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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…

Listen Up Carefully: You Can Hear the Future of Manufacturing

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

In my latest book, Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow, I devote an entire chapter to how 3D printing will transform not only the manufacturing sector but everyday life. To understand how rapidly 3D printing is advancing, consider just these three unrelated developments from the world of music: 1. Bloomberg News is…

Fast Tracking Economic Development

Posted in Economy, Education, Future, Futurist, Trends

Yesterday, I was in Indianapolis speaking to economic development officials at the National Rural Economic Development Association’s (NREDA) annual meeting. One of the many growing trends I encouraged them to consider was the possibility of an exponentially more powerful Internet. Next week, Google will be unveiling “Google Fiber” in Kansas City. It promises Internet 100…

10 Ways Google's "Project Glass" Might Change Things

Posted in Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Innovation, Internet/Information Tech, Retail/Marketing, Telecommunications, Trends

As I wrote in an earlier post, Google is only 13 years old; Facebook is a mere 8 years old; and the iPhone just turned five. Each has impacted the world in some surprising and unexpected ways. From my perspective as a futurist, Google’s “Project Glass” (which offers enhanced augmented reality as well as the…


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