Humans Need Not Apply – YouTube

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This video presents a sobering view of the near future where robots are doing the work that humans do today. Think back to the days when horses were a large part of the world’s labor force, with the advent of the automobile horses through no fault of their own were replaced by autos.

All one has to do to validate the progress of robots is think of the tens of thousands of miles that driverless cars have driven up and down the California coast.

For those of you who believe that better technology makes more and better jobs for humans, think again, that wasn’t the outcome for horses and it will not be true for us humans. 

The reality is we have a very large social engineering opportunity to figure out, what will people do when robots are doing 60% of the jobs at work?


What Happens to Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Facing the consequences of maximum efficiency.


This is the story of what the role of humans will be as workers in our not too distant future. What work will be left for people to do when robots are designed, created and engaged to do everything?


On June 26, 2013, Terry Gou, Foxconn’s CEO, told his annual meeting that “We have over one million workers. In the future we will add one million robotic workers.” This means, of course, that the company will avoid hiring those next million human workers.less

Start-ups Take Note: Uber Made It Big, But Did They Get It Right?

Uber is the start-up that can be accused of recommending a million dollar smear campaign against a female journalist one week, and seal a billion dollar funding round the next. The company bears all the hallmarks of a disruptive start-up, using technology to exploit a gap in the market and […]


Uber continues to fight every legal challenge and the battles are many. Could it be that the mounting legal challenges are the marketplace trying to tell Uber something? Or does all the legal wrangling mean that Uber is operating in a new domain without laws and as the disruptor, it is Uber’s responsibility to write laws to accommodate the new business model borne out of their success and the marketplaces acceptance of the sharing economy? 


“There is no national or model response to this emerging market, and a ‘Wild West’ environment is the current state of play,” commented Matthew Daus, former commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Kalanick’s reply must have felt something like a declaration of war: “Was Yahoo upset when Google came out? Of course. In that industry, people compete. In the cab industry, they try to curtail competition.”

How swimming micro-robots working in the body as ‘cargo transporters’ could change the face of medicine

Targeted interventions include:


Minimally invasive surgeryTargeted drug deliveryRemote sensingSingle cell manipulation


This sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it’s not.   We have been making smaller and smaller technologies for a while now, that’s why smartphones are so smart, packing the power only available in  room sized computers just a decade or more ago. Thanks to 3D printing we are making even more amazing strides in miniaturization, now it seems all things are possible. 

This excerpt explains what’s possible now:

With an additive manufacturing technique, the scientists are able to use a complex method to create the micro-robots, or micro-actuators, which are then coated with biomedical materials. The scientists believe they could increase functionality and deliver medication to targets inside the body.

IBM Watson: How it Works – YouTube

Learn how IBM Watson works and has similar thought processes to a human.



Pocket Rockets: Best Power Compacts Comparison For The Street

What is the Best Compact Camera For Street Photography? As street photography grows in popularity there is a growing realisation that a big bulky SLR is not the best tool for the job. Henri Cartier Bresson, still the greatest street photographer who ever lived, was 100% adamant that he needed a small, discrete and quiet camera that wouldn’t draw attention to him working. It’s difficult to stay discrete with a big whirring SLR attached to your face; stick on a…


I choose the SONY RX100 III

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What Is The Internet Of Things? – YouTube

“We humans have indeed always been adept at dovetailing our minds and skills to the shape of our current tools and aids. But when those tools and aids start …


The Internet of Things (#IOE) isn’t the stuff of science fiction, it is the story of NOW. 

If you’re someone still trying to move from a clam shell dumb phone to a smartphone, or perhaps you’re still trying to decide if using social platforms to engage your marketplace is right for your business, you better pick up the pace because the #IOE isn’t going to wait for you to catch up. 

#IOE is a mindshifting quantum leap forward, because everything will be wired and everything will be designed to continually tailor themselves to us. 

Yes, the line between our tools and the user (US) will disappear. It’s gonna be EPIC!

20 Robot Swarm – YouTube

tory of Alex Kushleyev, Daniel Mellinger, and Vijay Kumar. Towards A Swarm of Agile Micro Quadrotors. Robotics: Science and Systems, July 2012


The story of where we are headed with drone technology is advancing rapidly.  

The precision movement of this tiny drones showcases what we might expect out on the plazas of the world one day soon, patrolling, being watchful, to keep us safe from the bad guys.

How will the story of drones be told in 2020, are you ready for this?  

#Futurist #Drones

Why Fabrics May Soon Yield More Health Data Than Devices

Imagine a world where your outfit makes more than a fashion statement.

Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics,


One day soon the wearable data collecting sensors we are wearing on our wrist will be seamlessly woven into our clothing.

Imagine a day when you don’t have to think where is my  FITBIT, iWatch or Jawbone UP24.

The pundits say that by 2020 you won’t have to wonder where your device is because your closet will be full of clothing embedded with sensors. 

Excerpt from the article:

Soon enough, heaps of data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer. Big data sets will eventually provide public health insights as wearable technologies continue to replace traditional, inefficient methods of information gathering.

#QuantifiedSelf #mHealth

5 charts illustrate the “evolve or die” crisis facing the medical device industry

Medical device companies may lose up to $34 billion by 2020 if executives don’t reshape their business models to fit five disruptive forces reshaping the industry.


The five charts in this article detail the disruption taking place in medical care. A thought provoking series of charts that make this article well worth the read.

The vast, untapped potential of YouTube

Here’s how it could make Google, much, much bigger.


“YouTube will have to compete with Facebook’s huge push into online video.  For the record, Facebook says it gets 1 billion video views per day. YouTube had 4 billion views per day back in 2012, and has grown significantly since then.”

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My TED Talk: Leading in the Digital Era – Charlene Li


The title of my talk was “Giving Up Control: Leading in the Digital Era”. One key data point from Gallup that continues to astound me is that worldwide only 13% of people are engaged in their work. It’s higher in the US, standing at 30% but that’s still terrible!

I believe that a big reason for this is that we don’t give enough autonomy to, and respect the growing agency of our employees, especially for the Millennials who crave purpose and meaning in their work. The hierarchies that exist in our organizations were designed for a bygone era where efficiency and scale were paramount. But today, speed, innovation, and creativity are the sources of competitive advantage.

Companies have been responding, deploying collaboration platforms and enterprise social networks to connect people throughout the organization. Shrinking the distance between previously siloed departments, or between executives and the front lines sounds great — unless you’re a middle manager.

The biggest problem leaders face in the digital era is that power and influence are being decoupled from titles and organizational structure. So how can you be an effective leader? Here are the three things that organizations can do:

  1. Create a Culture of Sharing. Instead of hoarding information to be powerful, leaders have to become facilitators who accelerate the sharing of information across a networked organization.
  2. Encourage the Practice of “Followership”. The size and quality of your network, not your title, determines how much power and influence you have, and thus, how much you can get done. If employees could build their “followership” across the organization and even outside the organization, then even if their titles or jobs changed, they could still be highly effective. This creates tremendous security that allows these managers to make tough decisions that might otherwise jeopardize their livelihood.
  3. Ensure Networks are being used to Make Meaningful Decisions. People are smart — they won’t devote time to engaging unless they know it’s going to make a difference. The biggest mistake I’ve seen organizations do when trying to transition into the digital era is to use these new tools to create the equivalent of a digital water cooler — talking rather than getting work done. No wonder they don’t last! Get leaders to pay attention, make key decisions on these networks and people will come.

What each of these has in common is the need to give up control. In the talk, I shared the journey I’m going through as the parent of teenagers, as they push for greater autonomy and trust to make their own decisions. In our work, if we truly want to have an engaged workforce, then we’re going to have to lead differently, and establish a new kind of relationship and trust that’s created and deepened with these digital tools.


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Report maps out 87 healthcare accelerators in the US and how they need to evolve

A report by California Healthcare Foundation maps out healthcare accelerators around the U.S. and highlights ways some healthcare accelerators are evolving.


NYC’s Pilot tech sounds interesting in that it is built to foster mashups of technologies among start-ups to provide greater values while shortening cycle time to market.

Foodies and Futurists on How to Change the Way We Eat

Solutions from Ferran Adrià, Richard Branson, Marion Nestle and more


We are what we eat!

SeeChange, in shift away from health plan to telemedicine and big data, inks deal with Doctor on Demand

edAs the Affordable Care Act took shape, bringing with it massive changes to the world of health insurance, SeeChange Health saw both troubled waters and opportunities ahead.


Telemedicine is taking off with new and interesting collaborations being inked every day!