Gaming, Scenario-Based Thinking, and Covid-19 on Campus with Bryan Alexander

This week Mike is joined by Bryan Alexander, Senior Scholar at Georgetown University and author of Academia Next , to talk about what happens when a Futurist gets a prediction right. In Bryan’s recent book, he explores a possible future where a widespread pandemic akin to the 1918 Spanish flu hits and majorly disrupts higher education. Bryan’s book was released prior to COVID-19 and it’s received a lot of attention since.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus on Higher Education with Bryan Alexander

As part of our ongoing coverage of the Coronavirus, Mike sits down with Bryan Alexander, a noted futurist who focuses on Higher Education, to talk about the potential directions the outbreak may take. Using a wide-ranging collection of examples from both science fiction and our history, Bryan walks us through where there should be concern and where there may be hope as we brace ourselves to battle Covid-19.

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Navigating the Disruptive Transformation of the 2020s with Brandon Jones

Mike welcomes old friend, Brandon Jones, back to the show to talk about Steve Brown’s prediction that we’ll see more disruptive innovation in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the previous forty. Layering in the likelihood that human creativity and lateral thinking will outstrip AI’s capabilities in that regard for the next 10 years, how should we take a longer view when making plans for the future everything? Mike and Brandon aim to bring some 2030 Farsight to bear as we peer into possible futures for the 2020s on this week’s show.

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