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Five-Part Sharing-Economy Solution to the Refugee Crisis

October 9th, 2015 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on CCTV, the Chinese-American television channel for an interview about the topic of border walls. With the crisis in Syria deepening, affecting bordering countries and virtually all of the European Union, the show’s moderator asked me a series of tough questions about immigration […]



The Perfection Quandary

September 29th, 2015 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  I often wake up in the middle of the night with a big idea, something I’ve dubbed the grand epiphany. But as it turns out, very few actually fit into the “grand” category. Whenever they do, big ideas carries with them a heavy responsibility, the responsibility of either moving them forward or […]



The Future of the Darknet: 9 Critically Important Predictions

September 14th, 2015 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  Have you ever run across a situation so frustrating that you wished you could hire a “fixer?” Maybe it has to do with gangs moving into your neighborhood, or the local slumlord not willing to repair a dangerous situation, or a local politician taking bribes, or finding out that your husband is […]



The Day the Banking Industry Died

September 1st, 2015 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  It was rather anticlimactic when it finally happened, but the front door simply failed to open.



Our Emerging Superhero Culture

September 1st, 2015 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  When my oldest son Darby was 8 years old, he looked at his 3-year old sister, Shandra, and pointedly said, “She’s worthless! She couldn’t save anyone!”



Teaching Robots to Fight Wars

August 13th, 2015 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  A robot does not kill someone out of fear, anger, or desperation. They kill because someone told them to do it. At least that the way it works with our current generation of robots. What comes next may be a different story. Normally, when we think about war, it has to do […]



Future of the Internet – 8 Expanding Dimensions

August 5th, 2015 at 9:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In March of 1989 when Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first online message that would eventually lead to the World Wide Web, it was similar to the first car leaving an inventor’s workshop. The highway system for cars started on horse and buggy trails and the Internet was born on switching networks designed […]



Will Coworking Replace Colleges?

July 17th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Tom Frey:  When I first brought up the idea of coworking taking over colleges, it seemed like an absurd notion. But there is a secret reason that very few people are grasping. At first glance, the highly structured ivory towers of academia seem to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from the […]



C-Suite jobs of the future

July 14th, 2015 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

Many believe that corporations will soon beef up their core leadership teams, delegating the increasingly complex attributes of the modern organization to in-house, executive-level experts and allowing them to keep foundational business knowledge close to the top.  



The Coming of “Peak Car”

July 10th, 2015 at 9:52 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In what year will the number of cars in the world reach its peak and auto sales overall begin to decline? For most, it may be surprising to realize we’re already there in the U.S. Growing data shows many wealthy economies have already hit “peak car,” a point of market saturation characterized […]



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