Utopia, what is it about? A positive vision of the future. What is it about human beings working together, living together being together without conflict that annoys people? Why is it that dystopia is so compelling to people? I mean, I could give you thousands of… Read More »Are Humans Really Not Built For Utopia?
What is the true motivation behind the creation of the internet? Wasn’t it intended to link every human in the world to every other human on the planet, and maybe even lead us into a future where all people will be able to comprehend one… Read More »The Internet Is All Wrong
One of the steps that follow “facing the future” and “feeling empowered to change yourself or your organization to build your ideal future” in the Foresight Leadership curriculum that I teach is “feeling empowered to change yourself or your organization to design your ideal future.”… Read More »Are You Willing To Take The Risk To Innovate?
One of the key elements of my 25 steps “Foresight Leadership” process is determining inclination toward the past and the future. I get both a cultural and personal read of both individuals and the team’s sense of “time” – which can either be linear (time… Read More »are you afraid to have an eye to the future?
Over the last few months, we’ve had major crises that have mostly affected major urban centers or cities. Does this mean that the prominence of cities is over? How does that affect you? First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone globally to shelter-in-place. Large cities worldwide… Read More »have we killed the city?
If the Coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that life IS change. If that’s true, how does planning work if you could be deeply affected by the next Black Swan? I firmly believe that there are two ways in which to run your life and… Read More »The Pros And Cons Of Resilience
Over the last few years, I’ve been championing products and services which appeal to the laziness inherent in all human beings. I figure that I do many things each day, which can quickly be whisked away by the proper automation. If that automation is correctly… Read More »We Have To Stop Struggling With Technology. Or Do We?
Having a great conversation with folks on the existence – or non-existence – of flying cars at this seemingly late date. Started with – would you prefer flying or self-driving cars? To whit, I said: By now we should have self-flying cars! Seriously. Personally, I… Read More »It’s 2020: So Where’s My Flying Car?
Trust Your People To Take the Right Path. When you look at your employees, what do you see? Do you see living, thinking, breathing intelligent human beings, with the great capacity to learn new things, take on responsibilities, work autonomously, solve problems on their own… Read More »Give Your People Vision, Responsibility And Freedom
Many futurists have made dire predictions of the future of work, based on the emerging capabilities of AI. I’ve heard numbers of jobs lost in the millions, and one futurist says that we will lose over 2 million jobs alone due to autonomous vehicles. He… Read More »Don’t Panic! We Will Be Working With AI, Not For AI.