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5 ways ecommerce will change in 2016

5 ways ecommerce will change in 2016 | Emerging World | Scoop.it
From mobile wallets to new lending platforms, from buy buttons to one-touch payments, 2015 saw the world of digital commerce advance in innovation and increase in popularity. What does 2016 hold?
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Design Guru John Maeda Says Design Is Now a Key Battleground for Big Tech Companies | MIT Technology Review

Design Guru John Maeda Says Design Is Now a Key Battleground for Big Tech Companies | MIT Technology Review | Emerging World | Scoop.it
At leading tech companies, design is now much more than just figuring out how a new product will look, says influential author and designer John Maeda.
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Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem | Emerging World | Scoop.it
To prepare for digital disruption, companies need to consider which of four business models to adapt.
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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind: Michio Kaku: 9780385530828: Amazon.com: Books

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

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"For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. 
 
The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe. 
          
Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  

With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, The Future of the Mind is a scientific tour de force--an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.."

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▶ Dr. Marvin Minsky — Facing the Future - YouTube

Dr. Marvin Minsky — A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Media Lab

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William Davidow (1/18/11)

"Silicon Valley legend and best-selling author Bill Davidow '57 Th'58 speaks and answers questions about his acclaimed book, "Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet," in which he explains how the miraculous success of the Internet has also engendered a unique set of hazards and challenges for government, social institutions, business, and economies.."

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IT growth and global change: A conversation with Ray Kurzweil | McKinsey & Company

IT growth and global change: A conversation with Ray Kurzweil | McKinsey & Company | Emerging World | Scoop.it
The inventor, businessman, and author explains how the exponential growth of technologies will transform industries and pose new opportunities—and hurdles—for business and society. A McKinsey & Company article.
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3 Things Marketers Need To Know About Digital Media For 2014

3 Things Marketers Need To Know About Digital Media For 2014 | Emerging World | Scoop.it
The growing sophistication of digital media promises an opportunity for B2B marketers to innovate, as well as the need for us to learn and unlearn.
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How the Definition of E-Commerce Is Changing | MIT Technology Review

How the Definition of E-Commerce Is Changing | MIT Technology Review | Emerging World | Scoop.it
E-commerce is an idea whose time has come and gone. Here’s why.
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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

"As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have."

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Smartphone Users, Prepare for the Era of Cognizant Computing

Smartphone Users, Prepare for the Era of Cognizant Computing | Emerging World | Scoop.it
Gartner predicts that the first services to be performed automatically will generally help with menial tasks, or time-consuming and time-wasting ones.
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Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges | MIT Technology Review

Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities handle growing challenges.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 17, 2015 12:19 PM

Interesting read, worthwhile for the IoT designer in you:  Because of their density and often strained infrastructure, cities have an outsize impact on the environment, consuming two-thirds of the globe’s energy and contributing a large share of its greenhouse-gas emissions. Urban water systems are leaky. Pollution levels are often extreme.  Cities also contribute most of the world’s economic production. 30% of the world’s economy and most of its innovation are concentrated in just 100 cities. Can technology help manage rapid population expansion while also nurturing cities’ all-important role as an economic driver? That’s the big question at the heart of this Business Report from MIT.   Selling answers to that question has become a big business. IBM, Cisco, Hitachi, Siemens, and others have taken aim at this market, publicizing successful examples of cities that have used their technology to tackle the challenges of parking, traffic, transportation, weather, energy use, water management, and policing. Cities already spend a billion dollars a year on these systems, and that’s expected to grow to $12 billion a year or more in the next 10 years.  

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How Collaboration Advances Your Sustainability Efforts

How Collaboration Advances Your Sustainability Efforts | Emerging World | Scoop.it
An authors’ briefing and Q&A on the findings from MIT Sloan Management Review's Winter 2015 global sustainability study.
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Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index

Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index | Emerging World | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity
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How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future

How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future | Emerging World | Scoop.it
The literary genre isn’t meant to predict the future, but implausible ideas that fire inventors’ imaginations often, amazingly, come true
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Kondratiev wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kondratiev wave

In economics, Kondratiev waves (also called supercycles , great surges, long waves, K-waves or the long economic cycle) are supposedly cycle-like phenomena in the modern world economy. Averaging fifty and ranging from approximately forty to sixty years, the cycles consist of alternating periods between high sectoral growth and periods of relatively slow growth.

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▶ Dr. Marvin Minsky — Immortal minds are a matter of time - YouTube

Dr. Marvin Minsky — A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Media Lab

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A SMARTER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Frost & Sullivan White Paper

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IBM’s Watson will soon do much more than beat people in Jeopardy

IBM’s Watson will soon do much more than beat people in Jeopardy | Emerging World | Scoop.it
The days of IBM's Watson supercomputer being satisfied with being a Jeopardy champion are over.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Like IBM’s Watson Do Investigative Journalism?

Can Artificial Intelligence Like IBM’s Watson Do Investigative Journalism? | Emerging World | Scoop.it
Winning Jeopardy was just a proof of concept. Now IBMs artificial brain has moved onto conquering health care--and next journalism.
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Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams: 9781591843566: Amazon.com: Books

Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World

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In their 2007 bestseller, Wikinomics Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace. Now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the principles of wikinomics have become more powerful than ever.

Many of the institutions that have served us well for decades or centuries seem stuck in the past and unable to move forward. And yet, in every corner of the globe, a powerful new model of economic and social innovation is sweeping across all sectors-one where people with drive, passion, and expertise take advantage of new Web-based tools to get more involved in making the world more prosperous, just, and sustainable.

Tapscott and Williams show that in over a dozen fields-from finance to health care, science to education, the media to the environment-we have reached a historic turning point: cling to the old industrial-era paradigms or use collaborative innovation to revolutionize not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern, and care for one another. You'll meet innovators such as:

* An Iraq veteran whose start-up car company is "staffed" by over 4,500 competing designers and supplied by microfactories around the world
* A microlending community where 570,000 individuals help fund new ventures-from Angola to Vietnam
* An online community for people with life-altering diseases that also serves as a large-scale research project
* An astronomer who is mapping the universe with the help of 250,000 citizen scientists

Tapscott and Williams once again use original research to provide vivid new examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of wikinomics to change the world.
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Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world | Video on TED.com

The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent.
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