Futurist Jack Uldrich Presents His Top Ten Predictions for 2012

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Acclaimed futurist, popular keynote speaker and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has released his annual list of top ten technology-related predictions for the coming year. Included on the list are specific examples of how technology will transform healthcare, education, politics, agriculture, retail, parenting and consumer behavior in some interesting and unexpected ways.

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The predictions show the positive as well as the negative implications of the various technological transformations.

Popular and provocative keynote speaker, best-selling author and renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich has released his annual list of top ten predictions for 2012. Included on this year’s list are: “collegiate guarantees,” new augmented reality and political-related smartphone apps, urban crops, Paparazzi drones, virtual grocery stores, Nano-drugs, networked traffic, phone sensors, and a backlash against facial recognition technology.

“The scenarios—which are quite specific—are not intend to be taken literally,” said Uldrich, the author of “Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Companies Deal with Emerging Technologies” and “Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future.” “However, the technology underlying each scenario should be taken seriously. Each prediction is intended to provoke the reader’s thinking and help them better understand how many of today’s technology trends will continue to transform their world.” Continued Uldrich, “the list is also designed to be useful for corporations and organizations involved in strategic planning. To this end, the predictions often show the positive as well as the negative implications of the various technological transformations.”

In the past year, Uldrich—who also recently released his report on the top ten trends for healthcare in 2012, has addressed and consulted with scores of major corporations and associations including IBM, United Healthcare, Cisco, Wipro, General Electric, Trimble Agriculture, and the Healthcare Associations of New York, Tennessee and Minnesota.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blogs or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to interview Mr. Uldrich can contact him at 612.267.1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, best-selling author, editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and the host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net. He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers bureaus, including Executive Speakers Bureau and Leading Authorities.


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