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The Future of the Future

8 billion and counting

The message is clear: No single person or committee or group can weave the best paths through the infinite maze of possible event chains. Only humans and machines working together, side by side, can produce a better result than would ever be possible from either one alone.

The fun side of future tech

Everything about the future doesn't have to be so frightening or serious. Instead, let's take a break from all of that and look at the fun side of what lies ahead.

Are you data-driven or knowledge-driven?

We no longer need to blindly accept the output of even the most sophisticated AI/ML platforms. In fact, we should not consider any artifact, whether produced by humans or machines, as valid knowledge unless it contains not only supporting data and analyses, including provenance, but also an explanation of the underlying plausibility.

Extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership

The emergence of hybrid work environments post-COVID has resulted in the accelerated introduction of technologies and methods that increasingly enable the adaptive, democratic enterprise.

Look to the skies for KM opportunities

Then there's the inevitable demand for more automation, from the flight planning and clearance process to the operation of the air vehicles themselves. No human or group of humans could possibly keep track of so many constantly changing variables

Return on … Infrastructure???

As our physical and IT infrastructure continues to grow in size, complexity, and vulnerability, people and the knowledge they possess will play an ever-increasing role.

Three trends in ’23

The combined human and computing clouds will drive our core KM processes of search, collaboration, and discovery to new heights.

The undiscovered country

Capturing and sharing what you already know is good; and with today's data and text analytics tools, it has become much easier than when we'd first begun this journey.

The final frontier

Given the rapid expansion of satellite communication webs in support of IoT, the volume of data will continue to explode.

Dispatches from the edge

Edge-of-chaos decisioning means being continually informed on the critical elements needed to make better, faster decisions.

DAOs, NFTs, Web 3.0, and the metaverse: What does it all mean?

We can look at Web 3.0 as the next decentralization/virtualization stage of the internet. Here, blockchain-linked tokens, including NFTs, are integral to DAOs, which are frequently promoted as a gateway to the metaverse.

Fusion, fission, or something else?

When it comes to applying KM, the key is identifying and connecting the dots in meaningful and synergistic ways.

Thinking fast—and faster

If you're going to achieve consistent, effective high-speed decision making, it can't involve a protracted review by upper management.

The way of the scenario

The Delphi technique has become less effective in recent years, especially in crisis situations in which conditions, assumptions, and other variables are changing faster than the group is able to respond.

Making the jump to hyperdrive

The new, all-digital workforce will be made from a combination of AI, machine learning, computer vision, naturallanguage understanding, robotics, and more.

The critical part of critical infrastructure

Whether we're talking about infrastructure to support the flow of goods or the flow of knowledge, all require energy, and lots of it.

The coming blue wave

It should come as no surprise that topping the list of requirements to create and sustain a vibrant blue economy are innovation, learning, and collaboration.

Beyond sustainability

We need to look at the major challenges we're facing as we enter the millennium's third decade from the perspective of the global economy as a wholly integrated system.

The enterprise of the future: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Today, much of the knowledge we need is readily available. The problem is having the courage and fortitude to properly act on it.

At long last, the conference of the future

In past epochs, usually when a civilization is at or near its peak, the architecture of prominent structures masterfully blends the physical and the cognitive.… we need to be thinking along the same lines as we build platforms for interacting in an increasingly virtual world, including virtual conferences.