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A Periodic Newsletter on
Breakthroughs in Strategic Foresight 
             Jan 2, 2021               
 
 




Following our last newsletter introducing the TechCast-Cognis Virtual Workshop, we now present a summary of each session during the next seven weeks. 

This week features comments and the talks by Bill Halal and Steven Hausman on --



 
Feb 12. Managing the Technology Revolution: 

A Macro Forecast of the Most Likely 2030 Scenario; Survey of Disruptive Technologies.
 


Steve Hausman, Futurist  and Speaker
Former Administrator, National Institutes of Health

"Advances in future technology will affect the world in ways that we can hardly imagine. Our lives will be altered by advances in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and revolutions in medical treatment that will cause massive transformative shifts in manufacturing and businesses.  This presentation will show how our new future will be built upon these innovations."
 


William  Halal,  The TechCast Project
George Washington University


"I draw on my work at TechCast to provide forecast of 50 emerging technologies making up the entire technology revolution. Then we integrate these forecasts with 30 social trends and 25 wild cards to provide a macro-forecast for the 2030. Results show the following super trends: Sustainability, Green Transportation, Mastery Over Life, Threats Across the Spectrum , Higher-Order Values, Infinite Knowledge and Intelligence  and a move Beyond Knowledge." 


 

PROGRAM

 
 
Macro Forecast of the Most Likely 2030 Scenario

Bill provides highlights from the TechCast Project forecasting emerging technologies, social trends and wild cards for the entire tech revolution. He concludes with a Macro-Forecast of central themes making up the “Most Likely Scenario for 2030.”
 

William Halal
The TechCast Project
George Washington University
 

Bill is professor emeritus of management, technology and innovation. He is founder and director of the TechCast Project and a thought leader  in foresight, strategy, forecasting and related fields. For more, see www.BillHalal.com



Future Disruption: Where Will You Be Skating?

We are in the midst of a digital revolution. Technology is an integral part of our lives and will continue to be so for the future. We have seen the pace of technological change increase rapidly during the current pandemic. That process will only accelerate, meaning massive change to the business community. We have recently been compelled to institute new ways of working and socializing. Upcoming technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things and gene editing will alter our lives in ways that are hard to imagine. The use of robots will change traditional employment and the way the jobs are structured, 3D printing will cause shifts in manufacturing capabilities, regenerative medicine will transform medical care, artificial intelligence will manage many of our businesses and electrically-powered vehicles will replace current gasoline and diesel fueled transportation. Only by understanding the upcoming changes will it be possible to adapt to and take advantage of them.

 

 

Steven Hausman
Futurist  and Speaker
 Former Administrator, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Steven J. Hausman is a nationally top-ranked speaker in the areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine, recognized futurist, widely-quoted technology authority and author. His speaking specialties include robotics and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the security risks of emerging technologies, nanotechnology, 3D printing, bionics and human enhancement, biometrics, autonomous and electric vehicles, brain-machine interfaces, the Internet of Things, medically-related topics such as aging and nutrition and the history of technology. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in the field of immunology and transplantation genetics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia before joining the National Institutes of Health where he had a 31 year career as a researcher and Senior Executive.


Small group breakout discussions and reporting.

Readings:

  • Forecasting the Technology Revolution
  • Skate to the Future
  • Transformative Technologies in Higher Education
  • The Time Has Come For More Virtual Learning

 
Personal Invitation

The TechCast-Cognis-City Future Executive Workshop
 

 


Planning for Transformative Change  

The pandemic and other threats like climate change make it clear the present global order is not sustainable. It is an existential challenge to people everywhere. The World Economic Forum called for a “A Great Reset" in all spheres of society. Leaders in business, government and other institutions need to plan for transformative change – NOW.
 
  • Purpose  This workshop is designed to help executives develop a new strategic posture to meet these transformative challenges.
     
  • Program  Ninety-minute meetings will be held on Zoom each Friday at 10 AM Western US time, 1 PM Eastern US time and 7 PM EU time.  Seven consecutive weeks from February 5 to March 19, 2021. See the Program Agenda for details.
     
  • Participation  Small groups of participants will discuss applications to their institutions and pool their judgment to form strategic postures.
     
  • Pricing  $350 for individual sessions and $1450 for the entire program. Early registration: $250/$1250 before January 15, 2020.
 
 

 
Prominent Speakers
Giving Strategic Talks
On the Pivotal Issues of Our Time

 
Limor Shafman, Host. President, The Keystone Tech Group
Frequent Host and Speaker.


 
Jess Garretson, CEO, The Cognis Group



 
William Halal, The TechCast Project,
George Washington University

 
 
Steven Hausman, Futurist  and Speaker
Former Administrator, National Institutes of Health




 
John Lewis, Coach,  Speaker, Author of “Story Thinking



 
Anthony Cascio, Director of Research & Engineering
The Cognis Group



 
Gabriele Rizzo, Visionary Futurist and Enthusiastic Innovator




 
Jerome Glenn, CEO, The Millennium Project



 
Ted Gordon, Co-Founder, The Millennium Project



 
 
Paul Saffo, Forecaster



 
Art Murray, President/CEO
Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc.
 



 
Cutting-Edge Research from
TechCast and Prominent Speakers
Thought Provoking Articles and Reports


 
Feb 5. State-of-the-Art in Strategy and Foresight:  Change from the Bottom Up And the Outside In; The Human Side of Transformative Change. 

 
Feb 12. Managing the Technology Revolution: A Macro Forecast of the Most Likely 2030 Scenario; Survey of Disruptive Technologies.

 
Feb 19. The Great Reset in Mental Models: An Emerging Global Consciousness,
and Story Thinking.


 
Feb 26. The Historic Rise of Stakeholders: Building the Collaborative Enterprise; Keys to Open Innovation.

 
Mar 5. Threats to Cybersecurity: Staying Safe in a Digital World; Which Data, What Data, What Futures: Cybersecurity from the Cloud to the Brain Cloud.

 
Mar 12. Coping with Pandemics: Three Scenarios with Guides to Survival.


 
Mar 19. Practicum on Strategy Formation:  Conclusions and Take Away Strategic Postures 

 
Register Here for the Entire Program


Register Here for Individual Sessions


To clarify questions or other issues, email Prof. Halal at Halal@GWU.edu
 
 

 
Presented by:



 

     
         The TechCast Project

 

 






          
        The Cognis Group









                                                                                               

 
Sponsored by:






 


  

Letters
 
TechCast always encourages letters, comments and suggestions. 
 

 

A Transformation Journey to Creative and Alternative Futures  
 

Newcastle, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing  
128 pages
Published: March 21, 2019
ISBN: 9781527531772, 1527531775
Victor V. Motti


This book presents a counter-trend against nationalism, religious extremism, xenophobia, and racism. It an alternative globalization based not on trade, the economy, and politics, but on humanity’s transcendence to a collective consciousness. Inspired by a pantheist worldview, it applies an integral perspective toward strategic foresight and anticipation on the planetary scale. Controversial, disappearing, and emerging binary oppositions are explained within the framework of the mythology of the Lord of Wisdom versus the Ignorant Mind. It shows that our anticipatory planetary era might be characterized by the acknowledgement of our “zero knowledge”, as measured in the ocean of all disciplines; zero carbon for energy; zero war in politics and zero killing in society; zero conscious beings excluded; and zero existence (as we have known it), as humanity merges into some higher and enriched complexity.


Victor V. Motti is Director of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), the foremost independent body for futures studies scholarship. Based in the Middle East, he is conversant in English, Arabic, Persian, and Italian and is an international writer, speaker, and foresight consultant. His article “Sources of Futures Studies from Foresight to Anticipation” appears in the Handbook of Anticipation (2017). In 2016 and 2017, he joined a select international panel of futurists from developed and developing countries in North Africa to explore key transitions at global and regional levels for the 2030 and 2050 horizons. In 2016, he lectured in Europe on futures studies in the Middle East and North Africa, based on a paper he had written for the World Future Review.     Click here for video by Victor Motti

 
Keynote on Autonomous Vehicles Conference
 

 

 
TechCast gave a keynote speech at  an international conference on transportation featuring autonomous cars on November  2, 2020. The conference was organized by the Intelligent Transport Society of South Korea.

TechCast's Bill Halal organized his talk around the five principles of Global Consciousness. 

 






 



TechCast Briefs Angel Investors
 
 
TechCast founder, William Halal, kicked off the annual meeting of the Angel Capital Association’s Virtual Summit May 12 with his keynote on The Technology Revolution.  Among his many points, Bill outlined how AI is causing today’s move beyond knowledge to an Age of Consciousness, and that business is now altering corporate consciousness to include the interests of all stakeholders. Angel investors are concerned about the social impacts of their companies, so this news was well received, especially as Bill stressed this historic change could be a competitive advantage.

 


 

 Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association
 
Prof. Halal spoke on the topic of AI, noting TechCast’s forecast that AI is expected to automate 30% of routine knowledge work about 2025 +3/-1 years and General AI is likely to arrive about 2040. Expanding on the same theme delivered at ACA, Bill explained how today’s shifting consciousness is likely to transform, not only business, but also government, the military and all other institutions. Halal also spoke at the annual AFCEA conference on the

 

 

We Invite Your Ideas
 
TechCast offers exciting new possibilities to use our unequaled talent and resources for creative projects. I invite you to send me your questions, fresh ideas, articles to publish, consulting work, research studies, or anything interesting on the tech revolution.
 
Email me at Halal@GWU.edu and I'll get back to you soon. Have your friends and colleagues sign up for this newsletter at www.BillHalal.com.


Thanks, Bill
 
William E. Halal, PhD  
The TechCast Project 
George Washington University
 


 

 

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Prof. William E. Halal, Founder
George Washington University

Prof. Halal can be reached at Halal@GWU.edu

 
The TechCast Project is an academic think tank that pools empirical background information and the knowledge of high-tech CEOs, scientists and engineers, academics, consultants, futurists and other experts worldwide to forecast breakthroughs in all fields. Over 20 years of leading the field, we have been cited by the US National Academies, won awards, been featured in the Washington Post and other media, and consulted by corporations and governments around the world. TechCast and its wide range of experts  are available for consulting, speaking and training in all aspects of strategic foresight.
 
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