1. Future of Work: The New Age of Employment

    For the past century, the work of every car designer has focused on one central activity – driving! The art of creating the perfect driving experience has been extremely complicated, with humans coming in a variety of shapes and sizes and the car itself evolving into far more than just a machine. …Read More

  2. Seven ways digital twins will affect your life in 2028 and beyond

    Recently I was given a behind-the-scenes tour of Siemens Robotics Lab in Princeton, NJ where they demonstrated digital twin technology on a self-organizing manufacturing process. For those of you new to the concept, a digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-life physical product, building…Read More

  3. 52 Future Degrees Colleges Are Not Offering Yet

    I was thoroughly intrigued when I found out the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado was offering a degree in asteroid mining. Yes, the idea of extracting water, oxygen, minerals, and metals from an asteroid sounds like science fiction to most people, but it’s not that far away.  In fac…Read More

  4. The Mannequin Vs. Model Showdown is Coming

    "If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window." Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw …Read More

  5. Mini Airports: Coming to a city near you

    As a futurist, I often get questions about flying cars. Well, the bad news is that we will never actually get to the flying car era that many have imagined, but flying drone taxis are similar and will prove to be far better. And the best part is they’re right around the corner. When flying drones …Read More

  6. Creating the self-delivering package

    A couple years ago I was asked to keynote the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating event where thought leaders from around the world gathered to discuss next-generation postal systems. I focused my talk around a central…Read More

  7. Pushing the Envelope of Human Existence 

    Having been born and raised on a small rural farm in South Dakota, I grew up with a very narrow perspective of the rest of the world. With only two TV channels and three radio stations to pick from, our news options were very limited. As a teenager, watching the nightly newscasts on television, I wa…Read More

  8. Should we gamify citizenship?

    We live in a world filled with status symbols. Every well-written resume is chocked full of symbols of distinction ranging from academic accomplishments, job titles, published works, personal endorsements, memberships, patents, awards, and more. However, most of these achievements go unnoticed. For …Read More

  9. Life begins at a billion moments

    When does artificial intelligence become real intelligence? And how do we define real intelligence? This is a question that AI experts and people in the tech community have been wrestling with for some time, a question that has led to “the billion moment theory.” The theory goes something like t…Read More

  10. Turbulent times ahead for cities: 63 looming issues

    Cities are in trouble. Never before have we seen such a massive convergence of technologies affecting cities as profoundly as we see today. Very few have looked at tech adoption rates as something to monitor. The current retail apocalypse is just the tip of the iceberg as many cities in the U.S. ar…Read More