Living in the future: Tips on how technology is shaping our future
How will the future be like? What impact will technology have on it? How can technology help us solve our more urgent problems?
Current technology has not much limitations. Until now, we have built business ecosystems whose incentive to develop anything made us progress really fast. But this scenery is full of risks. The unceasing rivalry and the progress have driven human civilization into an unsustainable scenario of climatic emergency that makes their end something possible. That is why it is necessary to question the model we have been maintaining from the Industrial Revolution.
Enrique Dans is not afraid to admit he likes to try out every new technological gizmo that comes on to the market. But while this is partly driven by his appetite for gadgets, it also relates of Prof Dans’ approach to the study of technology and business, in which it is what exists around him that sparks ideas and theories. “My environment sparks my research, so I want to feel the way the new technology impacts me first”, he says. “And I try to keep my research in close contact with reality. I hate ivory towers”.
Prof Dans is also among those who see blogging as a new and important forum through which to air and exchange academic ideas. He is also an avid consumer of information and keeps up with the latest developments in information systems via dozens of online newspapers and journals. However, this approach comes as no surprise, since the interests pursued by Prof Dans include the new economy, the effects of technology on consumer behaviour and the consequences of new technological developments for business in general.