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June 4th, 2019

The Center is not Holding

This is taken from the great W.B. Yeats poem but with different spelling: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  The ceremony of innocence is drowned  The full poem, one of the great pieces of poetry, is at the bottom of […]

 

 

May 21st, 2019

The Three Economies

[ This is Chapter 4 of my latest book, which is the first of an eBook trilogy “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual. It was first published at the Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century think tank two weeks ago. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The […]

 

 

May 7th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age – Part Two

[This continues the publishing of  some past “golden oldie” columns from this 13 year-old blog about the future.  I am currently writing a trilogy of eBook about the need for a new global economy, so a good time to revisit some older columns that new subscribers might not have read.  Detail on the trilogy are […]

 

 

April 29th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age

[This golden oldie is the first of two columns on Elon Musk that I wrote four years ago in 2015.  To put it simply, Musk is truly on a level with all the great robber barons and scientists of 100-125 years, ago combined.  Each one of the names listed in the title represents a specific […]

 

 

April 23rd, 2019

The Earth Century

[Note to readers:  I am deep in writing a trilogy of eBooks with a tight deadline.  So I have decided to bring back some columns from the past, that many recent new subscribers might not have seen.  Since I am a futurist, I am called upon to make forecasts.  My firm commitment is to be […]

 

 

April 16th, 2019

Painfully Correct

[Note to readers:  I am deep in writing a trilogy of eBooks with a tight deadline.  So I have decided to bring back some columns from the past, that many recent new subscribers might not have seen.  Since I am a futurist, I am called upon to make forecasts.  My firm commitment is to be […]

 

 

March 27th, 2019

Innovation is Out of Date

 The title of this column is the title of a Power Point slide I often use in my presentations to CEOs, businesses and general audiences.  Though slightly tongue in cheek it is a true statement.  The point of the slide is that in the Shift Age all aspects of life have so sped up that […]

 

 

February 26th, 2019

It is Wealth Inequality, Stupid!

In the last 25 years global wealth inequality has increased to historic levels. Recent articles suggest that we have returned to 1920s era levels.  Basic history knowledge informs us what happened at the end of the 1920s in October 1929. The last 40 years has been very good to the top 1%, .01% and the […]

 

 

January 15th, 2019

Revolution in the Air?

The recent Yellow Jacket demonstrations all across France in the last month is just the most recent revolt against growing global wealth inequality.  Of course, the French have always been prone to revolution and revolt.  The French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the revolt in 1832 which is the basis for […]

 

 

January 1st, 2019

2019

All aspects of life will continue to change in an accelerated way. The speed of technological change today is the slowest it will be for the rest of our lifetimes. The last year of the Transformation Decade is now here.  During the 2010-2020 decade many aspects of life changed their nature, shape, character and form. […]

 

 

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