In this livestream we are joined by Warren Lafountain to discuss Futurism and Futurist topics.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Self-driving Cars
Futurism is not about predicting the future: It is about reducing uncertainty by engaging discussions about unpredictable outcomes. We all know that disruptive change will come, but how should be treat it? What value can be derived by speculating about the future? What methods can serve us well in reducing uncertainty?
Rule 1: Forget about Predictions
Rule #1 of Futures Thinking is forget about predictions. Futures Thinking is about reducing uncertainty, and building readiness for an uncertain future. By exploring our goals, desires, and beliefs about the future we can uncover patterns, recognize signals of disruption, and promote readiness.
Futurism and Futures Thinking
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Webb, A. [Mar 11, 2020]. How Futurists Cope with Uncertainty. The Startup. https://medium.com/swlh/how-futurists-cope-with-uncertainty-a4fbdff4b8c6
No Author. [Aug, 2019]. The Axes of Uncertainty. Future Today Institute. https://futuretodayinstitute.com/mu_uploads/2019/08/FTI_Axes.pdf
Molteni, M., Huckins, G. [Aug 1, 2020]. The WIRED Guide to Cripr. Wired Magazine. https://www.wired.com/story/wired-guide-to-crispr/
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Decision Intelligence / Decision Science
Kozyrkov, C. [Mar 19, 2020]. What does uncertainty mean. Towards Data Science. https://towardsdatascience.com/introduction-to-decision-intelligence-5d147ddab767
Kozyrkov, C. [Aug 2, 2019]. Introduction to Decision Intelligence. Towards Data Science. https://towardsdatascience.com/introduction-to-decision-intelligence-5d147ddab767
Dowsett, C. [Jan 24, 2019]. Data Science vs Decision Science. Towards Data Science. https://towardsdatascience.com/data-science-vs-decision-science-8f8d53ce25da