1. The Coming Era of AI-Enhanced Superhumans

    How many times have you wished a smarter person was leaning over your shoulder whispering the right answer in your ear? As I think about some of my own situations, a better response would have meant the difference between success and failure, whether its landing a job, going on a date, pitching an i…Read More

  2. Future of Work: The New Age of Employment

    For the past century, the work of every car designer has focused on one central activity – driving! The art of creating the perfect driving experience has been extremely complicated, with humans coming in a variety of shapes and sizes and the car itself evolving into far more than just a machine. …Read More

  3. Seven ways digital twins will affect your life in 2028 and beyond

    Recently I was given a behind-the-scenes tour of Siemens Robotics Lab in Princeton, NJ where they demonstrated digital twin technology on a self-organizing manufacturing process. For those of you new to the concept, a digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-life physical product, building…Read More

  4. 52 Future Degrees Colleges Are Not Offering Yet

    I was thoroughly intrigued when I found out the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado was offering a degree in asteroid mining. Yes, the idea of extracting water, oxygen, minerals, and metals from an asteroid sounds like science fiction to most people, but it’s not that far away.  In fac…Read More

  5. Using Drones to Eliminate Future Forest Fires

    In 2013, I proposed using drones to extinguish future forest fires. Admittedly, both the idea and the technology were crude, and proposing an idea like this is not the same as implementing a solution. During the first few minutes, between the time when a fire first starts and when it reaches a point…Read More

  6. The Mannequin Vs. Model Showdown is Coming

    "If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window." Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw …Read More

  7. Mini Airports: Coming to a city near you

    As a futurist, I often get questions about flying cars. Well, the bad news is that we will never actually get to the flying car era that many have imagined, but flying drone taxis are similar and will prove to be far better. And the best part is they’re right around the corner. When flying drones …Read More

  8. 20 common jobs in 2040

    German industrial giant, Siemens, recently hosted an Innovation Day that I participated in at their Chicago design center to give thought leaders in the U.S. a first look at many of the cutting edge technologies they’re working on. The topics they covered ranged from autonomous vehicles, to drone …Read More

  9. Creating the self-delivering package

    A couple years ago I was asked to keynote the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating event where thought leaders from around the world gathered to discuss next-generation postal systems. I focused my talk around a central…Read More

  10. Is death our only option? Buying into the dream of immortality

    Imagine what it will be like attending the Olympics in 2248. Men and women competing in their respective sports will range in age from 16 to 212. The oldest competitor is now in his 38th Olympic competition, and young people have complained for years how hard it is to break into some of the elite sp…Read More