Shifting (Successfully) to a Knowledge-based Economy
The fundamental basis of the knowledge-based economy has shifted from manufacturing (product-based) economies to production based on services and service management. The advanced economies of the US, Europe and Japan have already shifted largely to service provision. As this period has overlapped with the offloading of mass manufacturing to . . . → Read More: Reframing innovation value – From products to service strategies
The near term (Horizon 2) promises exciting and provocative proposals for the envisioned role of emerging technology in health services. Personalized medication. Concierge medical advising for the masses. And iPads (or whatever they become) for everyone.
In Dr. Eric Topol’s The Creative Destruction of Medicine there are fantastic ideas for the possibilities of technology and . . . → Read More: Technology Will Not Save Healthcare
Britannica finally shut down its print version, and of course pundits blamed Wikipedia. They might have blamed Britannica online, on which you can search for free and read longer pieces. Just like Wikipedia.
We, the Weberati, have been entranced by the rapid growth and apparent cooperative organization of the free-to-read Wikipedia. Academics and commentators have . . . → Read More: Wikipedia – The Sound of a Million Monkeys Typing
(Or is it just in the spirit of Global Future Day, March 1st? Not the best day to have chosen IMO.) Future Shock 1.0 foresaw the 1970′s oil and geo-political shocks, and let’s say 2.0 was pre-millennial fear. Future Shock 3.0 rains down upon our culture – as hopeful optimism. Over-optimism is what they call . . . → Read More: Future Shock 3.0