Ray Kurzweil is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google.
In the next ten years we will enter the Age of Networked Matter, in which the connections between biology and machinery are brought to the forefront and we begin to rethink our roles in the world. Robots will form their own social networks, chairs will be digitally-rights managed, microbes will talk to kitchens, and every object will be six degrees away from the rest of the world.
This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.
One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as we know it is dead and that the only way forward is to challenge convention around how we work, how we lead, and how we build our companies. Employees which were once thought of expendable cogs are the most valuable asset that any organization has. However, the employee from a decade ago isn’t the same as the employee who we are starting to see today. To help show that I wanted to share an image from my upcoming book which depicts how employees are evolving. It’s an easy way to see the past vs the future.
On a weekday afternoon in late June, a nondescript forty-year-old man in beige shorts, a blue Penguin sports shirt, and what appears to be a pair of shale-colored architect’s glasses with parts of the frame missing gets on an uptown No. 6 train at Union Square to go see his psychoanalyst, on East Eighty-eighth Street. As the man walks into the frigid subway car, he unexpectedly jerks his head up and down. A pink light comes on above the right lens. He slides his index finger against the right temple of the glasses as if flicking away a fly. The man’s right eyebrow rises and his right eye squints. He appears to be mouthing some words. A lip-reader would come away with the following message: “Forever 21 world traveler denim shorts, $22.80. Horoscope: Cooler heads prevail today, helping you strike a compromise in a matter you refused to budge on last week.”
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:
Actually, it's interesting, though iPhone and iPad are already enough distraction for me...:-)))
WellMass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature, according to new ideas bubbling out of the multiverse.
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:
Well, this nasty Higgs boson has just made such a turbulence that they (those working on the adjacent areas) still have not recovered from the effects... what I understand of all these that if this boson thing exists (and building the CERN on the first place was worth to do...), the latest theories are not working perfectly... Multiverse, supersymmetry, scale symmetry (I like this latter one, it reminds me on the fractals but it might be that "Circuler, il n'y a rien à voir"...:-))), agravity (that's aggravating un peu...:-))), well, I'm just curious what this bloody boson makes next...:-)))... very good article...:-)))
SDL research uncovered key behaviors and expectations of Millennials that every company needs to consider as part of their engagement strategy. It’s time to recognize that these connected customers are in control. For maximum marketing impact, understand their context, use the channels they use and interact the way they interact.
Channel engagement is now the prerogative of the consumer. Millennials, in particular, are technology savvy, engage on numerous digital devices and are always ‘on.’ And they expect the same from their favorite brands. This age of omni-channel, ‘right-now’ engagement requires a new marketing mentality.
Where does your organization stand on the path towards the future of marketing? Can you shift your mindset – and your tactics – so that channel engagement is so connected and customer centric that channels simply become irrelevant?
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:
It's a very short post about the new directions (of) marketing... Are there any established? What about your well established marketing channels strategy?
Watch The New York Public Library's Amazon: Business As Usual? on Livestream.com. In April 2014, Amazon and Hachette locked horns in what has become a very public, and still ongoing, battle over contract negotiations. After the online retailer removed the pre-order option, imposed shipping delays, and slashed discounts on the book publisher's titles, the reaction against Amazon was swift and fierce. But the story of the Amazon-Hachette dispute is anything but simple, and raises critical questions about the future of the book publishing industry. What is really at stake for the companies, authors and readers? What larger issues of free-market capitalism and free speech are at play? And what does the Amazon-Hachette dispute reveal about the future of the publishing industry in the age of e-books?
Authors, agents, and publishers take to the LIVE from the NYPL stage to tackle these urgent questions in a conversation moderated by Tina Bennett, literary agent at WME. Guests include: best-selling author James Patterson; Morgan Entrekin, publisher and president of Grove Atlantic; Bob Kohn, attorney and founder of EMusic.com; Tim Wu, law professor and theorist of “net neutrality;” and Danielle Allen, political theorist, author of a new book on the Declaration of Independence and elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:
Well, is the book a commodity? What Amazon.com is doing to the book industry is just '"business as usual"? Is the price the only mentionable property to a book? Will we really perceive if there will be a narrower range of book "products" or is this a phenomenon being already under way and being so subtile it's unrealisable? A very interesting discussion by mainly panicking book publisher... is this a simple technological disruption or is this something more under the skin type of tragedy what we will never really know that has happened when it has already happened? By saying that I admire the services of both the Amazon and the publishers and I think my vote is for the multitude of sources rather than the one possible source... It's dreadful to think about it...
The combination of advanced sensors, voice recognition, artificial intelligence, big data, text-mining, and pattern-recognition algorithms, is generating smart robots capable of quickly learning human actions, and even learning from one another.
If you think being a “professional” makes your job safe, think again.
"...A future of almost unlimited production by a handful, for consumption by whoever can afford it, is a recipe for economic and social collapse.
Our underlying problem won’t be the number of jobs. It will be – it already is — the allocation of income and wealth.
What to do?
“Redistribution” has become a bad word.
But the economy toward which we’re hurtling — in which more and more is generated by fewer and fewer people who reap almost all the rewards, leaving the rest of us without enough purchasing power – can’t function..."
In this series of posts, Influencers and members predict the ideas and trends that will shape 2015. Read all the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #BigIdeas2015 in the body of your post).Happy 2015 everyone! As I mentioned in my recap of last year’s predictions, 2014 was the year that native went mainstream. I’m pleased to report that the continued growth in native adoption meant Triggit had a great 2014 as well. We’ve greatly expanded the addressable audience for retar
When people think “robots,” they often envision vaguely humanoid sci-fi-movie beings with strange speech patterns. But today’s state-of-the-art robots are a far cry from that outdated stereotype. And they are showing up for work. Increasingly flexible, responsive, sensing—even humanlike—robots are beginning to augment and replace labor in a wide range of industries: a megatrend that is transforming the economics of manufacturing and reshaping the business landscape.
Sure... more and more area of work will be taken over... practically all which is more or less easy to be algorithmised... already lots of people has no chance to find really necessary work doable only by human resources... OK, it might be not so quick but just check the trend in the diagram in the post and think...
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