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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Do We Really Want To Go Cashless?

Do We Really Want To Go Cashless? Is cash on its last legs? Are we on an irreversible and irresistible march toward a fully cashless society?   According to a new study, 44 percent of British people say that they would stop using cash altogether if cards were accepted everywhere.   Perhaps not surprisingly, given their digital engagement almost from birth, 62 percent of those aged 25-34 say that they would pay only by card if they could.   The study was conducted by MasterCard and it comes on the back of an announcement from The UK Cards Association that contactless payments grew in this country by 10 percent in January. For the first time, they hit the £2 billion mark in July, up from £1.5 billion in March.   According to the Association, contactless options are driving the growth in card-bas... click here to read the full editorial
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3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016

3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016 If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players. One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay. In short, this was because few people felt any emotional connection with these devices and saw no unique value-add with the technology itself. We’re still too emotionally invested in our smartphones and their constantly evolving world of apps. There were not enough things AR wearables could do that a smartphone could not. Much the same could be said for weara... click here to read the full editorial
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››  Do We Really Want To Go Cashless?

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››  More Public Spaces Should Block Phone Signals

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››  3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016

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