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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 […]

 

 

January 16th, 2018

Don’t Just Look at the Technology

January is the time of year that there are hundreds, if not thousands of stories about the new tech gadgets and technological innovations coming this year and next.  This is largely due to the year starting out with the CES show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Both shows […]

 

 

July 12th, 2017

It is Now Daytime for the Electric Car

It was about 10 years ago that I started to write about electric cars in this space with this and this column.  It was clear to me then that, ultimately, they would become mainstream and become a significant percentage of cars driven in the developed countries of the world.  In early 2008, I forecast that 2010-2015 would be the dawn of the age of the electric car and of course it was.

 

 

June 21st, 2017

New Web Site Design!

By the time you receive this email or in the hours thereafter my new web site will be live. It is a full redesign of the site to update look, navigation, content and emphasis.

 

 

May 2nd, 2017

The Next 20 Years: 2017-2037

There will be more change in the next 20 years than any 20-50 year period in history. In fact, future historians may well look back on this time as a historical transit as significant as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance. It is hard to imagine any area of life that will […]

 

 

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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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