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2012 Session Notes

How to Spot the Future

Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED

Why are we giving up the "secret sauce"? To help foment innovation for the next 20 years.

  1. WIRED arrived 20 years ago: "A burst of fresh air from a distant planet" "a postcard from the future."
  2. We've had our misses (hydrogen economy, cue cat, smell-a-vision). Most of the time we've been accurate.
  3. How WIRED spots the future: Look for Cross Pollinators. Surf the Exponentials.
  4. How WIRED spots the future: Favor the Liberators. Respect Audacity.
  5. How WIRED spots the future: Bank on Openess. Demand Deep Design.
  6. How WIRED spots the future: Spend Time with Time Wasters.