1. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Four

    Disruptive Scenarios NOTE: The following is the fourth in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Most of us have great difficulty translating ideas of what the future holds into useful stories and concepts. For this next section, I have chosen to describe the upcoming changes in terms of scenarios. Each gives a brief description of one ele…Read More

  2. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Three

    Disruptive Technologies NOTE: The following is the third in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Even though learning technologies will ascend to the realm of the virtual world, there will still be interface devices that connect digital learning with the human mind. In this section I will focus on five disruptive technologies to give you…Read More

  3. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Two

    The College Experience NOTE: The following is the second in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution   Colleges and Universities carry with them considerable inertia. They have long-standing traditions, huge alumni networks, solid brands in the minds of consumers, and are more durable than corporations with many having lasted centuries and …Read More

  4. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part One

    The Future of Colleges & Universities: Blueprint for a Revolution NOTE: The following is the first in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution A recent article in the Washington Post began with the statement that today’s college students “may be part of the last generation for which ‘going to college’ means packing up, getting a …Read More

  5. The Coolest Profession on Earth – Next Generation Agriculture

    Future agribusiness professionals will be some of the most highly skilled people on earth, and the envy of the executive class When people think of farming, they typically conjure up images of a tractor cresting a hill billowing large plumes of exhaust into the air. However, recent news of a system for channeling tractor exhaust into the dirt, so carbon fumes are plowed into the soil eliminating t…Read More

  6. When Smart Grid Meets Smart Home

      Way back when guys were sporting white leisure suits and “mod” hair styles, I enrolled in my first programming class. In 1973, programmers were introduced to the far less glamorous world of FORTRAN working with machines that churned out punch cards. Like electricity, computer power was a precious commodity that was closely metered. As a more mature industry, electric power had become a stap…Read More

  7. Future Trends Report :: 8 Key Trends Affecting Our Future

    If you are feeling left behind by all of the changes happening around us, you're not alone. In this week's Future Trend Report we are finding that there are currently nearly 90,000 local governmental entities that have sprung to life in the US. This includes counties, municipalities, and townships as well as single- purpose governments such as school districts and special districts. We have also i…Read More

  8. Animal Intelligence

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPhH7s6fH10[/youtube] Leveraging animal intelligence. Crazy idea? What if we could increase the intelligence of animals? Here is some behind the scenes footage of Futurist Thomas Frey expanding on some crazy notions about increasing animal intelligence. Hmmm, maybe not so crazy.…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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