Future Ready Economies

This is a global initiative to link all communities to government and business organisations.  Does this make us Future Ready?  Do we live in a digital age? What is the Future?  Do you really know?

Dell is an IT company.   This looks like a boom for the IT industry, but what of socio emotional wellbeing of the people hooked up to the addiction of technology?  What of families? What of time spent together? What of neural programming of the brain given technological mediums of exchange?  What of privacy?  Future Ready issues I feel that we may not be ready for, in my view.

I’ve lived prior to the technological age.  I recall the Leisure Society argument when studying economics at university.  I wrote a paper on the technology that would give us more leisure time promoted as labour saving. The reality was it gave us less time and we disconnected from each other.  Marriages fell apart as one was sitting on the computer all the time, no interaction.  I silently watch the people on the train. I am not in the normal pattern so I am awake and watch as if to the side, I see most of them totally addicted to the iPhones because they avoid social discomfort, they are not at peace with themselves. I see their awkwardness and the fact they don’t make eye contact or start a conversation.  I contemplate myself as an IT person, wow if we can get to them, all of them, imagine the money we can make.  I feel the profit motive moving innovation not the desire to create a world that is in harmony with nature to prevent collapse.  A social activity that is in harmony with humans.  I feel the weight of climate change and the massive denial about how we live and our impacts.  I feel the landfill full of redundant technology and the chemicals leaching back into the earth. I feel the earth responding.  I feel the multi-function polis, a city of the future, based on foreign control,  original proposed here in Australia during the Hawke/Keating years, that failed refer https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/hawkekeating-government-believed-multi-function-polis-needed-different-name-cabinet-papers-reveal/news-story/da42886bac614e500f022dce3dfacb1a This constant vision of a silicon valley in every city pushed by the IT industry.  I feel the greed of the IT companies who see no limit to their expansion in digital realities not realising that whilst this is a cyber reality it has real life impacts.  Nature and human health and wellbeing is the limit situation.  Will we find Gross National Happiness?  Is this is the public interest or is it in business interest? This is a critical question.  Another is – is it true?  I hear Byron Katie http://thework.com/en

Let’s step into my Global Agora:

Do we question the quality of our decisions? 

Do we consult seriously to really gather what is of value to the public?

Do we understand the impact on children?

Do we understand the social fabric and the dynamic of the family in social cohesion?

What are the public priorities? 

Is prosperity seriously going to happen in a world of declining resources and serious climate change?

Have we worked out why the climate is changing? 

Can we change?

Can we adapt to nature? 

Do you think technology is calibrating with  nature? 

Do we understand what an ecological footprint is? 

Do we know the real link between what we produce and inner peace?

Have we philosophically explored this outside of the profit motive? 

Are governments influenced by corporations the false imperative of GDP growth and their own profits given corporatisation on many levels? 

Is this truly in the public interest?

What happened to the information age why now a digital age?  Who decided this?


Dell Ranks 50 Global Cities Enabling Innovation and Change Through Technology

Date : 4/4/2016

Round Rock, Texas
  • Global ranking scores 50 Future-Ready Economies that have a foundation for prosperity and growth  
  • Dell believes that embracing technology and empowering entrepreneurs will help propel cities into the future
  • Economies and businesses can become more Future Ready through technology, innovation and collaboration

Dell today recognized 50 cities around the world for embracing technology to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing and globalized future. This ranking, the Dell Future- Ready Economies Model, scores large, high-growth global metropolitan areas based on attributes that enable people and organizations to access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connectivity, better economic performance – and a greater ability to attract talent. By examining the attributes of these communities, Dell can help public as well as private organizations become more Future Ready by identifying policies and technology strategies that will foster growth.

The cities positioned in the Global 50 ranking were evaluated along three dimensions:

  • Human capital: A Future-Ready Economy has people equipped with the right skills to drive meaningful social and economic change.
  • Infrastructure: A Future-Ready Economy has the infrastructure necessary to support the people, businesses, and technology that enable progress over time.
  • Commerce: A Future-Ready Economy provides sustained opportunities for businesses to accelerate innovation, growth and profitability.

“We live in a digital age in which the power of innovation to transform our world is all around us,” said Liz Matthews, executive director, Corporate Brand and Purpose, Dell. “The cities where we live are faced with new challenges every day, from supporting a growing population and building a thriving culture, to fueling economic opportunity for everyone. By understanding Future-Ready Economies and their attributes, cities, businesses and people can create policies and strategies that will enable them to prosper and achieve strong economic health.”

Research for the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model began during the 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit hosted by the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University in September 2015 and is based on analysis conducted by economic data forecasting and analytics firm IHS. This is the second set of findings from the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model – the first, released in October 2015, scored 25 Future-Ready Economies in the United States. Both allow public and private community leaders to compare their own strengths to those of other regional economies nationally and globally.

“Backed by insights from experts in the public sector, technology firms, the start-up community and higher education, we developed a methodology to evaluate the degree to which city economies are Future Ready. These ratings will enable cities to take actions that will position them to capitalize on opportunities for the future,” said James Diffley, senior director, IHS Economics. “Based on our research, I am confident that cities identified as Future-Ready Economies are poised to achieve high levels of growth in the coming years.”

The Future-Ready Ranking of 50 Global Economies:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
  2. San Francisco, Calif.
  3. Singapore
  4. London
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Boston, Mass.
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Raleigh, N.C.
  9. Stockholm
  10. Sydney
  11. Toronto
  12. Seoul-Incheon
  13. Seattle, Wash.
  14. Denver, Colo.
  15. Portland, Ore.
  16. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  17. New York, N.Y.
  18. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  19. Houston, Texas
  20. Atlanta, Ga.
  21. Charlotte, N.C.
  22. Chicago, Ill.
  23. Munich
  24. Beijing
  25. Hong Kong
  26. Paris
  27. Taipei
  28. Shanghai
  29. Louisville, Ky.
  30. Salt Lake City, Utah
  31. Guangzhou
  32. Tokyo
  33. Moscow
  34. Des Moines, Iowa
  35. Los Angeles, Calif.
  36. Pittsburgh, Pa.
  37. Columbus, Ohio
  38. Indianapolis, Ind.
  39. Milan
  40. Sao Paulo
  41. Buenos Aires
  42. San Antonio, Texas
  43. Orlando, Fla.
  44. Delhi
  45. Suzhou
  46. Istanbul
  47. Jakarta
  48. Tianjin
  49. Shenzhen
  50. Mexico City

Additional Resources

  • For additional information about the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model, please visit www.Dell.com/FutureReadyEconomies.
  • Join the conversation online with #FutureReadyEconomies.

About the Dell Future-Ready Economies Model

The Dell Future-Ready Economies Model measures how well an economy enables its people and organizations to access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connections, better outcomes – and a better world. The Model was developed by IHS in partnership with Dell. Discover how changes in technology, commerce and human capital are shaping the future economy at www.Dell.com/FutureReadyEconomies.

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