Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thoughts on the speaker
I thought it was very exciting to have a speaker come in from the Institute for the Future. Mr. Brooks always talks about it and it was interesting to finally see what he is so excited about. He gave a great presentation with many examples of what the Institute has done and plans on doing in the future. One thing I found interesting was the fact that they had an intern put together some numbers to find out their predictive percentage. They admit they are not perfect but have a close predictive rate at around 70%, I believe it was. It was funny how he admitted that they totally missed the SUV trend. They never thought that people would want to buy an oversized car that consumes a lot of expensive and scarce gas. Overall, I really enjoyed the presentation and found it very useful for what we are doing in our class and in our group project.