image of torn paper with text 5 links breaking through tear hr examinerThis time round, the links involve aspects of our future that are actually likely to manifest. If you read Dave Winer’s piece, you’ll hear echoes of the end of attempts to use prediction to drive engagement. The links cover the evolution of crime, cars, coding and DNA.

  • Future Crimes
    A Google hangout recording of a conversation between Tim O’Reilly and Mark Goodman. Goodman is the author of “Future Crimes”. O’Reilly is the founder of O’Reilly Media and a venerated Silicon Valley trend spotter. This is a tour of the issues HR will need to understand in the coming decade. What’s the company drone policy (for employees)? What does hacking mean internally?
  • The Internet of DNA
    Make no mistake, DNA data is going to inform everything. From data storage (nothing is a higher density storage device than DNA) to health care decisions to employee assessments to M&A risk analysis, it will assume center stage in strategy and tactics. The technology that will make this possible is an “Internet of DNA”, a way of automating the comparison of DNA from various sources.
  • How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025
    Autonomous cars create new opportunities for work design. Imagine that anyone who can work on the way to work will do so. Imagine that cars are issued as a way to drive productivity. “Elon Musk, Tesla Motor’s CEO, says that their 2015 models will be able to self-drive 90 percent of the time.1 And the major auto makers aren’t far behind – according to Bloomberg News, GM’s 2017 models will feature “technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop-and-go congested traffic.”2 Both Google3 and Tesla4 predict that fully-autonomous cars – what Musk describes as “true autonomous driving where you could literally get in the car, go to sleep and wake up at your destination” – will be available to the public by 2020.”
  • Users Know: Your Job Is Not To Write Code
    In an article addressed to coders, Laura Klein explains that the job is to make users more successful while making the company more successful. It’s worth noting that the economic buyer is not a user.
  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
    Personalization is an immature way to conduct a relationship. Strong degrees of intimacy do not come from infantile relationships where one party reads the mind of the other. Productive relationships are built on shared autonomy, privacy and the freedom to express one’s needs and desires. In this cogent piece, Dave Winer
    lays out the reasons that predictive interpersonal tools always fall flat. 

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