In this livestream we are joined by Warren Lafountain to discuss Futurism and Futurist topics.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Self-driving Cars
  • Blockchain

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?

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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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Machine Learning

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Decision Intelligence / Decision Science

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Dowsett, C. [Jan 24, 2019]. Data Science vs Decision Science. Towards Data Science.


Engines of Creation 2.0: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

The Foresight Institute


Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again

Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over the Edge