What about the future of the automotive industry? It doesn't look good from an American (or Swedish) horizon, but where is all this going and how are we going to transport ourselves tomorrow?? Yesterday I held a speech at a local conference of entrepreneurship. As usual I talked about scenario planning and it's virtues of … Continue reading Automotive industry and the future of mobility
Kevin Kelly say something like this in the speech: "The Internet's development is really amazing, but strangely enough, we are not amazed?" Do we really understand what is going on? The last time I wrote about Kevin Kelly in this forum was when he had been writing an interesting article in Wired about the future … Continue reading The future of Internet – the next 5000 days
Today scientific knowledge is more popular among the public than ever. It is only underscored with the success of the vast number of magazines popularizing science and the growing numbers of public science fairs popping up everywhere (e g here in Göteborg the science fair Vetenskapsfestivalen occured last week). The increased educational levels, indisputable leaps … Continue reading Evolution of science porn and the declining relevance of science
This is my first post about the Lift Conference (LIFT08) in Geneva last week. It was really an amazing conference, maybe the best conference I have ever attended. Thanks to everyone who participated in the organization of it! At the first workshop day of LIFT08 I attended a workshop arranged by Dave Brown about how … Continue reading LIFT08: Gen-Y and digital literacy/practice
When I was at Volvo IT (my former employer until 2000) for a meeting today, it became sadly clear that Volvo IT have entered further down the path of radical ignorance. I've heard about their strange firewall filters before stopping people from visiting web pages containing the phrases "IP telephony", "sex" and ""games". Apparently the … Continue reading Volvo IT blocks sites mentioning “social software”
I have now and then been involved in discussions about changing consumer behavior during the years. When at Volvo we recognized that Internet provided a price transparency which threatened the margins. The story were that people first went to shopping for a car, but when they had decided which car they wanted they asked their … Continue reading Consumers in a connected world
Are things starting to go faster when it comes to the economic shift from the western economies towards the new BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) or is it just a temporary dip? Frances Cairncross, economist and journalist summarized the current situation concerning the BRICs real good when she for one program took over … Continue reading Accelerating economic shift towards the BRICs?
I have never been impressed by Gartner but I must admit they are changing. A couple of years ago I realized they started to use scenario planning as a tool for understanding and communicating the analysis. Then a couple of weeks ago I came across a decent discussion about Digital Natives. And now through Future … Continue reading Gartner analyst connect Maslow and the metaverse