Dr. James Canton, Ph.D, is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and sought-after business advisor. For the past twenty-five years, he has been insightfully forecasting the impact of future trends and innovations on business, customers and society. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Institute for Global Futures, an internationally-recognized San Francisco-based think tank he founded in 1990, to help clients better anticipate the future.
Dr. Canton advises Fortune 1000 corporations and governments worldwide. Dr. Canton advises the National Science Foundation and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He also served as an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology, Motorola, and MIT's Media Lab, Europe. His newest book is The Extreme Future.
Joining Richard Syrett, futurist James Canton discussed how to become 'future smart.' He illuminated the pivotal forces and global dynamics that everyone must understand today to thrive in a rapidly shifting landscape, including game-changing trends that are coming in... More »
During the middle two hours of the program, renowned global futurist Dr. James Canton discussed the top trends of the 'extreme future,' including oil and alternative energy (hydrogen, solar voltaic and nano-energy), longevity medicine and human enhancement, teleportation, climate change, and security issues (terrorism, disease pandemics, etc).