Futurized - thoughts on our emerging future

Futurized - thoughts on our emerging future

The Futurized podcast goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur, interviews smart people with a soul. Every week, founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders come on the show to discuss the societal impact of deep tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IoT, CRISPR, nanotech, 3D printing, quantum, robotics) and the emerging future of work, markets, business and society.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 58 min

Jean-Claude Burgelman, Professor of Open Science Policy at the Free University of Brussels, interviewed by host Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Impact of Digital on Science. JC Burgelman’s career spans the EU, foresight, Media, and tech assessment. We discuss the role of foresight in EU policy. What are the big challenges? Fallout of COVID has compelled science from closed to open, from premium to co...

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February 15, 2021 52 min

Catherine Havasi, CEO and co-founder, Dalang Health, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Patient experience. Telehealth. Personalizing digital health. The AI space (ConceptNet, crowdsourcing for AI, word embeddings, transfer learning, multilingual natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning, federated learning). Chronic Disease Management. Exciting applications (health coa...

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February 10, 2021 9 min

In episode 86 of the podcast, the topic is: Future Tech: Disruptive technology forces. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim talks about Chapter 2 of his forthcoming book Future Tech: How to capture value from disruptive industry trends, which is about how science and technology enable innovation. We listen to some clips from earlier episodes of Futurized, in the domains of AI, engines, quantum computing and more. 

After listening to this e...

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February 9, 2021 43 min

Tuğberk Duman, Head of Innovation at Futurice, the Finnish consultancy, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about  Why thinking about a world beyond the screen? Invisible user interface where natural gestures (body movements, perhaps even thoughts) trigger interactions. Current examples making use of Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Cortana, or Google Glass). Experiments, Trends in UI design, Desi...

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February 2, 2021 53 min

Jon Wellinghoff, CEO of GridPolicy and former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

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January 26, 2021 51 min

Taniya Mishra, Founder of SureStart, the diverse AI training platform, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about why STEM or STEAM is not enough. They discuss pre-college and post-college--the leaky inflection points for students 16-23. What about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the importance of relational, proximate mentoring, fairness in algorithms, affective computing, emerging ...

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January 21, 2021 55 min

Nick Jankel, transformational futurist, the CEO and co-founder of Switch On, and author of the new book Now Lead The Change, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Personal Development Market. VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). Trends in Self-help, Leadership, Therapy, Coaching, and Healing. Brain science. Wisdom. Practical psychology. Bio-Transformation Theor...

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January 19, 2021 61 min

Dmitry Kaminskiy, Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about What is longevity and why does it matter if we live longer? Health span v. Lifespan. The Intersection of AgeTech, WealthTech and FinTech. The silver tsunami (of aging). Quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Scenarios. Rise of policy scene for longevity. Biomarkers on the path to population health. How...

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January 14, 2021 54 min

Ben Goertzel, CEO and founder of SingularityNET and Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about Futuristic applications of interoperable AI. Sophia- the robot. Singularity. Transhumanism. How to define intelligence . Decentralized, Distributed, interoperable AI. The importance of trust to progress with technology. Future of human-computer...

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January 12, 2021 65 min

Jon Tota, CEO and founder of Syntax + Motion and host of the Learning Life Podcast, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about The future of learning experience design. Shifting focus from the teacher to thinking about learners first. How to teach true skills? How do you get the user to interact? From learning management systems (LMS) via design thinking to learning experience platforms (L...

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Jesse Boehm, the scientific director of the Broad Institute’s Cancer Dependency Map Initiative and an institute scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about mobilizing the unique sci-tech environment for health in Massachusetts. They discuss the Broad Institute's ethos and the Boehm Lab’s cancer collaboration for rare diseases. They cove...

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January 7, 2021 57 min

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Avast Software, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about why is it so hard to eradicate cybersecurity challenges? Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). Threats we are ready for and know about vs. Threats we don’t know about are not ready for. The Quantum Market Players, Challenges, and applications. What quantum security ...

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January 5, 2021 58 min

Urho Konttori,  co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Varjo, the mixed reality equipment maker, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Industrial-grade Mixed Reality (MR).  The advent of enterprise/industrial-grade AR/VR/XR/MR/hybrid reality and its impact on RR. Which companies are using it already?  Current professional user types. Emerging use cases. Why is Varjo so...

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January 1, 2021 64 min

Neal Dikeman, Managing partner and founder of Energy Transition Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Where do we currently stand on energy transition? Disruptive forces (tech, regulation, business models, social dynamics). What is the role of energy policy v. the free market? Which energy models to trust? The emergent energy mix and how it will evolve? When will renewables su...

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December 31, 2020 51 min

Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Braintrust, the first user-controlled talent network, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about  the results from building and investing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation marketplaces. Is blockchain overhyped? Emerging marketplaces with non-extractive externalities and truly sharing control and ownership. The path and possib...

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December 29, 2020 53 min

Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about The Future of Risk and Resilience. How to handle disasters. Chronic stressors v. Sudden shocks. What organizations should be worrying about right now. Risk management. How to increase resilience. Opportunities from crisis. How organizations can survive and thrive in the next decade.

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December 28, 2020 44 min

Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, the startup using blockchain to authenticate content on the internet, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about How to Fix Fake News? Players in the Internet content industry, Emerging challenges (Digital Rights Management-DRM, interoperability, fake news, copyright infringement/protection, trust on the internet). Potential solutions (watermarki...

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December 24, 2020 51 min

Shaun Vanderpool, CEO and founder of Il Lupo and Hempire, an avid hunter of emerging technology to commercialize, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about how difficult it is for our educational system to recognize and adapt to individual exceptional abilities. We discuss the massive potential of Hemp, the vast energy potential of a new five phase engine, and briefly cover an emerging oppor...

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December 22, 2020 54 min

Gary Sheynkman, a first generation immigrant (to the US) from Kiev, Ukraine living in Dubai who runs Leyden Ventures, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, they talk about Arabian Tech. The Arabian startup scene. Accelerators and VC in the Middle East. Digital transformation of Arabic private equity approaches. Building a startup ecosystem from scratch. The Area 2071 initiative. The Middle East of the ...

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December 17, 2020 53 min

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, CEO and co-founder of CanopyLAB, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. 

In this conversation, we talk about empowering learners, and about blended learning, moving beyond screen time to Virtual immersionm AI/AR – how to use tech the right way. We discuss tackling scaling challenges in social learning, EdTech post-COVID-19. We cover how Sahra collated and digitized more than 50+ ways of classroom l...

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