ISDA 170 The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends Capstone

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Students will gain skills to plan strategically for the changing technological landscape. The course design enables students to participate in futuring activities through readings, video presentations, guest lectures, introductions to today’s futurists, and individual research. After a historical overview of forecasting students will become immersed in the literature and practices of current technological futurists and emerging technologies, gain skills to plan strategically for the changing technological landscape, develop a grant proposal outline to implement a new technology, and create a multi-media presentation or infographic that focuses on a new technological area that can impact the future. Possible topics: Blockchain, AR/VR, Voice-based Assistants. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (4 units)