One of the vital life learnings which many dismiss is that “life is change”. It has been my mission to help people and organizations deeply understand this fact of nature, learn to deal with this fact, and use it to forge their ideal futures. Part… Read More »do you feel empowered to take action on the future?
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.
When we as humans encounter something new, it’s normal to compare this new experience to any experience we had in the past. We are creatures of contrast – we can only understand things as compared to other things that we already know about – or… Read More »Look At The Present With The Lens Of The Future, Not With The Lens Of The Past.
Okay, call me a futurist but I am really excited about where augmented reality is headed. As with many things, the imagined applications of it are endless, but first it’s got to get over some initial hurdles. Some hurdles are with the tech, of course,… Read More »3 reasons augmented reality will change the game
Imagine if I went to my economics teacher in 1987 and explained any one of these seemingly crazy ideas to them: I’m going to ask a ton of brilliant authors and historians to donate their time, write factual articles, check each other’s work, and not… Read More »It’s the “crazy” ideas that change everything
Innovation & The Future Are Intertwined I love running foresight programs for our clients for many reasons. I think that we can have the most fun when we think about a period which is more than 10 years out, it’s easier to help your inventors… Read More »Just Slightly Ahead of Our Time
Predicting the Future Is Hard Back in 2007, I ran a program for my company which looked 10 years out into the future. It was a roaring success, and as part of that exercise, I wrote a number of “Blog Posts From The Future”, dated… Read More »Ten Years Ago I Made A Bunch Of Predictions. Which Were Right?
Near Future, No One Will Need To Know How To Drive I was talking with my sons the other day about driving – I have one son who is learning to drive and another one who is interested and I told them that their generation… Read More »Your Grandkids Won’t Need to Know How to Drive
Past, Present, Future. Some people love the past, thinking about and studying everything that has happened up to now (possibly thinking that they will learn from it). Some people love the present since it’s what’s happening in the moment, the now – how many books have… Read More »The Future Is Open to Anything
Aren’t Robots Great? Just got back from watching Terminator Genisys and of course read the article on how a number of tech luminaries are trying to place some rules around AI (didn’t Isaac Asimov already come up with some really good rules a long time… Read More »Robots Are Awesome