A future stranger than fiction
It’s so tempting to make predictions. Who will win the election? Which team will become champions? Or How we will live in the future? Unfortunately, our predictions are flawed. They are made based on the reality of how the world is today, and rarely can we imagine a completely different, truly innovative, and disrupted future.
Look at these predictions made by educated and knowledgeable people about the future of music, work, healthcare, cities, and cars.
They will make sense. But perhaps the future will be much more different from our reality and stranger than fiction.
What’s changing: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
- During the Geneva Motor Show, traditional car makers revealed their best automobile creations and with that a vision for the near future of cars and humans. What an interesting contrast with the world autonomous car makers are building. 7-minute read and 5-minute read
- These are 25 songs that can tell us where music is going. Enjoy the wonderful interactive platform created by the NYT magazine while you wonder: is this the future? Even the music experts predictions of the future sound familiar. 20-minute read and 8-minute read
- Voice assistants in the Operating Room, Virtual doctors at home, spoken lab results through your watch… Smart speakers will improve how we deal with health issues. But some experts believe that the key innovation might be in our ability to process and understand data.
- Want to know the office of the future? Meet Penelope, Solo, Gleam and Dispatch.
- One (sustainable) city of the future will be built near Oslo for airport workers. It comes with all the bells and whistles of the future. Just like the other city of the future at the Munich airport. I guess the take a away is that in the future we will still travel from airport to airport.
- The job of the present future: Astronaut experience manager.
- The signal of the week: The traditional US sports fan is getting older.
“Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood. You do something that you genuinely believe in, that you have conviction about, but for a long period of time, well-meaning people may criticize that effort … if you really have the conviction that they’re not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It’s a key part of invention.” From “When you change the world and nobody notices” in Collaborative Fund.
Food for thought
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Curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist @inakiescudero