1. Findability Vs Spyability

    Will the convergence of search technology and RFID chips improve our lives or forever put us in a fishbowl for all to see? A few days ago my glasses disappeared. Over the years my long range eyesight has grown progressively worse and while I need the glasses for seeing things in the distance, my sho…Read More

  2. Driving Forces

    Emerging New Trends that will Affect the Way We Live, Think, and Act in 2006 and Beyond 2005 was defined by Google, iPods, the "World is Flat", natural disasters, blogs, podcasting, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and a dramatic influx of new technologies designed to give us freedom and control of our lives…Read More

  3. The Future of Libraries

    Beginning the Great Transformation In 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died and left behind one of the world's largest collections of art comprised of well over 5,000 drawings, sketches, and paintings, the vast majority of which the general public would not become aware of until over 400 years later. The larg…Read More

  4. Approaching Maximum Freud

    Technology Markets Will Disappear As They Approach "Maximum Freud" In 1972, I was young engineering student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. One of the first courses I was required to take was a short-course on slide rules. For those of you who don't know what a slide rule is - fir…Read More

  5. The Buzz Chronicles

    Creating a Small Blip on the Radar Screen of Humanity Somewhere around 5:30 am each morning I roll out of bed and roll up to my computer. Blurry eyed, before I brew up my first cup of tea, I grab the mouse and check Google, searching the phrase "taste & smell patents", recording the results. On …Read More

  6. Intellectual Property’s Next Big Wave Taste & Smell Patents

    Roughly ten years ago I was involved in a conversation with some patent attorneys over the question of whether someone could patent a smell. The conclusion they reached was yes, as long as there was some system in place for defining smells.Enter the October 4, 2004 announcement that two Americans we…Read More

  7. Top 10 Trends in Innovation

    Key Factors Most Affecting Innovation in the US Innovation is a broad area of the US economy that means vastly different things to different people. The definition is even widely debated depending on the context of its use. In preparation for the upcoming Colorado Innovation SummitTM we have been ex…Read More

  8. Abandoning Our Young

    Colorado's Cash Crisis is Hanging Startups Out to Dry The engines of Colorado's job creation have gone silent. R&D purse strings remain tightly drawn. In 2004, total U.S. R&D expenditures are expected reach $284 billion, a rise of just 1.3% in inflation-adjusted dollars. Of this sum money ea…Read More

  9. The Coming Collapse of Income Tax

    A System on the Verge of Self-Destruction Within the next ten years the income tax system in the United States will be dismantled. A number of emerging new forces coupled with the universal dislike of the system will soon gain enough of a toehold to cause it to collapse. State income tax systems wil…Read More

  10. The Innovation Crisis

    We have reached an innovation crisis. Innovation has been squeezed out of our world much like juice out of an orange as its being forced into a juicer. During the past three years the United States has lost its competitive edge. Our dismal economy has forced the failure of many emerging technologies…Read More