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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – McKinsey’s 12

McKinsey & Company have brought out a new report on what they think the disruptive techs will be over the coming years. They have estimated that “theĀ applications of the 12 technologies discussed in the report could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025.” Some of these will […]

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The pope announcement photo and it’s implications on the speed of collaboration

The technology juxtaposition photograph made famous by NBC on instagram highlights how far technology has come in 8 years. The 2005 announcement shows about 2 or 3 people either texting or taking a photo. The 2013 image shows a vast array of ipads, smart phones and digitial cameras. But it’s not the technology change thats […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – How to be a ‘disrupter’

As you may have gathered I love disruptive technology, or at least the term anyway. But what does it mean, what do you have to do to be a disrupter and what can you do if you’re an incumbent? Smart Planet, the home of some excellent journalism on technology and design produced a good article […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Robot Shop Assistant

There are many tech driven trends that are and will change retail – online shopping, QR codes, RF data tags, economic crisis etc etc. And this one could greatly change our shopping experience. We all know how frustrating it can be trying to find the right size in a pile of jeans, or waiting for […]

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