Wednesday March 4, 2015 0 comments
LOUISVILLE - The Davinci Institute will take an in-depth look at the future of news at the institute's monthly "Night With a Futurist" on March 10.
"I love to ask the question about what your primary news device will be 10 years from now," said Thomas Frey, executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute.
"Will people still be getting news through their TVs, smartphones and radio, or will it come through their watches, Xboxes and augmented reality headsets?"
With increasingly fragmented news sources ranging from Twitter to Facebook to Twitch - along with information gathering technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), street cameras and dash board cameras, coupled with news apps built on artificial intelligence - journalism is poised to shift in both form and substance in a way few are prepared for.
In addition to Frey, the event will feature insights from Steve Casillas, publisher of the Denver Business Journal, and Steve Outing, publisher of Media Disruptus and CU media futurist and journalism pioneer.
"For the first time in history, the world's leading experts on accelerating technology are consistently finding themselves too conservative in their predictions about the future of that technology," Outing said.
"The future of news is an important topic not only to those working in the media industry but to society as a whole."
The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road in Louisville, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.