Popular Keynote Topics for Futurist Thomas Frey – Architect of the Future
Speaking at the MCAA Convention in Indianapolis
Over the past decade, Thomas Frey has built an extensive following around the world based on his ability to uncover unique insights into the future, and describe the enormous opportunities that lie ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world to come.
Thomas has been featured in thousands of articles for both national and international publications including New York Times, Huffington Post, Times of India, USA Today, US News and World Report, Popular Science, The Futurist Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, World Economic Forum, Times of Israel, Mashable, Bangkok Post, National Geographics, ColoradoBiz Magazine, Rocky Mountain News, and many more. He currently writes a weekly “Future Trend Report” newsletter and a weekly column for FuturistSpeaker.com.
Predicting the future has little value without understanding the driving forces behind the trends, subtle nuances that can be leveraged, and implications for both the people directly affected in the industry as well as others farther down the technological food chain.
Each year his talks touch the lives of tens of thousands of people with his unique brand of customized presentations designed specifically around the needs of each and every audience.
With that in mind, here are some of his most popular topics. But don’t feel restricted by this list as he loves to tackle unusual topics.
Setting the Stage
The people of the world have an “unfinishable mandate” to continually stretch, grow, propagate, and master not only the world around us, but also the entire universe.
The human race has a genetic pre-disposition for pushing the envelope, coloring outside the lines, and reaching for things that will forever be unreachable.
As individuals, there will be some who are content to find inner peace and live a minimalist lifestyle. But as a race, we are driven by the need to make a difference, be admired for our accomplishments, and create moments of triumph in our otherwise pale existence.
We have only taken the first step in a trillion mile journey. The next few steps, in my opinion, will be nothing short of spectacular.
Future of Healthcare – “Is Death our only Option?”
We all know that polluted water is bad for us, and that if we distill water and remove all of the so-called impurities, that it’s less than optimal. Somewhere in this entire water spectrum is “perfect water,” meaning it’s perfect for you as an individual, at that particular moment in time. With over 7 billion people in the world, this would mean there are over 7 billion formulations of perfect water. Complicating it even further, each of these formulations will change every second of every day as the metabolism of the human body changes. Somewhere in this line of thinking is the level of precision that will be needed for tomorrow’s hyper-individualized healthcare. Additional information at Is death our only option? Buying into the dream of immortality.
Future of AI – “Rethinking the Human Experience”
It’s important to understand the symbiotic relationship, if the human economy collapses, so will the AI economy. While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots are going to be meeting many of our needs, offering proactive advice, and serving us in favorable ways. Since the best possible interfaces come from the inside out, working with AI will be far less about us trying to understand the technology and far more about technology trying to understand us. In the AI era, technology will slide further behind the curtain into more of an assistive role, one that is not meant to be all about shiny new gadgets and operating system updates. Over time, the gadget craze will subside, as we shift our collective attention to rethinking the human experience. Additional information at 12 mind-blowing AI advances and 12 critical takeaways to put AI in perspective
Future Industries – “100,000 new micro industries to be created over the next two decades”
Every major industry today was started as a micro industry. Everything from steel, to photography, oil, airlines, electricity, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and search engines all worked their way into existence from a tiny starting point. Over the coming two decades we will be witnessing an unprecedented wave of innovation and creativity driven by new tools of production. During this time we will see an explosion of over 100,000 new micro industries that will employ hundreds of millions of people. Additional information at 100,000 new micro industries to be created over the next two decades.
Future of Banking – “Rethinking the Banking and Finance Industry One Transaction at a Time.”
According to a recent survey by Fiserv of 3,000 bank users, over the past 30 days, more than 80% said they logged into their bank’s website an average of 11 times. But 61% said they had also visited their bank during the same timeframe. Normally we would think that they made the trip to do something they couldn’t online, but that would be wrong. According to their research 53% of customers prefer online banking, but 44% still like to go there in person. As an industry, banks have studied their customers from thousands of different angles to determine if there are any cracks in their thinking. They all intuitively know that banking industry is in the second half of the bell curve, but so far haven’t spotted the fault lines they all know are coming. Additional information at Five tipping points that show why our current banking system is doomed
Future of the 5G – “Beyond 5G, the great enabler for future industries”
With the Internet being a multidimensional communications network, I like to think of it from the perspective of being inside a bag with people pushing on all of the outer walls simultaneously. The future of 5G is not any one thing, it’s many. For this talk, I’ve broken the transformative nature of 5G into eight causal dimensions that I use to expand our understanding of this next wave communication system. Additional information here Future of the Internet – 8 Expanding Dimensions.