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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, […]



The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

September 14th, 2018 at 10:16 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 12 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



Will we ever have trillionaires?

August 18th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Do you know what you’d do with a trillion dollars? Would you buy a fleet of private jets or dune buggies or maybe dine on gold-plated chicken wings ? Or would you just withdraw a huge pile of cash and burn it for fun ? Some sums of money are so large, they defy imagination: […]



7 emerging tech jobs that are going to pay well in 2019

July 8th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Tech jobs are exploding – as well as the pay that goes with them. In fact, technology can really advance your carrier in ways we never thought possible. Now is the time to begin positioning yourself for a career in this field as the salaries seem to increase monthly. But what are the best emerging […]



How will I do business in the new world of transportation?

July 6th, 2018 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Our transport modes and infrastructure will transform the way we work and do business in the next 20 to 30 years. From the office to the movement of goods, retail and advertising, we will see fundamental and fascinating changes. Thomas Frey, senior futurist at the Da Vinci Institute in Colorado, says the haulage and shipping […]



Interview with Thomas Frey – Futurist Speaker and Executive Director at the DaVinci Institute

May 26th, 2018 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

Over the past decade, Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, […]



20 common jobs in 2040

May 10th, 2018 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

With headlines predicting jobs being automated out of existence we begin imagining unrealistic consequences for what lies ahead.



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