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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

March 21st, 2014 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no fewer than 1,000 people in line ahead of me.    

Top 13 ‘Futurist Speaker’ Columns in 2013

January 1st, 2014 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: 2013 has been a year of considerable change for both me and the rest of our team at the DaVinci Institute. While most of what you see here on Futurist Speaker is about my research, thinking, and philosophy on the future, I thought this might be a good time to step back […]

Competing for the Title – World’s Chief Innovator

December 27th, 2013 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  When Thomas Edison died he left a gaping hole. He was credited with inventing everything from the electric light bulb, to the phonograph, to the movie projector, to the stock ticker, to the motion picture camera, to the entire movie industry.    

A security expert’s perspective of why the TSA sucks

December 26th, 2013 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

The TSA Is Supposed to Regulate Itself. The TSA is a remarkably unpopular bunch of people. Nobody likes going through security at the airport, but you probably figured most of it had a point. All those hours spent in line with other shoeless travelers are a necessary precursor to safe flying. It’s annoying, but at […]

10 Jobs for tomorrow that barely exist today (Infographic)

December 23rd, 2013 at 2:46 pm » Comments Off

Tomorrow’s graduates will be facing a much different environment than the ones their parents entered in the last generation. As a result of our growing reliance on the Internet and inability to curb our fossil fuel appetites, there are dozens of jobs today that didn’t exist just 10 years ago – and they pay much […]

33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

December 19th, 2013 at 9:13 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history. By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, […]

Technology’s Threat to the Future of Sports – Part 1

December 12th, 2013 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Recently I returned from a trip to Seoul, Korea where I was asked to speak at the Global Sports Marketing Forum on the “future of sports.” This event was part of a series being planned to draw attention to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.    

Where do great ideas come from? More importantly, where do they go?

November 26th, 2013 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Recently my wife Deb came up with a rather comical phrase to describe her occasional memory lapse, referring to it as her “photogeriactric memory.”    

Optimizing Evil

November 12th, 2013 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

Would the world be a better place if Adolph Hitler never existed? While many people will argue over who exactly was the worst of the worst, with names like Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Idi Amin, Ivan the Terrible, Genghis Khan, Nero, Osama bin Laden, Attila the Hun, and Hirohito entering the conversation, it’s easy to […]

Our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming: Neil Gaiman

October 29th, 2013 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

Libraries and librarians need to exist and help foster a love of reading and places in which reading can occur. Neil Gaiman gives The Reading Agency annual lecture on the future of reading and libraries. He explains why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens.   […]

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