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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…


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…


Question the Future: A New Keynote Presentation

Posted in Future, Futurist, Keynote Speaking, Questions

Today, the greatest change is the rate of change itself. Put another way, society is transitioning to a period of constant transition. The net effect is that “answers” about the future are decreasing in value. This reality is, paradoxically, placing greater emphasis on the need to ask better questions. In this thought-provoking but practical presentation,…


Feeding the World Without GMOs

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Future, Futurist

 The current world population is estimated to be just over seven billion people. By 2050 an estimated nine billion people will be living on Earth. Feeding two billion more people is a matter of eminent concern. How will this monumental task be achieved? It won’t easy but I’m confident it will be done. Let me…


Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow

Posted in Future, Futurist

I’m please to announce the creation of a new keynote presentation. It is entitled: Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow. Below is a brief description: “The perfect keynote for any company, organization or association celebrating a major anniversary”! Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the…


Please, Graph Your Future

Posted in Future, Futurist

Please take the time to read this fascinating article, The History of Technology in a Single Graph, and then spend some time contemplating the extraordinary visual below: After you have done so, ask yourself this provocative question: What’s Next? Here are some of my thoughts: Robotics, solar cells, fuel cells, rapid health care diagnostic tools, affordable gene…


What Will the Future Sound Like? Silence.

Posted in Future, Futurist, Unlearn Strategy

In the new book, Beyond: Our Future in Space author Chris Impey describes early German V2 rockets as “screaming out of the sky at four times the speed of sound.” Does anything strike you odd about the description? With a little reflection, it is obvious that a rocket traveling at four times the speed of sound…


Half of the Predictions About the Future Are Wrong

Posted in Ambiguity, Future Proof, Futurist, Humility, Uncategorized

Advertising pioneer John Wanamaker once quipped, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” As a futurist, I’d like to put my own spin on this quotation and modify it by saying, “Half of the predictions I hear about the future are wrong; the trouble is I don’t know…


What Does a Good Futurist Look Like?

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist

Contrary to popular belief, futurists can’t see into the future–and, should you happen to run into one that claims to have this unique skill, my best advice is to run away as fast as you can because they are flat-out lying. If a good futurist can’t “see into the future” you might ask, “What do they…


Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Posted in Future, Futurist, Wearable Technology

Google anounced yesterday it was discontinuing it’s Glass Explorer program. Many pundits have been quick to declare both the program and the product a failure. To be certain, the technology has fallen short of many people’s expectations–myself included. It is unwise, however, to dismiss the technology altogether. As an analogy consider the world’s first eBook–Cybook Gen…


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