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  1. A future controlled by Bitcoin

    Bitcoin and the surprising “disturbance in the force” that will upend our financial systems

      In 1984, Congressman Jack Kemp introduced the “Gold Standard Act of 1984.” At the time, many people found it inconceivable to have anything more stable than gold to serve as the basis for our economy. 32 years later, gold is losing its luster, and the emerging new kid on the block, Bitcoin, would have seemed like science fiction back in 1984. Today, we are seeing clear signs that Bitcoin i…Read More

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    Driverless Tech – 8 scenarios that show it to be the most disruptive technology in all history

    Driverless vehicles will be the most disruptive technology in all history. There may be more disruptive technologies on the horizon, but it is hard to imagine anything that will add more changes to our daily lives faster than this one. It will even be more disruptive than past innovations like the wheel, fire, electricity, filtered water, and sanitation systems because it will happen to more peop…Read More

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    Situational Futuring – The Secret Process for Understanding the Future Revealed

    A little over two years ago I mentioned a new anticipatory thinking tool I've developed called “situational futuring.” It helps me gain better insight into the world ahead. Until now I hadn't given too many details about how it worked or how to apply it, but I recently decided to reveal how the process works and how to apply it. While I've been very protective about the crazy brain games …Read More

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    Cracking the Code for the Future of Education

    This story started in 2012 when I was asked to speak at a TEDx event in Istanbul on the future of education. Several times throughout my talk I touched on the topic of teacherless education. After my presentation, I was approached by Cozi Namer, a Google executive who explained why teacherless education was so important to them. “Our team at Google is looking for ways to educate the people of A…Read More

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    42 Daunting Questions Facing the Future of both Intellectual Property and Personal Ownership

    At a recent International Copyright Technology Conference in Seoul, Korea, I gave a talk on the “Future of Intellectual Property.” Leading up to the event my research led me to conclude that today’s IP laws, systems, and processes are not designed to handle the issues we’ll be facing with technologies next wave. One example I used came from the highly publicized introduction of A.I. music…Read More

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    How Virtual Reality will Transform the Future of News

    The year is 2026. When the police arrested the couple for human trafficking, a news drone was able to slip through the door and get first hand footage of the squalors the young girls were being held in. The same drone that did a quick video sweep of the building was able to pause momentarily in the center of each room and stitch together an entire virtual environment for a different kind of news …Read More

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    “122 Things” you will be able to do in the library of the future that you can’t do today

    It all started with a conversation I had with the National Library of Greece a couple weeks ago. As they shared with me their plans for constructing a massive new National Library, a beautiful facility they hope to open next year, they started asking my thoughts on how to “future proof” their new facility. As I advised them to operate it more as a laboratory for future libraries, where their …Read More

  8. Transformative Tech Playbook

    The Transformative Tech Playbook – Eight Emerging Internet-Sized Opportunities

    When it comes to innovation it’s always hard to point to that exact moment when an invention, contribution, or individual caused the course of history to change. But there’s something about the right combination of ideas, technology, and personalities that creates a new force of nature. Most of it is driven by unsung heroes, slaving over a project or detail that virtually no one will ever kno…Read More

  9. Will we still like who we’re about to become?

    The Immortal Human: Do we truly understand the problem we’re trying to solve?

    Imagine what it will be like attending the Olympics in 2248. Men and women competing in their respective sports will range in age from 16 to 212. The oldest competitor is now in his 38th Olympic competition, and young people have complained for years how hard it is to break into some of the elite sports when old time veterans continued to strengthen their techniques and are addicted to the winner…Read More

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    72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don’t exist today

    How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago? The list is probably longer than you think. Prior to the iPhone coming out in 2007, we didn’t have smartphones with mobile apps, decent phone cameras for photos/videos, mobile maps, mobile weather, or even mobile shopping. None of the mobile apps we use today existed 10 years ago: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, I…Read More

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Testimonials

“Very Inspiring…”

Thanks again for your very inspiring presentation at the meeting in Feldafing last week. Very much enjoyed your thoughts.

Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, Executive Vice President - Siemens

“Wow!”

Thanks so much for presenting to the IIABA Trusted Choice Board yesterday.  Wow!  What a fun, scary, enlightening experience! 

Pamela Adams

Pamela Adams