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Fusion Man and Machine

Sander Duivestein
August 27, 2013

On the 9th of August 2013 research firm Gartner published the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for 2013. Striking is the main message of the report: the evolving relationship between man and machine. The emergence of new technologies redefines this relationship. Or, as Marshall McLuhan once so aptly put it: “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” The overall conclusion is that the line between man and machine blurs. It is a direct result of the increased hype around intelligent (self-conscious) machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things.   hypecycle-2013-600x375

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Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society.


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