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Jack Uldrich on the Future … and Unlearning

Posted in Economic Development, Education, Future, Genomics, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Leadership, Metaphor, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Social Networks, Unlearn Strategy, Zenzizenzizenzic

In the past year, I have given dozens of keynote presentations to a variety of clients. Below is a short 10-minute speaking demo. If you are looking for an engaging, entertaining and informative keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact either Mimi Hair or Ryan Foltz at Leading Authorities or Angela Schlep at…

The Future Will Require a Whole Lotta Unlearning

Posted in Aging, Agriculture, Analogy, Business, Computer Industry, Education, Future, General, Jump the Curve, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Unlearn Strategy, Zenzizenzizenzic

If something doubles just ten times it is one thousand (1024 times to precise) larger. This is an important concept to grasp if you want to better contemplate the future. Why? Because no fewer than nine technological trends—semiconductors, data storage, bandwidth, genomics, gene sequencing, robotics, nanotechnology, brain scanning and scientific knowledge—are doubling anywhere from every…

Unlearning & the Rise of the Supercomputer

Posted in Education, Energy, Future, Genomics, Innovation, Jump the Curve, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Stories

Marshall McCluhan once famously said, “First, we shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” As a professional futurist, I have been trying to explain how some of our tools are getting exponentially more powerful. In turn, these tools are accelerating the advances that will soon shape our future and, by virtue of their…

BMW Unlearns

Posted in Automobile, Business, Creativity, General, Innovation, Jump the Curve, Transportation

The German automaker BMW, in introducing its "Light Visionary Model" prototype automobile — which it dubs GINA (Geometry and Functions in "N" Adaption), writes this: "The key to affecting the development of tomorrow's mobility lies in our readiness to challenge what is established and in the ability to antihistamine-meds.com new options." In short, BMW is…

To Unlearn: Put on a New Hat

Posted in Advertising, Automobile, Business, Creativity, Culture, Future, General, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Unlearn Strategy

I have recounted before how scientific and technical knowledge is doubling every seven years and have pointed out that if this trend continues everything known today will represent just 1 percent of the sum total of world knowledge in 2050. Consider then how a significantly better understanding of the human brain might influence not just…

Unlearning Statistics

Posted in Business, Culture, Education, Energy, General, Jump the Curve, Legal, Marketing, Politics, Quiz, Unlearn Strategy

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics." Mark Twain This past Friday Bjorn Lomborg had a thoughtful editorial entitled Technology Can Fight Global Warming. As a professional technologist and futurist, I couldn’t agree more and I have written about this idea frequently. Nevertheless, I find Lomborg’s use of statistics highly unprofessional….

The World is Changing: Unlearn!

Posted in Advertising, Business, Computer Industry, Creativity, Culture, Education, Future, General, Health Care, Internet, Jump the Curve, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Politics, Television, Unlearn Strategy

Take a look at the pictures to the right. What's wrong with them? The answer would seem pretty obvious: they are upside down. But that is wrong. They are only "wrong" from your perspective. From outer space there is no up or down, so the globe can just as correctly be viewed from one perspective…

The Time to Unlearn is Now!

Posted in Advertising, Books, Business, Culture, Education, Future, General, Internet, Jump the Curve, Marketing, Media, Politics, Sales, Telecommunications, Unlearn Strategy

This is the latest iteration of famous “Shift Happens” video with a focus on social media. If nothing else, it should serve as a reminder of to all of us why we must constantly unlearn. Enjoy!

Unlearning Prediction

Posted in Black Swans, Business, Education, Future, General, Insurance, Jump the Curve, Nanotechnology, Unlearn Strategy

"Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” Lao Tzu This famous quote was uttered over 2500 years ago and may strike some people as odd that, as a professional futurist, I have chosen to highlight it. My rationale is two-fold. First, as I have said many times before, the chief…

Unlearning Information

Posted in Advertising, Analogy, Books, Business, Creativity, Education, General, Human Resources, Jump the Curve, Marketing, Politics, Unlearn Strategy

Unlearning information. It's sounds paradoxical, right? After all, who in their right mind, would want less information? Well, you might if you want to succeed in the future. Consider this quote which I came across in Jonah Lerner's informative new book, "How We Decide": "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." It is…


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