The Future Of Everything

By David Kish | Prognostications on the disruption of industries. #future

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Autonomous Vehicles: An Interview with Chunka Mui

The convergence that is steering our emerging future manifests itself through a number of scenarios that drive multiple paradigm shifts. As the …

Innovation

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered, no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

eCommerce

The four pillars of a decentralized society | Johann Gevers | TEDxZug

Where is technology taking the economy?

We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era—a …

Economics

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

This article is part of the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils.<p><i>For more information watch the What If: Privacy Becomes a Luxury Good?</i> …

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

Erik Birkeneder Contributor<p>Erik Birkeneder is an intellectual property attorney at Nixon Peabody focused on digital health and medical device companies.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The healing power of AI<p>When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an …

Digital Health

Reaping What We Compute: The Future of Technology in Agriculture

A trip to a modern American farm employing precision agriculture techniques would likely impress even the most discerning gadget enthusiasts: self-driving tractors, mobile command centers of tablet computers constantly beaming information to the cloud for analysis and real-time decision making, …

We may soon charge devices by harnessing electricity from our bloodstream

Inner Space Hydropower<p>It’s a truly modern experience: losing battery power on your mobile device and searching desperately for a source of …

Hydroelectric Power

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

Comment on 13 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down by Micky Allen

As always these discussions assume that the civilized world only exists in North America.World population is 7 billion people, the USA, Europe and …

Autonomous Cars

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field.<p>With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do …

Drones

The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

<i>What according to you is the future of MOOCs? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Deepak Mehta, long time student, on Quora:</b><p>I think MOOCs are the future. There are many inherent …

Online Education

A new kind of doctor's office that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance could lead to much cheaper prescriptions

For one of Dr. John Burrell's new patients, a six-month supply of a drug fell from $120 to $20.<p>That's because Burrell, who runs a primary-care office in Columbia, South Carolina, manages to charge his patients wholesale prices.<p>Burrell runs a direct primary-care practice. Instead of accepting …

Health Care

Why Automation Could Soon Be Coming to a Restaurant Near You

With President Trump now in office, automation has taken center stage in the employment debate.<p>Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. have declined steadily over the last generation, largely due to automation, and now new technology is threatening the jobs of millions of other Americans. Self-driving …

Three Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Advertising | Inc.com

New communication technology --including social media, wearables, virtual reality -- is turning the advertising industry upside down.<p>Consumer behavior is shifting rapidly towards these new modes of communication -- and the advertising industry is following suit. In 2017, digital advertising is …

Digital Advertising

Time for insurance companies to face digital reality

Regulation, product complexity, and insurers’ large balance sheets have kept digital attackers from insurers’ gates. That is changing, but in ways …

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Blade Runner

Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care

Technology is changing every industry in significant ways. To help frame how, I’m starting a new series discussing top trends in various markets. First up: health care.<p>No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart …

Digital Health

Hyperloop One shows first photos of its desert test loop

They're building a tube in the desert.<p>After some delays, lots of controversy and maybe a little concern about the longevity of the enterprise, …

Artificial intelligence, the tech revolution and the future of consulting

If you want to know the future of business consulting, just look to the firms and universities at the forefront of a revolution in technology and a …

Forget Obamacare — AI is driving the real health care transformation

The Washington fight over the future of Obamacare will have enormous repercussions for our health care system, which now accounts for nearly 18 percent of the U.S. economy. But that impact pales before the transformation already underway due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine …

ICYMI: Ford's Autolivery is the future of delivery

Today on In Case You Missed It: Ford used virtual reality to demo its "Autolivery" concept service at Mobile World Congress. The package delivery system of the future would consist of a self-driving van and a drone working together to deliver parcels and orders right to your door -- even if your …

Tesla is already showing how the insurance industry will be disrupted by self-driving cars

Tesla just became the first automaker to truly show how the insurance industry is bound to change as self-driving cars hit the road.<p>Tesla has quietly been selling car insurance with its vehicles in Asia as part of its vision to one day include insurance in the final price of its vehicles. The move …

Autonomous Cars

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

eCommerce

The impact of voice-activated virtual assistants on retail

2016 saw an incredible rise in connected home devices, specifically Amazon Echo (8 million devices sold) and Google Home devices. Prior to that, Siri made adding an event to your calendar or quickly looking up the weather as easy as a simple push of a button on your smart phone.<p>At what point does …

The Future Of The Digital Supply Chain | Articles | Chief Supply Chain Officer

Traditionally, supply chains were simple; the transportation of goods from A to B, with cost efficiency as a key performance factor. However, …

Is Using VR Technology to Meet Your Baby Before it's Born the Future of Ultrasound?

One father-to-be's mission to find out<p>Here's a serious question for parents-to-be: Do you find yourselves becoming increasingly frustrated that you …

Pregnancy

11 Trends Shaping The Future Of Retail

I took this picture in 2016 at Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo, California. This used to be a Sears department store originally opened in 1952. While Sears is still alive and kicking, it’s sad to see so many once celebrated brands slowly deteriorate and/or then suddenly crumble. I call this the new …

Customer Experience