1. 7.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – Colleges Face the Perfect Storm

      After looking at all the signals, there is no other way to describe it. Colleges are under attack. Several legs of the financial stools upon which they are sitting have been kicked out from under them, forcing higher tuition rates on an already cautious base of consumers. But money is only part o…Read More

  2. 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 …Read More

  3. 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…Read More

  4. The Museum of the Future

    Establishing a new standard for cultural relevance Just mention the word museum and a myriad of images come to mind. Folks line up for blocks for a King Tut exhibit. Visitors swarm extravagant nanotechnology and human anatomy displays. Static displays have been the bread and butter for years. That i…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Dr. Seuss, the Grandfather of Nanotechnology

    Long before the physics of nanotechnology, a dreamer's dream sparked the world's imagination Known to most by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel lived a life in a magical world populated by unusual characters – characters who are not so refined that a dinner invitation he would decline, he o…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Future Libraries: Once a Refuge, Now They Mean Business

    Establishing new relevancy standards amid a sea change of technology options and budget constraints Traditionally a quiet place for lovers of books to unwind, libraries are a place for serious students to escape to, a treasure trove for aspiring writers - and even a great hiding place from bullies w…Read More