1. Capturing Real Human Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence in the past has been a top-down exercise of simulating the actions and behaviors of people. Given the wide range of decision-making processes that the average person uses in their day to day activities, the problem-sets that needed to be solved in order to replicate all of the possibilities became staggeringly impossible. However, the online world has given us insight into …Read More

  2. Why Do We Fear the Future?

    Artwork by Patrick Turner   From Futurama to Prey, our view of the world ahead has become tainted with dismal prospects for a positive future By Thomas Frey, Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute Few of the science fiction buffs watching reruns of Matt Groening's now-defunct cartoon classic Futurama have any idea the name of the show was coined half a century earlier for…Read More

  3. Death to the Gatekeepers

    A new generation of freedom-loving entrepreneurs have made it their mission to circumvent gatekeepers By Thomas Frey, Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute Recently a decision was made to allow people in 12 South American nations to travel from country to country without visas. Much like the efficiencies gained from a similar decision in the European Union, these countrie…Read More

  4. The Future of Education

    The pace of change is mandating that we produce a faster, smarter, better grade of human being. Current systems are preventing that from happening. Future education system will be unleashed with the advent of a standardized rapid courseware-builder and a single point global distribution system. "Education is now the number one economic priority in today's global economy." - John Naisbitt, Author o…Read More

  5. The Innovation Crisis

    We have reached an innovation crisis. Innovation has been squeezed out of our world much like juice out of an orange as its being forced into a juicer. During the past three years the United States has lost its competitive edge. Our dismal economy has forced the failure of many emerging technologies. Without these new technologies to rally around, the rest of the world has caught up. The rest of t…Read More