Futurist Amy Webb has led the Future Today Institute since today…was the future. That sounds less profound than we hoped, but Webb’s work is profound. Since Webb founded it in 2006, Future Today has analyzed trends in culture and technology for clients including Microsoft, American Express, Univision (Lifehacker’s current parent company), the White House, and the Federal Reserve. She’s also published two books and given the TED talk “How I Hacked Dating.” We talked to her about the perfect carry-on bag, differences between media technology around the world, and the method her Institute uses to efficiently break up their work day. Location: NYCCurrent Gig: Quantitative futurist, professor of Strategic Foresight at NYU Stern School of Business, founder of the Future Today InstituteOne word that best describes how you work: MethodicallyCurrent mobile device: Samsung S9Current computer: Mac Pro First of all, tell us a little about your background and how you got to where you are today. In sixth grade, I joined our middle school Future Problem Solvers of America team, and without realizing it I began my work as a futurist when I was just 11 years old. In college I took a multidisciplinary course of study, which included economics,… Read full this story
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