Tech Wellbeing Parallel

Fast Company, The biggest tech trends of 2019, according to top experts, Mark Sullivan, January 3rd 2019

Tech Wellbeing Parallel

For the tech industry, 2019 may be more about laying groundwork than historic breakthroughs. But it should be a busy and exciting year, as key new technologies begin finding their way into real, useful applications.

These tectonic shifts are already creating opportunity and chances for innovation. Venture capital investments on start-up companies are on pace to reach $100 billion in 2018, far exceeding 2017’s $82 billion in investments. The big question is which of these opportunity areas will mature in 2019. We asked venture capitalists, tech analysts, and a few entrepreneurs for their thoughts on the subject.

Through the WI Lens

A long but valuable read. The stand out take-away is the increasingly symbiotic culture that progress in tech demands in all related sectors. We’ve been beating the drum for some time on the interdependence between the key macro sectors; economy, environment, tech, society and geopolitics. Acceleration in one area drives disruption and/or progress in another, they are irrefutably linked. Speed and agility will be the defining features of success in both public and private sector organisations.

Pay attention in particular to the following sections of the article;

1) AI in health care and data analysis
2) Cities realizing the opportunity of micro mobility
3) Consumer experiences
4) Voice platforms

And note too the nod to ‘slow social’ and data paranoia “… I’m eager to see what new innovations emerge as startups look to align their business models with their users’ need to be in control of how their data is used and how their time is spent.”

Gut Feelings

April 16, 2019

Could Therapy Be Key To Treating Your IBS? – Huffington Post, 11 April 2019, Natasha Hinde

Radicalise Movement

April 2, 2019

Sitting down for too long may be causing 70,000 UK deaths a year – The Guardian, 26 March 2019, Nicola Davis

Humans Back In Vogue

March 26, 2019

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good – New York Times, 23 March 2019, Nellie Bowles

Sickness to Debt to Sickness

March 19, 2019

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick, The Atlantic, 15 March 2019, Olga Khazan

On The Money

March 12, 2019

Why the future of well-being isn’t about money www.weforum.org, 26 Feb 2019, Justin Dupuis

Bread Culture

March 5, 2019

With bread’s return to favor in the wellness world, consumers are ritualizing the baking process as an opportunity to slow down. JWT Intelligence, 28 February 2019, Emily Safian-Demers

Ikea Purity

February 26, 2019

Ikea’s new curtains purify the air inside your house – Fast Company, 20 Feb 2019, Jesus Diaz

Insectogeddon

February 19, 2019

Insectageddon – Politicians are complicit in the killing of our insects – we will be next – Guardian 12 February 2019 – Molly Scott Cato

Goop, Delta, Netflix

February 12, 2019

Goop Enters Netflix Deal: Has Pseudoscience Found A New Platform? Forbes, 9 Feb 2019, Bruce Y. Lee

Race Ready Workplace

February 5, 2019

5 ways work culture will change by 2030, Fast Company, February 4th 2019 Gwen Moran

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