Personal Notes On Global Trends [Unofficial]

  • Globalization 
    • Internet & Web 
    • Improvements in Transportation
    • Regional Organizations like EU
    • Wikinomics
    • A more interdependent and interconnected world
  • Openness
    • Wiki-leaks, Social media etc. 
      • -> More open Governments
  • Exponential Technologies
    • Exponential improvements in Information and communication technologies and other sciences and technologies that are being “computerized” (e.g., Biology).
  • Social media, Mobile, Big data 
    • -> People living a more public life. 
    • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Ebooks, Blogging and others) also means that anyone can reach others more easily and make more impact than ever before.
      • Arab Spring
  • Wikinomics 
    • People communicating, sharing, collaborating and competing from around the world for getting things done 
      • Wikipedia 
      • Linux
      • Open source software
      • Open hardware platforms 
      • Open Design
      • Open Biology
        • Allen brain atlas, etc. 
      • Open / Public Data
      • Open platforms act as infrastructure / foundation [hard and costly to develop by a single organization] for new innovations. 
      • Open App Platforms 
        • Apple Appstore
        • Facebook Platform
        • Google Play store
        • Amazon Appstore
        • Chrome Webstore, etc. 
        • Open innovation
          • Innocentive
          • Ninesigma
        • Crowdfunding
        • Outsourcing
        • Citizen Science 
          • Foldit, etc. 
        • DIY 
          • Arduino
          • The Maker Movement
          • Raspberry Pi, etc. 
        • Human computation 
          • Amazon Mechanical Turk 
        • Prizes and awards 
          • Topcoder
          • X-Prize
          • Kaggle


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