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The Future Has Officially Arrived: Drone Delivered Beer

Posted in Agriculture, Business as Unusual, Crime, Defense, Future, Futurist, General, Humor, Robots

With summer just around the corner many of us will quench our thirst on hot days with an ice-cold beer. Now, thanks to some creative and innovative entrepreneurs in South Africa, you may soon be able to have that ice-cold beer delivered to you via a miniature drone. (See the 45-second video below). While obviously…


Perception: It’s a Male/Female Thing

Posted in Humor, Perspective, The Way We See the Problem

This classic scene from Allie Hall reminds us that there is always more than one way to see the same situation–even if it is just “three times a week”: Interested in some other perspective-change posts? Check out these past posts: Perspective Matters Top to Bottom Leader or Outcast Aging from a New Perspective


A Metaphor for the Future?

Posted in Humor, Metaphor

There is little question humanity is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. For the most part, this is a good thing. There are, however, dangers of becoming overly dependent upon technology. Case in point: News from today reporting that three Japanese students followed GPS technology straight into the ocean. The take-a-way? The future will always require…


How Not to Use Technology

Posted in Future, Futurist, Humor, Video

Not knowing how to use a new technology has a long and storied past. The latest video to capture this idea in a humorous way comes compliments of a German TV show: For funny videos from the past, check out these two videos:


Data vs. Intuition

Posted in Humor, Intuition

Related Posts Step Up to the Counter of Unlearning Unlearn Your Intuition (Sometimes)


Can Unlearning Lead to Enlightenment?

Posted in Enlightenment, Humor, Wisdom

Personally, I believe unlearning can lead to enlightenment but, since I am myself nowhere close to attaining this ideal, I'm for now content with achieving those smaller "aha" moments. I'm hopeful, though, that if I can string together enough such "moments" they just might lead to the promised land.  To this end, enjoy the cartoon…


Abe Lincoln Did Not Go to Law School

Posted in Humor, Law, Quotes

"Abe Lincoln did not go to law school." — Jack Uldrich, Futurist P.S. I'm in Montreal today to discuss the future of law and legal services at the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide annual meeting. The future of legal education (and the importance or non-importance of accreditation) is just one of the many trends I will…


Listen and Unlearn

Posted in Business, Culture, Education, Future, Humor, Legal, Listen, Newspaper, Publishing, TED

Recently, I was on a flight and as we were descending the pilot's voice came over the intercom and, tongue-in-cheek, he asked everyone to "turn off their books." It was a funny comment but it does hint at a broader sea change — more and more people are reading books on their Kindles and iPad's….


See the World From a Different Perspective

Posted in Humor, Perspective, The Way We See the Problem

I'm a big fan of Tony Carrillo's comic strip "F Minus" for one simple reason: He sees the world from a slightly different perspective … as today's strip amply demonstrates. Interested in training yourself to see things from a different perspective? Check out these related Posts: Which is More Dangerous: A Jungle or a Tiger…


The Benefits of Not Knowing

Posted in Humor

While I personally believe there is great value in having some intellectual humility; starting an anti-library; keeping a notebook of things you don't know; and even embracing your ignorance, I had never thought about some of the other more intangible benefits of "not knowing." Below is a short, funny clip from comedian Pete Holmes. Enjoy!


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