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May 14th, 2006

Part of the Job Description of a Futurist

The “Remember When Gas Was Cheap?”  post on 4/20/06 provoked a lot of response. That post looked back at the rise of gas prices, written from the future perch of 4/20/09. In that futuristic look back to see how gas went from $3.00 in April, 2006 to the $7.33 price in April, 2009, I wrote […]

 

 

May 12th, 2006

A Truly Great Question!

“The future, what’s that?” -Belisario, one of a group of hunter-gatherers who left the Columbian jungle to join the modern world This was the “Quotation of the Day” from yesterday’s New York Times.  It was lifted from the remarkable front page article about the Nukak-Maku and that a group of almost 80 of this Stone Age […]

 

 

May 11th, 2006

Disintermediation #2: A Deeper Look

[Reader note: in the short life of this blog your feedback has been important. There have been two format suggestions that have been made several times. First, people have said they like the orginal ideas, depth of content and the writing. Second they have said that they often do not have the time to read […]

 

 

May 3rd, 2006

Solving the Energy Crisis and Saving Ourselves

The issue of energy and the systemic societal addiction to petroleum around the world is at the top of the list of important issues we now face.  It, more than any other current issue affects how the future of humanity will be written.  As stated in the ‘blog origins’ section of this site, I believe we […]

 

 

April 28th, 2006

A Couple of ‘Rogue’ Recommendations

I want to take a momentary break in the discussion of the future price of oil, disintermediation and the Future of Today to express a personal message of thanks. Yesterday this blog received kind words of recommendation from Stephen J. Dubner on the www.freakonomics.com web site.  As practically any reader with any amount of world […]

 

 

April 25th, 2006

An Odd Week for a Futurist

I wrote the last post, “Remember When Gas Was Cheap?” a week ago. I based my predictions on both looking ahead and on research regarding the history of gasoline prices in the United States. In that post I predicted that gas would be $7.33 in April of 2009 and that oil would be at $137 […]

 

 

April 20th, 2006

Remember When Gas Was Cheap?

[Readers please note that this post is written as a post to the blog April 20, 2009] Remember when gas was cheap? Remember back in 2006 when gas was just above $3.00 a gallon and it was the top story on the evening newscasts? Well that now looks like the ‘good old days’. Yesterday the […]

 

 

April 14th, 2006

Disintermediation: a Buzz Word to Bring Back

Disintermediation was one of the buzz words of the late 1990s when Internet 1.0 was filling people with euphoria about how the world would change. Within the context of that time, Internet evangelists were saying that the Internet would largely eliminate the transactional middleman. This clearly came to pass in the travel industry as people […]

 

 

April 3rd, 2006

In the Future, let’s all get caught napping

Recently there have been a number of articles in the MSM about sleep. They all basically take the general point of view that Americans are ‘sleep deprived’, that we all need 8 hours of sleep but aren’t getting it and that this sleep deprivation takes its’ toll across all aspects of society. Many of these […]

 

 

March 22nd, 2006

You (Might Have) Read it Here First

The writings here are about the future. I take a look at the Present through a futuristic filter. This means that of course to some degree, I am predicting what might happen in the future. Even knowing that, it was thrilling to find that already, in the very short life of this new blog, something […]

 

 

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