If you want to become more anticipatory, buy yourself the time to respond, develop your change muscle, and increase the quality of your strategy development, here are the scenario prompts for 13 March 2023.
Semiautomated social networks, the metaverse, automating CEOs, shaping opinions, superfoods of the future (including cockroach milk), Zappos, quantum computing, Sam Altman, the attention economy, plasmatic paint, an AI 6000 faster than Deepmind, Amazon and Walmart and agrigenomics.
Attention seems to be a theme. Time to (re)read “The Shallows”.
The semiautomated social network is coming
Automated attention seeking. Read https://www.ronimmink.com/pancake-minds-scatter-brains-and-the-slow-flow-as-the-antidote/
13 predictions for the metaverse and Web3
Digital identity, blockchain, ubiquitous, AI, niche communities, avatars and new job titles (CGZO and CWMO)
Should we automate the CEO?
Last August, NetDragon Websoft — a Hong Kong-based online gaming firm with $2.1B in annual revenue — appointed an AI CEO to helm its flagship subsidiary.
Don’t Try To Shape Opinions, Shape Networks
Decades of scientific research suggests that the best indicator of what we think and do is what the people around us think and do
Superfoods of the Future, From Cockroach Milk to DNA-Personalized Meals
Meal in a pill, golden rice, redesigning farm animals, spirulina, algaculture
When Traditional Management Creeps Back In: What is Happening at Zappos?
Two Oddball Ideas for a Megaqubit Quantum Computer
Cyrogenics, terahertz waves and quantum wells
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Young blood (vampire) and cellular reprogramming.
There’s something worse. Converting attention into profit.
Bio-inspired “plasmonic paint” could make regular paint a thing of the past
We’ve previously heard about technologies that mimic the manner in which the wings of certain butterflies display such vibrant colours.
An AI Learned to Play Atari 6,000 Times Faster by Reading the Instructions
Teaching an AI to play a challenging Atari video game thousands of times faster than a state-of-the-art model developed by DeepMind.
Amazon and Walmart Duke It Out Over $808 Billion Healthcare Industry
Healthcare is just one of the many fronts on which Walmart and Amazon are competing for more of the consumer’s spend
Sustainably feeding the world with genomics-driven agriculture
The potential of agrigenomics is starting to be realised.