The science of happiness is a growing and intriguing field. Research about what truly makes people happy is not only surprising, but applicable.
See on youtube.com
Great heuristcs for creating teams focused on finding most burning problems to solve
There have been numerous criticisms of the hype cycle, prominent among which are that it is not a cycle, that the outcome does not depend on the nature of the technology itself, that it is not scientific in nature, and that it does not reflect changes over time in the speed at which technology develops.
Each Hype Cycle drills down into the five key phases of a technology’s life cycle:
Peak of Inflated Expectations:
Trough of Disillusionment:
Slope of Enlightenment
Plateau of Productivity
In the first of his lectures for Saïd Business School, Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruption, drawing on examples of innovations occurring in…
Sixty percent of CEOs believe that the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a ”futurist fantasy,” according to Gartner’s 2013 CEO survey. However, Gartner predicts that smart machines will have widespread and deep business impact within only seven years through 2020.
"It’s worth remembering that IT cost is typically about four percent of annual revenue, whereas the labor costs that can be rationalized by smart machines are as high as 40 percent of revenue in some knowledge and service industries," said Mr. Brant. "The supply side of the market — including IBM, GE, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon — is placing large bets on the success of smart machines, while the demand side includes high-profile first movers that will trigger an ‘arms race’ for acquiring and/or developing smart machines."
Labor unions will reorganize and successfully oppose the intrusion of “job-killing” smart machinesCitizens will protest higher and more prolonged states of unemployment, electing governments to legislate against smart machinesConsumers will reject the machines — either because of a highly publicized catastrophe or because of a more subtle and prolonged need for human interactionPeople will provide even greater productivity increases than smart machine replacements.Legal challenges, stemming from the explicit “programmed morality” in automatic smart machines involved in accidents, will derail the market for autonomous agents.