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I, Cobot

by Senior Futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Reality is messy. You know how, when the office photocopier gets jammed, you always call that guy in your office who seems to be the only one who knows how to unjam it? That’s … Continue reading

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The Beginning Death Cycle of the Consumer

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done… Nothing you can make that can’t be made” – “All You Need Is Love”, Lennon & McCartney Our own brilliance and ingenuity is putting us out … Continue reading

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15 Unexpected Things to Expect in 2015

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel What kind of a year are we headed into? Well, some things are obvious, like continued conflict between Russia and the West, and the importance of technology. Others are less certain. So, what … Continue reading

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Lending a Hand: Prosthetics for the Able-Bodied

by futurist Kit Worzel In my last blog post, I wrote about prosthetics, cybernetics and bionics, and how the state of these systems was not only amazing now, but will be almost impossible to differentiate from flesh-and-blood in two decades. … Continue reading

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Armed for the Future: Tomorrow’s Cybernetics and Prosthetics

by futurist Kit Worzel Two hundred years ago, a significant injury to an extremity meant you would lose it, and have to deal with a rudimentary prosthetic like a peg-leg or hook hand. Fifty years ago, the same injury might … Continue reading

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Should Robots Have Rights?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Does a robot have rights? Not now it doesn’t, and it’s tempting to say a robot will never have rights because it is property. However, you could have made a similar argument about certain … Continue reading

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13 Trends for 2013

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A new year is a time when everyone thinks and wonders about the future, and I’m no different, except for me it’s also my job. With that in mind, let me identify some of the … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: How the 1% and the 99% Become Aristocrats & Peons

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In our last blog (which you can see here), I hosted a guest blogger, Chris Ritchie, who wrote about how the job market is a major problem for people in their twenties and early thirties … Continue reading

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Six Things to Know About the Robots in Your Future

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. We grew up with robots. There was Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons, the “I, Robot” science fiction series from Isaac Asimov (which later became a movie with Will Smith), the model B9 robot from … Continue reading

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12 Trends for 2012

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The year ahead is going to be a tumultuous one, challenging in political, economic, and financial terms. Despite this, there are opportunities for those prepared to take advantage of them, because uncertain times mean that … Continue reading

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