1. Rethinking the Future of Health Care

      It wasn’t what I had planned on a 70 degree day last week when “springtime in the Rockies” was in full bloom. But I was on my way to the hospital, and over the next 24 hours I would learn much about a healthcare industry that is woefully unprepared for the changes that lie ahead. Just moments early I had woken in a daze on our living room carpet with blood spattered everywhere, and only a…Read More

  2. Nano-Fabrics and Nano-Coatings in the Future

    Nano-Netting – Super strong nano fibers so small they are invisible to the human eye, giving the illusion of being suspended in air Imagine walking into a store in the future, a store whose business is comprised solely of applying coatings to your clothing. All of the coatings will be invisible to the human eye. As the consumer, you will have to choose between 32 different attributes that can be…Read More

  3. Charting a New Frontier for Colleges and Universities

    The great reset has not yet finished its resetting process, and colleges are moving quickly into the crosshairs, with government funding, grants, and student loans all harder to get. With a mindset steeped in tradition, college leadership is pushing institutions to be, as the U.S. Marines like to say, “the best they can possibly be.” But being the “best” is meaningless when the rest of the…Read More

  4. Embracing Our Inner Cyborg

    The emerging market for smartphone peripherals is set to explode It recently occurred to me that I was pulling my iPhone out of my pocket several times an hour to check information. Over the past few months I‘ve become very self-conscious about the addictive nature of information and the OCD-like mannerisms that follow, and this constant checking-in is only one of several habit-changers I’ve n…Read More

  5. 12 Laws of the Future

    For several decades now I have been contemplating our relationship with the future. Many of my colleagues think of me as that crazy guy who assigns human attributes to this thing we call the future. On occasion you can hear me uttering phrases like, “I know it’s going to be a great day because the future is clearly happy with me today.” Or, “no, that’s not a good idea because the future …Read More

  6. The Coming Transparency Wars

        A report issued Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety boasted of the fact that red-light cameras were responsible for a significant drop in highway fatalities at the intersections where they were posted. With this one well-crafted report, a document proving they save lives, the red-light camera industry established a beachhead in American society. Naturally there was no menti…Read More

  7. Connecting the Physical World with the Digital World through Apps

      We are witnessing an explosion of apps for our handheld devices. When Apple introduced their iPhone SDK (software development kit) on March 6, 2008, no one had a clue about the tectonic plate-shifting nature of this announcement. In just a few short years the number of apps has mushroomed into a force of nature, radically shifting how products are created, and more importantly, how people in th…Read More

  8. Global Elections

      Over the past month I have hosted a series of meetings to discuss the topic of global elections. The purpose of these discussions was to help expand our understanding of the topic. I also truly believe that someone will begin to produce global elections, in a meaningful way, sometime very soon. To begin with, I’m not a fan of any form of one-world government, nor do I think it’s even a remo…Read More

  9. Business Colonies: A study of structure, organization, and the evolution of work

      Business Colonies: Matching talent with pending work projects The average person that turns 30 years old in the U.S. today has worked 11 different jobs. In just 10 years, the average person who turns 30 will have worked 200-300 different projects. Business is becoming very fluid in how it operates, and the driving force behind this liquefaction is a digital network that connects buyers with sel…Read More

  10. City of the Future – Part One

    Great communities are founded on great ideas. At the same time, our most admired communities become a magnet, attracting the brightest minds. The relational effect is clear: Bright minds make a community great, and great communities attract bright minds. In the future, communities will be designed around ways to stimulate new ideas using such things as creative environments, imagination sparkers, …Read More