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shift 2020 Kickstarter campaign

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  Published 17 Dec 2013
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shift 2020 Kickstarter campaign

Blogpost by:Rudy De Waele

I am very pleased to announce my contribution to a new book project calledshift 2020- How Technology Will Impact Our Future. It's a self-published book curated byRudy De Waeleincluding foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world's leading experts.

The story

The idea ofshift 2020is based uponMobile Trends 2020, a collaborative project Rudy launched early 2010. It's one of the highest viewed decks on Slideshare (in the Top 50 of All Time in Technology / +320k views). Reviewing the document a couple of weeks ago, he realised the future is catching up on us much faster than many of the predictions that were made. so, he asked the original contributors for an update on their original predictions and new foresights for the year 2020.

Additionally, Rudy broadened the scope of this new book project and asked new contributors to give their vision and foresights on the following topics:3D Printing, AI,Apps,Biotech,Cloud,Connected Living,Consumers,Context,Crowdfunding, Data, Education, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise,Fashion,GreenTech,Health, Hyperconnectivity, IoT / IoE,M2M, Maker Movement, Media, P2P Money, Retail,Robotics, Sensors, Smart Cities, Social Media, Society, Surveillance,Transport,Wearables with global input as well as focused on emerging markets such as BRIC and Sub-SaharanAfrica.

shift 2020 is designed byLouise Campbell,an award winning UX and design technology professional with years of experience working with luxury fashion E-commerce brands, designing first-class, multi-platform, digital shopping experiences.

AKickstarter campaignhas been launched to raise the necessary funds to make this project a reality (mainly to cover the costs for design, editing, website and promotion). Head over and order your unique copy of thenicely designed eBook, paperback or a qualityHardcover Photo Book printed byblurb.com.The content includes 80 pages of original content, featuring most of the original Mobile Trends 2020 contributors.In addition to some 40 new contributions from around the globe who are prominent futurists, trend-predictors and industry leaders.There's no such existing compilation of foresights in existence that I know of. It's quite unique!

Special opportunity for companies to customise the book!

Rudy created as well an opportunity for companies to personalise the cover of the book with your company logo and name.The book presents a very special opportunity to create a unique New Year's gift for your business relationships and clients. What a better way to start 2014?

shift 2020 includes quotes, paragraphs and essays from confirmed contributors, such as:

Neelie Kroes (VP of the European Commission), Douglas Rushkoff, Salim Ismael (Singularity University), Loic Le Meur (LeWeb), Shannon Spanhake (Innovation Officer San Francisco), Adeo Ressi (The Founder Institute), Boris Veldhuijzen (The Next Web), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Aubrey de Grey, Sunny Bates (Kickstarter / Jawbone), Carlos Domingo (Telefonica Digital), David Rowan (Wired Magazine), Laurent Haug (Lift), Martin Recke (next), Will Page (Spotify), Scott Jenson (Google), Gerd Leonhard (The Futures Agency), Yuri Van Geest, Russell Buckley, Russ McGuire (Sprint), Kwame Ferreira (Kwamecorp), Delia Dumitrescu (Trendwatching.com), Georgie Benardete (Shopbeam), Hans-Holger Albrecht (Millicom), Tariq Krim (JoliCloud), Dr. James Canton, Andrew Hessel (Autodesk), Christian Lindholm (Korulab), Eze Vidra (Google Campus), Harald Neidhardt (MLOVE), Raina Kumra (Juggernaut). Robin Wauters (Tech.eu), Nicolas Nova, Gianfranco Chicco, Shaherose Charania (Women 2.0), Ken Banks, Marc Davis (Microsoft), Felix Petersen, Kelly Goto, Erik Hersman (Savannah Fund), David Risher (Worldreader), Glen Hiemstra (Futurist.com), Jessica Colao (iHub), Mark Kanji (Apptivation), Rohit Talwar (Fast Future), Priya Prakash (Changify), Andrew Berglund (Geometry Global), Alan Moore, Martin Duval (Bluenove), Maarten Lens-FitzGerald (Layar), Andrew Bud (mBlox/MEF), Andy Abramson, Fabien Girardin, C. Enrique Ortiz, Raj Singh (Tempo AI), Inma Martinez, Robert Rice, Ajit Jaokar, Jonathan MacDonald, Tony Fish, Dan Applequist, Redg Snodgrass (Wearable World), David Wood, Mark A.M. Kramer (razorfish Healthware) , John Kieti (m:lab), Aape Pohjavirta, Kosta Peric (Innotribe), Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Microsoft) , Michael Breidenbruecker (Reality Jockey), Tricia Wang, Louisa Heinrich (Superhuman), Mike North (UC Berkeley), Mac-Jordan D. Degadjor, Kate Darling, Simon White, Chris Luomanen (Thing Tank), Ariane Van De Ven (Telefonica), Ed Maklouf (Siine),and many others.

The eBook version will be delivered to you before Christmas 2013.Pre-order now on Kickstarter. The printed books will be delivered as Standard Delivery (accordingblurb.comguidelines) counting 12-15 business days from December 20th 2013 onwards.

For any customised offers not mentioned in the pledges, pleasecontact Rudy.

Check theshift2020website for latest updates and additional information.

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