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Session+_3+-+Forecasting+Part+1 - Analysis of Emerging...

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Analysis of Emerging echnologies Technologies Forecasting Part 1 August 30, 2010 1
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Instrumenting I-85 to Improve Traffic Flow GA DOT announced construction of an electronic toll lane on I-85 outside the perimeter. Toll changes dynamically to ensure traffic at 45 mph or more. To use the lane, you must register and affix a transponder to your windshield. Transponder is polled at intervals by sensors. Billed by the mile? Consequences? aves vs have- ots 3+ person car pools can ride free, if registered. Haves vs. have nots Fewer 2-person carpools = more cars Tracking and privacy? Increased productivity; reduced emissions You can go to the DOT’s Open House on Wednesday from 4-7 at the Gwinnett Center. http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/for-i-85-drivers-600705.html
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Borrow, Don’t Buy Web sites opening to allow you to rent products from neighbors rather than buy them. Got a spare bedroom? Want to rent it out? How do you determine if someone is reputable? Why, Facebook , of course! Your friends, friends of friends, etc. inkedIn commendations might work etc LinkedIn recommendations might work, etc. Or, create your own community (neighborhood, MBA classmates, church, tc ) etc.) http://www.sharesomesugar.com/home xample of a peer- - eer model instead of a hub and spoke model Example of a peer to peer model, instead of a hub and spoke model. Rachel Botsman, co-author What’s Mine Is Yours: The ise of Collaborative This new economy is going to be driven entirely by reputation, which is part of a new cultural shift — http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/business/29ping.html?src=busln Rise of Collaborative Consumption seeing how our behavior in one community affects what we can access in another.
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General Framework for the Course Identify the echnology Consider the Technology and e System in Make Predictions / entify Technology the System in Which it Operates Identify Opportunities Scanning and orecasting Forecasting Invention Information Implications 6
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Famous Forecasting Quotes "Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. " --Lao Tzu, 6th Century BC Chinese Poet "I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer." --Kehlog Albran, The Profit "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." --Nils Bohr, Nobel laureate in Physics
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