Posts Tagged ‘future‘

Ross Dawson on The Future of News (video)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a presentation by TFA speaker Ross Dawson on The Future of News. From the person who created the Newspaper Extinction Timeline, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of news and what the future of

Transformation in fast-forward (guest post by Tim Cole)

There can be no doubt: The future of business will be digital. The Internet has wrought fundamental change over the past twenty-odd years, but that is nothing compared with the upheaval yet to come in the next twenty plus. Networks and intelligent systems will cause

Interview and Podcast with Rudy De Waele on The Future of Work

These days, everyone’s talking about digital transformation. It seems that everything that can be digitised is being digitised – this affects the workplace too. But what are the main technical trends that really matter? And what have HR professionals and executives got to do with

The Futures Agency YouTube Channel

Check out our new The Futures Agency Channel on Youtube. A selection of the best videos and interviews of our speakers, including Gerd Leonhard, Rohit Talwar, Glen Hiemstra, Ross Dawson, Yuri Van Geest, Rudy De Waele, Simon Torrance and many more. The channel is updated regularly

Interesting New Futurist Book: A Dangerous Master

We live in an age where a machine can target, shoot, and kill without the physical involvement of a human; guns can be printed in private homes; and supercomputers can conduct thousands of financial trades in milliseconds. From combat drones to nanotechnology, 3-D printers to

Fossil Fuels are clearly dead

Renewables are today on the verge of being price competitive with fossil fuels – and already are in many situations. So in 10 years, maybe just 5, it is a no-brainer that renewables will be significantly cheaper than fossil fuels in most places and will

Sustainability, the Soul of Technology

Check out Rudy de Waele’s presentation on “Sustainability, the Soul of Technology” at the Technology Ventures Conference in Cambridge, UK . Sustainability, the Soul of Technology from Rudy De Waele

Japan Using Robots to Fight Demographic Problems

Japan has faced two major challenges: a need for economic growth and a shortage of labour. Having one of the oldest populations in the world, Japan’s lack of workers and consumers are ever growing issues. However, Japanese firms seem to have finally responded to Abe’s

What is the Servitude Bubble?

I’m going to call it a Servitude Bubble. For the simple reason that it is largely based on creating armies of servants. You can call them whatever buzzwords you like — “tech-enabled always-on super-hustling freelance personal brand capitalists”. But the truth is simpler. The stuff of the

ESPN and the future of sports

The distributed future of content won’t resemble the model that made ESPN the richest network in the world. Although live sports will command large audiences for a long time, the right home for news and analysis probably won’t look like one site for 100 million