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.”
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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 [...]
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. [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: What has been the hardest problem you’ve had to solve in your life? As I step you through this question, just focus on the ones where you actually found a solution.
Futurist Thomas Frey How many times a day do you hear someone use the term “going forward”? As businesses travel farther into the 21st century, leaders continue to target building better workplaces, retaining staff and reducing overheads – but how often do companies actually get it right?
Futurist Thomas Frey: With all of the water we have in the world, only 2% of it is fresh water. To make matters worse, only one-forth of all fresh water is accessible to humans.
Futurist Thomas Frey: What images come to mind when you think about the future? Do you think about near-term futures with 3D printers, driverless cars, and robotics, or do you think about more distant futures of space travel, human cloning, and teleportation devices?
Futurist Thomas Frey: A thousand years from now, what is it that the human race will need to have accomplished? Yes, I realize that this is a huge question and many of you reading this are living paycheck-to-paycheck worrying about who’s going to win the big game this weekend. But if we don’t begin to [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: Over the past few days I’ve been listening to news reports about the devastating fires burning in Colorado. Record heat, high winds, low humidity, and large amounts of beetle-killed trees have created “perfect storm” conditions for multiple wildfires to rage across the State.
Bitcoin What will the next big thing in technology be? Depends on who you ask. At Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing conference in Half Moon Bay, California, a number of industry thinkers and innovators did some crystal ball-gazing. Here’s a round-up of some of their more interesting predictions.