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May 18th, 2020

Covid-19 and Our Near-Term Future

[Much of this column was originally published in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune] We have entered not only a Depression but the most disruptive decade in human history.  My next book will be published in about two weeks and the title is “The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History”  You can sign up for a notification […]

 

 

May 12th, 2020

The Futurist Becomes the Canary in the Mine

[Note: this column was just published in Medium  a great place for thoughtful commentary.  Please follow me there as well as here.  Thank you!] In 2015–2016 I stood down from traveling around the world speaking about the future to publish a book on climate change and then to set up a global non-profit  to create […]

 

 

May 4th, 2020

The First Depression of the 21st Century

[Much of this was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  Expanded because of no space limitations here]  Yes. The dreaded D-word. The one prognosticators are dancing around. “Could this be a Depression?” or, will this lead to “Depression-like numbers?” Folks, we are in a Depression! The first one in this century. There have been 11 recessions […]

 

 

April 28th, 2020

Baby Boomers and COVID-19

In the ample time available these days, one thinks of lots of things. Reflections on the future, of course, but also about this entire experience we are sharing.   We all have had the feeling, when going through a situation, that there was something vaguely familiar with the experience. Not déjà vu, but as though […]

 

 

April 20th, 2020

Earth Day? No it is the Earth Century!

NOTE:  11 years ago I wrote the column below.  I did it because I was getting pitched about Earth Day ideas I should write about.  As in people wanted to tout what they were going to do for Earth Day.  I simply lost it.  Don’t talk to me about Earth Day, Earth Month, Earth Year […]

 

 

April 13th, 2020

COVID-19 / Crowdsourcing

COVID-19 is becoming the biggest crowdsourcing event in history

 

 

April 6th, 2020

Technology in the Time of Pandemic

  [Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] I will never forget the first time I was able to surf the Internet with a high-speed T-1 line in the mid-1990s.  The aha insight for me was that, ultimately, everything that existed in the physical world would have to be designed and invented […]

 

 

March 31st, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in a Time of Pandemic – 2

The COVID-19 pandemic is a dangerous one. It has triggered many new patterns of behavior. Some will stick and will change our society permanently; some will fade away. There’s a widespread questioning of who and what to trust. Collectively, we are getting closer and yet more distant, simultaneously. We are finding new ways to look […]

 

 

March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 and the U.S.: Short -Term Probabilities and Long-Term Possibilities

[Note:  this was just published on The Sarasota  Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank web site.] [Preamble – As a futurist my mind is exploding with all the possible long-term disruptions inherent in the global COVID-19 reality. In addition, I have supplemented my 200+ inbound emails, content aggregators, research newsletters with some information provided […]

 

 

March 17th, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in the Time of Pandemic – 1

The magnitude and probable consequences of this gargantuan black swan event will be significant and numerous.  Realizations, insights, revelations, probabilities, and forecasts keep coming to me as this all sinks in. Here are just some of what may lie ahead both in the near term, and more significantly in the long term.  Each of these […]

 

 

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