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This report analyzes the effects that technological changes associated with the digital revolution may have in Spain, with special attention to those that affect the world of work. The publication proposes 50 strategies with an eye on the year 2050, so that Spain can overcome the difficulties and take advantage of the opportunities linked to the profound transformations that will occur. Among the conclusions highlights that it will be necessary to address profound changes in the educational, economic, cultural and political systems, and in the very concept of work, to ensure that by 2050 the vast majority of workers have a job.
The work is based on the global conclusions of the study on the 'Future of Work and Technology in 2050' developed internationally by the Millennium Project, in which more than 300 experts from 50 countries have participated. In Spain, the publication has been prepared by Fundación Telefónica in collaboration with Prospektiker, a company with more than 30 years of experience in prospective research.
The goal of the Tech & Society program, which was born under the auspices of Fundación Telefónica and Aspen Institute Spain, is to ask questions about how to face the future, and propose some answers. To that end, a forum for reflection has been created with experts from profoundly transforming areas, such as the economy, the world of work, human relations, politics, education, or communication.
In this first edition of the program, throughout 2017, seven sessions have been developed in which specialists from different fields have taken part -both in the form of debates with groups of experts, and in conferences open to the public-, whose ideas and reflections constitute the axis of this volume.
The Data Economy is becoming an accelerated step in a new paradigm, and the data in a raw material that is revolutionizing the way in which we solve problems today, we face the questions that are presented to us and we tackle tasks that until recently years we did manually and without knowing them in detail.
This publication, edited by Fundación Telefónica in collaboration with Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi), aims to familiarize us with big data, one of the pillars of the digital era in which we are immersed, whose practical applications are increasingly present in our daily lives. We can see them in the remote control of the connected devices of our home (through the Internet of Things), in the personalized offer of products and services based on the knowledge that the companies have of their clients, or in the individualization of the treatments doctors, among many other examples.
Fundación Telefónica analyzes the progress of infrastructures and digital services in Spain every year. The result is the report Digital Society in Spain, which not only includes the most relevant sectoral indicators, but also takes into account the social impact of digitization.
This 2017 issue talks about the scope of fixed and mobile broadband networks, which support our life on the Internet, the use we make of different digital services and the way in which these are changing our lives. There are also issues such as the digital activity of the business ecosystem and the public sector and, of course, we do not forget the most avant-garde elements of digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, autonomous cars or blockchain.
As in previous editions, the analysis integrates three large blocks of data that allow us to build a global and original vision of the digital ecosystem in Spain: external sources of recognized prestige, statistical data of the business units of Telefónica and territorial information provided directly by the Autonomous Communities.
Biohacking is a current of thought that defends the right of each person to modify their body through science and technology to increase human capacities. This issue of the Most Watched series deals with the relationships between people's bodies and technology, how this can make us augmented humans and the experiences that are already being carried out in this regard.
Most Watched is a collection of publications aimed to show society the advantages of living in a digital world and the roll of digital culture as a transformation factor, which brings out innovative talent and creativity from the people. Each volume analyzes actual trends related to technology and communication networks, trying to point out apparently ephemeral fashionable topics that might be the spearhead of deep social and economic changes.
The years of crisis have changed many features of the media industry, its contents and its consumption, but also new participants have arrived and new communication practices have arised which have nothing to do with the effects of economic recession.
This book tackles the evolution of media during the last decade and its present situation, considering the particular context of each one of them: traditional ones (press, TV, radio) and new ones (Google, social media). Besides, other features have been considered such as the new ways of consuming information contents and new occupations emerging within the communication industry.
The evolution of artificial intelligence during the last decades has created programs and algorithms that not only mechanically perform scheduled tasks, but also are able to learn from experience, as humans do, can make judgments and make decisions. This intelligence, which exceeds human capacity, is posing new and challenging challenges that match the arguments of science fiction.
This number marks the beginning of a new stage of TELOS magazine, which modernizes its design, is deployed in the digital environment with a new web page, lively, participatory and with native content that complements the paper and opens up new topics for a broader spectrum of readers.
The portrait on the cover of the new TELOS 108 is Amber Case, sociologist champion of the calm technologies, which defends cooperation against the imposition of human beings' relationships with machines. Humans should not act as robots and technological development must be guided, under ethical and moral principles, to give us back our time so that we are freer and more creative.
The central dossier of the magazine is dedicated to the digital human and includes contents on human expansion beyond the Earth, thinking machines and domesticable humans and about new forms of work organization within the digital age.
This work shows the implementation of Computational Thinking (PC) in Uruguayan schools and high schools, which implies the incorporation into the education of children and adolescents of a series of skills and competences useful for the search of solutions and personal development. In addition to the definition of what Computational Thinking is and how it can contribute to providing a quality education, practical projects carried out in programming, robotics and electronics (with useful materials for teachers who want to adapt these practices in their classrooms) are included, as well as the lessons learned and the conclusions of the implementation of this project.
This publication is divided into seven volumes and aims to develop the creative genome of educational centers, their teachers and their students. It is the culmination of the Creative Schools project, developed by Fundación Telefónica, through which it has been possible to transfer to education the method of creativity and innovation that chef Ferran Adrià uses in gastronomy.
In the first of the books the project is contextualized and also the need to include creativity in the current processes of educational change that the school is experiencing. In addition, five guides are included that develop this method of innovation in a practical way, two directed to centers and another three for teachers. To close the collection, the seventh book includes the results obtained through the experience of the 17 centers that participated in the project during 2017.
The specific theme of each guide is the following:
It is a useful guide to promote the transformation of educational centers by helping their teachers, management and innovation teams in their transformation processes. It is designed to help generate and implement a transformation plan in educational centers and institutions and has complementary material that facilitates reflection, efficiency and creativity in the different steps of the process.
This guide is addressed to all the members of an educational center. Its objective is to reflect on the creative personality from three perspectives: the creative personality of the leader, the team and the educational community as a whole, understanding that the latter must ultimately be creative. and has to be oriented to innovation in order to generate true educational transformation.
This guide makes a translation of the Sapiens methodology built through the experience of Ferran Adrià and his team at elBulli to apply it to educational centers. It is designed mainly for teachers and in that sense a step-by-step proposal is made for the design of educational experiences.
My creative genome
It is a guide for teachers who trust in the creative potential of their students. It aims to make visible and put into operation the attitudes, abilities and skills that will help students to achieve creative solutions when faced with new challenges. It provides a series of proposals so that students can perform a self-assessment and discover the creative superpowers they have and become aware of their creative potential.
It is a guide to help teachers to program their classes in a divergent way and to question classroom practices, losing the fear of being creative when planning them. This guide includes some of the creativity techniques that were used in the elBulli restaurant, led by Ferran Adrià, adapted to the educational field: inspiration, adaptation and association.