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Well Joost has some serious competition. Recenlty lauched Joox offers all movies and TV shows currently donwloadable via torrents and filesharing sites in browswerbased player(fullscreen). So no more downloading(you can I you wish). No more bad files, corrupted files or wrong codecs.. AMAZING STUFF! This is what Joost should have been…Pure and raw disruptive P2P

Lambert is a fellow at Eyebeam, which describes itself as an art and technology center offering a common working environment for artists and technologists to pursue digital experimentation. Some of its work, including some awesome art on a city-sized canvas, may be seen in this video.

Thanks to Ideafestival

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International Business Machines, the multinational computer technology giant, on Monday unveiled the ‘IBM Next Five in Five’ study, which is its view on five innovations that have the potential of changing the way people the world over work, live and play over the next five years.

The list is based on market / societal trends (expected to transform people’s lives) and also on emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that could make these innovations possible.

Usually it is the adults who teach the kids. But IBM scientists and business consultants say that some of today’s most popular pastimes from teens to post-graduates are on course to changing the way people will communicate, shop and work. Who would have thought that IM chats, text messages and video games would change the world. . . for adults!

‘IBM’s Next Five in Five’ indicates that technology developed primarily as ‘playthings’ for teenagers is set to radically alter the workday world for their parents. It is likely that in five years, adults will be sitting down at their desks and working with 3D Internet programmes that look more like PlayStation games than spreadsheets. Your mother’s mobile phone will use new IM technology that will ping her about special sales at Big Bazaar as she’s driving by the store or strolling through the mall.

“Our researchers are focussed on the application of technologies in ways that matter to people, business and society,” said Daniel Dias, director of IBM’s India Research Laboratory. “Open collaborative research and real-world innovations are going to shape the future. In the next five years, our lives will change through technology innovations in the following ways,” he said in a statement.

The five innovations that will change people’s lives over the next five years are:

1. We will be able to access healthcare remotely, from just about anywhere in the world: Millions of people with chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart, kidney or circulatory problems will be able to have their conditions automatically monitored as they go about their daily lives. Device makers and healthcare professionals will take a proactive approach to ongoing, remote monitoring of patients, delivered through sensors in the home, worn on the person or in devices and packaging.

These advances will also allow patients to better monitor their own health and help clinicians provide the on-going preventive care regardless of a person’s location. Hardware and software advances in the field of remote-control healthcare will be a major source of consumer and enterprise innovation by 2012.

2. Mobile phones will start to read our minds: Advanced ‘presence’ technology will give mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) the ability to automatically learn about their users’ whereabouts and preferences as they commute, work and travel. ‘Presence’ technology — used in instant messaging — already makes it possible to locate and identify a user as soon as the user connects to the network.

In five years, all sorts of mobile devices will have the ability to continually learn about and adapt to your preferences and needs. Your phone will know when you’re in class or in a meeting and divert automatically to voicemail. Your favourite pizza joint will know when you’re on your way home after a late night and ping you with a special-price, take-home meal just for you.

3. Real-time speech translation — once a vision only in sci-fi — will become the norm: The movement towards globalisation needs to take into account basic human elements, such as differences in language.

For example, IBM speech innovations are already allowing media companies to monitor Chinese and Arabic news broadcasts over the Web in English, travellers using PDAs to translate menus in Japanese, and doctors to communicate with patients in Spanish.

Real-time translation technologies and services will be embedded into mobile phones, handheld devices and cars. These services will pervade every part of business and society, eliminating the language barrier in the global economy and social interaction.

4. There will be a 3-D Internet: The popular online immersive destinations, such as Second Life and the World of Warcraft, will evolve into the 3-D Internet, much like the early work by the likes of Darpa, AOL and Prodigy evolved into the World Wide Web.

In this immersive online world, you will walk the aisles of supermarkets, bookstores and DVD shops, where you’ll encounter experts you’d rarely find in your local store. The 3-D Internet will enable new kinds of education, remote medicine and consumer experiences, transforming how we interact with our friends, family, doctors, teachers, favourite stores, et cetera.

5. New technologies the size of a few atoms will address areas of environmental importance: Governments and companies are increasingly trying to improve environmental stewardship and secure reliable and cost-effective resources like water, energy, etc. Information technology, materials science, and physics will help meet environmental needs.

Nanotechnology — the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to form tiny new structures — has already had a major impact on microprocessors, making electronic products like PCs and mobile phones smaller, better and cheaper.

In coming years, nanotechnology will likely be used for water filtration. This could advance ecology and conservation, helping to address the growing worldwide shortage of potable water supplies. Other areas where IT, physics, and material science will have a big impact are advanced water modeling and improving solar power systems.

These five innovations were selected based on projects from the brains in IBM’s Research labs, business research conducted by IBM’s business think-tank, and ideas pooled from more than 150,000 people from 104 countries, including IBM employees, their family members, universities, business partners and customers from 67 countries, during a recent online brainstorm called ‘IBM InnovationJam.’

Thanks to David Armano

You probably heard that In Sao Paolo Billboards are illegal?

Well there are other ways of taking back public space..

Below is a clip about the Pixelator rom Jason Eppink.

The Abstractor from Ji Lee is kind of the same project. Ji is also responsible for The Bubble Project

If we are slowly moving to an Creative/emotion driven market, how can stockmarkets/financial institutions assess value? How can you predict and define value in such an abstract, emotional and human environment.

I asked a question in LinkedIn. Excellent tool! See the question and answers below..

Conclusion: We tend to have different believes…

What is the most important ingredient in the process of creation?

  • The ability to suspend judgment and allow ideas to flow.
  • Brevity.
  • A well defined problem. In advertising, the problem might be “Our product (company) is perceived as such and such, we want to change that perception to so and so. How do we do it?”
  • Creativity … a defined problem and clarity are great, but you need to be able to go outside the box … often a long way when creating someting new …
  • Passion and simplicity.
  • Some people are better at creation than others. No mistake : all people are creative. But some have more passion, interest and talent for creation. Are willing to invest time in it, are taking the risks to experiment.
    Further : the right mix of people in a creation process : different kinds of people can augment each others’ talents.
    Environment : Differs greatly for different people, but Fear is the greatest enemy of creation. Boundaries, however, can help creation very well. I always like to think of the ideal creation environment as one where I would like to play a game in.
  • Perseverence/persistence, visualization, trust and inner peace
  • Trust! Theory of Social Constructivism: there is no one reality or there is only one reality, either is the same leading to us ourselves: the absolute top of creativity. Therefor it helps me to trust that coincidence does not exist as creation is creating reality.
  • Communication
  • Me… or you?
  • Well, based on my experience in creating mobile phones from idea to mass-market creation – mix of people, information (of market), experience, trial-error method and also perseverance to the issue at hand, and a bit of a madness as well…One of the most interesting concepts of a mobile phone was made in cellar of an old house purposefully – not within processes of full R&D engineers … At least, this is the way story goes 😎 .The process of innovation is naturally an interesting area where creativity is needed besides using it for advertising – where similar “propeller heads” are needed to create new campaigns…
  • I’m going to have to go with water, an amino-acid rich watery soup, and radiant energy (preferably UV).
  • Maybe this is too obvious, but it seems the answer is in the question: creativity. To drill down a bit, I’d say that means the ability to think in non-linear ways, to connect seemingly random ideas and (sometimes to one’s detriment) constantly live in the world of possibility. As with intelligence, though, I think there are a number of axes on which creativity can be measured (visual, verbal, etc.) (It has been postulated that the top 1% of creatives have characteristics that may put them at a psychological/functional disadvantage in the “real” world)
  • Tough question. As someone in a continually creative position I would say the MOST important ingredient is going to vary… Some days, a problem is presented and a creative solution is required. The pressure of the situation will often force creativity (think of a brainstorming session) Some days, creativity happens as a result of having time and resources at hand. (Consider playing around with ideas because there is NO pressure) Some days, creativity will spring upon you unbidden (think of the brilliant middle of the night idea). I think a willingness to accept is probably the only ingredient that consistently carries through all these situations. (And I am equally certain that there are other situations that elicit creativity.
  • Curiosity. That’s what gives me the ability to step into my client’s world. A strong desire to know or learn something that then becomes a product of my imagination
  • Fantasy and dreams

Thanks to all that contributed!

 

Just reading the 8th habit of Stephen R. Covey. What a treasure.. So inline with my thoughts and believes. Finally I can reference to a book 😉

Big difference is that I am not placing primarily individuals in this process of transformation but rather “legal persons” or objects(products, brands).

So many things I wish to share about this book…

Currently I am working on basically a presentation linking it all together( well atleast for me). Wondering if I should share it all openly.. It starts to be, I believe,  a powerful story..

The beauty is that what I am preaching I need to practice..

Arghh end of the week it is online…

Just read a blogpost on Communities Dominate Brands about Engagement Marketing at Mini.

Somehow having problems with the Engagement Marketing route.. The danger lies in it that you end up with undifferentiated product with no clear intrinsic value that is compensated with a kind of entertaining function added on top of the “so so” product to create a feeling of community or belonging. Resulting with greatly stimulated senses but no deep emotional connect based on emotions.. Hmm…

Decided to put some thought into a slide..(click on it)

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Dear reader,

My proposal for a ChangeThis Manifesto was approved. Currently my proposal is up for voting. When I have enough votes(I have no idea what enough is) it will be published.

Here is my proposal:

Value Creation: The RIGHT way

19-March-2007

The coming years competitive advantage for corporations is created purely by right brain activities: creativity, intuition, emotion, communication and a holistic view of the world. This manifesto is about releasing the strength of the right side brain within businesses. It shows ways to create new value in an emotional driven world. This manifesto has the ambition to support companies to reach their true potential. Not through growth but through self actualization. “A company at best can be itself”

Thanks for voting for this manifesto!

Contribution Marketing

Contribution Marketing is the activity of focusing on creating intrinsic ‘product’ value with the purpose to contribute to individuals, groups and this planet. The coming years competitive advantage is created purely by right brain activities: creativity, intuition, communication and a holistic view of the world. This blog is about releasing the strength of the right side brain within businesses. It shows ways to create new value in an emotional driven world. This blog has the ambition to support companies to reach their true potential.

Companies applying Contribution Marketing see themselves as a part of society(instead of isolated closed entities) with a clear definition of their role on how to contribute to this society. These companies are not primarily focussed on growth, more profit or marketshare increase. These companies are focussed on creating TRUE(e.g. not aspirational) value to a group and extract sufficient value to be able to keep facilitating their selected group of people.

“Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is.”
Maslow

A COMPANY AT BEST CAN BE ITSELF
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