Envisioning The Future Of Sports

Last week, I participated in the Mass Participation World Conference 2020. The theme of the event was “Changing the Narrative: Solutions to help us move from Surviving to Thriving”. We shared the results of a recent survey of runners. The TCS This Run Tech Survey  reveals that technology is powering runners through the pandemic. The survey was … Continue reading Envisioning The Future Of Sports

Video Playlist Highlights Changes in the World of Sports

After producing a short video on the Future of Sports, the reimagining the future team curated a video playlist that explores potential changes in the world of sports – influenced by various advances in science and technology. The short introductory video above provides a link to the playlist. The poll below looks at who is … Continue reading Video Playlist Highlights Changes in the World of Sports

Future Sports: Connecting the Dots

Last week, I presented on the future of sports at a fund raiser for the Rutgers University Women’s Soccer team. A local Article on the topic captured the high-level themes, but for those interested, here is the full presentation along with two very good reports I tapped into from Delaware North on the future of … Continue reading Future Sports: Connecting the Dots

Discussing the Future of Sports

This story was posted this morning to promote a fund raiser that I am participating in on Tuesday evening, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. We will be discussing the future of sports, and its implications to fans, stakeholders, arenas, the athlete, humans, and the sports themselves. Here is an excerpt from the article by J.P. Pelzman and … Continue reading Discussing the Future of Sports

How Close Are We To Autonomous Driving?

I’m extremely confident that level 5 [self-driving cars] or essentially complete autonomy will happen, and I think it will happen very quickly. I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year. Elon Musk The question of full autonomy goes back to 2014. There was a time when … Continue reading How Close Are We To Autonomous Driving?

The Future Of Poker

When exploring how evolving technology will affect different aspects of our lives and society more broadly, one of the most interesting things we tend to find is that consequences are not wholly positive or negative. This is perhaps clearest in the constant debates about what technology will do to job markets. Common logic dictates (to … Continue reading The Future Of Poker

Virtual Reality Converges With Fitness

A scenario I explored when looking into the Future of Sports was improving our fitness in virtual ways. As our bodies are immersed into games or eSports, athleticism matters. Where the view of gaming in the past was a teenager or young adult wasting away in front of a screen, virtual reality is turning that … Continue reading Virtual Reality Converges With Fitness

A Survey Of Runners And A Look Into The Future

As I mentioned in a Post last week, I had the privilege of participating in the Mass Participation World Conference 2020. The theme of the event was “Changing the Narrative: Solutions to help us move from Surviving to Thriving”. The video below captures some highlights from TCS’ This Run Tech Survey , and a look into the future … Continue reading A Survey Of Runners And A Look Into The Future

Watch A Robot Perform Surgery On A Banana

As we march relentlessly towards an Automated Society, scenarios emerge to provide signals. How far will we take this automation scenario? My post last week focused on sports and a robot that Shoots Baskets with stunning accuracy. My post for today looks into robotic surgery, which is traditionally defined as any surgery done with a … Continue reading Watch A Robot Perform Surgery On A Banana

Basketball Shooting Robot Sets World Record

One future scenario that I describe is called an Automated Society. There is always much skepticism when the scenario is discussed. Our mind tells us that humans do things that automation simply cannot replace. I use sports as a good way to explore the possibility of automating anything we set our minds to. Take for … Continue reading Basketball Shooting Robot Sets World Record

Tectonic Shifts Expected As Digital Expands

Prognosticators continue to point to massive shifts in the aftermath of COVID-19. In this recent Article, author Bhaskar Majumdar explores an aggressive convergence of the physical and digital worlds. Pointing to the domains that have already converged – education and entertainment – Mr. Majumdar sees this phenomenon overwhelming all aspects of our lives. In the … Continue reading Tectonic Shifts Expected As Digital Expands

More Thought Leaders Weigh In On A Post Pandemic Future

As I’ve said in an earlier post, predicting life after pandemics has been a fools errand. Futurist Amy Webb described it this way: “Any time a new change is foisted upon us, very quickly there is a bias to thinking that the new present is the future. That is almost universally never the case.” Many … Continue reading More Thought Leaders Weigh In On A Post Pandemic Future

Trends that could change everything in the next decade

CCS Insight delivered a set of future predictions at its annual future-gazing event in London on Thursday 3 October. A longer than usual time frame was the focus, stretching to 2030. A total of 90 predictions were released. I include some interesting ones below.   PREDICTIONS By 2021, algorithmic and anti-bias data auditors emerge to tackle “pale, male … Continue reading Trends that could change everything in the next decade

Blurred Reality

It is no longer a surprise to witness something progress exponentially.  Add to that list virtual reality and its near term application in retail, games, sports, and other. As it progresses, the way we interact transforms slowly – and then suddenly. This is a great example of a building block on the science and technology … Continue reading Blurred Reality

The Super Bowl and Olympics of 2030

With the Super Bowl behind us and the Olympics right in front of us, seems like a good time to reflect on sports. With so many forces converging across the science, technology, societal, economic, and political spectrum’s, there is one thing we know for sure; not even sports is safe from the world altering change … Continue reading The Super Bowl and Olympics of 2030

Reimagining the Future Athlete

On June 13th, I will be presenting at a Rutgers Athletics Fund Raiser with a focus on the future of athletes and athletics. We will explore 1) Automation – robots replacing athletes, sensors and software replacing officiating 2) Performance – more data and machine learning lead to improved performance through better insights

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December 10, 2020: Envision the Future of Sports July 29, 2020: Sucesu Congress July 21, 2020: The Unconference – A Focus on Purpose July 14, 2020: Socratic Dialog on purpose March 25, 2020: The Increasing Speed of Change March 17, 2020: Uncertain future? What futurists think in times of social crisis March 16, 2020: Ezvid … Continue reading Media