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CONVERGENCE 2.0 The new paradigm by Mind Map: CONVERGENCE 2.0             The new paradigm
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CONVERGENCE 2.0 The new paradigm

Creativity is the currency of the new millennia.

“The world is experiencing the third biggest economic revolution of the past millennium alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. The resurgence of China and India and the impact of disruptive new technologies are revolutionizing the global economy. ” Larry Summers, President, Harvard"

By 2014, iPod will hold the contents of the Library of Harvard University.

A third of the jobs that will be available in 2015 have essentially not been invented yet.

Knowledge Workers of the Information Age will be equated to the assembly line workers of the Twenty first Century! The Creative Class-Richard Florida

It is estimated that all the knowledge that is known today will comprise only 1% of all the knowledge available by the year 2030!

By 2017, iPod will contain the Library of Congress.

We are in a transition from the Information Age to the Innovation Age!

In the life of a typical 21 year old entering the workforce today has, on average, included 5,000 hours of video game playing, exchange of 250,000 emails, instant messages, and phone text messages, 10,000 hours of mobile phone use. Add to that 3,500 hours of time online. Financial Times, Sept. 20, 2006


Change is hardest on those caught by surprise!

Today’s younger workers have a preference for sharing, staying connected, instantaneity, multitasking, assembling random information into patterns and using technology in new ways. They have already begun to challenge the established way of doing things in the business world. Financial Times, Sept. 26, 2006

A top global company distributed iPod Nanos to new employees hired from US college campuses. The Nanos were preloaded with podcasts describing each of the benefits offered by the company. The older workers preferred to read about the benefits on the company website. Different generational learning styles. Financial Times, Sept. 26, 2006

Countries are now able to compete for global knowledge work as never before. It is now possible for more people than ever to collaborate and compete in real time on a more equal footing. The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman

Knowledge creators are the only people whose jobs cannot be outsourced.

Baron and Taylor in their book, Scientific Creativity, state that it takes 3-5 years for a person to recover from their University experience before they create any new knowledge.

Instead of hiring whole people to do creative work, many business post their biology and chemistry needs on the InnoCentive Web site, hoping that one of the registered researchers will be able to provide a solution. There are 85,000 registered “solvers.”

InnoCentive found the odds of a solver’s success increased in fields in which they had no formal expertise. The most efficient networks are those that link to the broadest range of information, knowledge and experience.

WEB 2.0

The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International in 2004

Emphasizing tools and platforms that enable the user to Tag, Blog, Comment, Modify, Augment, Rank, etc.

The more explicit synonym of "Participatory Web"

“There are no products, only solutions” Not what customer wants but why they want A problem solving approach Simple Solutions


Focus on "The long tail"

Harnessing Collective Intelligence

Specialized Database

Who owns the data

Software above the level of a Single Device

Benefits of Web 2.0

New startups focus


The mobile web will become the dominant access method in many countries of the world, with devices that become more hybrid and networks that become more powerful - everywhere in the next decade to come.

Rapid penetration of Wireless Broadband Access technnolies as 3G/UMTS. The telecom operators are seeing the emergence of Internet technologies, with the availability of affordable and functional Wi-Fi and dual mode Wi-Fi/mobile phones... will all boost VoIP over broadband internet and ultimately blur the distinction between fixed and mobile services, since both become wireless and IP based.

Mobile 2.0 is revolution that already started, that will dramatically change the mobile space as we know it now.

• Harnessing Collective Intelligence • Ubiquitous Access - operator independant • Context relevant - desktop is not a mobile screen • Create Compelling User Experiences • Synchronisation between Web & Mobile • Social Interaction - profile & personal media exchange, chat & messaging, status updates

New startups focus

Knowledge is different from all other resources. It makes itself constantly obsolete, so that today’s advanced knowledge is tomorrow’s ignorance.

Intel’s computer chips in 1965 held a few dozen transistors. Today, Intel’s high-end chip contains more than 1.7 billion transistors. That number is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2012. Technology Review, July, 2005