The Future of the Nation-State

How the nation-state can find a way through digitalization.    Note: This essay is published as chapter 17 in the book Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond. The book is the final report from The Internet and its Direct and Indirect Effects on Innovation and the Swedish Economy—a three-year research project funded by The... Continue Reading →

Eight + one megatrends you need to check out in 2018

A new year has just begun, with phenomena and trends that were mere ideas just a few years ago. Change will never be as slow as today, and therefore it is important to look up to see the big picture. Here are eight megatrends, plus one upcoming hot topic, you need to keep an eye... Continue Reading →

Jobs will go away… but not work!

With digitization and automation jobs will disappear, but we'll continue to work anyway. That is what several experts I have been talking to believe. They also think that distribution of wealth in society could become the biggest challenge ahead. None of the experts I have been talking to about jobs and the future is opposed to the picture that... Continue Reading →

Here’s my Youtube channel on technology driven change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b5TQl-ygGo Technology is changing our world at an accelerating pace, and the change is going faster than most people would think. This is the theme that interests me the most and that I'm passionate about, and it's also the theme that I regularly give talks and seminars on, at conferences and to various institutions, government... Continue Reading →

Survival of the Fittest Technology

I already outlined the ideas of author and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil, currently Engineering Director at Google, on exponentially accelerating technological change. His ideas are based on what he calls the Law of Accelereting Returns -- the fairly intuitive suggestion that whatever is developed somewhere in a system, increases the total speed of development in the whole... Continue Reading →

A really good post on ethics for machines, robots, cars…

Here's a really good piece on the difficulty but also the importance of ethics for machines, robots, autonomous cars, arms and similar stuff powered by artificial intelligence: Moral Machines by Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology at N.Y.U. Prof Marcus argues that the moment autonomous cars will be so much better and safer than human drivers that we... Continue Reading →

Did you ever wonder what technology really wants?

Kevin Kelly, writer and founding editor of Wired Magazine, did. And he put down the answer really well in his book “What Technology Wants” published in 2010. It’s still really worth reading, giving inspiration to anyone who wants to gain understanding on how we should shape technology to do more good and less harm. If... Continue Reading →

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