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The Five Trends Shaping the Future of Cities

Posted in Education, Energy, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Government, Health Care, Higher Education, Internet, Politics

The science fiction writer William Gibson once wrote: “The future is here. It just isn’t evenly distributed.” It’s a powerful insight because it implies that savvy business people, farsighted political leaders and even average citizens can discern the future if only they heed today’s emerging trends. Five current trends, in particular, appear poised to transform…


The Coming "Rift" in the Future of Education

Posted in Business as Unusual, Construction, Disruptive Technology, Education, Future, Health Care, Higher Education, Life Science/Pharmaceutical

Yesterday, I delivered the opening keynote presentation at the American Technical Education Association’s 51st annual meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The title of my talk was “The Ten Trends Transforming the Technical Education of Tomorrow.” To demonstrate how fast the world of technical (and higher) education is changing I explained how Oculus Rift–a promising virtual…


The Future is Closer Than You Think

Posted in Behavior, Education, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Government, Health Care, Retail/Marketing, Transportation, Trends

Yesterday, I released my annual predictions for 2014, and a few weeks ago I shared with you 10 Game-Changing Technological Trends That Will Transform Tomorrow. In the sprit that more is better, and a different perspective is always welcome, I’d like to share with you IBM’s annual “5 in 5” series–5 predictions for the next…


10 Game-Changing Technological Trends Transforming Tomorrow

Posted in Business as Unusual, Business Model, Change, Convergence, Disruptive Technology, Education, Energy, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Higher Education, Innovation, Internet/Information Tech, Regenerative Medicine

We live in amazing times and our world is about to become even more amazing in the near future due to a plethora of game changing technologies. To understand why, it first helps to consider just a few of the technologies and trends that did not make my list: 3D printers, flying drones, low-cost robotics,…


Global Futurist Jack Uldrich on the Future of Health Care Apps

Posted in Futurist, Health Care

As part of a series on the potential of apps to transform the future of health care, I was recently interviewed by CNBC. The segment below is now running on CNBC’s Asia and Europe version of “Squawk Box.”


The Future of Ophthalmology: 10 Trends Transforming Tomorrow

Posted in Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Ophthalmology

In one of those rare “small world” moments, I bumped into an old fraternity brother in the airport in Florence, Italy while on vacation this summer. He is now an ophthalmologist and he knew I was a futurist, and during the course of our conversation, he said to me, tongue-in-cheek, “Oh, I can tell you…


Exporting Expertise: The Future of Surgery?

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Google, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Surgeons at the University of Alabama recently performed one of the first surgeries using a virtual augmented reality technology from VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass. The video below offers a quick overview of the technologies. I particular like the comment from one surgeon who said, the technologies allow us to “export expertise.” UAB does…


Watson Accelerates the Future of Health Care

Posted in Algorithms, Cancer, Computer/Semiconductor, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Only two years after appearing on the game show Jeopardy! IBM’s Watson supercomputer is making startling progress in advancing the future of health care. In the past week, three new Watson-related “cognitive” technologies have been unveiled.(Two at the Cleveland Clinic and one at The Anderson Cancer Center in Dallas.) “WatsonPaths” incorporates feedback from the physician…


5 Things to Think About

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Manufacturing

Twenty-five years ago, 20 megabytes of storage cost approximately $800. Today, Google and a handful of other cloud-based storage providers offer 100-times as much storage for free. Fifteen years ago, the idea that a world-class encyclopedia could be created and maintained by free labor would have seemed impossible. Today, Wikipedia is routinely access by millions…


First Surgery Performed Using Google Glass

Posted in Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

In addition to being a powerful teaching tool, Google Glass allows surgeons to pull up old x-rays and patient records during surgery as well as consult live with other specialists during the operation. This two-minute video from a recent operation performed at Ohio State University is impressive–and instructive about where the future is headed:


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