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BMW's i-series mobility innovations, ParkNow program: added values rule | Digital Trends

ParkNow allows users to book parking space in advance for a specific price and location. The systems enables customers to either use the ParkNow app, or reserve and pay for a parking space on the ParkNow website before reaching their destination. There are currently more than 35 ParkNow stations set up in and around San Francisco.

Gerd adds: great example of how added values around the core are becoming crucial to brands

(via ‘Generation Screwed’ – or – A Tale of Two Generations | Humpty Dumpty Chum Salmon)

Some nuggets: Charting technology’s new directions: A conversation with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson

You’d like to see that happening again now. But the data show that it just isn’t happening as fast. We’re having the automation and the job destruction; we’re not having the creation at the same pace. There’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to find these new jobs. It may be that machines are better than that.

That said, I’m not sure that’s a bad thing, because ultimately the purpose of economic progress and technological progress is to be able to create more wealth with less work. I mean, isn’t that what we want? More wealth with less work? So, if we are in a Star-Trek economy, where replicators create all the essentials that we need, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing if we can have an economic system that matches to it and find a way that people can share in that benefit. And people can still continue to find meaning and value in life.

LawTech Futures 2012 - London - 15 March 2012 by Netlaw Media http://flic.kr/p/brncsq

LawTech Futures 2012 - London - 15 March 2012 by Netlaw Media http://flic.kr/p/brncsq

Gerd Leonhard by InfoSocietyDays 2013 http://flic.kr/p/e36e3D

Gerd Leonhard by InfoSocietyDays 2013 http://flic.kr/p/e36e3D

Arrieta. Lanzarote. by i13designs http://flic.kr/p/4U1cJW

Arrieta. Lanzarote. by i13designs http://flic.kr/p/4U1cJW

Arrieta - Lanzarote by Dubhe82 http://flic.kr/p/dY3ddX

Arrieta - Lanzarote by Dubhe82 http://flic.kr/p/dY3ddX

How Much Value Is at Stake? by CiscoIBSG http://flic.kr/p/dVWqAh

How Much Value Is at Stake? by CiscoIBSG http://flic.kr/p/dVWqAh

Platform Convergence and the Dawn of Trans-Media Channels by Gary Hayes http://flic.kr/p/9kDBJW

Platform Convergence and the Dawn of Trans-Media Channels by Gary Hayes http://flic.kr/p/9kDBJW

A simple example, he suggested, could involve the emerging “second screen” trend, in which spectators watch the main action in person or on a TV while also browsing supplementary information on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Raw data collected from sensors could be routed through Hadoop or some other system designed to make the content useful, and then delivered almost instantly, and perhaps in a personalized form, to the viewer.

Baseball Meets Internet Of Things: Bye, Bad Umpires?

Gerd adds: this strikes me as rather bizarre, somehow - are robots playing baseball next?

It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure by langwitches http://flic.kr/p/9QB5uX

It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure by langwitches http://flic.kr/p/9QB5uX

Radical Openness: Growing TED by Giving it Away by ThinkLink Graphics http://flic.kr/p/aeMtvN

Radical Openness: Growing TED by Giving it Away by ThinkLink Graphics http://flic.kr/p/aeMtvN

Wrong on the internets by Amsterdamized http://flic.kr/p/4xhybe

Wrong on the internets by Amsterdamized http://flic.kr/p/4xhybe

Analtyics at Work: Retailers by The IBM Curiosity Shop http://flic.kr/p/awzn6K

Analtyics at Work: Retailers by The IBM Curiosity Shop http://flic.kr/p/awzn6K

Gerd Leonhard by The Reykjavík Grapevine http://flic.kr/p/9Gz5Yb

Gerd Leonhard by The Reykjavík Grapevine http://flic.kr/p/9Gz5Yb