by Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future Executive Director

During the 1930s, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and other photographers traveled around America to document the lives of people living in poverty. The photographers were recruited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration to bring into the public eye the…

By Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future Executive Director

Dictators and wannabe dictators, the category I put Trump in, are quite pathetic once the infrastructure that elevates and supports them crumbles. Think of Saddam, unshaven and unkempt, being fished out of the underground hole, his last hiding place. Or Nicolae…

By Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future and Nick Monaco, Director, Institute for the Future, Digital Intelligence Lab.

http://www.iftf.org/cognitiveimmunity/

We are living in an unprecedented information environment. Our attention is monopolized and fractured by a multitude of devices, applications, websites, and notifications. Manipulation has never been so easy or…

Whenever I call a customer service line and have to sit through a torturous series of non-human interactions — “If you are calling x, press y,” “sorry I didn’t understand you,” “return to the main menu,” “this number doesn’t work,” “enter the number again” — I think of the island…

We are living in a long overdue moment of technological reckoning — a time of critically re-examining how social media, artificial intelligence, task-based work platforms, and many other technologies we’ve created are re-shaping our lives, our livelihoods, and our democracy. In many cases, not for the better. Not surprisingly, this…

Institute for the Future Fellows prototype Positive Platforms for tomorrow’s on-demand economy

In less than ten years, according to some estimates, more than a half billion people will be trying to earn a living in the on-demand economy. It’s up to all of us to make sure this new economic system works for everyone.

In the on-demand economy, algorithms are deployed to…

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future; author, Nature of the Future. www.iftf.org

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