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The Mother of All Disruptions

The Mother of All Disruptions | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
I like thinking about technological disruptions that take place over really long periods of time. This is because the older a technology being disrupted, the more profound the social impact.
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Interesting speculation about the future when individuals, organiztions and machines all have equal agency and the rules of who does what are upended. 

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Episode 352: The High-Tech Cow

Episode 352: The High-Tech Cow | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
A bucolic dairy farm, with all the inequality and volatility of the 21st-century economy.
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A perfect example of how even the most traditional practices is being transformed with technology, finance, business models etc.

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» Linda-the first robot-nurse for nursing homes Future technology

» Linda-the first robot-nurse for nursing homes Future technology | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
Future of technology,Innovation,The Future Now,future technology devices concept,future technology 2010,future technology predictions,the future of cell phones,hi-tech future gadgets.
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The advance of sensors, machine intelligence, materials and controls will drive the design side. Aging populations, service costs and a convenience society will drive the demand side. Robots are inevitable. Their use for good is up to us.

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Ken Braun: Autonomous-driving cars will soon radically alter our politics and culture

Ken Braun: Autonomous-driving cars will soon radically alter our politics and culture | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
The train station and other forms of mass transportation may become obsolete with the advent of the automated car.
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Nice example of a personal and a systems view of the future with autonomous vehicles.

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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s
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Nice article from Gartner showing various technologies mapped onto the classic roller-coaster curve. Helps anchor a lot of what we are hearing about in reality.

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Don’t You Dare Say "Disruptive"

Don’t You Dare Say "Disruptive" | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s the most pernicious cliché of our time.
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Disruption is a term that has unfortunately entered into the common vernacular of innovation. It is good to have disruptive technologies that can significantly improve the human condition. It is not good to disrupt peoples lives and cause anxiety and harm. 

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The New Innovation Battlegrounds Are City Hall And The State House | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

The New Innovation Battlegrounds Are City Hall And The State House | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it

Colorado is currently considering proposals to outlaw Uber and other services that enable passengers to book a car service from their smartphones. 


North Carolina State Senate voted unanimously to prohibit Tesla Motors, the innovative electric car company, from selling cars directly to consumers


a New York City judge issued a $2,400 fine to an East Village resident who used Airbnb, the fast-growing online marketplace for home sharing.

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Alarming events! This should concern all of us who think that innovation is the force that will enable all of us to thrive in the future. Let's talk to oour government(s) to make sure this rent seeking behavior doesn't continue.

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Innovate Innovation - Journal - Opportunity Flow: Volume and Throughput Matter for Innovation

For Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Partners, Investment Bankers and even Angel Investors, dea...
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A shameless plug for an article on my blog. Makes the case that the volume of opportunities identified matters to an innovative compoany just like the deal flow matters to a VC.

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Can You Innovate Too Much?

Can You Innovate Too Much? | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
Google has quietly reduced resources for innovation. Prudent move or short-sighted? Here, Inc. columnists offer advice on finding the right amount of experimentation for your business.
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No surprise. One big concept for an opportunity, discovered and shaped in an initial few months can (and should) turn into a large amount of resources required to bring it to fruition. You can't have too many breakthrough ideas. There is not enough people or time to take them all on.

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Innovation Opportunity: The Future is Co-Created - Innovation for Growth

Innovation Opportunity: The Future is Co-Created - Innovation for Growth | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the world's first home computers was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer. It was a disastrous product, but thinking about it can help us spread our own new ideas more quickly.
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Interesting to juxtapose with Atul Gwande's recent article on the topic of how ideas spread.

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The Social Innovator's Guide to Systems Thinking

The Social Innovator's Guide to Systems Thinking | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
The Social Innovator's Guide to Systems Thinking
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Systems thiinking is underutilized in innovation, not just for non-profits but for commercial enterprises as well. It isnot just a matter of awareness and training but also one of developing better tools to enable people to deal with increasingly complex systems.

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Rock, Scissors, Paper, Shoot: Robot Wins 100 Percent of the Time | Big Think TV | Big Think

Rock, Scissors, Paper, Shoot: Robot Wins 100 Percent of the Time | Big Think TV | Big Think | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
Instead of predicting what a human might do, this computer is incredibly fast at recognizing what a human is doing. 
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Imagine a robot watching your every move and 'seeing' what you are about to do. Is it protection or control?

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River Hull Footbridge turns pedestrians into passengers - Images

River Hull Footbridge turns pedestrians into passengers - Images | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
The River Hull Footbridge was completed in May of this year (Photo: Timothy Soar)
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An innovative alternative to drawbridges and other ways of managing people, rivers and boats in cities.

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Photo de Steve DiPaola dans Google+

Photo de Steve DiPaola dans Google+ | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
2: Colorful creative epoch ::
like creative people do, when focused work stopped advancing, a function trigger, allowed the process to go creativity wide (art over focus resemblance)
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It's not just knowledge workers who will be dealing with the encroachment of artificial intelligences. Creativity is also being automated! The bastion of creativity, which crtics of AI have always said machine intelligence will never breach, is being attacked.

 

DarwinsGaze, is a Creative Genetic Programing system based on creative cognition theories. It generated artwork that 10,000’s of viewers perceived as human-created art, during its successful run at peer-reviewed, solo shows at noted museums and art galleries.

 

The next generation, Evolver, provides designers with fast, unique creative options that expand beyond their habitual selections that can be inserted/extracted from the system process at any time for modular use at varying stages of the creative design process.

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CrowdMed

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CrowdMed harnesses the "wisdom of crowds" to help solve difficult medical cases online. We believe in the power of groups to gather information, make smart decisions, and ultimately help save lives. Solve or submit a case!
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Another sign of the disintermediation of Drs. and the redefinition of the term provider. 

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Bertrand Leconte's curator insight, June 19, 2014 12:05 PM

Nice way of work, I like it! If you have an unsolved medical case, submit it online on CrowdMed, it will help to solve difficult medical cases and share informations.

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Ontonix S.r.l.: How Complex is the World? We've Measured It.

Ontonix S.r.l.: How Complex is the World? We've Measured It. | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
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The ability to deal with complex systems is one of the key attributes of an innovator. Increasing complexity demands new methods and tools for the innovator.

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Innovate Innovation - Journal - The Rain and the Ocean: Content and Innovation in a Complex World

Innovate Innovation - Journal - The Rain and the Ocean:  Content and Innovation in a Complex World | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
In the complex world we live in today, content, the expressed thoughts of people, is ever-present ...
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A short article on dealing with the volumes of content that exist and turing it into something useful.

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The Cognitive Bias Keeping Us from Innovating

The Cognitive Bias Keeping Us from Innovating | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Functional fixedness is not the only cognitive bias that gets in the way of innovation (as Andy redily acknowledges) and Open Innovation is only one of several methods to overcome it.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. I was there in my role as a board member of the Institute for Data Driven Design (ID3), a research and educational nonprofit established to help...
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Article makes some good points but misses a key distinction. Companies do quite well with disruptive opportunities if the opportunities fit within their well established business models (e.g. electric cars, Boeing 787). Although they can make execution mistakes, there is no disruption to their normal course of business. It is when the normal business models are changed that disruption becomes problematic.

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Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread?

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
In the era of the iPhone, Facebook, and Twitter, we want frictionless, “turnkey” solutions to the major difficulties of the world. We prefer instructional videos to teachers, drones to troops, incentives to institutions.
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The difficulty of getting (some) good ideas to spread. Key takeaway, it's not just the idea (and the specific implementation) it's the system.

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Disrupting What We Think We Know About Disruptive Innovation

Disrupting What We Think We Know About Disruptive Innovation | Innovating Innovation | Scoop.it
Serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain discusses why the real disruptors are not who you'd expect.
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What is most valuable is to be able to move from the big picture to the details and back at will. Keeping the whole and the parts in mind at once.

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