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Exponential Energy: Top 4 takeaways from the Jax Infrastructure Innovation Summit

Jacksonville Business Journal, by Will Robinson, Oct. 8, 2018
Following the Infrastrcuture Innovation Summit where Futurist Glen Hiemstra spoke on exponential energy, the BizJournal summarized 4 key takeaways, including a highlight of Glen’s program noting wind and solar will proliferate. A highlight video was posted as well, link here

Futurists Predict What Online Dating Will Look Like In 10 Years

Mel, by Quinn Meyers, Dec. 11, 2018
A huge number of couples now meet through online dating and match services. In a future wold of AI, VR and other genetic decoding, what is the future of online dating? Futurist Glen Hiemstra joins several other futurists in speculating about online dating and relationships in the next 10 years and beyond..Read more

The Future of Ag Labor:

Yields Magazine, by Glen Hiemstra, Fall Issue, 2018
In this invited article published in the NW Farm Credit Services online magazine Yields, Glen Hiemstra was asked to explore the future of farm labor in the U.S. Farm labor has historically relied heavily on temporary and permanent immigration, and despite advances in robotic technology, it is likely that the future of farm labor will continue to look to immigrants. This at a time when immigration is being limited and attacked. How these two opposing forces will work out in the coming decade and beyond is the focus of this piece. Read more

Soon Hiring: Human Trait Designers and 7 Other Out-There Jobs of the Future, by Hayden Field, May 9, 2018
Futurist Glen Hiemstra joins other experts in suggesting 8 unique jobs of the future. These include AI ethicist, Human trait designer, and Space Habitat designer plus five more future jobs.Read more

10 things predicted to happen before the pay gap closes

CNBC, by Zameena Mejia, April 10, 2018
“Futurist Glen Hiemstra, an innovation expert and founder of, tells CNBC Make It that in 200 years, we should expect a largely robotic workforce, driverless air taxis and the spread of indoor farming, to name just a few changes.

“Hiemstra is optimistic that the global gender wage gap will close sooner than WEF’s current prediction: “The further out you look, the more choice you have to create a future you prefer, rather than merely adjusting,” he tells CNBC Make It

“In the meantime, here are 10 enormous ways the world is predicted to change, before the gender wage gap closes:…” Read More

Energy 2025 is surprisingly different from energy 2017

Huawei WinWin Magazine, by Glen Hiemstra, Sep. 23, 2017
In this article for WinWin Magazine by Glen Hiemstra, we look at what will be changing in the global energy system by 2025, with a focus on three primary forces of change: Systems intelligence, Environmental and economic imperatives, and Sunshine-based electrification. Read more

LA Olympics: What we got in ’84 and what we might get for 2028

KPCC, archived recording and article, August 1, 2017
Glen Hiemstra is interviewed about LA in 2028 as it hosts the Olympics. What might the future bring for transportation, security, hospitality, sport, and more. Fun listen or read.

Professional Futurists Converge on Seattle to pick up hints about what lies ahead

GeekWire, Alan Boyle, July 28, 2017
Glen Hiemstra is interviewed along with other professional futurists gathered in Seattle for their 15th Anniversary meeting. The conference focused on the the future of human and planetary health, along with space and science fiction. Glen was on the organizing committee. Read more.

DELIVERED. Goes back to the future with…GLEN HIEMSTRA

DHL Delivered Magazine, Tony Greenway, February 24, 2017
After I did a program at the annual DHL global energy conference, their industry magazine produced this in-depth interview article on my work and my approach as a futurist. “Will the future be a scary, dystopian place, where societies are fractured and technology is out of control? Not according to Glen Hiemstra, who looks into the future for a living. He is decidedly more optimistic than that.

“To be optimistic about the future is a choice one makes,” he admits. “But the fact is that when things get bad, the human race has generally proven its ability to step up and solve the issues threatening us. True, we often wait until it’s almost too late – but we do it.” … more