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March 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am

This Is Flight in the World of Tomorrow

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A sleek new helicopter design was unveiled by Bell Helicopter at the Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.

Called the FCX-001, the next-generation machine will be built from sustainable materials and run on a hybrid power system. It will come equipped with augmented reality (AR), an artificial intelligence (AI) co-pilot, and rotor blades that morph depending on flight conditions.

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March 23rd, 2017 at 7:45 am

Inside the Mind of a Futurist – Secret Process for Understanding the Future Revealed

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On April 10-14 the newly launched DaVinci Tech Academy will be hosting an intensive week-long workshop called “Inside the Mind of a Futurist.” Throughout this event, Michael Cushman and I will be unveiling a number of unusual processes for probing into the future.

This course has been designed for corporate executives, planners, strategists, influential thinkers, and those who aspire to take on that kind of role in the future. Continue Reading »

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November 20th, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Top 3 ways exponential technology will impact the future of learning

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Exponential technologies tend to move at a slow pace then to a disruptively fast pace. We often don’t notice technologies in the deceptive growth phase, until they begin changing the way we live and do business. Driven by information technologies,  products and services become digitized, dematerialized, demonetized and/or democratized and enter a phase of exponential growth. (Video)

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November 18th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Amsterdam’s solar panel bike path shows all streets could double as power sources

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A bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels a year ago and it has been generating more power than predicted—and the designers are convinced that it’s proof that networks of solar-covered roads could eventually be a viable energy source.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am

Are we moving from nation states to stateless nations?

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Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of social networks into areas traditionally monopolized by government.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:40 am

BitDrones give a glimpse into the future of virtual reality


Is liquid-metal based 3D fabrication or is self assembling/shape retaining models the ancestor of Star Trek’s infinitely amusing holodeck?. According to Roel Vertegaal, from Queens University’s Human Media Lab, programmable matter is based on self-levitating displays, allowing physical interactions with mid-air virtual objects.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am

Space mining could cost less than building a gas plant on Earth

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According to research presented to a forum of company executives and NASA scientists, getting a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth.

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November 17th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

How to find talent for jobs that don’t exist yet

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The pace of business innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination especially, when it comes to the world of work. Not only is technology impacting how we work and interact with each other, it’s transforming what we actually do for work.

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November 17th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

You may lose your job to technology in the future but, you may still be able to protect your income


Almost half of today’s American jobs could be automated in the next two decades, according to new research.

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November 17th, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Futurist Thomas Frey outlines a number of possibilities for libraries

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At Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center last week, futurist Thomas Frey told the audience of library supporters, “A library is a library … until it isn’t.”

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November 16th, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Scientists invent forge-proof ID that will revolutionize security


A way to authenticate or identify any object by generating an unbreakable ID based on atoms has been discovered by scientists at Lancaster University.

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November 16th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Top 21 emerging technologies that will reach a tipping point by 2030


The future will be here before we know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

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