1. 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 d…Read More

  2. 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. Natu…Read More

  3. 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 is…Read More

  4. 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 peopl…Read More

  5. 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 I…Read More

  6. Cracking the Code for the Future of Education

    This story started in 2012 when I was asked to speak at a TEDx event in Istanbul on the future of education. Several times throughout my talk I touched on the topic of teacherless education. After my presentation, I was approached by Cozi Namer, a Google executive who explained why teacherless education was so important to them. “Our team at Google is looking for ways to educate the people of Af…Read More

  7. 42 Daunting Questions Facing the Future of both Intellectual Property and Personal Ownership

    At a recent International Copyright Technology Conference in Seoul, Korea, I gave a talk on the “Future of Intellectual Property.” Leading up to the event my research led me to conclude that today’s IP laws, systems, and processes are not designed to handle the issues we’ll be facing with technologies next wave. One example I used came from the highly publicized introduction of A.I. music …Read More

  8. How Virtual Reality will Transform the Future of News

    The year is 2026. When the police arrested the couple for human trafficking, a news drone was able to slip through the door and get first hand footage of the squalors the young girls were being held in. The same drone that did a quick video sweep of the building was able to pause momentarily in the center of each room and stitch together an entire virtual environment for a different kind of news b…Read More

  9. “122 Things” you will be able to do in the library of the future that you can’t do today

    It all started with a conversation I had with the National Library of Greece a couple weeks ago. As they shared with me their plans for constructing a massive new National Library, a beautiful facility they hope to open next year, they started asking my thoughts on how to “future proof” their new facility. As I advised them to operate it more as a laboratory for future libraries, where their m…Read More

  10. The Transformative Tech Playbook – Eight Emerging Internet-Sized Opportunities

    When it comes to innovation it’s always hard to point to that exact moment when an invention, contribution, or individual caused the course of history to change. But there’s something about the right combination of ideas, technology, and personalities that creates a new force of nature. Most of it is driven by unsung heroes, slaving over a project or detail that virtually no one will ever know…Read More