Phil is a Global Innovation Director, Media Futurist & Conference Speaker with 18 years’ experience from London, Dublin & Auckland. His key skills are evangelising about the future, simplifying the complex, energising clients and hastening the inevitable. He is also Co-author of - and speaker for - PHD's book 'Merge | The closing gap between technology and us’. Phil holds an MA, Politics and Media from the University of Liverpool.
It’s November 2019 and there’s already a glut of articles attempting to compare our present to the future predicted by Blade Runner.
Let’s put it out there: if technology continues to accelerate exponentially, then man and machine will likely merge.
Recently, I was invited on stage by CNN to be part of an AdWeek Europe panel of experts. The topic: The Art & Science of Emotional Storytelling.
Wiser heads than our own are declaring that for the next generation “life-long learning” will be compulsory. The speed of tech acceleration demands employee skillsets must evolve at breakneck pace to keep up with the constant emergence of new disciplines and the demise of old ones. In his excellent book on our age of acceleration - Thankyou For Being Late - Thomas Friedman’s opines that future citizens cannot afford to rest on their educational laurels: Get up. Open another browser tab. Learn a new skill. Fast!