The latest crazy prediction for the future by MIT Media Lab founder

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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab.

In 1984, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, delivered his first TED talk and, “with surprising accuracy,” made five predictions for the future. Of course, 30 years ago, naysayers argued sensory computing wasn’t the future; people would never use their fingers as some alternative stylus. (Video)

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Top 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025

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What if these predictions were become realities in 10 years?

Foresight is the human capacity to think ahead, consider and respond to future eventualities. This is usually an unconscious individual thinking process. But in a fast changing environment it is essential for your organization once in a while to broaden it’s perspective, look ahead and consider new paths for the future.

 

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3 predictions by Vinod Khosla for the future of health

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

VC and legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Vinod Khosla, has predicted the future of health. In essence, he has said, our medical lives will become increasingly automated, with ultra-intelligent systems prescribing fine-grain recommendations to nurse us back to health.

 

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Here’s what Americans think technology will look like in 50 years

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Americans surveyed believe that the next fifty years we’ll see the custom creation of transplantable organs, and computer-developed art, music and novels rivaling human talent.

Over the past 50 years, Americans have witnessed the first man walk on the moon, the birth of the Internet and cellphones, large and small and large again. What will the future of technology and science hold in the next 50 years?

 

 

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no fewer than 1,000 people in line ahead of me.

 

 

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Experts predict what education will look like in 2025

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This month, the Web is 25 years old. If you think about it, it’s quite astounding how entwined with and dependent our lives are on the internet.  Pew Research published a weighty report this week in honor of the Web’s anniversary, Digital Life in 2025. The results are thought-provoking, even controversial.

 

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Passing the Fortune Cookie Test

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Yesterday my wife Deb and I had lunch at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, and afterwards we’re given the typical fortune cookies that come with the bill. Jokingly I broke open the first one and asked, “I wonder if it’d be possible to create a real fortune sometime in the future and put it into these cookies?”

 

 

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Science fiction writers are really good at predicting the future

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Arthur C. Clarke predicted the iPad and online newspapers in 1968.

Arthur C. Clarke declared in 1964, “trying to predict the future is a discouraging and hazardous occupation,” and yet he got it astoundingly right in his own predictions, including his 1968 vision for the iPad. Isaac Asimov predicted online education, Douglas Adams predicted ebooks, Ray Bradbury predicted that we would reach Mars (though, so far, we’ve only done so with robotic extensions of ourselves), and Jules Verne envisioned the hi-tech Nautilus “at a time when even a can-opener [was] considered an exciting new concept.” In fact, science-fiction authors have a formidable track record of predicting the future — but why? (Video)

 

 

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Creating the God Globe

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Futurist Thomas Frey: In 1998, a column I wrote for The Futurist Magazine took issue with the state of computer displays. Viewing the vast and growing Internet through a little square box on our desk was, in my opinion, the equivalent of watching a baseball game through a knothole.

 

 

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A sneak peek at the future with futurist Thomas Frey

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Lifetree Cafe explores the trends that will affect how we live in the future. The program, titled “News From the Future: A Futurist Gives a Sneak Peek,” features a filmed interview with Thomas Frey, senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute.

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Top 10 predictions for Bitcoin in 2014

The use of Bitcoin will evolve beyond ‘store of value’ or ‘transactions’

There was a lot of speculation and excitement about Bitcoin in 2013. A good way to start 2014 is with a list of predictions for Bitcoin. These predictions are based on growth patterns of similar networks, the traction in various ecosystem activities last year, and conversations with various Bitcoin enthusiasts.

 

 

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Discover the Hidden Patterns of Tomorrow with Futurist Thomas Frey
Unlock Your Potential, Ignite Your Success.

By delving into the futuring techniques of Futurist Thomas Frey, you’ll embark on an enlightening journey.

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