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Thu, Mar 28


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IFTF Foresight Talk: Futuring with the Revolutionary Forces of Virtual Natives

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Mar 28, 2024, 9:00 AM PDT

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The world of technology today would look almost alien compared to the world of technology from a few generations ago. We can create fantastical images with a skillfully written prompt, navigate through city streets in driverless cars, and university students are taking courses on the ethics of TikTok.

Leslie Shannon, Head of Trend and Innovation Scouting at Nokia, has tracked tech innovations for so long while wielding the power of foresight that she has been able to carve herself a valuable role within her organization. Join us on Thursday, March 28 at 9am Pacific Time when Leslie talks to IFTF Emerging Media Lab Director Toshi Hoo about her process for keeping up with the rapid rate of technological change in order to provide strategic foresight at her workplace and the telecommunications industry at large. We’re excited to have her discuss her methods for arriving at the insightful content in her most recent book Virtual Natives: How a New Generation is Revolutionizing the Future of Work, Play, and Culture, a highly relevant work with implications on how all of us will live in the future. We’ll also dig into some of her thoughts on the Metaverse and the future of mixed reality with Gen AI.

Come hear Leslie share her impressive journey to becoming a futurist at Nokia and how she develops deep insights by paying attention to the signals and forces around her.

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