Growing Up with Connected Private Watson Machines – Meaning of Life

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. In our post The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Meaning of Life we suggested some thinking steps …

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Possible Educational Future Worlds

In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults’ wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from 2050. …

Tomorrow’s Consumers

If you need something, you buy it. Cars, houses, clothes, you name it. Everything you want or need can be found in real or online stores. This way of thinking was characteristic of the 20th century, efficient manufacturing, logistics, improved transports made it possible to create a shoper's paradise. Ownership of things is a way …

E-commerce and Daily Thinking – A Thinkibility Nibble

In our blog post Daily Thinking – Discovering Patterns we showed some alarming daily thinking habits, like assuming that there is a linear, unambiguously relation between a cause and an effect. For example, it is assumed that increasing e-commerce will reduce traffic. People will less go to shopping malls. However, delivering goods, ordered one by one with take-back guarantee will increase …

Future non-jobs – Thinkibility Nibble

According to Oxford University, 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years. Could you think up which ones? Take any profession (doctor, mechanic, teacher, nurse, etc) and/or any branch (consumer products, construction, finance, retail)  and confront it in a matrix, one for one, with Artificial Intelligence Cloud based apps Blockchain technology 3D printers …

Sub-boxing Everywhere

In all highly developed civilizations, we see a trend to more: segmentation: division into segments specialization: made or used for one particular purpose, job, place, etc. differentiation: development from the one to the many, the simple to the complex, or the homogeneous to the heterogeneous classification: a category into which something is put You could say that products, …

Art and Innovation

What can innovators learn from art? Observation skills, questioning, and experimentation are  vital parts of innovation. Observing everyday activities can lead to new insights where things can be improved on. It can also lead to break-through ideas. The innovation psychologist  Leon Segal said: "Innovation begins with an eye." Innovators carefully watch the world around them …

Crowd Research

There are some fascinating developments which call for some "What If Thinking". Four technological developments Nowadays more or less everyone is connected to someone via the Internet. It is assumed that any person can connect to another person via a friend of a friend, all it takes is six or fewer steps for anyone to …

Making Plans More Engaging – Thinkibility Nibble

Many organisations and many people struggle with implementing plans, strategies or intentions. As a Thinkibility nibble we will hypothesize here that it is caused by boring presentations, but also by neglecting the planning process with all stakeholders. Planning is often an interactive process We will put forward the idea that, although most planning tools use …

Hack Your Education

What if: you are stuck in a narrow track, needing to find a job to pay off $27,000 in study debt and there are no jobs at all? colleges doesn't provide good education to succeed in a job? sacred institutions like university ceases to exist? you are allowed to join the real world before getting …