ILSNotreDame2009

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Innovation, Learning, and Sustainability A Framework for Thinking about the Universe, You, and Foresight in a World of Accelerating Technological Change Ten Years Hence Mendoza College of Business Jan 2009 University of Notre Dame John Smart, President, Acceleration Studies Foundation Slides: accelerating.org/slides.html
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit © 2009 Accelerating.org Acceleration Studies Foundation: Who We Are ASF ( Accelerating.org ) is a small nonprofit community of scholars (est. 2003) exploring accelerating change in: 1. Science, Technology, Business, and Society (STBS), at 2. Personal, Organizational, Societal, Global, and Universal (POSGU) levels of analysis . Accelerating Change 2005, Stanford University
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit © 2009 Accelerating.org Acceleration Studies Foundation: What We Do We practice evolutionary developmental (“evo devo”) futures studies, a model of change that proposes the universe contains both: 1. Convergent and predictable developmental forces and trends that direct and constrain our long-range future and 2. Contingent and unpredictable evolutionary choices we may use to create unique and creative paths (many of which will fail) on the way to these highly probable developmental destinations. Some developmental trends that may be intrinsic to the future of complex systems on Earth include: Accelerating intelligence , interdependence and immunity in our global sociotechnological systems Increasing technological autonomy , and Increasing intimacy of the human-machine and physical- digital interface.
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Evo Info Devo (EID) Triad: At Least Three Universal Telos (Values/Goals/Drives/Ethics) Exist in Complex Systems Three functional processes (telos) can be observed in: Physical Systems Chemical Systems Biological Systems Societal Systems Technological Systems Our Universe as a System
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Acceleration Quiz Q: Of the 100 top economies in the world, how many are multinational corporations and how many are nation states?
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Acceleration Quiz Q: Of the 100 top revenue generating entities in the world, how many are multinational corporations and how many are nation states? 76 MNC’s and 24 Nations. GBN, Future of Philanthropy , 2005
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Acceleration Quiz Q: How many of the lowest net-worth Americans would it take to approximate Bill Gate’s net worth? (296 million Americans in 2005)
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Los Angeles New York Palo Alto Acceleration Studies Foundation A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Acceleration Quiz Q: How many of the lowest net-worth Americans
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