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The Implications Wheel

The Implications Wheel | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it

The Implications Wheel is a "strategic exploration tool" that uses a structured group discussion process to examine the long term implications of trends, innovations, paradigm shifts, current issues, or new strategic objectives.  Visit the Implications Wheel website for examples.

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This Scoop.it topic will identify issues that could clearly benefit from deeper exploration of the possible implications, both positive and negative.

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6 Ways Work Will Change In 2016

6 Ways Work Will Change In 2016 | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Workplace trends for 2016 will be set in large part by what's happening in the freelance world right now.
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Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone

Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it

We've Amazon released a video that unveils its latest autonomous drone designed to deliver small packages in under 30 minutes.

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We've explored the implications of using drones for delivery as practice for the Implications Wheel -- whether it's pizza, beer, or Amazon, there are lots of interesting implications. www.implicationswheel.com

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Tracing The Roots Of Wearable Technology

Tracing The Roots Of Wearable Technology | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
 The interrelated trends around miniaturization and portability, wireless communications, power-efficient computing and advanced display technologies have come together to create the smart devices of today.
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How Mark Zuckerberg Is Engineering Facebook to Be More Like Google 

How Mark Zuckerberg Is Engineering Facebook to Be More Like Google  | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
A billion people logged into Facebook on a single Monday this past summer, prompting all sorts of hot, hot theories about where Facebook is headed. Now Mark Zuckerberg has given us some insights, and describes a future for Facebook that sounds...
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Sexting scandal shocks US high school

Sexting scandal shocks US high school | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
A massive sexting ring is rocking a high school in Colorado, with at least 100 students trading nude pictures and posting them on social media, news reports said. Some of the kids in the photographs were as young as 12, and included eighth graders from the middle school, The New York Times reported. The students, many of whom are on the football team at Canon City High School, could now face criminal charges, reports said.
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It seems to me that this issue is growing in significance because of the number of incidents and the widespread implications.  It appears to be an issue that needs a thorough exploration -- www.implicationswheel.com

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Act, innovate and win: 9 ways to build an unstoppable trend culture

Act, innovate and win: 9 ways to build an unstoppable trend culture | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Get your team to SEE what's next, ACT on it, and WIN!
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Parents Aren’t Sure What Cyberbullying Is

Parents Aren’t Sure What Cyberbullying Is | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
There’s a widespread perception that cyberbullying is a big problem among kids at the moment, but after that things get fuzzy. Are things that much worse now than they were in the pre-internet days? Do we need new laws or school rules to handle what’s going on, or should we simply more consistently apply
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Even after years of efforts to bring awareness to the problems of cyberbullying, here's this evidence that much of the awareness is still 'fuzzy.'  Cyberbullying is just one of many topics that need a different way of exploring -- http://www.implicationswheel.com/cyberbullying.html

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Ga. business accused of writing fake reviews fined $1.3M

Ga. business accused of writing fake reviews fined $1.3M | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
A metro Atlanta business is learning the hard way that boosting your reputation with fake reviews is against the law.
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Help wanted: American manufacturing competitiveness and the looming skills gap

Help wanted: American manufacturing competitiveness and the looming skills gap | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
A skills gap is the US manufacturing sector’s Achilles’ heel, with nearly 3.5 million jobs at stake over the next decade. What steps can manufacturers take to remain competitive?
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Twitter losing the shackles of 140 characters: the implications

Twitter losing the shackles of 140 characters: the implications | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
What a longer form Twitter experience could mean for users and brands http://t.co/UNmHo85tsw
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The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
 APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.
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Bathroom of the future could include smart mirrors and robots

Bathroom of the future could include smart mirrors and robots | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Dr Ian Pearson from Ipswich made the predictions alongside Bathrooms.com, including that smart mirrors could perform health checks and let people try on make-up looks in 20 years' time.
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Quit Blaming the Devices

Quit Blaming the Devices | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it

There's a popular article from a teacher describing why she hated her experience of using iPads. She describes the way kids seemed to be distracted. She was bothered by alarms that went off. She felt frustrated with bandwidth issues.

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Interesting in part because we started exploring the implications of the iPad in Education six months after the first iPad was released.

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Mindfulness or Mind Control at Work?

Mindfulness or Mind Control at Work? | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
  There’s a backlash brewing against mindfulness at work. “Corporations have jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon because it conveniently shifts the burden onto the individual employee,” write …
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Clearly an issue that warrants exploration for both short and long term implications.

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The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
 The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”?
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A trend that's been growing each year -- and still has implications for both the short and long term that need to be monitored.

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You Could One Day Take 3D-Printed Medicine Tailor-Made to Your Body

You Could One Day Take 3D-Printed Medicine Tailor-Made to Your Body | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
In the near future, being prescribed the perfect pill that’ll zap away your illness, free of side effects, could soon come to your medicine cabinet courtesy of 3D printing.
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EM-Sense: Touch Recognition of Uninstrumented Electrical and Electromechanical Objects

Most everyday electrical and electromechanical objects emit small amounts of electromagnetic (EM) noise during regular operation. When a user makes physical ...
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The Uberization of Money

The Uberization of Money | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
The familiar middlemen of 20th-century banking and investing are giving way to something very different. Are we ready for the opportunities—and the risks?
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Cannabis Law: The Past, Present and Future

Cannabis Law: The Past, Present and Future | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
58% of Americans back legal marijuana use. That's up more than 25% than just 15 years ago.
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Lots of facts, a very few implications.  Needs to be thoroughly explored for so many reasons.  

http://www.implicationswheel.org/issues/legalizing-marijuana/

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The End of Expertise

The End of Expertise | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?
Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already.
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Report: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life

Report: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Center for Neurotechnology Studies Announces Release of Trends in Neurotechnology August 2015 (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies): "Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspec...
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Legal marijuana complicating efforts to reduce fatal crashes across the country

Legal marijuana complicating efforts to reduce fatal crashes across the country | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Inconsistent laws, enforcement, and data slows efforts to reduce drugged-driving crashes
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The Growing Importance of Connecting and Staying Relevant

The Growing Importance of Connecting and Staying Relevant | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
We only allow Internet access from 12-2 pm! We do not allow our employees to access Facebook! We have everything locked down! These were some of my tho
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Facebook case has huge implications for US-EU business

Facebook case has huge implications for US-EU business | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Safe Harbour is, and always has been, a joke. It needs to be replaced
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Unintended consequences of conserving water: leaky pipes, less revenue, bad odors

Unintended consequences of conserving water: leaky pipes, less revenue, bad odors | Scouting the Future | Scoop.it
Under orders to slash water use amid a historic drought, cities and towns across the state saved about 75 billion gallons in July, eclipsing Gov. Jerry Brown 's once-daunting order for a 25% reduction.
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This is a "future" that should have been thoroughly explored years if not decades ago!

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