10 Metatrends Shaping Our Future

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(1) Continued Increase in Global Abundance: The number of individuals in extreme poverty continues to drop, as the middle-income population continues to rise. Everyday goods and services (finance, insurance, education, and entertainment) are being digitized and becoming fully demonetized, available to the rising billion on mobile devices. The case for abundance ...

7 Business Models for the Decade Ahead

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Some of the most potent innovation taking place today does not involve breakthrough technologies…. but rather the creation of fundamentally new business models. For most of history, these models were remarkably stable, dominated by a few key ideas, upgraded by a few major variations on these themes.  In the 1920s, it was the “bait and […]

Global Climate Crisis

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Monday’s report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) represents the most comprehensive and conclusive “state of the science” on the climate crisis: why it is happening, how it is impacting every region of the planet, how much worse things are set to get and what must be done to avoid the […]

Arm’s New Flexible Plastic Chip Could Enable an ‘Internet of Everything’

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The ultimate goal of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to build computing capabilities into every object in the world, but that’s a pipe dream with today’s chips. Now British chip designer Arm thinks it might have the solution after unveiling the most powerful plastic microprocessor to date. The falling cost and size of silicon chips has made it possible to ...
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