SingularityU NZ Summit
Change, Innovation and disruption...
Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to attend a symposium in Christchurch that was looking at the exponential change we are all facing in our lifetime, both personally and professionally, in whatever industry we work in.
The three big questions that we were left to ponder over the three days was:
1. What industry am I really in?
2. What industry will my disruption come from?
3. What jobs will humans always be better at than technology?
Then below, shows how it's hard to see the upcoming curve when standing on the precipice - just before exponential growth kicks off!
Check out the gallery below for some snapshots of some of the key messages that were delivered over the course of this mind blowing event..
11/18/2016 08:57:12 am
Agree 100% on all these presentations.. In all arenas is life being disrupted, with a background of stagnation and mistrust. Innovation is the key to kickstarting our way of life, to enable us to love in a better,cleaner,healthier world.. Would have been great to attend!
11/18/2016 10:40:36 am
This reminds me of a chapter I read recently in a paper I just finished studying. It was about how to educate children for a future world, even though we can never accurately predict what the future world will look like. It looks like this presentation bought forward some interesting ideas about technology and the nature of employment and industry in the future. Because the world is ever-changing and unpredictable the paper suggested that we can't educate people for the future because the future is uncertain. Technologies and jobs will be replaced, and change is happening faster than ever. However, it was suggested that to help children live well in the future, children need to be educated in a way that encourages them to become educated persons, that is, people who are innovative, creative, can make good decisions to enable them to make changes that are positive, are open to learning and intrinsically motivated, have a wide conceptual scheme, and also, that they value democracy because, among other things, it allows the free flow of new ideas that challenge the old and create better ideas and change. It was very interesting and information like this challenges the goals of education and what it should achieve.
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