1. 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 deca…Read More

  2. 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 educa…Read More

  3. 151,600

    Every 10 seconds, another 17 people die. In the time it takes me to walk across a typical stage for my talks, another 15-20 people will lose their life. 151,600 is the number of people that die every day in the world. Some die from old age, infectious disease, car accidents, cancer, childbirth, hear…Read More

  4. Spontaneous Warzones and the Future Tech Needed to Stop Them

    If you haven’t been paying attention, incidents like the shootout in Paris and the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando are increasing. Yes, we do have more crazed people with weapons, but we are also dealing with some foundational shifts away from existing systems for resolving conflict and witnessing a mo…Read More

  5. Megaprojects Set to Explode to 24% of Global GDP Within a Decade

    Gone are the days where people are impressed by projects costing $10-$50 million or even $100 million. We are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some, like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and…Read More