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Frank Ogden - "Dr Tomorrow"
Home Page: www.drtomorrow.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Ogden - also known to millions as "Dr Tomorrow"
|Address||479 Raindance Crescent|
|Postal Code||V7P 1C3|
|Telephone #||604 688 7103|
|I C Q #||604 688 7103|
|Career||FROM 1920 TO 2009. (See "Work History).|
|Expertise||Seeing Possibilities and Opportunities|
|Education||High school/one year of university. Basically "no academic credentials". My biggest asset.|
|Military or Law Enforcement Duty||Six War Years (WWII) Royal Canadian Air Force.|
Over 1,000 Interviews
|Publisher of Books||18 in Guttenberg format. 15 in liquid & light format.|
|Authored||18 HARD COPYBOOKS.|
|Merchandise||Data To Follow|
|Awards||Canadian Light Plane High Altitude Record (1953) Never Broken To Date (2009).|
Alvin Toffler coined the phrase "electronic cottage" in the 80's. Futurist Frank Ogden carried the concept further. From his high-tech houseboat in Vancouver harbour, he is wired to the world by computer, phone, cable and phone modems, satellite, infra-red transmissions and CD-ROMs. The Financial Post describes Frank as a "20th Century visionary" and calls his ideas "outrageous", an ideal combination of qualities for a life of profitable nonconformity. From Papua New Guinea to the high-tech jungles of silicon, satellites and photons, Frank has a reputation for innovation and originality. In 1979, he began monitoring 200 satellites and 2,000 data banks, to provide a video clipping service for forward thinkers wanting information on new and relevant business developments. Now Ogden circles the globe as consultant to companies and countries, preparing people to trek along the fast track. "A bulldozer of change is charging over the planet," he says. "And if you're not part of the bulldozer, you'll become part of the road." Born in 1920, Ogden was educated in Canada and the United States and served as a flight engineer during World War II. Unflaggingly energetic and curious, he graduated to a dizzying array of jobs flying airplanes and helicopters and selling aircraft (He is currently checked out as Pilot-In-Command in 55 different flying machines), real estate and housewares. During the 1960s, he joined a medical team researching LSD at Hollywood Hospital, and he crossed Canada by helicopter to celebrate the country's centennial. He also helped found Canada's first think-tank, taught at the Ontario College of Art and the New England School of Art in Boston, and managed a Montreal radio station, leading it boldly into progressive rock. He was also a founding member of the World Future Society in Canada.While studying voodoo in Haiti and establishing a think-tank for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Ogden recognized the link that exists between primitive thinking and high tech. "Everything in life is information. So-called primitive cultures have known this for thousands of years," he explains. "Voodoo priests get their information through a hierarchy of gods; we get ours through a hierarchy of technology." Such concepts as these have made Frank a celebrity speaker on the conference circuit, where he outlines the electronic and information revolutions of the current and coming decades. Frank suggests a future of teleports, limited labour unions, as more people become self-employed, and body implants to make cyborgs of us all. Audiences praise him because "he shakes people up and gets us thinking about the future!" In 1989, Frank was elected a Fellow of the Explorers Club; an elite group of adventurers including mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and astronaut John Glenn. Frank travels continuously -- to present seminars and to research the latest in technological, educational, business, communications, political, social and environmental developments. He is at home on the untamed equatorial plains of East Africa and in the high-tech toy stores of Tokyo. From his Vancouver houseboat, Frank conducted the first two international seminars via satellite and fibre-optic technology, for Australia's Telstra Communications Network in Sydney and Melbourne. His recent CD-ROM, Dr. Tomorrow's Cyberspace University, has received top ratings in the United States. Long before the World Wide Web became popular, Ogden opened a "page" there for global access. His cyberspace address is: www.drtomorrow.com. Frank has been profiled on numerous television and radio stations and in newspapers and magazines around the globe, including, CNN's Futurewatch; PBS Television's New Tech Times in the U.S.A.; CBC's National TV show Profiles, with host Peter Gzowski; the Christian Science Monitor TV show World Monitor; Australia's TV 7 show Eleven AM; and CTV's Canada AM. As well, interview articles have appeared in Forbes ASAP, Leaders; Cryptych; Maclean's; Easy Living; Influence; The LA Times; the Ottawa Citizen; the Globe & Mail; the Washington Post; U.S. News & World Report; Toronto Sun; WINGSPAN (Nippon Airways in Flight); Nairobi Nation (Kenya, East Africa); Financial Post; Travel Writer; Electronic Entertainment; Vancouver Sun and BC Discovery. Dr. Tomorrow is a registered trademark in Canada and is also a registered trademark in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil and Argentina. His "in depth" website containing over 5,000 pages was among the first 200 in the world is: drtomorrow.com. Ogden broadcasts a live one-hour weekly videostreaming future show each Saturday morning at Internet Beat 708 (PST 8 a.m. 20th Century time) directly from his floating Cyberden via the Internet narrowcast network: www.mediaontap.com. He also produces seven other Web-TV shows under the Cyberspace University Tomorrow Channels., appearing via the mediaontap Network.