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Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm » Comments Off

There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.    



Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.” Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie […]



You will be a different person by the time you reach the end of this article

October 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Whatever happened to that young child you were not so many years ago? As a baby, life was all about eating, sleeping, and dry diapers. Even though you are learning new things quickly, not much else really mattered.    



Space colonization is humankind’s insurance policy against extinction: Elon Musk

October 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm » Comments Off

Space exploration is as urgent as easing poverty or disease—it’s our insurance policy against extinction. Why would you blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth? You have probably heard all of the justifications.    



New technologies will be key for job growth: Futurist Thomas Frey

October 12th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at Steamboat’s 20th Economic Summit. Futurist Thomas Frey took an audience of Steamboat Springs business leaders last week into a future where 3-D printers are printing clothes and food, cars no longer need drivers and drones deliver packages.    



Disrupting Healthcare – When Devices Replace Medicine

October 9th, 2014 at 2:48 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Doctors today are constantly selling. No, it didn’t start out that way, but a system has evolved that richly rewards members of the physician’s food chain if sales continue.    



Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence

October 3rd, 2014 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it.    



The future of convenience retailing

September 26th, 2014 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

Technology will have a profound effect on the way convenience stores conduct their business. Steve Jobs once cautioned, “you can’t connect the dots looking forward.” You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”    



Top 10 questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past 10 years

September 22nd, 2014 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

The Pew Research Center was established by The Pew Charitable Trusts ten years ago to bring together several of Pew’s information initiatives. The new organization had a unique mission to offer nonpartisan, non-advocacy information to decision-makers and the public. The Center has amassed a large body of work over the past decade. For their tenth anniversary, here’s a look […]



Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

September 15th, 2014 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: What’s the value of a human life? For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.    



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