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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 3:30 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 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

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Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.

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October 23rd, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Reality of 2015 more radically altered than portrayed in Back to the Future


Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown encountered a brave new world of garbage-fueled flying cars, self-tying shoes and robot waiters when they burst into 2015 in a time machine, straight from the year 1985.

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October 14th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

The future of recruiting, with top futurist Thomas Frey


The DaVinci Institute’s senior futurist and executive director, Thomas Frey, shares a glimpse at how current workplace trends – from freelancing to coworking – are shaping the future of recruitment.

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August 24th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Top 10 jobs that don’t exist yet, but will in the future

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Technology is moving very quickly. The landscape of modern business is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. According to top-rated futurist speaker Thomas Frey, by 2030 a predicted 2 billion jobs will disappear, but plenty of new ones will replace them. There’s work, but not as we know it…


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July 7th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Drones: more than ‘dramatic shots’


Last week the comprehensive local regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or as more commonly referred to, drones, went into effect.  Drone technology has far-reaching benefits for many industries despite that most of the media coverage has focused on what regulated drone usage will do for “dramatic shots” in film.   Continue Reading »

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June 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am

Engineering the Secret Engines of Off-Grid Living


Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into a landing strip, so transportation is far less of an issue than power, heat, lights, water, and communications.

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June 16th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Look what’s coming down the robotics pike

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Amazon has 15,000 robots in warehouse jobs to work beside humans.

In his latest article, futurist speaker Thomas Frey states, “we are less than a decade away from workerless factories, robots with their own bank accounts, Watson-like judges dolling out sentences in court, and having wars filled with robots fighting other robots.”


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June 15th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

The Future of South Korea


Futurist Thomas Frey:  When Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, took the stage at Edaily’s 6th World Strategy Forum on June 11th at the famed Shilla Seoul, his keynote about how he became an entrepreneur was very personal. With a comical flare for storytelling, he carefully laid out many of his failed attempts for launching businesses prior to Wikipedia.

Entrepreneurship comes in many forms, but startups like Wikipedia are niched in the rarest of all categories now referred to as unicorn companies. Unicorns fall into a one-in-a-million classification where companies like Uber, Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Snapchat have revenues that grow exponentially into the billion-dollar range seemingly over night.   Continue Reading »

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