Most observers of global political development would probably just nod at this. There definitely seems to be a pattern: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Victor Orbán to just mention the most obvious ones. But recently two Swedish researchers went one step further and provides us with numbers, or at least … Continue reading Researchers show that global democracy really is slipping
Category: Driving forces
Noticing and commenting driving forces
Juan Enriquez on the difficult ethical challenges during accelerating technological change
Juan Enriquez is setting the light on the deeper difficult ethical challenges technology development is causing when reality is changing faster than our ethical rules.
The City – the mother of all sharing platforms
The cities of the planet are growing in both numbers and influence. United Nations predicts that in 2050 about 66% of the human population on this planet will not live in rural but in urban areas. Comparing this to 30% in 1950 the global rate by which the cities are growing is amazing. In Sweden, … Continue reading The City – the mother of all sharing platforms
The possible long term potential of Blockchain
What is Blockchain and what are the possible consequences for the future? Blockchain is the key innovation behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and have lately come in focus almost everywhere. Blockchain itself can be described as a technology with the ability to displace the need for other (e g human, legal, governmental…) layers of trust between any … Continue reading The possible long term potential of Blockchain
Welcome to the transition society
On October 11, 02011 Thomas L. Friedman, author of widely selling books like The Lexus and the Olive Tree, The World Is Flat and Hot, Flat, and Crowded as well as a NY Times columnist wrote a massively referred and tweeted column by the name Something's Happening Here, which he started off by: When you see … Continue reading Welcome to the transition society
Toyota takes the resilience path
We can talk about scenario planning in order to see, understand and manage uncertainty on a longer term planning level but when it comes running the daily business the result of the process i e how we design companies and structures will be the crucial point for the future. I am again talking about the … Continue reading Toyota takes the resilience path
Why knowledge is destroyed with fall of civilizations
It is a bit weird that it is much more easy to write things in the unstructured and undemanding link stream i e my Tumblr feed, than to write things here. I will try to change that... For some time I have been thinking about the role of destruction in change processes. That lead me … Continue reading Why knowledge is destroyed with fall of civilizations
Don Tapscott on Internet and end of recession
Don Tapscott, is stating the paradigmatic effect of Internet on the whole society in this short and radical movie. He states that: The web is creating a global infrastructure for collaboration (which leads to disruption and confusion) As a result, all of our institutions have come to the end of their life-cycle The current recession … Continue reading Don Tapscott on Internet and end of recession
Neoteny and the status of humanity
Sometimes a single word can spark a whole new set of thoughts. That is what the term neoteny did to me in the beginning of the summer. So, you don't know what neoteny is? Neither did I until an acquaintance explained the term to me when talking about dogs and how they have evolved in … Continue reading Neoteny and the status of humanity
Have you seen “Did You Know 3.0”?
A pretty good way of asking: Where are technology taking us? via YouTube - 2008 Latest Edition - Did You Know 3.0 - From Meeting in Rome this Year.