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Futurist Speaker- Richard Yonck


The Future is Human: Finding Our Way in an Everchanging World
How can we ensure the future remains conducive to human life, values and experience? Explore the challenges and strategies that will help us become good stewards of the future.

Automation, Employment & the Future of the Workforce
Augmented Reality Docent. AI Wrangler. Data Set Auditor. Genetics Interpreter. Digital Reputation Scrubber. VR Addiction Counselor. These are just a few of the new jobs we’ll be seeing in the near future. It’s very evident that businesses and the workforce aren’t prepared for the changes that await us. How do we adapt to a world that no longer needs people for many tasks? How can we prepare for jobs that don’t even exist yet?

“You gave our workforce deans plenty of food for thought as they navigate the complex education and employment world we’re preparing students for.”
Nancy Dick, Director, Workforce Education,
WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

AI: The Century’s Most Transformational Technology
Future advances in artificial intelligence will alter nearly every aspect of our lives. How will we adapt as everything in our world becomes more and differently intelligent?

Healthcare 2045: The Amazing Era of Hyper-Personalized Medicine
Next-generation gene therapies. Microinterventions. mRNA-based cancer vaccines. Vastly extended healthspans and lifespans. Learn how the future of medicine will transform our very definitions of health, wellness and mortality.

Propelling Mobility: Where is the Future of Transportation Taking Us?
New transportation technologies will rapidly transform our cities, commerce and society. With everything from autonomous vehicles and micromobility to delivery drones and urban air mobility, what are the implications for infrastructure, vehicle ownership models, regulation and more?

Building Your Organization’s Future Resilience
The 2020 pandemic broke the global supply chain and experts say it will be five years before it’s fully functional again. How can we improve our future resilience to better weather the next worldwide crisis?

The New Era of Emotion AI: When Machines Understand Our Feelings
Our devices are becoming increasingly able to read, interpret and influence our emotions. Learn about the amazing future of Emotion AI from the author of the best-selling book, HEART OF THE MACHINE.

Cultivating AgriTech: The Future of a Growth Industry
One of civilization’s oldest activities is being transformed by 21st century technology. From vertical farms to artificial pollinators to Impossible proteins, how will AgriTech help us save the planet?


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