Future

CareerBuilder’s Hottest Jobs Of 2016 Predict a Bright Future For Tech Professionals

These and many other insights are from the CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) study to find the hottest in-demand jobs for 2016 released this week. The analysis uses EMSI’s extensive labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources. CareerBuilder and EMSI looked at the average number of people hired per month in more ... Read More »

For a Growing Africa, Hope Mingles With Fear of the Future

LOKOJA, Nigeria—This was a small town on the docks where steamships stopped when a traveling young nut merchant named Ahmed Musa settled here in the 1940s. He didn’t even lock his doors at night. Now Lokoja is the fastest-growing city on Earth. His roof looks out over shanties and suburban estates tangling along the Niger River stretch where, a century ... Read More »

The Future of Policing Is Here, and It’s Terrifying

Last month, the local press in New York confirmed what civil rights advocates had been saying for years: the NYPD has been driving around in unmarked vans chock full of X-ray equipment and scanning for… something. It was a major story, mostly because not much is known about “Z Backscatter” vans other than that they cost somewhere between $729,000 and ... Read More »

Disney Is Finally Getting That Apps Are the Future of TV

THE ONLINE FUTURE of TV is getting closer. Everyone fromHBO to NBC, Showtime to CBS, is serving up an early iteration on the idea that TV soon will be just another app. This week, another old-media powerhouse signaled that it gets this is how TV’s future will go down. Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger said yesterday that the company, which owns ABC and sports behemoth ESPN, is looking ... Read More »

Inside Ikea’s Innovation Lab For The Future Of Better Living

Ikea usually keeps a close lid on what it is working on next. But withSpace10, an innovation lab recently opened in Copenhagen’s hipmeatpacking district, Ikea is looking to change all that. The Swedish furniture giant is throwing the doors wide open to progressive thinkers who want to help solve the next couple decades’ biggest home design problems, all on Ikea’s ... Read More »

7 ways marijuana dispensaries will look totally different in 2020

Marijuana dispensaries have come a long way from the seedy head shops lining Venice Beach. Today, these brick-and-mortar establishments range from boutique shops where “budtenders” walk you through the product line to fluorescent-lit clinics where medicinal use is emphasized. The dispensary of the future was a hot topic at last week’s New West Summit in San Francisco, California. Here’s what we learned.  Vaporizers of ... Read More »

How to Predict Your Future with One Question

If you could ask a question of yourself, 20 years in the future, what would it be? It sounds like one of those stupid party games, right? In the same ballpark as “which 10 albums would you take with you to a desert island?” It’s an entertaining conundrum when you’ve had too many cocktails, but in a sober moment, who ... Read More »

Future Airbus flights could see you loaded like luggage

You know how when you’re sat in an airline departure gate watching the trucks of luggage get loaded onto the planes like pallets? Well, that’s how Airbus thinks the future of passenger boarding might lay, according to a patent it has just been granted. At first it might sound like a bit of a crude idea, the notion of loading ... Read More »

Your future smartphone’s screen will hardly need any power

As you’re likely all too aware, smartphone screens chew up a lot of power — that’s why turning down your brightness frequently does more to save energy than closing an app. If Bodle Technologies has its way, though, your display will be a virtual non-issue. It’s developing a phase change material that uses virtually no power, but is still sharp, ... Read More »

The Future Of Work Isn’t Just About Big Technology Companies

Many times when we (myself included) speak about the future of work, the conversations tend to skew toward larger companies. However, the reality is that smaller companies are actually poised to do quite well when we think about the changing workplace. They can move fast and are agile when it comes to change. Smaller organizations are able to get access to ... Read More »