1. Building the World’s First Graphene Superconductor Power Grid

    In 2002 when Dr. Bor Jang, a little know researcher in Akron, Ohio filed his patent for graphene, few people had a clue as to how revolutionary it would be. Certainly not the people at the Nobel Foundation who forgot to check the patent registry and instead awarded the Nobel Prize for graphene to scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester. As the poster child for …Read More

  2. Will My Future Self Be Disappointed in the Decisions I’m Making Today? – Excerpts from Epiphany Z

    On January 10, 2017, my new book, "Epiphany Z - Eight Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future" was officially released in bookstores all around the world. Here are a few excerpts from the book where I discuss the concept of "future self." Being a Futurist is far more than just making predictions. It involves digging deep into the nature of humanity to better understand who we are and why we d…Read More

  3. Will Future Robots be able to give Birth to Their Own Children?

    At first blush, the notion of a mechanical robot giving birth to a baby sounds preposterous. But many of the technologies we use today started out as preposterous ideas at one time or another. Every year we cross boundaries that never seemed crossable, entertain theories that seemed ludicrous a decade earlier, and create industries that were considered science fiction when we were growing up. Natu…Read More

  4. Bitcoin and the surprising “disturbance in the force” that will upend our financial systems

      In 1984, Congressman Jack Kemp introduced the “Gold Standard Act of 1984.” At the time, many people found it inconceivable to have anything more stable than gold to serve as the basis for our economy. 32 years later, gold is losing its luster, and the emerging new kid on the block, Bitcoin, would have seemed like science fiction back in 1984. Today, we are seeing clear signs that Bitcoin is…Read More

  5. Driverless Tech – 8 scenarios that show it to be the most disruptive technology in all history

    Driverless vehicles will be the most disruptive technology in all history. There may be more disruptive technologies on the horizon, but it is hard to imagine anything that will add more changes to our daily lives faster than this one. It will even be more disruptive than past innovations like the wheel, fire, electricity, filtered water, and sanitation systems because it will happen to more peopl…Read More

  6. Situational Futuring – The Secret Process for Understanding the Future Revealed

    A little over two years ago I mentioned a new anticipatory thinking tool I've developed called “situational futuring.” It helps me gain better insight into the world ahead. Until now I hadn't given too many details about how it worked or how to apply it, but I recently decided to reveal how the process works and how to apply it. While I've been very protective about the crazy brain games I…Read More

  7. Cracking the Code for the Future of Education

    This story started in 2012 when I was asked to speak at a TEDx event in Istanbul on the future of education. Several times throughout my talk I touched on the topic of teacherless education. After my presentation, I was approached by Cozi Namer, a Google executive who explained why teacherless education was so important to them. “Our team at Google is looking for ways to educate the people of Af…Read More

  8. Spontaneous Warzones and the Future Tech Needed to Stop Them

    If you haven’t been paying attention, incidents like the shootout in Paris and the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando are increasing. Yes, we do have more crazed people with weapons, but we are also dealing with some foundational shifts away from existing systems for resolving conflict and witnessing a more distributed form of modern warfare. People who think that wars are only fought with soldiers, gun…Read More

  9. Creating Humanless Distribution Networks

    A couple weeks ago I was asked to speak at the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating gathering of thought leaders to discuss next generation postal service. I focused my talk around a central question – “How long will it be before we can mail a package and have it travel to a city on the other side of the world witho…Read More

  10. Creating Holes in the Fabric of the Future

    I often get asked the question, “How do you become a futurist?” When I get this question, I know that the person asking is secretly thinking that being a futurist is one of the coolest professions of all times, which it is. And they want some concrete process for becoming a futurist, which there isn’t one. Becoming a futurist is really a calling. You are being called by the little voices in …Read More