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HOW AFRICAN COMPANIES CAN SURVIVE DISRUPTION?
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A recent report by management consultancy PwC offers some potential answers. . . 10 of them, in fact. . . Senior executives recognise that disruption is causing major market shifts, but…

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AFRICA 2020: A FUTURIST PREDICTS THE FUTURE OF AFRICA BY THE YEAR 2020
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  THE PREMISE: INTELLIGENT OPTIMISM AND MY RESPONSIBILITY AS A FUTURIST IN AFRICA   There is nothing to be gained from blind optimism. But an optimistic mindset can be grounded…

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END OF PRIVACY?
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Technological progress has radically transformed our concept of privacy. How we share information and display our identities has changed as we’ve migrated to the digital world. As the Guardian states, “We…

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MasterCard Announces That Payments Can Now be Made on Blockchain
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Best of Both Worlds Credit card companies are a long-standing pillar in the financial services sector. Credit cards were the first cashless payment option made available to the public and…

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DARPA’s New Brain Device Increases Learning Speed by 40%: FUTURE OF LEARNING?
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CHEAP AND NON-INVASIVE New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully demonstrated how a non-invasive method of stimulating the brain can boost cognitive…

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For the First Time Ever, a Robot Has Been Granted Citizenship
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SOPHIA OF SAUDI ARABIA In an historic move for both human- and robot-kind, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially granted its first-ever robot citizenship. Sophia, the artificially intelligent and human-looking robot…

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Bitcoin Price Goes Over $5,800, Setting a New All-Time High Record in Less Than 24 Hours
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After reaching a record high $5,300 price at the end of Thursday, Bitcoin surged even higher earlier this morning. Bitcoin’s renewed price vigor seems to indicate that the market has…

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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
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Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school system with the skills,…

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THE AFRICAN FUTURIST WEEKLY UPDATE.
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Every week I will be sharing awesome, real time updates on futuristic Innovations that are being currently implemented. Hope you enjoy it. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Google Has Built Earbuds That Translate 40…

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The End of Snapchat As We Know It.
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Snapchat is the darling of technology: for years, we’ve fawned over the company for being innovative, using daring interfaces and out of the ordinary tactics to get people to pay…

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