1. 60 future crimes that don’t exist today

    Most of our heroes were rule breakers. Yes, virtually everyone that holds a prominent place in our history books was a rebel, rule breaker, and occasional criminal. No, I’m not saying these people should have been arrested, but I think it’s safe to assume that others may have been imprisoned and perhaps even killed for committing similar crimes. But crimes in the future will require even grea…Read More

  2. 21 startling ways the future of retail will shift in the self-driving mobile business era

    We first started discussing this topic when I posed the question, “Will there still be RVs after we shift over to driverless technologies?” The answer came quickly, “Sure, why not?” But as we removed the driver from the equation it opened the door to a vast array of new types of businesses that separate themselves from a permanent location. The number one challenge of traditional retail h…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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