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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.

The Future is Exciting: Futurist Thomas Frey prophesies exciting gigabit era

April 13th, 2018 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

“Two billion jobs will disappear by 2030″. This prophecy made Futurist Thomas Frey famous overnight in 2012. He wanted to bring the constant technological progress into the consciousness of the population. As part of the “The Future is Exciting” series , we introduce you to a personality that has an exciting and insightful perspective on […]

Education: getting a degree might not be everything

March 29th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

A lot of kids at age 17 or 18 are often not clear, about what career would fit them best. Add to that is a changing world, that would make things even more confusing. The job opportunities that exist now were absent ten years ago and so it is quite likely that what you train […]

Cryptocurrency Will Replace National Currencies By 2030, According to This Futurist

March 3rd, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The cryptocurrency market, which trades various digital-based coins, can look exciting, scary, and mysterious all at once to the casual observer. Its pioneer, Bitcoin, dramatically surged in value and steeply dropped (before picking back up) in recent months. ICOs (initial coin offerings for new cryptocurrencies), meanwhile, are emerging at a head-spinning rate.

Trent Fowler of the DaVinci Institute interviews futurist Robert Hanson

February 26th, 2018 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

“In this far-ranging interview Da Vinci Institute associate Trent Fowler sits down with George Mason University economist and futurist Robin Hanson. They discuss Hanson’s two books (“The Age of Ems” and “The Elephant in the Brain”), the relationship between economics and futurism, the possibilities and dangers of self-improving AI, and many other things.

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