Posts Tagged ‘future’
The Future of Business: Innovation and Sustainability based on what we love more than what we measure…December 17th, 2009
I’m reminded of the axiom that we measure what we value but what we love, we protect. This 3 minute video explains pretty well why that is and why new business models must reach for more than trust, performance, and respect. As Saachi advertising gurus brought out last year, trademarks must be replaced by lovemarks.
We live in an experience market more than a consumer market. Sustainable experiences are those experiences we love and to which we want to come back and invite others.
What about education? What model do we use in the design of our schools and the learning we deliver? Are we meeting the needs of stakeholders? We would do well to reconsider, rethink, redesign, and reconstruct from the ground up.
Libraries Evolving into Laboratories of Synergistic Learning through “Trends” as Information Commons.December 17th, 2009
libraries seem to be evolving into laboratories of synergistic learning through “trends” as information commons.
I like this definition of libraries in light of how technology is transcending traditional space-time barriers within which they have existed. Technology is stretching the “boxes” outside of which we think; even eliminating the box altogether. Was it ever 2 dimensional anyway? Think outside the cube. Think outside the orb. Transcend the metaverse of space-time. The human spirit – the final frontier?
Cyborg Learning Theory (CLT) explains how future generations perceive and experience their universe. CLT contextualizes a human identity that is merging with technology intrinsically; the electro-chemical human merging with the electro-mechanical innovation (think of biomedical, nano-technological developments, etc.).
Implications for teachers in the classroom, whether face-to-face (f2f) or online, are far-reaching. Educators must lead the next generation by » More: Cyborg Learning Theory in Education…
In a previous post, I gave simple definitions of Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and speculated on what Web 3.0 might hold for us (realizing of course these are unofficially recognized and ambiguously overused terms).
But now with all the hoopla about Web of Things and Internet of Things, I find further evidence for my original definitions.
Web 1.0 was about information. Web 2.0 is about communication. And Web 3.0 (Or Web 0, depending on your views), is about connection. However, I don’t mean connection in a superficial sense. Rather, like the post-human view, the electro-chemical carbon-based life forms merge with the electro-mechanical micro-sensing world. The connection is a cross-reality (M.I.T. term) linking virtual with real-time.
It will be interesting to see what happens next. Until now, virtual reality overcame space-time barriers but real life remained subject to them. Cross-reality bridges this gap to create a new experience. Rather than one or the other, both are merged: A post-human, cyborg (cybernetic organism) view.
What is possible is no longer limited by human imagination. The new paradigm is emerging with the mashup of imagination and computerization. The future is not merely an internet of things as much as the connection of… (you finish the sentence).