The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.
implementing a triple operating system
AUGUST 11, 2016
A triple operating system aligns work and learning and has a network perspective. Awareness of New Knowledge (social networks).
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York. Not according to Autor.
Two separate systems?
MAY 10, 2016
On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. social strategy technology
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
So does the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems?
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Although advanced learning technologies are available, the bulk of training continues to be offered in the form of in-person courses. to $2.5M.
The Dark Side of Technology
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us. I’m going to disrupt the Silicon Valley script. Far from it.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Distributed Power - “The system distributes power across a peer-to-peer networks with no single point of control. If we will it.”. Period.
technology, change, and us
MAY 22, 2015
Soon, a technology like Bitcoin will be creating value that may exceed what the internet has created to date. I call these Friday’s Finds.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
At Citigroup, where I consulted from March, 2008 through June of this year, I was strategic advisor for innovation and technology.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. players, is an example of such a system. Let me explain. .
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? eLearning Technology. I would love to compile a list of other such solutions.
Our education system stumbles into the future
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.
Social systems need diversity
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Is it so difficult to see that our education system is badly broken? We really don’t. “Let your network filter you. by @DaveGray.
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Clothing is a privacy system
MARCH 15, 2012
Some clothing we need. That’s the kind that keeps us warm, or shielded from sunlight, or from getting our feet burned or cut up. Bonus link
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Cyberattacks.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
Identity systems, failing to communicate
APRIL 29, 2013
When I was a kid, my mother taught in the same school system, and had access to my text scores. What’s f *d up about identity is that every site and service has its own identity system. Every system has its own namespaces, and getting different systems’ namespaces to work together is very very hard.
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets. Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems. In the Preface she writes: .
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. A: standard equipment isn''t built that way, we build out systems (eg. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? -
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Most everyone will agree that the world’s economy is undergoing historical structural changes , mostly caused by the digital technology revolution taking place all around us. Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. Now it is developing a neural system.
PKM is not a technology
AUGUST 16, 2012
PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet.
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems. We are not just passive observers. Let me discuss a few. .
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
Open networking environments lack the tools needed for project work while enterprise collaboration systems lack openness and flexibility.
Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
But I’m not so sure that the impact of digital technologies tapered off to the extent the graph above would have us believe. As he writes.
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
For the past few decades, jobs and wages have been declining for many workers, driven by advances in technology as well as by globalization.
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with digital technologies and government.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. It's not so simple just to replace these people with automated systems. With technology: common.
Changing thinking, changing systems
DECEMBER 23, 2011
“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Vaclav Havel” via @BillMcKibben.
I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO
JANUARY 23, 2013
You may use Outlook or Lotus or whatever messaging system or application is provided to you to send and answer these types of emails. Action.
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?