Reliable sources of community information are critical for an informed and engaged society.
The Future of Information series will connect national leaders in data and information science, first amendment policy and law, educational policy and information, and other topics with local residents who are concerned about how changes in information are impacting their communities and democracy.
On April 11, 2018, futurist Amy Webb kicked off the Future of Information series at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
She spoke on current and emerging technologies and their impact on communities, communication, and society.
Read Crain’s article: Futurist Amy Webb has some concerns about the future
Read the Detroit Free Press article: Data, privacy, Facebook, and the future that Goldilocks ate
Watch Christy McDonald of MiWeek discuss Amy Webb’s presentation: MiWeek (Story begins at 16:42)
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About Amy Webb
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute. Named by Forbes as one of the five women changing the world, Webb was also named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the top management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. She won the 2017 Thinkers50 RADAR Award for her new book The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream.
Webb’s research focuses on the future of technology and its next-order implications on business, military, governing and society. Her forecasting models, trends and scenarios have been featured in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, and more. Her research has also been cited in several academic papers. She is the tech columnist and a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, where she writes about the future of technology and business.