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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…


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…


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…


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


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)….


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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