Interfacing with the Future with Thomas Frey [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Interfacing with the Future with Thomas Frey [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S3E17
  • 1:26:29
  • November 11th 2020

Today we are talking with Thomas Frey the Architect of the Future, author of Epiphany Z, and he is the Executive Director as well as Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute.

Changing the lens on situational futuring.

Recently launched a "Foresight Journaling" Newsletter.

His three principles in life:

1.) There is great value in the human struggle, and when we fail to be challenged, our best-laid plans tend to fall apart at the seams.

2.) The future favors the bold. During periods of great chaos, comes great opportunities!

3.) The “unknowability” of the future is what gives us our drive and motivation. The fact that the future is unknowable is a good thing. Our involvement in the game of life is based on our notion that we as individuals can make a difference. If we somehow remove the mystery of what results our actions will have, we also dismantle our individual drives and motivations for moving forward.

Links: - Unlocking the secret truths to your hidden future!



0:00 Intro

3:00 Contemplative Inquiry

5:00 Interfacing with the Future

9:00 Alternative Weed Execution for Agriculture

15:00 Knowing True Information

20:00 Global Information Consumption

24:00 Other worldly life & Humanity's Uniqueness

29:00 Importance of Time

34:00 Forecasting Tools of the Future

40:00 Clear Pathway to Success #steppingstones #degree #modegree

45:00 Constant Lifelong Learning and Credentials #microcredits #universallearningpoints

50:00 Gamification of Education

55:00 Radical Transparency

01:00:00 Confidently Held Misinformation

01:06:50 - 01:07:40 What is a polymath to you?

01:00:00 Information Overload and Polymathy

01:15:00 Unified Effort for Global Collaboration

01:20:00 Foresight Journaling Newsletter

01:23:20 Outro

The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

This show is for the polymathic, the entrepreneurial, the multipotentialites, and the Innovators!

Now on Season 5!!

PolyInnovator (The overarching personal brand that the PolyCast is under), means Innovation Polymath, or future global changemaker. Created a Modular Degree curated with online courses and micro-credentials. You will find topics wide ranging in interests!

PolyInnovator works in #OmniContent sprints, which are like multi/omni channel episodes. So each release gets a OmniBlog Post, TeleInnovator Video, and PolyCast upload! :D


Between the OmniContent, and the guest interviews I have on the show, there are multiple formats for the #PolyCast. It can get a little confusing, so here is the series that you will see:

Fireside Micro-PolyCast

Bits of idea bursts, rants, explanations, and simply short form 3-10min episodes.


These don't happen often, but they are the medium sized episodes that may have a didactic feel to them. They are solocasts, with a bit of flare.


Each episode of the Omnicontent series starts with a blog post, turns into a slideshow, then a video, and with the video I extract the audio and turn it into a PolyCast!

The Polymath PolyCast Interviews

The interview and guest arm of the show, these episodes tend to be much longer, as they are interview discussions. They have been great, and the nuggets of knowledge anyone can get from them have been insanely awesome. Go take a listen!

If you would prefer the video version:

All in all they keep a similar polymathic feel, and stay true to the "Niche".... However the subniches can be essentially anything. Meaning the topics could be as well, so don't worry if one episode doesn't fit the bill. I'm sure another one will hit it out of the park!