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From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age

From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

The vast majority of companies today have management structures or reporting hierarchies. That simply is the way it has been, at least since the beginning of the Industrial Age a bit more than 200 years ago. When humanity moved from the...


Via David Hain
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I actually propose that the world is not flattened by the rapid pace of information and connectivity. The world is a more nuanced place than it has ever been with information coming unexpectedly from around corners. Certaintly, hierarchies could be flatter, but they usually not. Leadership in the 21st Century should be far more distributed to overcome the volume and pace. This has never been truer in education where the stranglehold of hierarchy and the intransigience of bureaurcracy and technocracy are stifling.

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Social Media Requires Being Human

Social Media Requires Being Human | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
While on a trip to California to speak at an event last month, I took the opportunity to see how hospitality and travel companies respond (or don’t respond) using Twitter. I hope you enjoy the less…

Via Thomas Faltin, Mindy M Walker
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Human being is the starting point from which all human becoming emerges. We are in relationships with our social media. Becoming aware of that allows us more freedom in those relationships.

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A world of pervasive networks

A world of pervasive networks | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
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There is no ready evidence that in the age of surveillance that workplaces are democratic. There is a challenge in the idea that people can deceive each other without personal relationships in place, but that may mean that we have to work on these personal relationships in new and untested ways.

 

The idea that co-operation is retrievable is interesting and fits with the last point and the move towards flattened hierarchies and ones that are in a constant flux based on people's skills in a given moment.

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Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Flipped classrooms are getting plenty of headlines and attention lately in educational circles. While conceptually they sound great the reality is that they require a great deal more effort on behalf of both students and teachers. The need for teachers to develop quality material outside class time is a genuine drain on their limited time …

Via Blaine Morrow
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This only makes sense. It is what makes teaching so important regardless of technology.

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How technology is changing the skills we need to learn

How technology is changing the skills we need to learn | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

A while back, Bill Keller of The New York Times stirred up a hornet’s nest when he wrote a column worrying that joining Facebook would have a debilitating effect on his 13 year-old daughter’s intellectual faculties.  Technology advocates, including me, pounced.

Now there are new studies out that seem to support his argument.  One shows that using search engines decreases our memory and another suggests that GPS may atrophy our brains.  Discovery magazine has collected a half-dozen similar examples on its site.

I think the question itself is misplaced.  Clearly, we use technology to do things for us that we no longer are doing for ourselves and that means certain abilities degenerate.  Yet, it also means that we are freeing up cognitive energy for other things.  So what’s really important is not the skills we are losing but those that we need to develop.

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/04/04/how-technology-is-changing-the-skills-we-need-to-learn/#sthash.RlmbZffQ.dpuf

A while back, Bill Keller of The New York Times stirred up a hornet’s nest when he wrote a column worrying that joining Facebook would have a debilitating effect on his 13 year-old daughter’s intellectual faculties.  Technology advocates, including me, pounced.

Now there are new studies out that seem to support his argument.  One shows that using search engines decreases our memory and another suggests that GPS may atrophy our brains.  Discovery magazine has collected a half-dozen similar examples on its site.

I think the question itself is misplaced.  Clearly, we use technology to do things for us that we no longer are doing for ourselves and that means certain abilities degenerate.  Yet, it also means that we are freeing up cognitive energy for other things.  So what’s really important is not the skills we are losing but those that we need to develop.

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/04/04/how-technology-is-changing-the-skills-we-need-to-learn/#sthash.RlmbZffQ.dpuf


Via Edumorfosis, Suvi Salo
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Complex problems require diversity amongst the people attempting to solve the problems. Classrooms contain tremendous diversity so students, of all ages, are already in those diverse environments. Rather than trying to homogenize the learning, what would happen if we diversified approaches?

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A ver si nos vamos dando cuenta

Félix Santamaria's curator insight, April 11, 5:40 AM

El punto de vista catastrofista sobre la tecnología no lleva a ningún lado. El punto de vista optimista, pero no consecuente en las aulas tampoco. Sólo un uso educativo adecuado tiene sentido.

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Long-Distance Leadership: Managing Virtual Teams

Long-Distance Leadership: Managing Virtual Teams | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

 

More than anything else, off-site employees need to know they’re not alone – that you’re behind them, you support them, and you understand their challenges. With these four important points in mind, you’ll be leading the pack on your way to being a first-class virtual leaders.

 


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Employees on-site and off-site need the assurance that they have leaders who support them in their work.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 3:53 PM


More than anything else, off-site employees need to know they’re not alone – that you’re behind them, you support them, and you understand their challenges. With these four important points in mind, you’ll be leading the pack on your way to being a first-class virtual leaders.


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The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning

The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Mobile learning has clearly made its mark on the corporate world. With Smartphones being used to access so much content daily, adopting mobile as a training resource was inevitable. But is it possible that some organizations have been too hasty in adding mobile to their basket of performance support tools without really thinking it through?

Via L. García Aretio, juandoming, iPamba
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The questions make sense for business and educational organizations.

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How to Be a Better Leader Online

How to Be a Better Leader Online | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Want to influence more people and build your reputation online? Here are five ways to do it.
There was a time when the word "leader" brought a very specific profile to mind: strong, influential, and known around the world.

Via The e.MILE Community, Donna Karlin, Bobby Dillard, Gebeyehu B. Amha, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Each point is valid. The one about take it offline and to a new level is intriguing. It is not just about online which suggests a holistic view of leadership. But, leadership is a murky concept and difficult to define. What do we mean by leadership? Just saying I am does not make me so.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 17, 9:49 AM

Genuine leaders are everywhere, not just in traditional workplaces.  Simply be the person others are inspired to emulate!

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10 Tech Trends Students Say Are Changing Their Education and how they learn

10 Tech Trends Students Say Are Changing Their Education and  how they learn | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Project Tomorrow's Speak Up Survey gives a good snapshot of how students across the country are using digital technology in and outside the classroom.

Via Lou Salza
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Good pedagogy would lead to the trends being in place and appropriately used.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 5, 4:04 PM

Well this seals the deal for me-- laptops are so last century, mobile is  21st C. --Lou

 

Excerpt: "...The 2013 results represent more than 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across the country. Respondents included 325,279 students, 32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530 district administrators and, new to this year’s survey, 1,346 community members.

1. Personal Access to Mobile Devices

According to the 2013 results, students overwhelmingly have access to personal mobile devices. “If there was any doubt in our mind that we were beyond the tipping point in terms of kids carrying a computer in their pocket, backpack or purse,” she said, “we’re there.”

Specifically, said Evans, 89 percent of high schools students have access to Internet-connected smart phones, while 50 percent of students in grades 3 through 5 have access to the same type of devices. High school student access to tablets tops out at 50 percent and laptops come in at 60 percent. In addition to personal access, the survey found about a third of students have access to a device (typically laptops or tablets) in their school..."

 

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2. Internet Connectivity

3. Use of Video for Classwork and Homework

4. Mobile Devices for Schoolwork

5. Using Different Tools for Different Tasks

6. Paying Attention to the Digital Footprint

7. An increased Interest in Online Learning

8. Gaming is Growing, and the Gender Gap is Closed

9. Social Media in Schools

10. What Devices Belong in 'The Ultimate School?'
Read more at http://thejournal.com/Articles/2014/02/03/10-Major-Technology-Trends-in-Education.aspx?Page=2#Pb8gP8szx2fhOJw1.99

 

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Jaron Lanier: Why Facebook Isn't Free

Jaron Lanier: Why Facebook Isn't Free | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
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This is a fascinating video and well-worth watching. I am not sure where I sit with his ideas.

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Conversation and collaboration: The future of enterprise technology - Your Better Business

Conversation and collaboration: The future of enterprise technology - Your Better Business | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Conversation and collaboration: The future of enterprise technology http://t.co/Hb8wopvDYx via @po_st

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This is interesting. Can real conversation happen digitally? It will interesting to follow.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 22, 6:21 AM

The future of the world, hopefully, not just enterprise technology...

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Forget artificial intelligence. It's artificial idiocy we need to worry about

Forget artificial intelligence. It's artificial idiocy we need to worry about | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Massive, inconceivable numbers are commonplace in conversations about computers. The exabyte, a one followed by 18 zeroes worth of bytes; the petaflop, one quadrillion calculations performed in a single second. Beneath the surface of our lives churns an ocean of information, from whose depths answers and optimisations ascend like munificent kraken.


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Consider the people who are out there blindly promoting technology.

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The Rules of Engagement: How Social Media Has Changed the Landscape | Social Media Today

The Rules of Engagement: How Social Media Has Changed the Landscape | Social Media Today | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Brand awareness and loyalty are critical pieces to the marketing puzzle for every small business. Are you doing what it takes, as a small business owner, to reach the right demographics through a system of targeted engagement?

Via Ivo Nový
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Social media is important, but is not the end-all-to-be-all. We still need face-to-face contact inside and outside our organizations.

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, January 10, 10:15 AM

Social media should play a large role in external branding efforts. It makes sense; chances are high that the public any given small business owner is looking to reach is spending the majority of their online time on multiple social networks.

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Digital Workplace Technology Roadmap — Cosent

Digital Workplace Technology Roadmap — Cosent | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Exploring the future of knowledge work at the intersection of social and knowledge technologies.

Via Eugene Fernandez
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We need plans and they need to be flexible and adaptable to the context of each situation.

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, January 9, 3:45 AM

A well researched and written document that provides a conceptual framework for the digital workplace of the immediate future.

 

Guido's easy writing style drives you through the technology roadway, helping you make sense of the terrain, he explains the nature of enterprises as they exist now and boldly comments that the 'web has out-innovated the enterprise' and that 'technology is leaving the corporate world behind, once and for all ' 

 

The segment on Enterprise 2 provides a great overview of emergent software platforms within companies and he clearly explains and frames terms such as signals, links, authoring, tagging, extensions and search. There is even more value with a segment on the Application Landscape, spelling out in his easy style about wikis, blogs, activity streams, social search, mashups and more...

 

The roadway leads you to his final chapter on web 3.0 - which he titles 'Systems of Intent' which anticipate your needs, before you can even articulate them' Guido holds you spell bound with discussions around artificial intelligence, machine learning and what he calls the 'Semantic web' citing Google and Facebook are "building knowledge bases that are not just 'buckets of pages' but powerful conceptual models of the world, enabling machine reasoning"

 

This is important reading for any Knowledge Worker for we are now dealing with machines and an architecture that 'anticipates your needs, before you even articulate them'.

Eugene Fernandez's comment, January 11, 12:21 AM
I agree Ivon. Flexibility, adaptability and resilience are going to be increasingly important both for individuals and organisations.
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Are Word of Mouth referrals still important in today’s Digital Age?

Are Word of Mouth referrals still important in today’s Digital Age? | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Statistics re Word of Mouth referrals in today's Digital Age
An interesting Survey re modern professionals and
Word Mouth referrals, how and what information they exchange,
and how they follow thro

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Word of mouth does not mean digital technology is not part of the word of mouth, but it is broader than just digital technology, much broader.

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Emerging tech is transforming the workplace | ZDNet

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace | ZDNet | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.
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Are we asking the relevant question: "What does this mean?"

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Technology’s Man Problem

Technology’s Man Problem | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Crude apps, patronizing behavior. For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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We need to question the relationship we have with technology and what that means.

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Global Solution Networks: A Literature Review | Global Solution Networks

Global Solution Networks: A Literature Review | Global Solution Networks | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

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There is a website behind the initial document which has some research material and articles about GSN.

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Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely?

Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely? | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

As more workplaces become knowledge based, more companies will experience the tension of helping employees work together effectively while allowing them to do their jobs from almost anywhere.

 

One of the most important questions regarding the ability to work from anywhere is the effect it has on employees' engagement levels. On the one hand, working remotely offers employees a measure of autonomy that helps them feel better equipped to do their jobs well. On the other hand, employees must have positive, trusting relationships with their managers and coworkers to stay engaged, and such relationships may be more difficult to sustain with fewer opportunities for face-to-face interaction.

 

Gallup's extensive employee engagement research - presented in its recent State of the American Workplace report -- suggests that the ability to work remotely corresponds with higher engagement, but primarily among those who spend less than 20% of their total working time doing so.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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It could be we need to find what works best and when it works best. It might be less about working remotely or working side-by-side and doing both at appropriate times.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 15, 2:33 PM
Findings form Gallup's extensive employee engagement research: 

  • Among those who never work remotely, 28% are engaged - meaning they are emotionally involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work -- while 20% are actively disengaged, meaning they are unhappy at work and tend to disrupt their coworkers' productivity. The remaining on-site workers fall into a middle category -- not engaged.
  • Among employees who spend up to 20% of their time remotely, 35% are engaged - but engagement levels drop as employees spend more time off-site.


Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 16, 3:58 AM

Gallup found that overall, remote workers are sllighlty more engaged (32%) than employees who work on site (28%). But there is a point of diminishing returns for engaging remote workers: Those who spend less than 20% of their time working remotely are the most engaged (35%) and have the lowest level of active disengagement (12%). These employees likely enjoy an ideal balance of both worlds opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie with coworkers at the office and the relative sense of freedom that comes from working remotely. #socbiz #agile

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 16, 5:46 AM

seems like the ability to discipline self to remain engaged is important

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How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction - New York Times

How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction - New York Times | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction
New York Times
Technologies have always gone belly up, but tech extinctions may become even more common over the next few years.

Via Cyril Tirache
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With the increased pace of obsolescence, or it seems that way, this is an interesting article. What does it mean? It is important in education to consider the skills and attitudes learners must have than the hardware or software. Are we able to adapt to an increasingly complex landscape? And, what does that really mean?

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Stop, Get Out, Unplug...And Notice

Stop, Get Out, Unplug...And Notice | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

"Great product design starts with understanding context, behavior, and motivation. With digital experiences in particular, it can be hard to..."

 

"Whether or not I’m looking for new ideas or testing new concepts, I like to get out without any agenda at all except “to notice.” It helps keep me inspired and to hone my observation skills."


Via craig daniels
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That is a great picture. People crammed together, not talking, and not acknowledging each other. It used to be that buses were places where people met. They still can be. I had a great hockey conversation in Seattle riding the rapid transit.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 7, 7:16 AM

Before you create or design something consider unplugging and getting outside to look around. Once there notice everything but do so one bit at a time.

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Leadership As We Know It Has to Change

Leadership As We Know It Has to Change | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, the new leaders navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, John Michel, David Hain, Bobby Dillard, Wise Leader™, Les Howard, Amy Melendez
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Leadership does have to change. What is interesting is that today, as I looked for dissertation materials on leadership, this idea of a leadership crisis is not new, Many authors and thinkers complained of the same thing in times past. The challenge might be the pace of change is so rapid it presents new challenges.

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Efficienarta's curator insight, January 31, 1:47 AM

Two of the points in this article particularly accord with my Points of view based on experience working with a spectrum of public and private sector enterprises:


"Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, they navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority." and the Ralph Nader quote "The function of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers.

Carol Carter's curator insight, January 31, 12:26 PM

Thoughtful article every MBA should read and fully digest. The only way to remain powerful, is to empower the people you are tasked to lead. This has always been true. Now it's crucial.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 24, 7:36 AM

While I don't agree with the entire thought pattern here I do agree that Leaders reflect whats going on in our society. Leadership is going through one of its many changes over centuries of time. What once worked...won't tomorrow. Stay tuned....

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From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age

From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

The vast majority of companies today have management structures or reporting hierarchies. That simply is the way it has been, at least since the beginning of the Industrial Age a bit more than 200 years ago. When humanity moved from the...


Via David Hain
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I actually propose that the world is not flattened by the rapid pace of information and connectivity. The world is a more nuanced place than it has ever been with information coming unexpectedly from around corners. Certaintly, hierarchies could be flatter, but they usually not. Leadership in the 21st Century should be far more distributed to overcome the volume and pace. This has never been truer in education where the stranglehold of hierarchy and the intransigience of bureaurcracy and technocracy are stifling.

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3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
It turns out social media may be even more influential than we have imagined, just not in the way many of us have envisioned. Let's take a look in these 3 scientific studies that prove social media has a real effect on sales.

Via João Greno Brogueira, Sharrock
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These studies seem to show what works in business, marketing, and branding. The risk is we take and put this thinking into education where learning is not the same as business, marketing, and branding.

 

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In 1964, The Brilliant Isaac Asimov Wrote Some Predictions For 2014 — Wait Until You See How Right He Was

In 1964, The Brilliant Isaac Asimov Wrote Some Predictions For 2014 — Wait Until You See How Right He Was | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Self-driving car? He called it. (In 1964 science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted what life would be like in 50 years.

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There are few isaac Asimovs around today. There are many who would like to pretend they have this kind of insight.
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Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking

Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Via Nader Ale Ebrahim
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This looks like it has lots of depth to it.

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