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Brighter future for ag: Vertical underground farms, driverless tractors

August 16th, 2019 at 12:34 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute told InfoAg attendees that agriculture is “soon to become the coolest profession on Earth.” ST. LOUIS — Futurist Thomas Frey says we’re entering a period of unprecedented opportunity. Why? “Because humanity is going to change more in the next 20 years than in all history,” he told the […]



Chicago Mayor believes Crypto adoption is “inevitable”

April 6th, 2019 at 12:40 am » Comments Off

Cryptocurrency received an endorsement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he stated that wide-scale crypto adoption is “inevitable” at a FinTech meeting in his city earlier this week. The chief of staff for former US President Barack Obama said that while he is no expert in crypto technology, he believes digital assets could help financially […]



The Robots are coming: What Colorado’s Artificial Intelligence boom means for workers

March 30th, 2019 at 1:59 am » Comments Off

  Rob Carpenter, founder of Valyant A.I., stands next to his creation at a Good Times in South Denver.  For as long as there have been robots, there’s been the fear that they will take our jobs, or even worse — take over everything. Well, reality is more nuanced than most Sci-Fi movies’ depiction of […]



DaVinci Speaker Series: The rise of the female entrepreneur

March 19th, 2019 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

“Everyone expects to hear the normal statistics and comments in events such as this one. However, DaVinci Institute’s panel members frequently have a different view and are often provocative. Our programs tend to be effective since our expert panel members study, research and even live in the future. To us THE RISE OF THE FEMALE […]



Awaiting the Advent of a Sleeping Giant in Edtech

March 15th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



Futurist to GLI: Millions of new industries will spin from technology

February 26th, 2019 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

  Futurist to GLI: Millions of new industries will spin from technology  In the next decade or two, Thomas Frey predicts we’ll build our houses from 3D printers, shop at mobile convenient stores brought to our doorsteps and wear “smart” clothes that track our movements and guide us through the day. Frey is a futurist […]



DaVinci Speaker Series: The Future of Transportation

February 21st, 2019 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off


DaVinci Speaker Series : Disruptive Technology

February 6th, 2019 at 4:51 pm » Comments Off

. Many disruptive technologies are entering the current marketplace: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D printing, etc. Each of these technologies is expected to obsolete and displace a large number of businesses with the associated job layoffs and supply chain interruptions. A question of concern is whether these disruptions by themselves or in combination with […]



DaVinci Speakers Series : Bitcoin and Blockchain

January 3rd, 2019 at 9:12 pm » Comments Off

By now the mainstream media has been flushed with headlines about bitcoin and it’s underlying technology, the blockchain, but how will they actually change society? Is this all about creating a new form of money or will industries from all areas be impacted and disrupted? As a matter of fact voting, energy management, ride sharing, […]



Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

December 17th, 2018 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining. From switchboard operator to film projectionist, three industrial revolutions down and we’ve already seen many jobs wiped from the face of the Earth. Emerging technology is rapidly dispensing P45s, pink slips or termination letters to the next round of workers. […]



A billion aircraft: the future of drones

November 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

If US futurist Thomas Frey is right, in only 12 years drones will be as ubiquitous as cars. Frey says there will be 1 billion drones in use around the world by 2030. What exotic new roles will these combinations of computing, robotics and aerodynamics play in society? Here are a few exciting new ways […]



Robot teachers might be the largest internet business in 2030

October 19th, 2018 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Robot teacher in front of classroom of studentsThe AI boom has a lot to do with it. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Thomas Frey, the senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute think tank, […]



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