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NEXT: The Future of Reading

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Reading

Reading is a very big deal in the state of Ohio…until Grade Three. State legislation says that students are required to be reading at grade level by the third grade, else there are dire consequences for schools, teachers and students. But then, after that benchmark has been reached, reading seems to disappear from everyone’s attention. There might […]

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Next: Will Artificial Intelligence Have Civil Rights?

David Staley David Staley Next: Will Artificial Intelligence Have Civil Rights?

I have written before about the Luddites and how autonomous intelligence might unleash a neo-Luddite movement. It would appear that day may have indeed arrived. There are reports from Arizona that autonomous vehicles are being vandalized. Since 2017, there have been almost two dozen acts of sabotage against driverless vehicles operated by Waymo in the […]

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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

  The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

In a digitally-driven society, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin describes the birth of a new economic system that can address climate change and create a more equitable and empathic world. A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a […]

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NEXT: A Market Where Data Creation is Paid Labor

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Market Where Data Creation is Paid Labor

I recently completed a six-month program with my insurance company where I implanted a device in my car that measured my driving habits. In exchange, based on the quality of my driving as measured by their metrics, I got a discount on my rate. (But I could have just as easily received no discount.) The […]

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NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

Sophia’s resume is indeed impressive. In addition to appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Sophia has appeared as a cover model in fashion magazines. She is a regular keynote speaker at high-powered conferences on the subject of artificial intelligence. She was named the world’s first United Nations Innovation Champion by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) […]

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Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

While the High Street stretch of the Short North has become very well known as ground zero for construction, there’s an even larger amount of new development occurring along the strip of North Fourth Street in Italian Village just two blocks east. Just a few short years ago, this street was best known for being […]

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NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

I was driving up Sawmill a few months back, allowing the retail stores, doctor’s offices, schools, child day care centers, apartments, and M/I Homes to glide by me. Although not exactly where I’d like to live, this part of Columbus is pleasant enough, perhaps a stereotypical suburban setting. As a futurist, I frequently rely upon […]

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