1. 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

  2. The Future of the Avatar

    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

  3. Capturing Real Human Intelligence

      Next Generation Thinking Machines   Artificial intelligence in the past has been a top-down exercise of simulating the actions and behaviors of people. Given the wide range of decision-making processes that the average person uses in their day to day activities, the problem-sets that needed to b…Read More

  4. When Our Data Leaves Us Naked

    Will the convergence of search technology and RFID chips improve our lives or forever put us in a fishbowl for all to see? Findability Vs Spyability Has this ever happened to you? Over the years, my eyes have grown progressively myopic. I don’t mind my fuzzy view of things distant. My short range …Read More

  5. 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

  6. Altering Our Dependencies… one snip at a time

    My granddaughter, Dez, and I rarely see eye to eye. But we have a relationship where we are heavily dependant upon each other   I’m a bit like film director Robert Zemeckis who co-wrote the screenplay Back to the Future. I notice those little things that have disappeared, fond memories of my chil…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Creating the Ultimate Small Storage Particle

    Creating the Ultimate Small Storage Particle When will we reach an endpoint? The answer (after the jump) will surprise you “When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.” - Niels Bohr, reci…Read More