1. Owning Your Own Country

    The world is in for some radical changes ahead. Hold on tight, we are in for a wild ride. Building islands, selling them as autonomous countries On a recent trip to Dubai, I spoke at the prestigious "Leaders in Dubai" forum along with the likes of Tom Peters, former NY City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, form…Read More

  2. Nanotech and the Precautionary Principal

    The Precautionary Principal and the shifting onus of responsibility The future will be neither as good as some would lead us to believe, or as bad as other would have us think. But it is the onus of responsibility that becomes the industry's "hot potato", with innovators squaring off against product…Read More

  3. The Opposite of War is Not Peace

    The weirdness of future of wars will make us wish we were dealing with knives and swords again In 1976, President Gerald Ford issued an executive order forbidding the assassination of any foreign head of state. This order was issued when word leaked out that the CIA had made several attempts on Cast…Read More

  4. The Future of Retail

    The coming demise of the retail storefront Last week my wife Deb and I were relaxing at a new shopping center in the Denver area. Along the sidewalks a series of speakers cast a rather pleasant musical backdrop to the shopping experience. At one point an interesting song began playing. I reached for…Read More

  5. The Fort Peck Incident

    A terrorist scenario: The two men sit patiently in the small grove of trees, quietly assembling their gear. Few words are spoken between the two of them. Weighted backpacks with connecting wires are placed in a motorized raft, followed by two coolers and fishing rods. Both are dressed as non-descrip…Read More

  6. Living Forever

    Cryonics and our ongoing effort to build the ultimate life-extension toolbox   No person should ever die.... EVER! Is that the direction we're headed? There are many reasons why people die, yet these reasons may all disappear as we develop fixes and cures for everything that ails us. (more…)…Read More

  7. The Future of Gaming

    Future games will become the ultimate playground for our minds In 1977 when famed mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot uttered the phrase, “as a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also to seduce,” little did he know that his brainchild, fractal geometry, would become seductive t…Read More

  8. Messing with the Reality of Reality

    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

  9. The Future of Nanotechnology – My Upcoming Book

    Nanotechnology is a science riddled with paradoxes Over the past year I have been eating, sleeping, and breathing nanotechnology, but feel like I have only scratched a little behind the ears of this enormous science. I had been following the industry, keeping up on the science for some time, but wri…Read More