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The path towards Science 2.0

The path towards Science 2.0

February 24, 2021

Jean-Claude Burgelman, Professor of Open Science Policy at the Free University of Brussels, interviewed by host Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Impact of Digital on Science. JC Burgelman’s career spans the EU, foresight, Media, and tech assessment. We discuss the role of foresight in EU policy. What are the big challenges? Fallout of COVID has compelled science from closed to open, from premium to collaborative. Is a 5th revolution in science irreversible? What has been learned? We talk about how the business model is shifting from articles to data and touch on next decade’s science and publishing.

My takeaway is that data is the new oxygen and science is opening up. How quickly will it happen? Quicker than you would think. Yet, proprietary publishing models still have some gas in the tank and don't misunderstand that with open science everything will somehow be free. Scientific institutions, teams of scientists, and perhaps even individual scientists, will, rather, be able to price themselves more accurately. There might be a bigger discrepancy between good science and bad science, and perhaps less of the latter.

Having listened to this episode, check out Frontiers Policy Lab as well as Jean-Claude Burgelman's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 22 The Future of Engineering Education, episode 51 on AI for learning, or episode 55 AI for Medicine.

 

 

The Future of Digital Health AI

The Future of Digital Health AI

February 15, 2021

Catherine Havasi, CEO and co-founder, Dalang Health, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Patient experience. Telehealth. Personalizing digital health. The AI space (ConceptNet, crowdsourcing for AI, word embeddings, transfer learning, multilingual natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning, federated learning). Chronic Disease Management. Exciting applications (health coaching, telehealth, mHealth, chatbots, agent assist, augmentation, scaling personalization, digital characters, animation, avatars). Perspectives on the future.

The takeaway is that  Digital Health AI must emerge but only when we are sure the software truly works. For now, what we have is scattered machine learning applications that approximate meaning and compute fairly mindlessly. Hyperpersonalized health will indeed depend on AI, but the tech will only succeed if its developers realize that life is complex, people are different, and there was a reason healthcare has been somewhat tailored to each person in a manual fashion. Behavioral health apps are great, but need to be integrated into the health system in an interoperable manner before it can have its true effect on population health and individual health outcome. 

Having listened to this episode, check out Dalang Health as well as Catherine Havasi's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 55 AI for Medicine, episode 19 on on Digital Health in Future Pandemics, , episode 26 How to Write a book on the Future of Healthcare. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

Future tech as a disruptive force

Future tech as a disruptive force

February 10, 2021

In episode 86 of the podcast, the topic is: Future Tech: Disruptive technology forces. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim talks about Chapter 2 of his forthcoming book Future Tech: How to capture value from disruptive industry trends, which is about how science and technology enable innovation. We listen to some clips from earlier episodes of Futurized, in the domains of AI, engines, quantum computing and more. 

After listening to this episode, check out the Future Tech book, which can be obtained in near any bookseller around the globe:

The show can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 51 which is on AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, or episode 71 Future Tech - a Preview

The Zero User Interface Experience

The Zero User Interface Experience

February 9, 2021

Tuğberk Duman, Head of Innovation at Futurice, the Finnish consultancy, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about  Why thinking about a world beyond the screen? Invisible user interface where natural gestures (body movements, perhaps even thoughts) trigger interactions. Current examples making use of Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Cortana, or Google Glass). Experiments, Trends in UI design, Design thinking inspiration and components (chatbots, biometrics, computer vision, new ecosystem business models). Emerging use cases. Surprising industries are first adopters.  The next decade—what will happen next to Zero UI and in which sequence?.

The takeaway is that whilst it would be nice to think we are there, we in fact have a ways to go before we reach the ultimate Zero User Interface Experience. Having said that, the world beyond the screen is desperately needed, as we reel from coronavirus-induced work fatigue. The surprising thing is that it’s not really the technology that’s stopping us--it’s our imagination. We would be fully capable of coming up with compelling user interfaces already today, using existing technologies, if we only knew how. 

After listening to this episode, check out Futurice as well as Tuğberk Duman's online profile:

  • Futurice https://futurice.com/
  • Tuğberk Duman (@tugberkdmn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/tu%C4%9Fberk-duman-b0947148/

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 30 on Artificial General Intelligence, episode 51 which is on the AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, episode 35 on How 5G+AR might revolutionize communication, episode 47 on How to Invest in Sci-Fi Tech, episode 54 on the Future of AR, and episode 31 on The Future of Commoditized Robotics. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

The Future of Grid Energy Innovation

The Future of Grid Energy Innovation

February 2, 2021

Jon Wellinghoff, CEO of GridPolicy and former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

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In this conversation, they talk about The transdisciplinary mindset needed to understand energy innovation, The policy/regulation impasse. The downside of monopolistic utilities (at the distribution, transmission, and generation levels). Sustainable energy systems, Distributed energy resource (DER) systems. Disruptive forces--particularly policy barriers (and opportunities). The regulatory tools available in the US and abroad (FERC, State regulators), the Texas case of free utility competition, exciting startups in the space (Smartwires, Whisker Labs, etc), the impact of innovation on the policy mix and outcome. Lastly, we discuss the next decade. 

The takeaway is that Grid Energy Innovation seems to finally be underway, and with that, we can see transformation across the grid and consumers can finally get involved. However, energy still consists of a myriad of separate markets, both nationally and regionally, and that total picture is not likely to change any time soon. Once it does, we are looking at opportunities that are very hard to fathom, and implications for how we live and how our planet responds.   

Having listened to this episode, check out Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), GridPolicy and Jon Wellinghoff's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 70 on The Future of Cleantech, episode 12 Future of nuclear waste or episode 15 The future of pre-seed investing, episode 20 Future of engines, episode 21 What's next in Energy storage, episode 63 Hunting for Emerging Tech, episode 76 Risk and Resilience, or episode 38 Disaster risk management. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption. 

AI Talent Diversity

AI Talent Diversity

January 26, 2021

Taniya Mishra, Founder of SureStart, the diverse AI training platform, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about why STEM or STEAM is not enough. They discuss pre-college and post-college--the leaky inflection points for students 16-23. What about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the importance of relational, proximate mentoring, fairness in algorithms, affective computing, emerging applications (learning, factories, automotive, healthcare). Emotionally literate AI. Surestart.com-a startup mentoring the next generation. How can AI change the world for the better? The future of AI education. How to scale kindness?

After listening to this episode, check out SureStart as well as Taniya Mishra's online profile:

The show can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 51 which is on AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, or episode 49 Living the Future of Work.

The Future of Personal Development

The Future of Personal Development

January 21, 2021

Nick Jankel, transformational futurist, the CEO and co-founder of Switch On, and author of the new book Now Lead The Change, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Personal Development Market. VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). Trends in Self-help, Leadership, Therapy, Coaching, and Healing. Brain science. Wisdom. Practical psychology. Bio-Transformation Theory.   Reading cognitive v. emotional signals in yourself and others. The future of business and human personal development, next decade and beyond. Being future-proof (as organizations and individuals).

The takeaway is that the Personal Development Market is just starting up. If you include Therapy, Coaching, Leadership, and Mindfulness apps, it may well be a 100 billion market. The idea that we should be the change we want to see in the world, a saying that has been attributed to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, is easy to pronounce but hard to do, but may well be an essential insight. What is for certain is that we cannot sit around waiting for positive change, no matter where we are on the societal ladder. Tying it explicitly to futurist thinking was novel to me and quite refreshing. 

After listening to this episode, check out Switch On, Now Lead the change--the book, as well as Nick Jankel's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 51 which is on AI for Learning, episode 16 on  Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, episode 24 on The Future of The Second Half of Life,  episode 32 Future proof your business, episode 33 One Woman's Empowerment Quest to help one million, episode 73 The Future of Social Learning, and episode 34 Behavioral Science in Product Design. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

 

The Future of Longevity

The Future of Longevity

January 19, 2021

Dmitry Kaminskiy, Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about What is longevity and why does it matter if we live longer? Health span v. Lifespan. The Intersection of AgeTech, WealthTech and FinTech. The silver tsunami (of aging). Quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Scenarios. Rise of policy scene for longevity. Biomarkers on the path to population health. How AI intersects with longevity. P4 (Preventive, Precision, Personalized and Participatory) Medicine. Who will first reach their 123rd birthday? A Manhattan project for longevity. The Longevity Industry 1.0 and 2.0—towards the next trillion dollar industry.

The takeaway is that longevity may indeed be the next trillion dollar industry and may perhaps be the most complex industry as well. Staying in good health is an important shared goal across the globe, and our health is constantly under threat from diseases, including aging. However, there is a drastic difference in the goals of increasing healthspan v. increasing life span. To my mind, there might even have to be a significant ethical debate whether life span is worth increasing on a general basis. Do we really need to live that much longer? Is there an optimal life span and does it depend on the available resources or the available meaning of life that the individual has at any given time? These are complex questions without obvious answers. 

After listening to the episode, check out Deep Knowledge Ventures, Longevity 1.0, the book, as well as Dmitry Kaminskiy's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 55 AI for Medicine, episode 19 on Digital Health in Future Pandemics, episode 26 How to Write a book on the Future of Healthcare, episode 30 on Artificial General Intelligence, episode 35 on Augmented Reality, episode 47 on How to invest in Sci-Fi Tech, and episode 54 on the Future of AR. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption. 

Futuristic AI

Futuristic AI

January 14, 2021

Ben Goertzel, CEO and founder of SingularityNET and Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about Futuristic applications of interoperable AI. Sophia- the robot. Singularity. Transhumanism. How to define intelligence . Decentralized, Distributed, interoperable AI. The importance of trust to progress with technology. Future of human-computer interaction. 

My takeaway is that futuristic AI will continue to fascinate, whether we ever get there--or not. It is a Janus faced future the proponents of Artificial General Intelligence are exploring. Will it solve more problems than it creates? In reality, it’s not a question of when we get there --un less we suddenly find ourselves needing that level of intelligence for an existential survival issue for our race, but how we get there. At some point, we likely will. But whether it will take 50 or 150 years, I’m less sure about. 

After listening to this episode, check out SingularityNET and Ben Goertzel's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 30 on Artificial General Intelligence, episode 51 which is on the AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, episode 35 on How 5G+AR might revolutionize communication, episode 47 on How to Invest in Sci-Fi Tech, episode 54 on the Future of AR, and episode 31 on The Future of Commoditized Robotics. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

 

 

The future of learning experience design

The future of learning experience design

January 12, 2021

Jon Tota, CEO and founder of Syntax + Motion and host of the Learning Life Podcast, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about The future of learning experience design. Shifting focus from the teacher to thinking about learners first. How to teach true skills? How do you get the user to interact? From learning management systems (LMS) via design thinking to learning experience platforms (LXP). Should everybody have their own online course for personal branding? Corporate learning. Individual thought leadership. How to navigate the noise? What to consume? What to produce? How to earn money with content?

The takeaway is that learning experience design is an ever-evolving field which finally is taking off. We need it. Learning should be fun, interactive, engaging and learning software platforms should be well thought out and easy to use. It’s slowly starting to happen.

After listening to the episode, check out Syntax + Motion, the Learning Life Podcast as well as Jon Tota's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 73 on The Future is Social Learning, episode 65 which is on The Urgency of a Social-Emotional Learning Fix, or episode 51 which is on AI for Learning, episode 27 on the Future of Online Learning, episode 28 on The Future of K-12 Education, or episode 22 on the Future of Engineering Education. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption. 

 

2x Community Science — Cancer Map and COVID-19 Testing in Schools

2x Community Science — Cancer Map and COVID-19 Testing in Schools

January 11, 2021

Jesse Boehm, the scientific director of the Broad Institute’s Cancer Dependency Map Initiative and an institute scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about mobilizing the unique sci-tech environment for health in Massachusetts. They discuss the Broad Institute's ethos and the Boehm Lab’s cancer collaboration for rare diseases. They cover the Healthtech Map, Test & Trace efforts including a 3-month pilot program of weekly COVID testing for certain students and staff. and how it got off the ground. We look at Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) COVID-19 Innovation Fund and what is has accomplished. Finally, we discuss the future of healthtech and the future of community scientists and ‘community resource maps’, towards Science 2.0.

The takeaway is that  community science is crucial at this juncture in history.  We can no longer take for granted that people listen to experts, nor should we. Rather, it needs to be a dialogue. Trust is and should be contingent on proving value and disclosing evidence and rationale. Also, the data is increasingly all of us, so we are the science. This is a very different future than many had imagined. Yet, it might be the only one available. 

After listening to this episode, check out Jesse Boehm's online profile, the Broad Institute’s Cancer Dependency Map Initiative and The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) COVID-19 Innovation Fund:

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 55 AI for Medicine, episode 19 on Digital Health in Future Pandemics, episode 26 How to Write a book on the Future of Healthcare, and episode 67 on The Future of Longevity Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption. 

The Future of Quantum Security

The Future of Quantum Security

January 7, 2021

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Avast Software, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about why is it so hard to eradicate cybersecurity challenges? Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). Threats we are ready for and know about vs. Threats we don’t know about are not ready for. The Quantum Market Players, Challenges, and applications. What quantum security challenges do you worry about in the next decade? Jaya uses the story of Alice, Bob, and ex-girlfriend Eve to illustrate quantum security. How to teach quantum computing to a new gen of engineers. 

The takeaway is that quantum security is just around the corner--because if it isn’t, we are all in trouble. Quantum computing has gone from being a theoretical possibility, to a highly experimental, niche application among a few computer firms, to a significant, emerging government concern, and a future business opportunity for those with a lot of data to crunch fast. Most of us don’t need to worry about it in this decade, but doing so, is a bit like not thinking about retirement in your twenties. It isn’t necessary, but it is smart to do. 

After listening to the episode, check out Avast Software as well as Jaya Baloo's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 13 Cybersecurity: Review of the RSA Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) 2020 Virtual Event, episode 30 on Artificial General Intelligence, episode 51 which is on the AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, episode 35 on How 5G+AR might revolutionize communication, episode 47 on How to Invest in Sci-Fi Tech, episode 54 on the Future of AR, and episode 31 on The Future of Commoditized Robotics. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

Industrial-grade Mixed Reality

Industrial-grade Mixed Reality

January 5, 2021

Urho Konttori,  co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Varjo, the mixed reality equipment maker, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Industrial-grade Mixed Reality (MR).  The advent of enterprise/industrial-grade AR/VR/XR/MR/hybrid reality and its impact on RR. Which companies are using it already?  Current professional user types. Emerging use cases. Why is Varjo so focused on human-eye resolution devices and hi-res MR? We discuss adoption timelines and formfactors as well as remaining technical/market challenges.  We look into the Future of mixed reality (5-10 years ahead).

The takeaway is that industrial mixed reality has now come of age. It is only a question of few years, until large swaths of industry and a plethora of professionals will depend on it to do their job. The pandemic could not have come at a bigger inflection point for the industry. 

After listening to this episode, check out Varjo as well as Urho Konttori's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 30 on Artificial General Intelligence, episode 51 which is on the AI for Learning, episode 16 on Perception AI, episode 49 Living the Future of Work, episode 35 on How 5G+AR might revolutionize communication, episode 47 on How to Invest in Sci-Fi Tech, episode 54 on the Future of AR, and episode 31 on The Future of Commoditized Robotics. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

The Future of Cleantech

The Future of Cleantech

January 1, 2021

Neal Dikeman, Managing partner and founder of Energy Transition Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Where do we currently stand on energy transition? Disruptive forces (tech, regulation, business models, social dynamics). What is the role of energy policy v. the free market? Which energy models to trust? The emergent energy mix and how it will evolve? When will renewables surpass fossil fuels in the US and globally? Exciting startups. Emerging business model plays. Macro trends. The role of clean energy into the next decade.

The takeaway is that cleantech is coming of age. The reason is slightly counterintuitive. It is not happening because of government action, at least not (yet) in the USA. It’s not happening because more people want to save the planet. Rather, it’s happening because renewables, after a slow rise over decades, are reaching energy parity with fossil fuels. No matter what happens to policy, to global treaties, or what might be the Biden Presidency priorities, over the next few years we will witness an energy transition without parallel in our history. Add some policy action to that, and we will experience a sea change, which is about time, because sea levels are rising. 

After listening to the episode, check out Energy Transition Ventures, Cleantech.org, as well as Neal Dikeman's online profile:

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 12 Future of nuclear waste or episode 15 The future of pre-seed investing, episode 20 Future of engines, episode 21 What's next in Energy storage, episode 63 Hunting for Emerging Tech, episode 76 Risk and Resilience, or episode 38 Disaster risk management. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.   

 

The Next Generation Marketplaces

The Next Generation Marketplaces

December 31, 2020

Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Braintrust, the first user-controlled talent network, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about  the results from building and investing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation marketplaces. Is blockchain overhyped? Emerging marketplaces with non-extractive externalities and truly sharing control and ownership. The path and possible end point(s) of decentralization in the next decade and beyond.

My takeaway is that next generation marketplaces that favor the users as opposed to corporations, are rare but increasingly important for the marketplace concept to survive. 

After listening to the episode, check out Braintrust as well as Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 52 on The Future of Peer-to-Peer, episode 66 on Serendipity of Social Innovation, or episode 49 Living The Future of Work. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.  

 

 

 

The Future of Risk and Resilience

The Future of Risk and Resilience

December 29, 2020

Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about The Future of Risk and Resilience. How to handle disasters. Chronic stressors v. Sudden shocks. What organizations should be worrying about right now. Risk management. How to increase resilience. Opportunities from crisis. How organizations can survive and thrive in the next decade.

The takeaway is that in order to fully prepare for the next decade, there is really no way around developing a systematic take on risk and resilience. There is so much to know but a first step is to be aware of the organizations and frameworks that exist to help executives map their risk and start developing approaches that might work no matter what happens to their organizational assets in a crisis. 

After listening to the episode, check out Disaster Recovery Institute and Chloe Demrovsky's online profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post (exclusive Artlist.io composer) from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy the precursor to this recording, episode 38: Disaster Risk Management, episode 11: Disruption Games: Introduction, episode 14: Post-pandemic Tech, episode 17: Pandemic Aftermath: Introduction, episode 27: Future of Child Trafficking, or episode 32: Future proof your business

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How To Fix Fake News?

How To Fix Fake News?

December 28, 2020

Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, the startup using blockchain to authenticate content on the internet, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about How to Fix Fake News? Players in the Internet content industry, Emerging challenges (Digital Rights Management-DRM, interoperability, fake news, copyright infringement/protection, trust on the internet). Potential solutions (watermarking, DRM schemes, open source, blockchain, timestamping, Schema.org, search engine content authenticity validation). Emerging use cases. Disruptive forces (tech, regulation, biz modes, social dynamics). Future of the Internet (how to get out of the mess, perspectives on the next decade).

The takeaway is that fixing fake news will mean needing to adapt each of the disruptive forces, technological, regulatory, business-model related, and social fixes. 

After listening to the episode, check out WordProof as well as Sebastiaan van der Lans' social media profile:

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 4 which is on The Future of remote activism or episode 6 which is on Solving for Surveillance Capitalism, episode 25 on The Future of Enterprise Blockchain, or episode 52 on The Future of Peer-to-peer. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.

Hunting for Emerging Tech

Hunting for Emerging Tech

December 24, 2020

Shaun Vanderpool, CEO and founder of Il Lupo and Hempire, an avid hunter of emerging technology to commercialize, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about how difficult it is for our educational system to recognize and adapt to individual exceptional abilities. We discuss the massive potential of Hemp, the vast energy potential of a new five phase engine, and briefly cover an emerging opportunity to extract Water directly from air humidity, each technologies Vanderpool has dug up ‘from under a rock’ and not at universities, and is now exploiting.

The takeaway is that the future of emerging tech is, for all the hype around it, vastly underrated, given that it can be developed with such vastly improved efficiencies at such rapid pace. On the other hand, perhaps it takes a unique mind to identify and commercialize breakthrough tech.

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

 

The emergent Arabian startup scene

The emergent Arabian startup scene

December 22, 2020

Gary Sheynkman, a first generation immigrant (to the US) from Kiev, Ukraine living in Dubai who runs Leyden Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Arabian Tech. The Arabian startup scene. Accelerators and VC in the Middle East. Digital transformation of Arabic private equity approaches. Building a startup ecosystem from scratch. The Area 2071 initiative. The Middle East of the future.

The takeaway is that the future of Arabian tech looks promising, although still nascent. The startup ecosystem in the Middle East will undoubtedly emerge strongly as traditional industries start to expire and a transition will occur. For now, the Middle East of the future is a vision, a reality in the hands of literally a handful of entrepreneurs in a small subset of cities across the region, most notably in Dubai. Don’t count them out. Also don’t assume it will happen overnight.

After listening to the episode, check out Leyden VC as well as Gary's social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

The Future of Social Learning

The Future of Social Learning

December 17, 2020

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, CEO and co-founder of CanopyLAB, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about empowering learners, and about blended learning, moving beyond screen time to Virtual immersionm AI/AR – how to use tech the right way. We discuss tackling scaling challenges in social learning, EdTech post-COVID-19. We cover how Sahra collated and digitized more than 50+ ways of classroom learning in a teacher’s toolbox. How to plug the 21st-century skills gap? The next decade's learning reality.

The takeaway is that social learning is much talked about but poorly understood. How could it be that Sahra-Josephine Hjorth -- in 2020 no less -- is among the few to describe each of the social and pedagogical components that go into teaching, this ancient practice that is so important? It boggles the mind. 

After listening to the episode, check out CanopyLAB as well as Sahra-Josephine Hjorth's social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 65 which is on The Urgency of a Social-Emotional Learning Fix or episode 51 which is on the AI for Learning, episode 37 on The Future of Online Learning, episode 27 on the F, or episode 22 on The Future of Engineering Education. Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.

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