Category: Recommended Reading

The Future of In-Flight Entertainment: Virtual Reality? (interesting trend)

“Such virtual reality headgear are staples of science fiction movies. In “Demolition Man,” Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock use them to have virtual sex (it doesn’t go well).  In the original “Total Recall,” Arnold Schwarzenegger uses one to go on a virtual vacation (that goes even worse).” The Future of In-Flight ...

HBO Go without needing cable? Welcome to the future of television (good insights via the Guardian)

From channels to platforms…!  Broadcasting converges with Boadbanding:) see my illustrations below. I do think that, outside of the US, it’s more about cable-nevers than cable-cutters:) However, what’s really worrisome is that 49% of subscribers aged 25 to 34 say they are “very likely” to ditch cable. Much of that might ...

Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet (interesting read via Bloomberg)

This is a good read on a topic I have been looking at very closely – which personal information can be used online for what purpose, by whom, and when – and what are the unintended consequences of exponential technologies that make everything so much more efficient, transparent and omniscient? The ...

The 2 best Concepts From Malcolm Gladwell’s Bestsellers (adapted from BusinessInsider)

Via BusinessInsider:  Malcolm Gladwell’s first two bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, earned him a place onTime’s 2005 “Most Influential People” list; and with Outliers, the “10,000 Hour” theory made its way into the zeitgeist. My high-lights below: Gladwell suggests decision making performed with a “frugality” of information — learn to recognize when enough information has been gathered… ...

Genetically Modified Food is the Future, says Nicholas Negroponte (me, I’m not so sure about that)

In the food department you could argue that genetics is their equivalent of [digital] bits and that you can create meat synthetically from the genes of meat.  In other words you can do artificial meat.  People are doing it at the moment.  So, you know, just a tiny sample of ...

Why Higher Education Cannot Resist Disruptive Change (something interesting I just read)

“This brings us to the future of higher education. Its situation is much the same as that of the news media. Content, often of high quality, can be produced by a multiplicity of knowledge organizations, including libraries, museums, software makers, think tanks, and media companies, among others. Talent (professors and ...

Digital Darwinism: Transforming a Business in The Selfie Era (nice piece by Brian Solis, great free report)

Brian Solis: To help understand what digital transformation is as well as its promise, I spent the last year along with my colleagues at Altimeter Group interviewing those who are leading change at some of the biggest companies in the world. Most recently, we also fielded a survey to capture the true state ...

10 useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms

10 Futurist terms and memes that everyone should know about PDF download 3MB:  Gerd’s 10 useful futurist terms and memes New: Spanish translation by Fernando del Rio  (PDF: 10 Términos Y Expresiones Futurista) I recently ran across George Dvorsky’s nice post on io9.com entitled ’20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know’. Last week I ...

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours (some pretty amazing stats via IndustryTap)

Some pretty amazing stats here (even though this is from 2013:) Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types ...

Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper (Gerd’s must-reads)

“We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too” Jeffrey Bezos, ...

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