In The News

A list of recent articles, interviews and blogs featuring futurist speaker Glen Hiemstra.

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The future of food, BASF Panel

Pork Network blog, June 27, 2014
We discussed the future of food in this BASF panel that included famed Iron Chef Cat Cora.

Why Global Society Needs Internet of Everything

ZDNet, 6 June , 2014
The Internet of Everything enables connected environmentalism, advanced transportation, among other global issues that need to be addressed.

The Future of Mobility – Podcast

Cisco, April, 2014
Check out this podcast interview with Glen Hiemstra and Dave Evans on the future of mobility.

Cuban the Firebrand, and the Futurist

The New York Times, March, 2014
“He says things that are pretty unfiltered, but I do have to say that he sees the big picture,” said Glen Hiemstra…

Robots, Regenerative Medicine and More: Futurists Gaze Into 2014

Re/code, January, 2014
Robots, regenerative medicine, and the quantified self. “We’ll see some breakthrough entrants into the market.” See what Glen’s talking about.

The Future of Highway Transportation Spelled Out at SA Conference

WOAI Local News, January, 2014
“Much of the future involves self-driving vehicles,” Glen Hiemstra explains at the 2014 Texas Transportation Forum.

Cool Jobs: Paid to dream

Student Science, December, 2013
Glen Hiemstra sees a very distant future…Read more.

The Future of Work: How Talent Management Is Powering the Knowledge Value Revolution

Cornerstone On Demand, October, 2013
“The cultural, technology and generational shifts taking place in today’s workplace highlight how critically important it is that traditional human resources management to become more employee-centric.”

BYOD, BYOA and the Future of Work

Cornerstone On Demand, October, 2013
“Employees desire to bring their own device (BYOD), bring their own applications (BYOA) and bring their own tech (BYOT) to work to help with their productivity.” Glen Hiemstra explains implications for the future.”

People of the Screen and the Future of Work

Cornerstone On Demand, October, 2013
“Work today can be plagued by two competing problems. One is information and technology overload…The second problem is not enough information and too little technology.”

The Future Of Collaboration Is About Looking Backwards

Fast Company, November, 2013
“With more and more technology to help us work together, it turns out that a better solution for a future workplace might already exist–we just have to use our tech to get us there.”

Shift in living patterns make drug stores destination for fresh, prepared foods

Drug Store News, August, 2013
“A growing number of cities including Seattle, where Glen Hiemstra lives, are ditching the 1950s highways-and-suburbs school of development and embracing dense city centers and walkable communities.” Listen to Glen’s podcast on finding food as cities change.

In Space, No One Can Hear PayPal Cha-Ching

Tech News World, June, 2013
“Establishing PayPal Galactic requires little investment or risk right now, but it repositions PayPal as the thought leader in the pay arena.”

Solar Roads, Charging Roads, And The Future Of Transportation

Fast Company, April, 2013
“Imagine roads in 2025 and beyond. Made of glass, generating electricity, with magnetic induction built in where appropriate. Is that really more far-fetched than building massive bridges in the 1930s?”

How To Think Now About The Jobs Of Tomorrow

HuffPost Live, April 24, 2013
From vertical farming to body part making, what career fields may emerge down the line? And what can you study now to get ahead of the curve? Students, Glen Hiemstra, and other students weigh in.

A Futurist’s Top Ten Global Futurists

Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich, March, 2013
“In honor of today being the first-ever ‘Future Day’ holiday, I’d like to share with you a list of ten futurists whose work I have come to respect and rely upon over the course of my career.” – Jack Uldrich

Advantest to Feature Keynote Address by Futurist, Glen Hiemstra, at VOICE 2013 User’s Group and Partners Conference

Marketwire, March 26, 2013
“Hiemstra’s keynote, titled ‘Beyond 2020 – Creating True Value in the Future,’ will kick off Day 2 of Advantest’s VOICE conference, taking place April 23-24 in San Jose, California.”

Dallas Morning News Transportation Blog

Google self-driving car steals the show at Texas Transportation Forum in Austin, February 18, 2013
“If you could take those automobiles and make the technologically feasible, economically viable and socially and politically acceptable, you could reduce accidents by 90 percent.” -Glen Hiemstra

Transportation forum panel raises issues of technology, demographics, February 19, 2013
“Most strategic planning is based on extrapolating trends and preparing, Hiemstra said. Thus, we aim to build a more efficient past rather than a new future.”

The Future in 50, 100, 200 Years

Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada, January 9, 2013
“In 50 years we will be wearing or having imbedded in us what we now think of as the online world,” Glen Hiemstra said in this video interview.

Rosenthal: Weight of Boeing’s Ambition Grounds Dreamliner, For Now

Chicago Tribune, January, 2013
“When I work with organizations on long-term vision, one criteria, and there’s no magic about it, is trying to get the stretch just right,” Hiemstra said.

Test Could Reveal Which Side of the Looking Glass We’re On

Tech News World, December, 2012
In this article by Tech News World, Glen postulates on possible realities, “It seems quite unlikely that we exist as virtual beings living within a computer simulation being operated by some future species descendants…”

Nuclear Power Could Blast Humans Into Deep Space

Tech News World, November, 2012
“‘The key advantages seem to be its ease of manufacture, the fact that materials are readily available within the U.S., and the fact that use of this propulsion technology reduces demand for and thus preserves the supply of plutonium needed for very deep space missions,’ said Glen Hiemstra of”…

The Next IBM: Companies That Could Pass the Century Mark

eCommerce Times, November, 2012
“‘IBM made many transitions from business machines to PCs to services,’ said futurist Glen Hiemstra. ‘Microsoft would be the most likely candidate, but their product becomes more ephemeral every day.'”…

Strategic Future Planning with Glen Hiemstra

CNBC Africa, September, 2012
Watch this video from CNBC Africa where Glen joins ABN’s Karema Brown in studio to discuss how we can plan for future scenarios and therefore shape their outcomes.

Smart Systems and Global Chaos

ITWeb, September, 2012
By Jon Tullett, Editor: “News analysis Balance and regulation must temper our headlong rush into the big data future,” says futurist Glen Hiemstra.

Creating bikes and parts with a 3D printer, August, 2012
“While Hiemstra says that for now 3D printing will be utilized mostly for delivery of designs, production of prototypes, it is just a matter of time…”

Bye Bye, Jetsons: Engineers and Consultants Offer A Reality-Based Future

“By 2050, seven out of every ten people on Earth will live in cities. Compared to the beginning of the 20th century, when just 20 percent lived in urban settings, the increase is staggering…”

A Guide into the Future

Read on as Glen Hiemstra tackles questions from Txchnologist, such as “Which cities around the world are the most forward-looking and why? What do they need to consider as they prepare for the future?”

Asteroid Miners May Set the Stage for Space Colonization

Tech News World, April, 2012
“On Tuesday, the founders of Planetary Resources held a press conference at the Museum of Flight in Seattle to announce a new megamillion-dollar plan to use commercially built robotic ships to travel to the asteroid belt to mine for valuable minerals including platinum and gold.”