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Your Reputation Will Be The Currency Of The Future

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681790/your-reputation-will-be-the-currency-of-the-future In The Nature Of The Future: Dispatches From The Socialstructed World, Marina Gorbis argues we are moving away from the depersonalized world of institutional production toward a new economy built on social connections and rewards–a process she calls socialstructing.

Bill Gates: Food Is Ripe for Innovation (are you ready for fake meat?)

I tasted Beyond Meat’s chicken alternative, for example, and honestly couldn’t tell it from real chicken. Beyond Eggs, an egg alternative from Hampton Creek Foods, does away with the high cholesterol content of real eggs. Lyrical has drastically reduced fat in its non-dairy cheeses. Even things like salt are getting ...

With Big Data, we are creating artificial intelligences that no human can understand (made me think)

Big data will require a new group of people to take on this role. Perhaps they will be called “algorithmists.” They could take two forms—independent entities to monitor firms from outside, and employees or departments to monitor them from within—just as companies have in-house accountants as well as outside auditors ...

Considering a switch from keynote to prezi

Prezi allows you to group objects together with “frames” and then build a “path” that moves the viewer fluidly through the content (on one, big canvas), but those paths are rarely a straight line, and the presenter or viewer can step off that path at any time and create their ...

No Future: Present Shock and Why Our Now-Fixation Has Changed Everything From Advertising To Politics (Douglas Rushkoff book)

Says Doug in his book: Our society has reoriented itself to the present moment. Everything is live, real time, and always-on. It’s not a mere speeding up, however much our lifestyles and technologies have accelerated the rate at which we attempt to do things. It’s more of a diminishment of anything ...

5 Brands Winning at Crowdsourcing | Digiday

PepsiCo When thinking of PepsiCo and crowdsourcing, the first thing that comes to mind is the company’s Pepsi Refresh program, which got almost 61 million votes. The 2010 initiative awarded $20 million in grants to individuals, businesses and non-profits that came up with ideas that have a positive impact on their ...

Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement, says Paul Gilding

I like Paul’s work and his ‘the earth is full’ meme – here is another good piece by him. Of particular note in all this, observing both the message and the messengers, is that what was predominantly an ecological question is now primarily an economic one. This is a profoundly important ...

5 Brands Winning at Crowdsourcing

http://www.digiday.com/brands/5-brands-winning-at-crowdsourcing/ Crowdsourcing isn’t anything new. Just read The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, a testimonial of a mother in the 1950’s who made a living writing advertising jingles for contests brands were holding. Top brands like Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Oreo are turning to the crowd.

Obsessed with the Now: Review Douglas Rushkoff’s Book “Present Shock” (via The Verge)

I have his book in my Kindle queue – always enjoy his thoughts. Of course, there’s a danger to becoming part of the narrative. Humans, he explains, live in linear time, while the internet and our computers can do everything at once, and so in the digital, everything happens at once ...

IDG boss Bob Carrigan: ‘The curse of many publishers is they hold on to print for too long’

http://www.themediabriefing.com/article/2013-03-13/carrigan-idg-interview Digital disruption stalks the media industry. New technologies threaten to make old ones obsolete every week. So publishers covering the technology industry are closer to the eye of the storm than most. But tech publisher IDG has turned this to its advantage.

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