• Next-generation Genomics And Nanotechnology Ninja Particles.
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    As our understanding of the genomic makeup of humans increases, so does the ability to manipulate genes and improve health diagnostics and treatments. Next-generation genomics will offer advances in our understanding of plants and animals, potentially creating opportunities to improve the performance of agriculture and to create high-value substances from ordinary organisms. Take for example some of the new nanotechnologies being engineered by IBM in collaboration…

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  • The Future Of Education As Learning Rather Than Teaching.
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    We’re witnessing a dramatic shift in the overall direction of human endeavor, leading to the necessary decentralization and disruption of many systems, including education. As we strive for a much greater sense of self-determination, an increase in online education is facilitating an overhaul of institutional learning on a scale that is set to completely transform the ways in which we learn. The teaching model rather than the learning model is still the most…

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  • PINPOINTING: The Disruption Mandate.
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    The need to address growing imbalances in income and resources—and the desire to harness the potential of quickly advancing technology—creates a near-constant mandate for innovation in order to stay relevant…and employed! Brand (or even category) survival is not guaranteed in a world when all is up for reinvention. A 2013 McKinsey Global Institute report  identifies 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: Trust As Currency.
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    Trust. Transparency. Reputation. Privacy. Nine years ago eBay gave us a taste of what was possible. Since then, advancing technology and growing social footprints are enabling us to connect with others in ways that would have seemed reckless back then: giving rides to strangers (Lyft), letting them stay in our beds (Airbnb), entering their homes to eat a meal (Feastly). All of which are generating new social standards, both for living and transacting, and shifting expectations…

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  • Will Reputation Capital Become The New Credit Score?
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    In 2008, studies were conducted at theNational Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan that led to the conclusion that our brains neurologically compute personal reputation to be as valuable as money. Not only is currency emerging around trust, but that currency is being fueled by reputation as calculated via social data, community participation and other factors. This is not about how often you’re on Facebook or Twitter, it has more to do with how often we’re…

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