Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.
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Face App: Recipe for ID Theft

Face App: Recipe for ID Theft In recent days, my Instagram and Twitter feeds have been inundated with photos of people I know, who suddenly look much older than I remember them. These friends have brought into the Face App craze. Face App applies the computing power of artificial intelligence to recreate human facial features in a way that adds (or subtracts) years of natural ageing. The results are either remarkable or, in some cases, creepy. Here’s the thing, though. To use the app you must upload a current image of yourself to the Face App servers. As with some other photo-sharing services, that brings risks to privacy and personal security of which most users are unaware. Face App, however, takes these risks to a higher level. The terms of use statement for the Face App service are quite clear on the following. (These are not quoted directly here, but the original terms have been ... click here to read the full editorial
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Entrepreneurs Wanted NOW

Entrepreneurs Wanted NOW “Being an entrepreneur isn’t about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” So said Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance, a leading online platform for showcasing creative work.    It is this ability to turn ideas into practical innovation that makes entrepreneurs so valuable. From a European perspective, the unique skillsets and sensibilities of entrepreneurs will become increasingly important over the next decade. This region faces enormous possibilities, but also some seemingly intractable problems - ranging from challenges relating to migration, to problems with the Euro. In Britain alone, faced as it is with adjusting to a post-Brexit reality, entrepreneurialism will play a vital role in reshaping the landscapes of business, finance, politics, education, media and even social services. Opportunities for innovation will increase manifold with the rapid adaptation of already emergin... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  Face App: Recipe for ID Theft

Posted on: Thursday 18 July 2019

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Posted on: Wednesday 19 June 2019

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