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Futurist Jack Uldrich’s Annual Predictions for 2024

Posted in Future, Futurist, Predictions, Trends

(Every year, I offer this caveat: As a futurist, I don’t actually claim to make predictions about the future. Still, I know people enjoy predictions so I offer up these 10 “predictions” not because I believe they will happen exactly as I describe but rather to encourage you to think about how you, your business…

10 Technologies Transforming Farming Today and Tomorrow.

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Future 15, Trends

The world’s leading global agricultural futurist, Jack Uldrich, outlines 10 technologies transforming farming today, and which will continue to transform the world of agriculture tomorrow.

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 5:” October 20, 2023

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Trends

Think Fast: A new robot can now search for solar materials 14X faster. This is yet another reason solar power may continue to grow faster than many pundits in the energy industry expect. Think Faster: Researchers from Pohang University of Science & Technology have unveiled a groundbreaking technique to amplify the energy storage capacity of…

Futurist Jack Uldrich’s 2022 Predictions

Posted in Future, Futurist, Predictions, Trends

Futurist Jack Uldrich provides his annual list of ten predictions for the coming year.

The Future of Manufacturing: A Revolution of Convergence

Posted in Business as Unusual, Disruptive Technology, Future, Futurist, Manufacturing, Trends

Global futurist Jack Uldrich discusses the future of manufacturing.

2018: The Year the Future Begins to Bear Fruit

Posted in Future, Futurist, Trends

Last December, I wrote that “2017 will be the year the future takes root.” In between all of the presidential tweets, the catastrophic rain storms, fires and hurricanes, and the plethora of sexual harassment scandals, I will forgive you if you didn’t keep track of my predictions. So let me recap what you may have…

The Future is Closer Than You Think

Posted in Behavior, Education, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Government, Health Care, Retail/Marketing, Transportation, Trends

Yesterday, I released my annual predictions for 2014, and a few weeks ago I shared with you 10 Game-Changing Technological Trends That Will Transform Tomorrow. In the sprit that more is better, and a different perspective is always welcome, I’d like to share with you IBM’s annual “5 in 5” series–5 predictions for the next…

Is FitBit the "Pager" of the Future?

Posted in Future, Futurist, Trends, Wearable Technology

I really enjoy my FitBit but as I continue to watch the progress being made in the field of wearable computing, I can’t help but think the FitBit (and FuelBand) will soon become this generation’s equivalent of the pager–simple, elegant and practical devices doomed to be replaced by ever more elegant, multi-functional wearable devices. Your…

Touch, Taste, See, Hear and Smell the Future

Posted in Future, Futurist, Health Care, Trends

In its annual “5 in 5” prediction, IBM says that by 2017, we will see the rise of cognitive computers — machines that can experience the world in a manner comparable to five senses. The video at the bottom of this post provides a brief description of “the rise of cognitive computing” but here are…

Give the Green-Light to Taxi Apps

Posted in Future, Futurist, Government, Social Media, Transportation, Trends

Last December, I published my annual list of predictions for the coming year. Number 9 on the list was “Networked Traffic” and I wrote: The labor union representing Munich taxi drivers will seek an injunction against the social networks claiming they enable individual drivers to act as taxi companies and should therefore be subject to…


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