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The top 12 tech trends of the next five years

The top 12 tech trends of the next five years | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Patrick Stafford for Smartcompany. I selected it because it has great news for entrepreneurs, who will be further enabled by upcoming technological advances which free them from many of their current time constraints.


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"Technology has completely changed the way entrepreneurs live and work over the course of SmartCompany’s five years – and the revolution won’t stop soon.


**So where is technology going next? SmartCompany has assembled a team of experts to gaze into the crystal ball and find out what technology will look like in 2017.


****Happily, according to Google Australia engineering director Alan Noble, the technology future is a bright one for entrepreneurs".


This is what caught my attention:


****“There has never been a better time to start a company because you can outsource everything that’s non-core: your ad marketing, your design, your eCommerce,” Noble says.


**What you’re left to do is focus on that core value proposition.


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Why canalising the collective intelligence turns us into leaders

Why canalising the collective intelligence turns us into leaders | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I found this fascinating article about collective intelligence on Howard Rhinegold's topics, right here in the scoopit community. He has several amazing pieces in his topic infotention, take a look around, this will expand your mind and usher you into the future......thank you Howard for continually bringing us quality content that makes us think!!


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"I have recently finished reading the book 'The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few' by James Surowiecki and I can strongly recommend it to anyone that is interested in how opinions are conformed, and why self-organisation might...


http://digitalministry.com/UK/articles/1460/Why%20canalizing%20the%20collective%20intelligence%20turns%20us%20into%20leaders%20/1


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Why the Future of Your Brand Will Be Crowdsourced

Why the Future of Your Brand Will Be Crowdsourced | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece is written by Simon Mainwaring on his blog, I selected it because I loved reading his book We First and he is truly an inspiration to me and many others. Today is his birthday and the world is definitely a better place because he's in it! Happy Birthday Simon!!


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In this article, Simon talks about the power of crowdsourcing through social media. and uses the example of how it has been demonstrated through the power of citizen activism during the economic collapse and bankruptcy in Iceland when 950 people were randomly selected to spend a day discussing a new constitution.


Their meetings were open to the public streamed live on its Facebook page. They also had a Twitter and Youtube account where they interacted with the public and created a constitution written by the people for the people.


Here's what caught my attention:


**What’s important to keep in mind when we think about the future is that social media enables all parties to have a platform. 


**We can use it as a tool to unify our voices as thoughtful, compassionate beings seeking to build a better world for all humankind.


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