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Get Your Head–and Mind–Into the Future

Posted in Business Model, Future, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Insurance, Mobile, Telecommunications

Late last year, I reported mobile web video conferencing was expected to grow 250-fold by 2015. Not surprisingly, I suggested this would impact how a great many people conducted their work. To this end, the field of tele-psychiatry is now taking off. To understand, consider this statement from a professional using tele-confernecing to consult with…


A Window into the Future

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Business, Business Model, Education, Energy, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Utility

Corning Glass has created an impressive 11 minute video that offers a real “window” into the future. If you have the time, I highly recommend it … especially if you’re in the automotive, buildings & construction, education and/or health care industries:


Affecting Future Behavior

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Business Model, Change, Creativity, Education, Environmentalism, Exercise, Future, Futurist, Gaming, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Innovation, Insurance

What if you could be enticed into saving more money just by being made to look older? What if you could be encouraged to exercise with greater regularity by appearing to be more overweight, and what if you could be made to become more environmentally-conscious by cutting down “virtual” trees. The aforementioned ideas might sound…


Take One Robot and Call Me in the Morning

Posted in Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Robots

Children’s Hospital in Boston is now experimenting with robots and allowing some patients to take the devices home with them to help with post-operative care and consultation. (It’s a wonderful example of my I listed robotics as Trend #2 in my annual list of Top Ten Trends in Healthcare for 2012.) For a better understanding…


Futurist Jack Uldrich's Predictions for 2012

Posted in Agriculture, Cancer, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Higher Education, Mobile, Predictions, Retail/Marketing, Social Media, Transportation

#1: In an attempt to appease consumer unease over the growing use of facial-recognition technology, a handful of retailers will admit prior to “Black Friday” that they have deployed the technology during the 2012 Holiday season but will claim they are using it only as a “safety tool” to monitor crowds and prevent unruly shopper…


The Heart of the Matter: The Future of Healthcare Will Be All Around Us

Posted in Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Trends

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, 20/20 Foresight: A Futurist Looks Ahead to the Ten Trends That Will Shape the World of 2020, which I am writing with the able assistance of fellow futurist Simon Anderson, host of www.futur1st.com. This chapter takes a look at the future of healthcare.) Jonathan Rothberg, a…


Futurist Sees More Virtual Nurses

Posted in Business Model, Change, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Yesterday, I was in Minneapolis where I delivered a presentation on future trends in healthcare at United Healthcare’s first-ever Health. Inspired! event. Today, I’m in Nashville, Tennessee to deliver a keynote on “Why Future Trends in Healthcare Will Require Unlearning.” The two issues really fit together and this recent Technology Review article (The Virtual Nurse…


Top Ten Healthcare Trends by Futurist Jack Uldrich

Posted in Future, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Keynote Speaking, Life Science/Pharmaceutical, Nanotechnology, Robots, TED Talks

1. Genes That Fit—Finally! (Genomics): The price of sequencing a gene has plummeted 100 million-fold since 1998 and, amid continued exponential progress in sequencing technology, the field shows no sign of abating. This suggests that the cost of sequencing the 3 billion genes in an individual’s genome will drop from $10,000 today to less than…


Driving Faster into the Future with Supercomputers

Posted in Business, Computer/Semiconductor, Energy, Exponential Executive, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Trends

“Titan will be used for a variety of important research projects, including the development of more commercially viable biofuels, cleaner burning engines, safer nuclear energy, and more efficient solar power.” So states a recent press release from Cray announcing the creation of a new supercomputer capable of between 10 and 20 quadrillion calculations per second….


In the Future, It's All a Game

Posted in Business, Education, Future, Futurist, Gaming, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Insurance, Politics, Retail/Marketing

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, 20/20 Foresight: 20 Trends Which Will Transform Business in the Coming Decade, which I am writing with the able assistance of fellow futurist Simon Anderson, host of www.futur1st.com. This chapter covers trends in the emerging field of gaming dynamics.) A restroom in a Japanese pub might…


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