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October 23rd, 2015 at 5:39 pm

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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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Should we gamify citizenship?