Future Friday: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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Future Friday: Robots are not coming all that quick

We have all heard stories and news reports of robots replacing or displacing workers. Companies are developing driverless cars at what seems a rapid pace. Technology seems fated to give us all large amounts of “leisure” time aka unemployment. The prognostications, however, are not occurring at the pace many people expected. Companies are not adopting …

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From the Archive: The biggest megatrend for the next decade

I published this earlier this year. As we head into another year I thought I would replay it. A megatrend is a large trend that deals with large-scale change. As I wrote in Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends? “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, …

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Future Friday: Will the daily commute always be there?

I do a webinar on the subject of telecommuting, where I extol the virtues of telecommuting. At one time telecommuting seemed to be the major trend of the “future of work.” However, with recent moves by IBM, Yahoo, Honeywell and Aetna to make employees come back to the office, one might wonder if telecommuting will …

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Future Friday: Robots are becoming more adept at reading human signals

Humans use a tremendous amount of non-verbal cues in their interactions with each other. The direction someone is looking or the lean of a body may indicate whether the person is going to walk to the left of you or the right.  Up until now robots were not adept at reading and adapting to these …

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From the Archives- Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

I am on vacation therefore I have reached back into the archives to bring you an interesting post with important information. This was originally posted on May 23, 2014. Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a …

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Future Friday: What is the value in being an HR futurist?

I read an article in Fast Company online, written by serial entrepreneur Faisal Hoque, where he outlines the Four Questions to Turn Everyone in Your Company into a Futurist.  Having myself written Seven Steps to becoming a practical HR Futurist, I naturally read Hoque’s article. He says that by getting people to think of the …

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Future Friday: Can you develop the skill of envisioning the future?

On the way to work have you ever thought about a conversation you are going to have later in the day? You thought about how it would likely go, but then also thought of another direction or two the conversation could take? If you have then you have the beginning skill of what it takes …

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Future Friday: How do you plan for jobs that don’t yet exist?

I came across an interesting article entitled Check out these 10 jobs of the future written by Gordon Hunt for the website SiliconRepublic. He talked about the report put out by Microsoft and The Future Laboratory. Both were an interesting read. All 10 of these jobs are conjectured to be jobs of the future, some …

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Dramatic Predictions for the year 2030

A version of this post was published at this time last year. Since the year 2030 is now a year closer I thought I would republish this in order to get you thinking ahead. The next 15 years will go faster than you think and some of these predictions may come to be prior to …

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