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September 20th, 2006

Always Faster

Just when you thought you had caught up with the ever increasing speed of technology, along comes another breakthrough to make you feel unnerved by the speed of change.  This week it was the stunning announcement of a breakthrough in chip technology that turned my head.  As I read the articles about this, the thought […]

 

 

September 18th, 2006

High Touch Media

[Last week I wrote a commentary piece for Media Daily News, a well respected on-line newsletter for media and advertising professionals, and a publication of MediaPost Communications.  As a futurist, with extensive experience in the fields of media and entertainment, I think that there is a new era we have entered in the world of […]

 

 

September 13th, 2006

Convergence and Disintermediation Enter the Living Room

Steve Jobs made the expected announcement that Apple would market the iTV , the gadget that will link the Apple computer in the den to the television set in the living room. Most of the reporting on this announcement was around the coming wave of downloading movies onto the computer and then transferring them to […]

 

 

September 12th, 2006

Sometimes it is Easy to See the Future – Number 2

A couple of months ago I made a post with this same  title.  I opened that post with the following language: “Across the full spectrum of human endeavor, it is often hard to see what the future might be. Trend lines can be seen, and directions understood, but specific pictures of the future can be […]

 

 

September 6th, 2006

Disintermediation: Guilty Pleasures

As readers of this blog know, I believe that, in many large and significant ways, disintermediation is a fundamental force of reorganization in the world today.  We live in one of those eras of disintermediation.  If you are new to this blog, check out the archive on this subject. We all have our guilty pleasures […]

 

 

September 5th, 2006

Real Estate Brokerage: Time to Dance to the Music of Disintermediation

In one of my posts on disintermediation, I stated that the residential real estate industry is and will be undergoing restructuring due to this force.  In that post and in another, when I defined disintermediation, I warned the real estate brokers that this was historically inevitable and that they needed to develop ways to be […]

 

 

August 31st, 2006

$100 Laptop – One Laptop Per Child

The first post I made here was about the significance of the MIT Media Lab and the fact that its founder, Nicholas Negroponte was taking a leave of absence to launch the noble effort of supplying $100 laptops to children in the Third World.  In the six months since that post, the $100 laptop has […]

 

 

August 28th, 2006

A Walk on the Beach

As a futurist I spend a lot of time looking for patterns — pattern recognition — and forces that may develop into trends.  This is just the way I look at the world, trying to connect the dots into patterns and directions that suggest the future.  However, in some cases it doesn’t take a futurist […]

 

 

August 21st, 2006

Twenty-Five Years Ago

It was twenty-five years ago this month that the PC was born.  In August of 1981 IBM launched the Personal Computer.  This of course was five years after Jobs and Wozniak came out with the Apple 1, but it was the PC, and it’s rapid acceptance first in the corporate world and then in homes […]

 

 

August 17th, 2006

Europe All the Time, New York When It Needs To

On a recent trip to Europe I was reminded of the fact that Europeans are so much more conservation oriented and energy efficient than Americans.  The lights in hotel hallways are off until you walk by the sensor or push a button; they go on for two minutes and then go off again.  Motion sensors […]

 

 

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