How to ensure sustainable and happy life in the future?

At the moment Finns do well. Finland leads the charts in human wellbeing year after year. But there are problems behind the corner.  With our current way of life, this level of wellbeing is impossible to maintain. The average Finn uses approximately three and a half times more resources than what is sustainable in the long run. Ever since the Limits to Growth report was published by the Club of Rome in 1972, the inevitable limits of the planet have been well known. The climate change has made this topic an ever […]

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A possibility is not a capability in the hyperconnected world

Since its creation internet was a promise. It would provide us a vast amount of information and connect us globally. Thanks to internet, we would find new solutions for all fields of business and solve societal problems. And yes, almost all of us use the internet. But how many of us can shape it? Do you know how to code? Almost all of us know how to search information from the internet, but how many of us can go beyond Google? Do you know how their algorithms select the information presented to you? […]

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Future of work is one of hyperconnected world’s key tensions

Our world is becoming hyperconnected. It means that the physical and the virtual world will collide, come together and exchange qualities. The impact of automation and digitalization on the future of work has been debated for a long time already. One of the most well-known book of the debate is Jeremy Rifkin’s End of Work (1995). According to Rifkin, unemployment will increase massively in the future because of information technology. Millions of people in manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors would then lose their jobs as they can be done with help of machines. Fifteen […]

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Naked Newsletter III – Augmenting work

Naked Approach is a research project building the hyperconnected world with the sensor revolution. Hyperconnectedness and sensors will radically change the way we perceive, act, do business and interact in the world. Do you want to take part in building the Nordic hyperconnected society? Check out our events below! Inspiration: Augmenting work This week’s Newsletter is about hyperconnected society and work. Will the new datasets, abundance of sensors and cheap automation liberate us from work, or does it mean the end of work and meaningful participation to the society? I’ll […]

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