60 Countries’ Digital index Competitiveness


Stand Out countries are highly digitally advanced and exhibit high momentum. They are leaders in driving innovation, building on their existing advantages in efficient and effective ways. However, sustaining consistently high momentum over time is challenging, as innovation-led expansions are often lumpy phenomena. To stay ahead, these countries need to keep their innovation engines in top gear and generate new demand, failing which they risk stalling out.

Stall Out countries enjoy a high state of digital advancement while exhibiting slowing momentum. The five top scoring countries in the DEI 2017 ranking — Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, and Finland — are all in the Stall Out zone, reflecting the challenges of sustaining growth. Moving past these “digital plateaus” will require a conscious effort by these countries to reinvent themselves, to bet on a rising digital technology in which it has leadership, and to eliminate impediments to innovation. Stall Out countries may look to Stand Out countries for lessons in sustaining innovation-led growth. Countries in the Stall Out zone can put their maturity, scale, and network effects to use to reinvent themselves and grow.
Break Out countries are low-scoring in their current states of digitalization but are evolving rapidly. The high momentum of Break Out countries and their significant headroom for growth would make them highly attractive to investors. Often held back by relatively weak infrastructure and poor institutional quality, Break Out countries would do well to foster better institutions that can help nurture and sustain innovation. Break Out countries have the potential to become the Stand Out countries of the future, with China, Malaysia, Bolivia, Kenya, and Russia leading the pack.
Watch Out countries face significant challenges with their low state of digitalization and low momentum; in some cases, these countries are moving backward in their pace of digitalization. Some of these countries demonstrate remarkable creativity in the face of severe infrastructural gaps, institutional constraints, and low sophistication of consumer demand. The surest way for these countries to mother needle on momentum would be to improve internet access by closing the mobile internet gap — that is, the difference between the number of mobile phones and the number of mobile phones with internet access.
Source: hbr.org

You Love me, till you live with me 1

This is detailed topic and will be posted in three parts .Love is not the problem , Living can be or I say is . Love and affection  is in abundant supply by the human nature . Even  a criminal departs love to his closed associates and siblings . When we start a relationship ,  initially the infatuation generates a very high  quantity of new sets  emotions which  invades the mind .  we are willing to go beyond our natural self  to accommodate and adapt to the new person. A new change in our personality as we add and adjust our character and update our ego and attitude.A want , a demand , routine we previously considered silly , not cool, does not seem too bad any more . New tasks are added to our daily to do list , priorities reshuffled to the convenience of the new person. As our mind is focused on this in detail the perception of time changes and time starts passing slowly . We wait without complaining  . This is the foundation stage .Fast forward a few  years say 3 ..the relationship has matured to a different level. In the limited time we spent together daily in the last few years  we agree that we  know and understand each other reasonably  well ,at least that’s what we think ,  and common sense suggest that its time to move forward  . To authenticate our commitments and loyalty we mutually decide in favour of the ” Living experience ”

Fast forward a few years ..say 5.  The time spent in the first few  years  , the foundation stage , are now memories archived in a zip folder only for references .Routine life and reality has set in . So what has changed and how to deal with . Will write about it in the next post .

Say Ai- Artificial Intelligence I

Why is it called “Artificial” intelligence  if its learned and developed . And why should we trust it if its artificial? . What artificiality do we adapt to ? .  Us humans are born with a blank Brian with an appetite . Its learns and develops mainly through academic education , parenting, experience-good and bad  and observation . This input  makes us intelligent to work , live, raise a family , manage responsibility and make decisions . So how on earth with our rational sense and sensibility did we create another level of intelligence which we all fear now to destroy our lives and livelihood. Does it really is the question which remains unanswered with clarity because no body has the precise numbers . Not the economist , not the big data But I think we should start asking questions and demanding real answers . I Read a lot of articles and most of them in the end give only one general message that this will take our jobs . They may or may not , it may self balance .  What we need is real interactive guidance now on how to be prepared . I have too many questions , I am sure the rest of us do to , so let’s start asking . 

Ask AI where will the money go for the jobs and function they takeover but not get paid for it .

I understand that AI will naturally change the way we work or will perform the work for us  which is actually very good as far as it makes our lives more convenient . But if it replaces us that is by doing what we do for a living then it is serious problem to think about Lot of money has been spent and invested to create , develop , learn and apply this new power of computing . A time that is now has come to recognize and accept the fact that a lot of tasks that we do in our routine life at home or work will be managed by AI.  I am sure that AI is not free of charge and will need to be bought or developed but like employees there would not be a fixed cost of salaries paid on a Monthy basis . So the question is for the jobs they takeover for which they will not get paid where will the money go and how will the imbalance in human lives be managed .