The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we’re likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google’s self-driving cars, but don’t likely realize this means progressive cities will have to ban human drives in the next decade because us humans are too risky.
Following on from the Industrial or Machine Age, the Space Age and the Digital Age, the Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes – Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure, and Health Tech. Historically the previous ‘ages’ brought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. What will the Augmented Age bring? Will robots take our jobs, and AI’s subsume us as inferior intelligences, or will this usher in a new age of abundance?
Augmented is a book on future history, but more than that, it is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years. Are you ready to adapt? Because if history proves anything, you don't have much of a choice.
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About the Author
King is the author of the bestselling books Bank 3.0 (2013), Branch
Today, Gone Tomorrow (2011) and Bank
2.0 (2010). He is founder of the world’s first mobile direct bank Movenbank,
and advises the world’s biggest banks on innovation, customer experience and distribution strategy..
Table of Contents
CONTENTS:· History of Technology Disruption· The
Augmented Age· When
Computers Disappear· The
Robot Advantage· Human
2.0 (revised Chapter)· The
Augmented Man· LifeStream,
Agents and Avatars· Trains,
Planes, Automobiles and Houses· Banking,
Payments and Financial Advice· Trust and Privacy in an Augmented World· Augmented
Cities with Smart Citizens· The
New Era of Engagement· Conclusion - Life in the Smart Lane