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The Future of Technology: The Regression of the Human Mind?
 

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Christopher Luise, Executive Vice President of ADNET Technology, delivered this combined Keynote Presentation and Closing Presentation to the Employers' Association Annual Legal/HR Conference in Grand ...

Christopher Luise, Executive Vice President of ADNET Technology, delivered this combined Keynote Presentation and Closing Presentation to the Employers' Association Annual Legal/HR Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on May 20, 2014. Chris' discussion explores the progression of technology, current trends and future projections and the impact of today's technology on the human brain. He also examines the topic of connection in an increasingly disconnected world.

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    The Future of Technology: The Regression of the Human Mind? The Future of Technology: The Regression of the Human Mind? Presentation Transcript

    • [This slide intentionally left blank]! The  rest  is  magic  
    • Does Google Make Us Stupid?! Christopher Luise! ADNET Technologies, LLC!
    • The Vision! Download this presentation to view this video!
    • Reality! Download this presentation to view this video!
    • Reality Distortion Field!
    • The Evolution of Computing!
    • Everything is Connected!
    • 22 devices will be connected to the Internet in the average U.S. home by 2020!
    • Wearable devices will replace devices we once had to remember to carry!
    • Everyday products will become increasingly aware, intelligent and autonomous!
    • The Internet of Things will add an estimated $1.9 trillion to the economy within the next 6 years!
    • The weather doesn’t follow straight lines;! neither do business, economy, or technological innovation.!
    • Gadgets vs. Tools!
    • Change is Inevitable! Resistance is Futile!
    • If your workforce can do their jobs from anywhere, how much office space do you really need?!
    • If everything can be done online and in the Cloud, do you really need a phone system? Do you need to own a single server? A PC?!
    • Are we capable of creating a real connection to another human being if we only connect through voice, video and data streams?!
    • Risk and Exposure!
    • The Internet of Hackable Things! •  Anything connected to the Internet can be hacked: your computer, your phone, your router, your game system and your….refrigerator?! •  “Opens a Pandora’s Box of security and privacy risks that cannot be ignored.” Christopher Fabre, CEO, Axway (software services company)!
    • Compliance Nightmares!
    • Brand Destruction!
    • Is Google Making Us Stupid?! Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” 2008, Atlantic Monthly !
    • Impact to You?!
    • What Will Be Expected From You?! •  As costs decrease, vulnerability increases! •  Ability to compete will be determined by technology and the speed of communication! •  Expectations will change! •  Responsiveness! •  Access to information and intelligence! •  Types of services provided!
    • Policies and Procedures Must Catch Up! •  Business, policy, and technical challenges must be tackled before systems are widely embraced! •  Scenario: An hourly employee responds to an email over the weekend. Does that qualify for overtime?! •  Scenario: An employee posts a photo of a document; it contains the name and address of one of your clients. How do you respond?!
    • Obligatory Disclaimer! “This Does Not Constitute Legal Advice”!
    • Important Considerations! •  Do you have a Social Media Policy? Have your employees been trained and signed off on it?! •  Do you have an Acceptable Use Policy?! •  Are the boundaries between personal and corporate data clearly defined? ! •  Do you have Cyber Insurance? ! •  Are you impacted by regulatory compliance issues? !
    • Low Hanging Fruit! •  Take advantage of cloud technologies where appropriate and cost-effective! •  Encourage the mobile generation to be mobile! •  Embrace generational differences!
    • Talk to Me! @ITWithValue @ChristopherLuise @TechWorx cluise@thinkADNET.com
    • The Future of Technology! Christopher Luise! ADNET Technologies, LLC! and the Regression of the ! Human Mind?!
    • Wearables!
    • Wearables!
    • Wearables!
    • BYOD!
    • Data Explosion! 2011 = 1.8 zettabytes ! will grow 50x by 2020! ! Lucas Mearian, " “World’s data will grow by 50X in next decade, IDC study predicts,” - Computerworld, June 28, 2011!
    • One Trillion Gigabytes= Zettabyte!
    • Where is the Data Going?!
    • Robotics and 3D! Image Sources: NYTimes.com, CNN.com and SCIS-News.com"!
    • Robotics and 3D! Image Sources: NYTimes.com, CNN.com and SCIS-News.com"!
    • Robotics and 3D! Image Sources: NYTimes.com, CNN.com and SCIS-News.com"!
    • Evolution of Technology?!
    • Download this presentation to view this video!
    • Source: Learning Fundamentals!
    • Is Google Making Us Stupid?! The Internet is a machine designed for the efficient and automated collection, transmission, and manipulation of information.! Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” 2008, Atlantic Monthly !
    • Associated Press! Attention spans have shrunk by over 50% within just one decade.!
    • U.S. Workers and Email! 6%! 6%! 12%! 32%! 55%! 59%! 81%! 90%! 0%! 23%! 45%! 68%! 90%! 113%! have responded to email while they or their spouse was in labor! have responded to email while attending a funeral! expect a response to their emails within 15 minutes! typically respond to emails within 15 minutes! have responded to emails after 11p.m.! have responded to emails while on vacation! have responded to emails on weekends! view email as a blessing, not a curse! of U.S. workers!
    • 2009, VTTI! distraction.gov! “5 seconds is the average length of time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field, but blindfolded.”!
    • NOPUS! distraction.gov! “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.”!
    • – Chris Luise! “But I can multitask!”!
    • Daniel Goleman! The Great Myth of Multitasking! ! “When people say they’re  ‘multitasking,’ what they are really doing is something called ‘continuous partial attention,’ where the brain switches back and forth quickly between tasks.”!
    • Matt Richtel, New York Times" “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction”! “Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. But computers and cellphones, and the constant stream of stimuli they offer, pose a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.”!
    • What if I told you that some of your employees were doing something on the job that might decrease productivity?!
    • Hint: It’s not this, ! although the distractions created by smoking pot do lower our I.Q. by 5%!
    • The distractions created by attempting to multitask lower our I.Q. by 10% ! and make us 40% slower.! What if I told you that all of your employees are doing something worse, and so are you?!
    • Mindfulness! Leadership! Respect! Focus!
    • Soren Gordhamer! Wisdom 2.0!
    • 8%! 8%! 13%! 15%! 40%! 16%! 16%! 14%! 19%! 26%! 77%! 76%! 73%! 66%! 34%! 0%! 25%! 50%! 75%! 100%! Disagree! Neutral! Agree! Technology helps me improve 
 the quality of my work! Technology helps me be 
 more successful in my career! Technology makes it easier 
 to communicate with 
 my peers and supervisors! I have access to 
 the right technology at work! Technology consumes 
 too much of my time! 44%! 38%! 37%! 47%! 27%! 24%! 29%! 29%! 21%! 26%! 32%! 33%! 34%! 32%! 47%! 0%! 25%! 50%! 75%! 100%! 12%! 13%! 18%! 20%! 38%! 26%! 31%! 28%! 26%! 31%! 62%! 55%! 53%! 54%! 30%! 0%! 25%! 50%! 75%! 100%! Americas" Europe" APAC" Perceptions of Technology ! (Working Millennials)! Source: Learning Fundamentals!
    • Grounding Technology! •  Define and respect boundaries! •  Respect and adapt to generational differences! •  Reteach critical thinking and awareness of self! •  Establish time outs - unique work/life balance!
    • From Distraction to Focus! Obligatory Disclaimer: App Icons Source: iTunes App Store, Apple, Inc.! ADNET does not own the copyright on any app or app icon, nor does ADNET endorse any particular applications or mobile platforms.!
    • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”! Mahatma Gandhi!
    • Talk to Me! @ITWithValue @ChristopherLuise @TechWorx cluise@thinkADNET.com
    • @ADNETTech @ADNETTechnologiesLLC @ADNETTechnologiesLLC www.thinkADNET.com