Future Fridays

Discover the future

Future Fridays is a weekly email that goes out every Friday of course!

The newsletter is filled with the best things I found this week, personal snippets, and previews to my latest articles on the trends and technology most likely to impact our lives in the next 3-10 years.

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Happy Friday!​
The cars wound round and round the parking lot of the converted fairgrounds. I felt anxious, excited, nervous as I inched towards my turn.

I was corralled into this enormous warehouse. As I pulled up to my spot I felt like I could burst with elation.

covid vaccine facility

"Can I see your ID?"
"First dose or second dose?"
"Right arm or left?"

And that was it. In what felt like 2 seconds I'd received my first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine!

I immediately felt massive relief and gratitude towards all the workers there. I couldn't help myself from repeatedly calling out "Thank you!" to all the volunteers.

As I sat in the parking lot for the allotted 15 minutes, I felt myself comedown from the rush. Like the crash after a concert.

Then just calm, peace. Finally, there's an end in sight.

How NOT to be screen vampire

My latest piece is a departure from the future, instead it's about dealing with our technological present.

"Coffee. I drag myself to work. More coffee. Meeting with Cheryl from accounting. Even more coffee. Ugh, too much coffee, bathroom. Coffee. Work on a project plan. Coffee?

Come 11 pm though, I’m completely awake, watching hilarious videos on YouTube. I’m not tired at all.

Most people know they have a sleep problem, but they don’t know how to fix it."

Read the whole piece here: How NOT to be a screen vampire

A Fusion Future

fusion gif

I read this week that the amount of hydrogen in one glass of water could provide enough power for a person's lifetime with fusion energy.

This sent me down a rabbit hole digging into the nitty gritty of the future of energy.

Here's some of the most interesting things I found.Check them out if you're thinking about climate change, the future, energy, or just want to geek out on speculative science-fiction science

Fusion: Powering a Bright Future, by Isaac Arthur

​Here's a company that spun out of MIT that's planning to bring a prototype reactor online by 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems - https://cfs.energy/

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As always, look to the future and don't underestimate the change in the next decade:

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.” - Bill Gates

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