Hi, I’m Theo Priestley.
I've spoken around the world at industry conferences and advised clients, written a load of articles for a variety of publications, on technology trends and their impact on society and business. Whether it affects us personally, or disrupts sectors including healthcare, education, energy, manufacturing, I help shine a little light into those dark places.
In the beginning I was a strong technology advocate and industry commentator, having held Vice President and Chief Evangelist positions at large, global enterprise software companies and spent time as an independent futurist but over the years having analysed and watched the trends take over I've realised that some of the paths taken are not the best.
These are exciting times to be living in but futurism isn't as strong as it once was, and its impact on providing foresight into the dangers of making the wrong decisions in technology and policy that affect every aspect of business and humanity is at its weakest.
Hence, I'm an antifuturist. I seek to reexamine how the future should look through a hyper-critical lens, rather than hype.
Technology creates opportunities wherever you look, but it also generates threats beyond anything we've imagined to date.
Oddly enough, dystopian science fiction is not an instruction manual for Silicon Valley to follow, and yet here we are.
Chief Marketing Officer
WFS Technologies Ltd
I'm an antifuturist. The only one in the world.