Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

Here's how to play:

*Grab your current read,
*Open to a random page,
*Share 2-3 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page,
*Please no spoilers!
*Share the title & author.

This week's selection is from Alvin and Heidi Toffler's "Revolutionary Wealth"~

"Tomorrow's economy, for example, will present significant business opportunities in fields like hyper-agriculture, neurostimulation, customized health care, nanoceuticals, bizarre new energy sources, streaming payment systems, smart transportation, flash markets, new forms of education, non-lethal weapons, desktop manuracturing, programmable money, risk management, privacy-invasion sensors that tell us when we're being observed--indeed, sensors of all kinds-- plus a bewildering myriad of other goods, services and experiences.

We can't be sure when these will or will not turn profitable or how they will converge. But understanding the deep fundamentals will reveal the existence, even now, of new needs and previously unidentified industries and sectors--a huge 'synchronization industry,' for example, and a 'loneliness industry.'

To forecast the future of wealth, we also need to look not just at the work we do for money but at the unpaid work all of us also do as 'prosumers.'"

Must read on to find out what 'prosumers' are exactly.
And...programmable money? Ok, I'm Googling that one!

Have a good week!

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