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Jack Uldrich on the Future … and Unlearning

Posted in Economic Development, Education, Future, Genomics, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Leadership, Metaphor, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Social Networks, Unlearn Strategy, Zenzizenzizenzic

In the past year, I have given dozens of keynote presentations to a variety of clients. Below is a short 10-minute speaking demo. If you are looking for an engaging, entertaining and informative keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact either Mimi Hair or Ryan Foltz at Leading Authorities or Angela Schlep at…


The Future Will Require a Whole Lotta Unlearning

Posted in Aging, Agriculture, Analogy, Business, Computer Industry, Education, Future, General, Jump the Curve, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Unlearn Strategy, Zenzizenzizenzic

If something doubles just ten times it is one thousand (1024 times to precise) larger. This is an important concept to grasp if you want to better contemplate the future. Why? Because no fewer than nine technological trends—semiconductors, data storage, bandwidth, genomics, gene sequencing, robotics, nanotechnology, brain scanning and scientific knowledge—are doubling anywhere from every…


Unlearning the Future

Posted in Aging, Automobile, Business, Culture, Current Affairs, Defense, Education, Future, General, Genomics, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Politics, Science, Unlearn Strategy, Zenzizenzizenzic

Carl Sagan once advised the public to “never underestimate the power of exponential.” It was sound advice. Unfortunately, as with so much other wise counsel, it is easy to dismiss. You shouldn’t. Consider just a few recent examples of exponential growth. In 1998, a small Silicon Valley start-up was conducting 25 million web-based searches a…


What If Society Has to Unlearn Death?

Posted in Black Swans, Culture, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Nanotechnology, Religion, Zenzizenzizenzic

In 1899, just a few years before the Wright brothers achieved their historic accomplishment, Lord Kelvin—then one of the world’s brightest men and most accomplished scientists—declared heavier than air machines to be “impossible.” He was wrong. To add insult to injury, Lord Kelvin was proved wrong by a pair of bicycle repairmen from Dayton, Ohio….


Did You Know We’ll All Have to Unlearn

Posted in General, Jump the Curve, Zenzizenzizenzic

Parlaying off my earlier post today about why businesses must unlearn, I invite you to watch this popular 5-minute video entitled "Did You Know" which documents a few amazing trends and highlights some important elements about today's accelerating pace of change. It emphasizes why all of us will need to continue to unlearn and why…


Unlearning Bubbles

Posted in Investing, Quotes, Real Estate, Religion, Religious, Retail, Robotics, Sales, Science, Software, Sports, Stories, Telecommunications, Television, Terrorism, Transportation, Travel, Utility, Virtual reality, Web 2.0, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Wind Power, Wireless, Zenzizenzizenzic

The Internet, the real estate market, fuel cell technology, nanotechnology and, now, "clean tech" have all experienced an investing "bubble." In retrospect, it is easy to point to signs that the market was inflating to dangerous levels. It is even easier to suggest that such bubbles are a bad thing — precisely because so many…


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