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  1. The Coming Meat Wars – 17 Mind-Blowing Predictions

    In November of 2015, I was asked to speak on the future of agriculture in Auckland, NZ along with some of the leading authorities on food innovation. One of the other speakers was Dr. Mark Post, founder of Mosa Meats in Maastricht, Netherlands, who created the first lab-grown hamburger. We had several conversations over the two days we spent together, but I remember Mark saying that his goal was …Read More

  2. 14 Fallacies of the Coming Robot Apocalypse

    Over the past few weeks I’ve come across a growing number of tirades warning us of the dangers of robots. If you were concerned about A.I. in the past, once it’s tied to a robot, the warnings seem to escalate to imminent peril. Each of these writers seems to reach the same conclusion, that super smart robots will soon be taking all of our jobs, and humanity is doomed. The biggest misconceptio…Read More

  3. 25 Shocking Predictions about the Coming Driverless Car Era in the U.S.

    The night before my talk for the Texas Transportation forum in Austin, Texas, my wife and I were involved in a car accident. Since Uber and Lyft no longer operate in Austin, we were riding in the back of a Ride Austin vehicle. With an oncoming car that erroneously turned in front of us at an intersection, and a few panic-filled seconds of stomping on brakes and bracing for impact, we ended up in …Read More

  4. Inside the Mind of a Futurist – April 10-14, 2017

    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, but I recently decided to reveal the entire process and how to apply it. While I’ve been very protective about the crazy brain games I use for devel…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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 …Read More

  7. 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. Nat…Read More

  8. 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 i…Read More

  9. 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 peop…Read More

  10. 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 …Read More

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Testimonials

You were fanstastic

Thank you Thomas for a wonderful event!  You were fantastic, the presentation was fantastic and I heard nothing but rave comments.

Tim Gomes, Topaz Lighting and Electric

You were a real hit…

Thank you for being such an incredible speaker and discussion leader for us all yesterday evening.  The feedback last night and throughout this morning has been phenomenal. Our attendees tend to be very smart, discerning and very critical – and you were a real hit with all of them. That’s quite the accomplishment!

Maggie Fouquet President, IBCircle
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