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.

Singularity University And Me

Carin Watson asks the question: “Am I fulfilling my purpose?”, and answers by recounting the beginning of her experience with Singularity University.

Bringing SciFi to Business

Pascal Finette asks science fiction authors Ramez Naam and Hannu Rajaniemi, “How can a small startup or corporation bring science fiction prototyping into its company culture?”

Future of Work: What Will We Do?

Singularity University Faculty Kathryn Myronuk looks at the possibilities of a world with Universal Basic Income and potential implications of a more focused and inspired planet.

Future of Work: Tracing Growth

Singularity University Faculty Kathryn Myronuk traces growth patterns of technologies that may make our current model of working obsolete.

Future of Work: How To Proceed

Executive Program, talks, Kathryn Myronik, automation, jobs, Future of Work, farming, robots, AI & Robotics, Future Studies & Forecasting, Watson

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.