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“Memory techniques are a technology of the imagination” Ed Cooke of Memrise on changing learning

“Memory techniques are a technology of the imagination” Ed Cooke of Memrise on changing learning | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

One of the speakers at the wired 2012 vonference, Ed Cooke, runs an interesting new business that could help with recalling almost anything that might be useful in the future, whether that is technology or something completely different.

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Theatre's last taboo: artists must adapt to low pay during cuts

Theatre's last taboo: artists must adapt to low pay during cuts | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
While we must campaign for stronger public funding of the arts, theatre artists need to accept there will be low wages – and not be ashamed of taking on other work to fund their creativity
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A World Without Work

A World Without Work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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The Next Wave | Edge.org

The Next Wave | Edge.org | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

This can't be the end of human evolution. We have to go someplace else.                                 

It's quite remarkable. It's moved people off of personal computers. Microsoft's business, while it's a huge monopoly, has stopped growing. There was this platform change. I'm fascinated to see what the next platform is going to be. It's totally up in the air, and I think that some form of augmented reality is possible and real. Is it going to be a science-fiction utopia or a science-fiction nightmare? It's going to be a little bit of both.                              

JOHN MARKOFF is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers science and technology for The New York Times. His most recent book is the forthcoming Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. 

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Weekday morning dance parties are now a thing

Weekday morning dance parties are now a thing | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
I went to a dance party at 7 a.m. Why go to a dance party at 7 a.m.? Because it's fun and energizing and you don't feel hungover at work.
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Does technology spell the end of work as we know it?

Does technology spell the end of work as we know it? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Technology is in the process of completely transforming the global labour market, writes Jean Pisani-Ferry.
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Forget Bitcoin -- What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care?

Forget Bitcoin -- What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
It allows total strangers to hold and exchange digital money in a completely transparent way -- without having to trust each other or any central authority.
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Wie wint de miljardenmarkt voor doctors on demand? - SmartHealth

Wie wint de miljardenmarkt voor doctors on demand? - SmartHealth | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Wat hebben Lionel Ritchie, Richard Branson en Dr. Phil met elkaar gemeen? Ze investeren all drie in bedrijven die doktersconsulten via apps aanbieden.
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The sharing economy prosumer

The sharing economy prosumer | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Collaborative consumption platforms such as Airbnb have revolutionized travel from the perspective of the consumer, transforming vast amounts of private residential space into bookable accommodations. But as more people let out their rooms on Airbnb and similar platforms, a new hybrid of producer and consumer is emerging. Startups are rushing to cater not just to the needs of guests, but also to hosts. Flatbook, City CoPilot, KeySafe.

 

 

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Your Guide to the Rapidly Changing Future of Work

Your Guide to the Rapidly Changing Future of Work | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Do you know someone who has changed jobs in the past five years? Perhaps more than once? Staying on a single career track with one company may have been considered normal 50 years ago, but not today. According to a report in early 2014 by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.6.

Advances in technology, globalization, increases in automation and the spread of digital interconnectivity have fundamentally changed work for both the employer and employee. Harvard Business Review describes the impact of this quickly evolving landscape as having "demolished the traditional employer-employee compact and its accompanying career escalator." How then can professionals and employers alike thrive in the future workplace where change is the constant? What will keep employees engaged and allow employers to retain their top talent?

David Jones, a principal at the Microsoft Envisioning Center, has had a front row seat to the rapid evolution of work, while playing a lead in advancing it forward. "To understand the changes happening in today's work environment, you really need to start with the Industrial Revolution. During that period we broke work into very little pieces, and employment was based on being able to perform a single task with maximum efficiency," Jones shared. "Now, with digitization and automation, those repetitive jobs -- and the accompanying mindset -- are becoming obsolete."

 


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Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs

Robots Seem to Be Improving Productivity, Not Costing Jobs | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A first look at the economic data. 

Nearly 30 years ago, in 1987, the Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow surveyed the impact of IT on the economy and concluded that “you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

Solow’s quip crystallized a frustrating disconnect in the 1980s. Why did an observed technology boom coincide with a prolonged slump in the productivity data? Companies were using computers, but they didn’t seem to be getting any more productive.

Strangely, it took another seven years for U.S. productivity growth to surge. At last, the computers Solow and everyone else saw around them had become visible in the statistics. It just took a while.

Well, here we go again. Now robots are everywhere — but they are also an object of confusion.

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Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? | MIT Technology Review

Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? | MIT Technology Review | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
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Cisco’s CEO: 40 percent of companies are dying | Impact Lab

Cisco’s CEO: 40 percent of companies are dying | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Beginning Monday in San Diego, Cisco Live, Cisco's giant customer conference, was the last time outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a k
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Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog #5 #TVW15 - ZiPconomy

Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog #5 #TVW15 - ZiPconomy | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Toekomst van Werk volgens Lynda Gratton: Zeven trends en drie thema’s. Liveblog seminar ZiPconomy e.a. 

Gratton ziet een zeven tal trends die de manier waarop we werken, en dus de manier waarop werk organiseren fundamenteel verandert.

People are more connected: Het aantal mensen dat toegang heeft tot internet neemt nog steeds fors toe; in 2025 zullen 5 miljard mensen ‘connected’ zijn via internet.Work becomes more complex: Veel is en wordt overgenomen door computers, waardoor veel standaard werk verdwijnt. En denk aan de ‘Moravec’s paradox’: ingewikkeld denkwerk (analyses) is veel gemakkelijker te automatiseren dan menselijke handelingen die fijne motoriek vergen. Dat geeft te denken welke werk dus gaat verdwijnen.Markets are rebalancing: Kort gezegd de verschuiving een deel van de economische macht van de VS richting China.Talent clusters: De Sillicon valley’s (in die zin is de wereld helemaal niet flat zoals Freidman .Longer working lives. Het feit dat we 100 worden, betekent eigenlijk dat we tot ons 85ste moeten werken om pensioen betaalbaar blijft. Een werkelijk die weinig mensen onder ogen wil zien.Climate changePoverty and inequality

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How Uber And The On-Demand Economy Are Changing The Way We Live

How Uber And The On-Demand Economy Are Changing The Way We Live | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Now that the Uberization of everything is breaking into mainstream politics, it's time to talk about what on-demand apps such as Uber or Pager will mean for transport, health care or other aspects of modern
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The best futurists ever: how Buckminster Fuller anticipated today's challenges over 50 years ago -

The best futurists ever: how Buckminster Fuller anticipated today's challenges over 50 years ago - | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

By Ross Dawson When I’m asked who my favorite futurists are, usually the first person who springs to mind is Buckminster Fuller. He was an extraordinary inventor, a true visionary who had a massive impact on how we think, and was way ahead of his time. You can discover more about his work from the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Today I was looking again at some of his work, and was struck at how prescient his thinking was. Five decades ago he was talking about many of the issues that are today dominant in our considerations of the future. He brought deep and powerful insights that are exceptionally relevant to us today, not least to the future of work. His work remains powerful and useful.

I have taken a selection of quotes from his work (from WikiQuotes) below that are still highly relevant today. Let us learn from his wisdom.

 

 

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Food powder made from expired produce may help end world hunger

Food powder made from expired produce may help end world hunger | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
FoPo Food Powder wants to fight food waste by repurposing expired produce into edible powder.
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Why AI could destroy more jobs than it creates, and how to save them - Feature - TechRepublic

Why AI could destroy more jobs than it creates, and how to save them - Feature - TechRepublic | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Automation may be destroying jobs faster than it's creating new ones, but all hope isn't lost. TechRepublic spoke to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson on changing the course of the future.
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10 C-Suite Jobs Of The Future

10 C-Suite Jobs Of The Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Step aside, chief innovation officers, and make way for chief automation officers and chief freelance relationship officers.
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Robot neemt IT-werkzaamheden over in 2030

Robot neemt IT-werkzaamheden over in 2030 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

29 juni 2015 - Ruim de helft van de Nederlandse it’ers verwacht dat 80 procent van de huidige werkzaamheden over vijftien jaar is overgenomen door zelflerende en zelfdenkende virtuele robots.

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The 10 Most Exciting Technologies Shaping The Far Future Of Medicine! - The Medical Futurist - YouTube

1) Cognitive computers
2) Virtual and augmented reality
3) Scanners
4) Wearables and beyond
5) 3D printnig
6) Genomics
7) Nanotechnology
8) Telemedicine
9) Surgical robots
10) Neuroprosthetics
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Why automation means we need a new economic model

Why automation means we need a new economic model | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A future of unlimited production by few, for consumption by whoever can afford it, is a recipe for economic and social collapse, Robert Reich writes.

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By Robert Reich. Redistribution of wealth. An Unconditional BasicIncome would work.

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Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations

Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee: AI will not be running a robot with a body, it will run corporations, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, says "to be part of the business world, you need to put data out there" as he envisages a future where artificial intelligence drives the decisions in major corporations. | Marketing Magazine
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Werken aan de robotsamenleving: Rathenau Instituut

Werken aan de robotsamenleving: Rathenau Instituut | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Visies en inzichten uit de wetenschap over de relatie technologie en werkgelegenheid.

Steeds vaker komen we in aanraking met robots en verregaande automatisering. Denk aan robotstofzuigers, zelfscankassa’s of online tools waarmee je zelf juridische contracten kunt opstellen. De discussie over wat deze automatisering gaat betekenen voor toekomstige werkgelegenheid is inmiddels losgebarsten in de media, de wetenschap en de politiek. De een ziet kansen met nieuwe mogelijkheden voor meer comfort, gezondheid en economische groei. De ander maakt zich zorgen over de vraag of ‘slimme technologie’ banen gaat vervangen.

Over die laatste vraag gaat dit rapport. Wat betekent de inzet van slimme technologie voor de werkgelegenheid?

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‘De crisis is een bewuste strategie voor sociale afbraak’

‘De crisis is een bewuste strategie voor sociale afbraak’ | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
De wereld verkeert vandaag in een diepe crisis. Tegelijk wil men ons doen geloven dat het neoliberale groeimodel het enig mogelijke is.  De Portugese socioloog Boaventura de Sousa Santos doorprikt die mythe en maakt er zijn missie van om een kennisleer van alternatieven uit te bouwen. Hoog tijd dat de universiteiten ramen en deuren openen om alternatieve kennis binnen te laten, aldus de Sousa.
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The end of the big banks is coming | Impact Lab

The end of the big banks is coming | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In the near future, banks will no longer be on street corners or housed in high-rise towers, they will be in our pockets or on our wrists. Mobile ba
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