Do the Rules of Platform Control our Lives?

An emergence of the digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies. The way people come together, communicate, and create value is changing. Thesis: In the foreseeable future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms: from trade to meetings to sex to services and peer-help. Most successful digital platforms can reach near monopoly in months, allowing us to do the things we could not do before, yet granting very little power to their users or the societies they operate in. Are we […]

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Naked Approach Newsletter 6/2017 – How will artificial intelligence change the way we learn?

  Naked Approach Newsletter 6/2017 Naked Approach is a research project built for 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. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here. You can find the previous Naked Newsletters from the Naked Approach website. How will artificial intelligence change the way we learn? In universities we have forgotten pen and paper a long time ago. If […]

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Naked Newsletter 5/2017 -The end of work or liberation from work?

  Naked Approach Newsletter 5/2017 Naked Approach is a research project built for 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. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here. The end of work or liberation from work? 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 books […]

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Sharing care: 3 advantages and 1 disadvantage of sharing services in the healthcare sector

The collaborative and sharing economy seems to have established itself as a growing market model, especially in consumer markets. Demos Helsinki created in the Naked approach -project two different scenarios for the hyperconnected Nordic societies of 2015 to 2040. In these scenarios, seven long-term changes were identified, one of which depicts the shift from owning things to owning data. In this post-ownership society, data have high values, perhaps greater than that of money. But what could this shift mean for national healthcare systems and services, which are one of the basic […]

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Why IoT leads to the platform economy?

1. There is nothing new about platforms An emergence of digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies. But there is nothing new about platforms. Platform refers to a product, technology or organization that enable direct interactions between two (or more) distinct actors. For example most General Motors cars were already years ago built on a shared product platform. So, no matter if you bought an Opel or a Cadillac, the underlying structure of the car was actually similar. It makes sense, of course, to standardise production like […]

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Naked Newsletter 4/2017 -Will blockchain save the world?

  Naked Approach Newsletter 4/2017 Naked Approach is a research project built for 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. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here. Will blockchain save the world? If you follow the tech world, you can’t avoid encountering blockchain.The technology, which most famous application is the virtual currency, bitcoin, has been claimed to save the world […]

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Naked Newsletter 2/2017 -Time to talk about platforms

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. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here. Also, you can find the old Naked Newsletters at the Naked Approach website. Digitalisation brings platforms into our everyday life There is nothing new about platforms – but as digitalisation becomes a more and more integral part of the physical […]

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Towards Digital Paradise

  What are the possibilities in using digitalization and Internet of Things to improve human capabilities and create a more resource smart world? Naked approach has asked this question together with multi-disciplinary consortium and has reached great success during its two projects year. You can read more about the results in the publication lists in these websites. In order to implement the Naked approach -vision into the society, we need new business: products, services and business models. In the beginning of 2017 we started together with the group of innovative […]

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Naked Newsletter 1/2017 – Towards Digital Paradise

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. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here. Also, you can find the old Naked Newsletters at the Naked Approach website. After long break, we are continuing to offer you regularly the latest news from the hyperconnected society.  And we have good news! In the Naked approach we […]

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Three reasons why we need to talk about platforms

1. Platforms are a new, unforeseen and strong user of power Platforms that aggregate people’s needs, physical assets and labour. Companies such as Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Uber are creating online structures that enable a wide range of human activities. This opens the way for radical changes in how we work, socialize, create value in the economy, and compete for the resulting profits. In future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms: from trade to meetings to services and peer-help. There are […]

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