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Technology Trends

Learn and create the future.
3.6 (22 ratings)
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Created by Thomas O'Brien
Last updated 6/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Develop our big picture for where the world is going
Learn the pace and qualities of technology growth
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  • Curiosity for the future of humans and technology
  • Open mind to asking the deepest questions

This course is an exploration of the technology and philosophy that will shape the next 20 to 30 years. We'll develop our big picture understanding of where the world is going and when. The course will also challenge us to ask some of the deepest questions that we'll be faced with in the near future; who are we? what do we want? and how can we create what we want?

Here's a breakdown of the course's sections:

Section 1: Getting Started

In the first section we start by gaining a fundamental understanding of what technology and philosophy are and why it's important that we bring them together.

Section 2: 6 D's of Exponential Growth

This section covers the pace and qualities of technology growth. People often say that you can't predict the future, which is somewhat true, but we can definitely build a framework for understanding our direction more accurately.

Section 3: Technologies & Trends

In the last section we cover the technologies and trends that will likely have the biggest impacts in the next 20 to 30 years. By getting a feel for these and how they come together, we'll build more clear vision for the future.

Here are some of the topics included:

Nanotechnology - How will the shrinking of our technology change our tools and our world?

Artificial Intelligence - A.I. will completely reshape our relationship with computers, our cities, and our daily lives. What will this look like and when?

Immortality & Aging - For the first time in history, we have the chance to reprogram our biology away from aging and disease. What questions will this pose for us? What are the steps to defeating death?

Internet of Things - What happens when the physical world comes online and becomes intelligent?

Augmented & Virtual Realities - Our technology isn't something that only exists in the physical reality we're used to. With virtual and augmented reality, we're enhancing the real world and creating entirely new worlds.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in technology or the future
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Teachers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 01:24:43
Getting Started
4 Lectures 23:27


What is Philosophy?
6 D's of Exponential Growth
6 Lectures 19:46




Technologies & Trends
10 Lectures 40:04
Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence

Immortality & Aging



3D Printing

Extended Mind Thesis

Digital Shamans

Resources: Digital Shamans
About the Instructor
3.6 Average rating
22 Reviews
347 Students
1 Course
Entrepreneur, Philosopher

I've spent the past 3 years doing startups, consulting over 30 of them, and submersing myself in technology trends and our future.

During my time as CEO and consultant, I've focused on these two areas:

Strategic Vision - With almost every startup I work with, we start off by going over our vision of the future and how we can align the startup's goals with the growth of all areas of technology. Usually pretty quickly, we find ways to blow up our picture of what's possible now and in the coming years.

Marketing - I'm obsessed with spreading ideas that I love. With our growing power to connect, I love finding new ways to build relationships with people from around the world. Because of the huge amount of change happening, I deeply believe that every marketer must have a clear vision of the growth of technology. If we get too caught up in focusing only on marketing or social media trends, we risk missing the bigger picture; this is a central focus for me.

Connect with me on social media:

Twitter: @thomasbeta

Instagram: @tbobrien

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