The Future of Ideas

The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400033317

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress. Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us. Vital, eloquent, judicious and forthright, The Future of Ideas is a call to arms that we can ill afford to ignore. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

TED Books

Author: Marc Kushner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035482

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.
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Free Culture

The Nature and Future of Creativity

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200847

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can’t do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.
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Crowdstorm

The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving

Author: Shaun Abrahamson,Peter Ryder,Bastian Unterberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118433203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Written by two experts in leveraging collaboration, this timely business resource reveals how to access a broad array of talent wherever it exists and shows how to effectively leverage external networks to solicit, refine and select ideas for innovation.
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Freie Kultur

Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937514154

Category:

Page: 304

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Die Physik des Bewusstseins

Über die Zukunft des Geistes

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644036411

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Träume, die auf Video aufgenommen werden, Schreiben per Gedankensteuerung, Querschnittgelähmte, die Gliedmaßen wieder bewegen können - das alles gibt es schon. In den vergangenen 15 Jahren ist durch die Erfindung der Kernspintomografie eine Verbindung von Physik, Technik und Hirnforschung entstanden, die unser Wissen über Gehirn und Bewußtsein im Eiltempo gesteigert hat. Mithilfe komplexer Rechner und Maschinen werden wir in fernerer Zukunft Gedanken direkt aufzeichnen können, Musikstücke komponieren zum Beispiel oder Bücher verfassen. Via Internet könnten wir von Bewußtsein zu Bewußtsein kommunizieren. Es wird möglich sein, fremde Erinnerungen auf unser Hirn spielen und gute oder schlechte Gefühle. Unser Begriff von Bewußtsein und Intelligenz selbst und wird sich verändern. Wir stehen am Anfang einer wissenschaftlich-technischen Revolution, wohin wird sie uns führen? Michio Kaku entfaltet in diesem Buch ein grandioses Panorama des Wissens und der wissenschaftlichen Voraussage. Er hat sorgfältig recherchiert und dazu rund 300 Experten befragt. Manche denken weit voraus: Nicht auszuschließen, dass sich dereinst das Bewusstsein ganz vom Körper lösen lässt, um vielleicht auf fremden Planeten spazieren zu gehen. So faszinierend solche Entwicklungen sind, es wird schon jetzt Zeit, sie ethisch und politisch zu ordnen, erklärt der weltbekannte Physiker.
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Euro

Der Kampf der Wirtschaftskulturen

Author: Markus K. Brunnermeier,Harold James,Jean-Pierre Landau

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406712347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

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Etliche Beobachter sind der Ansicht, dass der Euro die aktuelle Krise nicht überleben wird. Anders die Ökonomen Markus Brunnermeier und Jean-Pierre Landau, ein Deutscher und ein Franzose, sowie der britische Wirtschaftshistoriker Harold James. Sie sehen ein Kernproblem des Euro in den unterschiedlichen Wirtschaftskulturen der Euroländer, insbesondere Deutschlands und Frankreichs, die es zu überwinden gilt. Seit der Eurokrise setzen die Mitgliedsländer wieder auf nationale Lösungen, statt gemeinsame Antworten auf die europäischen Probleme zu suchen. Der Kampf der Wirtschaftskulturen ist entbrannt. Während das föderal geprägte Deutschland in der Fiskalpolitik auf starren Regeln beharrt, verlangt das zentralistische Frankreich Stimulusprogramme und eine flexible Handhabung, die den Regierungen Ermessensspielräume lässt. Für die Deutschen sind Finanzierungsengpässe vorwiegend auf Insolvenzprobleme zurückzuführen, die struktureller Reformen bedürfen, wogegen die Franzosen sie als temporäre Liquiditätsprobleme ansehen, die mit einer staatlichen Überbrückungsfinanzierung zu bewältigen sind. Dieses Buch plädiert für die Überwindung dieser Frontstellungen zugunsten einer gemeinsamen europäischen Wirtschaftskultur. Es verbindet ökonomische Analyse und ideengeschichtliche Reflexion und entwirft einen Fahrplan für Europas Zukunft.
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The Future of Innovation

Author: Anna Trifilova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351889184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Three unassailable facts will strike you as soon as you start to read The Future of Innovation: ¢ One: innovation is the new mantra; whether you're involved in teaching art and design, new product development for a blue chip consumer brand or responsible for providing public services to citizens; ¢ Two: understanding innovation requires multiple perspectives; from culture and mindset, social and commercial context, new ways of working as much as new products or services; ¢ Three: innovation is a journey; drawing on insights from around the globe is essential to accelerate our progress. Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of over 200 of the most creative innovators from business, professional practice and academia from nearly 60 countries. The contributors look at innovation from almost every angle. Their statements offer an unparalleled view of innovation and provide a depth of insight that is extraordinary. The editors' reflection on each statement and on the sections within the book, provide useful links between themes and reinforce the relationships between many of the ideas. Anyone interested in innovation (student, researcher or practitioner) will benefit from this global thought collection. The contributors' multiple perspectives, models, practical examples and stories provide a sense of innovation that no single writer could ever capture. The Future of Innovation is supported by the website www.thefutureofinnovation.org, where you can find even more contributions and tools that enable you to exchange, expand, elaborate and develop your perspectives on the future of innovation.
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The Future of the Internet

And How to Stop It

Author: Jonathan Zittrain

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014103159X

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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'This book is fundamental. It will define the debate about the future of the Internet, long after we haven't stopped it. Absolutely required reading' LAWRENCE LESSIG, AUTHOR OF FREE CULTURE AND THE FUTURE OF IDEAS In the past ten years the Internet has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. But the future's not what it used to be. For all the good the Internet has brought us, the bad is becoming overpowering. Spyware and viruses are everywhere, and tens of millions of computers are 'zombies' - remotely controlled by bots without their owners' knowledge. Yet the greatest risk of all, Jonathan Zittrain explains, is that we might abandon this wild, anarchic web. If we keep retreating into a more comfortable Internet, made secure by companies who decide for us what is and isn't safe (and accessed by Xboxes and iPhones instead of PCs), the results could be disastrous - the innovation and openness of an Internet where people can create as well as consume, finished. The Future of the Internet shows how we could still save the good of the Internet, while making sure the bad has no future. 'A stirringly urgent call, and Zittrain backs it with a blackboard's worth of his own creative propositions' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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Strategy for the Future of Health

Author: Renata Glowacka Bushko

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607500507

Category: Medical

Page: 411

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Bringing together some of the strongest and most advanced voices in the field of medicine and technology, Strategy for the Future of Health examines the constantly changing horizon of ideas and technologies which must be addressed by decision makers involved in health-related resource allocation. Future progress and the provision of long-term solutions in healthcare and medicine depend on the decisions to invest in research, development and education today. This book touches upon all aspects of the system and is rich and diverse enough to provide direction in goal formation for those concerned in making such decisions. Strategy for the Future of Health addresses the unprecedented technological revolution in healthcare which is manifesting itself in the convergence of molecular biology, computer and medical science, electrical, mechanical, genetic and biomedical engineering. Health professionals look towards a future where caring machines will assist them in much of their work and consumers will diagnose and treat themselves with self-health tools, personalized designer drugs and automatic surgery bubbles. Such developments could lead to both dramatic cost reduction and eventually to the delivery of error-free healthcare.
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Ideas for the Future of the International Monetary System

Author: Michele Fratianni,Dominick Salvatore,Paolo Savona

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792384359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

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Approximately two years ago, the Guido Carli Association charged a group of distinguished economists with studying various aspects of the international monetary system and proposing ways to improve it. The studies were presented at a conference in Florence, Italy, on June 19, 1998 and their edited versions are published in this volume. Ideas for the Future of the International Monetary System consists of two parts: Part I contains the studies commissioned by the Carli Association - those by Dominick Salvatore; Koichi Hamada; Forrest Capie; Michele Fratianni, Andreas Hauskrecht and Aurelio Maccario; Jürgen von Hagen and Ingo Fender, Michael Artis, Marion Kohler and Jacques Mélitz; Barry Eichengreen; Michele Fratianni and Andreas Hauskrecht; Paolo Savona and Aurelio Maccario; and Elvio Dal Bosco - and the comments by Paul De Grauwe and William Branson, and the editors' conclusions. Part II contains three papers presented at the Florence conference, by Antonio Fazio, Carl Scognamiglio, and Alberto Predieri.
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The Future of the Curriculum

School Knowledge in the Digital Age

Author: Ben Williamson (Educator)

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262518821

Category: Education

Page: 139

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An examination of curriculum innovations that are shaped by new ideas about digital media and learning. Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. In this book, Ben Williamson examines a series of contemporary curriculum innovations in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia that reflect the social and technological changes of the digital age. Arguing that the curriculum is always both forward- and rearward-looking, Williamson considers how each of these innovations represents a certain way of understanding the past while also promoting a particular vision of the future. The curriculum initiatives are all examples of what Williamson calls "centrifugal schooling," expressing a vision of education and learning that is decentered, distributed, and dispersed, emphasizing networks and connections. In centrifugal schooling, a curriculum is actively assembled and improvised from a heterogeneous mix of people, groups, coalitions, and institutional structures. Participants in curriculum design and planning include local governments, corporations, foundations, charities, and nongovernmental organizations. Among the curriculum innovations Williamson examines are High Tech High, a charter school network in San Diego that integrates technical and academic education; Opening Minds, a "competence-based" curriculum used in 200 British secondary schools; and Quest to Learn, a "school for digital kids" in New York City (with a sister school in Chicago). He also describes two major partnerships: the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which advocates for "21st century readiness" for American students; and the Whole Education Alliance in Britain, a network of "third sector" educational organizations.
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The Future of Spatial Data and Society

Summary of a Workshop

Author: Mapping Science Committee,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309590280

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Public and private institutions are committing resources and making important long-term decisions concerning the collection, management, and use of spatial data. Although these actions are influenced by current pressures, priorities, and opportunities, their ultimate success depends on how these spatial data activities will be relevant to future needs and demands. The Mapping Science Committee, in cooperation with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, convened a workshop in April 1996 to examine societal and technological changes that might occur within the next 15 years. The purpose was to consider within the context of spatial data activities a series of long-term visions and to identify societal forces and changes that would make those visions more or less likely. The workshop provided a framework for thinking about the future of U.S. spatial data activities.
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The Future of the World's Forests

Ideas vs Ideologies

Author: Jim Douglas,Markku Simula

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048195824

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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At the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit), solemn resolutions were made both to protect the world’s biodiversity and to co-operate on managing natural forests in a sustainable and ecologically responsible way. If anything, given recent developments in issues such as climate change and poverty, the problem of protecting and sustaining forests should logically have become more important globally. Yet public interest in, and development support for, forest activities have declined and rates of forest loss remain stubbornly high. Why has this happened? This book seeks answers to this question. It examines the often dysfunctional relationships between various members of the international forest constituency, which have so often prevented the formation of consensus. It also explores the tendency to pursue technical and politically convenient ‘fixes’ focused on the internal workings of the forest sector, while ignoring the overwhelming influence of external forces on the fate of forests. The result, all too often, has been programs which benefit a few powerful players and fail to provide real solutions. The book provides a new examination of and perspective on the international forest policy debate. It clarifies the reasons for global forest conflicts and provides insight for future policy development. Including examples from both the developed and developing world, it provides an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in forest policy and international relations, as well as a useful reference for policymakers and professionals in the forest sector, the development community and conservationists. With significant global attention now focused on reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), the authors examine the promise and the potential problems that apply to this initiative.
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Wem gehört die Zukunft?

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt."

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851134

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt." Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden ist klar: Die "schöne neue Welt" nimmt Gestalt an, und es wird höchste Zeit, ihr etwas entgegenzusetzen. Internetpionier und Cyberguru Jaron Lanier liefert eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Trends in der Netzwerkökonomie, die sich in Richtung Totalüberwachung und Ausbeutung der Massen bewegt. Der Bestseller aus den USA endlich auf Deutsch!
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Creating the Future of Your Choice

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Empowerment

Author: John J. Perry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493144316

Category: Self-Help

Page: 117

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This self-paced workbook will help you create the future of your choice. You can use it to structure your thoughts, images, and actions in ways that are likely to maximize the chances that your dreams will be realized. It will give you a structure for envisioning your desired future and writing an inspiring vision statement. It will help you determine whether or not you have enough personal energy to fuel your journey, scan the landscape ahead to identify obstacles, and identify and nurture relationships with those who will be important to your success. Finally, it will help you develop a plan for turning your vision into reality and find ways to strengthen and sustain your will to succeed at executing your plan.
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Smartcuts

Wie Querdenker und Business-Ikonen Erfolg beschleunigen

Author: Shane Snow

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956232372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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In SMARTCUTS nimmt der New Yorker Journalist Shane Snow das unkonventionelle Verhalten diverser Overachiever der Geschichte unter die Lupe: Menschen und Unternehmen, die in unwahrscheinlich kurzer Zeit unglaubliche Dinge zuwege bringen. Und er zeigt, wie jeder von uns mit »Smartcuts« seine Gewohnheiten überdenken und seinen Erfolg beschleunigen kann. Warum ziehen manche Unternehmen in wenigen Monaten Millionen Kunden an, während andere floppen? Wie schafften es Alexander der Große, YouTube-Phänomen Michelle Phan und Tonight-Show-Moderator Jimmy Fallon, sich in kürzerer Zeit an die Spitze zu katapultieren, als die meisten von uns auf die nächste bescheidene Gehaltserhöhung warten müssen? Wie setzen sich schnell wachsende Unternehmen, Weltklasse-Herzchirurgen und Underdog-Vermarkter von der Masse ab? In allen Bereichen gibt es Querdenker, die wie Computerhacker neue und bessere Wege finden, um Erstaunliches zu bewerkstelligen. Seit jeher werden die größten Erfolge von jenen Menschen errungen, die sich weigern, den ausgetretenen Pfaden zu folgen, und sich über die Norm hinwegsetzen. In SMARTCUTS widerlegt Snow so manches vermeintliches Erfolgsrezept; er zeigt, warum es zwecklos ist, die »Mühlen zu durchlaufen«, warum Schulkinder keine Multiplikationstabellen auswendig zu lernen brauchen und warum es einfacher ist, ein großes anstelle eines kleinen Unternehmens aufzubauen. SMARTCUTS berichtet von Innovatoren, die es gewagt haben, anders zu arbeiten, und bietet Ihnen praktische Tipps. Sie lernen, wie Sie unternehmerische und technologische Begriffe auf den Erfolg anwenden können und wie auch Sie durch Nachahmung Ihren Wettbewerbern den Rang ablaufen, Ihr Unter nehmen wachsen lassen und Gesellschaftsprobleme schneller lösen können, als Sie es für möglich gehalten hätten.
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