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Dr. Watson - Come Here - I Need You

The next time you go to the doctor, you may be dealing with a supercomputer rather than a human. Watson, the groundbreaking artificial intelligence machine from IBM that took on chess champions and Jeopardy! contestants alike, is about to get its first real-world application in the healthcare sector. In partnership with health benefits company WellPoint, Watson will soon be diagnosing medical cases – and not just the everyday cases, either. The vision is for Watson to be working hand-in-surgical-glove with oncologists to diagnose and treat cancer in patients.

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Fashion in the Future

In a post accompanying this composite picture from Burning Man (left), Kevin Kelly recently wrote "Someday we'll all dress like this."

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Turning ATMs into Automated Thinking Machines

Arguably, the invention of the ATM by IBM nearly 40 years ago was one of the greatest moments in the history of modern consumer banking. These ATMs revolutionized the way we thought about bank tellers and forever changed the way we spend money.

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In the Future, Will We All Be Apps?

Soon, you will be able to experience superstar chef David Chang, the genius behind the ever-expanding Momofuku foodie empire, as a brand-new iPad app. This Lucky Peach app is, in many ways, the perfect digital distillation of the Warholian logic of our modern age, where the Internet has made it possible for all of us to become micro-celebrities for 15 minutes on 15 different platforms.

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Videos from Ideajax

I’ve posted the videos from my talk Outside – the future is not in front of us at idejax.

 

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A Snapshot Look at the Future of the Web

The technology world is all about tipping points, and last month marked the first time ever that a mobile phone (the iPhone 4) became the most popular camera on the popular photo-sharing site Flickr. The change speaks to a broader cultural zeitgeist, in which the ability to transmit images instantaneously to your online social network is valued far more highly than image quality.

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Manuscript: Outside – The Future Is Not in front of Us

The following text is the manuscript for the condensed version of my presentation Outside – the future is not in front of us. Which I held at the Scholz & Friends digital camp in Berlin.

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Outside – The Future Is Not in Front of Us… V.1

We often talk about the future as something linear, directly in front of us. We are giving ourselves the impression that we are operating within some kind of limited space, where in order to make room for new stuff, old stuff has to disappear – or be killed.

 

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The Future of the TV Experience

What is most interesting, the future of TV or the future of the TV experience? Isn’t it the latter? Which is the stuff that is going to play out inside living rooms and from soft deep couches in front of TV sets the next five to ten years?

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Social Technologies Are Changing Many Aspects of the Future of Enterprises. We Have Yet to Understand the Full Implications. But It Is Not Happening Fast.

I came across a recent article “Making Social Business Strategy Work” posted on AMA and I forgot who wrote it because I didn’t want to know. The title is bad enough but it managed to attract me to spend three minutes reading the article. The article was written by a ‘consultant’ obviously and advocates that formulating a sound social business strategy requires understanding the key factors driving current market opportunity which includes the following:

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