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The Industrial Internet and Internet of Things with Nico Adams

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What does the future look like in a world where everything is connected to itself and the internet?

My guest for this episode of the podcast is Nico Adams, Product Manager and senior research scientist in CSIRO’s Data61 business unit, where he assists Australian (manufacturing) businesses to leverage modern information technology, the industrial internet and and Industry 4.0 technologies.

The Internet of Things is one of the essential technologies that will drive industries in the Next Economy.

How The Internet Brings Out Our Good And Bad Personalities

the internet changes our personalityIs the internet bringing out your dark side? Technology is changing our personalities – for the worse.

The internet changes the way we think and act. I don’t know about you, I act like my offline version on the internet; but some people don’t. Adrian and I discussed how people, in video games, act like they own the game; showing narcissistic tendencies which spill into their offline world.

Futures Thinking is an essential 21st century skill: we need to cultivate it widely

our unhealthy obsession with the futureInnovate or die? The idea that we must innovate to be successful, have we taken it to the extreme? Some people think so. An in interesting review of a book argues that our unhealthy obsession with the future, where anyone who wants to be successful has to innovate, disrupt, and “own the future”, is making us come up with simplistic ideas rather than great ideas that tackle real challenges.