Machine Futuring vs. Computer Aided Futuring

The post below is a hasty collection of notes from a presentation for the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) which I was meant to share with Dr. Mike Jackson, Shaping Tomorrow’s Chairman. Unfortunately, I had some technical difficulties, and Mike had to give the whole presentation himself. I have posted these notes to provide the basic…

Computer Aided Futuring

Futuring refers to the formal methods used to explore the future. The internet has offered several ways to increase the ability for humans to gain insight on the future. Shaping Tomorrow’s new Forecast system, offers new technology to further increase the human capacity for understanding the future in a convenient and accelerated manner. Online research…

Questions About Our Gist Reports and Computer Aided Futuring

The response from our Gist reports has been greater than we expected, and we have received feedback from a variety of clients and colleagues. One client was very happy with our wearables Gist and the custom Gists we created for them in a similar style: “I found the wearables Gist very interesting and passed it around…

Reading data through your skin

MIT News has recently published a summary of research by Lynette Jones, a senior research scientist in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her field of research has a number of applications for the blind and deaf, but it could also one day allow the able bodied to read digital information on tactile displays using their…

The next step in virtual immersion

Last week, Shaping Tomorrow published my latest trend alert about immersive technologies, Expanding Immerive Experiences. In it, I detail a few of the devices on the very near term horizon that will provide a mainstream market with immersion in the digital and virtual world, much more than any currently available devices. All the products I researched…