New Mega Trends Implications for Our Future Lives

ISBN-10: 1137008083
ISBN-13: 9781137008084
Edition: 2012
Authors: Sarwant Singh
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 258
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

List of Charts and Tables
Preface
Introduction to the New Mega Trends
New Mega Trends: The definition
Why are the New Mega Trends important?
Smart is the New Green
Defining Smart
Smart connected home
The Smart medical home of the future
Smart cars
Smart energy
Smart meters: Making home chores intelligent
Smart grid
Smart city
Smart Factories: Factories of the future
Macro to micro
Convergence of Mega Trends leads to convergence of competition
Case Study: Schneider Electric goes Smart
eMobility
The electric revolution
eMobility is above and beyond cars
Case study: Better Place as an eMobility integrator
The macro to micro of eMobility
Two- to six-wheelers all go electric
Wireless charging
Cradle to grave
Will utilities be the new oil barons?
Innovating to Zero
Net Zero cities: Carbon-neutral capitals of the world
Zero waste: From cradle to cradle
Net Zero building: Zero 'home improvement'
Carbon-neutral city: Arriving at 'destination Zero'
Case study: Copenhagen 2025 - first carbon-neutral capital of the world
Zero initiatives at work: Faster, safer and flexible Zero work culture
Zero hours contract: Working without time commitment
Zero accidents: Super Zero to the rescue
Zero at work: Zero latency, Zero emails and Zero incubation period
Zero emails: A best practices case study
Macro to micro
Retail
Manufacturing
From Zero defects to producing perfect products
Energy: Zero carbon countries
Automotive and transport
Health care
Conclusion: Countdown to Zero - much ado about 'nothing'
Urbanisation: From Mega-Cities, Mega-Regions, Mega-Corridors and Mega-Slums to Mega Opportunities
Mega-cities, Mega-regions, Mega-corridors and Mega-slums
The vertical city
Urban mobility 3.0
The new hub and spoke enterprise model
The macro to micro of urbanisation
Case study: Siemens focuses on city as the customer
Urban shopper will not come to stores, but stores will need to come to the shopper
Social Trends that will Model our Future Society
Six degrees apart: Geo-socialisation
Geo-socialisation: Who is on your block?
Geo-social commerce: Connecting while buying and buying when connecting
Macro to micro implications
Location-based incentives: Check me out when I check in
Catch me if you can: The Jimmy Choo campaign
Gigwalk: Walking is my business
Virtual dollar: Invisible good, visible me
Augmented reality: I digitally manoeuvre my world
Augmented social networking: I connect with people I see
Online communities: Together we influence
Crouching social tiger, hidden digital dragon: Social appetite from Chinese consumers
Robo-slaves
Macro to micro implications
Robo-etition
Robots in our bodies and in our homes
Decade of the iPad generation and Little Emperors
Case study: Earth calling Gen Y - NASA's strategy to reach out from Mars to Millennial
Macro to micro
Look East, not West, for this game-changer generation
End of China's single-child policy
Generational political shift
Reverse brain drain and global talent wars
Macro to micro implications
Hire educated global, working local
Nations turn headhunters
Middle bulge: Dominance of the middle class
Girl power
Health, Wellness and Well-Being
Health, wellness and well-being redefined as the mind, body and soul
Future of health, wellness and well-being
Power patients
Shift in health care services delivery to outside hospitals
Health care tourism
Increased sophistication of hospitals that remain
Gene therapy: The dawn of personalised medicine
Tissue engineering: Custom body parts made to order
Cybernetics: Part man, part machine - the future of prosthetics
Era of immortality?
Wonder and nature-changing drugs and treatments
Macro to micro
Nutraceutical (functional foods and beverages) and nutricosmetics market to have a makeover
Case study: Brand differentiation using health, wellness and well-being
Hamburger tax: A state-based well-being system
Changing dynamics in the pharmaceuticals market with drug patents falling off the cliff
The medical home of the future
Robo-doctors
Size matters: Nanotechnology in health care applications
Globalisation is globalising health care
Moore's Law applied to medical technology
Low-cost medical equipment
Health care industry shakeout
Business Model of the Decade - Value for Many
Business models of the future
Customisation and personalisation
Co-creation
Pay as you go
Collaborative buying
The one-off business model
Sharing - what is yours is mine
Free-premium (Freemium)
Community-based business models
Pay or sell with a tweet
Value for many - The business model of the decade
Case study: Ford - the new value for the Blue Oval
Connectivity and Convergence
Convergence of products, technologies and industries
Converging gizmos: One product, many applications
New product avatars: Make way for 'phoncierge' and 'I'm watch'
Future connected home: Intelligently connected devices
Macro to micro
Data deluge: Say hello to the zettabyte era
Implications for work culture: Collaborative and connected workplace with each employee a CEO
Implications for new business models: It's all about convergence
M commerce: The black gold of the digital era
Location-based personalised advertising
Mega-connectivity platforms of the decade
Convergence of industries
Connected health care
Connected car, connected mobility
Convergence in energy, manufacturing and growth of biometrics
Implications of connectivity and convergence on personal lives
Digital citizenship: Identity 3.0
Everything social: Digitalise my life and garden
Augmented reality
Virtual world: Welcome to your second life
Conclusion
From Planes to Trains - The Era of High-Speed Rail
Meet the Jetsons around the world
The 2020 Trans-Siberian Rail Link: The new Route 66
The Chinese Rail juggernaut
Case study: Chinese rail industry, the global high-speed juggernaut
Selling sand to the Arabs
Macro to Micro implications of high-speed rail
High-speed logistics
Old competitors, new battles
New Battlefields: Space Jam and Cyber Warfare
Space jam
Race for space
World War III: Two new domains of conflict
Macro to micro
Satellite manufacturing - size matters
Space tourists, space hotels and. Weddings in space - what next?
The English weather forecast perfected
Space-based solar power stations
Service-based satellite business model
Implications and opportunities for cyber-security
Uncontested white 'space' market opportunities
Macro to Micro
Trends that did not make it into this book
Shale gas
Beyond BRIC - the next game changers
Infrastructure spending
New outsourcing hotspots
TechVision 2020 - top technologies of the future
Mega conclusions
Macro to Micro methodology
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgements
Index

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