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Preparing for a Post-Mobile World
In the summer of 2010, an ailing Steve Jobs declared that we had entered the “post-PC” era. By that, Jobs meant that the primary way people interact with digital information and services was now through mobile devices. Companies that were quick to embrace a “mobile first” strategy flourished....
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Retail 2022: Reimagining the Shopper Journey
Retailers are in a tough spot, simultaneously trying to fend of competition, limit markdowns, manage labor and inventory costs, build their brands, and keep customers buying. They have to do all of this against a backdrop of rapidly advancing technology and tight IT budgets. The smartphone has...
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Diversity 2025: Working Alongside Non-Humans
The next wave of automation is well underway. Rapid advances in robotics, sensing, machine vision, deep learning, voice recognition, analytics, and artificial intelligence mean that machines are increasingly able to performs tasks formerly done by humans. Every company must totally rethink its...
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The Future and Philosophy of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is, perhaps, a much over-hyped and over-used phrase. But IoT describes the set of technologies behind the next major breakthrough in productivity and automation available to every business. Cheap computers and sensors combined with sophisticated analytics and A.I. now...
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Yum!: The Future of Food and Farming
We all need to eat. And we all want to eat well. As billions more people crush into cities, people continue to seek healthy, locally-sourced food that they can trust. By 2050, our planet will be host to over nine billion people. We need to reimagine the way we grow, process, distribute, sell,...
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The Revolution Continues: The Future of Media
The media industry has been ravaged by digital transformation for more than two decades. Many mighty media companies have been humbled, and savvy new entrants have taken up powerful positions. The media landscape is almost unrecognizable versus that of even the 1990s, turned upside- down by...
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Transport 2030: A Revolution in Human Mobility
Modern transportation is about to enter a period of disruption the likes of which has not seen since the invention of the steam engine. Continued urbanization, sophisticated artificial intelligence, the collapse of the ownership economy, ultra-efficient electric motors and batteries, cheap...
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Hospitality 2025: Reshaping the Traveler Journey
Consumer spending is up in every sector of hospitality. Millennials are spending less money on acquiring things, and more on experiences and making memories. Business people around the globe all know that nothing beats a face-to-face meeting with customers, colleagues, and partners. Both leisure...
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Hacking Reality: Using Exponential Technologies to Shape our World
As humans, we have always used technology to shape our environment and improve ourselves. We painted our caves, cleared land for agriculture, developed tools, and clothed ourselves with skins. We went on to build cities, create eyeglasses to correct our vision, and develop high-speed...
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Futurecasting: How to Design the Future
Every business faces major challenges as they plan for what’s next. Customer expectations are ever- shifting, technology continues to evolve at a dizzying pace, and businesses know they must out- innovate their competition before they themselves are disrupted. The biggest lodging company in the...
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