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When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

July 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels titled, “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with […]



The Laws of Exponential Capabilities

July 15th, 2014 at 8:24 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all […]



Top 5 things to help you think differently

July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

To help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, here are some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.    



The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers, and engineers.    



7 fantastic futurist cities that could define the world of tomorrow

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

Bridge cities of Italy Futuristic cities hold a strong appeal in our imaginations. The idea that some of the most outlandish cities from science fiction might be within our technical reach tomorrow is exciting. Here is a collection of some very interesting, fascinating, and exciting futuristic city concepts. (Photos)    



Jobs lost to automation may not be all doom and gloom

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Arrival of human level automated systems marks a transformative time in history. Nearly half of U.S. jobs could be at risk of computerization over the next two decades, according to a new study from the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. This does not necessarily need to be bad news, says futurist Thomas […]



‘Situational Futuring’ and 44 Mind-Stretching Scenarios to Learn How to Use It

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a bottle of water, only without the bottle, you get the picture.    



Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

June 13th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.    



‘Network literacy’ is the one form of literacy you need most: LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman

June 9th, 2014 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn billionaire and education policy enthusiast, has an intriguing theory for a new type of digital literacy: “network literacy.”    



11 ways technology may soon grant you superhuman powers

June 9th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Human flight As a child, everyone had a favorite superhuman power – flying, invisibility, comic book character strength and agility. Some of us secretly hoped to cultivate psychic powers like telekinesis, precognition, mind reading, etc., even as teens and young adults.  



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