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China’s Corporate Crackdown

China’s Corporate Crackdown | Megatrends | Scoop.it

In recent months, the Chinese government has leveled a series of allegations of corporate misconduct – ranging from food-product contamination to price rigging and bribery – against multinational firms.

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An End of Books

An End of Books | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly.


Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate systems around the paper book wither, but many of the treasured elements of its consumption will disappear as well.

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8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025

8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

New technologies will change the kinds of jobs people have in the coming years. Don't be surprised if one day you've taken on the position of microbial balancer, corporate disorganizer, or urban shepherd.

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Visions of the Future - The Biotech Revolution

Visions of the Future: The Biotech RevolutionGREAT new show on BBC 4 with physicist and futurist, Michio Kaku. 

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Infrastructure and Urban Development

The world urbanises at a rate of a million people per week. What challenges does this create? Is there an optimal size for a city?

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18 Top International Trend Sites

18 Top International Trend Sites | Megatrends | Scoop.it

As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change?

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Megatrends: Shaping Work and Working Lives

Megatrends: Shaping Work and Working Lives | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Megatrends report on the key trends in the world of work from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - the world's largest Chartered HR and development professional body. 

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Digital Trends 2013

Digital Trends 2013 | Megatrends | Scoop.it

How consumer relationships with technology are changing through space and time, and what this means for brands and advertisers.

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The trends being highlighted on the site are:


  • Value me – my online identity is a commodity that has value; you need to pay me for my data
  • Creator culture – Chris Anderson’s “Makers”
  • My analytics – using the power of big data analysis to analyse me; especially my health
  • The right to anonymity – privacy is vital
  • IntelligentlyON – when to be “on” and when to “off”
  • Niche networks
  • Enhancing the real – bringing more senses to digital
  • Age of serendipity – find answers to questions we didn’t know to ask; find the right people 
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The Future is Here

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If you're interested in future trends and you're in London between 24 July – 29 October 2013 you should go see this exhibition: THE FUTURE IS HERE: A NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. 


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Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD

OPENING HOURS

Daily 10am - 5.45pm
Last admission 5.15pm



PS: The ticket is cheaper if you book in advance.

Check it out: http://the-future-is-here.com/about/

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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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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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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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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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5 Priceless Lessons About The Future Of Business

5 Priceless Lessons About The Future Of Business | Megatrends | Scoop.it

In his forthcoming book Your Brand: The Media Company Michael Brito has a straightforward answer for brands struggling with how to adapt to the rising expectations of consumers and looking to capitalize on cutting edge social and mobile technologies.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:26 PM

Thank you Kenneth for sharing this article.  I particularly agree that every brand has to tell a unique story, and must stay relevant to their target customer.

 

I will be purchasing this book this week.

 

 

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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 3:07 PM
Quantum computing will obviously tunnel through that barrier ;)
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Visions of the Future - The Quantum Revolution

Visions of the Future: The Quantum Revolution. GREAT new show on BBC 4 with physicist and futurist, Michio Kaku. 

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Visions of the Future - The Intelligence Revolution

Visions of the Future: The Intelligence Revolution. GREAT new show on BBC 4 with physicist and futurist, Michio Kaku. 

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The Technology Megatrends Changing the World

The Technology Megatrends Changing the World | Megatrends | Scoop.it

The pace and scale of technological progress is set to play a greater role than ever before in shaping the world we inhabit over the coming years. Here are the four significant technology 'game-changers'.

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The Rise and Fall of Civilizations

The Rise and Fall of Civilizations | Megatrends | Scoop.it

Around 1932, John Sparks made a real-world chart for our actual historic civilizations for McNally, and it stood more than six feet tall! 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

This is a great historical illustration of the rise and fall of civilizations.


I suggest you supplement it with reading Ian Morris' excellent book: Why the West Rules - for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future


You'll find a book review on The New York Times here: The Final Conflict.


In this video Ian Morris talks about his book.  

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The Megatrends Shaping Work and Working Lives

Based on the Megatrends report, this video highlights some of the key trends that have been shaping our economies and the world of work.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:15 PM

And now we see the corporate model in tesion with what learners need. As a trend the learners may be on the backfoot for some time as the corporates contiue to deliver in ways which suit them (MOOCs, online and campus based) rather then put the Learner first (free downloadable courses on mobile devices).

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Future Thinking Isn’t About The Future, It’s About The Present

Future Thinking Isn’t About The Future, It’s About The Present | Megatrends | Scoop.it

We can only hope to have some vague idea of what the future will hold, but we can always use predictions of what it will be to shape our behavior today.

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Where Can Technology Take Us?

In this new RSA Insights video, Matthew Taylor explores how new technologies are enabling us to create, collaborate and share as never before. 

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:07 PM

In education, the tablet will have a profound impact. It's relationship to the ednduring and endearing book is significant. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, July 18, 2013 6:47 PM
This is good.
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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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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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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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