Some things to ponder over the weekend

Every day I read a large number of information feeds to stay up to date. These are my highlight for 19 November 2021.

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2021

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/these-are-the-top-10-emerging-technologies-of-2021/?

Decarbonisation, self-fertilisation (farming), diagnostics, pharma on-demand, wireless energy, ageing, wireless biomarkers, green ammonia, 3D printed houses and satellites connecting everything with IoT.

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

https://www.nfx.com/post/19-marketplace-tactics-for-overcoming-the-chicken-or-egg-problem/

Micro market places is a trend. Could you create a platform for your clients?

Patents vs Prizes

https://virginica.substack.com/p/patents-vs-prizes?

From my days in tech transfer at Dublin City University, I always found patents too slow. And we are running out of time to find the solutions we need. Look at ChangeX as a concept.

Cultivating Flow

https://every.to/superorganizers/cultivating-flow-to-become-more-focused-present?

Collective flow score is becoming a metric in business.

Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier Using Lasers and Gold Nanoparticles

https://www.medgadget.com/2021/11/crossing-the-blood-brain-barrier-using-lasers-and-gold-nanoparticles.html

Crossing the blood-brain barrier is the key here.

Portable e-nose for real-time odour quantification in wastewater plant

https://www.inceptivemind.com/portable-e-nose-real-time-ador-quantification-wastewater-plant/22108/

A portable, lightweight electronic nose. When coupled with small drones, the e-nose can measure the concentration of different smells, predict odour intensity, and produce a real-time odour map of the plant for management.

Children eat meat unknowingly — perhaps in violation of a bias against animals as a food source

https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2021/11/children-eat-meat-unknowingly-perhaps-in-violation-of-a-bias-against-animals-as-a-food-source/?

Reminds me of brandwashed. Dark marketing. https://ronimmink.com/brandwashed-the-dark-side-of-marketing/

Revopoint POP 2 lightweight 3D scanner creates digital assets from real-life

https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/revopoint-pop-2-3d-scanner-18-11-2021/

Digital life and real-life will merge more and more

Cold War spy satellites built to track nukes now help monitor trees

https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2021/11/cold-war-spy-satellites-built-to-track-nukes-now-help-monitor-trees/?

It is called ecospy. Expect more and more monitoring from the sky. Satellites will start spotting the polluters in real-time.

Consumption must fall: how marketers are getting ahead in sustainability and design

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2021/11/18/consumption-must-fall-how-marketers-are-getting-ahead-sustainability-and-design?

We need to sell fewer products, each with longer life cycles that can be extended with repairs. Does this clash with the need to sell as much as possible?

What are the 8 most dangerous things most people do not understand about climate change and the global warming emergency?

https://www.joboneforhumanity.org/what_most_people_do_not_understand?

Climate change is not linear. It is all about tipping points.

Bacteria may be key to sustainably extracting rare earth elements for tech

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-bacteria-key-sustainably-rare-earth.html

Using bacteria to mine.

Chinese firms are quietly pursuing a new global strategy

https://www.economist.com/the-world-ahead/2021/11/08/chinese-firms-are-quietly-pursuing-a-new-global-strategy?

Economic warfare?

’Tis the Season for Nonprofits to Maximize Online Donations

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/tis_the_season_for_nonprofits_to_maximize_online_donations?

An article about online marketing and nudging.

Singapore’s tech-utopia dream is turning into a surveillance state nightmare

https://restofworld.org/2021/singapores-tech-utopia-dream-is-turning-into-a-surveillance-state-nightmare/?

Utopia and dystopia are very close to each other.

The Home Is the Future of Travel

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/work-travel-airbnb-ceo-interview-workcation/

Travel, life, and work are blurring. Let´s all move to Spain.

Perception pioneer explained

Most of us consume information at the level of having McDonald’s for breakfast every day.

Perception pioneering helps you to improve your information diet, starting with setting up your own information dashboard.

Once you have fed yourself with quality content for a minimum of a month, your ability to strategise and develop scenarios will have dramatically improved. Can be done individually as well as collectively.

Go to https://ronimmink.com/perception-pioneer/ and set up a virtual cup of coffee.

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WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL AND WHY NOT LEARN FROM THE BEST BUSINESS THINKERS? AND WHY NOT USE THAT AS A PLATFORM TO MAKE BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS? ALONE OR AS A TEAM.

Sense making; morality, humanity, leadership and slow flow. A book about the 14 books about the impact and implications of technology on business and humanity.

Ron Immink

I help companies by developing an inspiring and clear future perspective, which creates better business models, higher productivity, more profit and a higher valuation. Best-selling author, speaker, writer.

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