Welcome to the shift 2020 Brain Food #13 newsletter with a special edition on Tech Trends in 2016, carefully curated by yours truly.
This year has been the year of coming back to balance, having worked +20 years in technology, to better connect to my inner self and the world around me. While I’m still very much in awe each day of the technological innovations surrounding us, I am moving naturally into more meaningful human environments and interactions for a better balance and contrast with that technological world. A world, one day, may become more dominant in our lives, then we probably realise.
A new era with new rules, new rituals, concepts, paradigms, business models and strategies. In order to be a key driver in this new economy, we need to explore new frameworks to start designing that new world we want to live in.
My personal and professional activity for 2016 will be all about learning to master new methods to contribute to bring a positive change for people and business to participate and live on a healthier planet, in a better world. The Socratic Design method — developed by Humberto Schwab — is the method I discovered in 2015 that has the potential to have the most impact on how we can change leaving our old assumptions (Industrial Era) behind to create new narratives for the dynamic digital era we’re in.
It’s a method to free people and organisations from the burden of unproductive or even destructive procedures, unclear language, old thoughts, silo thinking and wrong assumptions. If we want to create strong new values, we must be in a state of virginal thinking, not as a stand alone, but as a hyper creative collective.
I invite you to join me on this most interesting parcours ahead.
This Brain Food newsletter edition is dedicated to the upcoming technological trends for 2016. I checked many trends available online but will mention only the ones who are worthwhile your attention as many of them are repeating and mimicking one another.
But first, I’d like to share with you my trends for 2016 I haven’t seen around that much this month.
1) Philosophy as antidote to Technology disruption or enhancement.
2) Entering the era of Continuous Learning for all.
3) We have already entered the “post-everything” period as we haven’t fully realised yet we’re moving towards a new social system.
4) Application Software Explosion: developers moving massively into coding for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robot Operating System — how to program for robots (ROS).
5) AI opening up. Think AI going Android.
6) From Intelligent Assistants to Artificial Emotional Intelligence software and apps.
7) Consumers move towards healthier food, thus starting to disrupt the decades’ old food industry power brands.
8) More consumer, brand and industrial awareness towards a better sustainable development and a better personal consumption (Circular Economy)
9) Public & Private Health Institutions & Insurance Companies start validating IoT & Wearable health & accident prevention systems
10) First Climate Change refugees losing their land (already happening)
11) Climate Change movement is becoming the everybody movement (Shaheera Asante)
You can read many other — more obvious — technology trends in this newsletter below.
I wish all my readers some relaxing time off with friends and family during the holidays. Make sure you take some time off to spend for yourself to think about your values and purpose where you’re going in the future
We’ll reconnect again in 2016.
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2016
Major Trends For 2016: Consumers Flex Muscles, Scramble For Resources And Strive For Privacy by Mary Meehan (Forbes)
Key Digital Trends for 2016 by Ogilvy
A year of intensified search for user value by Koru (Christian Lindholm)
Tech Trends 2016 by Frog Design
Digital Marketing in 2016 — The 5 Trends You Need To Care About by Jeremy Waite
Communications Trends 2016 by Hotwire PR
So many ‘for 2016’ lists. So little time. by trendwatching.com
AI TRENDS 2016
3D Print Hub — 3D Printing Trends December 2015
This trend report provides a comprehensive and unmatched perspective on the current state of the 3D printing industry. Based on data from our 3D Hubs community, which includes over 24,500 printers in over 150 countries, and thousands of 3D print orders every month, we are excited to show you the printers people love and what’s trending in the world of 3D printing.
Further down the line…
Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) asked the world and our own researchers what technologies they expect to see 30 years from now — and received insightful, sometimes funny predictions.
SHIFT 2020 EVENTS
Cadaqués, February 19–20 and February 26–27, 2016.
Global business leaders can transform their own business, only when knowing to transform themselves. Transforming one-self is not a strict personal matter: our ecology of the mind (including ideas, fallacies and assumptions) is in every one of us. Together in empathic interactions, we can kill destructive thoughts and create vital generative ones. Socratic design delivers this to happen and prepare better for the perpetual technological changes ahead.
After a successful and sold out event last year, the IoT Stars startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups is coming back at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.
On Monday, February 22, 2016 at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury and our audience. It’s a unique opportunity to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
If you’re a startup working in the IoT and want to pitch at the event, apply here before January 15th.
Early Bird tickets are now available to attend the event. Don’t wait last minute to book as the event sold out quickly last year.
Get in touch and let us know if you’re interested to participate, sponsor or sit in the jury.
SHIFT 2020 PRESENTATIONS
The Future of Connected Music
Here are the slides from my Keynote on The Future of Connected Music at La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, France on December 3, 2016.
The Future of Connected Music video of this presentation can be viewed on the TVR website (keynote starts at 18:40).
The Future of Work — Reshaping Work in the Digital Age
Learn about the new trends on the Future of Work and HR in this 11 minute video interview Worklife Hub did with me at HRM Expo in Cologne in September 2015.
The slides of this keynote talk on “Reshaping Work in the Digital Age“ focuses on the digital transformation of the workspace, the influence of AI and Robotics on the Future of Work, and the important role of “human” in HR, and larger trends for HR over the next few years.
The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts by Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis.
Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection by Ethan Zuckerman.
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