David Mattin’s company Trendwatching does the research so that you can enjoy a perfectly sculpted story and overview of the trends that are currently taking place. His slides are available here. One of his top trends is Motivated Mindlessness. “Consumers, accustomed to AI-fueled assistance, seek to outsource the will power, planning and coaching needed to self-improve” I think … [Read more...] about Trendwatching 2017
Claire (Burge) Haidar did two talks. How AI will transform the way we work and The future of work is chaos. They had overlapping themes, my main takeaways are: Humans are good at Critical Thinking and Creativity. Anything else can be automated and will be done by AI. Why fight it, embrace it. Can you optimise and plan meetings for multiple teams and departments? It may … [Read more...] about The future of Work is Chaos
How many conferences open with a techno marching band? As far as I know there’s only one. And that’s the Next Conference, it’s part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. I'm reviewing some of the keynotes and feeling inspired by the amazing lineup of speakers which were complemented with a splattering of soul touching music. For shear stage presence I’d give the award to … [Read more...] about The NEXT16 Conference Review
Just last week an Emirates plane crash landed at Dubai International Airport . The aircraft burst in to flames soon afterwards, amazingly all 300 passengers and crew survived. Plane crashes are fortunately rare. This however was an even more unique event. Someone took a video from inside the plane as it was being evacuated. What I find incredible was how people reacted. I’d … [Read more...] about Are you on Auto-Pilot?
Amazon has a patent on One-Click technology. There are often differing views on whether this should be allowed. One view is “that’s so obvious how can you possibly patent that.” The other is that One-Click is such a magic step forward that it does deserve a patent. Amazon is charging ahead with this principle. It’s old news but you should check out Amazon Dash. They are not … [Read more...] about The Magic of One-Click