DaVinci Institute – Futurist Speaker

Don't Get Blindsided By The Future


  1. How Google Glass will Disrupt the Hearing Aid Industry?

    Hearing aids are for old people. At least that’s what I thought when I was young and invincible attending rock concerts far louder than they should have been. Even though I still have most of my hearing relatively intact, I’m also part of the aging baby boom generation whose sheer size is already beginning to tax the limits of today’s healthcare systems. People over the age of 65 typicall…Read More

  2. Downloadable Personalities for Your Computer

    Fifteen years ago in an article I wrote for The Futurist Magazine, I made the prediction that once we had talking computers, we would soon have downloadable personalities to create a more human-like experience. I went on to suggest that most of us would actually download multiple personalities so we could interact with the right persona at any given moment. Machine-like voices tend to grate on us…Read More

  3. Monitoring People from Space: The Good the Bad, and the Ugly

    In the late 1980s, I was an engineer working as part of an IBM team to build a mobile satellite command and control center for monitoring missile launches from space. This contract was part of Regan’s “Star Wars” missile defense system. Whenever a missile is launched, the heat plume coming out of the back of the rocket produces a distinct heat signature instantly detectable by satellites wi…Read More

  4. Piercing the Field of Knowability

    “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it” – Albert Einstein As a futurist, I’ve always been interested in our relationship with the future. But lately I’ve become obsessed with understanding more about the dividing line between the present and the future. I constantly find myself asking questions like, “when does the future end and the present begin?” and …Read More

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You were fanstastic

Thank you Thomas for a wonderful event!  You were fantastic, the presentation was fantastic and I heard nothing but rave comments.

Tim Gomes, Topaz Lighting and Electric

You were a real hit…

Thank you for being such an incredible speaker and discussion leader for us all yesterday evening.  The feedback last night and throughout this morning has been phenomenal. Our attendees tend to be very smart, discerning and very critical – and you were a real hit with all of them. That’s quite the accomplishment!

Maggie Fouquet President, IBCircle