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April 5th, 2018

Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age

In 2013, after Snowden made his massive data dump, I was prompted to do a deep dive into the concept of Privacy.  This led to the writing and publishing of “Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” a short, e-book only, look at this topic. In the wake of the Facebook […]

 

 

March 27th, 2018

Facebook: What are You Going to Do?

In a recent column I suggested that 2018 would be a year when Big Tech, particularly Facebook would face issues and problems and that it no longer would be living in a criticism free zone.  In the last six to nine months I have stated that I thought that the total number of active Facebook […]

 

 

March 13th, 2018

Trump is the First Warhol U.S. President

[This column first appeared at The Sarasota Institute, a 21st century think tank that I co-founded with Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss in 2017.  Please visit the site and if you like what you see, please sign-up for email notifications.  Thank you!]  This is a pretty catchy title isn’t it.  Thank you for reading.  You […]

 

 

February 4th, 2018

2018

The value I try to bring to audiences and readers is to be as accurate as possible about the future five years out and directionally accurate 10-15 years out. That said, as a futurist I am always asked about the near-term future as well.  The closer in, the more individuals and single events can affect […]

 

 

November 7th, 2017

Revisiting a 2016 Presidential Election Forecast

One of the more frivolous consequences of being a futurist is that I am always asked about “who’s going to win?”.  The Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup [by Canadians] and of course last year, the presidential election.  Sporting events I laughingly wave my hand at, but a national election encompasses dynamics that are larger and […]

 

 

October 31st, 2017

A Possible Financial Disruption in the Next Two Years

[Note: much of this column was recently published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] I am not a financial adviser nor an economist. I do not offer investment advice. I am instead very happy to be a futurist whose value is to forecast the future accurately up to five years out and directionally 10 to 15 years […]

 

 

September 26th, 2017

Harvey and Irma Show the Future is Now

  [Note: a significant amount of this column appeared on 9/25 in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. I live in Sarasota FL so there is a Florida emphasis here. ] These two hurricanes have dominated the news cycles for the past few weeks. Initially, there was hyperventilating weather and news coverage. Where will landfall be? When will […]

 

 

July 12th, 2017

It is Now Daytime for the Electric Car

It was about 10 years ago that I started to write about electric cars in this space with this and this column.  It was clear to me then that, ultimately, they would become mainstream and become a significant percentage of cars driven in the developed countries of the world.  In early 2008, I forecast that 2010-2015 would be the dawn of the age of the electric car and of course it was.

 

 

June 14th, 2017

It’s the Authenticity, Stupid!

The title of this column is an obvious lift from James Carville’s famous line about the 1992 election: “It’s the economy, stupid”.  That is probably the most quoted campaign statement from TV talking heads of all time, certainly since he uttered it 25 years ago.

 

In this past year [or two] of politics and elections, much has been made about what is going on with national elections.  The pundits have looked at what has happened largely through the lens of traditional political thinking.  The rise of populism and nationalism.  The global elite class leaving the eviscerated middle class and lower classes behind in the rush to embrace globalism.  Well, okay, that is certainly true to some degree.  But these lenses of traditional political thinking do not fully explain the realities of what has and is happening.

 

 

May 31st, 2017

Long Term Significant Economic Disruption Ahead

In a recent column here titled “The Next 20 Years: 2017-2037” I wrote: “There will be more change in the next 20 years than any 20-50 year period in history. In fact, future historians may well look back on this time as a historical transit as significant as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution or […]

 

 

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 3,500 CEOs in the last 10 years.

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