Interviews

The future.
Freedom means being able to participate in the creation of your own future.
In order to participate, you have to see the events, trends, and developments.
And you have to be able to decide.

Glen Hiemstra is often invited to appear on media programs for interviews, which are posted on the Web. Here is a sample.

Glen also has the opportunity occasionally to interview intriguing people who are shaping the future and here is a sample of these interviews.


Video and Podcast Interviews of Glen

Irish Tech News – Simon Cocking interviews Glen Hiemstra on the Next 100 Years in Space and Trends after Covid.

Irish Tech News is the number one Tech News source in Ireland. Interview took place on February 26, 2021


Singularity Weblog – Nikola Danaylov interviews Glen Hiemstra on 40 Years of Futurism

Singularity Weblog Podcast, with Nikola Danaylov, Nov. 18, 2020
“During this 2-hour interview with Glen Hiemstra, we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: what being a futurist means; major failures of futurism such as the collapse of the USSR; Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and Peter Turchin’s cliodynamics; the probable, possible and preferred future; science fiction as Greg Bear’s sugar-coated pill; why science helps us live more comfortable lives but the humanities give us reasons to live for; genius and stupidity as roommates; collective decision making as the #1 problem we are facing today; the Fermi paradox and the McDonald’s Theory of Peace; declaring wars and other national emergencies as a way of maintaining power; Barbara Marx’s futurist vision; compassion as the way for diminishing polarization; Ray Kurzweil’s concept of the singularity; technological unemployment and a guaranteed minimum income.”


The Future of Futurists

A Gerd Live Production, with Gerd Leonhard, Anton Musgrave, and Glen Hiemstra, Nov. 12, 2020
Futurist Gerd Leonhard presents this riveting conversation between 3 renowned and long-time global futurists with a combined experience of over 70 years. Topics covered: what does a futurist actually do, and how has that changed in the past decade, and as a result of the current global crisis? What is probable in the future, what is possible, and what is PREFERRED? The Future is something that we create every day, not something that just happens to us. The job of a futurist is not to predict but to observe and to help clients think beyond short-term horizons, and to make the right choices today. In addition, we also cover the future of the U.S., Europe and South Africa? Here is the full video…

You can jump to highlights with Glen Hiemstra here..
1:15 Defining what a futurist does
2:10 Futures practices in a crisis
7:08 “people know a lot more about the future than they give themselves credit for”
10:39 Predictions vs preferred futures
34:48 Futurism vs. Politics


Interview of Glen Hiemstra by Susan Hoffman: Future of Atlanta

Glen Hiemstra is interviewed by Susan Hoffman for the Atlanta Regional Commission, as part of the ARC program launch of “50 Forward.” He discusses the future of the Atlanta region and housing, aging and environment. Recorded in late 2007, the interview anticipates today’s issues. Used with the permission of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Metro Atlanta Time Machine, with Glen Hiemstra on the What’s Next ATL Podcast

What’s Next ATL Podcast, with Kete Sweeney, 2019
The Atlanta region has developed long-term visions for the future on a couple of recent occasions and has invited Glen Hiemstra to consult on the projects. In the early 1990s they did an Atlanta 2020 project. As the actual year 2020 approached in the fall of 2019, the Atlanta Regional Commission took a look back. Listen to this conversation with Glen Hiemstra on their podcast as we looked back from 2020 to the 90s, and ahead to Atlanta circa 2050. Nicely produced program. Listen now…


How to See the Future – Podcast with Popular Mechanics

Glen Hiemstra is interviewed by Popular Mechanics for their series How the World Works. The 30-minute podcast is here.


Interview of Glen Hiemstra on CNBC Africa

While Glen was in South Africa to speak to a SAS (Analytics Software) key customer conference for Africa and the Middle East, SAS arranged a number of media appearances, including this interview on CNBC Africa.


Interview of Glen Hiemstra on Bloomberg TV

Glen Hiemstra is interviewed by Lisa Murphy about the future of employment on Bloomberg TV’s Fast Forward with Lisa Murphy on Friday, November 5, 2010.


Corporate Watchdog Radio: Envisioning the Future of Sustainability

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra said that. He also said, the future ain’t what it used to be. For Glen Hiemstra, the future holds the key to current planning. In his book, Turning the Future into Revenue, he argues that the planning horizon should stretch out for several decades in order to meet the sustainability challenges we face right now.

Listen to this interview from in a new window. (Glen’s segment starts at 4:11)


Glen Interviews Interesting People about the Future

Glen Interviews James Howard Kunstler in 2008: World Made by Hand

This May 2008 interview with Mr. Kunstler, one of the most provocative of American thinkers writing today, is eye-opening in its preview of the coming economic and energy crisis.


2007 FIRE Conference – Glen Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson – Video

The Stategic News Service annual conference, FiRe (Future In Review) is a must-attend event. Here is video of Glen’s on-stage interview with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. Kim Stanley Robinson was sharp and to the point in discussing his so called “Science in the capital” 3-novel series, which raises important warnings about the near term impact of severe climate change.


2006 FIRE Conference – Glen Interviews Vernor Vinge – Video

The Strategic News Service annual conference, FiRe (Future In Review) is a must-attend event. Here is video of Glen’s on-stage interview with science fiction author Vernor Vinge the conference. FiRe conferences explore technology and other issues looking at the next 3-5 years. This particular session is all about looking “even further” into the future, and it was a treat to learn some of Vernor’s ideas.


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