The Future

User interface designers are horrified by Hawaii’s missile alert system

Here’s how UX experts say Hawaii could improve its interface and prevent mass panic.<p>When an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency …

Jack Nicholson

Pyramid schemes target Snapchat teens

Snapchatters have discovered pyramid schemes, and it’s going just as well as you’d expect.<p>There is a new meme spreading around Snapchat, and it …

Technology

Conspiracy theory: These accidental missile alerts aren’t actually accidents

World governments are doing trial runs on their own citizens. I swear to god.<p>On Saturday, residents of Hawaii were on the receiving end of a …

North Korea

This is where all the unemployed lawyers go to cry

The “Vale of Tears” is an epic thread on the Top-Law-Schools forum that chronicles the lawyer unemployment crisis.<p>If you’re a lawyer or law student, …

American Bar Association

Future of food? There’s an app for that. How algorithms and the Internet of things might change cooking

<i>Guests participate in the Korean Cuisine Master Class hosted by Atoboy at the Institute of Culinary Education on October 15, 2017 in New York City.;</i> …

Nonprofits

Hyperconvergence paves way to Safelite's digital future

For many organizations, modernizing legacy IT is an essential first step toward digital transformation.<p>Enter Safelite Group as exhibit A. While …

Research Report: Constellation's Futurist Framework (PESTEL) - The Political Outlook Pre @Davos #WEF18

2018 Davos Focuses On Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World<p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off January 23rd to 26th in Davos-Klosters, …

Innovation

You should really join your town’s local Facebook group

Where else can you track down a lost bag of pork chops?<p>After a recent snowstorm, a post appeared in my hometown neighborhood’s Facebook group. A …

Facebook

The popularity of Microsoft Surface is the least realistic thing on television

The hybrid tablet/laptop device has seemingly replaced all computers in the alternate universe of Hollywood.<p>In the first episode of the first season …

TV

Facebook killing news is the best thing that ever happened to news

The end of the beginning. Finally!<p>On January 12, Facebook announced that it would begin to de-prioritize news publishers and their stories in users’ …

Fortune 500

Plastic waste is visible, but 'natural capital' such as bees makes more difference to a sustainable future

The UK government’s pledge “to make ours the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it” is laudable, but it will …

Sustainability

Futurist Gray Scott - Futuristic Now INTRO

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power.<p>Yet, while tech giants give us access to …

Bitcoin

LEW SICHELMAN: Home trends of the near future

What will houses look like, and live like, a decade from now?<p>New Atlas (formerly Gizmag), a science and technology website, recently put that …

Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers

Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology …

Quantum Mechanics

What Will Workplace Technology Look Like in 5 Years?

“The Future If,” is a global community of business leaders, authors and futurists who explore what our future can look like IF certain technologies, …

Innovation

How Google may be jeopardizing African-American literature websites

The search engine keeps making websites redundant by providing answers to queries directly on Google.com.<p>Troy Johnson started The African American …

Search

IFTF's The Future Presents: A Conversation with Anya Kamenetz

<b>Friday, February 9, 12:00-1:30pm</b><br>Institute for the Future<br>201 Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto, CA <b><br>RSVP Required</b><p><b>Join the conversation between Anya Kamenetz,</b> …

Education

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

The billion dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare you should be watching in 2018

There was no shortage in healthcare and biotech startup funding in 2017.<p>By the end of 2017, a new crop of unicorns were born, while others increased their billion-dollar+ valuations.<p>From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, here are the …

Business

Terrifying four-legged robotic ‘praying mantis’ unveiled at CES 2018 is the stuff of nightmares

It’s faster and taller than a human with a name inspired by one of the most famous predators in the insect kingdom.<p>So you’d be forgiven for feeling …

Robots

Aliens, autonomous cars, and AI: This is the world of 2118

Learning From the Past<p>Humans are naturally inclined to think towards the future. We find ourselves wondering about the next steps in our lives, …

Paris Climate Agreement

What is the future of tech? A discussion with Ina Fried of Axios

Subscribe<p>Sign up for our newsletter to not miss out on tomorrow’s game-changers for your industry.<p>What is the future of tech? A discussion with Ina …

Journalism School

The Key To Future Success for REFERRAL-BASED-LOCAL Loan Officers by Futurist Steve Brown

Are scammers invading Dogecoin again?

The whimsical joke currency and its trusting community have attracted predators in the past.<p>Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that started as a gag based on …

Cryptocurrency

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

Artificial Intelligence

A new AI that detects "deception" may bring an end to lying as we know it

An AI That Detects Deception<p>Being able to tell when a person is lying is an important part of everyday life, but it’s even more crucial in a …

Psychology

TVs of CES 2018

LG Display 65-inch 4K OLED TV<p>LG 2018 W8 OLED TV<p>Samsung 2018 LCD<p>Samsung's The Wall<p>Samsung 85-inch 8K Q9S<p>Sony X900F LCD<p>Sony 2018 A8F OLED<p>Hisense laser TV<p>TCL 6 series<p>Nvidia BFGD 65-inch 4K HDR monitor

CES

Why You Need to Develop the Mindset of a Futurist

<b>By Stephen Dupont, APR</b><p><i>The future is now — why marketing and communications professionals need to develop the mindset of a futurist to drive momentum</i> …

Singularity

Institute For the Future and SecondMuse Join Forces to Understand How VR, Gamification Can Create Positive Behavior Change

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is bringing 50 years of strategic foresight experience to Legends, SecondMuse’s immersive storytelling and educational project in the South Pacific. Together with local health and nutrition experts in Tonga and Fiji, innovators will be using cutting-edge …

Innovation