Naked Newsletter VI – Disruptive innovation and simulation hypothesis

Naked Approach is a research project building the hyperconnected world with the sensor revolution. Hyperconnectedness and sensors will radically change the way we perceive, act, do business and interact in the world. Demos Helsinki has published two scenarios about the hyperconnected planet until the year 2040. Download the book for free here.


Inspiration: Is Virtual Reality a disruptive innovation?

Disruption theory is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Despite broad dissemination, the theory’s core concepts have been widely misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied. Relearn it here (HBR).

Check out Roope Mokka’s presentation at Slush on the Internet of no things. Is this a disruption or evolution? You decide!

One interesting prospect for causing a disruption in many markets is Virtual Reality. Read about Nokia’s bold move into virtual reality here (Wired).

When the virtual and augmented reality tools become more common, we’ll start hearing more about the so called simulation hypothesis. The simulation hypothesis states that if a technologically mature “posthuman” civilization that has enormous computing power could simulate realities, then it is more likely that we live in a simulation than that we don’t. Check outthis comic to prepare a counter argument for such a discussion.


Naked Approach events

Feel free to send forward information about these events to people who might be interested.


16 Dec 9:00–11:00

Business Model Loops Drawing Breakfast, Demos Helsinki, Töölönkatu 11

There are still few places available! An invite only event for a small group of business leaders interested in designing a winning hyperconnected business model by drawing causal loops. Pen, paper and breakfast provided. Ask to join in with this form. If you have already done that, and haven’t got a reply, don’t worry. I’ll send the confirmation emails next week.


14 Jan 8:30–10:00
Naked Breakfast Session, Demos Helsinki, Töölönkatu 11..

A breakfast seminar to meet companies and researchers working for the hyperconnected planet. Join us by signing in with this form.


18 Jan Afternoon

Naked Approach Technology Seminar, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere

An intense afternoon seminar with groundbreaking ideas, panel discussions and networking cocktails.

Put your name on this form so that we know to provide you additional information when it’s available.


Stay in the Loop

This newsletter is sent to companies and startups which Demos Helsinki thinks are in the core of the futures sensory revolution and hyperconnected society. Stay informed on our updates for the project and future events for Naked Approach.

Share with me interesting links, ideas and people who should be involved.

Johannes Koponen