Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today
2011
December 4th, 2011

Occupy

The Occupy Wall Street movement must be looked at from both a historical and future perspective.  If you have just received your information through the main stream media of this movement you do not have a clear picture of its significance. Occupy is a historically unprecedented movement.  In one month it went from several dozen […]

 

 

November 14th, 2011

How Fast?

[Note:  This column was published in the most recent Shift Age Newsletter.  You can sign up for a free subscription here.] It was one hundred and six years ago that Albert Einstein stated that the speed limit of the cosmos was the speed of light – 186,000 miles per second.  The speed of light, the […]

 

 

November 6th, 2011

Well, Hello Drachma!

The Eurozone is a mess.  Mathematics, common sense, recognition of a changed reality, and, yes, democracy have all taken a back seat to a deep-seated, ego-related loyalty to a broken idea from the 20th century.  This is one of a number of situations today where legacy thinking from the last century is propping up institutions […]

 

 

October 30th, 2011

Thomas Jefferson and Banks

Thomas Jefferson and Banks Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. He helped shape the ideal of a citizen’s democracy for America.  He was a visionary and evidently a futurist.  Here is what he said in 1802 about banking institutions: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our […]

 

 

October 9th, 2011

Farewell to a Futurist

Thank you, Steve. That is what we all have been saying in the past few days, usually with emotion, often deep emotion.  Life went on pause when I first heard the news.  My wife shed tears.  The statements – visual and written – that poured in evoked even more emotion.  How Steve touched people and […]

 

 

September 27th, 2011

The Pirates of Berlin

The recent elections in Berlin brought a breath of fresh air to the old, dull, gray landscape of political parties around the world.  At a time when it is hard to tell the difference between parties as they espouse old, tired, out-of-date ideas, along comes something completely different – the Pirate Party of Berlin. Prior […]

 

 

September 19th, 2011

Some Disturbing Thoughts About 2012

In the last three years, I have spoken about how 2012 might well be one of the most change-filled, disruptive years in America in recent memory.  It is a quadrennial election year.  It is the year of the Mayan Prophecy.  It figures to be a year of political conflict between those who want to hold […]

 

 

September 7th, 2011

Jargon

[Note: The following column was published in the last Shift Age Newsletter.  If you would like a free subscription to the Newsletter, please click here and fill out the short subscription form] Many of us attend conferences that are about certain topics, such as new technology, new behaviors or new forms of communicating. Speakers and […]

 

 

August 24th, 2011

The Macro Economic Forecast – 8/11

[Note:  This column was recently published in my Shift Age Newsletter. Please click here to sign up for a free subscription.] In the past few months – and particularly the past few weeks – I’ve been asked everyday about what I think the near-term economic future will be. People even ask me about the stock […]

 

 

August 8th, 2011

The Phrase “National Leaders” is Oxymoronic

I have stated the above words several hundred times to audiences around the world since my speaking career as a futurist started to take off in 2007. The context of the statement is my general “The Shift Age” presentation, when I say that we have entered the global stage of human evolution. Up through the […]

 

 

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