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NEXT: Does Privacy have a future?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Does Privacy have a future?

Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle describes a near-term future where the desire for privacy marks one as a sociopath. In the world Eggers describes, ubiquitous cameras, social media and other surveillance technologies mean that every action is observable by everyone on earth. Initially, wearable cameras that record a person’s every action are placed around politician’s necks, […]

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NEXT: What is the Future of the Suburbs?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What is the Future of the Suburbs?

On Friday February 26, I will be participating in a panel discussion sponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis asking the question “What is the future of suburbs?” and I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what I plan to say. I should start by saying that it is […]

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NEXT: Will Supercomputers Ever Deliver TED Talks?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Will Supercomputers Ever Deliver TED Talks?

If you haven’t seen Ken Jennings’s 2013 TEDxSeattleU talk, you owe it to yourself to watch. Jennings, you’ll remember, was the undisputed champion of Jeopardy, until he and Brad Rutter were roundly defeated by Watson, the massively parallel processing computer developed by IBM. Even more impressive than the way Deep Blue — another of IBM’s […]

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NEXT: Biology Will be the Next Tech Revolution

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Biology Will be the Next Tech Revolution

Layla Richards had an incurable form of leukemia, and doctors informed her parents on her first birthday that she would soon be dead. With nothing else to lose, her parents agreed to an aggressive form of gene therapy used previously only on mice. Layla was given a vial of genetically-engineered immune cells that targeted her […]

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Next: The Future of Football

David Staley David Staley Next: The Future of Football

Sorry this column is a little late this month… instead of writing, I was watching the Browns somehow pull off a miracle against the Ravens. #whyamiabrownsfan Anyway, my prediction this month is that the sport that now fills my fall weekends will look very different twenty years from now. First, football is joining baseball, basketball […]

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Next: The Baby Boomers Aren’t Done Yet

David Staley David Staley Next: The Baby Boomers Aren’t Done Yet

There are now 76 million Baby Boomers. The first wave of Baby Boomers recently reached the age of 70 and the trailing edge of that generation are now in their early 50s. Marketers like to concentrate their attentions on the 18-35 year old Millennial demographic, but the Boomers continue to wield a lot of economic […]

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Next: What Will Columbus Look Like in 2044?

David Staley David Staley Next: What Will Columbus Look Like in 2044?

The June 18 Columbus Futurists monthly forum will explore the future of Columbus in 2044, the trends that will shape the city and our visions for what the city will look like in thirty years. Here’s one of the ideas I will suggest: The city of Barcelona has a Deputy Mayor for Culture, Knowledge, Creativity […]

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