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When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

July 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels titled, “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with […]

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers, and engineers.    

‘Situational Futuring’ and 44 Mind-Stretching Scenarios to Learn How to Use It

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a bottle of water, only without the bottle, you get the picture.    

This is your brain on a smartphone

June 14th, 2014 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

A mobile junkie. When is the last time you powered your smartphone all the way down?  Try turning it all the way off now. Take your phone out and turn it off (note: this is not advised if you are reading this on your mobile. In this case you are probably too far gone). Fair […]

Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

June 13th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.    

Six Radical Trends Redefining the Hotel of the Future

June 6th, 2014 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few nights ago, I arrived at a very nice Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis for my talk on the “hotel of the future.”    

Futurists predict what the world of tomorrow will look like

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

We have seen tremendous changes in technology in the short span of two years. IQ by Intel is now casting their gaze toward the future. It has a lot to do with Moore’s Law, an observation made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. It states that every two years the number of transistors that can fit […]

7 easy steps for designing your own master’s degree

May 23rd, 2014 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

If you want to further your education without paying the big bucks, consider creating your own master’s program. Getting a master’s degree has probably crossed your mind if you have been thinking about furthering your education.    

How Long Before I Can 3D Print a Replacement Body for Myself?

May 23rd, 2014 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A couple weeks ago I turned 60. I remember how old 60 was when I was a kid, and now I’m here. As a person who spends a lot of time asking “what if” questions, constantly thinking about extreme possibilities, the notion of 3D printing a replacement body for myself became very […]

5 news headlines people will read in 100 years

May 20th, 2014 at 8:21 am » Comments Off

We love to think about the future; the endless possibilities, the opportunities for amazing technologies and the prospect of a better life for all. Below are five things from Urban Times thinks we can expect and want to see happen over the next 100 years for #PhilipsFuture campaign…  

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