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We have 4 Underdeveloped Paths to Prosperity in Jamaica. Let's Exploit Them. ...

We have 4 Underdeveloped Paths to Prosperity in Jamaica. Let's Exploit Them.

1. The best and the brightest – only way to get a job today
2. The tried and the proven – no more retirement
3. The fittest and the fastest in the world – our natural resource
4. The Resurrection of Ganjanomics – we were the faithful stewards



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  • Paths to Prosperity Leahcim Semaj, PhD 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 1
  • Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemaj Office: 876.942.9057 Twitter: LSemaj Email: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: LTSemajPhD Blog: TheSemajMindSpa.Wordpress.com www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 2
  • “We have all that we need to create what we want because all the resources we need are in our minds” Theodore Roosevelt 11/14/2013 11/14/2013 3 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 3
  • We have problems… but we have ideas and we have each other Start with these, and change the world Liz Coleman 11/14/2013 11/14/2013 4 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 4
  •  Socialization makes you educable  Education makes you trainable  Training makes you employable  Attitude makes you successful 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 5
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  •  The median number of years a U.S. worker has been in his or her current job is just 4.4,  down sharply since the 1970s.  This decline in average job tenure is bigger than any economic cycle,  bigger than any particular industry,  bigger than differences in education levels,  bigger than differences in gender. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 8
  •  Associated with a new era of insecurity, volatility, and risk  It's part of the same employment picture as the increase in  part-time, freelance, and contract work;  mass layoffs and buyouts;  "creative destruction" within industries. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 9
  •  put more pressure on the individual  to provide own health care  bridge gaps in income with savings  Manage own retirement planning  invest in own education to keep skills marketable and up to date. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 10
  •  Measure the big drivers of change  such as extended longevity, robotics, and the rise of global connectivity  Extrapolated a list of core skills  will be needed in tomorrow's workplace regardless of industry or position 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 11
  •  "everything that can be routinized, codified, and dissected will eventually be done by machines.  Social and emotional intelligence is what humans are uniquely good at  at least for the next decade or two." 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 12
  • Growing Global Challenge Now powered by technology Fueled by information and knowledge Shift from industrial to a knowledge economy Mismatch Between Skill Sets and Jobs 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 13
  •  Global youth unemployment (ILO)  2013 – 12.6%  2018 – 12.8%  Jamaica – 16%  Spain, Greece & South Africa – 50% 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 14
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  •  Trust  Collaboration  Teamwork 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 16
  •  Today uncertainty rules the market,  changes are abrupt  yesterday’s market conditions are different to today’s.  Creative thinking,  the ability to innovate,  deal with complexity, ambiguity, and paradoxes  prepare for more than one scenario  critical for future success. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 17
  • Digital and technology skills are not only nice to have, they are a necessity.  workplace automation and humanmachine dependence  a workplace where human-machine collaboration and co-dependence is the norm.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 18
  •   Cross-cultural understanding and communication global operating skills such as       the ability to manage diverse employees understanding international markets ability to work in multiple overseas locations foreign language skills cultural sensitivity will be increasingly in demand over the next 5 to 10 years. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 19
  •   The ability to innovate  “self-starter”  “risk-taker”  “visionary”  someone who “spots opportunity” You don't need to own a business to be an entrepreneur,  but you do need the entrepreneurial mindset to be successful in business.” 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 20
  •  Businesses today operate in two time frames,  the immediate and the very long term,  the ability to manage contradictions will be critical.   This requires finding new ways of working together. Major barrier to engagement is trust  must be central to the thinking of future leaders. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 21
  • by Thomas Frey http://www.wfs.org/content/2-billion-jobs-disappear-2030 11/14/2013 22 www.Sli deShare. net/LSe maj
  •  roughly 50% of all the jobs on the planet doom and gloom outlook? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 23
  •  To Governments & Unions  letting the world know  how quickly things are about to change,  letting academia know  that much of the battle ahead will be taking place at their doorstep 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 24
  • Learn new skills every 5 years 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj Change career every 10 years 25
  •  Where the jobs will be going away  The jobs that will likely replace some of them  over the coming decades 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 26
  •  Until now, the utility companies existed as a safe career path  little more than storm-related outages and an occasional rate increase  would cause industry officials to raise their eyebrows. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 27
  •  has become increasingly vocal about their concerns over  cost, long-term health and environmental issues  relating to the current structure and disseminating methods of the power industry 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 28
  •   intended to work inside the current utility company structure, the changes will happen within the industry itself 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 29
  •  these technologies will shift utilities around the world  from national grids to micro grids  can be scaled from a single home  to entire cities. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 30
  •  Power lines that dangle menacingly over our neighborhoods,  will begin to come down  the industry will go through a long- term shrinking trend,  the immediate shift will cause many new jobs to be created 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 31
  • Power generation plants will begin to close down.  Coal plants will begin to close down.  Many railroad and transportation workers will no longer be needed.  Even wind farms, natural gas, and bio-fuel generators will begin to close down.  Ethanol plants will be phased out or repurposed.  Utility company engineers, gone.  Line repairmen, gone.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 32
  • Manufacturing power generation units the size of AC units will go into full production  Installation crews will begin to work around the clock  The entire national grid will need to be taken down (a 20 year project)   Much of it will be recycled and the recycling process alone will employ many thousands of people Micro-grid operations will open in every community requiring a new breed of engineers, managers, and regulators  Many more  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 33
  •  Over the next 10 years we will see the first wave of autonomous vehicles hit the roads,  some of the first inroads made by vehicles that deliver packages, groceries, and fast-mail envelopes. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 34
  •  Luxury vehicles that allow you to kick back,  listen to music, have a cup of coffee,  stop wherever you need to along the way,  stay productive in transit with connections to the Internet,  make phone calls,  even watch a movie or two,  for substantially less than the cost of today’s limos. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 35
  •  will initially require a driver,  but it will quickly creep into everyday use much as airbags did.  First as an expensive option for luxury cars,  eventually it will become a safety feature stipulated by the government 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 36
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  •  With over 2 million people involved in car accidents every year in the U.S.,  it won’t take long for legislators to be convinced that driverless cars are a substantially safer and more effective option.  The privilege of driving is about to be redefined 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 39
  • Taxi and limo drivers Bus & Truck drivers Gas stations, parking lots, traffic cops, traffic courts Fewer doctors and nurses will be needed to treat injuries.  Food & Mail delivery drivers  FedEx and UPS delivery jobs  As people shift from owning their own vehicles to a transportation-on-demand system,      the total number of vehicles manufactured will also begin to decline. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 40
  •  Delivery dispatchers  Traffic monitoring systems,  although automated, will require a management team.  Automated traffic designers, architects, and engineers  Driverless “ride experience” people.  Driverless operating system engineers.  Emergency crews for when things go wrong. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 41
  •  The OpenCourseware Movement took hold in 2001  MIT started recording all their courses  making them available for free online.  They currently have over 2080 courses available  downloaded 131 million times. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 43
  •  Recently launched “edX”,  a combined US$60 million joint initiative  offer their college-level courses online  for free 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 44
  •  Stanford, Princeton, Michigan and Penn  similar open platform program Coursera,  Udemy now has more than 6000 courses online. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 45
  •  reinventing education as we know it,  making education accessible to anyone who wants to learn, anywhere, anytime.  Large scale online courses that are increasingly being offered by well-known universities  (with a growing trend towards them being accredited by these universities). 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 46
  • The Khan Academy was started with a clear and concise way of teaching science and math  Today they offer over 2,400 courses that have been downloaded 116 million times  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 47
  • The 8,000 pound gorilla in the OpenCourseware space  This platform offers over 500,000 courses from 1,000 universities that  downloaded over 700 million times  Recently they also started moving into the K-12 space  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 48
  •     In 1993, corporate universities existed in only 400 companies in the U.S. By 2001, this number had increased to 2,000 now thought to be between 2,800 and 3,400. Many of the biggest corporations extensively train their employees with facilities around the world, e.g.  McDonald's Hamburger University, Motorola University, Oracle University and Disney Institute. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 49
  • All of these courses are free for anyone to take how do colleges, that charge steep tuitions, compete with “free”?  The OpenCourseware Movement has shown us,    courses are becoming a commodity  Teachers only need to teach once,  record it,  then move on to another topic or something else 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 50
  • we are transitioning from a teaching model to a learning model.  Why do we need to wait for a teacher to take the stage in the front of the room   when we can learn whatever is of interest to us at any moment? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 51
  •  Learning only requires coaches  With all of the assets in place,  we are moving quickly into the new frontier of a teacherless education system 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 52
  • Teachers Trainers Professors 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 53
  • Coaches Course designers Learning camps 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 54
  •  Unlike a machine shop that starts with a large piece of metal  and carves away everything but the final piece,  3D printing is an object creation technology  where the shape of the objects are formed through a process of building up layers of material  until all of the details are in place 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 55
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  •  invented by Charles Hull in 1984  based on a technique called stereolithography. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 57
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  • makes it as cheap to create single items  as it is to produce thousands of items   thus undermines economies of scale  It may have as profound an impact on the world  as the coming of the factory did during the Henry Ford era 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 59
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  •  If we can print our own clothes and they fit perfectly,  clothing manufacturers and clothing retailers will quickly go away.  if we can print our own shoes,  shoe manufacturers and shoe retailers will cease to be relevant.  If we can print construction material,  the lumber, rock, drywall, shingle, concrete,  various other construction industries will go away. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 61
  •  3D printer design, engineering, and manufacturing  3D printer repairmen will be in big demand  Product designers, stylists, and engineers for 3D printers  3D printer ‘Ink’ sellers 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 62
  •  We are moving quickly past the robotic vacuum cleaner stage  to far more complex machines 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 63
  •  among the most impressive and potentially useful for troops in the immediate future  being developed to act as an autonomous drone assistant  will carry gear for soldiers across rough battlefield terrain.  Nearly every physical task can conceivably be done by a robot at some point in the future 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 64
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  •  Fishing bots will replace fishermen.  Mining bots will replace miners.  Ag bots will replace farmers.  Inspection bots will replace human inspectors.  Warrior drones will replace soldiers.  Robots can pick up building material coming out of the 3D printer  and begin building a house with it 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 66
  • Camels ridden by mechanical robots race to the finish during a 6KM race at the 12th International Camel Race in Kebd February 14, 2012 Camel jockeys were replaced by mechanical robots in 2005 due to international pressure because camel owners were found to be involved in human trafficking, buying children from countries like Pakistan and India for their smaller frame and lighter weight to ride on the camels. (REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee) 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 67
  •  Robot designers, engineers, repairmen.  Robot dispatchers.  Robot therapists.  Robot trainers.  Robot fashion designers. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 69
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  •  In these 5 industries alone there will be hundreds of millions of jobs disappearing  Many other sectors will also be affected. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 71
  •  most of the jobs getting displaced  low- level, lowskilled labor positions 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 75
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  •  The question is whether the recent global (and local) recession has somehow shattered the world you we being socialized for. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 77
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  • The New Rules of Engagement 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 79
  • The Industrial Revolution 1830 - 1840 The Abolition of Slavery 1834 -1838 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 80
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  • It takes cash to care • Edward Seaga Labour was the first price, the original purchase money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. Adam Smith 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 82
  • What Got You Here Wont Get You There Unless You Find A New Gear 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 83
  • The best and the brightest The tried and the proven The fittest and the fastest The Resurrection of Ganjanomics 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 84
  •   1. The best and the brightest –  only way to get a job today 2. The tried and the proven –  no more retirement  3. The fittest and the fastest in the world –  our natural resource  4. The Resurrection of Ganjanomics –  we were the faithful stewards 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 85
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  •  Getting old  Senior citizens the fastestgrowing age cohort  Eldemire-Shearer 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 87
  • Has more than 1000 centenarians living among its 2.8-million-strong populace  Over 700 of them on the voters' list  Persons in the over-60 age cohort, especially those above 80 years old,   were the fastest-growing demographic  At age 60,  life expectancy is approximately 25 years 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 88
  •  10% of the population  approximately 280,000 persons  already at, or had exceeded the official retirement age of 65 years 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 89
  •  A challenge that  Even though for retirees can be met many of the  The pension is not enough 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 90
  •   You may not be able to retire at 65 , If you're doing work you enjoy in your own business, setting your own schedule, fulfilling goals you've set yourself  It may not even feel like work.  Pursuing their professional dreams while working for themselves has enabled many older self-employed workers to secure their financial future. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 91
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  •        2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Helsinki, Finland Osaka, Japan Beijing, China Berlin, Germany Daegu, S. Korea London, UK Moscow, Russia 8 (8th) 10 (8th) 11 13 (2nd) 9 (4th) 12 9 (3rd) The international Institute of Sprinting Excellence 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 93
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  •  We were the faithful stewards  All profits in this industry should be tax free.  Government has no moral obligation for collecting any  if Jamaicans had listened to them all ganja plants would have been wiped out. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 95
  •  If they insist on taxing the ganja farmers will  release the names of all senior police officers who collected “taxes” and  submit a request for tax credits based on previous contribution to rural development. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 96
  • 1. You Are The Best And The Brightest –You are in the best position today! 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 97
  •  Youth unemployment is rising and jobs have become scarce for those leaving school  You can save yourself  (and the rest of us),  if you choose to accept the challenge. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 98
  •    You are the most tech savvy and demanding generation ever on this planet Technology is in your DNA. The internet is your life.  You will use it for everything   You will be a transient workforce. You will 'follow the work' and live where the work is based. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 99
  •  For you the virtual world is real –  Friends, Fans, Followers and Contacts  Geography and distance are  no hindrance,  Everything is here and now - just a click away.  Gil Scott Heron  told us that The revolution would not be televised  But now we have  Facebook, Twitter and BB! 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 100
  •  You are more self-directed  You process information at lightning speed.  You are smarter than any other generation  (how wise? Time will tell?) 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 101
  •  You will give new meaning to the term Social workers: Raised in an educational culture of working in teams  and being highly socially connected through   computers, cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging, social networking,  blogs, multi-player gaming, etc., 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 102
  • Your Generation are extremely social workers.  You are the first generation to begin to build relationships virtually   and are now bringing a culture of constantly working together 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 103
  • Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses (Luke Williams) 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 104
  • is an intentionally unreasonable statement that gets your thinking flowing in a different direction.  …are designed to upset your comfortable equilibrium and bring about an accelerated change in your own thinking.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 105
  •  The ability to ask, “What if?”  is an essential part of every thinking person’s skill set 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 106
  • you have been socialized towards the more traditional definition of “hypothesis,”  which is a best-guess explanation that’s based on a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 107
  • You don’t make a reasonable prediction  Such as…   if I charge the battery, the phone will work.  Instead,  you make an unreasonable provocation What if a cell phone didn’t need a battery at all?  You education to date has been predictive –  You were socialized to  “see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 108
  •  time to dream things as they never were and ask…  ‘What if?’ 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 109
  •  when certainties are no longer certain,  the ability to imagine things as they never were and ask  “What if?”  is an essential part of every thinking person’s skill set. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 110
  •  Our pathological politics?  Our anemic economic model?  Our CRIMINAL justice system?  Our sick Health care?  Our Education system which has failed the majority? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 111
  •  Once you have a situation to focus on, describe it in one sentence:  “How can I disrupt the present reality by delivering an unexpected solution?” 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 112
  •        is to start provoking the status quo. Try to find a way to rearrange the pieces, which in turn will provoke a different way of looking at the situation. What Can You Invert? What Can You Re-Think? (Dare to Dream) What is scarce that could be made abundant? What is abundant that could be made scarce? What is expensive that could be free? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 113
  •  you should be able to generate several provocative hypotheses  that will challenge the established way of looking at things 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 114
  •  radically new scenarios,  Ask unconventional questions,  and discover unexpected advantages.  The general rule is that  the bolder your “What Ifs,”  the fresher the perspective they offer. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 115
  • Facilitates Foresight  The Single Most Critical Skill for the 21st Century  Foresight is...  The Secret Ingredient of Success  Critical to achievement in all areas of your life. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 116
  • the key to survival in a world of disruptive innovation.  enables you to see opportunities,   avoid threats, and chart the fastest path to your goals.  People who lack foresight  are likely to find themselves unemployed  when jobs are unexpectedly lost  to new technologies,  competition from overseas,  or shifts in consumer tastes. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 117
  •  Trends and Breakthroughs Likely to Affect You  Will you be  The Leaders,  Observers,  Passengers  or Left behind? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 119
  •  1. Your Generation could Have the most far reaching Impacts on the world  having a stronger entrepreneurial bent than your parents did.  2. Genetic Research Could Soon Conquer Most Inherited Diseases 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 120
  •  3. By 2025, the Worldwide Average Life-Span Will have Extended by One year Per Year  Only 15% of deaths worldwide will be due to naturally occurring infectious diseases.   4. WiMAX Networks Will Soon Create Country-Wide Wireless Internet Access 5. Bioviolence will Become a Greater Threat in the next decade,  What side will you be on? 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 121
  • 6. Holographic 3-D TV will be here - project floating 3-D images by means of nanomaterials that bend light around objects. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 122
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  •  Computers will utilize human- level artificial intelligence  Electric Cars will Become Fully Practical by 2020 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 124
  •  The next Green Gold will be Biofuels made from algae  Water will Become the New Oil – and the motive for the next world war 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 125
  • Electric cars powered by fuel cells earn extra cash for their owners—  Your next car may help pay for itself by selling its excess electricity back to the power company.  Researchers in the Netherlands have developed electric cars using fuel cells that convert biogas or hydrogen into electricity.  while the car is parked, it generates extra electricity that you can sell to the power company for extra cash.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 126
  •  Open-source robot blueprints cut cost of robots by 90%—  Robot development may soon dramatically accelerate thanks to new open-source hardwaresharing systems.  For example, a caregiving robot that used to cost more than u$350,000 to purchase may soon be available for under u$25,000. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 127
  •       3-D Printing Revolutionize Manufacturing Many types of goods that are now produced in a factory may soon be created via 3-D printing. These new three-dimensional printers create 3-D objects by laying down successive layers of material. New 3-D printers can use a wide range of materials— plastic, glass, steel, even titanium. Industrial 3-D printers are being used to make everything from lampshades and eyeglasses to custom-fitted prosthetic limbs. You order the plans from the company, but instead of waiting for FedEx to deliver it, you just hit print and get it in minutes. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 128
  •    The world’s oceans may face “mass extinction event.” By 2050, the scale of extinctions of oceandwelling plants and animals may equal the 5 great global extinctions of the past 600 million years Reasons:  a “deadly triad” of pollution, overfishing, and climate change impacting the world’s ocean habitats. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 129
  •    The “cloud” will become more intelligent, not just a place to store data— Cloud intelligence will evolve into becoming an active resource in our daily lives, providing analysis and contextual advice. Virtual agents could, for example,  design your family’s weekly menu based on everyone’s health profiles, fitness goals, and taste preferences. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 130
  •      India may eclipse China in population and innovation by 2028 With its population now growing at twice the rate of China, India is projected to become the world’s most populous country by 2028. India is also in the midst of a boom in technical innovation. The number of patents filed in 2010 in India increased by 36.6% over the prior year, greatly surpassing the worldwide average gain of 5.7%. Thanks to this skyrocketing rate of entrepreneurial innovation, the decades-long “brain drain” of university graduates leaving India has begun to decline. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 131
  •    Robots may become gentler caregivers in the next 10 years Lifting and transferring frail patients may be easier for robots than for human caregivers Japanese researchers are improving the functionality of the RIBA II (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance),  lining its arms and chest with sensors so that the robot lifts and places patients more gently. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 132
  •         A revolution in smart materials creates a new energy boom We’re now in the early stages of a revolution in new synthetic materials. These “smart materials” offer tremendous potential to save energy, generate power, and create lightweight materials that are stronger than steel. For example, carbon nanotubes are 100 times stronger than steel. They also conduct electricity like copper and disperse heat like brass. Carbon nanotubes could make a new kind of material that is lightweight, incredibly strong, and even generates solar energy. The material would have countless applications. For example, it could enable a new generations of solarpowered blimps that would generate their own electricity from solar cells on their outer shells. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 133
  •     “The Internet of Things” Creates a Revolution of Wired Devices We’ve witnessed a massive and ongoing revolution with computers and smart phones connected to the Internet. Trillions of devices— thermometers, cars, light switches, appliances, homes, will also be connected to the Internet—each with its own IP address. When the world around us becomes plugged in and aware, it will drive efficiencies like never before.” 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 134
  •   New corporate leaders with new skills on the way Corporate futures will be shaped by  leaders adept in social networking, content management, data mining, and data meaning.  Look for such job titles as  Earned Media Officer, Chief Content Officer, Open-Source Manager, Chief Linguist, and Chief Data Scientist. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 135
  •    A handheld “breathalyzer” will diagnose diseases in seconds The Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer under development at Stony Brook University would use sensor chips coated with nanowires to detect chemical compounds that may indicate the presence of diseases or infectious microbes. In the future, a handheld device could let you detect a range of risks, from lung cancer to anthrax exposure. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 136
  •       “Lab-on-a-Chip” Technologies Revolutionize Health New technologies are enabling smart phones to conduct sophisticated lab tests for many different health conditions. These new devices will enable you to know your health status for many different tests day to day. Plus, combining these lab tests with new computer diagnostics programs using artificial intelligence will also give people in developing countries accurate, lowcost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostics. People in the developed world can monitor their health in real time. And it will help the 60% of the developing world who don’t have access to hospitals and labs. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 137
  •    Drug-delivering nanorobots built from DNA could be approved for use in humans within 20 years Medical nanorobots that identify and attack individual cancer cells are being developed by researchers at Harvard University. The nanorobots would be able to sense when they encounter a cancer cell and then release its molecule-sized payload of cancer-fighting antigen. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 138
  • Longevity Revolution Creates Lifespan “Haves” and “Have-Nots”  An explosion of medical technologies using gene therapies, stem cells, and organ printing will soon greatly extend the average lifespan.  Age 100 may soon become the new 60—for those who have access.  But the cost of these technologies may still be out of reach for many poor people.  This will create vexing issues around the distribution of health, wealth, and power.  11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 139
  •       “Rateocracy” and augmented reality makes corporate reputation a key driver of profitability Yelp.com and Angie’s List are just the beginning in a new wave of “rateocracy” where reputations rule. Corporations will closely track the real-time rise and fall of their reputational “credit ratings” as closely as they watch their stock prices. Savvy corporations will know that their reputations are key drivers of their growth, profitability, and employee retention. For example, you might choose one restaurant over another when your mobile augmented-reality app flashes warnings about health-department citations or poor customer reviews. Customers, suppliers, and employees will gain power as they exert more control over corporate reputations. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 140
  •  By 2025, there will be 27 megacities around the world, each with populations exceeding 10 million.  But in places unprepared for this growth.  Megacities in northern Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, China, and Indonesia,  where poverty is already severe,  Result: more environmental pollution and havens for terrorism and crime 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 142
  •   Knowmads may drive growth in micro-urban areas. As telecommuting enables more knowledge workers to work and live anywhere they choose,  places with big-city amenities and a small-town feel could have growing appeal.  Look for micro-urban booms in places like  Winefield, St. Ann 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 143
  •  you disrupt the status quo that is now stifling our country  and become the Leaders,  not just Observers of these global trends. 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 144
  •  But …  your health,  your wealth,  your life depends on this. Make it work 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 145
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  •  What needs exist?  Who is willing to Pay?  What can you deliver? a product - a skill - a service?  Go out and find customers 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 151
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  •  Prepare  Ignore the ourselves reality  And benefit  And be from the change 11/14/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj victims of change 157
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