"More than half the world population lives in cities, and global urbanization is expected to hit 60 percent by 2030. To put this into perspective, only 30 percent of the world population was urban in 1950. Yet we continue to live in the past, although time…"
Here are the top 10 ‘VERGE’ jobs of the future
September 22, 2014 at 2:06PM
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How Technology in Tourism is Taking Travel to the Next Level -
The application of technology in tourism, whether it be in the vacation-planning process or during the actual vacation, is changing the entire travel industry. via Pocket
GoPro: Unicycling Moab – YouTube.
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The exponential progress in technology is already impacting just about every segment of our society, culture and industry, and in the next 5 years we are likely to see almost science-fiction-like innovations become a common occurrence: big data-fuelled business intelligence, artificial intelligence in software and machines, repetitive human jobs replaced by automation, total trackability of most marketing and advertising activities, social networks as the broadcasters and the convergence of TV and the Internet, the continued shift to ‘brands with a purpose’, screens replacing almost all printed products, automated real-time language translation and much more. Gerd will address questions such as: which jobs will still be handled by humans rather than ultra-smart software? What is the future of agencies? How will stories be told in the future, and who will tell them? If media increasingly goes over-the-top and becomes even more fragmented, how will brands reach consumers in the future? How can marketers cut through the increasing noise in digital media? Which economic trends will impact the marketing business, and how?
And as usual, here are some key images from my talk (video to follow soon, hopefully):
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Dream merchants: The future of hotels has arrived -
In the 21st century, ‘hospitality’ is taking on new colours. Every Saturday night, no matter where they are in the world, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin check into a hotel for a weekend escape, as you can do when you’re among Hollywood’s richest couples. via Pocket
“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 Entertainment: Virtual Reality?
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Futurist Gerd Leonhard's best reads and realisations -
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At the moment of truth—in store, online and elsewhere—consumers are making a choice and a choice that is heavily influenced by brands with a social purpose,” said Amy Fenton, global leader of public development and sustainability, Nielsen. “This behavior is on the rise and we are seeing this manifest into positive impact in our communities as well as share growth for brands. — It Pays To Be Green: Corporate Social Responsibility Meets the Bottom Line (via gerdfeed)
10 useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms
Bottom Lines by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard, a set on Flickr.Some of my recent realizations
It’s like the boiling frog,” Snowden tells me. “You get exposed to a little bit of evil, a little bit of rule-breaking, a little bit of dishonesty, a little bit of deceptiveness, a little bit of disservice to the public interest, and you can brush it off, you can come to justify it. But if you do that, it creates a slippery slope that just increases over time, and by the time you’ve been in 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, you’ve seen it all and it doesn’t shock you — Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED (via gerdfeed)
The Communication Internet is converging with an embryonic Energy Internet and Logistics Internet to create a new technology platform — the Internet of Things (IoT) — that connects everything and everyone. — The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons (via gerdfeed)
Technological unemployment is a certainty - we must focus on uniquely human traits in the future
A Bitcoin debit card - wonderful!
The World’s First Bitcoin Debit Card Is Almost Here
Xapo, a company that offers online bitcoin wallets, says it’s two months away from introducing the first debit card that will let you spend your bitcoins at any place that takes Visa or MasterCard.
Full Story: Wired
I learned something cool at the CC board meeting Friday. Amazon has a program (“Smile”) that will give a portion of your Amazon purchases to a charity of your choice. Click here and you can select a charity. And you’re totally free then to select Creative Commons.