Tag Archive | Future

How to Spot the Future | Epicenter

by Thomas Goetz, Wired Magazine, April 24, 2012

So how do we spot the future—and how might you? The seven rules that follow are not a bad place to start. They are the principles that underlie many of our contemporary innovations. Odds are that any story in our pages, any idea we deem potentially transformative, any trend we think has legs, draws on one or more of these core principles. They have played a major part in creating the world we see today. And they’ll be the forces behind the world we’ll be living in tomorrow. …

For full text of the article, visit How to Spot the Future | Epicenter | Wired.com.

Predicting the Future of Global Geospatial Information Management

by Patrick Meier, iRevolution Blog, Posted on April 25, 2012

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Information Management (GGIM) recently organized a meeting of thought-leaders and visionaries in the geo-spatial world to identify the future of this space over the next 5-10 years. These experts came up with some 80+ individual predictions.

For a summary of this report, visit Predicting the Future of Global Geospatial Information Management | iRevolution. The full set of predictions on the future of global geospatial information management is available here as a PDF.

Human Plus Machine: A Winning Partnership | Institute For The Future

by Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future, September 1, 2011

As we forecast in last year’s Technology Horizons research, the next ten years will see smart machines entering virtually every domain of our lives: assisting doctors during surgery, fighting on battlefields, building things in factories, and assisting in classrooms, nursing homes, and offices. As machines augment and replace humans in various tasks, their largest impact may be less obvious: their presence among us will change how we see ourselves, forcing us to confront the fundamental question of what we humans are uniquely good at. What is our competitive advantage, and where is our place alongside these machines?

For full text of the article, visit Human Plus Machine: A Winning Partnership | Institute For The Future.

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