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See the below video by Nokia, which shows the future based on Nanotechnology. It’s pretty impressive to see such things which are futuristic. I think we are living in wonderful era with so many inventions.

Here goes the explanation given for it on you tube. And Find out more from Nokia .

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is energy harvesting and self cleaning .
Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand.
It is also featured in the MoMA online exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind”. It has been a collaboration project of Nokia Research Center and Cambridge Nanoscience Center.

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Throughout history, humans have always created our own learning networks. When we needed to know how to do something, we sought out the expert in that field and they shared their knowledge. For example, hunters knew who to talk to about the latest in hunting techniques. Farmers knew who to talk to regarding the latest in agricultural technology practices. (And students could talk to their brilliant teachers!) Now we have the Internet to access more information about whatever we need to know. However, now there is not necessarily a need anymore to find “the” expert in a field of study. Instead, we need to create our own network of experts, our own Personal Learning Network.

What is a Personal Learning Network? It is a collection of resources that you can go to when you want to learn something. This includes family and friends, teachers, and people in the local community. It can also include non-human resources, such as books, journals and other forms of media. In the 21st century, there’s also an extensive electronic network of resources that you can – and should – include in your network. This includes resources on the Internet such as webpages, podcasts, and the electronic databases.

But it also includes human resources that are available to you via the Internet, your own personal collection of “experts” on various topics from all over the world. One way to build that collection of experts is via RSS Feeds, which allows you to subscribe to their content and have it delivered to you in your RSS Aggregator (e.g., Google Reader). Every time they produce new content, it automatically gets delivered to you, allowing you to tap their knowledge and wisdom from afar. It helps you to develop your own understanding of the world, to participate in the conversations that are going on, and to have a say in the world in which we live.

And Mashups are much more advanced tools for Combining multiple sources.

Plethora of options to grow in Web 2.0 Cyber Space

I am really excited & fascinated about the happenings in the latest Web 2.0 Cyber Space. There are social networking sites(Orkut, Face Book, Hi5, Mingle Box etc..),Video sharing sites( You Tube, Google Video etc), Presentation slide shows( Slideshare.net etc), Social Book Marking sites( Del.icio.us etc), Blogs- Push Button Publishing( Blogger.com, wordpress.com etc) so many innovative ideas and products which inspires people to go ahead and work on their own innovative products.. like campuschai.com, SMS Reach Out, admob.com, Gizmocall.com,weebly.com, etc.

Lets see what other innovative products come along the way.

Happy Coding, Designing, Curiosity , Creativity, Innovation

Are you prepared for the shift in demographics, behaviors and expectations in your workplace.

To maximize your most valuble asset, your people organizations need to begin thinking of what thier next generation workplace and experience will be.

This presentation covers trends shaping the workplace, a proposed experience architecture and ways to improve your existing invesments.

Transcript of the slide show :

Slide 1: Ideas to consider when designing a Next Generation Workplace Created by: dirk shaw Web: http://www.dirkshaw.com Email: dirk@dirkshaw.com

Slide 2: “Futurizing” your organization—that is, creating an organization that thinks in the future tense, and acts in the present—is a prerequisite for success in a rapidly changing and uncertain world”. James L. Morrison , World Future Society

Slide 3: Trends shaping the workplace Mobile  73 percent of companies worldwide will increase spending on innovation in 2005, up from 64 percent in 2004, Airport Home  Telework will be practiced by more than 60 million people Next Generation Workplace Services  Employees are signing written agreements Customer Hotel Location that specify how virtual they can be so they can take control of their work life Figure: Traditional offices are disappearing  70% of all US jobs created since 1998 – 4.5 million jobs require judgment (knowledge workforce)

Slide 4: Your Knowledge workforce is growing  Two and a half times faster than the number of transactional jobs  Three times faster than employment in the entire national economy.  Salaried are paid up to two and a half times higher than counterparts

Slide 5: Current tools need improvements to maximize value of your knowledge workers  To many interfaces to access information  Information is not in context of task or business process  Limited multi channel delivery  Lack of tools for managing the fuzzy front end of innovation Source: forrester research

Slide 6: The Next Generation workplaces will address changing behaviors and demographics  Global Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Innovation networks that seamlessly weave together internal and external teams  Customer Experience Management Increasing consistency across various touch points  Remote Workforce Enablement Anywhere anytime access to information and applications  Aging Workforce Capturing Knowledge and Insights in the context it was created before it walks out the door  Xbox generation is entering workforce Must provide tools to amplify the power of imagination, creativity and self expression thru experiential learning

Slide 7: Focus on innovation, experience and interoperability with your Enterprise Content Management platform High Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 8: Web 2.0 services are driving Innovation and Experience High Web 2.0 Companies Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 9: Next Generations Workplaces will create a Blue ocean in ECM market High Web 2.0 Companies Next Gen Workplace Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 10: Experiences must adapt to the situation and context

Slide 11: Innovation and efficiency are Yin and Yang of next generation workplaces Innovation Efficiency Knowledge Based Culture of collaboration Self Service Organizational Alignment Organization • Increased understanding of • Collaboration spans across • Reduced managerial/employee • Greater flexibility and accuracy customers needs, perceptions entire value chain friction in team building and behaviors • Systematic processes for • Improved orientation and ongoing • Personalized rewards and • Greater visibility into who managing innovation training programs incentive programs knows what • Team oriented structures • Reduced overtime costs • Improved understanding of • Ability to capture, share and business objectives • Reduced administrative costs reuse best practices

Slide 12: Scan bleeding edge horizon to drive innovation and experiences High Web 2.0 Companies Next Gen Workplace Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 13: Think of content as services to increase reuse across channels High Web 2.0 Companies Next Gen Workplace Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 14: Eliminate implementation complexity High Web 2.0 Companies Next Gen Workplace Traditional ECM Providers Low User Innovation Interoperability Scalability Complexity Resources Price Experience

Slide 15: Summary  Drive Innovation and Efficiency across entire value chain  Build a platform for remote workforce enablement  Focus on engaging user experiences  Understand the shifting behaviors of your workforce.

Link: http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk/

This Flash video is just unbelievable. I love it and hate it at the same time. EPIC 2014, by Robin Sloan, chronicles what will happen over the next four years, as companies like Google tear down all notions of information and news media, destroying traditional media institutions and giving every user access to information that is as personalized and communal as it is sensational and devoid of ethics. I agree that, the way things are going, traditional media will be destroyed by the internet. However, I believe that a new form of media can be created on the internet, one that leverages citizen journalism with old media rules of ethics and organization. You’ll see more of what I mean over the next few weeks. Is traditional media dying? Yes, but that doesn’t mean that the news has to die as well.