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 kind of futurist are you? I was actually asked this once at a job interview. I replied, “Is there more than one kind?” A futurist should envision a positive future and then actively forge that future. Unlike most futurists, I’m optimistic about the future.… Read More »Face The Future Without Fear: Tomorrow Is Yours To Choose
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
The Coronavirus is a Black Swan: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.… Read More »The Upside Of Black Swans
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!!!
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
Ah, failure. Are there still people out there who feel that it is a bad thing? I know of very few cases where, barring a life and death struggle, failure does not produce a positive effect. Failure does teach, and it teaches a great lesson.… Read More »Banish Failure! Did You Win Or Did You Learn?
While most people think of “digital twins” as the virtual version of an asset, processor or system that can be used to emulate a real-world object in a virtual world, I personally can’t wait until we have digital twins of ourselves. Like the digital twin… Read More »I Can’t Wait To Meet My Digital Twin!
Star Trek is Probably the Most Influential Cultural Artifact of Any Currently Living Generation I wasn’t old enough to remember when, 50 years ago last week, Star Trek took to the airwaves for the very first time. Gene Roddenberry’s “Wagon Train to the Stars,” his… Read More »How To Boldly (Star) Trek Into An Awesome Future
The Future Can Be Awesome What’s the deal with the scary, dystopian futures we see in popular culture? Why are people thinking that the future is going to be so horrible? Of course, if you look in some directions, you see the power of the… Read More »The Future Is Not a Scary, Cold, Emotionless Place