This blog is about the digital business era. The blog posts are brief, foods for thought. They comment on articles, events etc. with a personal touch.

digital futures

  • Digital Futures - The Internet Accelerates Again
    In 1998 the first wave of web-commerce boomed in what has later been known as “the internet bubble”. The expectations were highly inflated and when the shake-down hit the web-commerce space in 2001, expectations plummeted, leaving a vacuum in the professional investors’ space that nobody wanted to fill. Both movements were extreme and a reaction to internet illiteracy and lack of experience. But looking back at the past 20 years of web-commerce explosion, the sum of developments is far more extreme than most people imagined in those times. It is happening again, this time much faster, deeper and harder. With the exponential acceleration and the emergence of highly commoditized and useful technologies, the internet is once again sending seismic shifts through major industries. Digital Futures shape Digital Strategies. Executives use Digital Futures to prepare their enterprises on the coming digital wave of competitive battles. Many interesting digital futures are within the event horizon. While seemingly small and uninteresting, they possess gravity so strong that no industry sector will escape. They risk being ignored in most business strategies until it is too late. Enterprises that don’t follow Digital Futures risk missing the potential advantages of well-timed adoption of digital business opportunities. The digital futures trends each contribute to the digital revolution by enabling sensors and controllers to monitor and manage our

  • Netflux? The demise of VOD 1.0
    I was on the beach one early morning, watching a young girl jogging along the sand shore, with half-closed eyes, smiling, enjoying the warmth of the early sunrays. The jogging girl reminded me of Sense8, a recent show from Netflix, with an Islandic girl on some strange designer drug watching the sun rise over a London park. The jogger had the same blissful smile on her face and the same blond, half-long hair. But this time it’s not London, it’s Lanzarote. Connected to Civilization I’m on a holiday in the sun around 3000 miles from home, yet still connected to civilization with 4G/ WIFI and with all my regular gadgets. I somehow expected everything to work perfectly, but it doesn’t. Most of the time my smart phone is connecting through H+ or Edge, both technologies belonging to an ancient past with dead-slow mobile internet. The hotel WIFI has bandwidth which is miniscule or non-existent. Having finally gotten through, I check my social media, news media and e-mail while my ultimate reward is getting visibly closer in the horizon; video on demand! I once read that the brain consumes fewer calories while watching TV shows than while sleeping, and intuitively I know why this is right: While sleeping, at least my brain is trying to sort out my life, organizing, removing and reinforcing knowledge. Some people call this dreaming, but recent neuro research suggests a more practical explanation closer to what AI researchers do to their neural network

A key goal is to give you inspiration on how to deal with the digital business era. Another goal is to get feedback on ideas and thoughts. Have a great digital business era!
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