As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what’s to come is unhealthy and unhelpful. He shares 8 pieces of advice to help us embrace complexity and thrive right now.
Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an idiot. Nonetheless, we asked attendees and speakers at this year’s TED conference to share what they think might radically change society, life, technology and so on in the next 30 years.
From machine intelligence to post-subsistence economies, Google’s Blaise Agüera y Arcas lays out 6 (okay, 7) ways everything is set to change.
From the climate crisis to rising inequality to the debate about transparency and privacy, vote in our online poll to determine which will be the biggest driver of change in the next 30 years.