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12 Supertrends heading your way

12 Supertrends heading your way

Technological change is happening so fast that trends are now supertrends.

These powerful supertrends are important because they are crucial to understanding what people want.

One major supertrend is the shift from an ownership society to an accessibility society.

Consider this:

Uber, a peer-to-peer ride-sharing company, owns no carsSocial media giants Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,…

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Extended reality

Extended reality

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke

We all know technology isn’t magic but tell that to our pre-industrial ancestors, especially when it comes to the marvel of Extended Reality. 

This deceptively bland moniker offers a startling array of experiences that will affect our lives in all kinds…

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What happens when a whole country embraces digital disruption?

What happens when a whole country embraces digital disruption?

What happens when business or, in this case, an entire country embraces digital disruption?

We get e-Estonia, a small country that sits on the edge of the Baltic Sea.

E-citizens

Since 2015, anyone in the world can apply to be an Estonian e-citizen even if they don’t live there. All they need to…

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Get ready for the supermind: a new collective intelligence

Robots are certainly replacing us in many routine and predictable jobs as well as in the professions and the creative arts.

There’s another scenario unfolding, however, that suggests a far more interesting and positive future, a future where robots need us as much as we need them. It is digital disruption…

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Future proofing your employment skills

Future proofing your employment skills

These days, automation affects every industry simultaneously and robots are replacing–and outperforming–humans where the work is routine and predictable.

However, as the world relentlessly automates, we will value, encourage, and prioritize social skills.

Accordingly, those with interpersonal dexterity will be well-placed to engage with whatever human-centered industries emerge in the coming decades.

Future…

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Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Popular culture is pretrifed of AI.

Take movies, for example. Most AI cinematic excursions tend towards the dark, the moody and the downright deadly. In fact, a robot protagonist is far more likely to murder than nurture its hapless human victims. Take the following movies, for example:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Ethically…

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How to naturally purify the air in your house

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In the late 1980s, America’s space agency (NASA) studied house plants as a way to clean the air in their space station. What they found was that several common plants are particularly good at filtering out many harmful chemicals.

And because many of us spend such a large part of our…

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Great Scott, Ridley, you’ve lost the plot

 

This article contains SPOILERS, so if you have yet to see Alien:Covenant and intend to see it, then stop reading now.

In space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in the cinema.

And screaming is exactly what I felt like doing after sitting through Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s…

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