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Nov 16, 2021

Welcome to the Future Focused series of No Turning Back. As we end 2021 and take the step into 2022, we will be having future-focused conversations: largely talking about the future of work, but also the human-AI experience, technological innovation in the military, drafting out and discussing what our world will look like in the years to come.


Bob Johansen, this week's guest, kicks off the mini-series. Bob is a self-proclaimed "futurist" who looks at life backwards, focusing ten years ahead as he makes predictions about the life waiting for him. Bob is a distinguished fellow with the Institute for the Future, where he helps organizations get ready for, and influence, the future. He has been doing this work for 30 years while also authoring or co-authoring a massive 12 books on the subject.

In today's discussions, Bob explains that all humans will be cyborgs in 10 years, why he dislikes the term "artificial intelligence," and why good leaders must be digital leaders. He shared one of the more interesting and important questions in the future is: what can humans do best? And what can computers do best? He challenges us to focus on the hopeful potentials of both the human and the machine.