37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

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Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”

 

 

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Technological Unemployment and our Need for Micro Colleges

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.

 

 

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Top 10 Articles on ImpactLab.net

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The articles posted on the Impact Lab represent an unusual mix, all of which are oriented around future trends, future thinking, or recent innovations that may more may not alter the course of history.

With that in mind, here are the posts that caught most people’s attention over 2014.

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The technology-driven future will bring upheaval and opportunity

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Futurist Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey, executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute estimates that billions of jobs will disappear in the next 15 years due to the Internet of Things (IoT) and many associated technological advances, but these extreme and accelerating changes will also create many new industries and countless new jobs to replace those they’ve eliminated.

 

 

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Growing Bolder TV interview with Thomas Frey, one of the world’s top futurists

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Futurist Thomas Frey

If there’s one thing we all wonder about, it’s the future. Being able to predict the future would come in handy when it comes to running your business and your life.  Did you know you could turn to a futurist for answers? (Video)

 

 

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The future of transportation: How humans will reach an average speed of 250 mph

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Tube transportation – ET3

By Jared Lindzon: The average transportation speed of American citizens was 4 miles per hour in the year 1850. The primary mode of transportation then was a combination of walking and horse back.

 

 

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Cities using innovation and imagination in their infrastructure

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Louisville’s Big Four Bridge, built in 1895 and later known as “The Bridge to Nowhere,” reopened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic after a $30 million-plus renovation.

Ron Littlefield: Recently, I visited two cohort communities of the City Accelerator, a program sponsored in part by Governing, sister publication to Government Technology: Louisville and Nashville. I expect to be in the third city, Philadelphia, before the end of the year. The purpose of these visits is to meet face to face with the mayors and their principal innovation staff, to experience how their innovation efforts fit within the context of the community and to see how the City Accelerator project is affecting the overall climate for innovation. In simple terms, I want to sense the air of change and creativity in each place.

 

 

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