In our industrial society, we measure ‘progress’ by the speed of technological progress: The more inventions and the faster our technology evolves the more progress or society makes, right?
Technology = Progress?
Introducing new technology used to take time: The telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million people, the radio just 38 years and the TV even less, only…Continue
Every day I come across articles like this one focusing on technology as the driver and enabler for workplace transformation: "How Windows 10 Drives Transformation in the Workplace - Changing workplaces and working styles require flexible, innovative and secure software tools"…Continue
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Many leaders still struggle with leading virtually. The issue is not so much that they reject the notion of having a virtual workforce all-together - let's face it - in the 21st century and beyond, the virtual workforce is a permanent fixture of life moving forward - and it has tremendous benefits like reaching far-flung talent that heretofore was not accessible.…Continue
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Please check out the Theconversation.com article on on Virtual Distance and Kids.
This topic has been growing in urgency and importance. Along with helping the business world deal with virtual workforce issues, Virtual Distance has also been used as a powerful tool and…Continue
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Silicon Valley is nothing short of an economic miracle. Over the years, it has become a veritable hotbed of innovation, the birthplace of exciting new technologies, and the home to numerous startups that have grown to become multibillion-dollar companies. Currently, the region boasts the highest…Continue
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As I browsed through my email today I saw a headline that read, “3D Food Printers Hit Home”. As I scrolled down the screen squinting to see the fine print on my newly purchased iPhone, I learned about how food was now being produced by machines. I wanted to know more. As I landed on the page the link connected to, I first noticed a picture of a GQ-esque looking robotics engineer named Hod Lipson from Cornell University’s Creative Machines Lab. I thought he…Continue
In today’s busy world, around the globe, the car GPS has become a staple for many families and business people. Plug in the address and off you go! You never need to worry about such troublesome things as landmarks or wrong turns (unless there’s roadwork that’s not in your GPS database).
I have so many mixed reactions to the recent leaked Yahoo memo in which the company informed its employees that they could no longer work from…Continue
For many of us, working internationally means that we put a lot of energy into "virtual" presence with colleagues in multiple time zones. We don't have a choice. These days, many would argue that EVERYONE is working virtually, even when their colleagues are only a few steps away in a conference room or cubicle.
Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, recently made a surprising move when she asked all of Yahoo's telecommuters to begin working…Continue
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Last month, after two bombs had exploded at the Boston Marathon, many in the city lost their cell service. This only added to the confusion and chaos, as people weren’t immediately able to reach their loved ones to confirm that they were indeed safe. Tragically, three people were killed and hundreds others injured,…Continue
We are in the midst of launching a new website at www.virtualdistance.com. Please stand by as the DNS servers "do their thing". The new site should be stable and available by Thursday, May…Continue
Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on May 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Its not enough that Google has invaded every corner of our world whether we like it or not. Now the tech company is on target to literally put themselves between you and me, even when we sit side by side. A new initiative at Google (and I’m assuming other tech giants) will have us wearing glasses that can pump…Continue
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The New York Times recently reported that many technology executives PAY EXTRA to send their kids to schools that don't have any screens - NONE! As one person in the…Continue
Virtual Distance is everywhere. And it is creeping into our home lives more and more. As many of you know, my research is heading in the direction of understanding how screen time/technology creates Virtual Distance among kids. In many conversations I have, people 'know' this in their head, but think…Continue
With the loss of Steve Jobs, there are likely to be hundreds, if not thousands of books, articles, documentaries, and more about his life and times. It’s likely that everyone has his or her own “Apple” story. I can remember when I was newly out of college my first large-scale programming project was done on a Lisa…Continue
Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on October 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
The idea that virtual workers are somehow limited to those that work from home or who are far-flung from other team members is an archaic idea. Being in an office does not necessarily translate into human interaction. In fact, many workers whose main work location is an office, are often virtual from one…Continue
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