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Dr. James Canton
Works at CEO & Chairman, Institute for Global Futures
Attended Union University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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My tribute to Al Toffler the first authentic global futurist and an original thinker who died yesterday. 
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Football of the future: Fans will LIVE Super Bowl 100 in 2066 with virtual reality technology, not watch it
No longer a parochial pastime, futurists believe American gridiron will be a global game with franchises from London to Beijing, and concussions will have disappeared.
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Check out my blog on the Predictive Enterprise and the Future of Business. Are you Future Ready?
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Based on a recent keynote presentation, check out my Huffington Post blog on how having the right innovation mindset is essential to creating your future. 
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7 Trends Every Leader Needs to Know about Now
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New Video about My Book Future Smart helps you manage the game changing trends that are coming fast to our world. 
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My interview on the Coming Blockchain Disruption is going to be a challenge for banks, business and consumers. Find out what the key trends are that will shape this change.
Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but it is the blockchain technology platform underlying this digital currency that is the real story. We talked with futurist Dr. James Canton about what the blockchain is and the coming impact it will have on the way we do business. Why is the blockchain important? As a futurist, it’s…
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My interview on NBC on web. Want to Find Out what's coming in 2045? 
The future is now, and it's pretty cool. But what will the world be like in another 30 years?
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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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354 people
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Jon Teets's profile photo
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Futurist, author, adviser to global organizations, CEO Institute for Global Futures www.globalfuturist.com
Skills
Forecasting, strategy formulation for global organizations, new ventures, keynote presentations, entrepreneurship, finance, sits on boards, collapses time
Employment
  • 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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San Francisco, CA
Previously
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


Bragging rights
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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