Our latest Gist report briefly looks at the future of Bitcoin and its related technologies – blockchain, smart contracts and distributed autonomous organizations. Proponents say Bitcoin will decentralize power away from banks and other institutions while distributing it across whole communities. If these promises hold true, Bitcoin will only be the beginning. Download the whole … More More than Money: Get the (Free) Gist on the Future of Blockchain
Wearing IT to Work is my latest trend alert based on my report on wearables. I am also hosting 2 free webinars to cover the basics of the report (please see links below). Wearable electronic devices, or simply wearables, have emerged from specialized markets such as the medical sector and the military and are aggressively entering … More Wearing IT to Work–repost from Shaping Tomorrow
Just as modern technology has changed the way we interact with the world and our understanding of it, new technological solutions are also enhancing our legacy and our ability to rest in peace. What is changing? For funeral homes, the internet is disrupting the industry as online stores sell coffins and mourners arrange various types … More Modern Memorials
My latest trend alert has taken me a long time to prepare, much longer than I expected. Below is the repost and the title links to the Innovation Management publication: Big Data: Big Hype or Big Value? The amount of data organizations are expected to manage for planning, transparency, compliance, etc. is expanding, but the amount … More Big Data: Hype or Value
I was scanning and found a few articles about elective amputation. Electing to amputate a limb? Well, official elective amputation is reserved for those with diminished use of a limb when even a dumb prosthetic, much less a modern prosthetic capable of reaching and grabbing, would actually be better than their own limb. However, there was some … More My Body, My Right?