Friday, September 05, 2014

ideas: Flash Foresight - Daniel Burrus (!)

TEDxNASA - Daniel Burrus - Seeing Invisible Solutions to Impossible Problems - YouTube

Flash Foresight Executive Summary | Daniel Burrus
  • Anticipate (base your strategies on what will happen in the future);
  • Transform (how you sell, market, collaborate, communicate, educate and innovate);
  • Take your biggest problem — and skip it (it’s not your real problem anyway);
  • Go opposite (look where no one else is looking to see what no one else is seeing);
  • Redefine and reinvent (use tech-driven change to create new products and services);
  • Strategically direct your future (or someone else will direct it for you).
Read Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible - Business Insider

TEDxBayArea - Daniel Burrus - Using Flash Foresight To Drive Innovation and 
Growth - YouTube:

Flash Foresight and Predicting the Future - an Interview with futurist Daniel Burrus - YouTube

Envision Your Company's Future | Daniel Burrus
"your future view determines the future you"

Daniel Burrus (DanielBurrus) on Twitter

Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible: Daniel Burrus, John David Mann: 9780061922299: Books

Online Store | Daniel Burrus

12 Certainties That Will Transform Careers | Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus’ Top 25 Technology-Driven Trends for 2014 | Daniel Burrus

book: "Effective JavaScript" (*)

Forrest Norvell on ES6 and our community's role at JSConf 2014 | CodeWinds
"Forrest no longer recommends Crockford’s Good Parts to new developers because half is scar tissue and dogma, instead Dave Herman’s Effective JavaScript which gives them a mental toolkit to determine their own style"

Effective JavaScript by by David Herman

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript (Effective Software Development Series): David Herman: 9780321812186: Books

ideas: Changes: cyclic, one-direction, and systemic

Flash Foresight Book
Excellent book about predicting technological future
"Flash Foresight" by Daniel Burrus
introduces concepts of two types of change:
  • "cyclical", like seasons of the year, stock market up and down etc.
  • "linear", one-way, one-direction, based on "hard trends", i.e. faster computers and network connections etc.
There are also changes that appear to be "linear", but are based on unsustainable "soft trends", such as rising prices of real estate, or increasing consumption of natural resources by human race.

Interesting observation, presented in books about interaction of humans with nature, is that some of those unsustainable "one-direction" trends of human race expansion are periodically being "adjusted" by human ingenuity to find better ways of solving hard problems in a new way... sudden systemic changes ("transformation")

How Humans Deal With A Changing Natural Environment | On Point with Tom Ashbrook:
"... 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964.  
The act drew protective lines around millions of acres and their wildlife.  To mark the anniversary, humans and nature from two angles today.  

... Ruth DeFries calls the Big Rachet – the human pattern of pushing nature to its limits, paying a price, then recovering – even more dominant – with human ingenu

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: Ruth DeFries: 9780465044979: Books

Ruth Defries

Ratchet (device) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction.

This is a very powerful concept, since instead of fatalistic
view it encourages attempting improvements...

Firefox OS $33 Smartphone

India’s $33 Smartphone Sales Surge, Setting the Stage for a Shake-Up - India Real Time - WSJ:
"The maker of India’s $33 Mozilla Firefox smartphone says sales of the world’s cheapest smartphone have been strong since it launched last week
than is 30% cheaper than the least-expensive smartphones which use Google Inc.’s Android operating system."

Motorola: new Moto X, moto G, smartwatch

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made | The Verge:

$499, 5.2" 1080p, 13 Mpx, 16 GB, metal + leather

The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back @ engadget

Motorola Launches Moto 360 Smartwatch, New 5.2-Inch Moto X, 5-Inch Moto G And Mysterious Moto Hint

The new Moto G: Motorola's cheap smartphone gets even bigger and better | The Verge

$180, 5"

Motorola’s Moto X and Moto G: 2 Great Smartphones on the Cheap

Tesla Motors $5 B "GigaFactory" in Nevada

Nevada Selected As Official Site for Tesla Battery Gigafactory | Press Releases | Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors preps for its $35k Model 3 with a new battery factory in Nevada:
Tesla Motors is going to need to expand production to hit its goal of selling a $35,000 electric vehicle by 2017, and as rumored, today it's announcing plans for a new plant in Nevada that will help it get there.

Tesla Motors picks Nevada for planned $5-billion battery factory site - LA Times

IoT: Commuter Forecast -

Commuter Forecast -
A blurred line between (Google or Bing?) traffic maps and weather maps...
Could traffic info also be a public data service, similar to weather data?
Mobile phones feed (GPS) location info to "cloud" operators, either from apps of devices directly.
It is all one big, useful, mash-up...