December 3

Inventing the Future

Monday’s Big Idea

Big Ideas for 2013: Disruptive Technology

Did humanity move forward, take a step back, or simply tread water in 2012? At Big Think, we believe that progress is made through the advancement of big ideas. So what exactly does that mean? First of all, did the best ideas actually rise to the surface in 2012 or were they drowned out by all of the noise caused by our overconsumption of information? (That question, in and of itself, is encapsulated by a big idea). Second, of all the ideas that made it to the marketplace, which ones were acted upon, or stand the best chance to be acted upon? 

Today we are looking at 20 big ideas, or key trends to watch in technology, courtesy of Daniel Burrus. To stay competitive, Burrus says, your organization needs to anticipate the most significant technology trends that are shaping your business and then develop innovative ways to use them to your advantage, both inside and outside of your organization. He writes: "Remember, if it can be done, it will be done. If you don’t use these technologies to create a competitive advantage, someone else will."

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  1. 20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level

    20 Game-Changing Technology Trends That Will Create Both Disruption and Opportunity on a Global Level

    Technology is always evolving. That’s why smart organizations stay ahead of the trends by anticipating them, adapting them to their unique environment before the competition does, and ultimately enabling the organization to profit from them. 

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  2. 5 Trends for 2013: NOW

    5 Trends for 2013: NOW

    "Now" trends are those with high energy and can be leveraged in the present; "Next" trends will begin to manifest towards the end of 2013 and gain traction through 2014; "Future" trends are fringe signals that will play out in 2015 and beyond.

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    Hey Internet Providers: Data Wants to Be Free, Too!

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  4. V for Virtualization

    V for Virtualization

    Virtualization is the hottest new technotrend, with everything from commerce and supply chain management to storage and processing power migrating into the cloud and into virtual realities.

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