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A Lost Generation | The Big Picture

A Lost Generation | The Big Picture | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
A Lost Generation By John Mauldin July 27, 2013   An Ugly Secular Trend in Part-Time Work The Emergence of a US Underclass A Lost Generation Maine,
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Now, it's an interesting review about the American employment situation... there ar numerous american specialty but I think several general trends are also seeable... e.g. the soaring of the number of the temporary jobs, the opening gap between the most poor and the most rich, the lagging increase of employment parallel to the economic recovery (the companies want to be more resilient, they more slowly build up new staff), and so on... 

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Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”? | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of society behind.


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Unconditional Basic Income becomes a leading policy idea

With increased trends in automation and the “gig economy” pointing to labour market disruption and uncertainty, the implementation of various forms of Universal Basic Income (UBI) looks increasingly probable. This once-heretical idea of giving all citizens a baseline income that is enough to live on, without requiring anything in return, has acquired sharp relevance — for instance, there is a real prospect that a large section of the US’s working population could lose their jobs nearly overnight with the advent of driverless trucks. Advocates point out that a UBI could facilitate a transition to a humane version of the “gig economy”, while boosting entrepreneurship and civic engagement — and mainstream thought-leaders on both the right and left are pricking up their ears.
Pilot programmes are currently underway in Finland, Canada and… Kenya. Yes, Kenya. The most interesting application of UBI policy is actually in developing countries. A recent UBI pilot in India pointed to multiple benefits when an unconditional basic income is provided to the poor — from increased food security and welfare to higher levels of equity, emancipation, entrepreneurialism and economic activity. And in contrast to expensive rich-country UBI schemes, they are far more affordable, particularly if spending is switched from existing subsidies.

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Well, it's tried in very interesting places... the world is flatter than ever...
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David Hain's curator insight, January 27, 6:40 AM

A once radical idea that may be finding it's time...

John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, January 27, 1:58 PM
It should. It''s the solution for the growing inequality problems.
Ian Berry's curator insight, January 27, 5:36 PM
Sound idea just based on economics Profound idea for humanity The only reason not yet mainstream is lack of political will
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Google’s AI software is learning to make AI software

Google’s AI software is learning to make AI software | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Google and others think software that learns to learn could take over some work done by AI experts.
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Well, the AI is knocking on the doors...
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Pál Kerékfy's curator insight, January 21, 7:14 AM

Tenyleg a nyakunkon a szingularitás?


#AI #Google

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Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
What innovative technologies that have recently appeared will soon reside in the future classrooms?
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Some not so far-future trend in learning & drvelopment - technical side...
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À quel point sommes-nous prévisibles ? • Dossiers, Prévision, Temps, Liberté, Aliénation • Philosophie magazine

À quel point sommes-nous prévisibles ? • Dossiers, Prévision, Temps, Liberté, Aliénation • Philosophie magazine | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
. À quel point sommes-nous prévisibles ?
Comment puis-je affirmer ma liberté face à un Dieu qui, omniscient, a toujours déjà décidé de tout ?
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OK, nous sommes prévisibles par ces giants, Google, Amazon, Facebook pour notre comportement, pour notre usage d'acheter produits mais la question reste: sommes-nous vraiment prévisibles à tel point que ces giants pensent que nous sommes?
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You Might Never Upload Your Brain Into a Computer

You Might Never Upload Your Brain Into a Computer | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Many futurists predict that one day we'll upload our minds into computers, where we'll romp around in virtual reality environments. That's possible — but there are still a number of thorny issues to consider.
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Well, just at the corner, voilà, here are the counter-arguments...:-))) At the end of the day - at least for now - my vote is for the sceptic... it is not only the intuition (the most part is and I just search arguments for that...:-))) that's how "rationality" works BTW...:-))) but also the fact that I believe that we are thinking as we are, with our whole body and not separately by our brain... It's also said that all of our decisions has a basic emotional element, we can not think, decide cold, without emotion... and while emotions are also not excluded from the brain functions they are rather a whole body phenomenon... Then comes the consciousness (and what about sub-consciousness, it's also said/researched that our "operation's drives" are mostly the "products" of our subconscious what might be also more than just our brain... Than we might have - among lots of others - Thomas Metzinger's theory ("Being no one...", etc.) about not having a fixed memory, data structures, "ego" but rather an algorythm-production "software" (?)... So, speculations can run still in every possible directions... and that's why we are human: we can speculate...:-))) Th
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24 startup ideas that investors are begging to fund

24 startup ideas that investors are begging to fund | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Build these and investors will come.
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"...they are challenging. But not impossible..."

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Christian Murray's curator insight, May 20, 2015 12:13 PM

I thought i would share this as it is brings a certain insight to 360 as it may fit for vertical market integration. Notably that 360 is still a young player and will have to constantly evolve its  own base understanding of new core technology. Also the requirements  to  find distinctive hardware solutions out of the main stream to make a real future impact.. This observation may well hold true for the  creative side as  well. 

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The New Optimism of Al Gore - NYTimes.com

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From doom-sayer almost-president to optimist environmentalist investor...

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Ray Kurzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it

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.

 


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Well, interesting... especially e.g. the computing capacity vs all human minds diagram...:-)))

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 24, 2015 11:30 AM

Ray's predictions for the next 25 years: 


  • By the late 2010s, glasses will beam images directly onto the retina. Ten terabytes of computing power (roughly the same as the human brain) will cost about $1,000.
  • By the 2020s, most diseases will go away as nanobots become smarter than current medical technology. Normal human eating can be replaced by nanosystems. The Turing test begins to be passable. Self-driving cars begin to take over the roads, and people won’t be allowed to drive on highways.
  • By the 2030s, virtual reality will begin to feel 100% real. We will be able to upload our mind/consciousness by the end of the decade.
  • By the 2040s, non-biological intelligence will be a billion times more capable than biological intelligence (a.k.a. us). Nanotech foglets will be able to make food out of thin air and create any object in physical world at a whim.
  • By 2045, we will multiply our intelligence a billionfold by linking wirelessly from our neocortex to a synthetic neocortex in the cloud.
Watch also this excellent TED Talk with Ray Kurzweil. 
Jerome Driessen's curator insight, March 26, 2015 8:02 AM

An article about one of the world's most renowned and qualified futurists, Ray Kurzweil, and his predictions regarding the exponential growth of computing in the next 25 years.

"I want to make an important point.

It’s not about the predictions.

It’s about what the predictions represent."



 

Diamandis, P. (2015, January 2015). Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years. Retrieved March 26, 2015, from http://singularityhub.com/2015/01/26/ray-kurzweils-mind-boggling-predictions-for-the-next-25-years/

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, April 30, 2015 12:45 PM
The theory of spiral dynamics Dr. Don Beck says that humanity lives today to speak with my words in "different times", so to some impressive advances in the science and technology are not very significant, while the more advanced, more aware, people dealing analyze both the positive aspects of science and technology, and the possible dangers to them the question needs to be controlled artificial intelligence? It makes perfect sense.
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Davos: Inside the minds of the most powerful women in the world

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CNN correspondent Poppy Harlow reports from Davos on the lack of female presence.

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Strong words:

 

"You can have it all, despite what you're reading in all the magazines that you can't," Cairns told me as I interviewed her for CNN's Leading Women series. 

She's just one of many high-profile women attending WEF this year, and rejects the notion that working mothers can't have successful careers.

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"The focus takes in everything from fighting terror to addressing the growing income divide. But this year just 17% of participants at this invitation-only summit are female; an increase on 15% in 2014, but still far too small a number. 

Meanwhile, on the Fortune 500 list, just 3.4% of corporations have female CEOs. Clearly, there is work to do..."

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How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation - NYTimes.com

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation - NYTimes.com | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
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Interesting... the "dismal" science...:-))) (I am also - on one of my "line" - sort of, soooo I do not want to be toooo sarcastic)

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The Age of Networked Matter

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. 

 


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Hmmm... don't know exactly how to handle this piece but it's definitely interesting "matter"...:-)))

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 7, 2014 2:21 PM

In the Age of Networked Matter, we must all become adept systems thinkers. Use this map to think systematically about the next decades of transformative change and anticipate the opportunities and challenges of a wholly linked world.


Gary Bamford's curator insight, December 8, 2014 7:57 AM

Bring on the 'breakthroughs' ...

Elizabeth Kilroy's curator insight, January 21, 2015 7:50 AM
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for oursenses to grow sharper,” wrote poet W. B.Yeats
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Livermore scientists suggest ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated

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Livermore scientists suggest ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated
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Well, who could be smart enough here?!

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Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Workplaces need more walls, not fewer.
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Well, the point is there... though these thoughts about the reflected/proved harming effect of the open office, this "cry" for help will totally be in vain, sort of cry into the desert... For it would be too costly to change back the trend and the still eager need of visual/physical controls (which were long ago outdated as the one magic management tool and are not proxies of the really needed good cooperation environment, actually, it is the opposite) do nessitate to keep at bay the critiques...
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Busting the ‘Neuromyths’ About How We Learn

Busting the ‘Neuromyths’ About How We Learn | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Some people learn best by doing, right? Others have a visual memory, and it’s important for them to see something depicted if they want to remember it. Then there’s those who learn most effectively…
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Lots of myths are spread and used as base of concepts in development schemes... never late to question them, search for validating research behind them... and if there are no convincing evidences, scale back the usage of them...
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Les métamorphoses numériques du livre : du ebook à la réalité virtuelle | L'Atelier : Accelerating Innovation

Les métamorphoses numériques du livre : du ebook à la réalité virtuelle | L'Atelier : Accelerating Innovation | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Le paysage du livre numérique prend un autre visage avec le mobile et l’apparition de la réalité virtuelle.

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Using e-books instead of or together with traditional paper books is at the treshold or is already over it...
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Annie Longeot's curator insight, January 14, 5:07 AM
Personnellement je lis sur liseuses, livres papiers et je fréquente la médiathèque. Mes amis qui ont une liseuse sont généralement de gros lecteurs, qui achètent, empruntent, échangent des livres papiers. Je pense que ces supports sont complémentaires...
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20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity

20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it

Scientific American asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say.

 


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It's already good to speak about it... future of humanity... hope it means it will exist...
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David Hain's curator insight, September 9, 2016 4:50 AM

It's your future - are you thinking about some of this stuff? HT Kenneth Mikkelsen!

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Does it matter if Google is rewiring our minds? Ask Plato | Steven Poole

Does it matter if Google is rewiring our minds? Ask Plato | Steven Poole | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
The debate we are now having about the effect of constant internet access on memory and creativity has precedents thousands of years old
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That's an interesting one: are we dumber by using (ectensively) Google? Or I would add, is our creativity is in danger (in one definition of it that its sources the capability of playing, mixing, etc of the already embodied knowledge - and if we mainly "outsource" this knowledge...)?
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When Will the Human Mind Upload to a Computer?

When Will the Human Mind Upload to a Computer? | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it

Computers are getting smarter and faster; what's lagging is a way to scan and transfer our brain.

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Well, it is still in a sci-fi ("Upload"), the day are in 2070 but more and more I read about this (and here is mentioned also an EU fund which is financing something what might leading one day to something like that...) just thinking... what good might be from that? Sort of life for ever? At least virtually?

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Why Automation Means We Need a New Economic Model

Why Automation Means We Need a New Economic Model | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.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.

 


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"...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..."

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:30 AM

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.


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History Repeats Itself: Ancient Cities Grew Much Like Modern Ones

History Repeats Itself: Ancient Cities Grew Much Like Modern Ones | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Theoretical scientists have started to find that there are universal laws that shape all urban spaces. A new study suggests that the same mathematical rules might apply to ancient settlements, too.
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Big Idea 2015: TV Is Dead, and This Is Where Digital Media Is Headed

Big Idea 2015: TV Is Dead, and This Is Where Digital Media Is Headed | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
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
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Interesting and sometimes brave points... 

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The Problem With Psychiatry, the 'DSM,' and the Way We Study Mental Illness

The Problem With Psychiatry, the 'DSM,' and the Way We Study Mental Illness | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Psychiatry is under attack for not being scientific enough, but the real problem is its blindness to culture.
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Interesting indeed... how the diagnosis are walking hand in hand with the big pharmas interests and with the "mode"... from the hysteria to the ADHD and beyond...

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Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance

Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Nearly every company has a story about trying to transform its operations as a result of opportunity or crisis.

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