Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today

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October 22nd, 2008

Future Economic Forecast – The Next 24 Months

The past few weeks have seen the unfolding of the financial crisis and meltdown of global equity markets.  During this time I have been traveling across North America giving speeches about the future to groups of CEOs and business owners.  In every instance, the primary concern of everyone has been what the short and long […]

 

 

October 15th, 2008

The Collapse of the Third Economic Wave

A  column here two weeks ago placed the financial crisis within a historical context. The financial meltdown is part of the disruptive transition from the Information Age to the Shift Age.  We are moving through a period of turmoil when the old order is being replaced by a new order.  The nation state economic model […]

 

 

October 6th, 2008

Two Damaged Brands Revisited

More than a year ago, I wrote a column about two damaged brands. One damaged brand was the “Made in China” brand and the other was the well respected financial brand of Wall Street.  At that time China was dealing with the fact that pet food produced in China was killing pets all over the […]

 

 

September 30th, 2008

The Financial Crisis – Part Two

The current financial crisis is part of a larger realignment going on in the world.  There is a new Age that is beginning and with it comes a new restructuring of many facets of human life.  We are now entering the Shift Age, which is the global stage of human evolution.  This means that many […]

 

 

September 21st, 2008

The Financial Crisis – Part One

As a futurist, I view the financial crisis that exploded last week from a high level, long term perspective.  The macro forces that are reshaping our world must be considered when such a crisis occurs.  In addition this particular crisis will force us to reevaluate long held economic ideals that may no longer have validity […]

 

 

September 16th, 2008

The Physical Nature of Memory

One of Salvador Dali’s greatest paintings is called “The Persistence of Memory”.  Last week the results of a new study were published in Science magazine that conclusively prove the physical nature of that persistence.  In what other scientists have called a ‘foundational study’ a team of researchers from America and Israel have discovered and documented […]

 

 

September 7th, 2008

Future of Energy – The Price of Oil

Recently, people have been asking me a lot of questions about the fluctuating price of oil “What is the price of oil going to be?”  “Was the recent price spike of $147 a barrel an all-time high that we won’t see again?”  And “Will the global economic slowdown drive the price of oil back down […]

 

 

September 1st, 2008

Convergence and Connectivity in the Home

Last week the Internationale Funkausstellung was held in Berlin.  This is the largest consumer electronics convention in Europe, equaling and perhaps surpassing the CES show that occurs every January in Las Vegas.  One of the central themes behind major new product launches was the Internet and the central role it is now beginning to play […]

 

 

August 24th, 2008

The Oceans are Beginning to Die

It was two years ago that I first wrote about ocean dead zones. These are areas of the ocean that, due to a lack of oxygen, no longer sustain any life.  While dead zones can happen naturally, they usually are caused by the results of human activity.  A primary cause is nitrogen-rich nutrients from agricultural […]

 

 

August 18th, 2008

Moving Toward the Ultimate Interface

The human creation of content and the human interface with computers has, for a century, been based upon the use of keyboards. Typewriters, then electric typewriters were used for all forms of written documents be it letters or books. This was used as the data entry for computers in the early days of mainframes. When […]

 

 

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