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How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa

Presentation by Rudy De Waele from Mobile Innovations event in Toronto in May 2013.

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Recommended TED Talk about how mobile is changing the African continent: http://www.ted.com/talks/juliana_rotich_meet_brck_internet_access_built_for_africa.html

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About Megatrends

About Megatrends | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Megatrends are our knowledge about the probable future.

 

Megatrends are the forces social, economic, political, environmental or technological change that define our present and future worlds.

 

The purpose of this site - Megatrends - is to highlight some of my favorite articles, videos, graphics and audio about megatrends influencing the future of business. 


My personal aim is to provide you with stories you can learn and grow from. The kind of stories that provokes personal reflection and constructive action. 

 

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The Digitization Megatrend

The Digitization Megatrend | Megatrends | Scoop.it

By the year 2020, an entire generation, Generation C (for “connected”), will have grown up in a primarily digital world. Computers, the Internet, mobile phones, texting, social networking - all are second nature to members of this group. And their familiarity with technology, reliance on mobile communications, and desire to remain in contact with large networks of family members, friends, and business contacts will transform how we work and how we consume.


The phenomenon of digitization is reaching an inflection point. The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of our lives because three forces are powerfully reinforcing one another:


  • Consumer Pull: Consumers, and particularly Generation C, are already fully adapted to the digital environment. They naturally expect to be always connected, are willing to share personal data, and are more likely to trust referrals from their closest friends than well-known brands.
  • Technology Push: Digital technology continues to expand its influence. The infrastructure backbone of the digital world is bringing affordable broadband to billions of consumers. In parallel, low-cost connected devices are being deployed in every industry, and cloud computing, and the vast information-processing machinery it requires, is developing quickly.
  • Economic Benefits: The economic benefits to be captured through digitization are real. A wave of capital has poured into the new digitization technologies and companies, and the public markets reward early movers with unprecedented valuations


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Are Our Modern Lives Too Automated?

Are Our Modern Lives Too Automated? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Are our modern lives too automated? So much of modern life involves us standing absolutely still, like lobotomised privates on parade, while technology goes to work. 


In our ever-increasingly electrified, automated world, Stuart Jeffries cries out for a more simplified existence.



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Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:35 AM

Its deep thinking and lot of true in it. Technology has taking a lot in ow her homes and social live. Maby is it smart to stop to trust that electricity is always there. And thinking watch if......

Ivo Kleber's curator insight, April 11, 12:06 PM

Are our modern lives too automated? So much of modern life involves us standing absolutely still, like lobotomised privates on parade, while technology goes to work. 


In our ever-increasingly electrified, automated world, Stuart Jeffries cries out for a more simplified existence.

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Unlocking the Internet of Things

Unlocking the Internet of Things | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Storms of new data are growing bigger by the day, flowing in from social media, new internal corporate processes, retail and market transactions, electronic sensors and other machines. Especially machines.


The masses of new data follow technology innovation and by 2020 industry analysts predict there will be up to 30 billion devices connected to the Internet with unique IP addresses. This compares with 2009, when were a ‘mere’ 2.5 billion connected devices.


But what are we meant to do with the Things of the Internet? The amounts of data being created are so large that they are measured in quintillions of bytes – 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created every day.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 1:17 PM

An article using Dr. Seuss as a reference is worthy of a read.

Jeff's curator insight, March 31, 10:32 AM

Your company needs a mobile application from wwwiAffiliatesApps.com 

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The Future of Social Networks

Thomas Power delivers a talk on The Future of Social Networks.

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Future Value Framework

Futurist Daniel Egger has developed The Future Value Framework. It's a great tool to work with innovation, futures thinking and strategy.


Daniel uploaded a beta version on Slideshare last week.


You should check it out…also consider following Daniel on Twitter here: @Daniel_Egger

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Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption

Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report launched at SXSW14.  The report studies the ever-evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government, and society.


This presentation focuses on 10 topics that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months. 


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Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 12, 3:53 AM

Innovación disruptiva: tendencias 2014

Alain Turpault's curator insight, March 12, 5:36 AM

Very interesting food for thought! I particularly like the ideas of the CIO acting as a Venture Capitalist, the crowdsourcing, the technical debt reversal, the in-memory revolution and realtime DevOps.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, March 31, 5:12 PM

añada su visión ...

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The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain. 


“We have, learned more about the brain in the last 15 years than in all of human history. And what comes next may be even more amazing," writes Kaku. 

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Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 8:38 AM

I love the work of Michio kaku.

Superhumans may not be far away. 

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Why Rational People Can’t Succeed as Economic Forecasters

Why Rational People Can’t Succeed as Economic Forecasters | Megatrends | Scoop.it

We’re all used to economic forecasts. We’re also used to them being wrong. But there was a time when forecasts were new and exciting, and people were genuinely surprised when they didn’t pan out.


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Millennial Survey 2014

Millennial Survey 2014 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Deloitte’s third annual Millennial Survey explored what Generation Y wants from Business, Government, and the future workplace.


The results revealed that Generation Y wants to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society.


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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, February 17, 6:08 AM

Are you surprised? We truly are at a turning point in terms of leadership...

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3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products.

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The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.

The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The post-recession reality is that the customer base for businesses that appeal to the middle class is shrinking as the top tier pulls even further away.


Big stores and restaurants are chasing richer customers with a wider offering of high-end goods and services, or focusing on rock-bottom prices to attract the expanding ranks of penny-pinching consumers.


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WorldWideExperience's curator insight, February 5, 11:05 AM

The only way is up I guess.

 

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How self-driving cars might change our cities

How self-driving cars might change our cities | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The New Yorker's tech issue includes a fascinating article by Burkhard Bilger that asks "has the self-driving car at last arrived?"


It is mostly about car technology that nerds will love, but the really interesting thing about the autonomous car is what it will do to our cities.

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5 shifts that will shape the future of IT

5 shifts that will shape the future of IT | Megatrends | Scoop.it

What’s the role of IT in business?


How can the entire business consume and manage IT in a safe and compliant way while still meeting the needs of today’s empower customers?


To answer this question we need insight into who will make the decisions on what IT will be used where and how it will be knitted together. We need some understanding of the drivers behind the current transition in how we consume IT in business.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:
  • Driver 1: Enterprise IT is no longer an infrastructure problem, it’s not an asset we own
  • Driver 2: Consumer trends drive enterprise IT, rather than enterprise IT driving consumer trends
  • Driver 3: The old core IT skills are not as valuable as they used to be
  • Driver 4: How we define the value of IT has expanded (it’s a lot more than ROI now)
  • Driver 5: External obligations – such as financial reporting, anti money-laundering and counter terrorism financing – will trigger the transition to new operating models
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All You Need To Know About Business In China

All You Need To Know About Business In China | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Six big trends are shaping China's future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book. 


Six trends shape most of the country’s industries and drive much of China’s impact on the Western world. They are like tectonic plates moving underneath the surface. If you can understand them, the chaotic flurry of activity on the surface becomes a lot more understandable — and even predictable. 

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The Best Way To Predict the Future

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University, discusses the best way to predict the future, and shares his personal philosophies on innovation and the commercial space industry.


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, April 3, 3:59 PM

Peter Diamandis explore les différentes façons de prévoir le futur...

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.


Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.

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Ray Fowler's curator insight, April 1, 6:14 AM

Reading through this for the second time I realised that so many of these were closer that we realise. The role of Supply Chain Optimiser I think is already upon us. But I want to be a Clone Rancher.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 7:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | Megatrends | Scoop.it

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you'll need to navigate our future.


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How Data Will Transform Business

How Data Will Transform Business | Megatrends | Scoop.it

What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy - and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid.

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Darilyn Evans's curator insight, March 16, 4:01 AM

Adapt or die is what this talk is about. Former business strategies are rapidly becoming obsolete, the value chain is no longer applicable, vertical integration is moving into horizontal integration.  New models in both public and private sectors need to embrace simultaneous competition and collaboration and different motivations of staff and customers. The concept of scale has changed.

Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 7:56 AM

Very interesting

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Broke

Broke | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A declining middle class has significant implications. 


How and why is the fall of the middle class important to what comes next and why we all need to become creators and makers of the future.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Boyle has a 12 point plan for people to take accountability and responsibility to create a better future.


  1. Accept the world has changed, with new rules.
  2. Be entrepreneurial
  3. Buy local
  4. Get involved with creating local institutions
  5. Shun tax avoiders and semi-monopolies
  6. Chop up credit cards – live a debt free life
  7. Demand a new approach to business
  8. Bring down the price of homes
  9. Retire later
  10. Demand human interaction
  11. Start new schools
  12. Rethink money


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Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 8:21 AM

All very sensible and all very doable. Broke is a fine book, Boyle a fine writer. I would commend anyone thinking about why we are here and what to do about it to give it a read and then go do something to change the world we live in. We all have to Craft the future we deserve and not leave it to those that are only interested in the business of money.

 Very thought provoking article.Take action NOW to craft you're own future.
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How to Get Over Your Inaction on Big Data

How to Get Over Your Inaction on Big Data | Megatrends | Scoop.it

For every Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Google, there are still thousands of midsized and large organizations that are doing nothing with big data beyond giving it lip service.


One big barrier to implementation is the incessant noise around big data from consultants, vendors, and the media. The din leaves many, if not most, CXOs confused and intimidated. They wonder: Do we start small or large? Is big data just another IT project that can be run by a unit head? And what’s the ROI going to be, anyway?

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

 

A 3D printer is similar to a normal printer, however a normal printer produces ink on paper. 3D printers, on the other hand, layer atoms on top of each other to create, or print, actual 3D objects.

It sounds fascinating, right? But 3D printing is certainly an invention that did not occur overnight. What is known as 3D printing now was once known as rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping has been in use for many years now, and it involves an engineer designing an object as a computerized aided design file, or CAD. This file would then be sent to machines, which would produce the 3D object.

The only problem with this early type of 3D printing is that the plastics and the metals that were used were just not of a high-enough quality to be used as anything other than a prototype. Although the machine could produce the parts designed, the end product didn't have structural integrity and was only used to design things that engineers wanted to see a life-size model of.


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Internet of Things explained: What is it, and can it really change the world?

Internet of Things explained: What is it, and can it really change the world? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things (IoT, for short) is a phrase for when everyday objects are connected to the internet and participating together on a system, though it also means the convergence of conventional connected devices and smart appliances‏.


The goal is to have people seamlessly retrieve knowledge and function on a day-to-day basis without having to sit down at a computer or talk to another human. It's like ubiquitous computing, but it goes beyond Google Glass and extends to every home, car, business, building and system in the world.

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Accenture Technology Vision 2014 - Every Business is a Digital Business


Big companies are back in the digital game. Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Disney, GE - these are just a few of the global 2,000 that are now in a race to become digital. Those that get there first will be able to disrupt their existing markets and penetrate new ones. They will be in control of their new digital destinies. 


Download the full report here


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Reshaping the world is an art

This short video - shown at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos - highlights five megatrends which will impact our future over the next decade.

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The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph

The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A crystal-clear picture of the world's winners and losers in the last generation.

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