1. Top 10 Most Influential Columns in 2014

      Over the past year we’ve delved into a variety of different topics on FuturistSpeaker.com and naturally some have been more popular than others. Sometimes it’s the headlines, other times the graphics, but in the end it’s the subject matter and content that will determine which ones rise to …Read More

  2. My Conversation Last Night with Adolph Hitler

    No, it wasn’t exactly what I had planned. The year is 2026, and what began as a simple quiet evening at my local library, culminated with me coming face to face with one of the most reviled men in all history. As I entered the library, I caught a glimpse of a new room they had just completed with …Read More

  3. The Coming Era of Mega Systems, Part 1 – Transportation

    Let me begin with a couple questions. Question #1: The U.S. has two countries that touch its borders – Canada and Mexico. But what is its third closest neighbor? While most would probably look at the island nations in the Caribbean, the third closest is actually Russia, a scant 2.4 miles away, the…Read More

  4. Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit

    I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity. As I was pondering these differing points …Read More

  5. Introducing the Maslow Self-Actualization House

    For the past several months I’ve become enamored with the idea of creating a self sufficient, connectionless home. Not only is the home off-grid, creating it’s own power, heat, and air-conditioning, but also it’s own water supply, compost, and sewage system in a smart home environment. I’ve …Read More

  6. What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

      A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?” As we look around us today, it’s easy to point to a single nation as being the most powerful. But will that still …Read More

  7. 101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

    Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety. If you’ve not…Read More

  8. Extreme Graphene and the Coming Super Materials Gold Rush

    In 2004, scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester, used adhesive tape to lift a thin layer of carbon from a block of graphite, and placed it on a silicone wafer. Graphite is the stuff commonly found in pencil lead. As simple as this sounds, what these two scientis…Read More

  9. Disrupting Healthcare – When Devices Replace Medicine

    Doctors today are constantly selling. No, it didn’t start out that way, but a system has evolved that richly rewards members of the physician's food chain if sales continue. These sales include the selling of tests, pills, therapy, referrals, or simply selling the patient on their competency as a …Read More

  10. Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence

    I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it. Several companies may find what I’m describing to be rather disturbing. It…Read More