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Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 31, 2019

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Think: Lilium’s Electric Jet Taxi Completes its First Flight. I rarely make predictions, but electric aircraft will transform regional travel patterns and habits within the next decade.

Think Twice: Always think twice! You could be on Thin Ice! Taxis, buses, and streetcars may continue to the future, or not. Las Vegas is investing $50 million in an interesting idea.

Think Historically: History reminds us that when a government can track and identify people by race or ethnicity the result is never good. China has started down a dangerous path.

Think Different: Amazon is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions. Applications range from targeted advertising and marketing (bad) to the earlier detection of mental health issues (good).

Think Smarter: How to Structure Your Work Day. Classic advice from an overlooked and underrated former US president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.  

Think in Questions: Using Questions to Create a Better Future in 4 MInutes. Want a better future? Trying thinking of new–and better–questions.

Think Like a Futurist: The Responsibility of a Futurist. Incumbent powers often try to monopolize the range of future possibilities. Don’t let them! Think for yourself.

Think 10X:  Driverless Delivery Vans Are Here. This trend could easily grow 10X–especially if Ford’s creepy/cool robots become a viable delivery mechanism.

Think Hard: A Cold Dose of Reality: Write Your Own Eulogy, Now! This uncomfortable act can have the powerful effect of concentrating your mind on what is truly important to you.

Think Visually: Customizable, 3D printed edibles are a real thing. Get ready for a future where your food is tailored specifically to you.

Think Radically: How Getting More Daylight Can Improve Your Mental and Physical Health. Want to think smarter? (And who doesn’t, really?) Try getting more sunlight. You might also want to try hanging out with treesI’m not kidding!

Think Anew: How AI Could Transform Medicine. If you are in the healthcare industry, it is time to think anew.

Think Sustainably: What Changed My Mind About Climate Change. A wonderful and insightful article. This issue has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with data and how we think about risk.

Think the Unthinkable: Wireless Networks Brings Dust-Sized Implants a Step Closer. Whether you like it or not, strange things could be coming sooner than you think. As a leader, you can’t put your head in the sand. (The Pentagon isn’t as this article suggests.)

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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