Archive for November, 2011

What comes after Siri? A web that talks back.

Found on GigaOm, by Stacey Higginbotham: “Siri may be the hottest personal assistant since I Dream of Jeannie, but Apple’s artificial intelligence is only the tip of the iceberg as we combine ubiquitous connectivity, sensor networks, big data and new methods of AI and programming

How to see future trends on the Web – in Charts and Graphics

By Glen Hiemstra | November 16th, 2011 Using sophisticated graphics to illustrate complex ideas (or simple ones) on the Web is a growing trend. iChart is one of the enterprises offering “interactive web charts” that you can post, and more importantly can create to make a point

Award Nominations 2012: Gerd Leonhard

Please vote for TFA CEO and Futurist Gerd Leonhard, who is nominated in the category Technology / Futurists at the Speakers Platform Awared 2012.List of 2011 Honorées here.

TeleMedia Futures: Keynote Speaker and Futurist Gerd Leonhard Talk at Total Telecom London 2011 (by gleonhard): Perspective: Making the most of content opportunity Should operators extend their skills into content? Do operators want to be content providers or look at partnerships with content providers? What

How governments research and communicate about the future

TFA Partner Ross Dawson blogged a few days ago: “Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing that they have a responsibility for structured thought and research about the future, both to shape their own initiatives, and to assist companies and institutions in the nation to

Retail and the Long-Term Future

By Glen Hiemstra | November 15th, 2011 Last week I had the opportunity to make several presentations at the headquarters of a large American retailer. I was tasked with making the case for the value of injecting longer-range thinking into the regular planning cycle and


“Google knows it. Viacom knows it. The Chamber of Commerce knows it. Internet democracy groups know it. BoingBoing knows it. But, the Internet hasn’t been told yet — we’re going to get blown away by the end of the year. The worst bill in Internet

Riffing on Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl,” “Yelp” is the result of Tiffany Shlain and her cowriter/husband Ken Goldberg reflecting on their dependency on technology. As Shlain puts it, “I was really feeling like I needed to take one day of the week off from technology.

Welcome to our Network: Jo Caudron

The Futures Agency welcomes Jo Caudron as new member of our network. Jo is a visionary and strategist in digital innovation, an author and inspiring speaker. The CEO of DearMedia is based in Belgium and speaks about Media Innovation, Fixing the Media, Connected Radio &