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My story as an intern | Simone

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My story as an intern | Simone

From the beginning of September up until now, shareNL has functioned as my personal training ground. I could put the skills I learned during my study International Lifestyle Studies into practice, working on several trend research- and concept development projects. Of course this immediate change from being a student to being a full-time intern came with some challenges. After all, real business cases never turn out the way you read in your text books. However all of those bumps along the road and 'firsts' I experienced in the past 5 months taught me some very important lessons. With the slogan 'sharing is caring' in mind, I will share these lessons with you in my story as an intern. 

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A future with AI : human form of tech

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A future with AI : human form of tech

In order to determine what way a future with Artificial Intelligence is going, it is important to first look at the things we see happening in society as a whole. We looked out for products and services with future potential and connected them to shared values to spot trends. These trends are focussed on the near future since the first signs of them are already visible in the world we know today. Nonetheless they might become bigger over time as the drivers behind them evolve. For now, let’s see what is ahead is of us starting with; A human form of tech! 

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A future with AI (I)

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A future with AI (I)

We tend to underestimate the speed of how new technologies will revolutionize the Sharing and Platform Economy and society as a whole. We, shareNL, see an urgent need to start a conversation on these topics to seize all the opportunities they offer and also to address the applicable challenges . This is why we decided to dive in to Artificial Intelligence. In this short series of blogposts we will take you on a journey through the world of AI with its definition, its challenges, future trends and scenarios.

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The Collaborative Economy & Blockchain meetup

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The Collaborative Economy & Blockchain meetup

This meetup was a deep-dive into the future of the (collaborative) economy, and the future of society. While shareNL has been involved in the sharing/collaborative economy for quite some time now, the blockchain was a relatively new topic. With the aim of reshaping society, it was time to address the potential role of blockchain platform services in the current society. To answer the question of whether the blockchain will live up to its promise to enable a true peer-to-peer network, Pieter van den Glind (shareNL), Samantha van der Bos (shareNL), Perry Smit (Innovationlab of the Chamber of Commerce), Chris Huls (Rabobank), Jeroen Rijnbout (BITONIC), and Robert-Reinder Nederhoed (blandlord.com) provided us with insights into the possibilities of blockchain technology.

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The future of work and time

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The future of work and time

“All the modern technologies have only let us work more, and work harder.” This is a popular statement these days, but they do not fit well with the actual numbers. Tools and machines have made us faster and stronger. Digital technologies have made us smarter and have let us communicate faster. Over time, technologies have dramatically increased our productivity. Today, we get more done in less time. Our output has increased both at the workplace and in the household.

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A weekend in the Big Building, coding our future. | Dutch Blockchain Hackathon (Groningen)

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A weekend in the Big Building, coding our future. | Dutch Blockchain Hackathon (Groningen)

This weekend was a legendary one, for me personally, and I think for the other 399 and more people in the Big Building in Groningen too. It was the World’s biggest blockchain hackathon, and the first hackathon I witnessed. More than 50 multidisciplinary teams and 100 coaches - Jedi’s - got together to build a new operational system for our society. Read the full experience here.

By Samantha van den Bos

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GEBIEDSONTWIKKELAAR BPD VERDIEPT DEELECONOMIE

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GEBIEDSONTWIKKELAAR BPD VERDIEPT DEELECONOMIE

Door Pieter van de Glind, Edward Zevenbergen en Sander Klaver*

De afgelopen jaren zijn we steeds meer zaken online gaan delen; het begon met muziek, verhalen en foto’s via sociale media. Daarnaast zijn we meer en meer spullen van elkaar gaan kopen via sites als marktplaats. En vandaag dringt de snel opkomende ‘deeleconomie’ in steeds meer sectoren door: we delen onze woning via Airbnb, spullen via Peerby, energie via Vandebron of Powerpeers, kennis via Konnektid, eten via Thuisafgehaald, ritten via Blablacar en auto’s en parkeerplaatsen via platformen als Snappcar, MyWheels en Mobypark. Zo krijgen steeds meer Nederlanders toegang tot elkaars spullen en diensten. Eén op de vijf Nederlanders maakt gebruik van online deelplatformen (inclusief Airbnb en Marktplaats.nl). Voor de opkomst van de online deeleconomie deelden mensen vrijwel uitsluitend eigendommen met vrienden, familie en kennissen. Uit onderzoek komt naar voren dat het percentage Nederlanders dat er geen probleem mee heeft spullen met vreemden te delen in de afgelopen 3 jaar is gestegen van 10% naar ruim 30% . Lees meer...

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The Art of Sharing - a 21st Century mindset we should teach our children.

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The Art of Sharing - a 21st Century mindset we should teach our children.

With a world around us transforming by the second, it is very unlikely we are able to predict the future our children will grow up in. To prepare for this uncertain reality, children should be handed not only the right tools and skills to be able to manoeuvre their way through  - such as the use of tablets, 3D printing, coding, design thinking - , but they should also be equipped with the right 21st Century mindset. Read more... 

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7 reasons why your city wants to become a Sharing City

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7 reasons why your city wants to become a Sharing City

Cities battle many challenges, and recourses are often scarce to address these. Born out of issues that cities face and combining it with the collaborative economy, is what we like to call the Sharing City. Why should your city start using sharing to your advantage and work towards becoming a sharing city? 

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shareNL meetup: a recap

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shareNL meetup: a recap

By Lies van den Eijnden

Our last Meetup of the year was a full house with speakers representing a variety of stakeholders, from the government, start-ups, a traditional corporate to the press. Read more.. 

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Over Overvloed en delen (Reframing scarcity to abundance)

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Over Overvloed en delen (Reframing scarcity to abundance)

Onlangs was ik drie dagen in de wildernis. Gebruik maken van minimale spullen. Een spannende, maar heerlijke tijd. Maar dan ga je terug naar je dagelijkse bestaan, terug naar de stad. Ik verwonderde me, walgde zelfs van de stapels met nutteloze spullen die in elke winkel tot het plafond reiken. De afschuw maakte snel plaats voor de realisatie dat ik er niet boven sta, niet beter ben, maar dat ik onderdeel ben van deze overvloed. Er is een mooie manier om deze controverse tussen overvloed en schaarste te benutten en doorbreken: de deeleconomie. Lees meer...

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