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NEXT: What Comes After Globalization?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What Comes After Globalization?

This weekend, Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, which sent sighs of relief in Brussels. Had Le Pen won, she would have certainly pulled France out of the European Union as the British voted to do last year. There would be little hope of the EU surviving the withdrawal of […]

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Next: Generation Z

David Staley David Staley Next: Generation Z

We barely had time, it seems, to prepare for the arrival of the Millennial generation, and now Generation Z is right on their heels. As a futurist, I am frequently asked to identify the characteristics of different generations. This is done for one of two reasons: either companies want to develop plans to better market […]

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NEXT: Mood-Sensing Technology & Reactive Media

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Mood-Sensing Technology & Reactive Media

Both of my boys read “Choose your own adventure” books when they were younger. You know these books, where you read a few pages, and then you are given a set of choices at the end of the page: “If you want to go through the door, turn to page 27” or “If you want […]

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NEXT: Automation and Bioengineering Will Drive the Future of Manufacturing

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Automation and Bioengineering Will Drive the Future of Manufacturing

The Columbus Idea Foundry provides a glimpse of the future of manufacturing.  The Idea Foundry is an expression of the “maker movement,” a renewed interest in things and objects, in making and manufacture, and in the skilled trades, which have been in decline over the past two generations. Manufacturing at the Idea Foundry is smaller […]

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NEXT: How will we mediate between computer and human generated decisions?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: How will we mediate between computer and human generated decisions?

The European Union has proposed a regulation that is being called a “right to explanation.” Neural networks employing deep learning algorithms have become particularly good at reading enormous data sets, identifying patterns in those data, and making accurate predictions and decisions based on those procedures. What is interesting, and a little chilling, is that while […]

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NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

The headline from the New York Times reads “How Stable Are Democracies? Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.” The Times was reporting about a study that will appear in the Journal of Democracy, and the conclusion of the authors looks particularly bleak. Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa were looking at data from the longitudinal World […]

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NEXT: The Future of Sleep

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Sleep

The Seattle Seahawks currently sit at 4-2-1, atop the NFC West standings. I wonder if part of the reason might be because the Seahawks get plenty of sleep. As a way to gain a competitive advantage, the Seahawks training staff has been tracking the players’ sleep habits, insisting that they get eight to nine hours […]

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