The Future Arrives At Different Speeds

When we begin to see the processes unfolding underlying societal change, we can begin to make more accurate predictions of what futures may be possible.

Meaningful Lives Without Jobs?

An audience member asks the question: “What do we need to do to create a meaningful life for individuals not needed in the future of work?”

For Innovators, Timing is Everything

Paul Saffo, Faculty Chair of Future Studies and Forecasting as Singularity University, shares the story of how Steve Job’s expert ability to forecast technology trends enabled Apple to execute product timing. Filmed at the January 2015 Executive Program.

Introduction to Future Studies and Forecasting

Paul Saffo, Future Studies and Forecasting Chair at Singularity University, describes the skills and frameworks needed to think about the future systematically. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

How to Think About Forecasting

Paul Saffo, Future Studies and Forecasting Chair at Singularity University, provides an overview of forecasting, describing it as the act of mapping future uncertainties, which are also opportunities. He also describes the tendency to overestimate the short term and underestimate the long term. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Comparing Exponential and Linear Change

Paul Saffo, Future Studies and Forecasting Chair at Singularity University, describes how exponential change is perceived versus linear change, which often leads to false expectations about growth. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.