These are my highlights of 21 January 2022. It is designed to make you think and wonder. This feed is random. It can be tailored to your own organisation and help you develop a completely different perspective. Making you a perception pioneer, which is good for your career (that rhymes) and for your company. It assists you with your scenario planning, strategy development and build the change-muscle that every company needs.
A lot about the workplace, trends, rejuvenation, gamification and biometrics.
US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body
This time it is a kidney. Time to invest in genetically modified pig farming.
Elon Musk’s brain chip firm Neuralink lines up clinical trials in humans
The technology “will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs.
Tiny electric generators could accelerate wound healing
Tiny dressings that generate electricity in response to movement could accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Google is building an AR headset
Google’s device uses outward-facing cameras to blend computer graphics with a video feed of the real world, creating a more immersive, mixed reality experience.
Where the Metaverse and Digital Workplace Meet
The metaverse will change the way we learn, work and socialize, but maybe not in the way we conceive of it now.
Web3’s potential for the future of work
Decentralised autonomous organizations are one Web3 creation that has potentially interesting implications for how work and business are organised.
Culture building is hard. Virtual culture building is harder. What have you found is the best way to create culture digitally?
How building company culture has changed from in-office to hybrid to remote environments.
Three Non-Technology Trends In Leader Development In 2022
Reducing fear and supporting employee mental health, diversity, equity, and inclusion and esteem needs: fully embracing the total (and changing) person.
5 Mega-Trends That Will Shape the Next 10 Years
The new world order promotes two global economies, redistribution of wealth, the end of a business cycle, the war for AI supremacy and shifts in U.S. demographics.
The 100-year life is here. How can we meet the challenges of longevity?
Most children in the developed world born since 2000 can expect to live up to 100 years and beyond. The implications of the 100-year life for individuals, businesses, communities, and governments will be profound.
Rejuvenation by controlled reprogramming is the latest gambit in anti-aging
The Yamanaka factors that can reprogram cells into their embryonic-like state are at the heart of longevity research.
110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years
Nano, universal language, organ chips, EV, robotics, fusion and space battles. Well worth reading.
Big tech’s supersized ambitions
There is an investment surge at five of America’s biggest firms, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft—call them maama. Together, they have invested $280bn in the past year, equivalent to 9% of American business investment.
How ‘Gamification’ of Everything Is Manipulating You (and How to Recognize It)
The simple reason companies use gamification tactics: They want you to get hooked on their products. It’s not “addiction” in a clinical sense, but it’s close. It’s conscious manipulation designed to get you to connect an endorphin rush with the use of a product.
Biometrics on the rise
What your doormat, body odour, or wandering gaze can tell us that we don’t already know