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July 25th, 2014 at 10:06 am

8 big changes coming to agriculture by 2030

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Farmers will own more than 1 drone by 2030.

On Monday, Iowa Farm Bureau’s Economic Summit included a speech outlining big coming changes to agriculture in the years ahead. Futurist Thomas Frey told Farm Bureau members his predictions at the summit on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

 

 

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July 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

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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 their darkest secrets to subversively cause chaos and disruption for the American government.

 

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:24 am

The Laws of Exponential Capabilities

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Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all have more time for travel, vacations, and play.

 

 

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July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am

Top 5 things to help you think differently

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To help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, here are some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.

 

 

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July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am

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

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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.

 

 

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June 28th, 2014 at 8:49 am

Disrupting Government – Why Countries Will Soon Have to Compete for their Citizens

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Futurist Thomas Frey: In 2002, Roger Ver was honing his entrepreneurial skills by selling products on eBay. It was in the aftermath of the Twin Towers disaster when one of his products called “Pest Control Report 2000” hit the radar of Homeland Security and he was charged and convicted of selling 14 pounds of explosives without a license.

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:35 am

Jobs lost to automation may not be all doom and gloom

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Arrival of human level automated systems marks a transformative time in history.

Nearly half of U.S. jobs could be at risk of computerization over the next two decades, according to a new study from the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. This does not necessarily need to be bad news, says futurist Thomas Frey in a recent Futurist Magazine essay.

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 am

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

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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.

 

 

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June 13th, 2014 at 8:07 am

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

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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.

 

 

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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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