Naked Newsletter V – The Garden vs. the Streets

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. A long term view to the world we are constructing This week’s Newsletter is all about long term thinking. What are the possible, probable and desirable end states of the hyperconnected planet? What happens after the radical developments in sensor technologies, smart analytics and digitalization of everything? Demos Helsinki published last week two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet […]

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The Internet of Things is not about technology, it’s about society

When talking about Internet of Things, usually the first thing that comes into your mind is technology. Sensors, electronics and networks. Throw a bit of software in the mix and you’re all set, right? Not exactly. In the future, new technologies will emerge and yes, they are a fundamental part of the Internet of Things. Technology enables us to combine physical and digital realms. Digital will become physical as much as physical becomes digital. The aforementioned development, however, is not just about technology. It is actually more about society. Yesterday Demos Helsinki published a scenario report The Future […]

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The changes leading to hyperconnected world will shape our values and identities

Think about your life at the moment. What are the most important things in your life? How have they changed in the past years? Values shape our opinions about what is important in life. Values are relatively stable, linked to cultural context and once adapted they are not easily changed. People all over the world value goodwill. Finns value universalism, uniformity and security more than other nations.  Values might change in the future though. Individualism – which arose partly from urbanization – has been the great ism of the past century. People are willing […]

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Naked Newsletter IV – Opportunities in the hyperconnected world

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. Inspiration: Opportunities in the hyperconnected world 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?   A possibility is not a capability in the hyperconnected world A Demos Helsinki blog […]

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