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10 Quotations on the Future of Education

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Higher Education, Quotes

1. “There’s a tsunami coming.” Stanford President, John Hennessey discussing the future of online education. 2. “We are reinventing education. This will change the world.” Anant Agarwal, Head of edX, discussing the new consortium in this article. (Agarwal also called edX “the biggest change in education since the invention of the printing press” is this…

See the Future, Today!

Posted in Energy, Future, Futurist, Higher Education, Robots

As a professional futurist and business forecaster one of my main responsibilities is to prepare people and organizations for the future. To do this, I try to heighten their awareness. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal but the best and most powerful method is to simply be on the alert for…

Ten Trends Transforming Government Today

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Government, Higher Education

Given all the talk about “fiscal cliffs,” budget ceilings, deficits, crumbling bridges, struggling schools and gridlock—both traffic and political, the list of issues confronting government leaders can appear daunting and the future bleak. It isn’t. Here are ten trends transforming government that promise a brighter tomorrow: 1. The Internet of Things. For the past year,…

Nina Meet Siri

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Business Model, Change, Education, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Higher Education, Retail/Marketing

As computers become ever more powerful, it’s difficult for some people to comprehend what will soon be possible. For example, after IBM’s Watson supercomputer defeated Jeopardy’s top two human champions, it might not have been obvious how the same technology would soon be helping doctors make better, faster, more affordable and more accurate cancer diagnosis….

See the Future in Yesterday's Past

Posted in Disruptive Technology, Education, Future, Futurist, Gaming, Higher Education, Predictions, Retail/Marketing, Technology, Trends

The accelerating pace of change is often difficult for the average person to comprehend. As a futurist, business forecaster and frequent conference speaker, I have often use recent history to remind people of how much we’ve lived through in the past few years. For example, Google is only 13 years-old–a mere teenager. Facebook is just…

The Future of the eBook

Posted in Change, Disruptive Technology, Do the Impossible, Education, Higher Education

I’m in Princeton, New Jersey today to deliver a keynote presentation on the future of the eBook. Many people want to know if “the book is dead?” That’s the wrong question to ask. The correct question is this: Has the book ever been more alive?

The Future's New Rules of the Road

Posted in Change, Creativity, Disruptive Technology, Future, Higher Education, Innovation, Unlearning

“It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.” “We should question all the rules–we should break all the rules.” “I like to put myself in the most uncomfortable position.” These three wonderful quotes (found in this article: What’s Next for Silicon Valley) come from Sebastian Thurn, the iconoclastic thinker and doer behind…

Self-Education is the Key to Your Future

Posted in Change, Education, Higher Education, Quotes, Unlearning

The future is accelerating. The rate of change is itself changing and becoming ever faster. One of the consequences of this state of affairs is that knowledge is becoming obsolete at an ever accelerating pace. This leads to a paradox: Education is becoming both less and more important at the same time. It’s becoming less…

A Peek Inside the Future

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Higher Education

What if your glasses could allow you to see more than just the physical world? What if they could also allow you to see the information underlining much of the world around you? If that doesn’t make much sense to you, watch this two-minute video from Google’s new “Project Glass” and you’ll see a startling…

The Future of Education Has Arrived, Again!

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Higher Education

“Impressed by Muñoz’s knowledge, Anderson invited him to form a company. Only later did he learn that Muñoz was 19 years old and entirely self-taught. “In my world, it doesn’t matter who you are but what you can do,” Anderson says. “You prove yourself by answering questions in discussion forums, showing demos on YouTube, and…


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