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December 16th, 2010

The Next Stage of Space Travel

A couple of months ago, I was fortunate enough to be given a hard hat tour of Spaceport America. This is where the next stage of space travel will begin in the next 18 months.  This is where the dream of private citizens flying into space will be realized. Spaceport America is in New Mexico, […]



November 30th, 2010

The Future Shows Up in Our Living Room

[Note:  Most of this column appeared in the recent Shift Age Newsletter #9,  you can access the Archive and sign up for free subscription available here ] Sometimes a new product will come to market that completely alters how we view the world, changing the landscape of possibility and making us see future possibilities. Whether […]



October 27th, 2010

Was This Just Short Term Greed Versus Long Term Thinking or the Early Sound of a Death Rattle?

The Fox – Cablevision stand-off has been cast as a financial stalemate between a content supplier and a distributor.  Fox wants more money for their broadcast stations and Cablevision doesn’t want to pay more. Broadcasters have viewed revenue generated from must carry rules as a now essential revenue stream for their stations since their audiences […]



October 12th, 2010

01/01/10-10/10/10-11/10/10-11/11/10 01/01/11-10/10/11- 11/10/11 – 11/11/11

In the Industrial Age we lived with an economy based upon atoms.  In the Information Age we created an economy based upon bits.  The zeros and ones in the title of this column of course represent the digits upon which the Information Age is based. On 01/01/10 I wrote a column naming the decade 2010-2020 […]



September 26th, 2010

The Fall of Our Discontent

Fall is a time of change and new beginnings. The lazy days of summer become a memory. A new school year is upon us. The calendar marches on toward a new year. In the past few weeks, I have begun what I refer to as my Fall Speaking Tour, during which I am constantly moving […]



September 8th, 2010

San Jose Knows the Way

I travel a lot. Delivering 100+ speeches a year means I am in multiple airports most weeks of the year. This allows me to do an ongoing comparative analysis of airport design: what works, what doesn’t work, and what each city thinks travelers want and need. Many airports are just old-fashioned, out of date and […]



September 1st, 2010

Revisiting a Forecast About the Future of Cable Television

Last November, I wrote a column here about the future of cable television.  In that column from last November I forecast: “Cable television subscriptions will experience noticeable percentage declines in the next three to five years.” Last week it was announced that for the first time in history paid television subscriptions dropped 216,000 with cable […]



August 25th, 2010

A Video Update on Past Columns

In a recent television interview I touched on some points that regular readers will realize have been forecasts I have made in this column over the past couple of years. Over a short but wide ranging interview with Chicago Fox News Anchor Bob Sirott  I touched on forecasts previously made about thrift being the new […]



August 4th, 2010

A Futurist’s Forecast for e-Books

The recent announcement from Amazon that in the past three months they had sold more e-books for their Kindle reader than hardcover books is significant.  It confirms that 2010 will be the year of lift off for e-books.  Amazon said that it sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books, including hardcovers for which […]



July 13th, 2010

A Relevant Past Column – Privacy

As a futurist I often feel as though I live in a déjà- vu world. I write about something and then months or years later it occurs or becomes something that is on the minds of a lot of people. This is the first of what may be occasional columns from years past written here […]



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