Archive for April, 2017

Alum Jason Siko: How Tech Is Revolutionizing Education

April 29, 2017

Jason Siko, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) College of Education and a University of Houston Foresight alum, recently gave his insights about the significance gamification, design thinking, and technology on education on the Rapid Growth website along with several other industry experts. He explained an innovative, human-centered approach to problem solving has […]

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New Spring 2017 Foresight Students

April 28, 2017

As the semester draws to a close, we’d like to highlight and thanks our new Spring students who agreed to be profiled for the blog [Better late than never!] Keri Christensen Keri has 20+ years as a market research professional. In her current role at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, she is the Market Insights Manager. In […]

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Good Futures Work Agenda!

April 19, 2017

Friday April 21  5-7pm Dinner    Goode’s Tacqueria   (4902 Kirby Drive; 713.520.9153) (link) 7pm-??? Drinks     Axelrad Beer Garden TBD    (1517 Alabama Street 713.597.8800) (link) Saturday April 22 8:30-5:00 University of Houston, Isabel Cameron Bldg, 4235 Cullen Blvd, 77204  (link) 8:30-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-12:0o Working with Systems Scenarios, Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber, Kalypso Foresight 12-1:00 […]

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Reality is about to encounter the next big thing!

April 8, 2017

Technology continues to move at blinding speed.  In less than 5 years, it is projected that the “latest and greatest” of trends, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR), will see world-wide revenues of over $160 Billion. In 2016, that figure was $5.2 Billion!  This increase in revenue is reflective of a technology that will shape current markets […]

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After Brexit, Whither Europe?

April 6, 2017

After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty this week, marking the beginning of the end of its membership in the European Union. As an aspiring futurist living in England, I had a front-row seat to last year’s “Brexit” referendum – and it’s unexpected outcome. Thankfully, I had already […]

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After Capitalism: Zero Marginal Cost Society

April 3, 2017

N0 jobs? No ownership? No capitalism? No problem. For Jeremy Rifkin, a post-job and post-ownership future will propel humanity to a next level of humanity: the Homo Empathicus. Rifkin’s promise is that technology will liberate humanity from its material pursuits, so we can better focus on human relationships. The title of the book is inspired […]

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