Evolution Shift
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July 13th, 2021

Congratulations Sir Richard!

Congratulations Sir Richard Branson on your first flight into space, on your own spacecraft!  It was a childhood dream made real.  That seemed to be your key message to those on earth; that if someone from the boomer generation could go from childhood cardboard to the creation of private space travel, what can the generations […]

 

 

September 8th, 2020

Entering the Global Stage of Human Evolution – Part One-

[This column is an excerpt from “The 2020s:  The Most Disruptive Decade in History”.  This was first published as a column in Medium] We are now in the global stage of human evolution. The Flow to Global is one of three flows of the Shift Age. The label “global” has become common. In the last […]

 

 

July 26th, 2020

Let’s Go to the Video Tape!

  As any aging boomer sports fan knows – particularly if you lived in NYC – that was the signature phrase used by Warner Wolf to go to the sports highlights of the day. It is perhaps as iconic a sports phrase as “Goooooooaaaaaaaal!!!” and “going, going, going… gone!” It’s a historic phrase from back […]

 

 

November 25th, 2019

The Significance of Singles Day

Singles Day was November 11, 2019 in China.  During that 24-hour period $38 billion in sales was reached, all on-line.  This is a phenomenal number when compared to more common American shopping metrics. Cyber Monday – the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving – generated $7.9 sales in 2018, all on-line in America. Of course, there are […]

 

 

November 4th, 2019

The First Internet Age Impeachment Trial

“The Medium is the Message”  – Marshall McLuhan It is fair to say that Dr. McLuhan is the greatest philosopher about media that has ever lived.  He wrote in the mid-20th Century and basically influenced how the world thought about Television. “The Global Village” was created by electronic media.  All his commentary on this subject […]

 

 

September 17th, 2019

Historical Disruption in the Automobile Industry

 100 years ago, the automobile industry was rapidly expanding in America. The internal combustion engine [ICE] autos were rolling out of factories in ever greater numbers. The prices had just come down, installment payment plans were created to fuel the sales of the auto companies and the automobile started to become part of the American […]

 

 

April 29th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age

[This golden oldie is the first of two columns on Elon Musk that I wrote four years ago in 2015.  To put it simply, Musk is truly on a level with all the great robber barons and scientists of 100-125 years, ago combined.  Each one of the names listed in the title represents a specific […]

 

 

August 6th, 2018

The World’s Fastest Computer

Recently, I visited Oak Ridge Laboratories in Knoxville, Tennessee. If that name sounds familiar, it is because it was one of the key places where the nuclear age was launched. It is the home of the Graphite Reactor where at 5 a.m. Nov. 4, 1943, spontaneous nuclear reactions began. Along with Chicago Pile 1 at […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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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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