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Dr. James Canton
Works at CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures
Attended Union University
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Will Watson be able to make moral choices that humans would make? Only if we teach Watson. Insight in insight out.

Cognitive computing, smarter machines will enable the evolution of our civilization--no doubt. The question I have is will they like us?
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+Dr. James Canton If Watson ever was placed in a position of authority and decision making, it could go both ways.
Perhaps the decisions are as cold as the worst human psychopath, totally devoid of empathy.
But it could also be an advantage. If not biased, and fallible to being influenced by perception like a human, there could be better policing, better legal judgements, better ... etc The decisions would be fact based.
The scene from Rubicon where Truxon has the speech called "The Tie" comes to mind. (Uncaring outside professionals can give an unbiased and useful analysis of a situation, better than one on the inside)
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Attention Game Changers of the Future. My new book Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that will Transform Your World is available for purchase now on Amazon from DeCapo Press Order your copy today  http://goo.gl/2O2RKT
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You are all Game Changers of the Future. Thanks everyone who ordered my book got it yesterday! This was ahead of the publication date of Jan. 27. Very Cool indeed. 

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This example of flocking maybe the beginning of hive minds, emergence, flocking is the instinctive behavior to move. Interesting.
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Cool new film in the Time Travelers series, check it out. 
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New Book and Keynote Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends Coming Fast by Dr. James Canton
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Are you a Game Changer of the Future? My New Book Future Smart Shows You What's Next. Enjoy. Order today at Amazon http://goo.gl/2O2RKT
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It's been too long.  I'll reach out to Andrew.  Let's catch up over a phone call.  Have the greatest.
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How ready for the future are you? My new book Future Smart will prepare you for the key trends in business, markets and society. Get ready for the future, get Future Smart. 
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Virtual humans coming sooner then I forecasted, this artist has the right stuff, he's inventing the future, uber cool
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Futurist, author, adviser to global organizations, CEO Institute for Global Futures www.globalfuturist.com
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Forecasting, strategy formulation for global organizations, new ventures, keynote presentations, entrepreneurship, finance, sits on boards, collapses time
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  • CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures
    Futurist, visionary thought leader, author, adviser organizations, 1990 - present
    Forecasting trends, write books, create companies, serve on company boards, create innovation tools to better manage change and reduce risk.
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NY City, Washington DC, San Francisco
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Global futurist, author, adviser, entrepreneur, CEO Institute for Global Futures
Introduction
CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures
San Francisco, CA
www.FutureGuru.com

Global futurist, author, serial entrepreneur, adviser to Fortune 1000 and governments on forecasts, strategy, trends, leading edge innovations. Focus areas: future of medicine, technology, media, energy, climate, natural resources and security. Clients include IBM, GE, Phillips, Intel, General Foods, JP Morgan, Apple, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson and Upjohn.

Author, Future Smart; The Game-Changing Trends that will Transform your World, The Extreme Future: the Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next  20 Years and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century

Advisory Board, Viridian Capital Advisors
Co-Founder, Club of the Future
Founder, FutureLab

Past Positions:
Advisory Board, MIT's Media Lab EU
Chairman, Work and Health Task Force, State of California
Governor's Wellness Council, State of California
Senior Fellow, Knowledge Innovation Network, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Fellow, Center for Neurotechnology, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
International Advisory Council, Economic Development Board, State of Singapore
Visionary Board Member, Motorola Labs
Co-Chairman, Futures and Forecasting Track, Singularity University
Founding Advisory Board, Singularity University, NASA Ames


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Best selling author, worked at Apple Computer on the original Mac team, award winner for NanoDoc and Time Travelers media showsearly forecaster in artificial intelligence,
Education
  • Union University
    PhD Social Sciences, Systems, Managment
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