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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 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013."

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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas.

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Gary Bamford's comment, September 9, 2013 12:07 PM
Quantum computing will obviously tunnel through that barrier ;)
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About Megatrends

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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. 


As Yogi Berra was reported to have said, "The future ain't what it used to be."

 

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Humans Need Not Apply

The list of things that machines can do better than humans continues to grow, confounding our predictions. The jobs we think are safe may not be, and the ones we fear we’ll lose may be safer than we think.


This is a must-watch video on job automation. 

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I also encourage you to read The Second Machine Age, by MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

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The Internet of Things 2014

The Internet of Things 2014 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply a concept wherein machines and everyday objects are connected via the Internet. Within the IoT, devices are controlled and monitored remotely and usually wirelessly. IDC predicts that the IoT will include 212 billion things globally by the end of 2020.

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Karen Kerski's curator insight, August 22, 10:46 AM

You have to work this channel to be successful even if your market is local or regional.

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'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate

'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The Internet Of Things will reshuffle priorities and costs for global enterprises. 


The IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire business-to-business, consumer-facing and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of connections: 1.9 billion devices today, and 9 billion by 2018. That year, it will be roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers, and PCs combined.




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The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

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David Collet's curator insight, August 14, 12:16 AM

I think this is something to be concerned about.

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, August 15, 9:36 AM

... And about how ALL Experiences are both designed and consumed! #InnovateorDie #ConnectedBrain

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The End of the Internet?

The End of the Internet? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.


Yet all of this growth and increasing connectedness, which can seem both effortless and unstoppable, is now creating enormous friction, as yet largely invisible to the average surfer. It might not remain that way for much longer.


Fierce and rising geopolitical conflict over control of the global network threatens to create a balkanized system - what some technorati, including Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, have called “the splinternet.”

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, August 3, 9:41 AM

Oh well - it was good while it lasted!

Karen Kerski's curator insight, August 8, 7:21 AM

We are still creating this new world of shopping, sharing and innovating. I don't see an end - it is still in its infancy.

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How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems

How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Younger people, are choosing different types of career paths. The old model — get a job, earn money, pay back — is being replaced by an earlier commitment to change.


We need to encourage the trends we’re witnessing ­— the continued commitment of human and financial capital and the use of technology in new and innovative ways — if we are going to help future generations create an affordable and equitable society.


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 1, 11:35 AM

These all are getting away from the traditional top-down monolithic approach, especially toward education.  I've been working in an education niche for 30 years, and the dynamic people this decentralized approach attracts to the schools I work with are impressive and doing great experimentation with good results. -Lon

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The Digital Disruption in Banking

Results of Accenture's survey indicate that customers want a bank that’s nimble and proactive, one that can be a part of their daily lives. The idea of “convenience” in banking is undergoing a shift away from branch locations and toward digital products and services that mesh with consumers’ “smart” mobile-empowered lives. Also, banks that cling to the status quo risk being viewed over time more like utilities that conduct financial transactions. 

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I also recommend that you read these resources on digital disruption and the future of banking: 


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10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives. 

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Fine Slideshare presentation by Stephen Davies.


Follow Stephen on Twitter here: @stedavies


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How to thrive in a world where change is constant

How to thrive in a world where change is constant | Megatrends | Scoop.it

As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what's to come is unhealthy and unhelpful.

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8 tips to help you thrive in a changing world. Excellent TED Talk by Joi Ito. 

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The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

In just six years time, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.

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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, July 7, 1:48 PM

organisations who start thinking in this space will have the competitive edge. It's all  about being ready for the future.

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Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025

Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Experts believe the Internet of Things — the concept that all devices, objects and systems could be web connected and share information in the future — will have a widespread effect on the way we live our everyday lives by 2025.


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Robot Doctors, Online Lawyers and Automated Architects: The Future of the Professions?

Robot Doctors, Online Lawyers and Automated Architects: The Future of the Professions? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Advances in technology have long been recognised as a threat to manual labour. Now highly skilled, knowledge-based jobs that were once regarded as safe could be at risk. How will these professions adapt to the digital age?

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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1%

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Nafeez Ahmed: The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth.


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Top 10 USA Business Future Trends 2015

How will the waves of the future impact your business?


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The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing

The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Manufacturing cost structures around the world have changed so dramatically in a decade that many old perceptions of low-cost and high-cost nations no longer hold.

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To understand the shifting economics of global manufacturing, The Boston Consulting Group analyzed manufacturing costs for the world’s 25 leading exporting economies along four key dimensions: manufacturing wages, labor productivity, energy costs, and exchange rates. These 25 economies account for nearly 90 percent of global exports of manufactured goods.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 1:27 AM

Good to know...

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The British tradition that Thatcher could not destroy

The British tradition that Thatcher could not destroy | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A powerful new film celebrates cooperation, solidarity and selflessness.


Although many of our rulers would prefer us to believe otherwise, progress is not handed down as an act of munificence by the powerful, generously granting, say, women the vote or workers some basic rights.

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Change has never come from the top down, it comes from ordinary people, not so-called politicians or leaders.

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The Promise of Digital Entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are the driving force behind job creation in the G20 countries, powered by their relentless efforts to innovate and embrace digital technologies: social media, mobile computing, big data, cloud and ‘the internet of things’.


New Accenture research concludes that lifting existing barriers: digital skills shortage, logistics at scale, policy and regulation, access to local markets and access to finance, with the help of large companies and other bridgemakers, could help young entrepreneurs to create 10 million more youth jobs in G20 countries.

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Five Ways 3-D Printing Technology Can Change Your Life

Five Ways 3-D Printing Technology Can Change Your Life | Megatrends | Scoop.it

3-D printing technology could change how we do everything from packing for trips to what’s made in our kitchens.Take a look at how five 3-D printed products can change your life.

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10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get around and communicate?


To make some predictions, the Thomson Reuters IP & Science unit looked at two sorts of data: current scientific journal literature and patent applications. Counting citations and other measures of buzz, they identified 10 hot fields, then made specific forecasts for each.


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A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.


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The World in 2025

This paper is a compilation of 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025, based on research done by Thomson Reuters analysts using the company’s patent and scientific literature solutions. 

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What will be the major innovations

impacting our world in 2025? Read on to find out. 

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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, August 25, 3:26 AM

Interesting trend report on 10 High-Impact Innovations that will shape the World in 2025 by Thomson Reuters.

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The Future of Newspapers

Dominique Delport, Chairman Havas Media Group points at the rise of the global middle class and asks journalists, before all, to please stop talking about the fall of newspapers.

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Five reasons to place your bets on a better future:


  • The rise of the global middle class
  • Mobile first
  • Most popular writing
  • Data exploitation driving business
  • Innovation & agility


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The Future Is about People

The Future Is about People | Megatrends | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of a complex, rapidly changing and uncertain landscape where we must consider how society, the economy, and the environment will collide in unexpected ways to shape the future.


Ultimately, the future will differ greatly from today with shifts in society, advancements in technology, and the creation of new forms of government. The one thing that will remain the same is the central role of people in defining the landscape of the future. Whether it is through enabling exploration through a mindset of abundance, enhancing robotics for interpersonal relationships, or connecting virtual and physical worlds for better sense making, any useful vision of the future must be human centric.


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A fine white paper from The Futurist in advance of the author's session at WorldFuture 2014.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 7, 11:32 PM

Future uncertain, but people will define it!

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Project #LIVE

Live storytelling is changing our definition of who and what is “creative.” It’s no longer the rarefied skill of a few people. Everyone can be creative nowadays, everyone is their own media company, everyone can participate in stories and ideas are constantly bubbling up from the audience.

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Amazing video: The power of networks and in-the-moment connectivity. 

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Preparing for the Future

Talk at Deloitte's EMEA Global 'Exploring the Horizons of Global Mobility' conference. Describing how exponential growth in technology and information demands that we shift into a new era of extreme clarity, focus and mindfulness.


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Ivo Kleber's curator insight, June 30, 9:53 AM

Talk at Deloitte's EMEA Global 'Exploring the Horizons of Global Mobility' conference. Describing how exponential growth in technology and information demands …

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Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game

Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game | Megatrends | Scoop.it

In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days. What if they turn out to be correct?


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Fouad Bendris's curator insight, June 21, 2:51 AM

The Five Technology Megatrends will create new winners and take out laggards faster than ever before. The discoveries and innovations you develop in response to these trends could change your game, but only if you seize the day !

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 22, 1:02 AM

New times - new ways of organize things too? Or at least time to?

maralma's curator insight, June 22, 9:53 AM

THE FUTURE STARTS NOW!

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The Corporation For the Future

The Corporation For the Future | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The great institutions of our age are global corporations. Their power and influence touch every life on earth. But how can we shape the corporations the world needs for the future? 


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