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Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15”: August 9, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: We Need a New Science of Progress. Thinking about progress isn’t just beneficial for humankind, it could be beneficial to your bottom line.

Think Twice: The Retail Apocalypse is Shutting Down Flagship Stores. The retail industry needs to think twice! It is on thin ice! 

Think Historically: What Chernobyl Can Teach Us About Failure. What was the Soviet Union’s loss could be your gain. History provides valuable lessons … if we take the time to learn them.

Think Different: This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music. Some people think very differently. It behooves all of us to listen and learn from them.

Think Smarter: Blockchain for Business. Looking for a practical guide to Blockchain? Look no further.

Think Harder: Cheaper Than a Peaker: NextEra Inks Massive Wind+Solar+Storage Deal in Oklahoma. The utility industry needs to think harder about its future because its future has already arrived.

Think Optimistically: Ethiopia Breaks World Record by Planting 350 Million Trees in One Day. If Ethiopia can plant 350 million trees in a day, surely the United States could plant 1 billion. Think about it!

Think in Questions: Here’s an interesting question: What’s the future of religion? This BBC article provides insight and an interesting perspective.

Think 10X: Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights as Humans? A Growing Number of Voices Say Yes! Could this trend grow 10X? Let’s hope so.

Think Bigger: How 5G Will Change the Future of Farming. Rural broadband won’t always be awful. When it gets an update to 5G, farming will change.

Think Faster: Electric Car Price Tag Shrinks Along With Battery Cost. Governments that rely on a gas tax need to think about different funding mechanisms because a future of electric vehicles will arrive sooner than expected.

Think Radically: Farmhouse is an urban farm in an apartment building. Fresh produce on Aisle 7? How about Floor 7!

Think Anew: Investing in the Second Machine Age. Morgan Stanley is thinking anew about investment opportunities in tomorrow’s world of AI, IoT, Big Data, 5G, and Blockchain.

Think Sustainably: AI for the Greener Good. Technology can’t solve all of society’s woes, but it can help.

Think the Unthinkable: India’s Water Crisis is Already Here. Climate Change Will Compound It. Two billion people with no water and nowhere to go? We all need to think about this impending crisis because these people will want to go somewhere, and if they can’t do it peacefully they will do so violently.

Want to think again? You can always revisit last week’s “Future 15”.

Until next week: Don’t stop thinking about the future! But also never forget “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting“! 



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