In this follow-up interview to his Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2015 (ACTC2015) Professor David Passig talks with Conference Chair, Professor Ted O'Neill about his work in Future Studies.
The interview begins with a description of the Flynn Effect (a global phenomenon which tracks the synchronous raising of the world population's IQ) and Professor Passig's ideas on how new technologies are having an impact on IQ scores. Professor Passig then offers his opinions on what he sees as disturbing trends in education and the resulting outcomes. And though the future may seem bleak, Professor Passig remains optimistic and confident that human society will continue to evolve into something greater with the aid of future technologies.
Professor David Passig
Professor David Passig is a futurist, lecturer, consultant and best-selling author who specialises in technological, social and educational futures. Professor Passig is an Associate Professor at Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat-Gan, Israel, where he teaches at the Graduate School of Education. His courses include: Systems Theories, Future Methodologies and Technological, Social and Educational Futures. He heads BIU’s Graduate Program in Communication Technologies as well as BIU’s Virtual Reality Laboratory.
Professor Passig has consulted for many corporations as well as public and private sector institutes. He is the chair in one of his own FutureCode Ltd., which develops and employs tool kits of computerised Futures methods in decision making processes. He has consulted in Israel, Asia, Europe and North America. He has served as the chief advisor to the Commissioner for Future Generations in the Israeli Knesset. Among his many activities, he is a member of the Israeli National Council for R&D.
Professor Passig’s bestseller books are The Future Code and 2048. Each has received Israel’s coveted Gold Book Award. His most recent book, Forcognito – The Future Mind, was published in Jan. 2013 and was at the top of the Israeli best seller list.
Professor Passig holds a PhD degree in Future Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.