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The future is arriving faster than ever. Graeme Codrington highlights key issues we need to consider to prepare for tomorrow's workplace today, including audio feed of his weekly ThrowForward Thursday series.

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The future is arriving faster than ever. Graeme Codrington highlights key issues we need to consider to prepare for tomorrow's workplace today, including audio feed of his weekly ThrowForward Thursday series.

    Throwforward Thursday 79: Smart Homes for Seniors

    Throwforward Thursday 79: Smart Homes for Seniors

    Sometime very soon, we need to change our view of what "old age" looks like, and especially change what type of facilities we think older people will be happy living in. The simple version is that we need tech-enabled smart homes for seniors. 

    • 5 min
    Throwforward Thursday 78: Grandparents of the Future

    Throwforward Thursday 78: Grandparents of the Future

    Imagine a future where grandparents are younger (or at least appear younger because they're healthier and living longer), where they get grandparent leave from their companies, and where we combine child and senior care in the same facilities. This is a wonderful vision of a future where society is more integrated and generative.

    That's this week's Throwforward Thursday vision of Grandparents of the Future.

    Extra reading about combined child and senior care:
    * https://youtu.be/j9BfAgRa2uI
    * https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/the-preschool-inside-a-nursing-home/424827/
    * https://ideas.ted.com/whats-a-nursing-home-combined-with-a-childcare-center-a-hopeful-model-for-the-future-of-aging/

    • 5 min
    Throwforward Thursday 77: DNA Data Storage

    Throwforward Thursday 77: DNA Data Storage

    Throwforward Thursday 77: DNA Data Storage

    Every day, humans produce 2.4 quintillion bytes of data, and this doubles every two years or so at the moment. Most of this is now stored in "the cloud", which might be invisible to us, but is actually in massive data warehouses all around the world. If this continues at this pace until 2060, every single part of the planet will need to be covered by data warehouses.

    Of course, we will find ways to store data more efficiently, and to reduce the size of hard drive space. But... add to all of this the energy and water used, and we have a massive problem in the making.

    One possible solution is to store data in DNA (no... not inside your body, but in DNA stored in controlled conditions). All of the world's data could be stored in a location the size of a small motor car, using almost no energy, giving off almost no heat, and lasting for 50,000 years before decaying. It sounds like an incredible solution. And it is coming soon.

    Further Reading:
    * Data Centers Are Unsustainable. We Need to Store Data in DNA.
    https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2022/11/08/data_centers_are_unsustainable_we_need_to_store_data_in_dna_863575.html
    * DNA storage: https://www.techradar.com/news/dna-data-storage-is-the-most-important-innovation-youve-never-heard-about

    • 4 min
    Throwforward Thursday 76: Communicating with Animals (and anyone in any language)

    Throwforward Thursday 76: Communicating with Animals (and anyone in any language)

    Imagine using the technologies we are currently developing to help us with voice recognition and real-time translation to be able to understand what animals are saying, and even talking to them in their own languages? This is a very real possibility by the 2040s. What a world that would be.

    This week's Throwforward Thursday might sound fantastical, but it's really an invitation for you to imagine what the world will be like when language is no barrier to communication.

     

     

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    Throwforward Thursday 75: The future of live sport on TV - The BEST way to watch the World Cup

    Throwforward Thursday 75: The future of live sport on TV - The BEST way to watch the World Cup

    The BEST way to watch the World Cup

    About the only reason to pay for a premium TV subscription these days is live sport. If you're fan, you'll know the value of live sporting events. But come with me to the future - hopefully not too many years away - when live sports include a variety of immersive technologies that help us passionate supporters to get even closer to the action, experience being "in" the action, and being able to choose our own point of view during the game.

    The future of live sports broadcasting must surely be immersive and experiential. Wouldn't that be a brilliant way to watch the World Cup?

    • 3 min
    ThrowForward Thursday 74: Where to look to see the future

    ThrowForward Thursday 74: Where to look to see the future

    In last week's episode (https://youtu.be/1pk5KmeDDP0) I shared our TIDES Model of Disruptive Change as a tool you can use to know WHAT to look for when you're looking at future trends.

    This week, we talk about WHERE you can look for evidence, examples and glimpses of the future. It's all about "switching on your radar", gathering resources and building a network that help you to spot trends before other people do - and before they arrive on your doorstep fully formed.

    These are simple techniques, but can easily become part of your weekly routine, and will help you improve your strategic imagination.

    The additional video series that I mention in this episode is available for free at: https://academy.tomorrowtodayglobal.com/seethefuture

    • 11 min

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