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HR’s “HAIR”-y Future: 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Human Resources

Posted in Human Resources

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is like the Industrial Revolution on steroids. It is poised to transform virtually every industry on a scale that will leave many people breathless. The human resources profession is no exception. Here are five ways AI (defined as an intelligent machine that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance…


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…


Next Generation Hospitality: Five Trends Poised to Transform the Hotel Industry

Posted in Hospitality

Powered by rapidly emerging and converging technologies, the world today is changing faster than ever. These changes are being felt worldwide, and the hospitality industry is certainly not immune. Often emerging technologies and trends first present opportunities to those who are paying attention and anticipating the possibilities they might create. If ignored long enough however,…


The Future of Property and Casualty Insurance

Posted in Insurance

In the coming decade, the confluence of three major technological trends will generate seismic shifts in the property and casualty insurance industry. Specifically, exponential advances in artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data will lead to the creation of new and unconventional competitors; spawn the formation of new business models; and…


You Can’t Spell Future Without “U”

Posted in Education, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Questions

There are a number of ways to question the future. A recent trip back to my old high school got me reflecting upon how to prepare today’s youth for a world of constant change. My first piece of advice centered on getting the students to think about intelligence from a different perspective. Instead of focusing…


The Future is Calling.

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning to my old high school to speak to the student body about my work as a futurist. The entire 45-minute presentation — entitled “How to Think About Your Future” — is available here. (The talk is primarily aimed at children between the ages of 12 and 18 but…


Autonomous Vehicles: 10 “Human-Centric” Questions to Consider, Today

Posted in Automobile, Future, Futurist, Transportation

As a futurist, people frequently ask me how driverless automobiles and trucks will affect the future of urban areas. It’s not a bad question, but there’s a better question to ask: How can autonomous vehicles help create a more human-centric city? The focus of the first question assumes autonomous/self-driven cars are inevitable and urban planners…


What’s Next in Farming: Ten Trends Transforming Agriculture in 2017–and Beyond

Posted in Agriculture, Future, Futurist

Feeding the planet’s 7.3 billion people is no easy feat, but farmers all around the world have risen to challenge. Feeding the next three billion people–who are expected to arrive by 2050–will pose an even greater challenge. However, I am confident innovative farmers and agri-businesses will again step up to the plate (no pun intended)….


Failure: It’s How You Move Ahead and Into the Future

Posted in Failure

Alphabet just announced it is killing off the company’s once highly touted Titan drone project which aimed to deliver high-speed Internet all around the world using drones. In retrospect, it might easy to laugh off the program as yet another overly ambitious Google/Alphabet project doomed to failure, but I’d advise against it. Why? Because the…


The Right Side of (Game) Change

Posted in Business as Unusual, Change, Disruptive Technology, Future, Future Proof, Futurist

If you want to stay on the right side of the future, the first thing to do is to acknowledge that the future will be different–perhaps radically different–than the present. With this in mind, here are ten game-changing technologies and trends it would behoove you to begin familiarizing yourself with today. Super Quantum Computers: Nvidia…


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