1. Animal Intelligence

      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

  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." Be…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 por…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…Read More

  5. Declaring War on Human Death

    No person should ever die… EVER! Is that our goal? Is that the direction we are headed in? Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil is convinced an end to disease and possibly death by trauma may be here in a matter of decades. He’s taking vitamins like they are candy on a personal quest for the ultimat…Read More

  6. The Future of the Avatar

    Next generation gaming is not for the faint of heart Life is a game. Every day we find ourselves in the middle of the game, involving the work we do, the people we hang out with, and the social structures that surround us. But who exactly created this game? Each day we live our lives as animated pla…Read More

  7. Capturing Real Human Intelligence

      Next Generation Thinking Machines   Artificial intelligence in the past has been a top-down exercise of simulating the actions and behaviors of people. Given the wide range of decision-making processes that the average person uses in their day to day activities, the problem-sets that needed to b…Read More

  8. When Our Data Leaves Us Naked

    Will the convergence of search technology and RFID chips improve our lives or forever put us in a fishbowl for all to see? Findability Vs Spyability Has this ever happened to you? Over the years, my eyes have grown progressively myopic. I don’t mind my fuzzy view of things distant. My short range …Read More

  9. The Global Infrastructure Bank

    Thinking beyond the limits of our current systems Creativity is coming from unusual places these days. I snipped this from David Levinson’s blog post dated Feb 13, 2008, one of the earliest mentions of this topic (http://bit.ly/ma1Ur): … “I’m proposing a National Infrastructure Reinvestment …Read More

  10. Seven Predictions for the Coming Age of Micronations

    NOTE: The following article is a reprint of the cover article I wrote for the May/June 2009 issue of The Futurist Magazine. On a recent trip to the Middle East, I was granted the opportunity to speak at the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum along with best-selling writer Tom Peters, former New York Ci…Read More