Futures Salon: “Trust and Reputation in the Platform Gig Economy”

We begin with a brief introduction of Andrew Marley, who will be covering some of the concepts which appeared in his Masters work. We look forward to hearing about this applied anthropology! As a brief definition… Platform = things like TaskRabbit or UpWork, and while not the exact definition, is how it is commonly used.Continue reading “Futures Salon: “Trust and Reputation in the Platform Gig Economy””

Futures salon: The Future of the Office

We thank Nikki Wildman, Associate Principal with DesignGroup, for joining us this evening for a discussion on The Future of the Office. Before we get into the conversation, we engage in an interesting sidebar on how we will return to in-person interactions as well as the new limits on personal space may exist. “We allContinue reading “Futures salon: The Future of the Office”

Salon notice: The Future of the Office

Our next Columbus Futurists monthly forum, which will be Tuesday January 12 at 6:30 PM (eastern) on Zoom.  Our topic for the evening will be “The Future of the Office,” and I am delighted to announce that we will be joined that evening by Nikki Wildman, Associate Principal with DesignGroup.    Here is a link toContinue reading “Salon notice: The Future of the Office”

Futures Salon: “STEEP predictions for 2021”

Our theme for the evening is “STEEP predictions for 2021.”  Society, Technology, Economics, Environment/Energy(Geo), Politics We start with casual conversation on the hopes that in the coming years we will be able to develop as a nation which more readily embraces kindness and reason. We expect that increased communication and collaboration in a global senseContinue reading “Futures Salon: “STEEP predictions for 2021””

Salon notice: STEEP predictions for 2021

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday December 8 at 6:30 pm (eastern). Our theme for the evening will be “STEEP predictions for 2021.”  Come ready to share your predictions for the year 2021 across the dimensions of: Society, Technology, Economics, Environment/Energy(Geo), Politics I’ll also ask you to assess the probability of each prediction as well.Continue reading “Salon notice: STEEP predictions for 2021”

NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts

I have a friend who recently confided in me—somewhat sheepishly—that she had spent $50 on a virtual concert ticket for her favorite band, Blackberry Smoke. She worried that others might judge her for such a seemingly extravagant purchase for what amounted to a live stream of a concert. (I should note that the $50 alsoContinue reading “NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts”

Salon notice: The End of Permissionless Innovation

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday November 10 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Our topic of discussion that evening will be “The End of Permissionless Innovation.”  We will base our discussion off this article from the Brookings Institute:  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2020/10/07/the-end-of-permissionless-innovation/ The last 30 years in the United States have been marked by what hasContinue reading “Salon notice: The End of Permissionless Innovation”

Futures Salon: “Predicting the Presidential Election”

We open this evening’s salon, “Predicting the Presidential Election”, with group introductions as we have a nice collection of new members, the usual core, and members returning from previous years. This meeting represents our fourth conversation on these predictive models in political science. Will these models be able to predict this election in this tumultuousContinue reading “Futures Salon: “Predicting the Presidential Election””