Technology Trends

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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Curiosity for the future of humans and technology
  • Open mind to asking the deepest questions

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop our big picture for where the world is going
  • Learn the pace and qualities of technology growth

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in technology or the future
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Teachers

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
What is Technology?
Preview
03:34
Exponential Growth
Preview
04:57
Singularity
04:53
What is Philosophy?
10:03
Section 2: 6 D's of Exponential Growth
Digital
05:38
Deception
02:11
Disruption
02:56
Democratization
Preview
04:12
Dematerialization
02:32
Demonetization
02:17
Section 3: Technologies & Trends
Internet of Things
04:04
Artificial Intelligence
04:46
Immortality & Aging
08:36
Augmented & Virtual Realities
Preview
03:05
Nanotechnology
02:05
Robotics
03:17
3D Printing
02:10
Extended Mind Thesis
04:30
Digital Shamans
06:19
Resources: Digital Shamans
Article

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Instructor Biography

Thomas O'Brien, 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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