One of the most challenging things to convince people is the essential need to “look farther out.” Most people are so focused on the very near term – looking no more than a year or a quarter out, that they never lift their gaze into… Read More »The Future Is More Important Than Ever
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.
It’s Time To “Make Rejection Great Again” What is worse? Being rejected or being ignored? While the pain from rejection can be severe, the closure that one gets from the rejection can allow people to move on to other things. When someone pours their heart… Read More »Indifference Is The Enemy Of Innovation.
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
Where Does Innovation Come From? Once upon a time, there were two types of humans… As a futurist, I was always a big fan of depictions of the future – movies like Things To Come, where we’d fly everywhere, and even Metropolis, with its legions… Read More »Innovation Is War Between the “DoIts” and the “ShouldWes”
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
The Trackers Are Here How would you live differently if you knew exactly how your environment was affecting you? Back in 2007, I wrote a set of predictive stories about what life would be like 10 years out. Really interesting to go back to that… Read More »The Future Is Here: Wearable Enviro Trackers
No, Smartphones Make Us Smarter There has been a lot of talk recently about how horrible it is that we spend so much time on our smartphones – our smartphones are rotting our brains – we can’t think for ourselves because we have our smartphones.… Read More »Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?
In Some Cases, Humans Prefer Robots I don’t know about you, but sometimes I really enjoy talking to robots over people. I can’t remember the last time I had to talk to a human to do any banking – I do most everything online unless… Read More »Remove The Human, Improve The Experience?
Look Out For These Innovation Killers Too often, the whole concept of innovation, and I mean, real, true innovation, is kind of a foreign thing to many companies. They treat their whole innovation function as simply a marketing play, not even an R&D play. They… Read More »6 Reasons Your Company Is Not Innovating