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Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas - The Physics arXiv Blog - Medium
A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to form…
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From lucky to plucky

From lucky to plucky | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

WHEN people call Australia “The Lucky Country”, they often do not realise that Donald Horne, the writer who coined that phrase in a book of the same name in 1964, meant it as a criticism. “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck,” he wrote. “It lives on other people’s ideas…” Horne intended the phrase as a warning to Australians, and a plea for more curiosity from its leaders.

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The man who studies the spread of ignorance

The man who studies the spread of ignorance | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.
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Around the world in 80 payments – global moves to a cashless economy

Around the world in 80 payments – global moves to a cashless economy | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Ever since computers were first introduced into the retail banking system in the late 1950s, there has been the vision of a future world where cash is obsolete.
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Collaborative Overload

Collaborative Overload | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Too much teamwork exhausts employees and saps productivity. Here’s how to avoid it.
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3 Big Things To Look Out For In 2016 | Digital Tonto

3 Big Things To Look Out For In 2016 | Digital Tonto | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A new year is a great time to both reflect and look forward. In past years, I’ve written about how the cloud is reshaping industry, howinterfaces are evolving and the emergence of new ecosystems. We always seem to be in the midst of some great new trend that is reshaping how we live and work. Yet this year I can’t think of anything truly new that is having a major impact. Yes, there is asharing economy that’s emerging, robots are taking our jobs and we seem to be in the middle of a new industrial revolution, but those things have been going on for some time. They are, essentially, the continuation of previous trends. Still, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t big things underway.

 

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The Historic Link Between Urbanization and Innovation

The Historic Link Between Urbanization and Innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Density and transportation have spurred new ideas since before the industrial revolution.
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3 hard truths people rarely mention about entrepreneurship

3 hard truths people rarely mention about entrepreneurship | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurship is much cooler than it was years ago, with entrepreneurs seen as modern-day rock stars. The thought of being an entrepreneur is extremely appealing, which has led to an onslaught of products and courses. The truth is, entrepreneurship is hard -- it's hard as s**t.

 

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Great Books for Designers to Read in 2016 — Design Pttrns — Medium

Great Books for Designers to Read in 2016 — Design Pttrns — Medium | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A list with over 100 books that any designer should have in his personal library, recommended by worlds greatest minds.
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The banking system faces an existential threat

The banking system faces an existential threat | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

As 2015 has faded into 2016, it is hard to think of a time in the past 300 years when the banker’s position in society has been more at risk.

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Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it'

Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it' | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The hype around the Internet of Things has been rising steadily over the past five years. In tech analyst Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report in 2015, the IoT is at the peak of "inflated expectations", particularly for areas like the smart home, which involve controlling your lights, thermostat or TV using your mobile phone. But the era of sensors has only just dawned, according to renowned technology investor and internet pioneer Marc Andreessen. In 10 years, he predicts mobile phones themselves could disappear.

 

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Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2016

Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2016 | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Bitcoin price will be volatile (no duh) but will end 2016 not much different from 2015. Bitcoin will fall deep into the slough of despond and entrepreneurs will avoid any mention of Bitcoin when fund raising. XBRL will start climbing out of the slough of despond but won't be recognized yet as moving…

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Systems thinking and collective impact

Systems thinking and collective impact | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
When we seek change the temptation is looking for 'the key' component of a problem or situation that, if changed, is expected to lead to profound transformation. Too frequently these type of solutions fail not because the change to the component is poor, but that the thinking is not aligned to the system that contributes…
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Five technology predictions for 2016 - Highlight

Five technology predictions for 2016 - Highlight | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Information technology as we know it today is dead. What was once a “keep the lights on” mission has evolved to a mission to get customers coming back for more. And it’s all driven by software. With software now squarely at the center of the business, organizations are digitally transforming by embracing agile practices and new technologies that deliver innovations to market quickly and securely. As organizations look to transform rapidly and at scale, here are the areas that CA Technologies predicts will drive the tech and business agenda in 2016.

 

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A reality check for the digital revolution

A reality check for the digital revolution | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom portrays digital technologies as economically empowering,
but a World Bank report suggests otherwise.
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The blockchain will become our new signature (Wired UK)

The blockchain will become our new signature (Wired UK) | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Blockchain could be critical for governments implementing responsive open data
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Jed Simms: Fear of failure scuppers Australian innovation

Jed Simms: Fear of failure scuppers Australian innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Established business must accept that successful innovation means embracing failure - it's nothing personal.
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The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems — The Development Set — Medium

The Reductive Seduction of Other People's Problems - The Development Set - Medium
“If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving prob…
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Big game changers: Immersive reality and customer robot service - Trends in the Living Networks

Big game changers: Immersive reality and customer robot service - Trends in the Living Networks | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
An article in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald, Five business trends set to shape 2016, asked three business “clairvoyants” what innovations small business will see in 2016: Craig Rispin, Jon Tanner, and myself. Here are a couple of the quotes from me: On Immersive Reality: Futurist Ross Dawson, who heads Advanced Human Technologies Group, says theContinue reading Big game changers: Immersive reality and customer robot service
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We’ve Hit Peak Innovation (Hype)

We’ve Hit Peak Innovation (Hype) | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The hype around innovation right now seems overwhelming. Does this mean that we’ve hit Peak Innovation? No – we’ve hit Peak Innovation Hype. To avoid the hype, we need to understa…
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How do we pick winners?

How do we pick winners? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Over the past 18 years of running the IMD Startup Competition we’ve had a relatively high level of success with the ventures and entrepreneurs we’ve chosen, with many of them going on to receive significant funding or to being acquired. The most recent being Faceshift (Apple), and Lemoptix (Intel).  I hope for the same in those we just chose (IMD Startup Competition Winners 2015/2016).  But when I’m asked how we pick winners I’m never really sure how to answer, so in this article I’ll try explain to why I think we’ve been successful.

 

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When You Should Worry About Failure, and When You Shouldn’t

When You Should Worry About Failure, and When You Shouldn’t | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

We all fail, all the time. We might miss a call with a client because of an emergency work meeting, or miss that meeting because another project has suddenly become urgent. And then we (or our families) get sick, and we have to shift priorities around again.

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Five business trends set to shape 2016

Five business trends set to shape 2016 | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

If you could push a button to see the future, you'd find that much of it is about doing just that – pushing more and more buttons. Futurists say business activities will become less human, more self-automated. The future, quite literally, will take care of itself.


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Harvard debate team loses to prison debate team

Harvard debate team loses to prison debate team | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Three Harvard debate team members faced off against three men incarcerated for violent crimes....

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