Standout Segments from Season 1 of the Future of Living

We’ve covered a lot of ground in our first season. We’ve spoken with experts in real estate tech, autonomous mobility, smart city technology, and more. In this episode, we wanted to revisit a few segments from some standout guests.

It includes conversations about:

  • The changes cities and real estate developers must consider in order to support the booming gig economy.
  • The future of flooring technology and how it will tell us if we are at risk for various health problems. No, really!
  • Why it’s imperative that affordable housing have access to smart home technology.

Featured in this episode are segments from:

Find Luke Norris on Twitter, @norrisluke, and also on LinkedIn. Learn more about his company, OpenCities, at

Diane Mulcahy can be found online at She is also active on Twitter, @dianemulcahy and LinkedIn.

The best place to find Rob Martens online is on Twitter, @schlagefuturist, and also LinkedIn. Find out more about Allegion at

Learn more about Joe Colistra at and on LinkedIn.

Vignesh “Viggy” Ganapathy is on Twitter, @vigneshr4m¬†and LinkedIn.

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Diane Mulcahy – Accessing the American Dream Through The Gig Economy

Diane Mulcahy (@dianemulcahy) wrote the book on The Gig Economy. Literally. As the author of The Gig Economy, Diane is keenly tuned into the future of work, how it will affect the way we live and the economic revolution it is ushering in. All of which Diane dives into in this conversation.

Six years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane created an MBA course on the Gig Economy at Babson College. The course gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top Ten Most Innovate Business School Courses in the country.

Diane walks her talk. She works independently, remotely, and flexibly in the Gig Economy as a consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 and startup company clients, and as a speaker, writer, and adjunct professor.

In this conversation, Diane and Blake discuss:

  • How remote and independent workers are changing living spaces.
  • Access versus ownership and how the former is reshaping the American Dream.
  • The reigning platform of the future and why it’s already here.

Learn more about Diane Mulcahy, her work and The Gig Economy at Follow her on Twitter at

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