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Scott Sheppard
Cypress, Texas
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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The series photos at the end are not showing up for me in the blog post.
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Materials to make things are evolving from non-living to living. [Materials list from The Future of Making by Tom Wujec] Full Disclosure: Although I don't know Amy Webb, I know Andrew Hessel from his days at Autodesk. Autodesk customers design... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am old enough to remember a time when entertainment on an airplane was provided by the airline. A flight attendant would walk down the aisle offering passengers a chance to rent a pair of headphones. The passenger would hand... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Sources for the charts: openknowledge.worldbank.org macrotrends.net unstats.un.org As a global company, we at Autodesk look at the needs for housing and infrastructure around the globe. We have found that: Urbanization With over half the world’s population already living in cities,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Data sources for the charts: Stockholm Resilience Centre Our World in Data: Annual CO2 Emissions Our World in Data: Outdoor Air Pollution "Save the Planet" is a misnomer. Whether the result of human activity or natural long-term planetary cycles, planet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for that bot of fascinating information. Hopefully there will also be some type of biological enhancement for humans that will allow us to withstand greater G forces.
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image source: Wikipedia I am on the Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk. The Strategic Foresight team informs long-term decision-making by anticipating what might happen so the company and our customers can navigate change, seize opportunities, and mitigate risk. We apply... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Rendering of an electric concept car showing airstreams. Designed using Alias and rendered in VRED. It would be a shame if society moved to electric vehicles, resulting in clean air, but we buried ourselves in toxic mountains of used, dead... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Yesterday I gave my first tour of the reimagined and remodeled Autodesk Gallery. With my relocation to Texas and the pandemic, I had not given a tour in three years. Let's just say, "I was rusty." The Autodesk Gallery showcases... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk empowers innovators with design and make technology so they can achieve the new possible. They say "life begins at 40." Well, we at Autodesk are about to find out. Autodesk was founded by John Walker 40 years ago today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three primary industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Media and Entertainment (M&E) Our position is that these industries are converging: Customers who make buildings (AEC) are starting to behave more like customers who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Happy New Year to all of our customers and partners. Thanks to everyone who shares an interest in Autodesk technology. Your experience shapes our technology. Celebration is alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While living in California, I learned to become a wine drinker. Now that I live in Texas, I am learning about Bourbon. I went to my first Bourbon tasting event last night. I was so intrigued by the wide selection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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There are forces of change (e.g., retiring Baby Boomers, working remotely, cloud computing, online learning, transportation moving to electric, government regulation of AI) that Autodesk believes have the potential to significantly impact our customers and our business in the next... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team at Autodesk is the Strategic Foresight team. We apply foresight techniques to help Autodesk form its strategies, bring in visiting fellows who share their perspectives to help Autodesk identify any blind spots, and create scenarios that provide a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Forecasting is a discipline where practitioners describe long-term outcomes that contrast with the present to enable better decision-making. Visioning is a discipline that involves the creation of a preferred future that imaginatively captures values and ideals. The Strategic Foresight team... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Q: What do you call paper figures that sit on top of your desk? A: Stationary art* The Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk looks systematically at the future and facilitates active discussions to help Autodesk determine possible and preferable future... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk helps identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications shaping the future for Autodesk and our customers. We work with Autodesk leaders to shape a preferable future that delivers value for our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge As technologies evolve, there are certain tipping points where they because feasible, desirable, and profitable enough to be part of professional solutions. What other technologies and tipping points can you foresee? Speculation is alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team at Autodesk is called Strategic Foresight. We help identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications shaping the future for Autodesk and our customers. As Strategic Foresight, we do not attempt to offer definitive answers about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have a Panasonic Arc 5 Electric Razor. I find that shaving with an electric razor is very convenient. When I first got the razor, the shave was very close. As I have used it more and more, the shave... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks. I will try to keep it current.
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Seismique is an immersive art gallery in the southern part of Houston. I learned about this place on a local TV show called The Texas Bucket List. My wife, Sheryl, and I visited today. Here are photos of some of... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team at Autodesk is called Strategic Foresight. We help identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications shaping the future for Autodesk and our customers. As Strategic Foresight, we do not attempt to offer definitive answers about... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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As a member of Autodesk's Strategic Foresight team, our team works to consider possible futures for Autodesk customers and our business. With this in mind, our team has a fondness for thinking about potential futures and what steps are necessary... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab