Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has kept the same message to Wall Street for 22 years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has kept the same message to Wall Street for 22 years

WHY THIS MATTER IN BRIEF In a time when most companies focus on the short term at the expense of the long term Bezos’ focus on the future shows what you can accomplish if you shun the status quo.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Accidentally using science fiction to predict and build dystopian futures

Accidentally using science fiction to predict and build dystopian futures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most sci-fi books and movies paint a dystopian view of the future, and it’s all too easy for people to get caught up in the moments and accidentally create those futures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Using science fiction as a means to predict and build utopian futures

Using science fiction as a means to predict and build utopian futures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sci-fi and the future are kindred cousins, and its no coincidence that one inspires the other.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most influential products of the 21st century...

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Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution and other factors have hidden consequences on everything from our health to the environment, and those consequences have costs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The “hidden cost” of our largely...

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Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A quality education not only benefits subsequent family generations but it also boosts earnings potential and helps reduce inequality.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been discussing the impact that education...

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How to be an Exponential Leader in an exponential world

How to be an Exponential Leader in an exponential world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is changing faster than at any other point in human history, and that change is accelerating. The change is also more complex and dynamic, with more threats and opportunities than ever before, and successfully navigating it requires a new form of leadership.  ...

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The Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst 2020 Edition, 2020 to 2070

The Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst 2020 Edition, 2020 to 2070

Technology is a blank slate, but when it is combined with human or machine based creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship it is a tool that can help us transform the world, and as new powerful emerging technologies become increasingly affordable and democratised our ability to transform culture, industry, and society, at...

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AI’s that can create and infinitely stream their own content are getting closer

AI’s that can create and infinitely stream their own content are getting closer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s get better at generating synthetic content, from art, games, and music, to imagery and videos, have you ever wondered what happens when they can stream unique, tailored content 24-7 365? No? Uh-Oh.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future...

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The Orbital Perspective and a promise of a better future for humanity

The Orbital Perspective and a promise of a better future for humanity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Have you ever wondered what humanity could achieve, the challenges we could all overcome, if we acted as one?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We all have moments of clarity...

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Exponential technologies feel like they’re accelerating because they are

Exponential technologies feel like they’re accelerating because they are

“While many people feel the rate of technological development is accelerating what they often miss is that this acceleration is also accelerating.”   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you ask an audience whether they think the global rate of change is faster today...

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How to think exponentially and think like a Futurist

How to think exponentially and think like a Futurist

“The future is widely misunderstood. Our ancestors expected it to be pretty much like their present, which had been pretty much like their past.”   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that we humans aren’t great predictors of the...

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Blockchain Autonomous Organisations, a new way to tackle corporate fuelled wealth inequality?

Blockchain Autonomous Organisations, a new way to tackle corporate fuelled wealth inequality?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Automation and the emergence of powerful, centralised platform companies are, arguably, helping fuel wealth inequality, could blockchain based distributed autonomous organisations be an answer?   Many people know that Blockchain is the pivotal technology behind all of today’s major cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, and while it...

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Infographic: The Future of Money

Infographic: The Future of Money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of money is an emotive topic but it can be characterised by being cashless, digital, and varied.   A little while ago at the iGaming Show in Amsterdam I was asked to present a keynote on “The Future of Money” and then, shortly...

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The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this opinion piece CEX.io takes a look at the Ethereum and cryptocurrency marketplace and offers their perspective on whether or not they think the bubble is about to burst   Never before has the saying “Nothing lasts forever” been more applicable. Eventually everything will...

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Building a blockchain based Flash Organisation; by Ken Bodnar

Building a blockchain based Flash Organisation; by Ken Bodnar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future work, and jobs, will be more fluid than they are today, driven by the rise of globalisation, hyper-connectivity and the “Gig economy” but noone has so far managed to create a Flash Organisation that works, one day though that will change…  ...

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Technology and the future of privacy

Technology and the future of privacy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In Millenia past privacy was considered to be a normal part of life but now it is increasingly becoming a privilege and a scarcity, and, if it is not guarded, or looked after wisely, one day it won’t exist at all.   I originally wrote...

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The future of jobs in a Machine World

The future of jobs in a Machine World

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all aware that technology is capable of replacing particular categories of jobs, but often those jobs “belong to someone else” and the impact on our own jobs is minimal. Today though new classes of emerging technologies, from artificial intelligence to machine vision are...

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Apple, emerging technology and the iPhone that could be

Apple, emerging technology and the iPhone that could be

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I take a look at the exciting Emerging Technologies that Apple could put into the next iPhone – but probably haven’t.   Today there are no fewer than ten multi trillion dollar trends coming down the line – from the Connected Home and the Internet of Everything to Autonomous Vehicles,...

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Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bots are disrupting businesses and industries by changing the way consumers buy products and services.   Take a good look at the people around you. If Governments and Academics are correct then the jobs of between a third to half of the people you’re looking...

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The future of jobs and education

The future of jobs and education

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and other Robo automation tools and technologies become increasingly proficient it is increasingly clear that more and more jobs will suffer the same fate – automation.   Life is a learning experience, or so they say. Broadly speaking educational activities can be split...

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