The Future of the Future
A conversation with Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and Jeff Howe, assistant professor and director of Media Innovation at Northeastern
April 4, 2017 The things—systems, technology, and ideas—that will impact us most in the future aren’t some unimaginable, as-yet dreamed up, Jetsons-style notions. No, in fact, what will impact our futures the most are systems and technologies that already exist, but to which we haven’t yet caught up. In a sense, then, the future is already here.
'The future is now' news@Northeastern 04.05.17
The Future of Money
A conversation with Michael Vaughan, chief operating officer of Venmo
March 2, 2017 The future of money will have nothing to do with money. Unlike the mid-90s hip-hop song, it won’t be “All About the Benjamins.” Instead, according to Michael Vaughan, the chief operating officer of Venmo, the mobile payment app owned by PayPal, the focus will be on improving the experience of accessing and spending your hard earned cash. Or making it easier for you to repay your friend for the $10 burrito he purchased for you.
‘Why the future of money won’t be about money at all’ news@Northeastern 03.03.17
The Future of Eating
A conversation with Mario Batali, celebrity chef and author
Nov. 18, 2016 The future of eating, Mario Batali, says, is our hands. The world-renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur says that in an age in which speed, convenience, and inexpensiveness reign king in the food world, the future will be about getting back to our roots and making dishes by hand—dishes that stir passion, start conversation, and invite company.
‘Mario Batali: The future of food is in our hands’ news@Northeastern 11.21.2016
The Future of Transportation
A conversation with Chris Lambert, Chief Technology Officer of Lyft
Sept. 20, 2016 Self-driving cars are on the way, and they’re the future of Lyft, according to the company’s chief technology officer and Northeastern alumnus Chris Lambert. Within five years, Lambert said, a fully autonomous fleet of cars will provide the majority of Lyft rides across the country, while car ownership in major U.S. cities will be largely a thing of the past by 2025.
‘Driving, autonomously, into the future’ news@Northeastern 09.21.2016
The Future of Media
A conversation with Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and digital media innovator
March 31, 2016 In an address on the future of media, in a time of endless change, Marty Baron, a respected journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, chose to begin his talk with something he says must remain constant. A mission of truth telling.
‘The future of media is changing—and changing fast’ news@Northeastern 04.01.2016
The Future of Food
A conversation with Chris Kimball, bow-tied chef, foodie media mogul, and creator and host of America’s Test Kitchen
February 25, 2016 “My job is to figure out what you are going to do with a recipe that we create in the kitchen,” Kimball said. “My job is to make you not fear failure. Because if I can do it, you can do it. I stand there for 25 seasons of our show and I represent that audience.”
‘My job is to make you not fear failure’ news@Northeastern 02.26.2016
The Future of Dating
A conversation with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid
February 11, 2016 It was Thursday afternoon just three days before Valentine’s Day, and OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder was speaking at Northeastern University. His talk—which included a brief overview of the irreverent dating site as well as a lengthy Q&A with President Joseph E. Aoun and members of the university community—marked the first installment of “The Future of…,” a new presidential speaker series.
‘Explore what can big data teach us about dating’ news@Northeastern 02.12.2016