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Apple Isn’t Hearing the Future

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist

AirPods have been incredibly profitable for Apple since the company launched the product in late 2016. Unfortunately, the device carries a massive future liability that Apple executives and shareholders need to consider today. The plastic product consists of a variety of other materials, including tungsten, tin, tantalum, lithium, and cobalt, and cannot be easily repaired…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 17, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Think

Think: In the healthcare industry? You need to think about gene-editing/CRISPR technology because it is about to change how we deal with a lot of diseases and illnesses. CRISPR Research Moves Out of the Lab And Into Clinics Around the World. Think Twice: Applying Sunlight to a Dirty Industry.  The convergence of satellite data and artificial…


A Future of More Beautiful Cities

Posted in Beautiful Future, City, Construction, Future

The future will become more beautiful one step at a time. On April 22, New York City–following on the heels of Denver, Portland, San Francisco, and Toronto–took a small step in this direction by passing legislation requiring new buildings to have “green roofs.” In addition to cooling down a city by mitigating the urban heat island…


Applying Sunlight to a Dirty Industry

Posted in Beautiful Future

It has been said that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” In this spirit, WattTime, a nonprofit artificial intelligence firm, plans on using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to precisely track the air pollution coming out of every single power plant in the world. By itself, the information won’t make the world a more beautiful place…


An Unthinkably Beautiful Future: It’s All a Matter of Perspective

Posted in Beautiful Future

The word terrific is fascinating. In one context it can mean “magnificent” as in “the weather is terrific.” In another context, it can mean the opposite–as in “it was a terrific thunderstorm.” I mention this because yesterday after delivering the opening keynote at a technology conference where the theme was “surviving in an age of…


Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15”: May 10, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Think

Think: A Bold and Beautiful Future is Moving from the Fringe into the Mainstream. Five fringe trends are converging at this unique time in history. The time to think about these trends is now. Think Twice: Business as Usual is No Longer an Option. Think Twice—you could be on Thin Ice! Think Historically: The Want/Need Problem:…


A  Bold and Beautiful Future is Moving From the Fringe to the Mainstream

Posted in Future, Futurist

“The future is here–it is just not evenly distributed.” The above quotation from famed science fiction writer William Gibson has always resonated with me because the future isn’t evenly distributed–it’s often on the fringe of society. Over time, however, fringe ideas move into the mainstream. (I was humorously reminded of this gradual shift during the…


A More Beautiful Future: Why it Matters and How to Create It.

Posted in Keynote Speaking

Global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich unveils his latest–and most impactful–keynote presentation.


Spiritual Enlightenment Shot on an iPhone

Posted in Wisdom

Last month, my family and I hiked the Inca Trail and visited Machu Picchu. I snapped this photo for unknown reasons on the second day of the trek. Upon reviewing my photos weeks later, it took my breath away. I never consciously saw the light beam and I certainly did not–either consciously or unconsciously–see the…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 3, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Editor’s Note: This week’s Friday Future 15 is shorter than usual and is focused on bigger, broader themes because we all need to be shaken out of our traditional ways of thinking–myself included. Enjoy Think: This Time, It’s Personal. What might replace the consumer culture? This article explains how digital technology alienates people from their…


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