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GE reveals vision of what our homes will be like 2025 | Impact Lab

GE reveals vision of what our homes will be like 2025 | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

GE rolls out their vision of the future.  

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Gartner: Top 10 future strategic IT predictions

Gartner: Top 10 future strategic IT predictions | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
From the impact of 3D printing to securing tons of data, Gartner lists the biggest IT challenges through 2020.

1.   By 2016, 3D printing of tissues and organs (what Gartner calls bioprinting) will cause a global debate about regulating the technology or banning it for both human and nonhuman use.

2.   By 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least $100 billion per year in intellectual property globally

3.   By 2017, over half of consumer goods manufacturers will achieve 75% of their consumer innovation and R&D capabilities from crowdsourced solutions

4.   By 2017, 80% of consumers will collect, track and barter their personal data for cost savings, convenience and customization. 

5.   By 2020, enterprises and governments will fail to protect 75% of sensitive data, and declassify and grant broad/public access to it

6.   By 2020, the labor reduction effect of digitization will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in mature economies

7.   By 2024, at least 10% of activities potentially injurious to human life will require mandatory use of a non-overidable "smart system.

8.    By 2020, most knowledge workers' career paths will be disrupted by smart machines in positive and negative ways

9.    By 2017, 10% of computers will be learning, rather than processing

10.   By 2020, consumer data collected from wearable devices will drive 5% of sales from the Global 1000

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It looks like a cuddly monkey, but this robot tackles depression and dementia

It looks like a cuddly monkey, but this robot tackles depression and dementia | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
From Singapore, the Huggler is a robot in the guise of a cuddly toy that entertains elderly people, as well as diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.
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You’ve probably never heard of New York’s most valuable startup—and it’s worth $1.2 billion

You’ve probably never heard of New York’s most valuable startup—and it’s worth $1.2 billion | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
For the digitally savvy, startups founded in New York's "Silicon Alley" such as Tumblr, Foursquare and Etsy have become household names. But ever heard of MongoDB?
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Top 10 stealth economic trends that are changing the world | Impact Lab

Top 10 stealth economic trends that are changing the world | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Cheap solar is a new trend changing the world. It’s hard to keep up with what's going on in the world these days. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the headlines, shifts are changing the U.S. economy and reshaping the global financial order. I the article are ten that have surprised. The first five

1) Old Trend: Expensive solar, surviving only on subsidies.
New Trend: Cheap solar, disrupting old industries.

2. Old Trend: The Latinization of America.
New Trend: The Asiafication of America.

3. Old Trend: The Chinese population bomb.
New Trend: The Chinese population bust.

4. Old Trend: Soaring U.S. CO2 emissions.
New Trend: Plummeting U.S. CO2 emissions.

5. Old Trend: College is becoming more and more important.
New Trend: College is no more important than before.

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FuturistSpeaker.com – 8 Backcasting Scenarios for Understanding the Future

FuturistSpeaker.com –  8 Backcasting Scenarios for Understanding the Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Backcasting is an often used forecasting technique that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify technologies, policies, and operational plans needed to build a path between the present and the future.

With backcasting, a successful outcome is imagined and the question is asked: “what do we need to do today to reach that vision of tfuture?” Examples

Scenario #1: Newspaper headline reads: “First hurricane ever controlled by humans

Scenario #2: Newspaper headline reads: “Doctor visits declined 20% over the past ye

 

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MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)

MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video) | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Modular robots have long been a reality, but they often require human intervention to assemble or aren't very clever. MIT's new M-Block robots don't need
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Evernote gets physical: Why a software maker's turning to tangible goods

Evernote gets physical: Why a software maker's turning to tangible goods | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
What the hell is Evernote doing selling backpacks and socks? That's a question asked by many yesterday, when Evernote revealed a plan to expand its business well beyond productivity software by opening up Evernote Market.
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Digital motion sickness will be the occupational disease of the 21st century

Digital motion sickness will be the occupational disease of the 21st century | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The better technology gets, the more likely it is to give you a headache or make you throw up.
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3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand

3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunks of organs.


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Kristy Schofield's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:31 PM

so strange!

Joshua Zemanek's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:07 PM

After reading this article, I thought that creating organs instead of taking them from donors would be so much more efficient in the world today. The only problem is that we are very far from doing so. However, we already have people creating the first steps to creating functioning artificial organs. This would very efficient and helpful for people with major health problems. The furthest they've made it was by building tiny chunks of organs, but that's still revolutionary. My connection to the U.S. is that with the number of accidents in our country, this could help with a ton of medical problems people experience.

Saghit Rethmeier's comment, October 4, 2013 9:29 AM
This is amazing, Its crazy that out techonology is advanced enough to be able to do this. Im interested to see how far it will be taken and what possibilitites there are in the future.
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Mapping a Green & Fair World

Mapping a Green & Fair World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Global Transition to a New Economy maps innovative projects that challenge business as usual and contribute to the systemic change to our economy that we urgently require. Together, these projects create a world that prioritizes human wellbeing, within environmental limits. 
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EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor » Looking at Europe’s Jobs Challenge: ‘A Way Out Does Exist!’

EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor » Looking at Europe’s Jobs Challenge: ‘A Way Out Does Exist!’ | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of an extremely delicate and fragile historical nexus. The crisis is worse than ever and is hitting above all those companies that are less-prepared and the weaker strata of society. Young people find themselves in ever-greater difficulty (one out of three in Italy and one out of two in Spain are out of work).  In Italy alone over the last five years the number of people employed under 35 years of age has decreased by 1.7 million.

A tremendous waste of resources and brain-power in an era in which these young people represent both the first digital and global generation! Today, technology offers opportunities that would have been unthinkable for previous generations.  But only those capable of adapting and understanding this change will be successful.

The unemploye

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We are in the midst of an extremely delicate and fragile historical nexus. The crisis is worse than ever and is hitting above all those companies that are less-prepared and the weaker strata of society. Young people find themselves in ever-greater difficulty (one out of three in Italy and one out of two in Spain are out of work).  In Italy alone over the last five years the number of people employed under 35 years of age has decreased by 1.7 million.

A tremendous waste of resources and brain-power in an era in which these young people represent both the first digital and global generation! Today, technology offers opportunities that would have been unthinkable for previous generations.  But only those capable of adapting and understanding this change will be successful.

The unemploye

- See more at: http://www.economonitor.com/blog/2013/09/looking-at-europes-jobs-challenge-a-way-out-does-exist/#sthash.pmqBHvXV.dpuf

A tremendous waste of resources and brainpower the unemployed in Europe (25 million), Are there solutions? Economic analysis, discussion and debate.

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The 2020 network: How our communications infrastructure will evolve

The 2020 network: How our communications infrastructure will evolve | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industries. In this essay, Ericsson’s Vish Nandlall describes the transformation of the mobile network.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:36 AM

Very interesting view of the future. Especially the ARPU Economy sounds very real. Trendwatchers and Futurist: you  must read this!

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We spend billions a year maintaining phone lines (almost) nobody depends on. Should we get rid of them?

We spend billions a year maintaining phone lines (almost) nobody depends on. Should we get rid of them? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
A back-of-the-envelope estimate by a Georgetown University researcher suggests that telecom companies may be spending as much as $13.5 billion a year maintaining their old phone networks.
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Gartner Says It's the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy

Gartner Says It's the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.6 percent increase from 2013.

This results in every budget being an IT budget; every company being a technology company; every business is becoming a digital leader; and every person is becoming a technology company. This is resulting in the beginning of an era: the Digital Industrial Economy.

 

“The Digital Industrial Economy will be built on the foundations of the Nexus of Forces (which includes a confluence and integration of cloud, social collaboration, mobile and information) and the Internet of Everything by combining the physical world and the virtual,” said Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research.

 

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Rise of the prosumer analyst: How mobile is driving a new brand of business analysis

Rise of the prosumer analyst: How mobile is driving a new brand of business analysis | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets have changed the way business analysis works. Analysts like Horace Dediu, Benedict Evans and Ben Thompson are leading the revolution.
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15 Types of Innovation

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innovation presentations - This collection of innovation presentations dives into a variety of different perspectives on innovation. Featuring speakers from various industrie...
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Middle class americans reach out to lawyers in India via internet for legal aid - The Economic Times

Middle class americans reach out to lawyers in India via internet for legal aid - The Economic Times | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Indian lawyers with online shops offering services for $7-20 an hour compared with $150-300 that their US counterparts charge.
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The 7 Biggest Trends In Google Web Search

The 7 Biggest Trends In Google Web Search | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Today I’m listing the 7 most important trends in web search that I think will soon spell disaster for businesses who rely on Google search to get traffic, leads, and customers. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do SEO.
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Atos Look out 2014

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Ascent Look Out aims to raise awareness of the emerging trends, business needs and technologies that will drive innovation
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50 New York City startups you need to know about

50 New York City startups you need to know about | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

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New York City is chock full of startups shaking up industries, creating new businesses and models, and helping to reinvigorate the economy. Major players like Gilt, Meetup, Tumblr, Foursquare, Fab, Shutterstock and Etsy have made the news headlines over the last few years but what about the startups gaining traction and worth your keen eye now and in the next year?

Here’s our list of 50 companies to watch (in no particular order), ranging in industry from news and content, to education, analytics, e-commerce, design, to food, hardware, and even to health. We’re excited about these companies unique products, fervor for building, awesome teams, and their visions for a different world.

 

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From Idea to Performance: Maximizing Opportunity in a New, Technology-Driven Industrial Revolution

From Idea to Performance: Maximizing Opportunity in a New, Technology-Driven Industrial Revolution | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, refers to machines, industrial equipment, work pieces and system components that will soon be capable of exchanging data in real-time. Experts believ...
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The great shift in search

The great shift in search | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Search is evolving to fit the needs of users who don’t just want a web site, but the actual answer to the question driving the search. To stay on top semantic search technologies are key.
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Google hopes to cure death with its new health startup Calico | Impact Lab

Google hopes to cure death with its new health startup Calico | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Google is planning to launch a new company with the absurdly ambitious objective of extending our lives. Calico is the name of the company and will be run
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