12 world changing predictions for 2014

The world will look very different a year from now.

It is never easy forecasting the future. We are living in a world in which the pace of innovation and scientific discovery makes reality seem more and more like science fiction. In the next year, those lines will get even more blurred: Think electronic pills that beam your vitals to your doctor, a drone swooping from the sky to save lives in a disaster, or even a fundamental rethinking of how businesses relate to society.


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Top 13 ‘Futurist Speaker’ Columns in 2013

Futurist Thomas Frey: 2013 has been a year of considerable change for both me and the rest of our team at the DaVinci Institute. While most of what you see here on Futurist Speaker is about my research, thinking, and philosophy on the future, I thought this might be a good time to step back and fill you in on the people behind everything you’re reading.



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IBM unveils top 5 technology predictions for the next 5 years

This year’s ideas are based on the fact that everything will learn.

IBM reveals its five big innovation predictions that will change our lives within five years. This is the eighth year now that IBM has made predictions about technology, and this year’s prognostications are sure to get people talking.


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33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

Futurist Thomas Frey: Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history.

By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on an activity that hasn’t been invented yet.


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10 technology predictions for 2014

How will technology play out in 2014?

Silicon Valley may again need to watch out for Microsoft, cheap smartphones will hit markets, and the Edward Snowden revelations will launch the Year of Encryption. Those are a few predictions from Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service newsletter, long a must-read for industry leaders and venture capitalists, and host of Future in Review, an annual gathering for tech leaders, investors, and policymakers The Economist called “the best technology conference in the world.”



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Just how far out is Thomas Frey?

Futurist Thomas Frey

How many times a day do you hear someone use the term “going forward”?

As businesses travel farther into the 21st century, leaders continue to target building better workplaces, retaining staff and reducing overheads – but how often do companies actually get it right?



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Isaac Asimov correctly predicted 2014 technology in 1964

Isaac Asimov

When the 1964 World’s Fair was hosted in New York City, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, Isaac Asimov, took the opportunity to wonder what the world would look like 50 years from then –  assuming the world survived the nuclear threats of the Cold War.Writing in The New York Times, Asimov imagined a world that you might partly recognize today, a world where:


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Personalized web is transforming our relationship with technology

Google Now has a near-magical ability to anticipate the information you’ll need throughout a day.

Social media sites already add a personal layer to our online experience.  Next-generation web services now tapping the power of the cloud and massive data sets to bring us a new level of personalization in recommendations and behavioral predictions.



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Top 10 worst technology predictions of all time

“Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems.” — Marty Cooper, inventor (1981)

Bold predictions abound in the tech world.  Some try to make educated guesses about where technology is headed.  Others prognosticate in reaction to disruptive technologies that could boost (or threaten) their business.



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Top 7 predictions for future healthcare technology

The opportunities at the intersection of health and technology will enable humanity to create health and wealth on a global scale.

Innovative technologies are going to transform healthcare in the future. They will change how we give and receive care and, ultimately, make the world a happier and healthier place to live.  Here are seven predictions about where healthcare is headed:



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Happy Birthday! The futurist movement turns 104

The futurist … Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

Don’t forget to wish any futurists you see today a happy anniversary.  February 20th is the movement’s birthday.  On this date in 1909 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian poet, technophile, and promoter of the arts, had his The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism published on the front page of Le Figaro.




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