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March 21st, 2017

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry died. Chuck Berry invented Rock and Roll. As John Lennon once said: “ If you had to give Rock ‘n Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry” When someone creates/invents/births something so big it changes the world, are they just a profound creative genius or a futurist? If one thinks of […]

 

 

March 14th, 2017

The Price of Oil

  In some odd way I am an oil price geek. In 2006, when I was starting this blog and starting to speak full time about the future, I made a forecast that oil would get to $125 a barrel price in 2008. At the time it was trading around $70 a barrel, which was […]

 

 

February 27th, 2017

Now THIS is NEWS!

Last week Nature magazine published findings about a red dwarf sun – Trappist-1- that has seven Earth like planets orbiting it. This is nothing less than a major step forward in answering the question about whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the Cosmos. It is hard to imagine a more widely wondered question than […]

 

 

February 20th, 2017

Climate Change is Physics, Not Politics

The title of this column comes from a column my good friend, co-author of “This Spaceship Earth” and co-founder of ThisSpaceshipEarth.Org Tim Rumage. His column was “Physics is Not Political”. Well worth the quick read. That column came to mind two weeks ago when a very special event occurred. The Wise Elders of the Republican […]

 

 

February 7th, 2017

The Times They Are A Changin

This is the Transformation Decade a name I coined on 01/01/10. The dictionary definition of transformation is “ a change in form, appearance, nature or character” Given the current political, social and economic climate in America and the world today, this description certainly pertains. Most institutions, certainly businesses are actively going through some form of […]

 

 

January 24th, 2017

Physical Retail Will Continue to Collapse

2017 will see the continuation of the collapse of physical retail. There will be many more store closings this year following the recent announcements from Macy’s, Sears, and K-Mart. This is something I have been forecasting for years. Back in January 2009 I wrote: “Retailing is in a free fall.  There will be numerous bankruptcies […]

 

 

January 17th, 2017

2017 Forecasts – Technology

In the last two columns about 2017 I took a look at the big picture and at the global economic, energy and geopolitical landscape. Much disruption ahead!  Please notice that the title of this column is NOT Technology Trends for 2017. Trends do not happen within a year. Any such titled column is really about […]

 

 

January 10th, 2017

2017 Forecasts – Part Two

In the last column here I discussed the lens of transformation relative to all the change going on in the world today. I also noted the unpredictability of a Trump Presidency and that it will obviously affect some forecasts in degrees. In addition a look at the U.S. and Global Economy, starting with the problems […]

 

 

January 3rd, 2017

A First Look into 2017 – High Level Thoughts

2016 was really a year to test all of us one way or another. Beloved icons died, anger and resentment determined elections, and what we thought was reality turned out to not be. Disorientation, death, disruption, depression and delight were all felt by large portions of humanity, as the year landed body blows to the […]

 

 

December 13th, 2016

2016 Election: Political Parties

The headline is simple: 2016 is the beginning of the end of the two party duopoly in the United States. As stated in an earlier column, when a duopoly brings to market the two least respected and liked “products” in history, it is no longer functional and responsive. More on what 2020 might look like […]

 

 

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