Paul Saffo Forecasts the Future on This Week’s Episode of Ask an Expert [Video]


We’re all excited about the future, but maybe you’ve had some of these lingering thoughts:

  • Will increased longevity challenge people’s religious beliefs?
  • How will our lives change over the next decade due to virtual reality?
  • Will we soon live in a world of extinct animals like in Jurassic Park?

In this week’s episode of Ask an Expert, Paul Saffo replies to questions like these about the future implications of the technological changes we’re witnessing today.

Paul is a forecaster with over three decades experience helping stakeholders understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches at Stanford and advises governmental and corporate clients worldwide. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.

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