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March 18th, 2011

Shift Age Forecasts – A Deeper Look: The Reorganizational Recession of 2007-2010

In the last column here, I pointed out that a number of my Shift Age forecasts have come true. I wrote about several of them and how I get an odd sense of déjà vu when these forecasts become reality. In this and coming columns, I will revisit them – not to gloat, but to […]

 

 

February 25th, 2011

Shift Age Forecasts

In the past I have written that as a futurist, it sometimes feels like I live in a state of déjà vu. I spend a lot of time researching and looking into the future to develop the forecasts and trends that I write and speak about. I experience them, see them, and have varying degrees […]

 

 

January 2nd, 2011

2011: The Shift Age is Clearly Here

01/01/11 is the second digital New Year’s Day in a row.  A year ago it was 01/01/10, also zeros and ones, the two digits of the Information Age of computers.  That column, called “The Transformation Decade” seemed to resonate immediately as it was widely sourced in the blogosphere and retweeted globally on Twitter.  I created […]

 

 

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 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 […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

June 6th, 2010

A 21st Century City – Part Two

In my last column I wrote about Dubai and that it is a 21st Century city.  As a futurist I felt at home being there as it feels like a city that is fully looking forward rather than stuck in a legacy past.  In this column I want to take a look at some of […]

 

 

March 23rd, 2010

20th Century Versus 21st Century

In the past year I have found that framing conversations about certain topics with the context of being of the 20th century or of the 21st century to be clarifying for most people. I have written extensively about humanity being in transition between the Information Age and the Shift Age.  Those who have heard me […]

 

 

January 27th, 2010

The Massachusetts Senate Election and Thomas Jefferson

As a futurist, it is imperative to be a student of history.  The macro trends, rhythms, and forces of the past can be of great assistance when trying to see ahead clearly.  In the case of the Massachusetts Senate Election I found myself understanding it within the context of American history.  So, Thomas Jefferson a […]

 

 

January 1st, 2010

The Transformation Decade

This new decade, 2010-2020, will be known as the Transformation Decade. The definitions of transformation are several: the act or process of transforming, the state of being transformed, change in form, appearance, nature, or character. Don’t those definitions feel like what has been already going on in your life and the world?  Many of us […]

 

 

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