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Here Comes the Future: 10 Game-Changers That Will Transform the World in 2016

Posted in Change, Disruptive Technology, Future, Future Proof, Futurist

  “The future is here. It just isn’t evenly distributed.” In 1983, the science-fiction author, William Gibson penned those prophetic words. They remain apropos for 2016 because ten existing technologies (listed below) are poised to change the game in virtually every business sector in the coming year. Blockchain: Double-entry bookkeeping and limited liability partnerships don’t…


Futurist Jack Uldrich’s Predictions for 2016

Posted in Future, Future Proof, 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!) Christian…


A Futurist’s Top 5 Books of 2015

Posted in Books, Business, Business as Unusual, Change, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Innovation

Over the past year, my work as a professional futurist has continued to evolve. I now speak more often about the need for intellectual humility; spend extra time helping clients reframe old questions, as well as asking new ones; and devote additional time to the vital tasks of reading, thinking and reflecting. The reason I…


Futurist Jack Uldrich Speaks at Morehead State University

Posted in Video

This is a short 4-minute video overview of my recent keynote address at Morehead State University.



The Future is Here: Dead People to Conduct “Live” Performances

Posted in Future, Futurist

Holograms are about to turn dead celebrities into pitchmen–and “live” performers. Can we just agree that the idea of dead people conducting “live” performances is yet another example of how the future can sometimes catch us by surprise. Related Posts Salt, Pearls and Aluminum: An Unusal Guide to Understanding the Future Kiss the Future Is the Future…


The Language of the Future?

Posted in Behavior

As a late member of the Baby Boom generation, I’m amazed at the speed that my teenage kids can text. My guess is that, soon, my children will be similarly amazed at the rapidity that the kids of the future will be able to “sign”–or gesture with their hands. This article and the video below outline Google’s new Project…


A Framework for Questioning the Future

Posted in Questions

In today’s era of accelerating change, “answers” about the future are becoming more scarce. As a result, a premium is being placed on asking better questions about the future. Unfortunately, because most business leaders, CEO’s and senior executives view themselves as action-oriented “problem-solvers,” they have a bias for “answers” instead of “questions.” As such, they don’t really know…


The Future Battle Line for Marketing: Instant or Delayed Gratification

Posted in Marketing

The other day I posted an article outlining ten trends transforming the future of marketing. Hidden within these trends is an important new insight: The future of marketing will be a battle over gratification. More specifically, marketers will use new technologies (Big Data, mobile, social and location-based technologies, etc.) to get consumers to instantly gratify…


10 Trends That Will Transform the Future of Marketing

Posted in Business, Business as Unusual, Future, Futurist, Marketing, Retail

  Wearable Technology. Apple’s iWatch, FitBit, Oculus Rift have already arrived but society is just at the beginning of the “wearables” The question marketers need to ask themselves today is this: What will iWatch 2.0, FitBit 2.0 and Oculus 2.0 look like? My prediction is that the Internet will soon come directly to people in…


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