Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey is the executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute and currently Google’s top-rated futurist speaker.  At the Institute, he has developed original research studies, enabling him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities. Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level of government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, GE, Blackmont Capital, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, Capital One, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, STAMATS, Bell Canada, American Chemical Society, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more. Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.

Articles by Thomas Frey

The futurist: Disrupting health care
When devices replace medicine

The futurist: Computing’s next big transformation
Semantic intelligence

Another 112 far-out uses for drones
Will we have drones watching the workers watching the drones?

The futurist: 192 uses for drones
Here are the first 80

The futurist: Should bots have bank accounts?
It's going to get complicated

The futurist: The value of a human life
It's increasing exponentially

More on the liquid library
It will be a focal point for idea-sharing

The futurist: A liquid network of ideas
The library of the future is almost here

Three more massive global trends
We depend on a lot of systems

The futurist: Six massive global trends
The first three

The future of crypto-currencies
They're a solution to "big government" issues

The futurist: Establishing the Central Bank of Bitcoin
Here's why it's the next logical step

More on reskilling America
Automation doesn't just happen

The futurist: Growing dangers of technological unemployment
And the reskilling of America

More on the laws of exponential capabilities
New mega-accomplishments are emerging

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