Mike Walsh: 'The future is an invitation to all of us to think in entirely new ways'
By Elaine Watson
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On Monday, futurist Mike Walsh threw some 'mind grenades' into the audience, which he suggested should pay more attention to their kids if they want to know what the future looks like: "Understand how your eight year old thinks and you're a long way towards understanding the future consumer."
In the future, predicted Walsh, "everything, even food, will be a digital product... we'll see a meal we like on instagram and go home and print it on our 3D printer."
Meanwhile advances in genome editing technologies such as Crispr-Cas9 and Talen meant that,"we'll soon be able to edit produce and other living organisms like software," added Walsh, who also anticipated that: "Web pages will be to the future internet what DOS prompts are to modern devices... the internet will start becoming more unconscious, like electricity."