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The Future of Learning, Networked Society

In the Networked Society, connectivity will be the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing. AMAZING VIDEO. 

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As technology continues to transform our society, those responsible for our current systems of learning and education are facing overwhelming pressure to adapt. Education technology, connected learning and the rise of the Networked Society is transforming the established concept of learning, teachers’ roles and even the nature of knowledge itself.

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Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted

Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted | Megatrends | Scoop.it
A recent MIT Technology Review reveals an alarming trend. Since the early 2000′s and increasingly since the financial crisis of 2008, the levels of employment have decreased even though productivity has increased over the same period.
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The Logic of the Informal Economy

The Logic of the Informal Economy | Megatrends | Scoop.it
In developing countries, an unusually large number of small, unproductive firms coexist with a small number of large, productive firms, which, according to economic theory, is inefficient.
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Social Banker v2.0

Social Banker v2.0 | Megatrends | Scoop.it
This year, the Social Banker v2.0 will go further by shining a spotlight on some of the new approaches that are emerging from the social sphere - gamification, virtual currencies, crowd-funding and more.
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VISION 2050: A New Political and Economic Map of the World

Recently, I was asked to participate in a survey: VISION 2050: A NEW POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC MAP OF THE WORLD.  You'll find the report via this link. For anyone with an interest in global megatrends. 

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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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10 Mindblowingly Futuristic Technologies That Will Appear By The 2030s

10 Mindblowingly Futuristic Technologies That Will Appear By The 2030s | Megatrends | Scoop.it
Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years.
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Should We Fear the Future of Work?

Should We Fear the Future of Work? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Extremely relevant and interesting report. This article and video will provide you with comprehensive overview and valuable insight into the future of work. 

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John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, July 4, 2013 1:40 PM
Good piece!
Ricard Lloria's comment, July 5, 2013 12:59 AM
Great!!! TYSM David
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5 Ways That Today’s Culture Will Impact Product Designs Of The Future

5 Ways That Today’s Culture Will Impact Product Designs Of The Future | Megatrends | Scoop.it

From molecular design to circular economies, things that are on the cutting edge now will be built in to things we buy every day in the future.

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The Future of Work

The Future of Work | Megatrends | Scoop.it

For the past 50 years, organisations have essentially been variations of a hierarchical model. This will change fundamentally this decade.

 

The future organisation will be all about people, in the context of factors like globalisation, the economy, technology and a growing individualistic society.

 

Four factors will impact future organisations. They are globalisation, the economy, technology and growing individualism.

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The March of Protest

The March of Protest | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A wave of anger is sweeping the cities of the world. The rhythm of protests is accelerated by technology. Protest is organised through social networks, which spread information, encourage imitation and make causes fashionable.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, June 30, 2013 5:22 AM
Technology makes protests more likely, but not yet more effective. Read also this article from The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21580190-technology-makes-protests-more-likely-not-yet-more-effective-digital-demo
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Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Ross Dawson's opening keynote at Crowdsourcing Week on Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation.

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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Megatrends | Scoop.it

When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:11 AM

The article seems to focus on digital technologies. We need to make sure healthy relationships and communities continue to emerge.

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Cities of the Future

Cities of the Future | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Globalisation has meant urbanisation, and by 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. What should we do to survive and thrive in this brave new world?

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:03 AM

En 2050, 70 % de la population vivront en ville.  Quelles sont les conditions de notre survie dans un tel monde urbanisé ?

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy

4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy | Megatrends | Scoop.it

In the future, we can expect technology cycles to continue to shorten, making planning cycles less and less realistic and tenable. History, it seems, ain’t what it used to be.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Those who subscribe to the great man theory believe that history’s course is determined by the impact of highly capable individuals.  While many disagree, it’s hard to argue that talented individuals have not played a part.  However, by now it’s clear that intelligence has evolved, partly through the global networks mentioned above. While many still focus on great individuals, in fact, it’s the network not the nodes that create real change.  Teams, not stars.  Platforms, not brands. Movements, not messiahs.

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Financing the Next Development Agenda

Financing the Next Development Agenda | Megatrends | Scoop.it
As the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, the challenge lies in identifying and financing creative solutions to support further gains.
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How You Will Work In The Future

How You Will Work In The Future | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The job as we understood it is disappearing. People are more frequently working in shorter gigs, rather than being tied down in an office. How will this gig economy increase? Why will dental assistants explode as a potential career path? What will the jobs be and how can one best prepare?

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Great, free webinar from Fast Company's Future Forum. 

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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation.

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Jim Gritton's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:59 AM

Great use of "augmented reality animation" to tell the history of 200 years of global health in less than 5 minutes. Highly recommended viewing.

Natalie Stewart's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:58 PM

A superb presentation :-)

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:26 AM

Exceptional presentation!

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The Internet Destroyed the Middle Class

The Internet Destroyed the Middle Class | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth - even democracy. "Who Owns the Future?" by Jaron Lanier is a breathtaking new book. 

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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:39 AM

Interesting interview with the author of "Who Owns The Future?". Several topics are discussed like the dangers of the informal economy, the impact of technology on jobs, the distribution of wealth versus democracy, the destruction of the middle-class by the rise of internet companies, his passion for music and more...

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African Economic Outlook 2013

African Economic Outlook 2013 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The African Economic Outlook is the only annual report that monitors in detail the economic performance of 53 individual countries on the continent, using a strictly comparable analytical framework. The focus of the 2013 edition if structural transformation and natural resources in Africa.

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The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore

The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Five major internet trends that will benefit your business.  

 

1. Nanopayments

2. Real money

3. Knowing customers

4. Browser upgrades

5. Growing focus on trust

 

 

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MTD's curator insight, May 21, 2013 8:37 AM

The trends affecting marketing are hugely varied and are affecting the wider world. What will you use - and what do you need to be aware of? Take a look at these five key trends, add to them and shape a strategy. 

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5 Trends That Will Drive The Future of Technology

5 Trends That Will Drive The Future of Technology | Megatrends | Scoop.it
Today, we’re on the brink of a new digital paradigm, where the capabilities of our technology are beginning to outstrip our own. Computers are deciding which products to stock on shelves, doing legal research and even winning game shows.
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Charting Technology’s New Directions

Charting Technology’s New Directions | Megatrends | Scoop.it

A leading expert explores the new relationship between man and machine and the challenges that emerge when innovation is decoupled from growth in jobs and incomes. 

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Will Mobile Break The Bank?

Will Mobile Break The Bank? | Megatrends | Scoop.it

If money is the quintessential social symbol, and the mobile phone is the quintessential social platform, what innovations will the mobile age bring to financial services?

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Michio Kaku: What does the future look like?

Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at City University of New York shares his vision of mankind's future as part of The Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Forum for New Ideas.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:59 PM

Saw Dr. Kaku at the DigitalNow conference this past April. He had some mindblowing predictions about the future...

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.