Archive for June, 2016

How will the meaning of work change? (via WEF)

“Is the meaning of work about to change?” asks Rick Goings in his article on WEF World Economic Forum’s blog published end of February 2016. A noteworthy quote: “Our world is facing a crisis cubed: jobs are disappearing faster than they are being created; companies

Video: Gerd Leonhard on the next 5 Years in Technology

This is the complete video recording of Gerd Leonhard’s talk at Innotown Innovation Conference end of May 2016 in Ålesund, Norway. Gerd spoke about digital transformation and the key future scenarios impacting business, culture, technology and society. See http://gerd.io/28ZXoP6 for the slides and more details.

Has Modern Technology caused the End of Reflection? (via NY Times)

“The end of reflection”  author of the article on The New York Times, Teddy Wayne, heads his post, published on June 11, 2016. A noteworthy quote: “’Finding moments to engage in contemplative thinking has always been a challenge, since we’re distractible,’ said Nicholas Carr, author

AI Boom: Based on Old Ideas with a Modern Twist (via The Economist)

“From not working to neural networking” is the headline of The Economist’s comprehensive article published last week in the Technology section, continuing … “How had artificial intelligence, associated with hubris and disappointment since its earliest days, suddenly become the hottest field in technology? The term

Video: First Electric Cars for Everybody (via WIRED)

WIRED Editor in Chief Scott Dadich interviews Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company, this month during the WIRED Business Conference 2016. Barra explains in detail how GM realises electric cars for mass production. Watch full video on FORA.tv: Related topics: Driverless Cars Does OPEC

Ross Dawson’s Framework on Humans’ Role in the Future of Work

During one of his recent keynotes, TFA’s Partner in Sydney, Ross Dawson, presented his views on ‘Creating the Future of Work’. “For the last years in addressing the future of work I have often focused on the human capabilities that will drive value as machines become more

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Elon Musk has two more “Secret Master Plans”

In August 2006 Elon Musk first published his Secret Master Plan for Tesla: Build sports car Use that money to build an affordable car Use that money to build an even more affordable car While doing above, also provide zero emission electric power generation options

Video: Gerd Leonhard at European Insurers’ AMICE 2016 in Ghent

The city of Ghent in Belgium saw the AMICE Congress taking place during the first week of June, an event where all European mutual and cooperative insurers converge. Session III on the morning of June 3rd was covered by Gerd Leonhard and his presentation: “Mutuals evolving in