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10 Ways Google's "Project Glass" Might Change Things

Posted in Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Innovation, Internet/Information Tech, Retail/Marketing, Telecommunications, Trends

As I wrote in an earlier post, Google is only 13 years old; Facebook is a mere 8 years old; and the iPhone just turned five. Each has impacted the world in some surprising and unexpected ways. From my perspective as a futurist, Google’s “Project Glass” (which offers enhanced augmented reality as well as the…


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…


Technology Will Become More Human

Posted in Future, Telecommunications

For too long, technologists have forced all sorts of technical gadgets upon people. The result is that humans have had to adapt to technology. There is, however, a huge shift going on in the design industry — technology is now becoming more human. To better understand this idea, watch this 4-minute video about the shape-shifting…


Erasing into the Future

Posted in Telecommunications

“Only the hand that erases can write the truth”. So wrote the German theologian, philosopher and mystic Meister Eckardt more than 800 years ago. They are still good words to live by. In the middle of the 19th century, blackboards were all the rage. In fact, some universities, seeking to gain a competitive advantage, even…


Video Killed the Video Star

Posted in Telecommunications

If a picture is worth a thousand words how much is a picture within a picture worth? That’s the question every video provider should be asking itself because, like this famous picture from Pere Borrell del Caso, there is often more to a picture than meets the eye. Earlier today, I came across a new…


Video Killed the Video Star

Posted in Business, Communication, General, Genomics, Health Care, Internet, Media, Telecommunications

If a picture is worth a thousand words how much is a picture within a picture worth? That's the question every video provider should be asking itself because, like this famous picture from Pere Borrell del Caso, there is often more to a picture than meets the eye. Earlier today, I came across a new…


Apple’s “Share-Everything” Future

Posted in Telecommunications

Wired has an excellent article on Apple’s foray into live video streaming. For individuals and businesses interested in contemplating the future, I encourage you to think through the ramifications of “life-logging”—or the idea that more and more people will begin uploading major chunks of their life onto the Internet. For newspapers and media, it will…


The Time to Unlearn is Now!

Posted in Advertising, Books, Business, Culture, Education, Future, General, Internet, Jump the Curve, Marketing, Media, Politics, Sales, Telecommunications, Unlearn Strategy

This is the latest iteration of famous “Shift Happens” video with a focus on social media. If nothing else, it should serve as a reminder of to all of us why we must constantly unlearn. Enjoy!


Cathy Davidson on Unlearning

Posted in Business, Creativity, Culture, Design, Education, General, History, Innovation, Internet, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Science, Telecommunications, Unlearn Strategy

Earlier today I came across a tweet from a person (@riverblindmusic) in New Zealand who said that my post the other day (To Unlearn Learn to Disenthrall) was keeping him (or her) awake as he wrote a new song based on the word. At the time, I thought it was just a cool example of…


Unlearn the Cellphone

Posted in Business, Design, General, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Nanotechnology, Publishing, Telecommunications

Technology Review has a good article on the extraordinary advances now being made in the field of flexible (and stretchable) electronics. It can sometimes be difficult to imagine both how these advances might lead to new products in the near future and why some product designers and engineers will need to unlearn many of their…


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