Futurized - thought leadership on our emerging future
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

Futurized—preparing YOU to deal with disruption.

 

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.

The Tokenization of Securities

The Tokenization of Securities

December 15, 2020

Yael Tamar, CMO and co-founder of SolidBlock, the issuance platform for digital securities, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about The tokenization of securities, starting with the pioneering use case of real estate, where SolidBlock in 2018, in collaboration with its partners, created Aspen Coin to finance the renovation of the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a 179-room luxury hotel. We spend some time discussing the basics of securitization and tokenization before moving to discussing how the deepening digitization creates financial transformation as well. Lastly, we discuss the ever present need for information on blockchain developments. Yael herself started the site Top of Blockchain.

The takeaway is that the tokenization of securities has only just begun. Given its novelty, even real estate will take some time to onboard at scale to such a platform. However, when it does, the true revolution of fractionalized ownership and tradeability will enable swaths of new, emerging investors to enter the market, even from very low starting amounts. This could prove transformational for the emerging markets in Asia, South America and even Africa.

After listening to the episode, check out SolidBlock as well as Yael Tamar'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.

Building the Southern California of Tomorrow

Building the Southern California of Tomorrow

December 10, 2020

Bill Carpou, CEO at OCTANE, the accelerator in California and General Partner at Visionary Ventures a growth stage fund is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about how the newly formed Innovation Network of Southern California (InSoCal) is Building the Southern California of Tomorrow. We discuss how to build any innovation ecosystem, what the ingredients are, how to adapt to local and cultural dynamics, and how to thrive and grow. We also muse about ecosystems of the future.

The takeaway is that the future of innovation ecosystems is up in the air. What worked in the past must be continuously adapted. Attempting to make a poor carbon copy of Silicon Valley is not going to cut it. inSoCal seem to have found a cool, networked model where they pool the resources from several existing regional networks and achieve momentum that way.

After listening to the episode, check out OCTANE as well as Bill Carpou'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.

Future of Family Office Investing

Future of Family Office Investing

December 8, 2020

Sidney Wheatley, CIO, Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Kingdom of Bahrain, is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of the Futurized podcast, and author of Future Tech (2021), Pandemic Aftermath (2020), Disruption Games (2020), and Leadership From Below (2008).

In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Family Office Investing. Trends in family office investment portfolios. Global shifts, industry trends, foresight, tech investing, fintech, and blockchain. They discuss new consumption patterns for multimedia and film as well as other emerging sector plays. Furthermore, they cover diversification during times of turmoil, the changing nature of the petroleum industry towards the post-petroleum world and post-virus world. They cover the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 and wonder what does the next decade look like?

The takeaway is that Family Office Investing is adjusting to global events, innovative opportunities, and societal disruption with diversification and increased emphasis on technology startups as a new asset class. However, traditional assets, such as real estate, industry, and manufacturing still stand strong.

After listening to the episode, check out the family office works for as well as Sidney'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.

Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics

December 3, 2020

Timothy Morrissey, CEO and co-founder of Artimus Robotics interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about why develop artificial muscles? Tim explains the differences between; actuators, motors, engines, machines, robots, automation, augmentation, and humans—what a mouthful. We discuss how robots are poised to take over the dull, dangerous and dirty jobs, but not really many other jobs—in the near future. A soft robot’s artificial muscles’ advantages includes speed, energy density, power and efficiency. We discuss key emerging applications in industry, medicine and other fields, from berry pickers to automobiles, robots in the home, adult toys and beyond—yes, artificial can be REALLY soft, too.

My takeaway is that soft robotics is what will make robots seem more human, which is nice and a bit scary, but that’s not really the point. The applications emerging are capable of non-human feats that will transform science, engineering, products, and—ultimately, our society. The immense progress envisioned is a ways out, what we are seeing now is really only scratching the surface. Prepare to be amazed a decade from now, and within the next thirty years, robots will be unrecognizable from what they are today. Some soft robots, nanobots, will also be so small that they will be invisible to the human eye. All exciting, exhilarating, and slightly perplexing. However, understanding soft robotics is not that hard—I’m going to make it recommended reading and exploration for my kids, at lest. Might as well prepare their for their adulthood, which will truly be he age of robotic coexistence. Science fiction come true, one might say.

After listening to the episode, check out Artimus Robotics as well as Timothy Morrissey's online presence:

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.

 

AI for Medicine

AI for Medicine

December 1, 2020

Thomas Clozel, CEO and co-founder of Owkin, the federated data network startup boosting AI for medicine, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about integrating AI and system biology to enable breakthrough medical moments. They explore how machine learning can be used to augment medical and biological research. In Owkin’s federated learning approach, the data stays put with the owners, but the learning models travel. Theydiscuss the data heterogeneity in healthcare, the need for interoperability, and we touch on hype versus reality.

The takeaway is that AI for medicine is here to stay, it has come far, but has bumped into some fundamental obstacles—interoperability, explainability, privacy, and transparency—that need to be resolved before reaching its full potential. That’s even more important than evolving the base technology to become more efficient. This is why federated learning is such a crucial experiment. Can it work? Will it satisfy everyone? Time will show. AI is not monolithic and neither is medicine. There seems to be many contenders for glory, and there are many puzzles to solve. They won’t all go away this decade. 

After listening to the episode, check out Owkin as well as Thomas Clozel's online presence:

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.

Play this podcast on Podbean App