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10 Game-Changers Poised to Transform the World of 2018

Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care

In between all of the presidential tweets, catastrophic rain storms, fires and hurricanes, sexual harassment scandals, and Bitcoin mania, it is sometimes hard to remember that technological change is accelerating and, as it does, the world continues to evolve. Over the past year, a number of developments have occurred but below are ten which I…

The Future of Construction is Accelerating

Posted in Construction, Future Proof, Futurist, Real Estate

Late last year, the Economist had a wonderful article on the construction industry. The most poignant point was that among all major industries, the construction industry has experienced the slowest rate of increase in productivity since the Second World War–less than 1 percent! (By contrast the agriculture industry experienced a 1600 percent increase in productivity…

2018: The Year the Future Begins to Bear Fruit

Posted in Future, Futurist, Trends

Last December, I wrote that “2017 will be the year the future takes root.” In between all of the presidential tweets, the catastrophic rain storms, fires and hurricanes, and the plethora of sexual harassment scandals, I will forgive you if you didn’t keep track of my predictions. So let me recap what you may have…

Five Trends Transforming the Insurance Industry

Posted in Insurance

Emerging and converging technologies are reshaping the insurance industry, to the point that it may hardly be recognizable in a decade’s time. The business of insuring against risk is being transformed by a variety of trends and technologies. Here are a few examples. Drones If you’ve seen footage of the aftermath of the recent flooding…

10 Trends Shaping the Future of Fashion

Posted in Fashion

Buckminster Fuller, the noted architect, inventor, and visionary, once said: “We are called to be architects of our future, not its victims.” His advice is apropos for every business, but it is especially so for the fashion industry which is poised to see more change in next five years than it has experienced in the…

Futurist Jack Uldrich’s Annual Predictions for 2018

Posted in Future, Futurist, Predictions

(Editor’s note: These predictions are offered in the spirit of light-hearted fun and are not intended to be taken literally. Each merely reflects a broader trend that readers can expect to see, experience or read about in the coming year. For a more realistic perspective on each trend, click on the embedded links. Enjoy!) Global…

Five Emerging Trends That Could Transform the Future of Banking

Posted in Banking, Finance

It can seem like major changes appear out of nowhere, but disruptive trends and technologies usually give us warning–if we’re paying attention. Most major advancements begin at the edges, outside of where we’re focused. Sometimes they stay there for decades, as 3D printing and virtual reality did, and sometimes they rapidly accelerate and reset entire…

LeBron Sees (and Drives) the Future

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Futurist, Transportation

When LeBron James starts advertising self-driving cars, I think it’s safe to assume that the technology is better than most people realize and that the future may arrive sooner than they think. Thoughts? Other posts by transportation futurist Jack Uldrich Pace of Trucking Industry About to Hit Warp Speed

Three Unconventional Trends Transforming Farming

Posted in Agriculture

In many respects, agriculture has long been a leader in adopting new technology. This might surprise some people, but it makes sense. Consider that in 1900, more than 40 percent of the American workforce was directly involved agriculture. Today it’s less than 2 percent. It took a great deal of technology to reduce the number…


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