Saturday, January 13, 2007

An Introduction to an Interesting Journey

Let me introduce myself and this blog. I work at a major computer firm projecting the future direction of technology developments. My interest in studies of the future dates back to at least my college years when I took a senior seminar on the topic. Lately I have been convinced that we are entering a fascinating period of significant change in both our technological capabilities and social structures. The consequences of which can be very beneficial, or very disruptive (or both), but they will likely be profound. This blog is an attempt to summarize the thoughts of others and myself on some of the more interesting and provocative outlooks for the next 10 to 50 years, and to explore some of the ways that we can help determine which of multiple paths humankind will follow. It promises to be a very interesting journey.