1. The Museum of the Future

    Establishing a new standard for cultural relevance Just mention the word museum and a myriad of images come to mind. Folks line up for blocks for a King Tut exhibit. Visitors swarm extravagant nanotechnology and human anatomy displays. Static displays have been the bread and butter for years. That is changing. Museums these days seem to cater more and more to the fun-science junkie in us. There is…Read More

  2. Top 8 Future Trend Report

    According to Wikipedia, "futurology is the philosophy, science, art and practice of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. Futurist studies seek to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change, and what is novel." Because of our unusually fast changing society it become more important than ever to keep our ears to …Read More

  3. Empty Playgrounds: Global Populations in Decline

    Many countries are asking, "Where have all the children gone?" In the next sixty seconds 245 babies will be born worldwide. India and China alone will add 36 and 29 respectively. When numbers such as these are reported by the news media they paint a very gloomy picture of the world to come. This portrayal is seriously misleading. The population bomb is a misfire. Notions that a massive wave of hum…Read More

  4. The Future of Influence

      The changing nature of super influencers and their evolving impact on the world around you Clergymen, columnists and teachers have it. Even butchers at grocery stores have it. What they do is hold your attention better than most and engender trust. That’s influence. We are social creatures who shape our lives, lifestyles, consumer habits and beliefs according to the influences and influencer…Read More

  5. The Simplification Mandate

    Even a little ding can cause the dominoes to fall Ever have one of those days? Run a day late on a credit card payment, you’re dinged a $39 late fee. Miss a traffic sign on our way across town – right in front of a cop – and get dinged another $150. There are ways to compound your grief, too. Park under the red no parking sign for that lesson. Let’s not even go to a conversation about the …Read More

  6. The Coming Wave of Entrepreneurship

    "The economy’s greatest hope may be in its aspiring entrepreneurs" Traditionally it could be predicted that for every 100 people who join the ranks of the jobless, seven will attempt to start a business. Some find business niches, others invent and still others find a better way to do something markets are craving. Ingenuity and daring often are the catalyst for setting business and commerce in …Read More

  7. The Last Bastion of Scarcity

    When laws of supply and demand are replaced with scarcity and abundance Science fiction has long dreamed of a post-scarcity society, and it's become quite common to hear discussions about transitioning from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance. But, for all the good intentions and creative thinking, our limitations, both human and material, will be an ever-present force in society and a ver…Read More

  8. Future Libraries: Nerve Center of the Community

    Ever since the people of ancient Nineveh began storing and classifying their books nearly 3,000 years ago, libraries have been hallowed and largely unchanging bastions of learning. But in the information age, libraries have been caste with a new identity, and the future is evolving into a very different place. Ten years ago, as the Internet began to take off, many in the tech elite were predicting…Read More

  9. The Virtual Country

    The Virtual Country Six Possible Scenarios for the Creation of Viable Virtual Countries The Internet, while still in its infancy, has created borderless economies, that are confusing the issues of power and control, and even the sovereignty of nations. We are now entering into a new era of public power and control. The true power that is beginning to emerge is Technocratic, meaning that we are beg…Read More

  10. Ten-X Stimulus Projects

    Separating the wheat from the chaff as we invest in our future As we begin the process of thinking through the places where we can insert the electrodes and shock new life into the global economy, I would propose a new way of reviewing proposals, allowing the best of the best to rise to the top. I propose we only consider projects that can provide at least a 10X rate of return on our investment do…Read More