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Science Fiction, Star Wars and the Future - Prediction in Product Management

The subject prediction has always obsessed people. Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist (1885 - 1962), said once that predictions are difficult especially about the future. Yet, technology companies, hi-tech CEOs, Developers and Product Managers need to think about the future, it is part of our goal, it is part of our job description. It is what we do, constantly monitoring the horizon for new technologies opportunities or threats. In this lecture we will see how predictions are done. What can we learn from Science? What can we learn from Science Fiction? Or can we? We will look at some of the greatest works on science fiction from Jules Verne to Phillip Dick (Minority Report) and George Lucas (Star Wars), and check its relevancy to hi-tech companies.

Lecture 1 of 3 is by Lior Zadicareo, Partner at StarVision and Product Management Expert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bl3yZizzYQ

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  • Ben P.

    This meetup was "fun". I do not know as yet if or how I can apply what is being discussed in my professional aspect, but I did enjoy the presentation and the discussion. I DO appreciate the open discussion technique. It gives a chance for many to be heard, BUT I was also looking forward to hearing more on how you link Sci-fi and Prod Management.

    I recommend having a look at this wikipedia page on the Ansible as a text messaging device in science fiction. An ansible is a fictional machine capable of instantaneous or superluminal communication. Typically it is depicted as a lunch-box-sized[citation needed] object with some combination of microphone, speaker, keyboard and display. It can send and receive ...
    The page discusses development of this concept by Ursula K LeGuin as well as adoption of it by other authors . It also mentions in passing Vernor Vinge. The concept (I read it first in either an article or story by him) of the singularity may also be interesting to apply to PM.

    May 19, 2014

  • Joseph K.

    This location seems a little difficult to reach by bus? It seems to take several busses from the bus stations?

    May 13, 2014

    • alon b.

      its on Bney efraim corner , 1 bus

      May 13, 2014

  • Yossi P.

    I don't know if I can make it but if I do I'll share the secret of the science fiction website I user to make technological predictions... Our you can find me on Twitter or Facebook and ask me!

    April 29, 2014

    • Lior Z.

      Hi Yossi - Would be happy to know what website you are referring to. Thanks! Lior

      April 29, 2014

    • Yossi P.

      Www.Technovelgy.com

      May 12, 2014

  • Joseph K.

    Is this near Tel Aviv University or the fairgrounds across the street from it?

    May 8, 2014

    • Yossi P.

      It's on the other side of Ayalon highway, so not very near. I can maybe give you a ride, I'll be arriving early to schmooze and leaving at 20:00 for the opening of the Immersion exhibition at Beit Hair TLV half an hour later.

      May 8, 2014

    • Joseph K.

      OK thank you

      May 8, 2014

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