Posts Tagged ‘future‘

On the Edge of Automation (interview with Steve Jurvetson)

The great thing about Silicon Valley visionaries is that they are really good at thinking big about the future. Few of them are also taking the risk and invest their money in long-term technology ventures with a vision to transform business and society in a dramatic way. One

Bots are taking over Apps

Great insight by Beerud Sheth on TechCrunch in the “Forget Apps, Now The Bots Take Over” post: “Messaging apps are becoming the new platform, subsuming the role played by the mobile operating system. This is similar to the trend in the mid ‘90s, when the browser replaced the

How to turn the future green, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates plans to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments he is already making, but he’s doing it because he believes that the next half-decade will bring many breakthroughs that will help

We are data: the future of machine intelligence

“To be (data) or not to be (data)”, that’s the question we all ponder about facing an increasingly faster and data intense future. ‘The internet is going to do to us whatever it is going to do — and it’s far too late to stop it’

In the war of 2050, the robots call the shots

In April, thought leaders from the Defense Department, the U.S. Army Research Lab, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and national security thinkers across academia met for a two-week workshop on the next three and a half decades of war. The report they recently produced reads

Star Trek Economics

I grew up watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (easily the best of the Star Trek shows). There’s one big, obvious thing missing from the future society depicted in the program. No one is doing business. There is almost no one buying and selling, except

Are women better off in the age of robots and automation?

The age of the robot worker will be worse for men, the jobs that are least vulnerable to automation tend to be held by women. Interesting insight in this The Atlantic article on the jobs that will disappear in the coming age of robots, in which

Rohit Talwar on the Future of Business (video interview)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s an interview with  TFA speaker Rohit Talwar at WebTomorrow 2015 in Ghent, Belgium. In this interview, global futurist Rohit Talwar explores the social, scientific and technological developments shaping the evolution of the internet over the next decade. He