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Jack Uldrich's #ifihadglass Application

Posted in Aging Services

#ifihadglass I’d use it to question assumptions and challenge preconceived notions about how ideas, information, education, knowledge, health care and countless other daily activities can and will be delivered and conducted in the future. In short, I’d use the glasses to view the world through a new lens—literally.

Futurist Jack Uldrich's 2013 Predictions

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Cancer, Education, Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Jobs, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Predictions, Transportation

#1. First Heart A-Hack Victim. In January, an Arizona socialite will be charged with murder after it was uncovered she hired a former disgruntled employee of a leading medical device firm to hack into her cheating husband’s pacemaker and deliver a lethal shock to his heart. Shares of the company’s stock will plummet on the…

Optimistic About Dementia: Am I Demented?

Posted in Aging Services, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Predictions

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” –John Stuart Mill I recently finished reading Matt Ridley’s excellent book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. The timing couldn’t have been better because…

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….

A Sign of Things to Come

Posted in Aging Services, Automobile/Aerospace, Future

The state of Nevada has issued its first driver’s license for a self-driven robotic vehicle to Google. The license plate is red and has a distinctive “infinity” symbol. It’ll take some time but the plates will start becoming more common.

Driving into the Future

Posted in Aging Services, Automobile/Aerospace, Robots

An amazing three-minute video of a blind man using Google’s self-driving robotic car: With tens of millions of Baby-Boomers approaching their senior years, there is little doubt in my mind that self-driving cars will become big business by decade’s end.

A Futurist Strolls Down Wall Street

Posted in Aging Services, Future, Futurist

Do you remember the 1987 movie, Wall Street, in which Michael Douglas plays Wall Street tycoon, Gordon Gecco. In the movie, they show Gekko using a Motorola DynaTac 8000X cellphone. In 1987, the phone–which is now known as “The Brick”–cost $3,995.00. Fast forward to 2012. The photo to your right (below) is of an unemployment…

Eight Questions for Innovative Educators

Posted in Aging Services, Change, Creativity, Education, Higher Education, Innovation

(Editor’s Note: I’m currently working with the Office of Resource Development and Innovation at the Minneapolis Public Schools to deliver a four-part leadership development series on future technologies, the need for “unlearning” and the importance of change management. The office is currently seeking grants applications for innovative blended-learning school models and, in order to help…

Affecting Future Behavior

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Business Model, Change, Creativity, Education, Environmentalism, Exercise, Future, Futurist, Gaming, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Innovation, Insurance

What if you could be enticed into saving more money just by being made to look older? What if you could be encouraged to exercise with greater regularity by appearing to be more overweight, and what if you could be made to become more environmentally-conscious by cutting down “virtual” trees. The aforementioned ideas might sound…

The Future of Aging is in the Hands of Robots

Posted in Aging Services

It is  no secret that the population of Japan is among the oldest in the world. It is also no secret that Japanese corporations (as well as government officials) are looking for innovative ways to allow this population to remain as independent as long as possible. Robots are one possible solution as this video demonstrates:


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