Rapid Change

The world has always changed, yet thanks to digital technology change is happening quicker than ever before. Industries throughout the world have faced huge shifts – from Spotify challenging the music industry, Uber taking on the transport industry, and social media changing the way that brands and influencers interact with their audiences. Some changes have…

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Musician Who Lost His Arm Can Play Piano Again With This Insanely Cool Prosthetic

In this article, found on ScienceAlert, the possibilities for the future of prosthetics is explored. There are already massive advances in what prosthetics can enable people to achieve and here, the capabilities of this rapidly changing technology are demonstrated through the musical work of Jason Barnes, who lost his right arm just below the elbow in…

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In Just 4 Hours, Google’s AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

Developed by Google’s DeepMind AI lab, AlphaZero has defeated the world champion chess program, Stockfish, in just 4 hours. This technology is rapidly changing and already, since October, new developments are on the horizon. This article, found on Science Alert, looks at how AlphaZero differs from previous programmes, through self-reliant learning, and what might come next.…

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Microsoft Thinks it Can Make Holograms the Future of Retail

Technology is always evolving, and some predict the world of retail could be totally different in years to come. Microsoft thinks that holograms and augmented reality technology are the future of retail and they predict it’s only a matter of time until this is commonplace in all mainstream shops. What will going shopping look like…

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A Matter of Imagination

TED prize winner and founder of School in the Cloud, Sugata Mitra, describes his experimentation with causality, using computer simulation to explore if our imagined futures could already exist. In this article, written exclusively for Imagination Matters, he muses on how his simulation might relate to real life. Continue reading for the full article and many thanks to Sugata…

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“Is there another way to go?” Ethical imagination in an age of rapid change

Dr Connie K. Chung, EdD, founder and Executive Director of Living Well ckc and former Associate Director for the Global Education Innovation Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, writes about the importance of ethical imagination and offers her thoughts on what benefits exercising it might have in a rapidly changing world. Thank you…

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