The forces transforming tomorrow are profound, powerful, and accelerating. The Internet, social networks, crowd-sourcing, gaming dynamics, new information and communication technologies, robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are all converging to transform everything from agriculture, energy, education, and law enforcement to health care, manufacturing, retail, and transportation.
In Foresight 20/20, professional futurists and business forecasters Jack Uldrich and Simon Anderson have developed eleven scenarios designed to aid the reader in understanding how a variety of technological trends are transforming the world of tomorrow. The trends are exciting and scary, positive and negative, prosaic and profound, and will impact both one’s personal and professional life. As Cervantes said centuries ago, “Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.” Foresight 20/20 goes one step further and not only prepares the reader for victory but also instills the confidence necessary to create tomorrow’s victories.
About the Author
Jack Uldrich is an acclaimed global futurist, best-selling author, and compelling keynote speaker. His past works include, The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business; Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies; and Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future. He is the founder and “Chief Unlearning Officer” of the School of Unlearning—an international consultancy designed to help organizations’ success tomorrow by unlearning today. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon J. Anderson is a professional futurist, speaker, startup entrepreneur, and change-management and emerging-technology consultant. He is the founder of Futur1st.com, a site dedicated to helping business leaders adapt to and embrace emerging technology, and having traveled to twenty countries, he brings a global perspective to his work. Simon is the co-founder of student services company NoleTrader.com and the resident futurist and strategy consultant of education technology company afirekindled.com. He lives in Tallahassee, FL and he can be contacted at email@example.com
What's Being Said
“A handy nano-primer that sketches the many ways in which nanotechnology will change how we live and work.”
The Wall Street Journal on The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business
“Jack Uldrich doesn’t just think outside the box, he shows you how to disassemble the box in its entirety and remake it into something new and better.”
Governor Jesse Ventura on Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies
“Uldrich makes the case that the past isn’t so different from the present or from the future. The parallels between these two men and today’s leaders are intriguing and well thought out. For corporate types looking for tips, there is certainly plenty to digest.”
Publishers Weekly on Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition
“Jack Uldrich has written a singular analysis of a truly remarkable man.”
Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx on Soldier, Statesman, Peacemaker: Leadership Lessons from General George C. Marshall