Author Archives: Joy Li

Personalisation in an Impersonal World

In this talk, Keynote speaker Robert Scoble examines the vast array of interesting new technologies recently introduced into the market. Many of these technologies share the same common trait of being highly personalised. Technology is continually becoming better at deciphering the individual’s desires and having the ability to satisfy them. (new technology) … is building a […]

Graphic Visualisations

Some interesting forms of visualisations/ infographics, and what they reveal about the future. Lecture Slides from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s talk at Locworld 2015, Berlin. Virtually Human:  http://video.arup.com/

Scenarios Research

Human-Machine Augmentation http://readwrite.com/2012/08/27/futurists-cheat-sheet-human-augmentation http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140924-the-greatest-myths-about-cyborgs https://www.nextnature.net/themes/augmented-bodies/ Scenario Locale: Japan 2050 Japan in popular culture: http://io9.com/5295925/when-did-japan-stop-being-the-future STEEP Technological: Pioneer of technology of today: http://www.tokyotimes.com/technology/ Rising technological and scientific diplomacy: http://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2013/rise-science-and-technology-diplomacy-in-japan VIDEO Japan to build space elevator by 2050: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33guUBZFxYQ Economic: The Sharing Economy: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234541 Jobless Future? http://reviewthefuture.com/?p=463 Japanese Economy 2050: http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2012/04/24/japan-to-go-from-economic-heavyweight-to-featherweight-by-2050/ Japan: specialising within the global market: http://www.economist.com/node/14793432  Environment: ARUP Building the future: […]

Human Technology Interaction Links

Intensive and indepth sites/articles which surrounds human technology interaction: Ever Smarter World: Foresight, tools and strategies for a world of accelerating technological change. Zoltan Istvan: Huffington Post Institute for Ethical and Emerging Technologies Subreddit on Futurology Who is to blame when AI systems go wrong? Article.

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Interesting Look at: SMART DRUGS

All our selfish eggs know that we can sometimes have an unhealthy tendency towards this idea of self-obsession. However, the central idea of being fascinated with the idea of the self, and having a “self” in a philosophical sense is nothing to be ashamed of, but rather it is something to celebrate. Call it a soul or call […]

1a. A Sensory Future: Human Technology Interactions

In order to reframe our relationship with technology, designers have aimed to rethink the possibilities of information quality and how they become perceived once the senses become activated. In recent times, the responsiveness to the field of cognitive science and virtual reality studies has brought to attention the importance of these delicate haptic senses to […]