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 most impacted by these changes – please take a moment to respond to the poll.
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 that lies ahead. With that in mind, I began thinking about the Super Bowl and Olympics of 2030. What types of changes are in store for these massive sporting events?
In the middle of last year, I presented on the Future of Sports at a local event. A summary of that session can be found here. In the narrated short presentation below, I explore the various dimensions of sports and a number of possible sports-related advances. I close with a poll that asks the following:
Who do you think will be most impacted by sports-related advances, in the next five years?
- The Athletes?
- The Fans?
- Is it the Stakeholders, such as Officials, Teams, and Leagues?
- Perhaps the Media, including Brands and Sponsors?
- Or is it Other? Participants that are still relatively unknown.
Please take a moment to share your opinion at the end of the presentation by clicking on the poll link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
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 sports: The Future of Sports 2016 Report and The Future of Sports 2015 Report.
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 a glimpse into what I will be presenting.
This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the Brown Recruiting Pavilion behind the south end zone, with proceeds to benefit the Rutgers women’s soccer team. Details for the event can be found here.
Join us if you live in New Jersey.