I thought I was coming to the future- but I wasn’t. Or Was I? Before I came to the Bay Area, I thought that this was the most fantastic place on earth. I would religiously read Wired and Forbes ASAP magazines, dreaming about all the… Read More »The Future Was Not What I Thought It was Going To Be
As a futurist, I’m always thinking about and living in the future and the fantastic possibilities that the future holds. I look at the ideas generated during our ideation sessions, whether they are in the short term – where we are trying to develop products… Read More »Learn To Embrace The Future
Has this ever happened to you? I was on a call with one of my former clients a few years ago. They were discussing a new product development process that would generate disruptive and innovative new product ideas, aiming to push this company into a… Read More »Innovation Without Risk Is Not Innovation
The famous quote from the original cyberpunk author William Gibson – “the future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed” is everywhere, and mostly true. At least that was primarily true before 2020. I feel that there is a change in the air. We… Read More »The Future Is Already Here. Full Stop.
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
The very first words spoken to Philip J. Fry when he stepped out of the cryogenic chamber are apt for ringing in 2020. Can you believe that it’s 2020? According to science fiction, by now we would have: Flying cars Landed humans on Mars Time… Read More »Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow!!!
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?
While it’s not explicitly mentioned in the earlier Star Trek series before Discovery, the Star Trek universe, as described, is a “post-scarcity economy.” If you are unaware of what that is, its an economy that has figured out how to eliminate scarce resources. Assumingly, in… Read More »Your Customers Want A Perfect World Today
I have a confession to make – Elon Musk, and I have something in common – we both read and love Iain M. Banks, the sadly now deceased author of the Culture series of novels. Banks wrote about a dozen books, all set in the… Read More »How To Actually Use Science Fiction To See Your Amazing Future
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities