking model to understand our world. The assumptions and methods building up the scientific project comes from a situation where most of the things in the world wasn’t man made but natural. Today...
George Monbiot: If the state can't save us, we... →
An interesting but obvious analysis. It is of course the rigid dependence on national/vertical structures that stops most of the balancing mechanisms that might level the game. First we build a huge machine of non mechanical parts and create a huge amount of artificial dependencies. Then we (or at least top monetary authorities) tries to make this artificially complex system with artificial...
Reinventing Morality →
Will a more developed knowledge around different aspects of morality change anything? It will in any case explain a bit more about what it is to be human. This is a another area where science, in this case neurophysiology, evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, biology and philosophy are, will reinvent what it is to be human. But what impact might that knowledge have on us in the short or...
Blogging General Reaches Out to Troops, Blows Off... →
If many companies have problems with new communication technology which gives us all the power to communicate and distribute information an a global scale, what about strict hierarchical organizations like e g the military? Even if some argue that the strict regulations around what individual soldiers are allowed to communicate is necessary to protect lives, other embrace the new technology...
Parents See Gold Mine in School Rosters -... →
When the society is being digitalized - or we starts to live in “Digitalia” - some problems disappear and some new ones turn up. Any list of mailadresses or phone number is a potential source for illicit marketing or other kinds of abuse. Even old school rosters… This article points to the interesting problem of people collecting mail addresses from all these lists and use them...
reportonbusiness.com: Watch out, world: Americans... →
The essence of the gargantuan shift in the economy: tha Americans are spending less than they earn. If it is continuing a change with huge ramifications for the global economy…
Our world may be a giant hologram - space - 15... →
It is wonderful with theoretical physics! A giant hologram - I have always wondered why I sometimes feel like people are seeing right through me…
Ketchum in Damage Control Mode With FedEx Account... →
Posting personal opinions on e g Twitter or any other social software site may damage your economy! At least if you are a PR consultant… This is an example of the increasing transparency when a short post of an individual in wrong place may cause a catastrophe. Unfortunately this is an argument to limit the possibility to post anything just because you are an employee. Hopefully the...
Det glömda året - Riksdagen →
Här är det tal Horace Engdals tal höll under invigningen av märkesåret 1809, ett årtal som i min historiakunskap utgör, om ett svart, så åtminstone ett mörkgrått och dunkelt hålrum. En kunskap som det verkar som om jag delar med de allra flesta svenskar.
The Centralization AND Decentralization of Science →
Really interesting post which really add something to the discussion of the future of science. I am still thinking that in some areas this doesnt matter since in a global and increasingly socially constructed reality hard facts and truths is on it’s way to be degraded to short lived pieces of truthiness. -“That feels right in my stomach (and suits my purposes)!!”
The Future of Man--How Will Evolution Change... →
What are the evolutionary mechanisms which will affect us in the future? A short overview on the most popular subject when we feel change and crisis is all over us, where are we heading?
What Science Fiction Writers Have Learned About... →
Yes, predicting in its narrow sense is really difficult and by refraining from that science fiction writers write much more interesting and useful novels. At least since the last decades when a wider views are of best use. I must say I disagree with Larry Niven when he says that “Nobody invents anything unless there is at least the illusion of a profit.”. What recent history has...
Corporate IT Skills in an Open Source World →
To me it has been clear for decades that the model which is more modular and which allows a more rapid increase in abstraction through collaborative learning will win. Alright, it has taken some time but now is the time when the open and collaborative model has picked up volume and speed = a giant momentum!
Neuromarketing » Mindflex: Brain-controlled... →
First technology development - then toys - then serious applications! That is the path for more and more innovations. The reason? Researchers and developers don’t know anything about applications and must have help from the rest of the world - the practitioners as they call them - to understand what the innovations can be used for. Look at Brain Ball, which is most maybe the inspiration of...
Social Media Roadmaps →
An interesting report on trends,driving forces and directions of social media.
2008 Map of the Decade [SR-1142] | The Institute... →
Check out the IFTF 10 year forecast graphic.
Revealed: the environmental impact of Google... →
Hmmm… It is probably true but it is hard to know what it means and how we should relate to it.
Gmail kostar bara en tredjedel - Computer Sweden →
…och då kanske man blir av med de löjliga begränsningar som dataavdelningarna av hävd infört som t ex begränsade volymer mail i sina inkorgar, alldeles för liten tillåten storlek på attachment och annat trams! Det vore ju värt mycket även för produktiviteten!!
Future Technology Blog | Jump The Curve | Start Thinking About the Future Another video from 60 minutes that show the progress of fMRI. It goes really fast now and a legal meltdown is immanent… Now we are down to philosophy when it comes to both concepts like I, self, individual as responsibility as well as moral and ethical issues.
End Times - The Atlantic (January/February 2009) →
Maybe NY Times will be one of the traditional media giants that will disappear or at least radically be transformed during 2009??
Digital guru Clay Shirky's media forecast and... →
I agree totally that there will be a blood bath of traditional media, but since I have been proven wrong about the timing of both telecom and automotive industry, I doubt that 2009 will be the year of the crash. Some of these models may be more resistant than we think… On the other hand, all of them are dependant on ad-revenues, a market that could go through the floor this year Shirky might...
Why Don't Managers Think Deeply? — HBS Working... →
An interesting and important question with multitude of answers in both the article and the vast amount of comments.
Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain...– Change/Growth Quotes | Change/Growth Quotations | Change/Growth Sayings | Wisdom Quotes