Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.
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Chips Under The Skin - "Convenient" But Not Wise

Chips Under The Skin - Australians are, if a new report is to be believed, quite open to the possibility of taking the concept of wearable devices to a wholly new level. A study sponsored by the Visa company suggests that 25 percent of Australians are at least ‘slightly interested’ in having a commercial chip implanted in their skin. This is, of course, potentially great news for multi-national payment groups like Visa. Their specialty is, after all, devising new ways of getting people to part with money via their particular channels. The more convenient the channel, the greater the profits for Visa et al. On one level, implants are old news. Several groups overseas have experimented with implanted Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs). Most recently, the click here to read the full editorial
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Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom What do NASA, Lego and President Obama have in common? In their respective areas of leadership, they all demonstrated an early appreciation for the mass collaboration culture inspired by the internet. Some years ago, NASA started enlisting thousands of helpers it refers to as ‘Click Volunteers’.  These people, operating mostly from their personal computers at home, are playing a small but important role in building NASA’s information base. They help NASA map the surfaces of planets and the movement of stars through the night skies. Lego was at first wary of internet users who virally promoted their own peculiar reconfigurations of its Mindstorms robot kits. Gradually, the toy giant came to realise that these enthusiasts were ... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  Chips Under The Skin - "Convenient" But Not Wise

Posted on: Tuesday 26 May 2015

››  Not Voting Mistakes Anarchism for Activism

Posted on: Thursday 30 April 2015

››  The ANZACs, Churchill and a Lesson for our Politicians

Posted on: Thursday 23 April 2015

››  UK Election Debate - Why Is British Politics So Fragmented?

Posted on: Thursday 2 April 2015

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Posted on: Thursday 5 February 2015

››  Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

Posted on: Monday 13 October 2014

››  How to Create a Human Digital Culture

Posted on: Thursday 31 July 2014

››  How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

Posted on: Thursday 13 March 2014