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Glen Hiemstra - Futurist Speaker, Consultant and Author

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Futurist.com is an international consultancy focused on long-range future trends and on strategies and techniques for shaping the preferred future. Our commitment is to a greater understanding of and enthusiasm about the future and future-related subjects.


Think Like a Futurist to Be Prepared for the Totally Unexpected

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The art and science of futuring is fast becoming a necessary skill, where we read signals, see trends and ruthlessly test our own assumptions.


This futurist isn't scared of AI stealing your job. Here's why

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Technology has always been a double-edged sword, since fire kept us warm but burned down our houses. It's very clear that overall human life has gotten better, although technology amplifies both our creative and destructive impulses. A lot of people think things are getting worse, partly because that's actually an evolutionary adaptation: It's very important for your survival to be sensitive to bad news. A little rustling in the leaves may be a predator, and you better pay attention to that. All of these technologies are a risk.


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You can give teachers all the fancy tech in the world, but if you don't give them more time/money then none of these gadgets get used. Can you see a group of teachers (already overworked) sitting around analyzing data from facial recognition patterns?


A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn't real about AI in movies

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Jay Iorio, futurist and Innovations Director for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, joins us to talk about artificial intelligence on screen. Could we really fall in love with Her? Are Westworld's'reveries' within reach? How does a Terminator know what's funny?